The iPad 2 was recently awarded with a 3C (China Compulsory Certification) licence which means that Apple’s popular tablet device has the go ahead to be officially sold on the Chinese market. The Chinese market is expected to account for approximately 10% of Apple’s total revenue within 5 years.
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Simon & Schuster has just announced Walter Isaacson’s “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” will be published in early-2012, making it the first authorized biography of our beloved CEO.
According to an industry insider, Apple will be updating Final Cut Pro at the National Association of Broadcasters conference in Las Vegas this Tuesday, April 12. AppleInsider reported that the newest edition will include support for iPad and Thunderbolt for real time HD video processing.
After throwing away his iPhone, Rob Bazinet chose to go for the Google Android-based Motorolas Droid X. It turned out the be one of his mistakes in life.
Kindergarten school supply list: paste, chunky crayons, iPad? Auburn school district in Maine has approved the purchase of 285 iPad 2s for each of its kindergarten students this fall.
Samsung apparently hasn’t been able to compete well against the iPad with the Galaxy Tab, due to price competition (according to analyst Lee Min-Hee). They’ve also had to deal with weaker prices for their displays, according to the Associated press.
The iPhone Dev Team has released an updated version of ultrasn0w that lets you unlock your iPhone’s carrier restriction. The update works on devices that were previously running ultrasn0w.
A couple of days ago we reported that the update from Ultrasn0w to enable unlock for existing iPhone unlockers was just around the corner. We are there now.
Israel’s version of The Onion announced the arrival of Apple’s latest innovation, The iBoy, on April 1st. The iBoy comes in a variety of skin tones, cultural backgrounds, and has an in-depth knowledge of anything you can find on the Internet, and he can sing like a pro (providing you have a solid iTunes library). Checkout the video of the iBoy in action.
Not only will the this case protect your iPad 2 from unwanted scratches, it also acts as a stand with a built-in keyboard. And it looks damn sexy too. Logitech teamed up Zagg to develop the Logitech Zaggmate Keyboard Case that utilizes the iPad 2’s bluetooth to create the ultimate case / keyboard combination.
Brian Tong brings us through a roundup of all the Apple news that made the headlines in the last 7 days.
Apple has made two very welcome, and very focused, additions to the team in the shape of Rob Saunders (formerly Nintendo) and Nick Grange (formerly Activision) who will both shortly be joining Apple. Both will take up roles in the iOS / iPad departments and both come from gaming backgrounds.
The inside video features Thom Carfaro, from G-Form, dropping an 8lbs bowling ball from 3 feet above an iPad 2. Ordinarily this would result in a smashy smashy outcome but Thom’s iPad is wearing an iPad Extreme Sleeve that is able to withstand the force of the falling bowling ball.
Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has said he would consider a return to play an active part with Apple, the company he left in 1987. It’s not known how serious he is about returning to Apple. When asked by Reuters would he consider a return, he answered “I’d consider it, yeah”
Some new MacBook Pros have had an issue under BootCamp where they occasionally shut down unexpectedly. Apple has released updated BootCamp drivers to remedy and repair this issue.
Brian White, of Ticonderoga Securities, is dubious of the many rumors about delays regarding the iPhone 5. He reasons that there is a pattern of activity within the supply chain that is counter-intuitive to a delayed launch.