Well well well, what do we have here? It seems that Apple's use of the term '4G' in its new iPad naming structure is causing quite a stir in Australia, with the confusion that LTE and 4G is bringing worldwide leaving The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission unimpressed.
Although the first ten days of the new iPad have been relatively successful - particularly regarding initial sales - it hasn't passed without its usual dose of hitches and gripes.
Even by Apple's impeccably-high standards, the launch of the new iPad over the past seven days has gone exceptionally well. The usual congregation of devotees could be found outside any given Apple Store last Friday morning, waiting to get their hands on the Retina-toting, 5 megapixel-snapping, LTE compliant device.
Apple's recording breaking product, the new iPad, is not even a week old yet, but that hasn't stopped a subset of users picking up faults with the third-generation device. The new iPad officially went on sale last Friday, with Apple announcing in the last few days the they managed to ship a staggering three million units within the first weekend, making it the most successful iPad launch to date. Users have been queuing up outside Apple Stores in the hope of getting their hands on the tablet which features an A5X dual-core processor, a 5 mega-pixel rear camera and a beautiful high-resolution Retina display which contains a whopping 3.1 million pixels.
Believe it or not, and we still choose not to, but one young man has taken a more, helpless iPad and had at it with a couple of guns. The result? Utter devastation and, unsurprisingly, a devastated iPad.
Earlier today, Tim Cook revealed that sales of the third installment of his company's iPad tablet were the fastest to date, although refused to disclose exactly how many of the Retina-toting devices had been sold.
Apple's flagship tablet has dominated a market to which it is credited with creating when the first iPad back in 2010, and with Tim Cook revealing "record" sales - at the company’s uncalled for conference call - for last weekend's launch, that dominance isn't showing any sign of petering out.
User interface designer Lukas Mathis decided he wanted to know what the new iPad's Retina display looked like up close and personal so he did what any self respecting geek would do. He went out, got an iPad and then shoved it under the nearest microscope he could find. The result is some handy comparison shots between Apple's new tablet and the one it has replaced, the iPad 2.
Now that the new iPad is finding its way into the hands of those who were either willing to stand outside their local Apple Store or to hit refresh on the online equivalent, everyone is asking the same question: just how much better than the iPad 2 is this new, third generation version?
Today's the day that many avid iPad fans have been waiting for, and scores of consumers turned out for the overnight queue preceding the worldwide launch this morning.