This comes via CNET, the joy of multitasking, wireless printing and AirPlay will be bundled into an OS update (v4.2) to be released in November:
During Apple’s music event, Steve Jobs gave a brief preview of iOS 4.2, the iOS update that will finally bring the iPad up to speed. In November, the update will finally bring the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad up to the same iOS version, and it will also bring Game Center to the iPad.
Other new features revealed were few and far between, other than the multitasking that iPhone 4 users already enjoy. Wireless printing and AirPlayy, a wireless streaming function that will work with music, photos and video. Not much information was given, but it seems like a nice addition. Unfortunately, some of our iPad iOS 4 fantasies don’t seem to have been met. Maybe they still will (fingers crossed).
Not much to say here yet it’s an important news… Apple will now ship your iPad w/in 24hrs (drop from 7-10 business days wait time)… Yet another indication that the supply is catching up with the demand… The prices remain the same – you can check it out here…
I am sure many of you have seen Trefis.com and it’s glitzy interface – the site allows you view palettes of products major corporations have and to get some insight into relative (financial) importance each product has on the company’s bottom line.
I’ve played with Apple a bit – the iPad unit sales projections Trefis has are, in my eyes, a bit optimistic (30M by 2014) – but hey, Trefis allows you to modify the scenario, drop or jack up the numbers – if they are wrong – go ahead an correct them. The GUI is super nice…
Screenshots below – first the relative importance of each product to Apple:
…Trefis’ iPad Unit Sales projections:
Again, I think Trefis is a bit optimistic but still relatively aligned with some early projections that around 10M units might be sold in 2010 (see the first projections here http://ipad.org/more-on-sales-projection/)
Barclays Capital recently expressed concerns about Intel’s ability to maintain high profit margins in light of mounting external pressures – the growing market importance of the iPad certainly does not help Intel given the fact that it’s running a non Intel based processor (ARM A4). Take a look at the chart below and see how the market voted (granted that the pressure from the iPad is not the only price driver here – the market is certainly concerned about Wintel axis’ ability to maintain its marketshare – I highly doubt it)… Here is the chart:
For all of you drone fans – here is something to (big time) salivate about:
Just released in Europe and coming shortly to the United States, Parrot’s AR.Drone* ($300) is billed as a “Wi-Fi Quadricopter” and “the Flying Video Game” — two pitches that don’t do justice to what Parrot has accomplished in this first-generation product. Debuted at CES earlier this year, AR.Drone is a hovercraft-like flying device that you control using an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using a free application called Free Flight over Wi-Fi, enabling you to look through the battery-powered copter’s two on-board cameras as it flies, with additional game apps expanding the truly novel entertainment experience. Though AR.Drone has a couple of major weak spots, particularly in the battery department, it’s impressive enough that gadget fans and early adopter types may want to take it for a spin anyway.
Make sure to check out a super awesome photo gallery published by the iLounge…
I cannot confirm this as the post refers to Chinese language post – yet, it’s an interesting view: Acer is expecting Apple’s tablet market-share to drop from almost total domination that it has today to roughly 20 to 30%. The Statement is being attributed to JT Wang, chairman of Acer.
In a Chinese-language interview with the Economic Daily News (EDN), JT Wang, chairman of Acer, said that he expects Apple’s iPad market share to drop from close to 100% currently to only 20%-30% after the tablet PC market stabilizes.
It’d be interesting to see a market sizing study and to extrapolate Wang’s number based on such an estimate… I’ll look for it…
Kevin Rose (Digg Founder) has a post on the upcoming Apple iTV (Sept ‘10) – he is listing four reasons why he predicts the service to be a big time success (or ‘a game changer’ as he indirectly puts it)… No word on pricing (price plans), tech specs and other juicy details. We do get an estimated release date though (Quote: “From what I hear we should expect to see the iTV launch in September”). Kevin also notes that Google TV is just around corner – I cannot wait to see that bland – Google TV/iPad – huh…
Here are four key differentiators of the upcoming iTV service as Kevin outlines it:
iOS TV Applications
MobileMe Picture/Video sharing
a la carte (app) stations
The iPad will turn into one big badass remote control
The “a la carte (app) stations” is something that Boxee has been experimenting with for quite some time now – I love the concept and give Apple’s ‘app’ focus and ‘know how’ I am sure they will nail this one big time.
There are over 300 comments below the post, needless to say – the discussion is ‘lively’…
If you are shopping for iPad scratch protection film this TiPb comparison test may help you decide where to throw your money.
Embedded below it a video recording of the test – TiPb uses screws, rocks and some not-so-gentle female touch to decide who wins: InvisibleSHIELD or BodyGuardz… Spoiler alert: the test is inconclusive, yet fun to watch…
Apple released a new iPad TV (video) ad on Aug 17th (embedded below)…
This time iPad is DELICIOUS! Apple features a half dozen (or so) apps in the add – I noticed Epicurious, Flipboard, Fruit Ninja, iBooks, Brushes, Pages, The Elements (I believe) and Star Walk…
The ad was created by Apple’s Los Angeles based ad agency TBWA (Media Arts Lab) – the mastermind behind the effort was Duncan Milner (CCO), he was supported by ECDs Eric Grunbaum and Scott Trattner, CD Chuck Monn, ACD Demian Oliveira, AD Jay Berry, copywriter Julia Oh. Agency producers were Perrin Rausch and Nathan Nowak.
The ad was shot by director Mark Coppos (Green Dot Films) – Michael Farrell was director of photography. Editor was Jared Coller of Nomad Editing Company. Finally post production work was completed atwas done at Dtrain FX by Ben Gibbs.
The commercial titled Delicious was done by TBWA\Media Arts Lab advertising agency for Apple iPad (APPLE company) in USA.
Advertising Agency: TBWA\Media Arts Lab, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Duncan Milner
Executive Creative Directors: Eric Grunbaum, Scott Trattner
Creative Director: Chuck Monn
Associate Creative Director: Demian Oliveira
Art Director: Jay Berry
Copywriter: Julia Oh
Agency Producers: Perrin Rausch, Nathan Nowak
Production Co: Green Dot Films
Director: Mark Coppos
DP: Michael Farrell
Editorial Co: Nomad Editing Company, Inc.
Editor: Jared Coller
Post Co: Dtrain FX
Artist: Ben Gibbs
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