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Tue
30
Mar
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First Batch Of iPads Appear Sold Out

Apple is no longer promising that new orders of its iPad will be shipped on the official launch date. It appears the first batch of 700,000 units has already sold out. The iPad is set to launch in stores by April 3rd, 2010, and until recently people ... placing pre-orders had been told their iPads would ship on the same day. However, Apple has now revised its website to say that pre-orders after Sunday won't ship until April 12th. (Source: 9to5mac.com ) Additionally, those users placing pre-orders from now on will not have the option of picking up the device in a store. Those who've already ... (view more)

Wed
17
Mar
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iPad Hype High as Weekend Pre-Orders Top 150,000

Say what you will about the iPad's unique (or, according to some critics, 'questionable') design, the upcoming Apple device is already being well received by consumers. In its first weekend of pre-order availability, the iPad sold over 150,000 ... times, at one point moving at a rate of 25,000 per hour. Apple's iPad became available for pre-order last Friday. During that first full day of availability, sales peaked at an incredible 25,000 units per hour, before cooling off to about 1,000 an hour on Sunday evening. Cumulatively, sales for the three-day period reached 152,000 units. iPad Early ... (view more)

Wed
10
Mar
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Apple iPad Release Date Confirmed, No Internet Sharing

Apple has confirmed that the first iPads will be available to US customers on April 3rd, 2010. However, some users will be disappointed to learn it won't be useable as a makeshift modem for other devices. The first batch released will be WiFi only. ... The model adding 3G connectivity, meaning Internet-based apps can be used anywhere, will be available in late-April. Both models are set to be released in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late-April as well, before appearing in other countries later this year. US customers can pre-order both models ... (view more)

Thu
11
Feb
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Apple iPad Price Drop Expected If Early Sales Slow

Apple is said to be prepared to make quick price cuts for its iPad tablet if sales don't take off as planned. The news comes as a survey claims the public has actually become less interested after hearing about the device, though the figures don't ... necessarily bear that claim out. It's perfectly normal practice for a new gadget to be sold at a high price at first and then reduced later on. That makes commercial sense as it means the firm gets the most revenue possible from so-called "early adopters" and then drops the price to capture the mass market. In this case, however, it appears the ... (view more)

Thu
04
Feb
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Apple iPad to Support Virtual Windows 7

When a traditional PC user takes his or her first glance at the new Apple iPad : two questions might come to mind: first, "is that design going to work?" and second -- "do I have to use Mac OS X?" Thanks to a company called Citrix Systems, the ... resounding answer, it would appear, is 'no'. According to reports, the company will be bringing a version of Windows 7 to the Apple iPad by route of virtual installation when the much-anticipated device is released later this spring. iPad Display, Resolution Ideal for Virtual Win7 In a blog post earlier this week, Citrix Systems' ... (view more)

Mon
01
Feb
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Security Advisors Warn of Poisoned iPad Search

There are a handful of people already cashing in on the iPad , well before Apple has had a to release the product to the masses. Security officials are warning computer enthusiasts everywhere to approach with caution when visiting a website ... containing information about the iPad device. That's because a number of fraudsters have rigged their websites that promise pertinent information on the tablet computer, but instead deliver a malware payload to the user visiting the site. Hackers "Poison" Online Searches According to Ivan Macalintal of Trend Micro, hackers tend to "poison" online searches ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jan
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Win7 Tablet PC's to Rival iPad, HP Slate Due Soon

Apple's new iPad is making plenty of headlines this week. But Microsoft, and the PC sector in general, are quick to highlight the Windows-based tablet computers which will rival the device. The most conspicuous response to Apple's iPad launch came ... from Hewlett Packard (HP), which has released a YouTube video showing off its forthcoming HP Slate. That's a tablet computer announced earlier this month running Windows 7 and apparently set-up to handle electronic books bought from Amazon's store. Though the device is produced by HP, Microsoft is heavily involved in promoting it. Indeed, Microsoft ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jan
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Apple Finally Unveils New iPad, Tablet-based PC

Apple unveiled its latest invention, dubbed the "iPad" at a press conference yesterday and to millions of potential television viewers. So, what does the iPad look and feel like? iPad: Hardware Details Some suggest that the iPad is essentially an ... oversized iPhone with longer battery life and a larger screen. And, unlike most laptops, netbooks, or tablet PCs, the iPad doesn't have a flip-top design. Instead, the iPad is merely a tablet, weighing only 1.5 pounds (about twice as heavy as Amazon's last Kindle) and comes preloaded with the standard iPhone fare, including Safari, Music, ... (view more)

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