Yet another new Apple television commercial popped up on Sunday as much of the U.S. was basked in the warm glow of a summer heat wave. Once again, the iPad 2 was the star of the show, but the tablet also gave a clever nod back to where it all started as well.
Apple has had a tough time keeping up with insatiable demand for the iPad 2 since its went on sale in the U.S. March 11, but last week the dark clouds parted and let some tablet sunshine come through, with shipping times reduced to three to five days -- and now they’ve shrunk yet again.
It's a genius idea: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. The Smart Cover's epic folding ingenuity -- and the fact that it's literally stacked right next to the iPad 2 when you pick it up at the Apple Store -- made it an instant hit. For that reason, many iPad 2 users have been asking for cases that work with the Smart Cover, rather than against it. Your wishes have been granted! In this week's Best Case Scenario, we checked out back covers from Incipio, Speck, iFrogz and iLuv and checked out how they paired with Apple's Smart Cover.
Just when you thought you’d gotten nice and cozy with your iPad 2, along comes all of these nasty rumors about an iPad 3/iPad HD that might come flying into stores later this year -- which may require Apple taking on a second manufacturer to keep up with demand.
Over the weekend, Apple pushed out a new pair of TV commercials for the iPhone, both aimed at captivating potential customers with “gee whiz” technology features built right into the iconic handset -- AirPlay and FaceTime.
The history of jailbreaking on the iPhone is a long and complicated one, but twice in the past the hackers have been able to make it a one-tap affair courtesy of a website called JailbreakMe.com. Now make that three times, because iOS 4.3.x devices can now make the magic happen, even on an iPad 2.
Take that, Google: A new report suggests “second-grade” touchscreen panels rejected by Apple for the iPad 2 are making their way into “Chinese ‘white-box’ iPad clones” used for cheaper Android tablets.
If we ever needed proof that the iPad 2's high resolution display is impressive, Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate has released another one of his very thorough display shootouts. This time, Dr. Soneira is comparing tablet displays and -- surprise, surprise -- the iPad 2 is the one to come out on top.
This week in Best Case Scenario (cue cutesy intro song), we're reviewing more iPad 2 cases that've hit the market. But this time, each case comes with a little something extra, like the Booqpad folio case, with room for a notepad and pen inside, and the Qmadix Portfolio case with removable Bluetooth keyboard. We also reviewed a foldable Bluetooth keyboard from Scosche, and a new case from Hard Candy.
The company behind the PowerVR graphic processor unit used in Apple’s mobile devices has announced that six key partners have started licensing their next-generation GPUs, but Apple’s name isn’t on the list -- yet.