The old iPad 2 has been replaced by a newer old iPad. Confused? Don’t be: For the same $399 as the iPad 2 you now can get a fourth-generation iPad with Retina Display.
After three long years, Apple might finally be ready to say goodbye to the iPad 2.
According to a new study, more people use the iPad 2 than the third and fourth generation iPads combined.
Here’s our roundup of the best Black Friday deals on ebooks, tablets and e-readers. We’ll update this post throughout the weekend.
Is it a sign that people are holding back on upgrading to the new iPad? Or a measure of the success the discounted iPad 2 is seeing here in the U.S.? Schools purchasing iPads were a key driver of Apple’s record-breaking iPad sales last quarter.
Apple’s accountants are busy tallying its fiscal 2012 Q3 numbers, including the number of iPads sold and revenue from the iPad product line. Rags Srinivasan examines these two numbers and what they mean for the shelf life of the iPad 2.
While you’re waiting to see if iPad 3 will get LTE capability or not, I thought I’d put together these 10 ways you can resell, recycle or resuse that aging iPad 2.
Best Buy is offering Apple’s tablet for $50 less this week, and iPad and iPad 2 values are dropping in anticipation of the iPad 3 announcement in March. But with a little bit of effort and searching, you could find a deal that puts extra money in your pocket.
While the iPad has solved the problem of too many paper magazines accumulating in my office, it has created another problem — me spending way too much on impulse magazine purchases. Here are my experiences with Zinio, the Amazon Kindle app and Apple’s Newsstand.
Apple is only weeks away from hosting a special iPad event, according to sources speaking to Japanese blog Macotakara Tuesday. The sources claim we’ll see the iPad 3 and iOS 5.1 put on public display as early as the beginning of February.
Kickstarter isn’t slowing down in 2012, but it has a high bar to reach in terms of matching its amazing 2011. Luckily, there are already some amazing products that prove innovation isn’t in short supply at the crowd-funding site as we head into the new year.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the iPad 2’s introduction, rumors are heating up around its successor. The iPad 3 is reportedly now in production in preparation for an early March launch, when it will ship with new Sharp displays and a relatively unchanged body.
According to a new report Thursday, Apple’s iPad 3 is in for improved optics all around, including both cameras and its screen, as well as a minor increase in thickness. According to the report, the iPad 2 will also remain on sale alongside the iPad 3.
Apple has an immensely successful self-run retail arm, but it wasn’t always that way. Once, it depended heavily on the kindess of strangers, and some of those same strangers (namely third-party resellers) are now bristling at what they see as unfair business practices.
News of a rumored smaller iPad made the rounds on Friday as Asian supply channels indicate a 7.85-inch model will arrive in late 2012. With iPhone sales rising, there’s less of a need for the iPod touch line, paving the way for less expensive Apple tablets.
Apple-related things were on a lot of people’s minds in 2011, according to Google’s Zeitgeist 2011search term year-in-review. Three Apple-themed queries appear in the list of the top ten fastest-rising searches worldwide, including one shipping product, one phantom product, and the man who started it all.
I’m a bit of a lapsed gym-goer myself, and like many, the looming holiday feasting already has me thinking about heading back. The key for me is to be as distracted as possible while burning off the calories. Enter the new fitRAIL for iPad.
The quieter-than-usual update to the MacBook Pro line wasn’t the only change on the Apple Store today. Updates were also made to the iPad Smart Cover product section. The Smart Cover is Apple’s magnetic flap/stand accessory that protects the iPad 2’s display.
A day after an analyst spooked Apple investors with a report that the company had cut back on iPad production, other analysts are saying everything is fine. Some have their own theories on why Apple may have lowered orders for some iPad parts.
Like many others, I find the iPad on-screen keyboard lacking, and the problem with a combo keyboard and case is that the keyboard is limited in size by the size of the iPad. Luckily, Logitech has introduced a new accessory that works around that limitation.
Apple is making big strides in the enterprise, thanks in large part to the success of its mobile devices. More than the devices themselves, the cool factor surrounding Apple could be its key to growing enterprise presence, according to a growing number of experts.
Software maker Openwave filed suit with the International Trade Commission Wednesday accusing Apple and RIM mobile devices of infringing on five of mobile Internet connection patents, joining a long line mobile companies who are currently using the U.S. patent system to squeeze competitors.
Brand new iPad 2 just a little bit beyond what you’re willing to pay? As of Wednesday, you can pick one up in the official online Apple Store for $50 off full retail price, so long as you’re okay with an Apple-certified refurbished unit.
The iPad 3 has been a topic of discussion since before the release of the iPad 2, but so far specific details have been few and far betwen. Now a new report claims with confidence that we’ll see the iPad 3 in early 2012.
Apple intends to invest in a Sharp plant in order to bring the Japanese company aboard as an LCD supplier for iPhone and iPad manufacturing, according to sources. If accurate, this is only the latest sign that Apple is looking to distance itself from Samsung.
The influence of Apple’s iPad on mobile computing is made fairly obvious by the huge numbers of competitor products that we’ve seen from just about every mobile and computer company under the sun, but a new report from Deutsche Bank makes it even more apparent.
iOS 5 beta 2 arrived late last week for registered Apple developers, and the update did more than just smooth things out. It also brought some changes to the way the OS looks, feels and acts, according to reports. Here’s a breakdown of the major changes.
Spurred on by lower prices and by growing acceptance among college graduates and Hispanics, e-reader usage is taking off with 12 percent of adults using an e-reader in May, double the rate from November, according to the Pew Internet Project.
Google hasn’t made nearly as many native apps for the iPad as it has for the iPhone, so you can probably count Google among those who think a web-based, cross-platform solution is just as good as an app for tablets. Luckily, third-party developers don’t agree.
Since the second-generation Apple TV was released, people have been wondering if and when apps would arrive on the device. But Apple hasn’t opened up the Apple TV to third-party developers; or it hadn’t before it unveiled iOS 5 this past Monday.
Which tablet records better HD video, the iPad 2 or the Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1? We took both devices for a spin, simultaneously recording some indoor and outdoor footage around our office and then combining the footage to a side-by-side video. The results may surprise you.
Multiple news sources are reporting an explosion at a Foxconn Chengdu manufacturing plant primarily responsible for iPad 2 production. So far, six men and one woman have been reported as injured (two seriously) as a result of the blast, according to MICgadget.
Apple offers six separate models of its iPad 2 (nine if you count both CDMA and GSM 3G versions), but more than half of buyers choose between only two options. The 64 GB 3G iPad 2 and the 16 GB Wi-Fi model are the consumer favorites.
Apple started letting third-party apps that play multi-format video files not too long ago, and one of those, AVPlayerHD, got an update this week that makes it pretty near perfect. It uses the power of the iPad 2’s dual-core A5 to master non-native HD video.
The iPad 2 is coming to 12 more countries this week, and China next Friday, according to Apple. New countries getting the second-generation Apple tablet include Japan on Thursday, April 28 and Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and eight other countries on Friday, April 29.
Mobile app maker SkyMobius has released a new version of its Vtok mobile video chat app that is optimized for the iPad 2. The new version of the iOS app will enable on-the-go iPad owners to video chat with their Google Talk friends.
Wednesday I posted a video of Firemint’s Real Racing 2 HD doing double-duty on my iPad 2 and 40-inch LCD TV (included below). After playing the game, I pinged Firemint for some thoughts regarding the future of iOS gaming, and the results are exciting.
A new update for iPad game Real Racing 2 HD update provides a true two-screen experience across menus and in-game, and really shows what the iPad 2 is capable of in terms of becoming a force in living room gaming.
Intel plans to power Google Android tablets in the future, which might be the chip-maker’s last, best shot at the fast-growing mobile market. But this isn’t the safest bet in town. For the moment, hardware has outpaced the capabilities of Google’s Honeycomb operating system.
The iPad 2 may have only just arrived, but I’ve spent enough time with the device to get a good sense of what it’s still missing. In the spirit of the post-PC era, here are three experiences I’d like to see introduced with the next iPad.
Apple is aware of the Verizon iPad 2’s roaming issues, which we reported last week. The company is “investigating” the issue, according to an official statement, and it may already be hard at work on a fix according to leaked information regarding iOS 4.3.2.
A number of Verizon iPad 2s are exhibiting issues with 3G networks, prompting Apple to replace some. But that’s not a satisfactory fix, as replacement units show the same problem. Neither Apple nor Verizon seems to be able to offer a satisfying solution at this point.
Consumer Reports has released its rundown of the top 10 tablets, and while it says there’s some competition brewing, Apple still wins in terms of both quality and price. Consumer Reports does a good job of pointing to little details that illustrate why that is.
I sold my original iPad after buying the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but I bought an iPad 2 for work purposes a few weeks ago. I ended up keeping the new tablet because there’s room for both slates in the same house. Here’s why.
Thursday is opening day for the Major League Baseball season, and a new update for the MLB.com At Bat app has arrived just in time. New features abound, including the ability to watch all out-of-market games live on your device free for the month of April.
If you were looking for an iPad 2 during the past few weeks and wanted instant gratification, eBay was a good place to look, so long as you don’t mind inflated asking prices. Turns out at least 12,000 people were the impatient type.
The iPad 2 is still hard to get, both in the U.S. and in other countries where it has launched internationally. Luckily for would-be buyers, Apple is taking steps to boost its existing supply chain, so that more iPads can reach more people.
The iPad 2’s new HD mirroring ability is one of the device’s real killer features, in my opinion, but one user found that it can be made even more useful by removing the requirement of a tethered cable connection, and streaming the mirrored feed wirelessly.
There is little in a gadget lover’s life that’s more disappointing than taking a device in for warranty repairs, only to be told that it isn’t eligible because of water damage. iPad 2 owners may seldom have to face that kind of disappointment, new info suggests.
The iPad 2 is in the midst of its international launch, and by all accounts, the device is doing well. Reports of lines at international Apple Stores abound, and online orders seem all to be showing 2 to 3 week shipping windows.
Apple could be on the verge of making touch panel supply much more scarce than it already is for the portable device market. A new DigiTimes report Wednesday says that Apple is willing to pay more to secure “sufficient supply” for its products.
The iPad 2 can do more than just replace your laptop on the go — it can also act as your personal video streaming device, and possibly even replace your cable box. Check out this week’s Cord Cutters for a closer look at the iPad’s video capabilities.
Apple has made it official: the iPad 2 goes on sale in 25 more countries beginning this Friday, March 25. It’ll be available beginning at 5 p.m. local time at Apple retail locations in those countries, and online at 1 a.m. on the 25th.
The first generation 16 GB Wi-Fi has disappeared from the clearance section of the Apple Store online, and it probably won’t be coming back. Other models could soon follow, meaning discounted prices for new iPads could soon be a thing of the past.
Most business users have simply had enough of dealing with outdated equipment supplied by slow-to-act IT departments, and for a very affordable price, are starting to fund their own IT revolution by bringing their new iPads to the workplace. Here’s how you can do the same.
I’ve had the iPad 2 for almost a week, and during that time I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it. There is, after all, a lot to love about the tablet. But for first-gen iPad owners, is it worth the cost to upgrade?
iSuppli, the company responsible for thorough product teardowns of Apple products, reported Thursday that the Japanese earthquake could affect iPad 2 supply volume, since at least five components from that device are likely sourced from Japanese suppliers, including a few hard-to-replace parts.
Apple share value dropped by 2.3 percent on Tuesday, and 4.5 percent on Wednesday, marking the largest decline for the company in nine months. All while the iPad 2 sold out in stores and online across the U.S.. So why is Apple taking the hit?
Apple Stores are sold out across the U.S., online order shipping times are at four-to-five weeks, and now analysts are saying the March 25 international launch is in jeopardy. But if you’re really serious about getting an iPad 2 as early as possible, there are alternatives.
The iPad 2 has arrived, but so far it’s only brought a few apps that really show what the new device can do. That means this is a great time for developers looking for some time in the spotlight to step up and take advantage.
AT&T is now offering a free 30-day trial of its 3G iPad data service. The offer is being circulated via email according to TUAW, and allows you to sign up for a free month of service with no additional commitment required.
Apple had a tremendous opening weekend for the iPad 2, regardless of which analyst’s estimate you choose to believe, and that success could translate into another win in an upcoming battle for the company. I’m talking about the in-app purchasing showdown coming in June.
The iPad 2 is here, and a couple of us here at GigaOM have had the opportunity to put the new tablet through its paces over the course of the weekend. Check out our thoughts and the iPad doing its thing on video.
Now that you have an iPad 2, you can be excused for wanting to share it with (read: rub it in the face of) those that don’t. But how best to show off the iPad 2’s specific advantages, especially at this early stage in the game?
If you haven’t got an iPad 2 yet, but you want one, then check with your local Apple Store to see if they plan on opening early tomorrow in anticipation of a new batch of shipments. Many locations are opening an hour early with fresh stock.
The iPad 2 is no longer a source of much mystery, thanks to Friday’s release. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, is still veiled in secrecy, and recently the rumor mill surrounding Apple’s smartphone has sped up in anticipation of a not-so-distant June unveiling.
I used the weekend to do some analysis of the iPad 2’s performance. Geoffrey Goetz ran the iPad 2 through a series of performance measurement tools, but I took the old-fashioned approach to see how it measured up in terms of real world usage.
Over the next month, at least three new Wi-Fi tablets are expected to launch from Samsung, Motorola and Research In Motion. Without mobile broadband, each should compete well on price to Apple’s iPad 2, which starts at $499. But odds are still stacked against their success.
The iPad 2 is a beast under the hood, thanks to the new A5 system-on-a-chip designed in-house by Apple. But what does that mean in terms of the hard numbers of actual performance measurement, and how does it stack up to other iOS devices?
In case anyone doubted the iPad’s potential to be an ongoing success, the iPad 2 released Friday appears to be completely sold out across the U.S., according to Piper Jaffray. The report was confirmed separately by Deutsche Bank analysts early Monday.
If you thought the original iPad was doing well in business, the iPad 2 promises to do even better, adding new features, such as built-in cameras for video conferencing, that should prove to be very attractive to companies with distributed teams.
People are still braving long lines to get Apple’s new iPad 2, but we were lucky enough to score one right away. Here’s a video look at the iPad 2 unboxed, compared to some currently available Android tablets and used for a short FaceTime session.
The iPad 2 is now available for purchase at your local Apple (s aapl), Verizon(s vz), AT&T(s t), Best Buy(s bby), Walmart…
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion about what exactly “Assisted GPS” on Apple’s iOS devices is, especially regarding navigation-based app requirements. It can be a bit complicated, but understanding what it means could help you decide which iPad to buy.
In case you missed it, the iPad 2 officially went on sale online at the Apple Store at 1 AM PST today. Online sales started well before retail sales, but those ordering now will have a much longer wait than those currently standing in line.
As the first Apple iPad 2 reviews arrive, there’s talk of a new tablet competitor in Amazon. There are several key reasons Amazon could succeed where other tablet makers are struggling, but it’s not going to be a walk in the park for Amazon.
South by Southwest starts on Friday March 11, and the iPad 2 goes on sale on the same day. Apple already has two stores in Austin, but it’s also opening a temporary store that will exist for only two weeks beginning March 11.
The first iPad 2 reviews are out, and by all accounts, Apple’s lead in the tablet space is likely to continue for some time. Does iPad 2 have the right specifications and software or is this a device that evokes emotions? The answer is both.
Eager to see the new iPad 2 in action? Apple has posted some guided tour videos detailing a number of the device’s software features, including previews of the new GarageBand and iMovie apps. Also included are demos of FaceTime and AirPlay, plus many other features.
With the iPad 2 launch just days away, it’s a good time to consider which model you want to buy. You should consider your own usage habits, but also when you plan on upgrading next, and what the resale market will look like when you do.
The iPad and smartphones are ushering in a post-PC age. Regardless of whether you think we’re already living in the post-PC era, or just standing on its cusp, there are steps that businesses with distributed workforces should take now to ensure they won’t be left behind.
Around 6 a.m. on April 3, 2010, prospective iPad buyers began lining up at the Apple Store in Durham, N.C., with simliar lines forming across the U.S. Nearly a year and 20 million iPads later, history is about to repeat itself with the iPad 2 launch.
People might disagree on whether buying an iPad 2 is a good idea, but there’s no denying that it improves on the original. But the most impressive feature of all comes when you combine the iPad 2 with the new Digital AV Adapter accessory: video mirroring.
Apple introduced the iPad 2 yesterday, a device that’s more than likely to keep Apple on top of the pile for yet another year. But is the iPad 2 worthy of the attention (and hard-won dollars) of original iPad owners?
Apple will be refunding customers the $100 difference between first-generation iPads bought before yesterday and those bought after the price drop, so long as the purchase happened sometime in the last two weeks. Not a bad deal for buyers who just couldn’t wait for iPad 2.
Looking for more ways to use your iPad creatively? Apple just made it easy with three new apps it revealed at this morning’s special iPad-themed press event. GarageBand, iMovie and Photo Booth are all headed to to Apple’s tablet in time for iPad 2’s launch.
At the Apple event today, we heard details about the latest installment of iOS, version 4.3. The developer beta has been available for a while now, but the public release has now been announced, and Apple revealed acouple tricks that even the beta hadn’t yet introduced.
Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s iPad 2 today and says the new tablet will launch on March 11. A few external updates along with a slew of internal changes make the iPad 2 a solid upgrade. Here’s a listing of what’s different in Apple’s newest tablet.
The time has come. The Apple Store is down, and Apple’s about to kick off its special event, which will almost certainly see the introduction of the iPad 2. We’ll be following the action and liveblogging the announcements right here, so stay tuned.
Apple sent out invitations for its next event Wednesday morning, which will take place Wednesday, March 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. PST, and the graphic accompanying the invitation suggests the iPad 2 will indeed be unveiled at the event.
Apple will announce the iPad 2 at a press event Wednesday, Mar. 2, according to AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher. The date is said to be confirmed by several sources close to the situation. If true, press invites to the announcement will likely follow soon.
Over the weekend the Apple rumour mill went into overdrive with talk of a MacBook Pro refresh arriving later this week. AppleInsider reported yesterday that Apple informed resellers to expect mysterious new deliveries any day now. But will the update bring the legendary Light Peak?
The web is on fire with stories about a possible iPad 3 release sometime in fall of 2011. Look closely, and you’ll see they all stem from one source: an educated guess made by John Gruber. While a good guess, it’s not beyond reproach.
The WSJ is reporting that Apple has begun production on the iPad 2, according to “people familiar with the matter.” The next-generation tablet from Apple will be thinner and lighter, with a faster processor, more memory and a better graphics processor, according to the source.
The surest sign that an iPad 2 launch is near is that the rumor mill is in overdrive. Over the weekend, at least five rumors surfaced about Apple’s next iPad, including a possible new size, support for a stylus, and a more specific release timeline.
A new round of speculation puts the iPad 2 unveiling less than a week away, at a media event detailing iOS 4.3’s new features. MacNotes.de reports that the iPad 2 could be the “one more thing” at that event, citing accessory industry sources. But it won’t.
Apple’s pre-release software betas are often a veritable treasure trove of information about what’s in store for devices in future hardware updates. iOS 4.3 Beta 2 is no exception, bringing strong evidence that the iPad 2 will indeed have at least one camera, and likely two.
The iPad 2 is said by some to be arriving as early as February (at least in the U.S.), and the rumor mill is working overtime. As consensus grows, we end up with a much better picture of what to expect from Apple’s next iPad.
A new report by Japanese Apple blog MacOtakara published Thursday claims the next iPad will have a flat back like the iPod touch, a better speaker with a wider range, and a smaller bezel around the screen, reducing the overall size of the device.
Let’s be clear; the iPad rocks. If it never changes, I’d still be happy with it. But since we’re at that point in the year when we’re offering predictions and hopes regarding what’s to come, here’s a list of must-have features in iPad 2.
A report today in DigiTimes says Coretronic has been chosen to supply backlight units for Apple’s next iPad. It’s the latest piece in a supplier puzzle that’s beginning to form a fairly complete picture of what the iPad 2 will ultimately look like.
A new DigiTimes report says Apple told Foxconn to begin building a healthy launch day stockpile of the iPad 2 over the course of the next 100 days, with the explicit goal of being ready to ship by February 2011 for an April launch.
While many were busy filling faces with turkey, and filling malls to the brim on Friday, some new, interesting rumors about the iPad 2 came to light. The rumors included some obvious claims, but one seems out of left field: a built-in USB port.
Rumor has it that suppliers, model specifics, and new materials have already been chosen for the iPad 2. A new patent has also come to light that introduces some interesting possibilities about what materials might be used in future iPad casing designs.
Rumor has it that Apple has already filmed ads for the next iPad. British photographer David Sims was chosen to create the ads late last month at New York’s Pier 59. Current generation iPads were reportedly used during filming, to be digitally replaced in post production.
While the Tablet PC invented by Microsoft never captured the imagination of the buying public, the rumors of an Apple slate device just won’t go away. It has been rumored for years that Apple is working on some sort of tablet device, and this year the talk of such a gadget heated up to a fevered pitch. No one can predict what the folks in Cupertino may be working on, but industry insiders have pretty much reached the conclusion that an Apple slate is indeed imminent. Evidence of specific hardware components that Apple is ordering has those who watch such things convinced that we will see the company release a tablet early next year.
Why should Apple expect to succeed with a tablet when the Tablet PC never did? The original Tablet PC was pitched for content creation, with an emphasis on handwriting on the screen. The technology to interpret handwriting was better than most folks realized, but it was not compelling enough to generate sales numbers as desired. Pricing was a big factor, too, with Tablet PCs costing much more than premium notebooks, often over $2,000.
But in the years since the original tablets were introduced, content consumption — not creation — has become valued in many consumer devices and services, from e-books to Twitter. The explosion of content online is something that we’ve observed closely over the last few years, and an Apple slate will be positioned to meet that need; after all, Apple revolutionized the smartphone space with the iPhone, specifically by creating a great handheld web surfing device. As good as the web experience is on the iPhone, however, the larger screen of a slate will make it a revolutionary web tablet — and more. Think of the utility a 10-inch iPhone could provide for online browsing, and the new slate from Apple becomes a very compelling device. Additionally, it can be expected that Apple would use the slate as its answer to the low-cost netbook market, with a price far below that of the $2,000 Tablet PC, making it more attractive to consumers.
Prudence would usually dictate taking a wait-and-see attitude for those in affected industries, but an Apple slate, should it emerge, will create business opportunities so massive that it is worth taking a hard look at them now.