Apple sells over 1 million iPhoto apps; additional possible issues with new iPad

The website Macgasm recently pointed out that the new iPhoto app for iOS has been purchased over 1 million times in 10 days — and that the $5 million in revenue is likely more than RIM took in on sales of its PlayBook. This is one more bit of evidence highlighting the amazing popularity of the iPad and iPhone.

The new iPad has gotten off to a tremendous start, but there continue to be isolated reports of various issues. The fact that it runs a bit warmer doesn't seem to be a problem, and that issue has sort of died down. There are now reports that some of the new iPads have trouble getting a WiFi signal. You can read more on AppleInsider. One purchaser found that his new iPad couldn't get a signal. He returned the iPad, and the replacement worked just fine. You can also read about it in the Apple Support Forum.

The most interesting issue is the fact that 4G LTE on the new iPad can cause you to burn through your monthly data allotment if you aren't careful. The Wall Street Journal tells about one user who spent two hours streaming the NCAA basketball tournament to his iPad — and used up his 2GB in two hours. I also read that if you watch a high-definition movie over 4G, you could use up 2GB in an hour. So if you have the new iPad and are planning to use it for something data-intensive, like watching a movie, you'd better be in the vicinity of a WiFi hotspot.

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Also, the New York Times reports that while the retina display is great, it's not likely that many websites will upgrade the quality of their images to accommodate the higher resolution.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.