In this video I unbox a 16GB WiFi iPad which I just purchased at the Apple Store today. iOS 4.2 launched today so I wanted to see all the fuss was about on the iPad. Plenty more iPad videos coming up. Going to have a full rundown of iOS 4.2 up in a bit. Stay Tuned.
Nov 22, 2010 - 2:34 PM - by Maura
By now hopefully everyone is busy downloading iOS 4.2 and waiting with baited breath while it installs. Is it just me or does everyone sit rooted to the spot staring at the updating line on the iTunes screen and not daring to move in case anything goes wrong? Just me then, okay! Anyway, once everything’s all installed and your iPad restarts (cross fingers!), if you’re a fairly new iPad owner or someone who doesn’t have an iPhone 4 or newer iPod touch, you might not have a clue what to do next with your shiny new operating system, so here's a few quick pointers.
For starters, Game Center will be right in front of you on the home screen so that’s easy enough for you to investigate, and then you might like to try sorting some of your apps into folders. Simply drag one app of a similar type, such as a game app, onto another of a similar type, and it will open up a folder for you. You can experiment moving different types of apps and see what sort of folders are created automatically.
As for Multitasking, iPhone 4 owners will already be very familiar with how it all works, but if you don’t have an iPhone with Multitasking on it already it's possible that you won’t have a clue what to do next, and staring at your apps and willing them to multitask is not the answer, as I soon found out! What you have to do is double click the home button to access the Multitasking toolbar, where you can switch between the various apps with ease. It's pretty cool! You can also scroll along to the left of this bar to find the new scroll lock button (the physical scroll lock on the right of your iPad is now a mute button).
That should be enough to get you up and running, and the excellent walkthough video from TiPb at the top of the post is also very helpful if you’re not sure what to do next.
Source: iOS 4.2 for iPad walkthrough | TiPb via Mac Rumors: Apple Mac Rumors and News You Care About
Nov 22, 2010 - 12:13 PM - by iDan
We've just received word from several iPadForums.net members (including myself) that the iOS v4.2 update is now available and rolling out! Be sure to post your thoughts, comments, questions or problems on the upgrade in the iOS Section here: iPad OS - Apple iPad Forum
Nov 22, 2010 - 11:50 AM - by iDan
Along with the iPad operating system update slated to hit almost any minute, Apple will be releasing an update for the iPad/iPhone iWorks suite including Numbers, Keynote, and Pages. The update will allow full support for iOS v4.2 multitasking features, the introduction of AirPrint and a variety of other bug fixes:
* Improvement in the reliability of the PDFs
* Fixing a font incompatibility in PDFs
* Presenter-Display support in Keynote 1.3
* Preview how a sheet will print across multiple pages, including an Auto Fit button
* Support for formula entry using a keyboard
* Automatic pagination of tables that cross a page break
* Font-size selection and bold, italic, and underline indicators in the ruler
* Fixes some importing bugs for Pages ’09 and Microsoft Word documents
The update is expected to launch sometime during the day from the App Store.
Nov 22, 2010 - 10:48 AM - by iDan
What's it like to be Steve Jobs at 29 years old? Playboy has the scoop with a re-released interview of Mr. Jobs when he rising to the top of the technology world. The article was publish just months before he was actually was fired from the company he co-founded and built from the ground up. Here are a few interesting clips from the interview:
His supervisor at HP’s favorite thing
Playboy: You went to work for Hewlett-Packard. How did that happen?
Jobs: When I was 12 or 13, I wanted to build something and I needed some parts, so I picked up the phone and called Bill Hewlett–he was listed in the Palo Alto phone book. He answered the phone and he was real nice. He chatted with me for, like, 20 minutes. He didn’t know me at all, but he ended up giving me some parts and he got me a job that summer working at Hewlett-Packard on the line, assembling frequency counters. Assembling may be too strong. I was putting in screws. It didn’t matter; I was in heaven.
I remember my first day, expressing my complete enthusiasm and bliss at being at Hewlett-Packard for the summer to my supervisor, a guy named Chris, telling him that my favorite thing in the whole world was electronics. I asked him what his favorite thing to do was and he looked at me and said, “To ****!” [Laughs] I learned a lot that summer.
On growing apart from Steve Wozniak
Playboy: What happened to the partnership as time went on?
Jobs: The main thing was that Woz was never really interested in Apple as a company. He was just sort of interested in getting the Apple II on a printed circuit board so he could have one and be able to carry it to his computer club without having the wires break on the way. He had done that and decided to go on to other things. He had other ideas.
Playboy: Such as the US Festival rock concert and computer show, where he lost something like $10,000,000.
Jobs: Well, I thought the US Festival was a little crazy, but Woz believed very strongly in it.
Playboy: How is it between the two of you now?
Jobs: When you work with somebody that close and you go through experiences like the ones we went through, there’s a bond in life. Whatever hassles you have, there is a bond. And even though he may not be your best friend as time goes on, there’s still something that transcends even friendship, in a way. Woz is living his own life now. He hasn’t been around Apple for about five years. But what he did will go down in history. He’s going around speaking to a lot of computer events now. He likes that.
Jobs on the mouse
Playboy: Most computers use key strokes to enter instructions, but Macintosh replaces many of them with something called a mouse–a little box that is rolled around on your desk and guides a pointer on your computer screen. It’s a big change for people used to keyboards. Why the mouse?
Jobs: If I want to tell you there is a spot on your shirt, I’m not going to do it linguistically: “There’s a spot on your shirt 14 centimeters down from the collar and three centimeters to the left of your button.” If you have a spot–”There!” [He points]–I’ll point to it. Pointing is a metaphor we all know. We’ve done a lot of studies and tests on that, and it’s much faster to do all kinds of functions, such as cutting and pasting, with a mouse, so it’s not only easier to use but more efficient.
Wishing he could price a Mac at $1,000
Playboy: That’s what critics charge you with: hooking the enthusiasts with premium prices, then turning around and lowering your prices to catch the rest of the market.
Jobs: That’s simply untrue. As soon as we can lower prices, we do. It’s true that our computers are less expensive today than they were a few years ago, or even last year. But that’s also true of the IBM PC. Our goal is to get computers out to tens of millions of people, and the cheaper we can make them, the easier it’s going to be to do that. I’d love it if Macintosh cost $1000.
On quality and motivation
Playboy: Does it take insane people to make insanely great things?
Jobs: Actually, making an insanely great product has a lot to do with the process of making the product, how you learn things and adopt new ideas and throw out old ideas. But, yeah, the people who made Mac are sort of on the edge.
Playboy: What’s the difference between the people who have insanely great ideas and the people who pull off those insanely great ideas?
Jobs: Let me compare it with IBM. How come the Mac group produced Mac and the people at IBM produced the PCjr? We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build Mac for anybody else. We built it... [Read More]
Nov 22, 2010 - 10:33 AM - by Maura
As everyone waits for iOS 4.2 to become available as it slowly rolls out across the world this Monday (still no update so far here in the UK! Argh, hurry up!), one interesting piece of news that has already emerged is that the incredibly useful Find My iPhone MobileMe feature is now free, and comes as standard in iOS 4.2 for any iPad, iPhone 4 or fourth-generation iPod touch. We’ve all read the stories by now about how well it worked when it was part of MobileMe, so it’s excellent news to find that the feature is now free and can be activated in just a few simple steps once iOS 4.2 is safely installed on your iOS device.
In case you’re not already familiar with this feature, it enables you to pinpoint the location of your lost device on a map, display a message on the lost device’s screen, set a passcode lock remotely and initiate a remote wipe to delete all your data if the worst comes to the worst, although with the proviso that should you find your device again you can always restore all the erased data from your last backup.
Nov 22, 2010 - 9:37 AM - by iDan
At last, Apple has announced the iOS v4.2 will be released today for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch! According to MacWorld, Apple will begin the rollout by 10:00 am Pacific Time. This update is HUGE and many of us have been waiting for it since the release of iOS v4 on the iPhone this past summer. In order to upgrade, the iPad must be connected to a computer and within iTunes click on "Check for Update". Check out the entire press release below and continue the discussion here: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/13...es-really.html
CUPERTINO, California—November 22, 2010—Apple® today announced that iOS 4.2, the latest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, is available today for download for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch®. iOS 4.2 brings over 100 new features from iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 to iPad including Multitasking, Folders, Unified Inbox, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint.
“iOS 4.2 makes the iPad a completely new product, just in time for the holiday season,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Once again, the iPad with iOS 4.2 will define the target that other tablets will aspire to, but very few, if any, will ever be able to hit.”
iPad users can now run their favorite apps and switch between them instantly, while preserving iPad’s legendary battery life. Users can organize their apps with drag-and-drop simplicity using Folders, and Mail now features a Unified Inbox, fast inbox switching and a threaded message view.
Game Center allows iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users to challenge and play friends or be matched automatically with new opponents, showcase their scores and achievements, and discover new games their friends are playing.
AirPlay is a new feature for streaming music, video and photos wirelessly from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to Apple TV®, transforming Apple TV into a great accessory for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iOS users also will be able to use AirPort Express® and AirPlay to stream wirelessly to any stereo or powered speakers, or directly to AirPlay-enabled speakers coming to market in the months ahead.
AirPrint is a next-generation Wi-Fi print architecture that dramatically simplifies printing by completely eliminating printer drivers. A selection of AirPrint enabled printers including the HP Photosmart, HP LaserJet Pro and HP Officejet will be the first to support printing direct from iOS devices. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to any printer that supports AirPrint.
The Find My iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) feature is now free to use without a MobileMe℠ subscription and helps you locate your missing device.* The Find My iPhone app is a free download on the App Store℠ and lets users easily locate a missing device on a map and have it display a message or play a sound. Users can even remotely lock or wipe data from a lost device to protect privacy.
Other new features that iOS 4.2 brings to the iPad include: the ability to rent TV episodes directly to iPad using the iTunes® App with a 30 day viewing window and a 48 hour session window once playback is started; the ability to easily find and highlight specific words and phrases on web pages in Safari®; enhanced enterprise support so businesses can take advantage of stronger security features, new device management capabilities and improved enterprise integration; industry-leading accessibility enhancements; and support for 25 additional languages, including Korean, Portuguese and Traditional Chinese.
The revolutionary iPad allows users to connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before. You can browse the web, read and send email, enjoy and share photos, watch HD videos, listen to music, play games, read ebooks and much more, using the innovative Multi-Touch™ user interface. iPad weighs just 1.5 pounds, making it easy to carry and use anywhere.
Today, customers have downloaded more than seven billion apps from the groundbreaking App Store and more than 300,000 apps are available to consumers in 90 countries, with more than 40,000 native iPad apps. Over 125 million iOS users around the world can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.
The iOS 4.2 update is available today to download to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by syncing the device with iTunes 10.1. iOS 4.2 is... [Read More]
Nov 22, 2010 - 7:44 AM - by Maura
The Guardian reports that News Corp head Rupert Murdoch and Apple CEO Steve Jobs are planning to announce a new digital newspaper called the Daily by the end of November. According to The Guardian, Jobs and Murdoch have secretly been working on the project in New York for the past few months, which would see the first newspaper in the world to be designed exclusively for tablets such as the iPad.
Of course many newspapers already have their own iPhone and iPad versions, but the Daily would differ from these in that it would have no print or web presence, and would be a solely digital publication. With no printing or distribution costs, the Daily, which would be focused on US news, would retail for as little as $0.99/£0.62 per week.
The Guardian piece refers to additional reporting on the subject in Woman’s Wear Daily which says that the Daily will be based on the 26th floor of News Corps’ New York offices, and that 100 journalists have already been employed to work on the paper, including the Sun’s online editor, Pete Picton.
Apparently Murdoch had the initial idea for the digital-only Daily after reading in a survey that readers spent more time reading articles and content on their iPad than they did on the Internet.
Source: The Guardian
To say that the Apple iPad has been a success would be a huge understatement. Apple has not only made a hot selling product but they created an entire market that didn't exist before. Now we see tablets from a ton of other manufacturers coming out - and Apple created this whole entire category. It seems that the sales rate of the iPad has exceeded even Apple's wildest expectations... so they are trying to pump out even more units for the holiday season and next year. That's according to analyst Mike Abramsky at RBC Capital. He claims that they have increased Q4 manufacturing orders to 40 million units. Apple also plans to build 40 million more in 2011.
The only sour note, if you call it that, is that they've decreased the amount of units of the Verizon iPhone to 20 million units (from 30 million) - however, if they are able to sell even 20 million units this will represent a huge sales push on a network that they have no representation on right now.
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If you've been wondering when the iPad 2 would be coming out we can't help you. We can however let you know which parts suppliers have been tapped to help in the creation of the iPad 2.
Digitimes can say it better then I could, so here's the full quote from them:
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