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Topic: iPad 2

iPad 2 sells out in many locations after stoking hours-long lines

03/12/2011, 02:03 am

Many retail partners sold out their very limited iPad 2 inventories on launch day, but a variety of well stocked Apple Stores ran out of many or all models as well after a launch extravaganza that maintained hundreds of people in hours-long lines throughout the evening.

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Survey says 70% of first iPad 2 buyers own original iPad

03/12/2011, 12:03 am

A small survey of customers waiting in line to buy the iPad 2 at the Apple Store in Palo Alto, Calif., on Friday revealed that 70 percent of those surveyed already own the first-generation iPad, while 20 percent of respondents planned to purchase the 3G model.

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Impressive lines suggest first day iPad 2 sales could hit 500k, analyst says

03/11/2011, 09:03 pm

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster increased his first day sales estimate for the iPad 2 to an upper range of 500,000 units after initial demand surpassed his expectations, with some Apple retail stores drawing 104 percent longer lines than last year's launch.

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Teardown of Apple's iPad 2 reveals slightly bigger battery, 512MB of RAM

03/11/2011, 06:03 pm

Immediately after Apple's release of the iPad 2 on Friday, iFixit began a teardown of Apple's iPad 2, discovering a slight increase in battery capacity compared to the original iPad and confirming that the tablet has 512MB of RAM.

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iPad 2 line wraps around the block in downtown San Francisco

03/11/2011, 03:03 pm

Apple's flagship retail store in downtown San Francisco had already staged a line of more than 140 people before noon today, in anticipation of the iPad 2 launch beginning this evening at 5 PM.

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Apple expected to release iOS 4.3.1 'soon' to patch Safari vulnerability

03/11/2011, 03:03 pm

On the heels of the release of iOS 4.3, Apple is expected to introduce an incremental update for its mobile devices, including the new iPad 2, to patch a newly discovered security hole in the Safari Web browser.

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Don't be surprised if Apple sells 1M of iPad 2 this weekend, analyst says

03/11/2011, 03:03 pm

With expanded availability, two colors and a buzzworthy magnetic case, the iPad 2 could more than triple last year's sales debut and reach a million units over the weekend, one analyst believes.

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Updated games use iPad 2's 9X graphics boost, campers brave rain at Apple NYC store

03/11/2011, 01:03 pm

Campers outside Apple's landmark Fifth Avenue store in New York City have weathered the elements waiting for the iPad 2 launch at 5 p.m. [updated with more pictures]. Also, some of the iPad's top-selling games have been updated to take advantage of the additional graphics horsepower in the iPad 2.

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Up to 20% of original iPad buyers predicted to upgrade to Apple's iPad 2

03/11/2011, 09:03 am

Of the 15 million iPads sold by Apple in 2010, between 15 and 20 percent of those early adopters will upgrade to the iPad 2, one analyst believes.

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Online iPad 2 orders from Apple estimated to ship in 2-3 weeks [u]

03/11/2011, 08:03 am

Apple on Friday began accepting orders online for the iPad 2, and the first buyers were told to expect the tablet to ship within two to three weeks [updated].

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Analysts: Apple could sell 600,000 iPad 2s during debut weekend

03/11/2011, 02:03 am

Analysts predict Apple could sell as many as 600,000 units of the iPad 2 during its debut weekend, a figure nearly twice the amount of the original iPad launch.

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Apple's iPad 2 at Walmart; News Corp subscribers; Canon and Thunderbolt

03/10/2011, 10:03 pm

On the eve of the iPad 2 launch, Apple's latest touchscreen tablet has already shown up on shelves at Walmart, though customers were unable to purchase it. News Corp. announced that it has acquired over 200,000 subscribers to the Wall Street Journal on the iPad and other tablets. Finally, Canon has spoken out in support of Intel's new Thunderbolt interconnect technology.

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82% of future tablet buyers say they'll choose Apple's iPad

03/10/2011, 02:03 pm

A new survey shows Apple poised to dominate the tablet market yet again in 2011 with the iPad 2, as 82 percent of future tablet buyers said they would choose Apple's iPad over competing options like the Motorola Xoom and RIM PlayBook.

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Apple will begin taking online iPad 2 orders at 1 a.m. PT, 4 a.m. ET Friday

03/10/2011, 08:03 am

Apple on Thursday reminded customers that the iPad 2 will go on sale at retail locations at 5 p.m. on Friday, but those who want to purchase from the comfort of their home will be able to order online starting at 1 a.m. Pacific, 4 a.m. Eastern.

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Guided tours of iPad 2 available through Apple promotional videos

03/10/2011, 02:03 am

Apple has posted to its website several in-depth videos highlighting both old and new features of the iPad 2 in advance of the tablet's U.S. launch on Friday.

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Review roundup: Apple's iPad 2 is best tablet yet, but cameras disappoint

03/09/2011, 11:03 pm

The first reviews of the iPad 2 have emerged, declaring Apple's new touchscreen tablet as even farther ahead of its competitors than the original iPad, though some reviewers were disappointed with the image quality of the device's new front- and rear-facing cameras.

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Apple's iOS 4.3 contains evidence that iPhone 5 will sport A5 chip

03/09/2011, 10:03 pm

Within hours of the official release of iOS 4.3, developers have found further evidence that Apple plans to use its dual-core A5 processor in the next-generation iPhone.

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Apple releases iOS 4.3 with faster JavaScript, support for AirPlay in apps

03/09/2011, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bringing new features like Personal Hotspot, AirPlay support for third-party apps, and JavaScript Web browsing speeds twice as fast.

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Apple may partner with TSMC for A5 production in potential blow to Samsung

03/09/2011, 08:03 am

Apple has allegedly inked a deal with chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. to produce the A5 chip for the iPad 2, a move that is seen as a potential loss for Samsung.

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JP Morgan: Apple's iPad 2 could cause 'bubble burst' for rival tablets

03/09/2011, 01:03 am

According to one Wall Street analyst, Apple's soon-to-be-released iPad 2 could burst a bubble for competitors who are hoping to capitalize on the growing tablet market but remain unable to catch up.

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