Got iPad? No? Maybe now is the time to go. We always look forward to the next issue of the iPad InfoManager! Here are the best tidbits …
* Will Apple publicly accept that Samsung did not copy iPad design?
* Rumor: Apple ordering parts for new product made of carbon fiber
* Apple’s mapping fiasco gives rivals an apology-fueled boost
* Apple iPad Accounts For 98% of Tablet Web Browsing
* Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly
* Another iPad Mini Physical Mockup on Video
* iPad Mini Debut Imminent
* Is the iPad too heavy?
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Apple iPad Accounts For 98% of Tablet Web Browsing
Onswipe, a company that specializes in creating touch-screen experiences for the web, today released the results of a new study that looked at what tablet devices people were using to access their websites. The unsurprising result is that the iPad is the tablet most people were using. What is unexpected is the scale of the iPad’s dominance: the device accounted for 98.1% of Onswipe’s unique impressions.
Full story : WebProNews
Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly
Some of the tablet makers at a launch event for Intel’s ‘Clover Trail’ processor emphasized the business smarts of their products as a way to distinguish them from Apple’s market-leading iPad.
Dell, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Acer and other vendors are all banking on the new version of Intel’s Atom chip, officially called the Z2760, coupled with Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS, to give them a fighting chance in a market dominated by Apple.
Full story : PCWorld (blog)
Apple’s mapping fiasco gives rivals an apology-fueled boost
Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized Friday for the company’s error-ridden new mobile mapping service and pledged to improve the application installed on tens of millions of smartphones. In an unusual mea culpa, he invited frustrated consumers to turn to the competition.
Apple released an update to its iPhone and iPad operating system last week that replaced Google Maps with Apple’s own map application. But users quickly complained that the new software offered fewer details, lacked public transit directions and misplaced landmarks, among other problems.
Full story : Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Will Apple publicly accept that Samsung did not copy iPad design?
ech giant Apple has launched a bid to overturn a court ruling that orders it to run an embarrassing national newspaper advertisement admitting that Samsung did not unlawfully copy its iPad design.
A British High Court judge had ordered Apple “to put advertisements in the relevant newspapers and to put a statement on their United Kingdom website”, admitting its Korean rival had not infringed the iPad design.
Full story : Daily News & Analysis
Another iPad Mini Physical Mockup on Video
Mactakara posts some photos and a video with hands on a mockup of the rumored iPad Mini. The video isn’t particularly revealing, and we’ve seen video of these mockups before, but provides another frame of reference for the size of such a device. The photo below shows the relative size next to a 15″ MacBook Pro.
Apparently, the models are relatively easy to obtain for approximately 13 USD, according to a previous video report.
Full story : Mac Rumors
U.S. retailer Urban Outfitters told analysts that was equipping all of its stores with iPad and iPod touch-based payment systems, and never buying another cash register again.
According to a report by Business Insider, the retail chain’s chief information officer Calvin Hollinger said that equipping stores would iPad sales systems would save both space and money, and allow for more customer interaction.
Full story : Apple Insider
iPad Mini Debut Imminent
Apple will begin selling the iPhone 5 in 22 more countries tomorrow. However, now that Apple has released its iPhone 5, investors and Apple enthusiasts will soon begin looking to Apple’s next product launch. Many speculate this will be the “iPad Mini.”
Rumors have been swirling around about the alleged tablet. If Apples does launch a smaller iPad, that will allow it to compete with the 7-inch tablets offered by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google
Full story : Minyanville.com
Is the iPad too heavy?
Barnes and Noble Inc.’s new Nook tablets may not be quite as powerful or versatile as the iPad, but they do beat Apple Inc. in one key measure: weight.
Unveiled Tuesday, the 9-inch HD Nook is 20% lighter than the iPad, a difference that is instantly noticeable after lifting the two tablets, but feels even more pronounced when holding either device in one hand for prolonged periods. The iPad feels overweight by comparison, experts say.
Full story : MarketWatch
Rumor: Apple ordering parts for new product made of carbon fiber
Apple is said to have ordered a large number of parts made of carbon fiber, hinting that a new product may be made of the durable-yet-lightweight material.
The rumored details come from an anonymous source who spoke with Japanese blog Macotakara. In a report published on Wednesday, author “danbo” said that Apple has requested the carbon fiber samples from a Japanese company which began production with the material in mid-March.
Full story : Apple Insider
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