Apple recently released a new TV advert entitled ‘iPad is Iconic’. The new ad offers the same soundtrack as previous ads and follows the same theme of displaying a series of quick shots of the iPad’s capabilities.
Apple has recently added the Genius feature to its App Store application on the iPad. Similar to other Genius offerings from Apple, the new tab offers automatic suggestions on applications users might be interested in based on other applications that have already downloaded, two sections are offered: One recommending new applications and one recommending upgraded versions of applications the user already owns.
Apple has also rolled out a ‘Try before you buy’ section on the ‘App Store‘ which in a nutshell is a list of ‘Lite’ versions of apps. Don’t get too excited as it’s limited to developers who have produced free versions of their apps, it doesn’t mean you’ll be able to test out every single app on the ‘App Store’ for free!
Apple are currently knocking out 1.2 million iPads a month and mentioned that by the end of the year they would ramp up the production to 2.5 million per month. Well, it seems that they have already decided to increase their production nearly 6 months in advance. According to DigiTimes, Apple is estimated to have outsourced 2.3-2.35 million iPads to Taiwan players in July with 58-60% for the Wi-Fi and 3G hybrid model. If this is the case then it goes to show that sales are still very strong and Apple have had to increase production to keep up with demand.
Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore will see the launch of iPad towards the end of this month.
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Apple announced today that they have now officially sold 3 million iPads since the launch on April 3rd.
Apple’s official statement:
Apple today announced that it sold its three millionth iPad yesterday, just 80 days after its introduction in the US. iPad is a revolutionary and magical product that allows users to connect with their apps, content and the Internet in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.
“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”
It was only 3 weeks ago that Apple announced they had sold 2 million iPads so it’s clear that the device is still selling extremely well. In fact when Steve Jobs gave his Keynote speech announcing the iPhone 4 he mentioned that an iPad was selling every 3 seconds.
Why would you put an iPad in a slab of chocolate? Well as stupid as it might seem it’s a novel idea for a birthday present. A chap named Stefan decided he wanted to surprise his wife for her birthday who had been banging on about wanting an iPad. He knew that just by handing it over on the big day she would guess what it was immediately so instead contacted his friends in London who owned a chocolate shop and asked â€śCould you freeze an iPad in chocolate carbonite, and have it survive?â€ť.
iPads arenâ€™t available yet in South Africa, so it had to be smuggled over from London, without Kay (his wife) finding out what was going on. In the end the idea seemed to go down very well indeed, the full story is here along with photos of his wife opening the present.