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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.
Did you know that there are six hidden keys on the iPad’s split keyboard that could help you type faster? I use the iPad for typing anything which is longer or URL in Safari or a line or two of an e-mail, and when I do use the keyboard, I rarely split it. This tip from a post on iPad Insight, however, might make me reconsider using the split keyboard. Lurking along the inside edges of the split keyboard are six hidden keys. They simply repeat three of the available keys on the opposite side of the keyboard, but these hidden keys might help touch typists type faster. Here’s the deal: instead of using your right thumb to reach the Y, H, and B keys, which are the left-most keys on the right side of the split keyboard, you can type those letters by tapping just off the right edge of the left side of the split keyboard. And the reverse is true for the T, G, and V keys. If my explanation is confusing, just look at this image to see where these six hidden keys reside:
To see the iPad’s split keyboard in action, check out video post here. And if the onscreen keyboard isn’t your thing, then perhaps you need an iPad keyboard case; Scott Stein picks his favorites. Do you have any iPad typing tips? And do you think these hidden keys might aid your iPad typing efforts? Let me know in the comments below. They have already shown quite a bit of what iOS 5 has to offer for both the iPhone and iPad. This time we are going to show you something that is specific to just the iPad. Steve Jobs announced a new split keyboard for the iPad at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) back in June. The split keyboard is currently only available on the iPad and allows for a different typing experience, but one that aims to improve the user experience. To activate the split keyboard, with the default keyboard visible, drag two fingers from the middle of the keyboard towards each side of the screen. It doesn’t make a difference if you are in portrait or landscape mode, the keyboard will then split into two halves, hugging the edge of the screen on each side. Make sure to check out the video above for a more visual demonstration. What are your thoughts on the new split keyboard? Is this something you see yourself using, or something that is to be used once and never again?
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 Retina Display topped the list as the most liked feature, while the iPad’s cost was the biggest complaint, says a new survey from ChangeWave. The new iPad scored higher in customer satisfaction than did previous models, but it comes with its own unique set of pros and cons. A full 82 percent of new iPad owners polled by ChangeWave last month said they were very satisfied with the tablet, while 16 percent were somewhat satisfied. Only 2 percent were somewhat unsatisfied, while no one was very unsatisfied. Those results compare with 74 percent of owners of the previous model iPad surveyed in February who were very satisfied and 23 percent somewhat satisfied.
Among all owners of the new iPad, ChangeWave uncovered a healthy list of likes and dislikes. The high-resolution display led the list of pros with 75 percent of those polled naming it the best feature. The long battery life took second place with 22 percent dubbing it their favorite feature. Other items in the most liked department included 4G LTE support, a faster processor, and the new 5-megapixel camera. Those surveyed weren’t shy about divulging their least favorite features, with cost proving a major gripe. Topping the most disliked list was the cost of the new iPad, cited by 26 percent. The cost of the wireless data plan was noted by 23 percent. Other features that earned a thumb’s down included the size and weight, the amount of storage, the lack of integration with other devices, and excessive heat.
Focusing on the heat issue specifically, ChangeWave found it largely a non-issue. Only 4 percent of those polled considered excessive heat to be somewhat of a problem, while no one considered it a very big problem. And 89 percent said they haven’t run into any trouble with excessive heat. The new iPad has triggered some concerns over extra heat being generated under certain conditions. Testing from both side which is my side and Consumer Reports did find the new iPad warmer than the iPad 2 at times but not excessively so. To compile its results, ChangeWave surveyed 200 new iPad owners from March 22 to 28.
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.