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iPad supplies constrained, demand high; Speculation on 4-inch iPhone

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According to AppleInsider, market research firm Gartner is projecting that Apple will sell 73 million iPads in 2012, accounting for 61.4% of the tablet market. That's about 1.4 million iPads per week. Apparently some manufacturers are simply ceding the territory to Apple for the time being, until Windows 8 arrives, Microsoft's new operating system that will run on both tablets and PCs.



Warning: do NOT try to apply this cover to the iPad 3!

I dedicate a complete article to warn possible victims of the following case as the eBay seller, while completely aware of the case not fitting (this is why he's raised the price from some 5 UK Pounds to 99 to avoid anyone purchasing it), didn't really send out e-mails to his customers telling them NOT to try to put the given case on iPad 3's.

 



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 4-9

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. We have selected the winners of this Giveaway. We gave away 15 apps!

And the winners are... (drumroll please):  Simon Shu, Samuel Donovan, Paul Schurink, Roberto Novoa, Juliana Sparks, Sutasinee McClary, Tom Clair, Sheri Johnson, Byron gallegos, Justin Hess, Nicholas Walker, Jason Ayres, Norm Huehlefeld, Christopher Turner and Anne Bettiol!



iDoc's Top 10 iPhone App Recommendations.

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Considering how many apps are available in the Apple app store, not to mention how many are actually on my iPhone (close to 300), it's a bit daunting of a task to come up with only 10 apps to recommend here and now! There are simply so many amazing and award-winning apps out there and each is suited to an individual uniquely.



Tim Cook is a Baller

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was the highest paid CEO for 2011. Reported by the New York Times [via Bloomberg], the data from research firm Equilar tracked Tim’s money flow for 2011. I think you'll be very surprised by the numbers...



What I played this week - Fibble and SugarSync!

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Fibble HD is a 3D physics/puzzle game that is a beauty to behold on the iPad, but before I give my review, I have to do a mini-review of the awesomely redesigned SugarSync (which is not a game--sorry about that). The old version of SS (a cloud file syncing app--reviewed here), was not well suited to iPad, but the coders have fixed that in their recent upgrade! So before I tell you how great Fibble is, I want to tell you how great SugarSync has become...


Playing back high definition video from outside the iTunes store on (also) the new iPad - UPDATE: RushPlayer + demo videos

So far, I've preferred using my high-end 17” Macbook Pro for watching full HD (1920*1080) videos as the screen is able to natively, without downsizing the picture, play back the content. With the new, high-resolution, Retina iPad, playing back even Full HD video has become much more desirable than even on a high-end  Macbook Pro: far better screen quality (vastly superior IPS technology vs. TN film, even if the latter is of pretty good quality), no fan noise, no need to connect it to the wall plug (playing back even the most demanding 1080p H.264 videos at max brightness only decreases battery charge by about 18% an hour and doesn't really heat up the iPad 3), mobility, no annoying overheating etc.



WiFi, 3G issues with new iPad

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While problems with the new iPad aren't widespread, there do seem to be a couple issues cropping up with some of them. 9To5Mac is reporting that Apple is actively investigating a WiFi problem on the new iPad that seems to exclusively affact the WiFi-only models. Problems include dropped connections, slow dowload and upload speeds, and difficulty making a connection. Many of those reporting the issues used previous models of the iPad with no problem, so the fault clearly seems to be with the new model. Those with the 4G iPad aren't affected.



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway 4/6

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Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go to iPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners. If you win an app, we will email you the promo code to redeem the app for free. If you win an accessory, we will mail it to you.



More rumors: 7.85-inch iPad, Apple TV set

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Apple develops prototypes when it's exploring a new product. A prototype doesn't necessarily guarantee that they'll eventually bring the device to market. But it does show that Apple is seriously considering it. And the most recent rumors of a 7.85-inch iPad prototype show that Apple does indeed seem to be considering such a device.



Everything iPad - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

What's bigger than an iPhone, smaller than a MacBook, and the most anticipated Apple product since the original iPhone? On January 27, at a special invitation only event at the San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Steve Jobs announced Apple's new "magical, revolutionary product" -- the iPad. Meant to fill the gap between the laptop and phone, Jobs said it was "way better" than either. Let's take a look at it.

Thin, lightweight, and powerful

The iPad shares many hardware features with the iPhone, including an accelerometer, an orientation sensor to switch from portrait to landscape mode, solid-state memory, and the same 30-pin doc connector. Connectivity is also virtually the same, with wireless 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR included on all models.

iPad runs iPhone apps!

The iPad will run a version of iPhone OS, and the new device can run virtually any app developed for the iPhone or iPod touch. Aps developed for the iPhone can run on the iPad in native resolution but is large enough to touch type on.

The larger screen not only makes familiar iPhone apps like Calendar, Mail, and Safari look stunning, it also provides screen real estate for more complex elements in the UI. For example, Calendar display a split-sreen view that describes the day's appointments on the left and shows you a color map of used time slots on the right. The split-screen view in Contacts displays you contacts list on the left and the full information for the contact you've selected on the right.

An ebook reader and more

Although not build into the iPad, Apple will offer a free app called iBooks, which will allow you to download and read books from it's new virtual bookstore. The new iBooks store will be accessed from and as easy to use as iTunes.

The ultimate media device?

The iPad is not the world's first tablet PC or the first eBook reader. Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, and others sell Windows-based tablets, and Amazon has had considerable success with it's Kindle. But Apple thinks the iPad will reinvent the category by offering a vastly superior multi-touch interface an easy access to a wide-variety of apps and media via iTunes. Aple hopes to make the iPad the ultimate media device by leveraging it's existing assets which include over 100 million paying iTunes customers, established relationships with music and video content providers, and over 100,000 iPhone OS app developers.