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Estimated 2 million iPads of new design to be built by year's end

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DigiTimes continues to share rumors of new iPads coming in March of next year, and says that in order to meet demand, Apple will start stockpiling as many as 2 million units by the end of this year. Apparently, there are two designs in the works, code-named J1 and J2. Both have a higher resolution than the iPad 2, as well as different specs and sizes. Since things are still at an early stage, apparently Apple hasn't yet decided which model will be released. It likely depends on availablility of components, production costs, and market.



Rumor: Complete overhaul of iPad and iPhone in 2012

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Following a report in Digitimes, blogs repeated the rumor late yesterday that the iPad and iPhone will have a complete overhaul in 2012. The anonymous source: the guys in Asia who supply the parts. You can read a useful discussion on AppleInsider. According to the rumors, there are two iPads in development: one that comes in March that's a modest update, and one later that would be the iPad 3.



Bracketron Universal Tablet Headrest Mount and Twist360 Reviews

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With the rapid ascent of tablet popularity, headrest mounts are quickly becoming a means to convert a tablet into an inexpensive, high-end in-car entertainment system. Getting a bracket that is durable, reasonably priced and firmly holds the tablet in place can be a challenge. Do Bracketron's two headrest mount products exceed these baseline expectations? Read on to find out.



WINNERS: iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 10/31

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Happy Halloween everyone!  And thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekend Giveaway this week. We have selected the winners of this weekend's Giveaway. We gave away 11 apps!

And the winners are...(drumroll please): Carroll Winans, Wilmer Ayala, Larry Martin, Gloria Bishop, Laura Friedrich, António Costa, Pedro Costa, Sharla Russell, Bonnie Rottstin, Mike Bassett, and Hector Constantzos!



Extreme Portfolio™ by G-Form: Review

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The G-Form Extreme folio is made from a spongy type substance without the holes.  It comes available in yellow or black colors.  The folio style is my personal favorite type of all the iPad case selections.  I like the variety of the many different viewing angles it offers.  G-Form uses proprietary RPT technology and Poron XRD material to absorb energy while protecting the iPad from impact.  Its products are all made with the intentions of protecting the iPad at all cost.  I haven’t seen any other cases on the market offer more protection ability. 



OrganiDoc HD for iPad

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Do you miss having a USB drive on your iPad for file storage via a flash drive? Well, you may not miss it anymore once you discover OrganiDoc HD. It pretty much functions like a USB flash drive would. OrganicDoc HD is an iPad file-management app designed to support a wide range of files or file formats. When using this app, you can store movie or video files, images, and various document files in a clean interface. There are three main sections that are part of the app on the upper portion of the screen. They include a documents (doc) tab, the video (media) tab, and the images (photo) tabs. Different forms of files can be segregated and imported into these tabs.



iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaways! 10/28

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Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works:



Dark Meadow on Sale for Halloween!

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Looking for a real scare this weekend, check out Dark Meadow for $2.99 for a limited time. One of the creepier looking games for your iPhone/iPad, and should certainly put you in the mood for some Halloween cheer, or doom ...or something. Anyway, read on for gory details about the sale... and some coming features in the game! Mwahahahahahaha!....



Review: Wrap 1200 Video Eyewear

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What gadget lover doesn't dream of the day they can be wearing sunglasses with overlay displays, augmenting their reality with location statistics, friend status, emails and every so often, a video. While we haven't quite yet progressed to having a low-cost consumer device that does all these things, the Vuzix Wrap 1200 delivers on at least one of these features. Read on to learn more.



Go ahead and brag, with Braggables.com

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Go ahead and brag.  Whether it's because your kid is an honor student or your niece is adorable, or just because you have an iPad or iPhone.  Or maybe it's all of the above?!  If so, you are in luck because the nice folks at Braggables.com have a line of iOS accessories (named iBrag of course) that let you carry your gadgets in style and brag about your loved ones at the same time! Their items are available in a 'wet crocodile' style that many women pay a lot more for at stores like Brighton, but to be honest, as a man, I like it too, at least in black!



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.