I want to say humanity is doomed under Apple and its shiny iGadgets, but this is just stupidity on one rash Chinese kid. Reports are flooding the Internet that a 17-year-old Chinese teenager sold his kidney for about $3,400 to buy an iPad 2, an iPhone and a laptop. Talk about crazy!
The blogs are a-buzz today with news of what's being called the "Apple Store 2.0." The company has gone through and revamped its retail experience, making it less personal and far, far more iPad-y. Guess that explains the shortage, eh?
At Friday's Chinese iPad 2 launch, mayhem ensued as usual. The stores were out of stock within four hours, although those who missed out could still get one at an inflated price from a seller in the official scalpers area.
Those iPad 2 covers, with their magnets and segments and everything, are nice. Sure. But they're not very distinctive, are they? You're not another cog in Steve Jobs' shiny machine! You're an individual, dammit!
No matter how much of an Apple fanboy (or girl) you are, it's still hard to argue that typing on the iPad's virtual keyboard is easy. For those of us still diligently trying to get the most out of the device, a new keyboard/case combination has a rather elegant solution.
Although Apple has remained mum as to when the iPad 2 would arrive in its second largest market, Japan's financial newspaper of record, the Nikkei, just sent Japanese tablet fans into a frenzy by announcing that the device would arrive in stores this Thursday.
Apple's iPad 2 is still widely sold out everywhere. People can't seem to get a hold of them because those black market resellers keep cleaning Apple Stores out. You know who else can't get an iPad 2? Dead people.
The ability of the iPad 2 to mirror its screen to a TV is a neat one, but it has a downside: it requires a cord. Not so with this hack that allowed the iPad to share its screen wirelessly.
For most people, the AV adapter that plugs the iPad 2 into your TV doesn't seem all that essential. Until you see this demo for the upcoming Real Racing 2 HD game.
Just how decent is the iPad 2's HD video recording? Well, if this music video shot entirely using four of Apple's newest tablet is any indication, then it's not bad, not bad at all.