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March 24, 2011

iPad 2 Shipping In 25 Countries

Apple’s ultrathin tablet will begin shipping to multiple countries on March 25 and then will ship in Hong Kong, Korea, and Singapore in April. Expect it to arrive in Japan around the same time. 

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK will receive the iPadden at 5pm local time and online at 1am. Interestingly, the release parrots the “post-PC” talk of the iPad 2 launch event, describing the iPad 2 as a “second-generation of its third post-PC device.” 
source : Techcrunch)

March 20, 2011

March 16, 2011

Ipad 2 Shortage Hits Stores

If you want an iPad 2, prepare to wait awhile. Strong demand online and in retail stores has led to sellouts in most locations and extended online delays for all models.

Online orders originally promised delivery in two to three days. Hours before units even became available for purchase in retail stores, the estimated shipping time surged from two to three weeks, and then to three to four weeks. As of Tuesday morning, the online Apple Store is showing a four- to five-week backlog for online orders.

In retail stores, units are few and far between, with most stores selling out. This includes retail partners like Best Buy, Walmart, Verizon and AT&T. The one exception seems to be Apple’s Austin pop-up store.
Although Apple’s temporary storefront is still drawing in the SXSW crowds, stock is being replenished — at least for the time being — on a daily basis.

After selling out of iPad 2 units Sunday, crowds gathered to wait in line before the store opened at noon Monday. At 4:45 p.m., I stepped into the store after a brief wait (only a limited number of customers are allowed inside at a time) and was able to pick up a 64 GB Wi-Fi-only iPad.

With the original iPad, the strong demand for the device forced Apple to delay its international rollout. Online availability continued to be tight through the summer. In late July, I ordered an iPad 3G that took three weeks to ship.

If the launch is any indication, Apple might be facing the same situation with the iPad 2. Apple’s channel inventory for the original iPad was below company targets until late in the middle of the first quarter (November 2010 for Apple). Reports indicate that the company has made significant investments in shoring up production of the second-generation product, however, the addition of a white color and a 3G offering for both AT&T and Verizon might mean that it will take some time for the right units to get to the right stores.

March 3, 2011

iPad will Grab 80% of Tablet Market : Forrester

Apple is set to solidify its market dominance in the tablet sector -- garnering 80 percent of U.S. market for 2011  on the heels of the iPad 2 launch, according to Forrester Research. "The competing products we’ve seen announced so far from Motorola, RIM, HP, and others, while impressive, have fatally flawed price and distribution strategies, which leads us to our call that of the 24.1 million tablets that will sell to U.S. consumers in 2011, at least 20 million will be iPads," writes Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps, in a blog post on the iPad 2.

Despite the improved features, the real factors that will keep the iPad 2 ahead of competitors -- mobile app content and Apple's retail channel -- have more to do with Apple's strategy of cultivating an emotional connection with consumers beyond the device itself, says Rotman Epps..The Apple Store also comes into play in the equation. "Competing tablets will all rely on Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, and carriers to sell their devices among many other products. At the Apple Store, the iPad is featured front and center, and consumers can try it out and have knowledgeable sales staff teach them how to use it and discover new content," says Rotman Epps.

It's no surprise that Apple's 65,000 iPad apps give it a huge edge over the competition. Twenty-three percent of consumers considering buying a tablet rank "number of available apps" in their top-three important features, according to a Forrester survey conducted in January 2011.

 The updated model, which was presented by  Steve Jobs yesterday has  dual cameras, a faster dual-core processor and a sleeker design ,it was clear that the new tablet  provides just enough improvements to keep Apple in the lead in the hotly contested tablet wars.

Key upgrades in the iPad 2 include a dual core processor, two cameras for video conf
erencing and a lighter, thinner design  ( 33% thinner than iPad1) dual-core processors with twice the CPU speed and 9  times the graphics rendering speed. along with 10 hours of battery life,

Also vaunting Apple further ahead is the newly reduced price of the old 16GB Wi-Fi iPad by $100 to $399.The refresh of the iPad also comes with an HDMI video out accessory cable that delivers HDMI mirrored video output up to 1080p that works with all apps so anything you see on the iPad screen you see on TV.

 Apple is beating its rivals to retail by a long shot, as most of their devices are still not on sale yet, with the exception of the Motorola Xoom.Forrester's surveys show that consumers expect to pay only $257 for a tablet as of January 2011, down from $504 in June 2010. 

"Tablets are expensive to build, but consumers expect them to be cheap. And, our data shows that they don't want to be tied in to a fixed data contract, and they don't want to buy from a carrier--meaning that pricing strategies that work for mobile phones won't work for tablets," says Rotman Epps

iPad1 vs iPad 2 : Infographic Comparison

Apple sold nearly 15 million iPads last year, generating $9.5 billion in revenue in the nine months after its launch, Steve Jobs announced on stage at a press event Wednesday.Apple previously announced that it sold 3.27 million iPads in the first quarter of sales, and another 4.19 million in the second.

Recent research from eMarketer estimates that consumers will purchase 81.3 million tablets in 2012, up from 15.7 million this year, 34 million of which could be iPads. Gartner estimates that 19.5 million tablets have been purchased this year, and will multiply to 54.8 million in 2011 and more than 208 million by 2014, “driven by sales of the iPad,” the firm claims.
In the U.S., Forrester expects 24 million tablets will be sold, a full 20 million of which will be iPads

 With iPad 2, things are a bit different. Apple no longer has the luxury of being the only game in town as competitors from across the consumer electronics space prepare to take on the incumbent.Here ipad 2 is compared with other  competitors like  competing devices — like the Motorola Xoom  and the HP TouchPad, which won’t be available for a few more months.
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The iPad 2 Launch : A Giant Leap For Man.. Small leap For Apple

 The iPAD 2  has finally been launched . and yes contrary to speculation .. Steve Jobs was there on person to launch the  iPad 2.

The iPad 2 is thinner than the iPhone 4, twice as fast as the last tablet, camera-equipped, and goes on sale this month in a surprisingly fast roll-out that highlights the fierce competition in the tablet market.

Apple sold nearly 15 million iPads in nine months of 2010, two or three times as many as analysts had predicted. The company is expected to sell 30 million or more this year, which would generate close to $20 billion in sales. 

Tim Cook , who has run Apple in Jobs' absence, was present but took a backseat to his chief, who said rivals were just "flummoxed" by the iPad. The familiar sight of the Silicon Valley legend in a black turtleneck and jeans cheered fans and investors who had fretted about the health of the charismatic company co-founder. Shares of Apple, which had been flat, climbed as much as 1.4 per cent after he strode onstage.

In the run-up to the event, there had been almost as much speculation about whether Jobs would appear as there was about the device itself. Jobs, who has been treated for a rare form of cancer, had been on indefinite medical leave for an undisclosed condition.

Shares of Cupertino, California-based Apple rose 0.8 per cent to $352.07 on Nasdaq at mid-afternoon.

Tablets are seen as a must-have device for consumers and many businesses over the next few years. Analysts expect the market to surge to more than 50 million units this year, and 200 million units by 2015.

As in the smartphone market, Apple's chief rival is expected to be Google Inc's Android platform, which is free to license and is being used on a number of tablets. 

As apple Inc's maestro Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil the iPad 2 on Wednesday, drawing a standing ovation with his surprise return to the spotlight after a brief medical absence.

February 24, 2011

The iPad 2 :Expectations Vs Hype

Expectations from iPad 2

The coming of ipad 2 has generated a lot of expectations from Apple Fans and  the  Industry  While there are many rumors floating on ipad 2, We bring you  ; some innights  from Business Leaders,  Who have been following the Apple Story for a long time

Here  are some Insights from select industry leaders and Apple users 

The iPad 2 needs to include not one, but two cameras. The main camera should be at least 3 megapixels (preferably 5) and include a flash and the ability to capture video. Video capture at 720p HD would be nice, but that's probably asking too much. The secondary (and hopefully user-facing) camera should rate at least 1 megapixel

Might be a  pipe dream, but with  4G networks spreading across the U.S. (and other markets) in the form of LTE, WiMax, and HSPA+. The next-gen iPad needs to jump ahead of the 3G pack and shoot straight for 4G. Whether it is WiMax, HSPA+, or LTE, Apple should be looking ahead at the next year and making sure its tablet can handle all (or any) of the major 4G networks.

A penta-band (850/900/1700/1900/2100MHz) HSPA+ iPad at 21Mbps would be the safest bet for Apple to make, as it would give it speedy access on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks in the U.S., and an array of network operators overseas.

The next generation iPad is widely rumored to come equipped with a FaceTime camera for video calling and a gyroscope for advanced motion control sensing, also the ipad 2  is expected to be thinner than the previous model and have an improved display, and may even include a built-in USB connector

The new iPad may thinner than the existing model and essentially made from one piece of metal with no pins needed. It requires a new type of manufacturing process as a result, similar to the company’s unibody approach seen in MacBooks

Unless there’s a new seven-inch model we’ll be amazed if the iPad 2 price is dramatically lower than the model it replaces: Apple isn’t struggling to shift units and rivals are charging similar prices. But some say it can be available at around $ 300.

According to Rumors the new iPad might get an ultra-dense, double-resolution screen, similar to the "retina" display on the iPhone 4. iPad 2 will indeed add "at least one" camera for video chat, the anonymously sourced Journal story claims—raising the possibility that it won't get a rear-facing camera for recording HD video, like on such Android-powered competitors as the Dell Streak 7, the Motorola Xoom, and the LG G-Slate.

GigaOm has an interesting perspective, noting that the Journal piece "feels like an intentional leak" on Apple's part, intended not only to "bolster interest" in the next-generation iPad but also to deflate "some of the loftier expectations floating around," such as word that the iPad 2 might arrive with an eye-popping, 2,048-by-1,536 pixel display.
while the iPad 2 will be available through both AT&T and Verizon, it won't be offered by Sprint or T-Mobile—and don't count on 4G data support either, the Journal adds.Word had already been circulating that a "retina" display for the next iPad might not materialize, although there's still plenty of chatter that the iPad 2 will boast a pair of cameras—one in front, another in back—and perhaps a longed-for SD memory card slot.

.Most analysts are speculating that the technological improvements of the second version will include but not be limited to: a dual-core processor with more RAM, dual GSM/CDMA chip, SD card slot, and display port video output