Reuters reporters take a peek inside the iPad to reveal its design and components, and bring you news from Apple stores around the country.
…this guy in the hat. Sitting among Saturday strollers on New York’s Fifth Ave. He’s one of the 10 or so sitting in front of the Apple Store more than 18 hours before it will open for the first day of iPad sales. Oops, it looks like the dot.com ad on his hat is not the only surprise of the day. Sorry MediaFile readers, we only report the news. Sorry it wasn’t the cute kid on the left.
Come Saturday, while many of you are enjoying your new iPad — doing a little e-reading, perhaps playing a game — Kyle Wiens and Luke Soules will be ripping theirs apart. Not because they are crazy or angry or anti-Apple. No, Wiens and Soules do this for a living: breaking down gadgets using heat guns, suction cups and other tools to get inside and have a look around. What do they find out? The design and components that make it tick. Read all about it in a Special Report by Gabriel Madway.
We have out a piece which looks at the hopes and ambitions of traditional publishers of newspapers, magazines and books in the run-up to the unveiling of Apple’s long-awaited iPad tablet device on Saturday. The consensus seems to be that the iPad will be a great boost for the industry. Pictured above is the April issue of Interview magazine‘s version which will be available for 99 cents on launch day.
Apple began accepting pre-orders for the iPad tablet this morning, around three weeks ahead of the April 3 launch date in the U.S. Only the WiFi version of the tablet will be available on that date, with the 3G version shipping later in April.
Might Apple fans have to wait another full month to get his or her hands on the company’s latest and greatest device, the iPad? It’s possible, according to Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek.
Apple has a reputation for developing hit products.
But the company also has a rep for maintaining an iron grip on its image and its message. Wednesday’s launch of the iPad, a product whose details have been closely guarded by Apple for months ahead of the launch, showed Apple’s operation at its best.