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iPad 2 details surface

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on November 26th, 2010

Digitimes is reporting that Apple will be adding five new features to the iPad 2. These include video chat, a thinner glass panel for better portability, a USB port, new display technology and 3-axis gyroscopes. The video chat we’re talking about is likely FaceTime, so that means that the camera feature will be hitting the iPad.

The improved display could be Apple’s Retina Display. The USB port would be very welcomed by everyone. We’ll have to see how this rumor pans out. It does all make sense, but that doesn’t mean it’s true.

Richard Branson launching Project Magazine for iPad

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

Richard Branson is our favorite rich guy. He wants to put people in space. Enough said. Richard Branson is also funding an iPad-specific magazine, called Project. And what better way than on the iPad?

The magazine will cover content related to entertainment, travel, business, design and international culture. This, along with other recent news makes us wonder if Apple might be implementing subscription billing into the App Store. Seems like it might be coming soon.

Will Apple release the iPad 2 next April?

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2010

That’s the word on the street. That Apple will be launching an iPad 2 next April. Of course we all knew that Apple wasn’t going to stop with just one iPad. Analyst Brian Marshall of Gleacher thinks that the iPad 2 will be coming out once the CDMA version of the iPhone hits the market.

The rumor can be traced to Digitimes, who says that Apple has commissioned several companies to roll out high density interconnect boards for the device. We know it’s coming and right now April seems like a good bet.

Delta Air using iPad to make ordering food easier at JFK and LGA

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on November 19th, 2010

Delta Air is ready to embrace the iPad in a big way. OTG is the company that’s responsible for the overpriced menu selections at JFK International Airport and will soon debut at LGA as well. As of today they’re going to be using at least 200 iPads designed to be used for their customers, to check in, read articles, play games and even order food that will be served to you in your seat.

JFK Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 will be undergoing a makeover and OTG says that Gates 21 and 22 at Terminal 2 will be home to Chef Andrew Carmellini’s, of Locanda Verde fame, new Croque Madame mini-restaurant. Gate 15 in Terminal 3 will be home to Chef Jason Denton’s, of ‘Inoteca, Osteria Romana, and Bar Milano fame, new Bar Brace restaurant. New seating arrangements will include having an iPad at your table so you can order up.

$399 iPads showing up at TJ Maxx

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2010

The pic above is a 16GB WiFi iPad at a TJ Maxx in Vernon, NY. You might notice that they’re going for a relatively reasonable $399. Apparently you can also find them at stores in Ohio and New Jersey. One store said they were saving their stock for Black Friday.

Might be best to call the store first and see if yours has them. If not, there’s always the Apple store. If you don’t mind shopping at TJ Maxx that is.

iPads showing up at Sam’s Club starting at $488

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2010

Looks like you have another place to buy the iPad now as some tipsters are claiming that Sam’s Clubs are getting their iPads in and selling them at minor discounts. The 16GB Wifi starts at $488. It looks like Apple is discounting Wifis by $12 and 3Gs by $20.

So get yourself an iPad while you buy yourself some groceries in bulk. The iPad is officially everywhere now. Does this make you want to rush out to your nearest Sam’s Club and buy Apple products?

OpeniBoot lets you run Android on your iPad

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

This is similar to the Android on an iPhone hack that allowed the first-generation iPhone and iPhone 3G to get Android 2.2 Froyo loaded. Developers are now working together to get Android on the iPad tablet, allowing the device to dual-boot into either the normal iOS environment or to the Android OS.

This is great news for those iPad owners who love to use Android. You could run Flash content while in Android mode. It’s called the OpeniBoot project and developers are targeting the iBoot bootloader on iOS devices, so potentially other operating systems can also get dual-boot privileges, like Linux.

iPad is No. 3 holiday wish, after world peace and happiness

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2010

Dear santa, please bring me world peace and happiness. If you can’t do that, I’ll take an iPad. The Consumer Electronics Association just put out their top ten wish list, and world peace and happiness are the most popular wishes for the holidays. But failing that, we still want our toys.

The iPad is the third most wished for item, behind peace and happiness and a laptop. The iPad and the laptop even beat out other important things, like having the family together, good health, and money. Even though you need money to get an iPad.

iPad 2 commercials already shot by Apple?

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2010

Word is that Apple has already started to shoot ads for a new iPad 2 in New York with British photographer David Sims. Take this with a grain of salt for now as there is no evidence, not even a leaked document or a blurry image.

However, you can bet an iPad 2 is coming at some point, but we will likely have to wait until at least next year. Until then we can all guess at just what the next iPad will offer.

Apple offering free iPad engraving

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2010

If you have been thinking about getting an iPad and wanted a two-line message on the back of it, then we have some good news. Apple is now finally offering free engraving for both the 3G and WiFi models like it does with iPods.

It’s no coincidence that this comes ahead of the holidays. The shipping time is one to three business days. Just make sure you think out the message, you or the recipient will be stuck with it forever. Or at least until you upgrade.

Michael Hedges buys 4,500 iPads

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

Michael Hedges purchased 4,500 iPads. No he did not lose his mind. They were purchased for his company Medtronic to use. Michael Hedges is the CIO, vice president, and head of global IT at Medtronic, which has 40,000 employees.

Hedges was one of the first corporate users to show an interest in the iPad, switching the normally gigantic expensive displays at a trade show Medtronic sets up at with iPads at its booth. That was less than a week after the iPad was released. And now he has purchased 4,500 iPads for the company.

NOOSY HDMI adapter for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2010

NOOSY China is an unauthorized third-party Apple accessory manufacturer who has come up with a HDMI adapter for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (4G). It will allow you to output the display of your device to your larger HD display.

However it isn’t clear if the adapter will support audio over HDMI or not. We also aren’t sure if it supports DRM protected content over HDMI, but the site shows images of Star Trek on the iPad and on a connected TV so there ya go.

SMK PadDock 10 iPad Speaker Dock

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

SMK has introduced a new iPad speaker dock called the PadDock 10. This iPad speaker dock has custom-designed oval speakers with high-energy neodymium magnets for sound that will fill the room. A passive radiator extends the bass frequency for a natural full range audio quality.

There’s also a switch on the side of PadDock 10 that allows you to switch between Charge and Sync modes without changing cables. The SMK PadDock 10 also rotates 360 degrees to change the orientation.

iPad to go on sale in Verizon Wireless and AT&T stores October 28

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

Verizon has gone official with its plans to offer the iPad in its brick-and-mortar stores starting on October 28. VZW will be bundling the WiFi-only iPads with its own MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot with pricing at $630, $730 and $830 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions of the tablet.

There’s just one access plan being offered for now, giving users 1GB of monthly data in exchange for $20 and no contractual commitments. AT&T will match the release date and upfront prices for each model, but its iPads will be the WiFi + 3G versions.

Apple iPad to arrive at Walmart on Oct 15

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2010

Looks like that leak was correct. Walmart has confirmed that Apple’s iPad will be arriving at its stores on Friday, October 15. All models will be available at the same prices that Apple charges and these will be part of a separate showcase of Apple hardware in-store.

The iPad will also be available online via Walmart, but only for in-store pick up, so you’ll be hitting the store no matter which you choose. The device will initially arrive at hundreds of stores, but an expansion will see some 2,300 stores offer it by mid-November. We take this move by Apple to mean that it is feeling some pressure from the competition.