Category: Apple News


iPad 2 Demand Pushes Delivery Time to 4-5 Weeks

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On Tuesday, Apple once again revised its estimated shipping time for orders placed online for the new iPad 2. And the revision isn’t going to be well-received by prospective iPad 2 buyers eager to get their hands on the second generation tablet. According to individuals who placed their orders this morning, Apple has delayed shipping times again, saying it may now take four to five weeks for delivery.

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Springtomize for iPhone Brings Customization To The Nth Degree [Jailbreak Tweak]

If you�re a jailbreaker, the chances are you hack your iDevice to gain more control over the look and feel of iOS. Even changing the way things work perhaps. If that�s you, you�re going to love Springtomize.

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Put together by Filippo Bigarella, Springtomize gives power users access to  [Read More…]

iPad 2 Costs About $323 to Manufacture

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The iPad2 has received another tear down, this time by market research firm IHS iSuppli. This teardown is an estimate of the total cost of materials that Apple uses to manufacture the latest iPad 2. These figures help investors and analysts predict Apple?s future profitability over the next few quarters.

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Daylight Savings Time Wreaks Havoc on iPhones… Again

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Daylight Savings Time has struck again. On Sunday, many iPhone users started complaining about their iDevice botching the time change. Rather than pushing the iPhone clock one-hour forward, a lot of iPhones went the other direction – that is, setting clocks back an hour instead. By Sunday morning there was a large but unknown number of iPhone users two hours behind schedule according to mobile device.

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iPad 2 Completely Sold Out, Everywhere

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The iPad 2, released on Friday, apparently sold out of every store in the United States by Saturday. That’s what Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster learned from a survey he did of retailers across the country this weekend, and what’s being confirmed by Deutsche Bank analysts this morning. Munster estimates something between 400,000 and 500,000 iPad 2s were sold this weekend, as compared to 300,000 original iPads sold  [Read More…]

No NFC in iPhone 5?

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One of the biggest rumors being thrown around for next generation iDevices, particularly the iPhone 5 is that Apple is planning adding Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which would allow iPhone users to shop and pay at retail locations using their phone, without the need for cash or card. According to new reports however, this technology has been scrapped, at least for the iPhone 5.

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Apple Taking Donations via iTunes to Help Earthquake Victims in Japan

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Apple has begun taking donations through iTunes, to help the victims of the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit Japan on Friday. 100% of the donations will go directly to the American Red Cross and Apple is waiving its usual 30% fee. Apple is accepting donations through the iTunes store in various denominations ranging from $ 5-$ 200. Unfortunately, you can’t use iTunes store credit  [Read More…]

iPad 2 Benchmarked

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Performance benchmarks run on the iPad 2 underscore what new tablet owners have seen for themselves: Apple wasn’t exaggerating when they claimed that the second-generation tablet device is twice as fast is its predecessor. Tests done using common performance tools have shown improvement across the board, with floating point operations many times faster than the original iPad. While we won’t know for sure until someone takes a saw  [Read More…]

SHAtter Also Patched in iPad 2, Confirms iPhone Dev Team

Well some more bad news for early adaptors of iPad 2 who wants to jailbreak their shiny new device. After the confirmation of Limera1n being patched in iPad 2�s bootrom, MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev Team has now confirmed that early testing of SHAtter shows that it has also been patched by Apple in iPad 2.

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iPad 2 Inventories Quickly Depleted at Many Locations by Saturday Morning

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From the experiences of the MMi crew to feedback from our vast readership, there was no shortage of tangible consumer interest in the iPad 2 upon its launch yesterday. As illustrated by long lines and prompt depletion of inventory, it appears the iPad 2 is the hot commodity everyone expected it to be. On Friday evening at 7:30, even MuscleNerd tweeted: “Wow here at 1000 Oaks Apple store  [Read More…]