Apple's embargo on publications seeded with pre-release units of the iPad ended yesterday and we are now getting to hear early reviews from these publications.
Most of the reviews have been positive about the iPad experience though many have also noted the absence of features such as multi-tasking and Adobe Flash.
The iPad launches in the US this weekend amidst a lot of hype and expectation.
Though the exact launch date for other countries has not yet been announced, there are speculations that it could be around April 24th. In a recently published report, iPadInCanada claims that Apple Store staff in the country have been informed that the 24th of this month has been marked as a "black out period", which means employees cannot book the day off.
According to ‘people familiar with Apple's plans for the new firmware’, users will be able to switch between iPhone apps running in the background using an interface similar to the Exposé function found in Mac OS X.
Apple has always been known as a company secretive about its upcoming products.
When the iPhone was launched back in 2007, the company arranged for guards and decoys for each of the Apple Stores just to ensure that information about the product did not leak out until the moment the device went on sale.
AT&T is the nation's fastest 3G network – This is the claim not just from Ma Bell but also from third party studies conducted by PC World and Gizmodo. However, until a few months back, there had been loud voices against the company's network infrastructure. While the network operator is yet to completely sort out all the connectivity related issues, it is still a point to note that the carrier's network has improved quite a bit in these past few months.
Social media management company Vitrue has announced the launch of its newest Facebook application that will bring the iTunes App Store to the world's biggest social network.
With this new application, users can surf through iPhone apps, download and share these apps among friends inside Facebook.
Apple Releases iTunes 9.1 To Sync With iPad; Prevents Tethered Jailbroken iPhones From Syncing [Updated]
Apple has just released iTunes 9.1, which according to the release notes brings several new features and improvements such as support for iPad syncing including eBook content and greater customization of Genius Mixes just as we had reported earlier today.
It is available via Apple Software update and is 97.3 MB in size.
With just days to go for the iPad to launch in the US, Apple has scored the rights to two very significant patents relating to the iPad. The first patent relates to the deployment of accelerometer in conjunction with various applications on the iPad like games, maps and 3D sound speakers.
The patent is significant in that it offers Apple the exclusive rights to incorporate the accelerometer technology on Tablet devices in general which will give the company a much needed competitive edge over rivals in the Tablet space.
Are userland jailbreaks staging a comeback?
After European researchers Vincenzo Iozzo and Ralf Philipp Weinmann successfully hacked an iPhone using an exploit in Mobile Safari last week at the Pwn2Own contest, there has been renewed hopes of an untethered userland jailbreak becoming a possibility soon.
Apple is rumored to be working on an update to its iTunes software that could make it easier for iPad users to organize their ebook content.
The new iTunes 9.1 update, expected to be released around the same time as the iPad next week will bring several enhancements along with device-specific display of ebook content to users.