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According to the report of Digitimes, Apple has asked its manufacturing partners Samsung, LG and Chimei Innolux to reduce the shipping of display panels used in the iPad 2 in this quarter. Market watchers believe that Apple is finally clearing the decks for the production and distribution of the next generation iPad 3. According to the report, Apple stockpiled components for an extra 4-5 million iPad 2 units during the third quarter, allowing it to reduce its orders for the fourth quarter.
Sales of iPads at the end market totaled 11.12 million units in the third quarter of 2011, according to data released by Apple. However, inventories of parts and components prepared by the makers in the supply chain for the production of iPad 2 in the quarter are sufficient for the production of 15-16 million iPads, leaving a stockpile of 4-5 million units of iPad 2 in the supply chain, the sources noted.
Apple should have no problem retailing its iPad 2 stocks in the final quarter of the year though. With the holiday season coming up, the company is sure to see a rise in sales of its hugely successful product line.
An interesting proprietary survey of over 2000 respondents in the United States was conducted on March 14-23. The survey result shows that the demand for the iPad 2 is 40% higher than the figure, which comes from a similar survey conducted in May 2010, for the original iPad. The number of respondents who are either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to purchase an iPad 2 has grown by 40%.
iPad 2 will launch, officially confirmed by Apple, in 25 new countries on 25th March. They are Canada, Germany, Australia, the UK, Mexico, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
As with the U.S. launch, online sales will begin at 1:00 AM Friday in those countries, Read more
If you are still wondering whether to buy the Wi-Fi iPad 2 or to get a 3G iPad 2, you may be interested in this information.
According to iLounge’s report, there are some slight differences in the quality of sound captured by the microphones on various Wi-Fi and 3G-capable models of the iPad 2. And the sound quality of iPad 2 with Wi-Fi only is the best. Read more
“We are delaying the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan while the country and our teams focus on recovering from the recent disaster. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan, including our employees and their families, who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said in an e-mail.
Apple has delayed the start of iPad 2 sales in Japan because the earthquake and tsunami last week. Read more
According to Wedbush Securities analyst Scott Sutherland, Apple may have sold up to 1 million iPad 2 units in the device’s first weekend of availability. He said: “We would not be surprised to see Apple sell closer to 1 million iPad 2’s in the opening weekend.”
Best Buy on Friday said some of its outlets ran out of the tablet and its accessories within 10 minutes. Apple’s online-ordering page says the iPad 2 won’t be available for four weeks to those who buy one online now.
When the iPad 2 launched March 11, no one believed it would be sold out 1 million within three day. The original version of the iPad, which launched in April of 2010, crossed the one-million mark 28 days after its launch.
Why has the iPad 2 been such a success?
Now the iPad 2 has arrived. This new iPad 2 is getting a very interesting update. Thinner design, dual-cameras, updated OS, new accessories… with the same pricing structure. Some of the iPad old users are wondering whether they should update the original iPad to the iPad 2. And this review on iPad 2 may give you some tips.
Size and weight
- Height: 9.50 inches (241.2 mm)
- Width: 7.31 inches (185.7 mm)
- Depth: 0.34 inch (8.8 mm)
- Weight: 1.33 pounds (601 g) (Wi-Fi model); 1.35 pounds (613 g) (Wi-Fi + 3G model); 1.34 pounds (607 g) (Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon model)
1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip
It is touted as being a two times faster processor than the first general iPad’s and offer 9X faster graphics – and all with the same lower power as on the A4 chip.
We don’t know yet. It should be at least 512MB, and hopefully 1GB.
16, 32, and 64GB models for both the Wi-Fi only and 3G units
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
- Wi-Fi only model and Wi-Fi + 3G model: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
- Wi-Fi + 3G model: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- Wi-Fi + 3G for Verizon model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
The iPad 2 bring us lots of exciting new features, but the Flash is still not supported by the iPad 2, which is disappointing. Since Steve Jobs do not allow iPad 2 to support Flash, let us achieve it by ourselves. It’s not point-and-click simple, but it’s not that hard, either.
First of all, you need to make sure your iPad is jailbroken. It’s pretty easy — just run Spirit and you’re done. Read more
Now iPad 2 has released on March 2. Maybe you are wondering what you would get if you trade in my old iPad for the iPad 2. Now I will show you what the difference between the iPad 1 and iPad 2.
First, let’s see a bunch of things that essentially haven’t changed at all between iPad 1 and iPad 2. The display is exactly the same as before, as is the resolution: 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. The next thing that’s exactly the same is the storage options, 16, 32, and 64GB being your options. Your Wi-Fi will still be 802.11 a/b/g/n, your Bluetooth will still be 2.1 + EDR, accelerometer stays the same at 3-axis. The iPad 2 has 10 hour Battery life, which is the same as iPad 1. Also the cost for iPad 2 is the same as iPad 1. Better product for the same amount of money.
Moreover, the new iPad 2 brings us many exciting new features. The iPad 1 was released only with the black version. And you’ll be able to get your iPad 2 in both black and white. And the iPad 2 processor has been improved from a 1GHz Apple A4 to a 1GHz dual-core Apple A5.
The iPad 2 is much lighter and thinner than iPad 1. Your iPad 1 was either 680g or 730g depending on if you wanted 3G or not. The heaviest new iPad is 613g, and that’s the AT&T model. Next lightest is 607g with Verizon, and 601g with just Wi-Fi. Also the thickness of the entire unit has been reduced 33% from 13.4mm down to 8.8mm.
The iPad 2 features a gyroscope where iPad 1 did not include one. Also the iPad 2 owns two cameras – one on the front and one on the back. We do not know about the capabilities of these cameras quite yet, but the front camera is a VGA webcam and the back is capable of recording video at 720p. Users can have a FaceTime video calling with friends.
iPad 2 runs the latest iOS 4.3, which is added with some new items tol make your experience on this new tablet a completely re-vamped one.
Apple introduces a new cover system that works with magnets and automatically turns off and on the device when its screen is blocked.
Together with iPad 2, Apple introduced the HDMI adapter for the iPad 2. It allows you to pump full 1080p images to your TV. Although this HDMI adapter is also compatible with the iPad 1, only the iPad 2 supports 1080p mirroring for apps. The iPad 1 will only support 720p mirroring.
To tell the truth, there are not so many great improvements brought by iPad 2. However, the iPad 2, equipped with the dual-core A5, can bring users with more outstanding experience while surfing, watching videos, playing games, etc.