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Thin naked model slips out of Apple's secretive lab ... it's an 'iPad Air 2'

A fresh set of pictures from China show what could be the outer casing for the next iPad, possibly a thinner iPad Air 2. A user on social network Weibo posted a trio of images with the claim that the pictures depict Cupertino's new fondleslab. The report does not provide any technical details on the hardware. Screen-grab of the …
Shaun Nichols, 05 Aug 2014
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HOT AIR-FILLED Apple fanbois SHUNNED iPad 2 at Xmas

Novelty-seeking Apple fanbois turned their backs on the iPad 2 in the run up to Xmas, heralding the imminent demise of the ancient legacy fondleslab. The fruity firm still sells the iPad 2, which costs about 20 per cent less than the super duper iPad Air, which is the latest model. According to a report from Consumer …
Jasper Hamill, 22 Jan 2014
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Tick-tock, Apple: Obama has just days to stop US iPhone iPad sales ban

The US International Trade Commission has delayed its decision on whether or not some of Samsung's mobile devices infringe on Apple patents. The commission said that it wouldn't finish its investigation into the mobes and fondleslabs until next week, without giving any explanation. The ruling concerns fruity patents that deal …
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CANNIBAL! Apple's 7.85in iPad will EAT 9.7in iPad sales

Apple's much-rumoured 'iPad Mini' will eat into sales of the larger model, but it's still going to lead to a massive increase in sales of the platform - if Apple releases such a gadget at all. So says Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest, a US stockbroker. Hargreaves this week said he reckons that for every buyer who opts for a 7. …
Tony Smith, 03 Jul 2012

USA reverses iPhone, iPad sales ban

US Trade Representative Michael Froman has recommended Samsung's bid to prevent Apple from selling its iPhone and iPad due to patent violations not be approved. In a letter (PDF) dated August 3rd, Froman wrote to the Chair of the International Trade Commission (USITC) and laid out his reasons for deciding not to impose a sales …
Simon Sharwood, 04 Aug 2013
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New iPad sales hit 3 million in first 4 days

The glow-screened 3.1million pixel iPad has been flying off shelves even faster than either of the two previous iPads on its opening weekend. Apple has announced sales of 3 million new iPads in the four days since the tablet's launch in 12 countries on 16 March. It took the first iPad seven weeks to reach sales of 1 million. …
Anna Leach, 20 Mar 2012
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Apple iPad sales drop by DOUBLE DIGITS in Europe

Apple fondleslab sales tumbled after the buying frenzy around its third generation iPad died down, Context numbers reveal. Stats from the bean-counter, which tracks distributor shipments, show that the total number of iPads flogged dropped 22 per cent in April across Western Europe compared to the previous month. Broken down, …
Paul Kunert, 08 Jun 2012
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'Tablet' no longer means 'iPad': Apple share PLUMMETS below 30%

Apple's fondleslab market share falls below 30 per cent for first time IDC says iPad shipments stalled in Q3 as Samsung and Lenovo surged Pundits partial to peak Apple prognostications have new data to fuel their ideas: IDC's newest report on global fondleslab sales has Apple's market share slipping markedly. The analyst does …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Oct 2013

Cook: iPad is a gateway drug which leads to harder Mac addiction

Apple CEO Tim Cook has claimed that surging iPad sales could result in people buying more Mac computers. Answering questions after he announced quarterly results last night, the Cupertino overlord said that tablet sales could end up getting users hooked on Apple products, perhaps encouraging them to graduate to more expensive …
Jasper Hamill, 24 Apr 2013
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PEAK iPAD: Slab looking a bit peaky, needs big biz to take more tablets

Sales of Apple iPhones are in rude health - but the Cupertino idiot-tax operation's iPad is sickly and in need of some tender loving biz customers. This is the diagnosis by Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes, who in a note to investor clients said that, unlike the Jesus mobe, the once super-soaraway fondleslab "clearly has the flu - …
Paul Kunert, 08 Aug 2013

Apple's strong iPhone sales crush Wall Street moneymen's tepid expectations

Despite not introducing any significant new products during the second quarter of its fiscal 2014 ended in March, Apple has announced unexpectedly healthy revenues and profits for the quarter, with the all-important earnings per share numbers crushing analysts' expectations. Apple historical revenue and profit chart Apple's …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Apr 2014
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Proview demands 'new iPad' sales halt in China

Ailing monitor biz Proview has done its best to spoil the third-gen iPad party by ordering Chinese distributors to not sell the shiny new tablet due to Apple’s unresolved trademark dispute with the firm. Proview’s Shenzhen affiliate Proview Technology sent an open letter to Chinese resellers and suppliers urging them to drop …
Phil Muncaster, 08 Mar 2012
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Half of iPad 3s sold will sport 4G, says bank

Brits may have no need for the new iPad's 4G connectivity, but Americans are going to lap up the LTE-enabled tablet, UBS has forecast. That, the bank believes, will result in heightened demand for the 4G iPad 3 to the extent that it will account for almost half of the iPad 3s sold by Apple. The ratio of Wi-Fi only to Wi-Fi + 3G …
Hard Reg, 23 Mar 2012
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Carphone Warehouse lauds Nexus 7 while eagerly eying iPad Mini

Asus’ Google-branded Nexus 7 tablet is “the best selling Android tablet ever”, at least according to Carphone Warehouse. Incidentally, Google has now posted the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update that triggered headlines last week but failed to show up. Not ‘best selling tablet’, you’ll note - the Nexus has some way to go to match …
Tony Smith, 16 Oct 2012
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iPad grabs lunch money from mobile PCs, pushes them in the stingers

iPad sales trounced sales for netbooks and notebooks in the first quarter of 2012 pushing Apple to the dominant position in the mobile PC market, show new figures from analysts NPD. NPD ran together tablets with netbooks and notebook PCs in their "Mobile PC category" and skyrocketing iPad sales of 13.6 million in the first three …
Anna Leach, 22 May 2012
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Apple iPad sales slip as cheap Android tablet tsunami looms

Apple's iPad share of the fondleslab market slipped slightly in the last quarter from 61.5 per cent to 54.6 per cent. But with the demand for tablets booming and Apple selling 15.4 million units in the last quarter of 2011, it's unlikely anyone will shed tears over these results in Cupertino. The 2011 Q4 stats from IDC show a 56 …
Anna Leach, 14 Mar 2012

Apple takes aim at accessory makers, files iPad stand patent

If you were among the 25,000 or so Apple faithful who crowded the exhibit hall at this year's Macworld/iWorld "Ultimate iFan Event" a couple of weeks back, you're certain to agree that the last thing the iMarketplace needs is yet another iPad stand. Apple, however, disagrees. As part of its weekly patent-application release, the …
Rik Myslewski, 01 Mar 2013
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Surface 2 and iPad Air: Prepare to meet YOUR DOOM under a 'Landfill Android' AVALANCHE

Within just 24 hours, both Microsoft and Apple have refreshed their tablet lineups for Christmas. Microsoft tried to steal a march on Apple by launching Surface Pro 2 and the rebranded Surface RT, now called Surface 2. Dropping the RT from the outside, not the inside Apple dutifully followed suit on Tuesday night with two new …
Gavin Clarke, 24 Oct 2013
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iPad sales shove Apple to top of mobile computing tree

You can see why Apple thinks the iPad is "magical" - the fondleslab has again mysteriously lifted the company's share of the mobile computer market above even HP and Dell. Add iPad shipments to those of MacBooks Air, Pro and standard, and Apple shipped 13.6m mobile computers in Q2 2011, market watcher DisplaySearch says. That …
Tony Smith, 18 Aug 2011
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The iPad is killing laptop sales

iPad sales are slashing laptop sales by as much as 50 per cent, according to the boss of US retailer Best Buy. Announcing sales of $11.3bn and profits of $254m for the second quarter Best Buy's chief executive Brian Dunn said internal research showed half of potential laptop buyers had chosen an iPad instead of a traditional …
John Oates, 17 Sep 2010
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Apple girds loins for 'obscene iPad sales surge'

If you need any further proof that the iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market, here's a bit of news that should remove all doubt: Foxconn, the Chinese supplier of Apple's fabulously successful fondleslab, will ship 20 million iPad 2s this quarter. So says DigiTimes when reporting Foxconn's earnings – $945.9m – for the …
Rik Myslewski, 01 Sep 2011

More Chinese shopkeepers hide their iPad stock

More shops in China have been told to pull iPads from their shelves in the wake of the ruling that the fondleslab infringes on a trademark owned by Proview International Holding. Retailers in Shanghai, Xuzhou and Qingdao have all been ordered by the authorities to pull Apple's tablets off their shelves, Reuters reported. Shops …
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Analyst cuts PC sales forecast, blames iPad

Market watcher Gartner has pruned its forecast world personal computer sales growth this year and next, knocking nearly four percentage points off its 2010 prediction. The reason? The iPad. And, to be fair, other such media tablets, though the Apple offering has been the key seller in 2010. In September, Gartner forecast that …
Tony Smith, 29 Nov 2010
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Apple profits almost double on iOS product sales leap

Apple sold buckets more iPhones and iPads in its second quarter, helping it almost double net income year on year to $11.6bn and driving up gross margins. The purveyor of magical and revolutionary shiny things turned in sales of $39.2bn for the quarter ending March 31, a 59 per cent rise on the year. However, net income leapt …
Joe Fay, 24 Apr 2012
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iPad 'cannibalised' Q2 netbook sales

Market watcher Gartner this week presented further evidence that early adopter enthusiasm for netbooks has peaked. "Mini-notebook shipment growth slowed significantly in Q2 2010," said Gartner principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa. Growth, she said, "slowed" to the low 20 per cent range, down from more than 70 per cent in Q1 2010 …
Tony Smith, 16 Jul 2010
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Fanbois will get wet queuing for iPad 3

Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and Brisbane each have a better than 75% chance of rain on 16 March, the day Apple will put the new iPad (which our US bureau covers in magnificent detail) on sale in its Australian retail stores. Even Perth, the other city graced with an Apple store, has a 25-50 per cent chance of rain on the day. …
Simon Sharwood, 07 Mar 2012

Powering your iPad costs $1.36 per year

If you charge your fully depleted iPad every other day, it'll cost you a buck thirty-six per year, according to a just-released study by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) of Palo Alto, California. "At less than a penny per charge these findings bring new meaning to the adage, 'A penny for your thoughts'," said the …
Rik Myslewski, 22 Jun 2012
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iPad gouges netbook sales

Tablets look set to displace the netbook, if figures from market watcher DisplaySearch are to be believed. DisplaySearch tracks all mobile computer sales, from netbooks through ultra-portables right the way up to desktop replacement behemoths. The telling figures are netbooks' share of the overall mobile computer market. …
Tony Smith, 17 Jun 2010
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Apple delays 'retina display' iPad 3 to 2012

Don't expect an iPad 3 with a "retina display" this year: Apple's screen supplier(s) - LG and Samsung - can't make enough 9.7in, 2048 x 1536 panels to ship the tablet before 2012, it has been claimed. Making such a screen is no small technological achievement, and there's a price to be paid for being at the leading edge: low …
Tony Smith, 16 Aug 2011
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Proview fears fanbois will derail iPad export ban bid

Chinese firm Proview has admitted it might be tough to get a ban on iPads in China, despite the ruling that the name infringes on their trademark, because the local customs authorities are unlikely to get involved. Proview International Holdings, which claims to have held the trademark on the name "IPAD" since 2000, won its case …
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Apple blows past (most) Wall Street moneymen's expectations

After Apple announced its new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display last October, CEO Tim Cook offered the hopeful opinion that "it's going to be an iPad Christmas." Turns out his hopes were fulfilled. Apple has announced its financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2014 – which happens to coincide with the …
Rik Myslewski, 27 Jan 2014
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China pad peddler wins iPad name from Apple

Apple and its Chinese resellers are facing a wave of legal action in the wake of a court ruling which found that Cupertino does not own the trademark to the iPad name in China. The case stemmed from a $1.5bn claim by Hong Kong monitor manufacturer Proview International, which registered the IPAD trademark during an ill-fated …
Iain Thomson, 08 Dec 2011
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Apple hit by iPad sales guessing game

So who exactly forecast Apple's fourth quarter - equivalent to calendar Q3 - iPad sales would be so much higher than the 4.19m the company last night announced that it had shipped during the period? Someone must have done, to prompt all the stories appearing across the internet suggesting that Apple's iPad sales were "lower than …
Tony Smith, 19 Oct 2010
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Aussies rage at 'strings attached' iPad sales

Aussie iPad buyers are raging at an electronics chain they claimed refused to sell them the fondle slabs unless they bought a bag load of superfluous accessories too. JB Hi-Fi has had to publicly affirm it had no such policy, and has offered refunds to any buyers who feel they have been stuck with redundant kit. iPad coveters …
Team Register, 14 Jun 2010
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Apple CEO: 'Amazon Fire didn't dent our sales'

If purchases of the successful-if-flawed Amazon Fire bit into iPad sales during the holiday season, Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't see it. "I looked at the data – particularly in the US – on a weekly basis after Amazon launched the Kindle Fire, and in my view there wasn't an obvious effect on the [iPad sales] numbers," Cook told …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Jan 2012
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TI, Nvidia dominate 'not iPad' tablet chip biz

It's no great surprise that Apple tops market watcher Strategy Analytics' list of the leading tablet chip makers of 2011. So strong were iPad sales in comparison with other tablets, it couldn't fail to take the number one slot. So how well are its rivals doing? According to SA, Texas Instruments and Nvidia fill out the top three …
Tony Smith, 07 Mar 2012

Proview offers Apple peace talks amid Shanghai iPad ban bid

In a predictable move, Asian monitor minnow Proview has decided that it is in fact now ready to hold talks with Apple over the IPAD trademark dispute which threatens to throttle global supplies of Cupertino’s shiny fondleslab. As Shanghai's Pudong district court prepares to decide whether to accede to Proview’s request and halt …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Feb 2012
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Wintel pincers to squeeze iPads out of BYOD

Intel is about to muscle up, scale down, and take a serious shot at marginalising Apple's iPad among business buyers. The campaign started at Computex with the launch of the Core M just-for-typoslabs 14nm silicon. It is important to understand that Core-M is not just a new piece of “marketechture”. Instead it is a fully-fledged …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Jun 2014
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Apple locks resellers out of iPad sales

Apple's iPad is available for pre-ordering, but only via Apple's own stores, not its retail partners. Even Apple's approved resellers are not allowed to take deposits or pre-orders from customers keen to try and lay hands on the genius-tablet. We were contacted by irritated Apple dealers, and passed on their questions to Apple …
John Oates, 11 May 2010
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iPad spends 20% of time in bed

Among the interesting stats turned up by a new study of iPad usage is that 20 per cent of users' iPad time is spent in bed. That nugget was buried in a blog post by Stephen Baker, the NPD Group's VP of industry analysis, discussing his research group's just-released "iPad Owner Study." "It is obvious that the iPad form factor …
Rik Myslewski, 02 Oct 2010

Apple's Tim Cook: Fear not, worried investors, new product salvation is 'absolutely' on the way

Apple cranked out its best quarter of iPhone and iPad sales to date, thanks to a strong 2013 holiday shopping period, but its projections for the opening three months of 2014 have investors nervous. As might be guessed, however, CEO Tim Cook says there's nothing to worry about, and that there are new products coming later this …
Rik Myslewski, 28 Jan 2014
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Apple iPad – the 'Tickle Me Elmo' of 2010

Apple will sell 12.9 million iPads before the end of this year, according to the market watchers at iSuppli, upping their earlier estimate of 7.1 million "magical and revolutionary" devices. "The iPad is shaping up to be the 'Tickle Me Elmo' of the 2010 holiday season," said iSuppli's Rhoda Alexander in a statement, meaning that …
Rik Myslewski, 20 Jul 2010
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Apple's iPad is the hotcake of the 21st century

The iPad is set to become the fastest ever selling electronic device, according to estimates by US investment analysts. Retail analysts at Bernstein Research have apparently declared that iPad sales' rates - 4.5 million units per quarter - have surpassed that of the DVD, previously the fastest adopted non-phone technology, …
Joe Fay, 05 Oct 2010
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iPad stuck in US for extra month

Apple has delayed the international launch of the iPad by one month. The reason? According to an Apple media advisory, "demand is far higher than we predicted." Although iPad wannabes outside the US won't be able to get their hands on the "magical and revolutionary" device until the end of May, Apple will announce international …
Rik Myslewski, 14 Apr 2010

Apple shifts 3 million iPads in 3 days: But how many were Minis?

Apple sold three million iPad 4s and iPad Minis in the weekend after the device launched, Apple announced in a bullish release today that described the sales as "record-breaking". Sales were double the 1.5 million sales of the iPad 3 in its first weekend in March. “We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of …
Anna Leach, 05 Nov 2012
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Major US carriers sign up to sell Apple iPad

Apple's dramatic expansion of iPad sales outlets in the US continued today with the announcement both Verizon and AT&T stores will stock the "magical" device. The news follows the appearance of the tablet - now known to be the fastest selling consumer electronics gadget of all time - at major US retail chains Walmart and Target …
Tony Smith, 14 Oct 2010
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iPad to feast on Flash...

Doomsayers are predicting that Apple's iPad will hinder the adoption of SSDs in PCs. The argument, made by unnamed sources cited by DigiTimes, goes something like this: the iPad will suck up supplies of Nand Flash chips through 2010, that will encourage suppliers to up the price of whatever is left over, limiting the storage …
Tony Smith, 05 Mar 2010
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Online channel sales dodge the dip in 2010

Online channel sales continued to grow in 2010 pushed by HP, Lenovo and Sony, but Dell is growing fast too. Sales of notebooks, support products and desktops still dominate sales but other fast-growing categories include white goods and smaller form factor products such as cable locks. The numbers come from Icecat.biz which …
John Oates, 12 Jan 2011

Apple shares dive after quarterly report disappoints Wall Street

Apple released its financial results for the first quarter of its 2013 fiscal year after the markets closed on Wednesday, and disappointing results immediately drove its stock price down by over 5 per cent. Although Apple posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5bn, a quarterly profit of $13.1bn, and earnings-per-share (EPS) of $ …
Rik Myslewski, 23 Jan 2013

High-end Samsung slabs, cheapie Androids take healthy BITE out of Apple's market share

The rise of entry-level slabs coupled with an "ageing" portfolio caused Apple iPad sales growth to flatline in calendar Q3 and market share to crash, analyst figures have confirmed. Global sales-in numbers – shipments to retailers and distributors – show that 51.5 million slabs were rolled out in the three months, up 113 per …
Paul Kunert, 13 Nov 2013