ipad

  • iPad 2 Line at Austin Apple Pop-Up Store

    Meet The Guy Who Bought The First iPad 2 At The SXSW Apple Pop-Up Store

    Because the iPad 2 launch had the fortitude to coincide with SXSW, Apple did well by the thousands of fanboys and fanladies that have descended upon the city and built a pop up shop at 6th and Congress. We braved the line today and got the chance to speak to the lucky man who bought the very first iPad 2 sold in Austin, Texas. Austin native and conference attendee "Sweet" John Muehlbauer (an… Read More

  • iFixit Tears Down The iPad 2: No Surprises, But 512MB Of RAM

    iFixit Tears Down The iPad 2: No Surprises, But 512MB Of RAM

    There isn’t much in the way of significant changes except the inclusion of the cameras, the spec bump to A5 and (as rumored) 512MB of RAM, and of course the generally thinner profile. One thing: the speakers are laughably small, though probably no smaller than the competition. One of these days a tablet will come along that doesn’t make your music sound like it’s at the bottom of… Read More

  • Are You Seeing Any Lines For The iPad 2? UPDATE

    Are You Seeing Any Lines For The iPad 2? UPDATE

    Hey, people near Apple stores (or in line at Apple stores), are you spotting any long where you are? I’d like to see how popular this launch is for Apple, given SXSW and, you know, world events? Check in the comments below and email photos to tips @ crunchgear dot com. Read More

  • iPad 2 Shipping Window Slips To 2-3 Weeks

    iPad 2 Shipping Window Slips To 2-3 Weeks

    The iPad 2 went on sale today through multiple brick and mortar stores and Apple’s website. Hopefully eager buyers set their alarm clocks. The iPad 2 was originally listed with a 3-5 day shipping estimate. Now it’s 2-3 weeks for all but the 64GB Verizon iPad, which is listed with a 1-2 week window. At this point it’s probably quickest to turn to Best Buy or Walmart. My local Best… Read More

  • You Can Order An iPad 2 Right Now. Are You Buying?

    You Can Order An iPad 2 Right Now. Are You Buying?

    Slightly ahead of the announced 1 AM PST launch time, Apple’s iPad 2, which was introduced earlier this month, is now up for sale at the company’s US online store. Estimated shipping date for iPads are from March 18 to March 25th. That day, the iPad 2 will also be made available in 26 additional countries - Apple says further international availability and pricing will be announced at a later… Read More

  • Analyst: Non-iPad Tablets Will Be Collecting Dust On Store Shelves

    Analyst: Non-iPad Tablets Will Be Collecting Dust On Store Shelves

    The immense popularity of the iPad, and now the iPad 2, has Apple's competitors, in the words of Steve Jobs, flummoxed. What to do? According to a J.P. Morgan Research analyst, it may well be that all of these competitor tablets will be sitting on the store shelves as folks decide en masse that the iPad is the way to go. In other words, competitors try to convince people that their tablet is… Read More

  • iPad Versions Of iMovie And GarageBand Touch Down Early

    iPad Versions Of iMovie And GarageBand Touch Down Early

    Although I generally consider iMovie an abomination, I have some hopes that once they put a decent camera on the iPad and bump that resolution to the rumored 2048×1536, it’ll actually be a very interesting proposition. Until then, I’ll let them work out the bugs and refine the interface — but if you’re more optimistic, you can go download it right now. iMovie and its… Read More

  • How Bad Is The iPad 2's Rear Camera? This Bad [Update]

    The first round of iPad 2 reviews dropped yesterday and the rear-facing camera wasn't a big topic of discusion. In fact, besides Engadget, no one really covered it. Joshua stated, "Let's just put this out there: the iPad 2 cameras are really pretty bad" and his demo shots backed up that claim. Well, another video purportedly from the new iPad just hit and it confirms it as well. The camera is a… Read More

  • AT&T and Verizon Stores Getting iPad 2 On March 11 [Update: And Walmart!]

    AT&T and Verizon Stores Getting iPad 2 On March 11 [Update: And Walmart!]

    AT&T and Verizon are getting ready for an iPad 2 fight. Both carriers will sell the iPad 2 - running on their own networks - at the same time on March 11. Interestingly, Verizon's version will run on its CDMA networks natively. Both are offering competing data plans. AT&T's includes: Monthly statements: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers who exceed their monthly data… Read More

  • Before It Even Begins, Apple Wins SXSW

    Before It Even Begins, Apple Wins SXSW

    Over the past week, there's been a major dilemma in Geekland: what do we do on March 11? You see, we've known for months that it's the first day of the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. But last Wednesday, Apple announced it would also be the day that the iPad 2 officially goes on sale. The questions immediately began: do we keep our plans intact and head to Austin? Or do we hang back and wait in… Read More