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The launch of the new iPad from Apple this last week has been all that people could talk about when it comes to tablets. But those who aren’t willing to shell out $500+ are hoping for other alternatives from Google and Amazon once again in 2012. Last year, Amazon rocked the tablet world with the ultra cheap $199 US Kindle Fire. It was by far the most successful launch any Android tablet had performed or the year, which ended up taking a little bite out of Apple’s iPad market shares after it’s launch.
The Amazon Kindle Fire is by no means as robust and smooth as the iPad 2, but it is a 7inch Android tablet with enough specs to make it appeal to anyone who wants to spend less on a tablet, without sacrificing build quality. Google is clearly aware of how well the Amazon Kindle Fire went over publicly since it’s using their Android Operating System, even though it’s been skinned so hard it might remind you of a HollyWood makeover TV series.
The “Nexus” brand has been Google’s naming for their mobile devices, and despite Samsung’s sales of their Galaxy family of devices, the Nexus brand has seen success as well. Why not use the “nexus” brand strength, and launch a Nexus tablet? This is the next plan for Google, who has been in serious talks with ASUS in building the actual tablet.
A source close to the development of the said Google Nexus tablet, states that Google is after a $149 – $199 price point for consumers. this puts it at half the cost of an iPad, even the iPad 2, as well as in a parallel price path with the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet and Amazon Kindle Fire, which have all proven worthy competitors. To keep costs down however, you likely won’t see a quad-core processor within, but it will be in 7inch form. The tablet is expected to make it’s first appearance at the next CTIA event in New Orleans from May 8th – 10th 2012. Hopefully, we get the full scoop from Google then.
Source – AndroidandMe
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Apple will be rolling in cash by the time the month of March ends. The new iPad is launching tomorrow in many countries, particluraly in North America where pre-orders have already been sold out last week. Many stores will be opening early to help the masses who are camped out and lined up grab a new iPad before the lunch hour begins. With all this hype over the hottest new product of 2012, Apple stocks have been rising like a shooting star.
Today, just when the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) opened, AAPL (Apple) hit an all time high at $600.01 per share. As you can see in the image above, the stock has fallen some, but it is sure to rise again, and according to some investors, it may reach as high as $700 per share soon enough after the iPad launch worldwide (March 23rd 2012 for many remaining countries). The stock has almost doubled it’s value within the last 52 weeks, where we’ve seen the launch of the iPhone 4, the iPad 2, iPhone 4S and now the new iPad (3rd generation).
Source – Google Finance
Article first published as Apple Stock Rises to $600 Per Share Prior To Friday Launch on Technorati.
If you’ve been considering getting an upgrade with the New iPad, you may be wondering what to do with your old iPad or iPad 2. You happen to be in luck, as many 3rd party retailers and Apple themselves, have ‘recycling’ programs where they will give you up to $450 for your older generation iPads. This all depends on the make and model, as well as the storage size of the iPads, but it’s still a great way to lessen the impact on your wallets for a brand spanking new iPad (3rd generation)!
You can go directly to Apple and trade in your old iPad for a new one to be shipped directly to you. Simply go to Apple here, and fill out the forms. The other alternatives you have include Amazon and Gazelle. Both of which are ready to pay you for your well cared for iPad and iPad 2.
Both Amazon and Gazelle have payment methods in the form of Pay Pal, cheque and/or Amazon gift cards. It’s worth taking advantage of.
Source – Apple
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We had just heard about the new iPad being postponed for shipping dates on all those who pre-ordered the 3rd generation iPad. Apple had sold out of the first quantity available shortly after launching the new iPad last week on March 7th 2012. Since then, the delivery dates shown on Apple’s website have got further and further ahead from where they started at March 16th.
Now that we’re into a new week where pre-orders will start to become available in many more countries around the world, it’s starting to show strain on Apple’s supply of the new iPad. Currently, if you were to pre-order the new iPad, you’ll see that the Apple Store now shows an available date for shipping “2 – 3 weeks” instead of March 19th. The biggest reason is obviously how wildly successful this iPad is already, but an Apple spokesperson told CNET that “Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts”.
If you’re looking to get your hands on a new iPad before 2 – 3 weeks from now, and haven’t already pre-ordered one, you may want to bring your camping gear to the nearest Best Buy, Apple Store or Future Shop. The lines will be long!
Article first published as Apple’s New iPad Delivery Dates Now Show 2 – 3 Weeks Out on Technorati.
There’s no question that the Apple iPad 3rd generation is the hottest piece of technology to come out in 2012. Just how hot is it in the eyes of consumers? Were there rumblings of people who were unimpressed with Apple’s latest gadget witchery? It doesn’t appear that way, as shipments are being delayed and moved back from the demand.
If you were to go to Apple’s online store and check out a new iPad, you’ll see (as shown above) that the shipping date is set for March 19th as opposed to the original launch shipping date of March 16th. This is due to the new iPad selling like ‘Hot Cakes’! That is certain to spell out success for Apple as the initial supplies for launch day have been sold out.
The question now is can Apple keep the supply up with the demand? There were earlier concerns that the high resolution 2048 x 1536 Retina display was already in short supply. The demand won’t be cooling off anytime soon either.
Article first published as New iPads Sold Out, Now Shipping March 19th on Technorati.
The Apple iPad 3rd Generation (iPad 3) has taken the world by storm. The latest release by Apple in their tablet family has been a huge success. Reports are already coming in that Apple needs to start moving the March 16th shipping dates for Pre-orders back to the 19th of March. Demand is certainly high, and there’s no question it’s mainly due to the pricing.
The new iPad (3rd generation) is now the same price as what the iPad 2 was during its’ year long reign at the top. Starting at $499 US and working up to $829, one has to under just how Apple was able to pack so many goodies and keep the price the same.
In a new report on the Wall Street Journal, UBM TechInsights has it priced out that the new iPad costs Apple 51%. For example, they estimate that a 16GB Wi-Fi + 4G/LTE model retailing for $629 US would cost Apple $310 to manufacture. The iPad 2 was a 56% profit, making the 3rd generation iPad a 5% loss in profit margin from the iPad 2. The main factor for the difference in profit margin appears to be the 2048 x 1536 Retina display at a cost of $70 per iPad. The iPad 2 display cost around $49. Another slight factor is the A5X processor over the A5 in the iPad 2, with a difference of $6 against Apple’s profits.
Will this affect Apple’s next earnings release call in April? It all comes down to how many iPad 3rd generation tablets they can move by then.
Source – WSJ
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Well, it’s official! Apple has unveiled the next Generation iPad 3 to the world. As Tim Cook made the stage his own, we all looked on in awe. The iPad 2 was and still is leaps and bounds ahead of many other tablets on the market. The iPad 3 has the features now that will make it stand tall among it’s competitors once again, and send Apple skyrocketing ahead in value.
Here’s a re-cap of the features that are officially part of the iPad 3 followed by images captured by Engadget at the Live Event in San Francisco.
- Retina Display
- Full 1080p resolution
- 2048 x 1536 pixel display
- A5X Quad-Core processor, 4 times faster than the Tegra 3 quad-core
- 5 megapixel iSight Rear Camera with IR filter and Autofocus
- Face detection
- 4G LTE connectivity for AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Bell and Telus
- Siri is now part of iOS 5.1 for the iPad
- Siri also now supports Japanese
- 10 hours of battery life
- 9.4mm thin weighing 1.4 pounds
The Prices of the new iPad will be the same as the current iPad 2 prices with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. The Wi-Fi with 4G pricing will be $629, $729 and $829 US for the 16, 32 and 64GB models respectively. The Wi-Fi only models will be $499, $599, and $699 for the 16, 32 and 64GB models respectively.
The new iPad will be available for pre-order today from Apple’s online store, and will be available in stores March 16th in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, France, germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Other countries will be available on March 23rd 2012.
Article first published as Apple Announces the New iPad on Technorati.