One’s intuition would tend to suggest that a MacBook Pro would far outgun an iPad of any kind in iMovie speed tests, due to it being much more substantial of a machine for the task. AppAdvice, however, has found that both iPad models have bested the MacBook Pros in a number of benchmarks.
David Letterman has unleashed another classic top 10 list, this time about the iPad 2! Although I honestly don’t think Letterman is as funny as he thinks he is here, I did get a couple of good chuckles, and he did make a couple of clever points. If you’re into late-night shows, continue on for the video!
Tom Dickson is at it again. Dickson, infamous for his Blend-Tec Blender advertisements in which he blends popular gadgets to show the power of the blender, has now blended an iPad 2. The video is hilarious, and mimics the style…
Among the perceived downsides to purchasing a Wifi-only iPad 2 is the inability to use GPS. Interestingly, however, it appears that users are reporting that if you tether your iPad 2 to an iPhone, then it can utilize the iPhone’s GPS, thereby gaining its “lost” feature.
Grant Brünner from Macgasm posted a video a couple of days ago that demonstrates just how strong the magnets within the iPad 2′s smart cover are.
If you’ve just gotten your hands on a shiny new iPad, or are planning to get your hands on one in the near future, you may have some questions. To help, we’ve put together a guide for how to migrating your applications and settings from your current iPad over to your new device.
More delays for online shoppers of the iPad 2. Since the launch of the iPad 2 we have seen constant tweaks to the estimated shipping times of the iPad 2 on the Apple website. Unfortunately the revised estimates keep going in the wrong direction. iPad 2 shoppers may have to wait as long as 5 weeks before getting an iPad 2 from the online store.
Many iPad users have noted that magazines on the iPad may be disappointing, unintuitive, and even just plain frustrating. Apple may be doing something to remedy this, however, by releasing an Xcode template specifically for magazines.
Apple’s fantastic new AirPlay streaming technology now officially features its very own section in the App Store, recognizing the apps that have integrated an AirPlay-based feature. AirPlay is Apple’s technology used to push content from an iOS device to an AppleTV, enabling larger-screen content.
A known jailbreak developer known as chpwn posted the above photo from his Twitter account, crediting Comex for the exploit. You can clearly see that the device seen running Cydia above is an iPad 2 running iOS 4.3
AppleBitch reports Apple may be opening its retail stores an hour early tomorrow for continued iPad 2 sales. Anecdotal claims from shoppers across the country suggests that Apple Retail Stores will be getting more stock today, which they will begin selling at 9AM tomorrow, Tuesday the 14th.
According to the folks over at TiPb, the additional RAM in the iPad 2 makes a tremendous difference in how browsing is handled in Mobile Safari. In comparing the 2 devices side-by-side, it was found that tabs refreshed much less often, and that the browsing experience was, in general, significantly improved.
According to a report from iSuppli, it appears that while apple is charging the same price as last year for a significantly upgraded iPad, the iPad 2 is costing them significantly more to make, reducing their profit margins from last year in order to remain competitive.
There’s been a lot of chatter about the iPad 2, and how other tablets have only been focusing on specs, and this never had a chance to compete with the iPad. Recently, benchmarks have revealed that tablets like the Xoom, while spec-focused, still lose out to the iPad even on benchmarks alone.
According to the good folks over at iFixit, and their attractive spokeswoman MJ, the iPad 2 may be less durable overall than it’s predecessor. According to their reports, the iPad 2′s glass is 27% thinner, which change they speculate was implemented to attain weight savings (although they do note that this is minimal).
iFixit has now officially posted theirteardown of the new iPad 2. Several interesting things were revealed, such as that iPad 2 is held together with glue, making it difficult to take apart. Also notable is the confirmation of 512MB of RAM, the small logic board, and the huge batteries.