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Sprint may launch iPad 2 in addition to iPhone 5

September 14th, 2011

Apple and Sprint are preparing to launch a new version of the iPad 2 at the same time or shortly after a Sprint-compatible iPhone 5 is unveiled this fall, a new report claims. 9to5 Mac states that Apple and Sprint have completed development of an iPad 2 that includes an embedded cellular radio compatible with Sprint’s …

LG fixes iPad 2 display issues and boosts panel shipments

September 9th, 2011

In early August, we reported that Apple started boosting its iPad 2 display panel orders with Samsung after LG’s panels failed to meet the iPad maker’s quality requirements. DigiTimes said on Friday that LG has addressed the quality issues and has now boosted its shipments back to their original levels. The South Korea-based company reportedly …

J.P. Morgan raises 2011 tablet forecast, Apple iPad to remain top dog

September 8th, 2011

J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz sent a note to investors on Thursday in which he said he is raising his 2011 tablet shipment forecast to 51.9 million units, up 13% from his original prediction. Moskowitz believes Amazon’s tablet, which may launch in November for $250, “could be interesting” and it may be the first tablet …

Canaccord sees slow PlayBook sales as iPad 2 continues to dominate tablet market

September 7th, 2011

Slower than expected sell-through of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has prompted investment bank Canaccord Genuity to slash its sales estimates for RIM’s first tablet. BGR noted last week that Best Buy’s Labor Day sale likely indicated slow sell-through of at least one PlayBook model, and it looks like a recent round of checks jibes …

Apple’s iPad is only tablet to ‘live up to the hype’

September 1st, 2011

Apple’s iPad line of tablets are the only media slates to have met and exceeded consumer expectations according to one analyst. IDC’s senior Canadian digital media analyst Krista Napier believes competitive offerings from the likes of Samsung, Motorola and RIM simply haven’t been able to impress the masses, which is why the iPad continues to …

Foxconn expected to ship 20 million iPad 2 units in Q3

September 1st, 2011

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn will ship a total of 20 million iPad 2 units during the third quarter, DigiTimes said on Thursday. That figure is up 60% from the second quarter and the orders are expected to be the prime catalyst for Foxconn’s growth during the second half of this year. The iPhone and iPad …

'Non-Apple' tablet makers forced to cut prices following weak sales

August 16th, 2011

While Apple’s iPad continues on its warpath, other tablet makers are not finding it quite as easy to offload their Android and Windows slates — which is understandable, considering they’re doing it wrong. While Apple managed to ship 9.25 million iPads last quarter and some retailers are still having trouble keeping inventory in stock, other …

Android steals 20% of tablet market from iPad over past year

August 12th, 2011

Android-powered tablets have taken 20% of the global tablet market from Apple’s iPad over the past 12 months according to new data from ABI Research. While Android tablets have collectively managed to make a sizable dent in the iPad’s global market share, ABI says no single tablet vendor has managed to “mount a significant challenge” against …

Apple sues Motorola, claims XOOM tablet is an iPad rip-off

August 10th, 2011

Apple’s claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet is a copycat device that infringes on Apple-owned patents have been widely reported. The Cupertino-based company has filed numerous patent complaints against Samsung, and it has even succeeded in temporarily blocking the sale of the 10-inch Honeycomb tablet across Europe and in Australia. Samsung isn’t the only …