LIVE BLOG: Apple’s iPad hits stores

April 3, 2010

Reuters reporters take a peek inside the iPad to reveal its design and components, and bring you news from Apple stores around the country.

And the first iPad goes to…

April 3, 2010

ipad launch…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.

What makes an iPad tick? These guys will tell you

April 2, 2010

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.

What will the iPad mean for publishers? – a few opinions

April 1, 2010

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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.

IPad pre-orders begin, and so does the speculation

March 12, 2010

ipadApple 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.

IPad makes prime-time TV debut

March 8, 2010

America got its first prime-time peek at Apple’s latest gadget on Sunday night, as the company rolled out its first TV commercial for the iPad during the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony.

IPad launch delay? Analyst says “bottleneck” impacting production

March 1, 2010

ipadMight 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 blocks iPad shipment info, report says

February 20, 2010

ipadpicApple is apparently leaving nothing to chance when it comes to protecting information about its soon-to-be-released iPad tablet computer.

Timeline: iPad joins list of Apple product milestones

January 28, 2010

apple two steves aThe iPad is just the latest in decades of big milestones and product introductions for Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs.

No-nonsense, and no names, at Apple iPad event

January 28, 2010

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.