The iPad is becoming ever more an icon of the times, with key political figures, doctors, creative professionals, and of course the everyman commonly using them for a variety of purposes. Now a British MP has even used one to deliver a speech in Parliament.
Android & Windows Tablets will eventually outstrip the iPad because in the long term affordable and open will win out, that’s according to Andy Lark, Dell’s Global Head of Marketing in a recent interview with CIO. He went on to say that Jobs and Apple have done a decent job of creating hype around the iPad but that eventually this hysteria will succumb to the superior Android tablets.
The AppStorm family has a new baby. His name: iPad App Storm. And to celebrate the most recent addition, they are giving away an iPad 2! Nice.
According to a tip that Mactumors has received, RadioShack will begin offering the iPad 2 tomorrow. The indication is that all 500 nationwide retail stores will carry the tablet.
According to 9to5Mac, the new 2011 MacBook Pros are much higher powered than previous models. In fact, a total of 2100 continuous mA can be available at once. Great news for iPad owners, as this rivals the power of the iPad’s wall adapter.
So, we all know the iPad 2 is great, but did you know that it could help you make the move towards marriage? A 9to5Mac reader wrote in, telling about how he purchased an iPad 2 engraved with “Will you marry me?” on it, and then used it to propose. Read below for the full story:
The iPad 2 went on international sale on the 25th of March and within 24 hours the tablet device was completely sold out in the UK. Online shoppers can expect a 3 to 4 delay before receiving delivery of an iPad 2.
Firemint’s Real Racing 2 HD has always been notable for its superb graphics. Now, however, it appears things have gotten any more awesome. Using an iPad, and Apple’s Digital AV adapter, it will actually run in full 1080p – without upscaling!
Earlier we reported that the iPad 2′s glass was thinner than the original iPad’s, and we worried about fragility. As it turns out, iFixyouri has refuted that claim, discovering that the new glass is not only just as strong, but more flexible than the glass found in the original iPad, to protect against breakage.
On this, the day of the international iPad 2 release, it appears that stock at many US stores is being replenished. BGR has confirmed that various Apple Stores and third party locations have begun receiving significant shipments, and I myself have confirmed it with my local Apple store.
The shipping information on all online stores across Europe are giving estimates of 2 to 3 weeks for delivery.
We are receiving multiple reports of unhappy iPad 2 shoppers getting error messages when they attempted to make their purchase at 1AM via Apple’s Online Store this morning. The online store looks to be running fine now.
Today sees the launch of the iPad 2 in Europe and in other international countries. Everybody loves a good queue so here are a few pictures of the lines forming outside of iPad retailers.
Purchase online or purchase from a retailer? Mmm, possibly one of the toughest decisions you will ever make in your lifetime, or this week (depending on seriously you take your life).
Already own an iPad 1? If you’re living in the UK you can bring your first generation iPad to any Currys or PC World and get up to £200 off the iPad 2.
Italian blog Setteb.it has published a great pricing comparison chart for the iPad 2. The graphic shows pricing in 18 of the 25 countries that will see the iPad launch this Friday, the 25th of March.