The tech world had a rather amusing reaction to BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins calling the iPhone's user interface dated on Monday, especially considering how long the smartphone maker formerly known as Research in Motion had let its own mobile OS languish. But there was plenty of other interesting news to start off the week, so let's fly through a recap of five more stories right now...
Working out in the field--in its most literal sense--still requires that you be able to get online whenever you need to. iPhone and iPad 3G or 4G users with good mobile coverage clearly have no problem here, but what if you’re out of reach, or overseas?
If the iPad 2 just hasn't quite wowed you like you had hoped, but still want some variation of the device, AT&T has drastically reduced the prices of the first generation of the iPad. For example, the 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G edition can now be had for $529!
Verizon introduces a new iPad commercial with a pretty sweet Mi-Fi deal. So sweet that Susie's pretty bummed about her iPad 3G. Apple drops another patent and this time it looks like our beloved menubar is in trouble. Oh no, not the menubar!
Plus, we answered a few reader calls, and your questions from Twitter and Facebook.
We told you about it earlier this month, and the day has finally arrived: The iPad is now available for sale at both Verizon Wireless (coupled with a MiFi 2200) and AT&T (where it uses the native 3G data plan).
Apple’s iPad is now poised to go mainstream -- in addition to now being available at Target stores nationwide on Sunday, the iOS tablet has popped up on Amazon.com and reportedly in other stores such as Fry’s Electronics as well.
We already know that iOS 4.2 will bring a veritable bounty of goodies to our beloved iPads come November, but a new discovery in the second beta version reveals that Internet tethering may also be on deck -- at least for those outside of the U.S.
The iPad has had phenomenal sales according to Apple's recently released sales figures, and it's still hard to find an iPad to purchase in some locations. Technologizer has finished compiling results from its recent survey in which more than 6,000 iPad owners were polled about how they liked the device. The survey covers some interesting areas, but the amount of people happy with the device is truly amazing.
Over the past few weeks, an AT&T security breach has been exposed on over 114,000 3G iPads. Goatse Security, the Hacker group that performed the atrocity, bragged about it to the Gawker network. The group apparently tinkered with an AT&T website-side script that would send them the e-mail addresses associated with the ICC-IDS of the SIM cards located in the iPads. The group then managed to collect a large number of personal information, including some high profile accounts like that of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Rumor has it that AT&T is considering selling the iPad 3G data plan without the prerequisite of an actual iPad over the weekend. The catch is that you'd have to use it with your iPad, once you actually get it.