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.
And he has now confirmed to Newsweek that he has ordered three of the new thighPads, two for himself and one for a mysterious friend.
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The show's a pretty well-controlled train wreck right up until we start talking about the underwear that texts when it's, um, moist. No, you're not listening to the 404 (or Gadgettes), it's actually Buzz Out Loud. In real news (if you will), the first week's worth of iPads have apparently sold out and actual competition is coming to the wireless space ... around 2011. Also, cosmic rays are making your car go fast. No, really.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1194
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After news on the weekend that new iPad orders wouldn't ship until April 12, Chinese manufacturers of the device have reportedly revised their shipping forecasts.
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
As the world waits for new MacBooks, readers have chimed in with comments ranging from Apple losing its technological edge to the iPad overshadowing the venerable laptop line.
Last week, I offered a combination of both realistic--albeit tame--predictions (e.g., new Intel processors) and more fanciful hopes (built-in 3G) about upcoming MacBooks. In response, readers offered some thoughtful insights and suggestions.
PC rivalry: One reader suggested that Apple is falling too far behind its PC rivals. "While the PC world is already enjoying the fruits of (new Intel) processors (and) Blu-ray...we are still living in the dark ages in the world of computing according to Apple."
Along these lines, another reader asserted that selling aging hardware at relatively high prices amounts to "just calling your customers stupid."
Not surprisingly, some readers disagreed. One person said that because Apple is more prudent about upgrades, there is more stability on the Mac platform. "(Apple) is simply not going to put anything out there unless they can feel confident the consumer will have minimal issues. So far, for me at least, it has been nice not having any of the old PC issues of the past."
iPad overshadowing MacBooks: Some possibly prescient comments were made about the iPad ultimately overshadowing the MacBook. "For some people, the iPad with the basic productivity suites will be all the computing they will ever need, and therefore the low end MacBooks may be affected," said one reader.
Another chimed in: "I can see the iPad and future versions of the concept taking over home computing. Yes, there probably will still be professionals that will continue to need a 'full' laptop but for everyone else I am convinced that the simplicity of the iPad will see it replace the normal MacBook."
Not so fast, according to this reader.… 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
For this post though, please add your own reasons not to get an iPad. Save the defenses of the iPad for the other post please. This ones for the haters. If you want to be entered to win the … Read more
There's always something bracing when a pillar of the Web decides it should advertise itself on TV.
So there I was the other night, bathing in the fantasy of reality television--was it "Dancing with the Stars"? was it "American Idol?"--when music from what I presumed could only be a new iPad ad yanked me by my ears and demanded attention.
There was the indie music. There was the whimsical air of a summer's evening watching Shakespeare in the park. So I looked up and saw that the visuals were channeling Peter Gabriel from … Read more
Editors' take: We've already glimpsed how one app developer was able to turn his miniature DJ turntable iPhone app into a realistic, life-size audio mixer for the iPad. In a similar example, app developer Melvin Rivera shares a handful of final screenshots of his piano training app Nota, reconfigured for the iPad.
Arguably, piano and DJ apps aren't likely to be primary uses for the iPad, but both of these early examples illustrate how a change in screen size means much more than larger images. In both examples, we would make the case that the difference between the … Read more