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3 03, 2011

iPad 2 available on March 11th

By |March 3rd, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As most of you are aware, Apple introduced iPad 2 today.  Many of the new enhancements were predicted ahead of time... probably because this is the iPad Apple should have shipped originally.  Seriously, Apple left 1st generation owners in the dust with this update.  Hardware discussion is coming up but we want to talk about pricing first. The resell value of old iPads has diminished greatly thanks to the new hardware and Apple's deflated prices.  Apple is selling refurbished 16GB Wi-Fi iPads for [...]

5 04, 2010

iPad technical specifications

By |April 5th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We're huge fans of the guys and gals over at iFixit.com -- they're incredibly quick with their teardowns and have given us a look into the hardware of the newest Apple device. Our editor, Josh Carr, runs Rocky Mountain Mac Repair and is very thankful he doesn't have to crack one open without knowing what to expect. Sifting through their teardown, there are some things we love and some thing that we really didn't expect. Here's a list of the notable specs: 2 large batteries inside to give it the [...]

2 03, 2010

Apple’s A4 SoC: awesome, but barely

By |March 2nd, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

It was a slow Monday, but the one thing worth noting is the supposedly new information about Apple's custom iPad chip. It appears as though all of the high hopes we had for the iPad's processor have been shot out of the sky by recent rumors about the System-on-a-Chip (SoC). Information has slowly leaked out about the processor since the annoucement on the 27th of January. First there was the definition of custom silicon versus a custom chip, then there were rumors that it wasn't designed by the [...]

31 01, 2010

iPad Analysis Part Two: The Hardware

By |January 31st, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to the second part of our iPad analysis trilogy. Please make sure you have read the first post about the iPad’s software. We’ll be following this article up with our conclusion, which will combine everything we’ve learned about the software, hardware and hopefully formulate a verdict. Here’s everything that we know and you want to know about the hardware: things may change as we find out more about the iPad, but for now, what you see is what you get… and [...]