We all know about the popularity of pre-sale orders of the iPad and how astronomical those figures were. Now a new report has the Apple's unit selling 7 million iPads in 2010, doubling in 2011 and even tripling in 2012!
If you've pre-ordered a launch date iPad -- or plan to hit Best Buy
with a wallet lined with equal amounts of hope and cash -- chances are
you've spent these last days re-watching Apple's guided tour videos,
reading rumor leaks, and dreaming of all the ways you'll be able to
cover your iPad with fingerprints this weekend. Hey, you're not alone
-- we've been doing the same things lately, and we've assembled a list
of the first 10 things to do once your iPad is in hand.
Gaming has made up a significant part of the iPhone experience for some time now. We don't know one person with an iPhone who doesn't have some kind of novelty amusement, be it Scramble or PegJump or even iChess (we're quite partial to Ramp Champ ourselves).
But a lot of the more complicated, graphics-intensive games on the iPhone have been a little weak because of the screen real estate. Like so many other apps, games are getting hellaciously awesome makeovers for the iPad, and we've got the screenshots to prove it. Just feast your eyes on some of these beauties.
Confirming speculation from earlier this week, PopCap Games announced
this morning that an enhanced iPad version of its smash hit casual
game, Plants vs. Zombies, is not only in the works, but now available
to purchase from the App Store.
Since its inception, Google has become the mover and shaker of the
Internet world, bringing wonderful, utilitarian goodies in the form of
web applications and cloud services. After debuting Gmail in 2004,
Google then followed suit with projects like its interactive, totally
customizable Google Calendar, maps that accurately portray real life
from a satellite overhead, and a video streaming site that has indeed
become larger than anyone could have conceived.
Even though no one is really expecting insane, iPhone-style lines to purchase an iPad on Saturday, that isn’t stopping one legendary line sitter from camping out for his already. Hasn’t this guy heard of pre-orders?
Looking for an iPad, but don't want to wait in line at an Apple Store, and can't bring yourself to visit Best Buy? Another bricks-and-mortar option for buying the iPad may exist, according to a recent AppleInsider report.