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It's always easy to point fingers, and this time it's been pointed directly at Wintek. The report from Digitimes.com claims that Wintek is facing a manufacturing bottleneck in its touch panel production, and its low yield rate for touch panels has hampered its shipments to Apple.

However, in a response from Wintek they said all operations have been running in line with its plans, and it declined to comment on individual clients or particular orders.

{Source: Digitimes}
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A report released Friday by the Wall Street Journal indicates that Apple is scrambling to secure last minute content deals just weeks before the iPad release. Most of the negotiations seem to center around the price drop for TV shows to 99 cents from $1.99-$2.99 current pricing.

{Source: WSJ}
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Steve Jobs is known for changing the landscape of the technology world, but now he's helping to improve the way organ donations are treated with a new bill. This coming week marks his one year anniversary for his liver transplant.

{Source: http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/03/19/steve-jobs-i-was-almost-one-of-the-ones-that-died-waiting-for-a-liver/}
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Apple is on the ball folks! Just two weeks before the release of the highly anticipated iPad, Apple has officially invited developers to begin submitting their apps for the grand opening of the iPad App Store. In an email sent to developers, Apple writes:

{Source: tuaw.com}
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One really interesting aspect of these heady few weeks before the iPad goes on sale is seeing all the different ways in which companies and developers are using their imagination to tap into its potential. For example, the large, and by all accounts gorgeous, screen obviously lends itself to being the perfect medium for displaying art, much more so than the smaller iPhone/iPod touch.

Digital media company Neutrinos has already picked up on the iPad’s potential in this area, and in particular the displaying of limited edition concert posters, which it intends to market through its Rock Shop app. Aside from displaying the artwork from the limited edition posters and enabling the user to directly purchase the physical poster, often from the creator or design studio themselves, the app will provide quick links to Wikipedia and the iTunes Store to enable users to find out more about the featured music artists. This is what Matt Tuzzolo, Senior Developer at Neutrinos, had to say about Rock Show:
Rock Show will be available as a free download from the iTunes iPad App Store following Apple’s application approval process. Visit Rock Show to sign up for more information.

By Maura Sutton
www.iPadForums.net
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Apple is serious about secrecy and security. They have taken it to a whole new level above and beyond what other companies have done in the past. You would think they were developing cold fusion, not just an oversized iPhone. But, this is the world we live in.

So, if you need to score an early iPad for your business or development reasons, Apple apparently has a list of hoops you need to jump through in order to get one.

What are some of the requirements? How about the fact that the iPad can only be used in a room with blacked out windows? Oh, and it needs to be tethered to a fixed object in the room securely so that it can't ever leave the room.

We picked this up from Business Insider here: You Won't Believe What Apple Is Making Developers Do To Get Early Access To An iPad

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