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Component makers in Asia say they have received orders for the unannounced tablet that eclipse Amazon’s orders for the Kindle Fire, The Wall Street Journal reports. Apple is apparently thinking big for its iPad Mini, with an eye on not running out of the new tablet– at least initially.
Component makers in Asia say they have received orders to make more than 10 million of the much-rumored but as yet unannounced tablet in the fourth quarter, sources in the supply chain tell The Wall Street Journal. That target is roughly twice what Amazon reportedly ordered for theKindle Fire for the same quarter.
Those demands fly in the face of reports that the smaller iPad is proving a difficult task for manufacturers. The company’s supply chain is having a tough time producing the tablet due to the tiny device’s complex design, according to Topeka Capital analyst Brian White. However, he still expects the Cupertino tech titan to sell a boatload of iPad Minis by the end of the fourth quarter, reaching sales of 5 million to 7 million units. While Apple has declined to comment, iPad Mini rumors have been swirling for months.
According to those rumors, the device will feature a 7.85-inch display and go on sale for a price that’s far cheaper than Apple’s current, larger tablet. Apple has reportedly already begun mass production of the new tablet, and media invitations to its launch are expected to be sent out to the media later this week.
Today 20 April 2012. The New iPad so call as iPad 3 models are out. As usual, i love tech, i will keep you all updated with the latest happenings in our country Malaysia. The launch of The New iPad and the prices for iPad had release.
The Malaysia Apple reseller call Switch had officially announce The New iPad (iPad 3) price list for all of the models. As below here are the price list:
- New iPad (iPad 3) 16GB WiFi RM1,499
- New iPad (iPad 3) 32GB WiFi RM1,799
- New iPad (iPad 3) 64GB WiFi RM2,099
- New iPad (iPad 3) 16GB WiFi+4G RM1,899
- New iPad (iPad 3) 32GB WiFi+4G RM2,199
- New iPad (iPad 3) 64GB WiFi+4G RM2,499
You would wonder is buying The New iPad (iPad 3) is worth or rather go for iPad 2? Here its where will answer your question.
Buy The New iPad if you are a person which important about as below.
- High-quality images are important to you. The foremost argument for the new iPad is its gorgeous, high-resolution display. It’s sharper and brighter, and offers more compelling color and detail than the display on the iPad 2. If you appreciate the difference in image quality between standard-definition and high-definition content, you’ll want a new iPad.
- You love to play games. The new iPad blew its predecessor away on our PCWorld Labs graphics tests.
- You need to use a fast connection everywhere. The new iPad is the first Apple tablet that can connect to 4G networks. (You can buy a new iPad that works on either AT&T’s 4G network or Verizon’s 4G network.) If you go with Verizon, you can also use the iPad as a hotspot, allowing other devices to piggyback on its wireless connection. And Apple now sells only the Wi-Fi version of the iPad 2, so if you need an anywhere connection, the new iPad is your only option among Apple tablets.
- You like to keep lots of video and music on your tablet. The iPad 2 is available only with a 16GB capacity. If you need 32GB or 64GB, you’re looking at a third-generation iPad.
- You love to take pictures with your tablet. The new iPad’s camera may not replace your point-and-shoot, but it is far superior to the camera that the iPad 2 carries.
- Weight and size are important to you. The iPad 2 is slightly lighter than new iPad: 1.33 pounds to 1.4 pounds. Though that difference may not sound like much, but it’s noticeable when you hold the tablet in one hand.
- You hate recharging. In PCWorld Labs tests, the iPad 2 lasted 7 hours, 37 minutes while playing a video continuously. That’s nearly two hours longer than the new iPad, which held out for just 5 hours, 41 minutes on a charge.
- You’re, well, frugal. You’ll save $100 by buying a $399 iPad 2 instead of the baseline new iPad. That Ben Franklin can buy apps, music, movies, and then some; or you can sock the extra bucks away for the next version of iPad, which is likely to arrive in 2013.
If you are curious are the 4G or LTE is ready in Malaysia? The answer is No. You cant have a good coverage or a good bandwidth or a good coverage in Malaysia. The 4G or LTE technology is currently not that advance in Malaysia. There is none of the telecommunication company in Malaysia are supporting 4G or LTE. For me i will still choose 3G Service for Malaysia and also base on the bandwidth speed of our telecommunication company. For the 4G or LTE System, my point of view, its possible to have 4G or LTE but it might take a while for us to be able to use 4G or LTE in The New iPad (iPad 3).
So are you going to queuing it up and get The New iPad (iPad 3) ? There is also another way if you are not willing to queue to buy The New iPad. You can order online from Apple Store Malaysia. If you worry about the iPad Colour, don’t worry. The New iPad (iPad 3) are available in both Black and White Colour.
The Apple Press Released at Cupertino, Califonia on 16 April 2012. Apple today had announced the new iPad, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, will arrive in 12 additional countries on this Friday, 20 April 2012. The new iPad features a stunning new retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new iPad still delivers the same all-day 10 hour battery life while remaining amazingly thin and light.
In addition to the new iPad also will be available beginning on Friday which is 20 April 2012 in Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, South Korea, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. Beginning on Friday, 27 April 2012, the new iPad will be available in Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand. The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. The New iPad will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Additionally, iPad 2 is available at a more affordable price starting at just $399.
The new iPad battery life are depends on the device settings, usage and other factors. The actual results are vary. With the new 4G LTE is supported. The 4G LTE Data plans sold separately. Apple designs Macs with the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with The New iPad.
Here’s something that tends to get lost in the debate over e-book prices: Paper doesn’t cost very much. There’s a perception among consumers that an e-book should cost very little or next to nothing because there is no paper, printing, and shipping involved. But in fact, for a new best-selling hardcover, all of the costs associated with print, from the printing to the shipping to the distribution to the warehousing to returns, amount to a mere few dollars per copy, depending on the size of the print run.
The vast majority of a publisher’s costs come from expenses that still exist in an e-book world: Author advances, design, marketing, publicity, office space, and staff. You can therefore imagine the fear that e-book prices instill in publishing executives’ hearts. They’re only saving a few dollars per copy in the switch to the e-book world, but the prices of books were slashed more than half: from $24.99 to $9.99 and even lower. That begins to explain why publishers are trying to keep e-book prices high. But it doesn’t tell the whole story.
Along came the iPad
Before the introduction of the iPad, publishers sold e-books according to the “wholesale” model. Publishers set a list price for a book, they took roughly half, e-book vendors like Amazon took roughly half, and the vendor could set whatever price they want. So for instance, for a new e-book, let’s say the list price was around $24.99. Amazon paid publishers $12.50 per copy, but then turned around and sold the e-book for $9.99. They took a loss on e-book copies to help sell Kindles and to build a huge early lead in the e-book market.
This created several pressing concerns for publishers. For one, Amazon was helping devalue consumers’ notion of what a new book “should” cost. And two, publishers badly wanted competition in the marketplace, but they were hearing from other companies that wanted to get into the game that they couldn’t compete with Amazon’s prices. So along came Steve Jobs and the “agency” model: Publishers set the price of e-books and receive 70 percent. Publishers took that deal and then imposed it on Amazon, as detailed by my colleague Greg Sandoval.
But here’s the irony of the agency model: It wasn’t about making more money in the short term, even though e-book prices went up. Publishers raised prices and made less money per e-book copy sold. Take that $24.99 list price. Let’s say the e-book would have sold for $9.99 at Amazon in the old days but now the publisher charges the consumer $12.99:
Wholesale model e-book:
Publisher: $12.50 (roughly 50 percent of $24.99 hardcover retail price)
Amazon: – $2.50 (selling at $9.99)
Agency model e-book:
Publisher: $9.09 (70 percent of $12.99)
E-bookseller: $3.90 (30 percent of $12.99)
This wasn’t a story of money-grubbing publishers trying to stick it to consumers. They actually left money on the table. The result: The e-book marketplace competition that publishers wanted began to take place. Rather than competing on price, e-book sellers like Apple, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and others have, up until now, mainly been competing on user experience. And if higher prices slowed down consumers’ adoption of e-books and kept people attached to print, publishers were OK with that. Here’s why.
It’s still a print world
Not only are publishers’ margins better on higher-priced print books, but when bookstores close it has enormous ramifications for the industry. When Borders went bankrupt, for instance, Penguin Group was its single largest creditor, with $41.1 million outstanding. And even aside from financial considerations, publishers’ entire reason for existence is bound up in print. The major publishers are, quite simply, the best companies in the world at getting print books from authors to readers. Most of the tools at their disposal for making a book a hit are tied to a print world, from buying front-of-the-bookstore placement (yes, publishers pay for that) to book tours.
As the exponential growth of e-books has slowed, some publishers are even whispering their hopes that perhaps the rate of e-book adoption will slow further and print will be viable well into the future. But meanwhile, on the other side of the e-book price divide are consumers. Whatever the cost of paper, $10-plus e-books look mighty expensive when they’re undercut by 99-cent Kindle best sellers sold by authors who don’t have a publisher’s overhead. Publishers have a massive problem with perception of value. When you can’t hold it in your hands and easily pass it along to a friend, $10-plus just feels too expensive to many people.
And because publishers have been selling print books via the wholesale model and e-books via the agency model, this results in the confusing situation of e-books sometimes costing more than their print counterparts. With print, Amazon and other booksellers are allowed to charge whatever they want. With e-books, the publishers set the price and e-booksellers aren’t allowed to discount. So Amazon, for instance, might discount the print books under the e-book price and publishers have little control over that.
Whether publishers want it or not, change may be on the horizon. Three of the publishers named in the Justice Department suit have already settled and have agreed to variable pricing. Lower prices seem inevitable. Publishers may have bought themselves some time with higher e-book prices, but they won’t be able to hold the line forever. Updated to include information about price discrepancies between e-books and print.
The company’s Reuse and Recycling Program will offer gift cards in exchange for the various flavors of your used iPad 2.
New iPad buyers looking to palm off their iPad 2 tablets have yet another option courtesy of Apple. The company will give you an Apple Store gift card worth as much as $320 in exchange for your iPad 2. That price tag is only for the highest-end 64GB Wi-fi + 3G edition and assumes the unit is in good working condition. But Apple will still float you some type of reward for lower-end models, even ones not in the best of health. Crunching the numbers at the company’s Reuse and Recycling Program found the following deals for iPad 2 units with no flaws:
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (16GB) – $205
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (16GB) – $250
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (32GB) – $245
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (32GB) – $280
- iPad 2 Wi-fi (64GB) – $275
- iPad 2 Wi-fi + 3G (64GB) – $320
Defective or even non-working tablets can still win you a gift card. A cracked, water-damaged, non-functional 16 GB Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 will net you $50, while a 64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G model in the same condition will bring in $80. Apple is one avenue for getting rid of your old iPad, especially one in poor condition. But you can typically score better trade-in deals at other sites, such as eBay and Gazelle, even for defective models.
A search at eBay’s Instant Sale site found an offer of $130 for a 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 in non-working condition. Gazelle’s offer was $100 for the same model in similar condition. Amazon also is offering its own trade-in program, though it won’t accept tablets that aren’t working. You’ll want to act fast if you’re looking to get decent money for your iPad 2. The trade-in values are likely to inch down once the new iPad finds its way into the hands of customers.
The iPad 3 – set to be announced on Wednesday – could actually be called the iPad HD, according to leaked part listings from case manufacturers,Gizmodo reports. An alleged leaked inventory shows the name iPad HD, hinting Apple could choose the moniker to big up the device’s retina display. It would make sense from a marketing point of view. And marketing isn’t exactly Apple’s weak point. Despite Apple being legendarily closely guarded about its product name and specs prior to launch, some manufacturers are tipped off just before the big day. With the next iPad event just five days away, Apple may have warned case makers so they can have products ready for launch.
The retina display is thought to be the big selling point of the new iPad. With a purported resolution of 2,048×1,536-pixels, it promises to boast ridiculously bright colours and amazingly sharp edges. A couple of weeks ago someone got their hands on the purported retina display, got the microscope out, and zoomed right in, showing it should have twice the resolution of the current iPad 2. Sadly there was no way to power it up to see for ourselves, but give it a few days and we’ll know either way. The screen is thought to be the same 9.7 inches as the current iPad, so the dimensions of the device shouldn’t change much. But Apple might have a smaller version waiting in the wings — yesterday news leaked of a 7.85-inch iPad due in the autumn.
This backs up previous rumors that it’ll have the same resolution as the iPad 2, so apps will work without developers having to tweak them. Apple may also slash the price of the iPad 2 next week to cut off competition from the Amazon Kindle Fire. We could also see an updated Apple TV. Just not the one we all want to see, unfortunately. Is iPad HD a better name than iPad 3? And will you be buying one? Let me know in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.
iPad 2 owners have been left out of all jailbreaking fun for quite some time now. It only had one jailbreak, which was during a brief window last summer (before Apple patched comex’s jailbreakme) but that didn’t last long.
That dry spell, however, is finally over. Owners of the iPad 2 can now get a full, untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 (the latest version of iOS). This uses the same Absinthe tool that the iPhone dev team released for the iPhone 4S (see our iPhone 4S jailbreak instructions here). The method is able to beat out the protection Apple put around the A5 chip that powers both the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. It’s an untethered jailbreak, so there is no annoying requirement of tethering to a PC when you reboot.
NOTE: If you’re using an older iOS device, you can check out our post for jailbreaking A4 devices on iOS 5.0.1. Naturally, greenpois0n is getting smashed on traffic right now, but here’s a fully working Absinthe A5 mirror link. Apple’s restrictive settings for your A5 iDevices are officially a thing of the past. Hacker team “greenpois0n” has just released a working Mac version of Absinthe A5, an easy tool that will successfully jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2. Of course, it can be used for a number of other iOS gadgets, which means that you’ll be able to use some features not normally available on those phones and tablets.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how to get Absinthe A5 and install it — as long as you’re ready to forfeit warranty rights and all future trips to Apple’s Genius Bars. And now, instructions on how to hack Apple’s latest tablet…
- Make sure your iPhone 4S firmware is set at 5.0 or 5.0.1.
- For iPad 2, make sure your firmware is set at 5.0.1.
- Download Absinthe A5 at greenpois0n’s main link, mirror link, or this third link.
- Open the installer and connect your iOS device to your Mac.
- Click “Jailbreak” in the Chronic-Dev Absinthe installer window.
- Ignore the “Restore” icon prompt on your device if it appears.
- Wait until the Absinthe installer bar is full, then tap the “Jailbreak” icon on one of your device’s homescreens to finish.
- If you receive an “Error establishing a database connection” message, end the program and try again until it loads.
- Once the jailbreak is complete, click the “Cydia” app that appears.
- After Cydia is done restructuring the file system, select your settings: User, Hacker, or Developer.
- Click “Done” and you’re set.
Also, there’s a handy video breakdown on YouTube to show you just how simple the process is, so have at it. Keep an eye on greenpois0n’s website for the upcoming Windows and Linux versions of the jailbreak when they appear. Well, once their website recovers from the massive traffic crunch.