Amazon’s top dogs are likely having some sleepless nights following Apple’s iPad introduction in late January, with a new survey showing that one in four current e-reader owners would have purchased an iPad instead.
It was the late, great showman P.T. Barnum who presumably said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Of course, that was before the days of the Internet and Facebook, where hundreds (maybe thousands) of suckers are born every second.
March is barely a few hours old, and already the rumors are flying that a “manufacturing bottleneck” will constrain iPad shipments when they finally arrive at month’s end. Where have we heard this story before?
A lot of the excitement about the iPad after its unveiling at in late January had to do with its custom, Apple-designed A4 processor -- but a new report says that the chip may in reality be nothing “to write home about.”
Only days after a different survey found that iPad pre-purchase intent is higher than for the original iPhone in 2007, one survey claims that only one in six iPhone owners actually intend to buy the new device.
On the heels of last week’s patent application that featured a front-facing camera on an iPhone-like device, some further digging into the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK reveals that video chatting may well be on the way.