Time for Apple to double down on the tablet? When in the driver’s seat, the choice of when and how is entirely up to you. In Apple’s case, it’s technically possible for them to do anything, and sometimes that happens, yet most observers expect the company to reheat last year’s entry-level iPad and offer it for $100 off, a strategy that’s paid off handsomely vis-a-vis the iPhone.
OMG! This is the ultimate technological double rainbow! Not just the iPad 2, but one that’s white just like a unicorn. When asked for comment, Chuck Norris said Steve Jobs would answer all inquiries after he leaves his hyperbaric treatment stasis chamber.
The Apple rumor game is always a dicey business. Nevertheless there are a number of recent iPad 2 rumors that we should discount, such as pronouncements that a Retina display and SD card slot were cut from the final design at the last minute — changing the design at the eleventh hour can add weeks or months to a products delivery schedule
To date, the least expensive 7-inch Samsung tablet costs $250 plus a two-year 3G wireless contract that obligates you to pay $2,000-plus when all’s said and done. Similarly, Motorola’s Xoom carries an $800 price and also requires a two-year carrier contract, even if you just want to use wi-fi connectivity.
Right about on time. With the iPad 2 announcement sometime next month and delivery around the beginning of April, Apple’s building stock of their next-generation tablet computer — yes, it is a computer. Interestingly, insiders are now saying the mothership’s brewing a third quarter update, which could bury competitors as they ramp for the holidays.
India has always gotten the short of Apple’s product roll out stick, waiting months if not years to get the latest gear and generally paying a lot more for the privilege. The arrival — 10 months after the fact and $100-plus more — of the iPad continues that inglorious tradition.
The wheels of justice turn slowly and one of the accused perpetrators in the AT&T iPad email hacker case will likely experience the passage of time with stop motion clarity. With no job and no family to fall back on, it’s highly unlikely he will be granted bail and stay in a cell with the only breaks being trips to see a judge.
The wheels of justice turn slowly and inexorably. Last Summer’s brute force attack on an AT&T server that yielded thousands of email addresses, including a veritable who’s who of the iPad early adopter elite, has resulted in identity fraud and conspiracy charges for two individuals that publicly bragged about the exploit.
Although they’re not saying exactly when, or even providing a hint, Verizon iPads will be coming sometime this year. With the second iteration of the Apple tablet coming in March or April, that timeframe would seem to be a safish bet, though nothing’s real until they bill you.
As is often the case with unannounced, unreleased products (and other unicorn-like beasts), the first seemingly tangible information we get about them comes from Chinese peripheral makers. Thereupon, a number of cases designed — large grain o’ salt please — for the second-generation Apple tablet appeared weeks ago.