Did you know that the iPad 2's glass display is 27% thinner than the iPad 1's? It's true! You might think that because of that, the iPad 2's display would be more fragile than its predecessor, but if you thought that you'd be wrong! The saintly folks at iFixYouri.com have performed some stress tests on the iPad 2 display, and the results will shock you!
In case students were looking for another reason to pick up the "magical device," then they may not have to look further than iPad textbook startup Inkling. Today they won the financial backing from two of the biggest players in the textbook industry in McGraw-Hill and Pearson.
If 2011 has had one overriding theme in iOS gaming thus far, it's definitely the mass acceptance of the platform. We've written several times on this blog about the ways in which we've seen iOS gaming come into its own and become a massively popular gaming medium.This may be one of the final validations we need. A free-to-play iOS MMORPG called Pocket Legends is now being advertised nationally on networks like MTV, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon.
Are you the type of person who appreciates a finely made, reasonably priced gadget, but wish it were covered in gold and cost 100,000 times more? If you are, fire up your disposable income, because Stuart Hughes of London is selling two custom gold-covered iPad 2s for the low-low price of £5,000,000 each!
It's all iPad 2 all the time in the press these days, which will last, oh until the rumors about the iPhone 5 grow too big and take over the press cycle. Apple has a sweet release schedule that keeps their latest and greatest right there at the top of every news queue, so just in case you missed some of our killer coverage, it's this week's round up of all our latest and greatest.
One of the most exciting games of 2011 has just become available on the App Store today. The latest game in the long-running Rainbox Six tactical shooter series has had a lengthy hype campaign ramping up over the last few months, and now we've got the chance to try it out for ourselves. Shadow Vanguard was developed by Gameloft which has essentially dominated the iOS shooter genre with games like N.O.V.A. 2 and Modern Combat 2. We're looking forward to seeing what they're able to do with the Rainbow Six series.
A deceleration in the manufacturing output at Foxconn, the factory that produces the lion's share of iPhone and iOS devices for Apple, has spurred concern for reduced quantities of Apple products on store shelves. In response to Foxconn changing from "Market Outperform" to "Market Perform" prompted JMP securities to downgrade its outlook on Apple stock. As a result, earnings expectations for the quarter has been reduced from $23 billion to $22 billion.
The iPad 2 is here, and developers are already starting to make the most of the refreshed tablet’s dual-core A5 processor, twin cameras and superior graphics processing. But are apps optimized for the iPad 2 really so different than the same ones on the iPad?
Over the past few years, iOS gaming has had a very rough time becoming accepted by the wider media as a legitimate gaming platform. In the early days of the App Store, their skepticism was probably warranted as the massive gold rush that was App development in 2008 flooded the store with huge levels of junk. Since then, things have completely turned around and iOS is getting some of the best games available on any platform. Today's news is one of the best indicators that the media is beginning to see the light of iOS gaming.
Mac|Life was in Boston this weekend to scope out the Apple gaming presence at the bi-annual Penny Arcade Expo. PAX is primarily known for its focus on console gaming, but Apple gaming -- particularly iOS games -- have slowly been creeping into the show.