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Apple Unveils Slim 'iPad Air'

New device will be thinner, more powerful, and pricier

(Newser) - Apple today unveiled its latest take on the iPad concept: The iPad Air. This new edition clocks in at just 7.5mm thick and weighs a single pound, the Verge reports. It's got the same screen as the previous iPad—a 9.7-inch Retina Display—and the same 64-bit... More »

US Bans Old iPad, iPhone Imports in Patent Brawl

Samsung scores big win in Apple feud

(Newser) - A big win for Samsung in its long-running patent feud with Apple: The US International Trade Commission has banned imports of the AT&T models of older Apple products including the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G after deciding Apple violated a Samsung patent, the Wall Street Journal reports. Newer... More »

S. Korean Court to Apple, Samsung: You're Both Guilty

3-judge panel makes both companies pay minor fine

(Newser) - Samsung did indeed violate one of Apple's patents in making its Galaxy mobile devices—but Apple violated two of Samsung's patents right back, a South Korean court concluded today. A three-judge panel awarded both companies damages that were a lot lower than what they were asking for, and... More »

Apple Sells 3M iPad 3 Units in First Weekend

But buyers complain the tablet heats up in portrait mode

(Newser) - No wonder Apple can afford to spend $45 billion on a buyback and dividend program : The company sold a whopping 3 million iPads on the tablet's opening weekend, the New York Times reports. That beats estimated sales of the iPad 2's first weekend by three times, and easily... More »

With iPad, Apple Will Own the Future, Too

Even if new version doesn't seem much different: Dan Frommer

(Newser) - Sure, Apple's new iPad may seem only an incremental improvement over its predecessor. But for the company, yesterday's rollout was a very big deal, asserts Dan Frommer at ReadWriteWeb . The new device ensures Apple remains the undisputed king of tablets both in terms of quality and price. And... More »

Apple to Launch High-Rez iPad 3 Early Next Year

Next installment expected to have twice the resolution

(Newser) - Still saving up for that iPad 2? You might wanna hold off a couple more months. Apple is already in development of the iPad 3 and hopes to release it early next year, reports the Wall Street Journal . The device is expected to have twice the resolution for its 9.... More »

Apple's iOS Harbors Security Flaw, Germany Warns

Opening infected PDFs could install malware

(Newser) - IPads, iPhones, and iPods are all vulnerable to “critical weaknesses” that could “allow possible attackers to gain administrator rights and get access to the entire system,” Germany’s IT security agency warned today. Clicking on an infected PDF could allow attackers to install malware without your knowledge,... More »

Another Study Says Planes, Cell Phones Don't Mix

Industry analysis points to 75 suspected cases of interference

(Newser) - You might wanna wait until your plane lands before playing Angry Birds. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association, there were 75 in-flight incidents between 2003 and 2009 that pilots and crew think were linked to cell phones and PEDs, reports ABC News . That includes 26 cases... More »

Teen Sells Kidney for iPad 2

Chinese boy, 17, received about $3K for organ

(Newser) - What would you do for an iPad 2? Probably not what one Chinese teen did: The 17-year-old boy sold one of his kidneys for about $3,000 so he could afford the device. The teen confessed to his mother after arriving home with "a laptop and a new Apple... More »

4 Injured in Clash Outside Beijing Apple Store

What started out as a nice day to get a white iPhone 4 turned ugly

(Newser) - Hundreds lined up in Beijing Saturday to get their hands on a white iPhone 4 or iPad 2—but eager anticipation bubbled over into violence that injured four, CNN reports. An apparent scalper kept trying to cut into the long line of those waiting to enter the Apple store, witnesses... More »

Maine Dropping $200K on iPads for Kindergartners

But will it really improve their learning experience?

(Newser) - Forget finger paint: One Maine city is looking to spend $200,000 next fall to outfit its kindergartners with iPads. "It's definitely an adventure, and it'll be a journey of learning for teachers and students," says one teacher; supposedly, the tablets will make learning more exciting and interactive.... More »

Quake May Cause iPad Part Shortage

Toshiba shut down a flash memory facility

(Newser) - The earthquake that rocked Japan may also put a dent into Apple’s iPad supply, a financial analyst warned yesterday. Two key iPad 2 components—its super-thin battery and its flash memory—are manufactured in Japan, research firm HIS iSuppli noted. Toshiba, which makes the device’s flash memory, had... More »

iPad 2 Glitch: It 'Bleeds'

Light shines through dark background, new owners complain

(Newser) - The iPad 2 is still brand spankin' new to the market, but glitch reports are already coming in: Apple's latest darling may have a “bleeding” problem, Gizmodo reports. Check out the video in the gallery: Light shines oddly from the side of the machine, cutting through an image that’... More »

iPad 2 Sells Out in Smashing Debut

Opening weekend sales up 66% from original iPad

(Newser) - Apple has sold as many as 500,000 iPad 2s in the hot gizmo's debut weekend, way up from the original iPad's debut sales of 300,000. Even more impressive, practically all of those sales happened on just one day, as the iPad 2 was almost completely sold out by... More »

Woman Sells First Spot in iPad 2 Line for $900

41 hours of waiting pays off ... at $22 an hour

(Newser) - A college student made $900 by selling her first-in-line spot in front of the Apple Store in midtown New York before the iPad 2 launch. Amanda Foote arrived at the store at 5pm Wednesday and sold the spot this morning to a guy who wanted the iPad with him for... More »

iPad 2 Review: It's 'The Only Tablet'

Apple stays on top with upgrade

(Newser) - We know what you're wondering: Now that Apple's upgraded to the iPad 2, is it time to take the plunge? If you've already got the original iPad, do you need to trade up? Well, here's what tech experts are saying:
  • The upgrade—it’s a third thinner, 15% lighter, and
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Steve Jobs Himself Introduces New iPad

Apple CEO makes surprise appearance

(Newser) - Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who has been on indefinite medical leave , unveiled the second generation of the iPad himself in San Francisco today. Jobs walked on stage to a standing ovation, wearing his signature black mock turtleneck, blue jeans, and wire-rimmed glasses. "We've been working on this product for... More »

What to Expect From iPad 2

Apple to unveil tablet this morning

(Newser) - Apple is set to unveil its iPad update today at 10am PT, so naturally the tech world is awash in speculation. What should you be expecting? "Not much," opines Farhad Manjoo of Slate . It's been less than a year since the iPad first hit stores, and it's still... More »

Coming March 2: The iPad 2

Sources say big event is likely its unveiling

(Newser) - Good news for Apple fans: The iPad 2 is coming—soon. Apple will hold a big event March 2 in San Francisco, likely the unveiling of the iPad 2, sources tell All Things Digital . The new version is expected to be thinner than the original, with a better display, front-facing... More »

Apple's Fall Surprise: iPad 3?

Third version of tablet may have retina display

(Newser) - Rumor in the tech world has it that Steve Jobs will be bringing out as many tablets as Moses this year. Apple hasn't even admitted that the iPad 2 exists—although plenty of details have been leaked —but the iPad 3 could well be on its way already this... More »

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