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Yahoo iPad app screenshots

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2010

Some screenshots of Yahoo’s iPad app have surfaced, and it looks way better than their website and uses the iPad’s screen space well. In just a few days the iPad will start shipping, so it’s time to start thinking about apps.

This one will be on your list just because it looks so nice. They did a great job with the UI. I hope others are paying attention. Not at all what you would expect from Yahoo.

New iPad pre-orders will not ship until April 12

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2010

The date for iPad pre-orders has been shifted back to April 12th, according to Apple’s website. People who have pre-ordered before today can still expect to get their iPads on April 3rd, so no worries there.

But those pre-ordering today & after should not expect the pre-orders to arrive before April 12th. The change suggests that Apple has completely sold out of the original online amount of WiFi iPads. 3G iPad models still have a shipping date of “late April.”

iPad App Store screenshots

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2010

You’ve been dying to know what the App Store is like on the iPad, right? Well, here ya go. App tracking and analytics site AppAnnie discovered these shots while “searching for clues” on the device and is sharing them with the world.

One thing that you will notice is that Apple will be using HD to mark applications that have been tweaked in a special iPad version, or have had their resolution upped. You might also notice some apps that aren’t available on the iPhone right now, like the $49.99 OmniGraffle.

WSJ on iPad for $17.99 a month

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is running a piece on itself, quoting “a person familiar with the matter” who says that The WSJ plans to charge subscribers $17.99 per month for iPad subscriptions. That’s not a bad price, since the print version of the WSJ costs about $29 per month. But is it in line with what people want to pay for the content digitally?

Magazines are apparently ready to offer weekly or monthly editions from the start, not annual subscriptions. According to sources, the April issue of Esquire magazine will arrive in downloadable format without advertisements for only $2.99, which is $2 less than the newsstand price, and will include five music videos to show off the device’s multimedia. Then there’s a full iPad issue of Men’s Health that matches the $4.99 regular price.

Swarovski iPad, an affordable alternative to the diamond model

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2010

You want the diamond encrusted iPad right? You want some bling in your life. But you just can’t afford $20,000. Not in this economy. Well, maybe you have $2,250 for a Swarovski iPad?

Bargain bling if you will. CrystalRoc has outfitted the $500 iPad in Swarovski crystals to con you and your rich friends. There are 6000 crystals and you can purchase a 32 GB version directly from CrystalRoc by the end of April.

Apple offering discounted iPad 10-packs to educational institutions

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

Apple has now started promoting its 10-pack iPad bundles for educational institutions. Insert packaged maxi-pad jokes here. When purchased in a pack, the price of the iPad goes down by $20 per iPad, or $40 per iPad if purchased with AppleCare.

Purchasing iPads in bundles like this also helps the environment since packaging is reduced by eliminating separate retail boxing for each device. You should not have to buy pads one at a time. Ask any woman. In each package you get ten iPads and the USB-to-Dock connector cables, power adapters, and one set of documentation.

Diamond iPad for $19,999

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2010

Hey there Richie Rich. You might want to hold off on that iPad purchase. I know, you were hoping to look douchey and get it as soon as everyone else, but just hold up a sec. Here’s one that will make you look even more douchey.

The usual downsides apply here. No flash support, non-replaceable battery, the very real certainty that you will be mugged and die, just to name a few. It’s covered with 11.43 carats of diamonds, graded G/H in color, VS2/SI1 in clarity etc.

Apple will replace iPad with new one for $99 if your battery dies

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2010

With all of the hype surrounding the iPad in the past couple of days, here’s something you might have missed. A page on Apple’s Web site dealing with Battery Replacement. According to the FAQs if your iPad dies “due to the battery’s diminished ability to hold an electrical charge,” Apple will replace it for you for a fee. $99 plus shipping, which comes out to $105.95 per unit.

That’s right. For a $99 service fee, they’ll send you a replacement iPad. Of course it won’t have your data, but if you sync it with your computer you already have it all. It’s a surprisingly generous solution from Apple.

iPad Pre-Order numbers

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 13th, 2010

Apple iPad PreSale starting todayAccording to Forbes, Apple was selling pre-orders for the iPad at a rate of about 25,000 an hour yesterday morning. The numbers aren’t exact at this point and very unscientific. It’s based on differences between the order numbers assigned to early buyers. Not official Apple numbers.

But if it is accurate, here’s how it compares to some initial figures during the debut of the iPhone and iPhone 3G S. There were no pre-orders for the first iPhone, but roughly 200,000 phones were sold in stores on the first day that the phone was available. With the iPhone 3GS there were reportedly “hundreds of thousands” of pre-orders.

Apple iPad Pre-Order Starting Today, 5:30 AM PST

Posted in iPad by Darrin Olson on March 12th, 2010

Apple iPad PreSale starting todayApple told us pre-orders for the iPad would be starting today at about 5:30 AM PST, 8:30 AM for those of you standing in line on the east coast. Currently, as usual when Apple has a new product being added, the Apple Store is done with a note that they will “be back soon”, no doubt with a new landing page featuring pre-orders for the Apple iPad.

Pre-orders are going to be available for only the Wi-Fi version, which would then arrive on April 3rd. If you’re set on the 3G model you’ll have to wait until later on in April. The 16GB version of the WiFi only model will be going for $499, while the 32GB version will be $699.

Apple’s iPad Will Not Tether to iPhone

Posted in iPad by Darrin Olson on March 7th, 2010

Apple iPad will not tether to iPhoneWhile the tech world is anxiously awaiting the launch of Apple’s iPad, a number questions still looming around the exact details of the device and its functionality. One of those questions which was queried directly to Steve Jobs himself was answered today, apparently by Steve Jobs himself.

The Swedish site Slashat.se reports they had sent a question directly to Apple’s CEO asking if the WiFi version of the iPad will support tethering to the iPhone, allowing 3G data access to the iPad. To this the answer came back simply as: “No. Sent from my iPhone.”

It’s official: iPad launches April 3, Pre-orders March 12

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 5th, 2010

It’s official. The iPad is launching in the US on April 3. The 3G model is coming later in the month. Pre-orders start on March 12. We still don’t have an exact date for the 3G model, but we know it’s in late April. Pre-orders start a week from today.

In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, both the Wi-Fi and 3G models are launching simultaneously in “late April.” Will there be shortages? How many native iPad apps will launch with it? Still so many questions.

Will there be an iPad shortage at launch?

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2010

Peter Misek from Canaccord Adams says that the iPad could have some components supply issues that would limit the number of units available worldwide at launch to 300,000 units for the month of March. Apparently, there’s an unspecified production problem at the contracting company that manufactures the iPad.

They had hoped to have 1M units ready by launch. Apple had said during the iPad’s unveiling that the iPad would be available “worldwide” in “60 days” for the WiFi version and in 90 day for the 3G enabled version, so maybe this will only affect the WiFi version?

Shenzhen TESO iPad clone

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2010

The iPad has yet to be released and clones are already hitting the market. Ironically, the Teso made iPad clone will be powered by the Windows 7 operating system, while featuring multi-touch, with the guts of a netbook inside. The device doesn’t even have a name yet.

Specifically, some specs include a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, a 10.1″ capacitive touchscreen display with 1,024 x 600 resolution, 1GB of RAM, GPS, 3G and a 3,000mAh battery. Nothing on price yet.

Initial iPad demand is greater than initial iPhone demand

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2010

Obviously the iPad has generated plenty of interest, but we are all waiting anxiously to find out just what the demand is. Well, according to a new survey, the iPad should do slightly better than the iPhone did initially. The survey found that of the 3,200 surveyed, 13% were somewhat likely or very likely to buy an iPad, compared to the 9% who said the same thing about the iPhone when it was first launched.

They also say that the iPad’s relatively low price is a significant factor. Only 8% of those surveyed were unwilling to pay Apple’s prices for the iPad, compared to 28% that said the initial iPhone prices were out of the question for them.