By Jake Smith on Feb 23, 2012
Last week, iSuppli released some interesting numbers on the current state of the tablet market. The report claimed that the iPad dropped from 64 percent market share in Q3 to 57 percent in Q4, and that Amazon’s Kindle Fire was able to grab 14 percent of the tablet market during the holiday quarter.
Adding to the numbers released by iSuppli, research group NDP has released their report on the current state of the tablet market, notes TechCrunch. No surprise, the iPad is still king holding a comfortable lead, with Amazon in second place… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 20, 2012
Last week into this weekend has been iPad 3 rumor central. We first saw images of the purported tablet, hints of an A5X processor instead of an A6, and Samsung Retina displays in production. Tonight, comes another iPad 3 rumor.
Reputable for their rumors, MIC Gadget has posted a rumor roundup of all of the latest on the iPad 3. In the post, MIC Gadget has posted the iPad 2 and iPad 3 side-by-side, revealing how much more tapered the iPad 3 really is… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 20, 2012
The iPad is the world’s best selling tablet by a land-slide, selling a record 15.43 million units during Apple’s holiday quarter. Selling for $500 a pop, and more pricier for better versions, Apple racks in serious cash from their iPad sales.
According to a new study called “Tablet Adoptions and Insight Report” conducted by NDP, it found that on average iPad owners are older and richer than those who own tablets made by other manufacturers… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 20, 2012
With Apple expected to unveil the iPad 3 on March 7th next month, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to do with your current tablet. As you may know, if you plan on purchasing the new iPad, you can sell your old one to help cover the cost.
For those of you that are planning on selling your current tablet, you’re going to want to put it up for sale as quick as possible. Because according to Gazelle, a popular electronics re-seller, iPad prices are at their peak right now… Read More
By Guest Author on Feb 16, 2012
Some interesting news has been released today regarding the recent success of the Kindle Fire, Amazon’s flagship tablet device. According to iSuppli, Amazon managed to grab a 14% share of the tablet market in the last financial quarter, while Apple’s market share dropped from 64% in Q3 to 57% in Q4.
Apple released the iPad 2 nearly a year ago so it makes perfect sense that demand will drop as the year goes on, especially when new products like the Fire get released later in the year. I expect market share to significantly increase further in Apple’s favor when iPad 3 drops… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 14, 2012
Things are starting to look pretty bleak for Apple in China, at least in regards to its future iPad sales. The company recently lost a court battle with Proview, a computer monitor maker, who is claiming that it owns the iPad trademark in China.
Even though Apple is appealing the decision, retailers have already started removing iPads from their shelves. And according to a new report, Proview’s lawyers are now trying to stop iPad shipments into the country as well… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 12, 2012
We already told you about Apple appealing a China court’s decision about Proview owning the iPad name. Tonight, a new report indicates that iPads are being removed from retail stores in China, because of the court’s ruling.
Hebei Youth Daily reports that the Administrations of Industry and Commerce (AIC) has begun confiscating iPads from shelves. As translated by DigiCha… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 12, 2012
As the iPad 3 launch comes closer this Spring, retailer Meijer has dropped the price of the iPad 2 by $70, to $429. Meijer will be offering the deal from February 12 – 18 according to one ad, and February 12 – 25 according to the listing of the iPad 2 on Meijer’s website.
Meijer will also be offering $5 off of the iPad 2′s Smart Cover and a free $15 iTunes Gift Card with the purchase of a $195 iPod touch…
By Cody Lee on Feb 11, 2012
Between all of the leaked components and developer chatter, we’re almost certain that Apple is preparing to unveil its next-generation tablet in the near future.
But in case you needed more convincing, 9to5Mac has uncovered further evidence that the iPad 3 is on its way. The site is reporting that several major retailers are experiencing iPad 2 supply shortages… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 11, 2012
MirrorWidget is a jailbreak tweak that places a mirror in iOS 5′s Notification Center. The “mirror” is just an image from either the front or rear facing camera; you can switch between the two, and you have the ability to snap a photo in the process.
Making sure you look dapper has never been easier. Check out our video walkthrough straight ahead… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Feb 9, 2012
We’re undoubtedly nearing the announcement of whatever Apple has up its sleeve for the next generation iPad, and now new claims suggest we’re just a few short weeks away from the big day.
John Paczkowski of AllThingsD now believes that Apple will hold a press event first week in March, with the iPad 3/iPad 2S/iPad Super Epic Edition being made available for purchase soon after. If the iPad 2 release is any kind of indicator, we wouldn’t expect to have to wait any longer than two weeks from the announcement before queuing up to buy one.
As is always the case, Apple refused to comment on the speculation, though it is an open secret that the next generation iPad is very much on the horizon… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2012
The ability to split up the iPad’s keyboard is one of my favorite lesser-known features in iOS 5. I don’t use it all the time. But it really comes in handy when I need to rattle off an email or conjure up other large bodies of text.
Apple obviously put a lot of thought into getting the split keyboard just the right size for its tablet, and it shows. In fact, there are even some elements of the keyboard that you can’t see. Did you know there were hidden buttons on the iPad’s split keyboard? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2012
Springtomize 2 — the ridiculously in-depth Springboard tweak package — was updated today to include native iPad support among other things.
This means that you can now run it in full screen mode without having to enable the iPad’s 2x mode for iPhone apps.
It also means that it gains a few new iPad centric features along the way. Check out our video walkthrough of the new Springtomize 2 in action… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Feb 1, 2012
A quick note to let you know that the Absinthe jailbreak for A5 devices has been updated to version 0.4 to bring some minor new features.
This is what’s new in Absinthe 0.4:
Mac: added support for OSX 10.5, PPC and Intel CPU
Added consistency check on startup to make sure required files are in place
Windows: fixed bug in payload generator that might cause a crash
If you’ve already used Absinthe to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, then there is no need to run the jailbreak again. If you haven’t used Absinthe yet and want to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, make sure to refer to our tutorials:
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 31, 2012
As big fans of the Apple TV, we’re making it our business to get the word out about how great Apple’s so-called “hobby” device is for a variety of purposes.
The bottom line is that we can’t live without our little $99 wonder device, so it’s no surprise when someone like Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks just like we do.
We’ve shown you some of the amazing benefits that jailbreaking your Apple TV can provide, but there’s also quite a few perks for those that aren’t jailbroken. One of those is AirPlay Mirroring — a technology that lets you mirror your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 screen 1:1 for an awesome big screen experience. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jan 26, 2012
New figures released today by Research firm Strategy Analytics suggest that Apple’s iPad is still very much the top tablet for most, with Android’s share growing thanks to a newcomer to the scene.
Releasing figures based on worldwide shipments of tablets during the fourth quarter of 2011, Strategy Analytics shared that 26.8 million tablets were shipped during the quarter, a 150% increase over the same period the year prior.
Apple’s iPad saw 15.4 million units shipped during the fourth quarter of 2011, with Android sitting second with 10.5 million shipments… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 24, 2012
After missing expectations during the third quarter last year, all eyes were on Apple in 2011′s Q4. Tim Cook and company made seemingly impossible projections for the three month period, and everyone has been watching to see if Apple could deliver.
Well the results are in today, and not only did Apple meet its own lofty expectations, but it blew every metric out of the water. For example, it predicted it would sell 30 million iPhones. And it actually sold 37 million. Keep reading for the full report… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 24, 2012
On Friday, the first ever iPhone 4S-compatible jailbreaking utility, Absinthe, was released to the public. And although it bears the Chronic Dev Team’s moniker, a lot of folks contributed to the app’s development including pod2g, Saurik, MuscleNerd, and others.
Recent Cydia data shows that more than 1 million people jailbroke their A5 devices over the weekend, thanks to the work of the above-mentioned hackers. Can you imagine if they would have charged $1 to download and use their software? They’d all be rich! Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012
Now that the Linux version of Absinthe has been released, all major platforms have access to the jailbreak tools needed to jailbreak their iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
We’ve already covered how to jailbreak on OS X and Windows in depth, but we didn’t want to leave our Linux readers out in the cold.
Since there is no iTunes for Linux, things can be slightly more tricky, but it’s still extremely easy to apply the Absinthe untethered jailbreak on Linux. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 23, 2012
Earlier today, we told you that the Chronic Dev Team was reporting that Absinthe, the first iPhone 4S-compatible jailbreaking utility, was downloaded more than 1 million times last Friday. That’s huge.
And the Dev Team seems to back up that theory with a new blog post entitled “Welcome new A5 jailbreakers!” The post breaks down how many people installed Cydia over the weekend, and on what devices… Read More