Articles By Wendy Li
The new iPad has debuted with striking features - Retina Display, A5X dual core chip with quad core graphics, 4G LTE and 5- megapixel rear-facing (iSight) camera. However, the good times don't last long - a serial of controversies and criticism are now surfacing.
If you have purchased a Verizon iPad Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, you will get a pleasant surprise at the same time, at least for now - you can also surf the web on AT&T’s network on your Verizon iPad, although the tech giant could have opted to restrict the device's operation on other networks.
Wireless carrier Sprint has called off its spectrum-hosting deal with would-be LTE operator LightSquared, following unresolved issues the latter had with the FCC. The satellite portion of LightSquared’s operations has been nearly wiped out by government regulators, because it interfered with GPS signals.
According to market figures released by research firm IDC, China is bound to overtake the U.S. in smartphone shipments by the end of 2012, becoming the leading market. IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecast that China’s smartphone market will climb from 18.2 percent in 2011 to 20.7 percent in 2012, while U.S.’ market would drop from 21.3 to 20.
According to J.D. Power and Associates, Apple has ranked top among smartphone manufacturers in terms of customer satisfaction, and it achieved this ranking for the seventh consecutive time.
The Land of Oz – Australia – is the first country where the new iPad got released on Friday morning. Luke Soules, the founder of California-based gadget repair firm – iFixit – made his way to Australia and picked up an iPad from a local store in Melbourne city. Here is what the iFixit guy revealed in the ultimate iPad postmortem.
Dave Girouard, Vice President of Product Management (Google Apps), has resigned from his post. He is leaving Google behind to start his own company name UpStart.
Recently, Nokia staged a comeback in the high-end smartphone market with its Windows-based Lumia phone lineup. Now, it is rumored that the Finnish cell phone giant will be first to bring out a Windows 8 tablet that may pose a threat to the new iPad.
The Apple’s gem is here and possibly some of you have already purchased it. The new iPad brings many rare features like Retina display and quad-core graphics, but it also misses a few things.
The new iPad hits the market on Friday, March 16 at 8 a.m. worldwide and Apple fans in Australia will be among the first to get their hands on the new tablet. In the U.S., the coveted device will hit Apple stores as well as retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy.