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Friday 8 A.M. is Confirmed For iPad 3 Launch

Apple has pushed out a press release today concerning the launch of the new iPad . This will take place in the United States and nine additional countries Friday, March 16 at 8 a.m. local time. The lines will be long and the demand for the new iPad 3 is “off the charts” according to Apple. The following countries are included for the initial launch on Friday: the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Apple also confirmed other big box retailer stores for the U.S.  that will offer the iPad 3 tablet they are as follows: Best Buy, Radio Shack, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart. As for the international launch, Apple is still on track to launch in an additional 23 countries the following week on March 23. The full press release from Apple is after the break. Continue reading

Huge Savings on iPad 1st Gen

new iPadNow the Apple Store is offering the iPad 1 on sale at a big savings. This iPad 1st generation on clearance with the price ranging from up to $200-$230 off the original retail price tag. These iPad tablets are basically in like-new condition and Apple offers the the same 1-year warranty that the iPad 2 tablet products receive. These refurbished iPad tablets also include a new battery and new outer aluminum casing. These iPad supplies are for a limited time so don’t wait. At the Apple Store here.

United Airlines Gives Out 11,000 iPads to Pilots

So many industries are adopting the iPad tablet as a solution to replace massive printed material whether it be text books or flight bags for commercial pilots. United Airlines announced today that they have made a complete transition to replace flight bags of navigation charts and manuals by offering their pilots 11,000 iPad 2 devices. Delta and American airlines have also gotten on board using the iPad 2 as flight bags.

Putting flight bags on the iPad tablet is a big cost saver because the airlines can save around 40 pounds of paper weight per pilot. Smart decision by the airlines since the iPad is so much easier for pilots to navigate and easier to keep up to date along with the ease of the iPad touch interface.  Continue reading

New iPad Release Gets Production Help

We’ve been hearing rumors that Apple will have a new iPad release in September or October. According to the analyst Michael Walkley, of Canaccord Genulty, says the iPad 2 is squashing the competition due to pricing and margins.  “Our checks indicate both the Motorola Xoom and RIM PlayBook have not sold well at current price points, as we believe competing tablets must sell at a substantial discount to the iPad 2,” he wrote. The iPad tablet price point is too low for competing tablet manufacturers like Blackberry and Motorola to effectively compete. They are simply losing money even if their tablet offerings were in demand. The Motorola Xoom and the Blackberry PlayBook are not selling very well and it appears these companies are losing on both price and sales volume. We’re guessing that this iPad news is going to strike fear into both Amazon and Microsoft who plan upcoming tablet releases.

Further hints of Apple driving a stake in the heart of their iPad tablet’s competition comes from a Digitimes report that Apple will be adding another major manufacturer for iPad tablet production. Foxconn has been Apple’s exclusive contractor for iPad 2 production so it appears that Apple is looking for an additional manufacturer to build the iPad 3 tablets.

The Digitimes article reveals that  Apple’s new iPad production partner will likely be Petagron or Quanta Computers. The glory days of Apple and iOS devices continue to soar.  This is just another telling sign of Apple’s phenomenal success with the iPad tablet. The speculation about a new iPad model this fall is split on whether it will be an iPad HD version of the iPad 2 or a new iPad 3 release.