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Apple Will Replace Your iPad for $99 If Battery Dies
by on March 13, 2010

This is some awesome news for prospective iPad owners. Apple just released some battery replacement news on its website. If your iPad battery dies, you can pay $99 to have it replaced. Not the battery, but Apple will send you a new (or refurbished; we don’t know the details yet) replacement iPad!

All you have to do is sync your device as their policy states your data will not be backed … Read More

Apple Reveals iBooks Features Page

As iPad preorders have become available, information regarding the device and the iBooks application has begun to be made available.

Apple has updated its iPad Features area on the iPad web page with a new page dedicated to the iBooks application. The iBooks app, which is Apple’s eReader application and access point to the iBookstore, should be available to Canadians shortly after the iPad Canada launch, but … Read More

Apple Selling 25,000 iPads An Hour?
by on March 12, 2010

Today is a significant day for Americans looking to purchase the iPad. Why? The answer lies that today is the day preorders are available! People have been ordering so many iPads that Apple order numbers according to Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity Board claims the number of 25,000 per hour.

Members at Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity Board have begun entering the order numbers associated with their purchases into a Google spreadsheet. … Read More

Apple iPad Accessories Now Available For Preorder

With the opening iPad preorder access early this morning, Apple has also opened preorder availability for the iPad accessories, some of which will be available as early as April 3, 2010.

To begin, the Apple iPad case, $39USD, the iPad Dock, $29USD, and the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter, $29USD, are all available for shipping as of April 3. In other words, if you preorder it now, you should … Read More

iPad Screen Rotation Lock, 3G Service Page, And iPad App Store Section

This morning Apple opened the preorder system for iPad to US customers or any other person that doesn’t mind travelling to the USA to pick up the device. But this mornings festivities also brought some interesting finds.

To begin, the previously labelled “Mute button” on the iPad or silent switch as it is on the iPhone 2G/3G/3GS, has now been renamed “Screen Rotation Lock”. This undoubtedly means that users can simply … Read More

iPad now Available for Pre-order and In-Store Pick Up

Well, it appears the Apple store is back online and accepting iPad pre-orders without delay.

There doesn’t seem to be any education discount, and accessories are also available for pre-order.

The big news is, orders are confirmed to be “delivered” by Saturday 3rd of April, and not “shipped” – allowing everyone to get their hands on it the first day.

For Canadian’s wishing to head down to the US to pick one up, … Read More

Apple Certifying Apps For iPad Launch, Doing Last Minute Changes

The Canadian launch of the iPad is just over a month away, but the USA launch is coming much sooner at April 3, 2010. With the US launching coming up soon, Apple is reported to be making “last minute” changes to its new iBookstore. The company is further continuing to certify new and existing apps to run on the iPad.

According to a story by Forbes, Busted Loop, a … Read More

Preordering An iPad From The USA? Be Up At 5:30AM PST
by on March 11, 2010

With the launch of the iPad on April 3, 2010 in the USA, Apple will open preorders of the iPad for USA customers on March 12, 2010.

Even though we are Canadian, there are still methods of scoring yourself a preorder to secure yourself an iPad before the official Canadian launch at the end of April 2010. With that being said, what time can we preorder? How’s 5:30AM PST/8:30AM … Read More

More Evidence Points To iPad Camera Support

In the last month, there has been a lot of evidence in support of an iPad camera. It began with a leaked iPad hardware frame that clearly has room for a camera. Soon after came camera-related job postings at Apple, followed by hidden iPad SDK camera files.

Earlier this week, a new leak further supports that the iPad hardware frame can support a camera. The photos seen below … Read More

New Gesture Commands Found In iPhone SDK: Triple Tap & Long Press
by on March 10, 2010

Yesterday Apple released beta 4 of the iPhone 3.2 SDK. During the first sweeps of the SDK, there was nothing new as compared to the previous beta, until today when users located new gesture references.

Located inside the gestures folder of the new SDK, two new types of gesture commands have been found. The gestures were not present in the last iPhone 3.2 SDK beta 3 and are labeled 3Tap.plist and … Read More

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