Less than a week after Consumer Report praised the new iPad as being the best tablet on the market and charging more demand than its previous two generations, an internal AppleCare document has surfaced reflecting wi-fi issues, including connection drops, inability to join local networks, and slow upload and download speeds.
Though the iPad launched more then four months ago, the mothership is just now catching up with demand. Could there be a starker contrast than between the Apple tablet and those of the competition, which are perhaps only differentiable in the degree to which they suck?
Apple’s “magical and revolutionary” tablet computer is more than just a pretty face for your music, books and movies. Working a spreadsheet, laying out a presentation, image editing and writing are just a few of the tasks you can get done, but you’ll need the right tools.
Some naughty, naughty person got hold of the iPad 2 BOM and has spilled, or that’s the appearance of what we’ve got here. Quite naturally, the next-generation Apple tablet will be thinner, come with more RAM and have a beefier processor, but what else is new?
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.
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.
Driving home their advantage or trying to clear excess stock? An interesting question given that we’re talking about this year’s must-have gift item, the “Tickle Me Elmo” of the Christmas 2010 shopping season.
A rumor over the weekend that posited idevice owners would be getting free MobileMe accounts has turned out to be partly true. What was previously available as a feature of Apple’s $99 per year cloud service has now been spun off as a gimme.
There’s been quite a bit of buzz generated by the idea that TJ Maxx and Marshall stores will be selling entry-level wi-fi only 16GB iPads for $99.01 off the suggested retail price. Whereas the company has confirmed the essence of the offer, there are important caveats.
Better late than buggy is apparently Apple’s attitude. Whereas iTunes 10.1 was expected to arrive alongside Mac OS X 10.6.5, that didn’t happen and now a reason for the hold up has appeared — a serious wi-fi issue is afflicting some of those testing the iOS 4.2 gold master.