iPad news is steady and strong as the iPad enters a new era of competition — everyone’s out to get the iPad !! Here are the best tidbits …
* Google’s Chrome browser to be available on iPad, iPhone
* Apple Could Sell $10B Of iPad Minis In FY ’13
* Apple’s Longtime Mac Hardware Chief Retiring
* Chrome tops App Store list of free apps
* A Hardware Update, Friending Google
* Family uses iPad to find assailants
* Apple iPad Mini To Replace iPad 2
. . . and more
A Hardware Update, Friending Google
Keeping you in the loop on some of the things happening around Apple this past week.
Hardware update. Apple announced that the head of hardware engineering, Bob Mansfield, is going to retire and that he’ll be replaced by Dan Riccio, vice president of iPad hardware engineering, in several months.
Full story : Forbes
Apple iPad Mini To Replace iPad 2
In a research note Thursday, Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves said he expects Apple to come out with an “iPad mini” in October.
The device would have a 7.85-inch display compared with the current iPad’s 9.7-inch screen, he says. The smaller iPad likely would be priced starting at $299 for a model with 8 gigabytes of flash storage. That compares with $399 for the lowest-priced iPad today, which is an older model iPad 2.
Full story : Investor’s Business Daily
Apple Could Sell $10B Of iPad Minis In FY ’13
Anticipating huge demand for the Apple iPad mini — a device that the company has yet to announce — Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves today upped his EPS forecast for the September 2013 fiscal year to $55 a share from $53.
The analyst thinks Apple can sell 35 million iPad minis in fiscal 2013 at $299, with 25% cannibalization of the larger version of the tablet. He adds that a lower level of cannibalization — or a higher average selling price — could drive his estimates higher still.
Full story : Forbes
Google’s Chrome browser to be available on Apple’s iPad, iPhone
Google Inc’s Chrome, the world’s top Internet browser, is now available on the iPhone and iPad, as Apple Inc finally granted access to its arch-foe’s more popular Web-surfing app.
At Google’s annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco on Thursday, company executives announced the development as well as a limited launch of a cloud-computing and hosting service
Full story : CHANNELS
Apple’s Longtime Mac Hardware Chief Retiring
Bob Mansfield, senior vice president of hardware engineering at Apple and one of the driving forces behind the Mac, iPhone and iPad product lines, is transitioning into retirement, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company said Thursday.
Mansfield, who reports to CEO Tim Cook, joined Apple in 1999 through its acquisition of Raycer Graphics. He has been in charge of Mac engineering since 2005 and iPad engineering from the product’s beginnings.
Full story : CRN
Family uses iPad to find assailants
A Joburg family used an iPad app to help the police track a gang of house robbers terrorising residents in the upmarket suburbs of Bryanston and Douglasdale.
Last Wednesday the Haynes family was confronted by armed, balaclava-clad men in their bedrooms. They were tied up and robbed in the early hours. But just hours after the robbers made their getaway, the police swooped on the men at a house in Tembisa after the family activated the iCloud service for iPads and iPhones.
Full story : Independent Online
Chrome tops App Store list of free apps
Chrome was at the top of the free downloads list for the iPhone and the iPad Friday morning, and Google Drive is the second-most downloaded iPad app.
The iOS version of Chrome feels a lot like the desktop version and even comes with Google’s ’Incognito Mode’ for private mobile browsing. Users can turn on the mode by heading to the settings menu — in Chrome, it’s denoted by an icon with three horizonal lines — and will be able t o switch fairly quickly between the two modes on the iPad.
Full story : Washington Post
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