After it’s heavy sales in the United States alone, the iPad international launch was pushed by one month ahead of the original schedule. But finally, the wait is now over! Customers living in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and UK can now pre-order iPads from the Apple Store online. These pre-ordered iPads will be delivered on Friday, May 28, 2010.
Apple has published its Q2, 2010 financial report and once again their Q2 has proved as one of the most successful quarter for the company. The total revenue was $13.50 billion USD with net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion. iPhone sales raised to 8.75 million (increase of 131% from last year) and iPod sales were 10.89 million (down 1%). Here is what Apple's CEO Steve Jobs had to say.
Apple has upgraded the official App Store page on the most famous social networking site Facebook, which now enables users to directly browse, and purchase apps on it. This update has arrived just in time for the first batch of iPads, which are scheduled to be delivered by this weekend.
Apple has just released the final version of iPhone OS 3.2, along with SDK for iPad. This final version of iPhone OS 3.2 and SDK for iPad has been released only a few days before the first batch of iPad pre-orders ships this coming weekend on April 3rd. The last Beta 5 was released on March 18th, and Beta 4 was released earlier this same month. This is an iPad only release.
The Chinese have done it yet again! They’ve managed to counterfeit another Apple product, this time the yet to be released iPad. We’ve seen Chinese iPhones in the past, so I’m not surprised by these Chinese iPad clones. Keep your eyes wide open when you are buying one of these.
Either it was a mistake or intentional, that someone from Apple uploaded a couple of games for the iPad on the App Store. They look pretty amazing and we hope the iPad turns out to be a wonderful gaming platform for gamers. The full list of leaked titles is as follows.
Business Insider is reporting that approximately 91,000 iPads were sold in the first 6 hours of the presale. With the presale lasting 8 hours, they must have hit 100,000 pre-orders today. These numbers are just estimates, but still impressive.
Apple Store in the US has just been updated to include the new iPad, both the Wi-Fi only version, and Wi-Fi + 3G version for pre-order starting from today. The Wi-Fi only model comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions and are available for $499, $599 and $699 respectively. It will ship on 3rd April for free. The Wi-Fi + 3G version of iPad also comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions and can be bought for $629, $729 and $829 respectively. The Wi-Fi + 3G version however wont ship before late April 2010.
In January this year, Steve Jobs unveiled the much hyped iPad to the world. He, however, was somewhat ambiguous about the shipping date which he mentioned as “late March” for the Wi-Fi version of the device. Since then, no further information about a specific shipping date or pre-order options were given. For the last few days though, strong rumors were buzzing the web-world that iPad launch has been delayed by a month or so. This unspecified production problem was attributed to bottle-necks at the manufacturer’s end. Everyone was worried why Apple was keeping so mum on the subject.