Tag Archives: iPad 2

Apple factory inspections labelled “paint jobs”

Local labor rights advocates in Taiwan have lashed out at the recent Apple factory inspections, branding them “paint jobs”. FLA officials began a special voluntary audit at the start of the week, and the initial reports that came back were pretty good. Officials claimed conditions were much better than those in the sweatshops of garment manufacturers, and…

iCloud user figures rocket

In his keynote speech at the Goldman Sachs Technology Internet Conference Tim Cook addressed a number of issues, he mentioned the runaway success of the iPhone and the iPad, and talked about working conditions in Apple’s factories. He did mention one thing that particularly caught my attention however, and that was iCloud. (To listen to the entire speech…

Proview to demand sanction on iPad shipments in China

Yesterday we brought you news that Apple iPads had been seized by State administration in China. The news was yet another chapter in the iPad naming fiasco which began a while back, when a Chinese company claimed that they owned the naming rights to the iPad in China. Today the story has taken another turn, this time however, the consequences could be much…

Apple iPads seized in Chinese city over naming row

According to British newspaper The Telegraph; Investigators have begun seizing iPad 2s at the request of Proview, the Chinese company who filed a complaint against Apple claiming that they owned the rights to the iPad name. It is reported that an inspection team from Shijiazhuang Xinhua District branch of State Administration for Industry and…

U.S. Air Force Plans Massive Tablet Purchase

A while back we learned that Apple were going to start pushing the corporate market in 2012 in a bid to see more of their products weave their way into Fortune 500 companies. In the last week though there have been rumors of a bulk tablet purchase from the United States Air Force, which would suggest Apple might be about to break into the Federal market…

Apple loses court case against Samsung

I think we’ve all come to accept that lawsuits involving Apple and rival companies are just a part of daily life now. They come and go so fast it’s hard to keep up with who wins what legal battle where. Today however, our theatre of patent warfare is Germany. The device in question, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 N Last year Samsung lost a patent ruling…

iPad 3 leaked back panel hints at bigger battery, different screen – rumor [UPDATE: more images]

Apparently the guys at a website called Fix-iPhones.com somehow got their hands on a back panel for Apple’s upcoming iPad 3. In a side-by-side comparison with the back panel’s iPad 2 counterpart, a number of significant changes are observable. (A) First, the mounts for the logic board are “very different,” which suggests the shape of the logic…

The logo problem: why iPhone works

I stumbled upon an interesting article over at MinimallyMinimal the other day that made me stop and think. The article is about the problem with logos and how they make a difference on devices. If you are not sure what I am talking about, I’ll explain with a picture. Basically, the problem with the Nokia Lumia 900 is the amount of logos. There are…

The Tablet Market: Taking stock as Android closes the gap on iOS

Ever since Apple released the original iPad, they’ve stolen the show, and they’ve ruled the tablet market ever since. 2 years and 3 days since Steve Jobs announced that first iPad, things have changed. Well actually… no they haven’t, Apple still dominates the tablet market, but things are beginning to shift, so I thought I would take the time to summarize…