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[31 May 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,160 views]
2 Million iPads Sold

in less than sixty days. Apple® today announced that iPad™ sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year.
“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We appreciate their patience, …

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[30 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,452 views]
Meet China’s iPad: The ‘iPed’

Kotaku is reporting that a particular Chinese product called the iPed is too close to the iPad, you have to call it a rip-off.
According to this TBS news report, the iPed is on sale in Shenzhen, China. Shenzhen is the location of the largest Foxconn plant, where the iPhone and the iPad are manufactured. The iPed comes packaged in a box that looks like the iPod.
And is priced at the equivalent of ¥9,600 (US$105). The iPad is priced at ¥48,800 ($536) in The Land of the Rising Sun. The Japanese television …

Get Smarter!, iPad App Reviews »

[26 May 2010 | One Comment | 10,887 views]
Wired Magazine’s iPad Edition Goes Live

You can now read Wired Magazine on the iPad – in Magazine format, not just the articles we do today, on Wired.com. Its a huge step for Wired, to embrace the tablet so completely – and is definitely a big win for the iPad.

The tablet is our opportunity to make the Wired we always dreamed of. It has all the visual impact of paper, enhanced by interactive elements like video and animated infographics. We can offer you a history of Mars landings that lets you explore the red planet yourself. …

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[26 May 2010 | No Comment | 785 views]
Antitrust Inquiry on Apple iTunes?

NewYorkTimes is reporting that the Justice Department is ‘looking into’ Apple’s tactics in online music distribution.

The antitrust inquiry is in the early stages, these people say, and the conversations have revolved broadly around the dynamics of selling music online.
But people briefed on the inquiries also said investigators had asked in particular about recent allegations that Apple used its dominant market position to persuade music labels to refuse to give the online retailer Amazon.com exclusive access to music about to be released.
The antitrust inquiry is in the early stages, these people …

Create on the iPad, iPad App Reviews »

[24 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,744 views]
How the iPad is changing Art and Music

Robert Scoble has couple of videos and some quick pointers on how the iPad is changing Art and Music.
He has some examples of drawing portraits and composing tunes, both part of the list of scenarios we thought the iPad would serve, purely based on its form factor. The key thing, like we had suspected,  seems to be the form factor.
Link: How the iPad is changing Art and Music

Headline, iPad for Business »

[22 May 2010 | No Comment | 863 views]
iPad sales ‘beyond all expectations’

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster checked in with 50 U.S. Apple retail stores and found the iPad sold out or in limited supply at many of them.
“74 percent of the stores we checked were completely sold out of all iPad models. 26 percent had some WiFi models in stock, and no stores had any 3G models available,” the analyst reports.
“We note that the stores have implemented a reservation system, by which customers can request to be placed on a waitlist for future iPad shipments, notified upon arrival, and given 24 …

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[20 May 2010 | No Comment | 922 views]
Intel: iPad will be ‘Intel Inside’ some day

While Apple has designed its own processor to power the recently-launched iPad tablet PC, Tom Kilroy, Intel senior vice president and general manager of sales and marketing, said there could be opportunities for Intel in future versions of the iPad.
“They’ve got their product to market right now, and it doesn’t include an Intel chip,” Kilroy said at the Reuters Global Technology Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.
But, he said, “it would never be like Intel to not want to go discuss and engage Apple to win their business in another intercept point …

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[14 May 2010 | One Comment | 852 views]
‘Web Video is Not iPad Ready’

So, what percentage of web video is H.264  encoded? Obviously Apple and Adobe have different answers – but web video is not iPad Ready, yet. Depending on who you ask, anywhere between 26 percent and 66 percent of video on the web does not require Flash.

Earlier this month, Encoding.com said that 66 percent of the videos it processes are in iPad-friendly H.264, adding that this number reflects the wider Web. But MeFeedia, a video search engine, which says it catalogs millions of videos from 30,000 sources, pegs the H.264 universe at a …

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[4 May 2010 | One Comment | 3,412 views]
Apple: One Million iPads sold

28 days!!! Thats all it took for Apple to sell 1 million iPads – thats a run rate of more than 35000 iPads a day – by all estimates this is huge!

“One million iPads in 28 days—that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers.”
iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more …