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Apple iPad 2

Apple revamps online ordering system to disguise iPad 2 shipment figures

March 16th, 2011

Apple may have revamped its online ordering system in an effort to prevent close-watchers from trying to figure out just how many iPad 2 units have shipped, according to sources speaking to AppleInsider. When the original iPad launched, users from Investor VIllage AAPL Sanity Board were able to figure out the number of iPad sales by comparing …

Foxconn owner’s revenue up 26% in February thanks to iPad 2, Kinect

March 16th, 2011

Strong demand in the U.S. means strong revenue in Taiwan, and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., parent company of notorious manufacturer Foxconn, saw revenue continue to climb in February. Hon Hai pulled in NT$152.9 billion (almost $5.2 billion) in the shortest month of the year, Taiwan Economic News reports, up 25.9% over the same …

Apple iPad 2 shipping time slides to a month as shortages persist

March 15th, 2011

Some Apple Store locations may or may not be releasing a second wave of iPad 2 shipments to the public today, but potential buyers who would prefer not to deal with the chaos are in for some bad news this morning. Shipping times have varied a great deal in the short time since the iPad …

Enabling iPad 2 multitouch gesture support takes $5, one click [updated]

March 14th, 2011

Apple has been testing multitouch gestures for quite a while, and we reported in January that this will likely lead to Apple ultimately ditching the home button on future iPad and iPhone devices. The feature, which simplifies certain tasks such as app switching, still isn’t available to the general public. But as it turns out, …

Apple Stores may replenish iPad 2 inventory, open early tomorrow [updated]

March 14th, 2011

According to an unconfirmed report, numerous Apple Stores will be opening their doors one hour early on Tuesday as new iPad 2 shipments arrive across the country. Several shoppers seeking the new tablet today have reportedly been told by Apple retail staff that new shipments are incoming, but the iPads will not be available for …

Users report bleeding backlight on iPad 2

March 14th, 2011

Reports about some iPad 2 defects are beginning to surface from early adopters, and among those issues is a claim that some iPad 2 units bleed light from the LCD display. One YouTube poster, who goes by the moniker ‘iamPhones,’ has posted a video that shows some light bleeding mostly from the bottom of the …

iPad 2 and Smart Cover guts revealed in iFixit tear-down

March 14th, 2011

iFixit got down and dirty opening up the iPad 2 Wi-Fi and its Smart Cover accessory over the weekend and has published specs and pictures of the inner workings of both. There aren’t a ton of surprises hiding in the iPad 2, which sports a 1GHz A5 dual-core processor manufactured by Samsung, 512MB of LPDDR2 …

Apple: customer demand for iPad 2 is ‘amazing’

March 14th, 2011

While Apple has not revealed initial sales figures for the iPad 2 launch this past weekend, one spokesperson has hinted that sales have been solid. Given the lines outside of an Apple Store in NYC on Friday, and some analyst claims that Apple sold close to 1 million iPad 2 units during the tablet’s debut weekend, …

Apple sold nearly 1 million iPad 2 tablets over weekend, analysts claim

March 14th, 2011

Some analysts believe Apple may have sold close to 1 million iPad 2 units during the tablet’s debut weekend. Leading up to launch day, opening weekend sales estimates ranged from 300,000 to 600,000 units. Following nationwide sell outs, however, some analysts have upped their estimates significantly. “We would not be surprised to see Apple sell …