If you are preparing to spend a long night parked in some freezing, wet sleeping bag just to be one of the first to own an iPad, there is something you might want to be on the lookout for: Steve Wozniak jumping in line.
In the past few weeks Apple has increasingly updated their developer preview releases of the 10.6.3 update, indicating the release date was drawing near, and today have finally released it for the public. In addition to the client and server updates for Snow Leopard, Apple has also released a security update for OS X 10.5.8.… Read more
Apple hasn't had any trouble getting attention for its forthcoming iPad among Apple loyalists, but convincing Mac, iPhone, and iPod users to actually buy another device poses a challenge, according to the NPD Group.
Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty told clients in a note Monday that suppliers have increased their forecasts for Apple iPad shipments from 5 million in 2010 to between 8 million and 10 million, according to a report on Fortune. Suppliers now expect to ship 2.5 million iPads in the first three months alone.
Apple is scheduled to begin selling the Wi-Fi version of the iPad at its retail stores April 3. The iPad … Read more
Preorders of Apple's iPad seem to be going very well. The company updated its Web site on Saturday indicating that any new iPad orders will ship by April 12, as pointed out by AppleInsider and other blogs.
Apple is due to ship the iPad Wi-Fi model next Saturday--for those that have already placed their orders, the delivery date remains April 3. Preorder customers had a choice of in-store pickup or delivery, an option that also appears to have been removed from the Apple Store.
The iPad Wi-Fi + 3G is still scheduled to ship in late April, according to Apple'… Read more
MediaPost reports that Apple's next next big thing, after iPads invade the world next weekend, will be iAd, a mobile advertising platform to be debuted April 7. Coffee dates and patent suits aside, this could be the true Apple-Google battleground.
Still a week from the official debut of the Apple iPad, one blog appears to have turned up screenshots of the device's version of the App Store.
App Annie, an analytics site that monitors mobile applications, says it stumbled upon a feed that contained the image of the home page of the iPad's App Store interface.
It's interesting in that it shows listings for quite a few apps already, many of which are games. It looks a lot like the iPad version of the App Store and iTunes Store Steve Jobs walked through during his demonstration of the iPad at the January iPad introduction event.
Something that's immediately obvious: there isn't yet a clear style for developers to indicate that an application is made for iPad or iPhone, at least based on this screenshot. Some developers are using "for iPad," some "HD," while still others are using "XL," referring to an iPhone app needing to scale up to fit the iPad screen appropriately.
When Apple first announced the iPad, it did not own the trademark on the name. Now, after some negotiating with Fujitsu, it does, and just in time for its touch-screen tablet to go on sale next week.
The blog PatentAuthority tracked down the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office document Friday that shows Fujitsu turned the iPad trademark over to Apple officially on March 17. Though it's not disclosed, we can assume that Fujitsu was compensated in some way for assigning that trademark, which it has owned since 2003, to Apple.
Here's the document showing Apple's ownership … Read more
Plenty of people outside of Apple have chimed in on Steve Jobs' failure to disclose the seriousness of his health problems in early 2009, but at least one of the company's board members felt so strongly about it he reportedly almost quit.