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Topic: iPad 2

Apple continues to face supply constraints with new iPad

04/24/2012, 07:04 pm

Due to overwhelming worldwide demand, customers hoping to buy a new iPad may see longer than usual wait times in some markets as Apple fights to ramp up supply.


New Apple TV, iPad 2 may be testbeds for Samsung's 32nm chip-making process

04/11/2012, 07:04 pm

The 1080p-streaming Apple TV and $399 iPad 2 use a new variant of Apple's A5 processor that may be a testbed for Samsung's 32nm High-K + Metal Gate process, which could find its way into future A-series chips powering devices like a next-generation iPhone.


Apple may soon begin selling iPad 2 units built in Brazil

04/05/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple has reportedly received approval to begin selling iPad 2 units assembled by Foxconn at its new factories in Brazil in the same country.


Targus will replace Slim iPad cases incompatible with new model

03/22/2012, 12:03 am

Case maker Targus has confirmed that it will replace cases free of charge for customers who have discovered that the auto-sleep/wake function of iPad 2-compatible cases does not work with the third-generation tablet.


Users complain of weak Wi-Fi reception with Apple's new iPad

03/21/2012, 08:03 am

Some users have reported that wireless reception with their new iPad is notably inferior than with Apple's previous iPad models.


Thermal test of iPad's A5X chip shows operating temperature of 97 degrees F

03/21/2012, 02:03 am

As numerous reports claim Apple's new iPad is warmer than the previous generation, a new analysis has found the A5X chip in the new device runs as much as 16 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the A5 chip in the iPad 2.


Microsoft eyes October Windows 8 launch amid growing competition

03/20/2012, 05:03 pm

As Microsoft scrambles to finish its next generation Windows 8 tablet and desktop operating system, some analysts say that the Redmond, Wash., company must launch by October to avoid being overrun by mounting competition from Apple and Google's Android.


Estimated shipping times for Apple's new iPad improve to 1-2 weeks

03/20/2012, 12:03 pm

In the face of strong demand that led to a record launch for the new iPad, Apple has begun to improve supply for its touchscreen tablet, as new orders from its online store are now advertised to ship in one to two weeks.


Retina Display iPad addresses two 'major weak points' of iPad 2 screen - report

03/20/2012, 03:03 am

An in-depth analysis of the Retina Display on the new iPad claims Apple has addressed two of the "major weak points" of the second-generation iPad, sharpness and color saturation, and has upgraded them to be "state-of-the-art."


High cost of new iPad components drives down profit margins

03/16/2012, 11:03 pm

A teardown of the third-generation iPad reveals that the device costs at least $316 for Apple to build, more than the previous-generation iPad 2, which means lower margins for the company as the tablet's retail price point hasn't changed.


Apple's last-generation Digital AV Adapter 'not optimized' for new iPad

03/15/2012, 10:03 pm

A new report notes that attempting to use an old Apple Digital AV Adapter with the new iPad results in an alert that it is "not optimized" for the device, though the accessory still works once the alert is dismissed. Apple also appears to have slightly modified the Smart Cover-compatible magnets on the right side of the iPad, possibly affecting some third-party covers.


iPad 2 trade-ins fetch up to $320 in Apple's official recycling program

03/15/2012, 11:03 am

Apple has expanded its official Reuse and Recycling Program to accept trade-ins of the iPad 2, which will net users gift cards valued at up to $320 in exchange for the most expensive model.


First sample photos from new iPad show dramatic improvement over iPad 2

03/14/2012, 02:03 am

Ahead of Friday's launch, a series of sample photos allegedly from the rear camera of the third-generation iPad have surfaced, revealing a significant improvement over the shooter in the iPad 2.


Apple drops refurbished 16GB Wi-FI iPad 2 price to $349

03/07/2012, 06:03 pm

After announcing its new Retina Display-toting iPad, Apple has dropped the price of the previous generation iPad 2 to as low as $349 in an apparent effort to turn over existing stock.


AppleCare+ for iPad offers 2 years of coverage for $99

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

New iPad buyers can now opt for two years of coverage for their iPad, including repairs and technical support, for $99 with AppleCare+.


Apple releases iOS 5.1 with lock screen camera access, PhotoStream pic delete option

03/07/2012, 03:03 pm

iOS 5.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available for download, and features new quick lock screen access the camera application, as well as the ability to delete individual pictures that have been synced to PhotoStream.


Apple will continue to sell 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 for $399, 3G model for $529

03/07/2012, 02:03 pm

In addition to the new third-generation iPad available starting at $499, Apple will continue to sell the iPad 2 in a 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model for $100 less, at $399, while the 3G-capable model is now $529.


iPad 2 inventory shows first signs of drawdown ahead of new model's unveiling

03/06/2012, 01:03 pm

Availability of the iPad 2 in Apple's online store has remained strong leading up to Wednesday's media event, but on Tuesday the company's U.K. store saw estimated shipping times for one model slip to 1-3 business days.


Russia reclassifies Apple's iPad as a computer, avoiding 5% import tax

03/06/2012, 08:03 am

Russia's national customs agency has decided to reclassify Apple's iPad as a personal computer, a change that will allow customers to avoid a 5 percent import tax that was previously applied to sales.


Small business iPad use quadrupled to 34% in 2011, survey says

03/05/2012, 08:03 pm

A new study shows that Apple's iPad is the fastest growing technology in the small business market, with usage quadrupling in 2011.