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iPad 2 Screen Protector Confirms Front-Facing Camera
by on February 18, 2011

If you’re looking for more evidence to support a front-facing camera on the second-generation iPad, a new report issued by 9to5Mac reveals a second-generation iPad screen protector that features a cut-out for a front-facing camera.

Another screenshot of the reported iPad 2 screen protectors show that the iPad 2 may be taller and more narrow than the current generation iPad. A taller display could be arranged by the removal of the … Read More

New iPad “Smart Bezel” Patent, No Home Button On iPad 2?
by on February 17, 2011

With iPad 2 rumors at an all-time high, and the possible imminent launch of the next-generation device, one of the major rumors have focused on possibly removing the Home Button from the iPad.

Earlier this year when Apple released four and five finger gestures for the iPad in the beta firmware, many were sure the Home Button was dead. But then we all forget that it is the Home Button that … Read More

Apple Becomes Top Mobile PC Maker Due To iPad
by on February 16, 2011

Due to the success of the iPad, Apple accounted for 17.2 percent of all mobile PC shipments worldwide during Q4 of 2010. This statistic makes Apple the segment worldwide leader in mobile PC devices.

In Q4 2010, Apple reportedly shipped 10.2 million MacBook computers and iPad devices, topping the closest competitor, HP, by almost one million units.

One of the main reasons for this success is being attributed to the Apple’s first-to-market … Read More

Greenpois0n Jailbroken iPads and iPhones May Have Problems with iBooks

Apple appears to be taking a stance against jailbroken iPads and iPhones.

According to the Social Apples blog, iPhones and iPads running the latest iOS firmware contain a “jailbreak check” that automatically detects when the devices have been unlocked using the greenpoisOn jailbreak kit. Jailbroken devices that attempt to load content using the iBooks application, even legally acquired e-books display an error message that reads: “There is a problem with the configuration of … Read More

Report: iPad 2 to Support Enhanced A4 Chip
by on February 15, 2011

As first reported on sister site iPhoneinCanada.ca, Digitimes has news that Apple is planning a new A5 chip for the upcoming iPhone 5. What about the A4 chip? Apparently an ‘enhanced’ version of the A4 will coming to iPad 2.

Made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), I would suspect performance increases would be for graphics, and overall system fluidity–similar to moving from the iPhone 3G to iPhone 3GS.

According to … Read More

The iPad Rumour Mill Needs to Die

Oh boy…the rumour mill has been busy this past week, hasn’t it? Not only did we see plenty more speculation of specs for iPad 2, but we also saw plenty of news about the iPad 3 in the works and even a few iPhone mini rumours too! To this, all I have to say is:

Seriously, folks?

How news-starved are we that not only are we obsessed with an unannounced product with … Read More

The Daily Subscription Extension Means iOS 4.3 to Drop on February 28th
by on February 14, 2011

News Corp’s iPad-only newspaper, The Daily came with a free two week subscription. Earlier rumours pointed out that iOS 4.3 would be released today, to coincide with the expiration of the free trial. However, The Daily’s free trial has been extended to February 28th–meaning iOS 4.3 could drop on that day.

Apple normally releases a Golden Master (GM) release of iOS 4.3 seeded to developers yet, so there’s no … Read More

Walmart Sells A Fake iPad, Then Won’t Return It!
by on February 13, 2011

This is one of those it’s-so-crazy-I-can’t-believe-it stories.

According to the news report video below, an Atlanta, Georgia man purchased what he thought was an iPad from his local Walmart store. When he gets home and opens the box, he finds that the “iPad” is a fake prop.

The prop looks exactly like an iPad with an identical outer casing, but the device is hollow and the display is just a photo of … Read More

iPad 2 To Feature Samsung’s Super PLS Displays?
by on February 12, 2011

Rumors today point to the iPad 2 adopting Samsung’s new display technology called Super PLS (Plane to Line Switching).

While the display may be superior, an increase in display resolution is still mostly unknown. However, the cost to produce Super PLS display technology is approximately 15% cheaper than the current generation iPad IPS display technology. The new PLS technology also produces 10% greater brightness.

With this display technology being marked as new … Read More

Enter to Win: iPhone/iPad DevCon in Boston, April 4-6
by on February 11, 2011

Last year we sponsored the iPhone/iPad DevCon in San Diego, which was a huge success. This year, we’re doing it again at the Boston DevCon, which takes place April 4-6.

Building on the success of the first event in San Diego (428 delegates) and the Boston area’s deserved reputation as a software hub, iPhone iPad DevCon East, April 4-6 in Boston, will offer one day of intensive workshops, followed by two … Read More

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