After the release of iOS 4 users of the iPhone had been waiting for the iPhone Dev Team to release their jailbreak software.
This morning @comex (who is not on the iPhone Dev Team) released a jailbreak for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad right from within MobileSafari without using a computer (Windows or OS X computer). This jailbreak is for all bootrom and iOS versions accept for iOS 4.1 Beta.
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An hour ago Apple released “speed bumps” versions of the iMac and Mac Pro, a new accessory Apple calls “Magic Trackpad“, but the most important change is what Apple HK store online did. The highly sort after iPad are now available for purchase.
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With the pending iPad official release by Apple Hong Kong some time in July, mobile carriers in Hong Kong have begin to release tariff plans designed specifically to target iPad owners.
Among them only 3 HK currently has a data plan that comes with either a regular mini-SIM or the new micro-SIM. The rest of the carriers are offering data only 3G tariff plans that includes a free USB 3G modem. All of the plans also come with free WiFi network.
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Apple finally announced an official release date for the original nine named countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, to receive the iPad. Residences of these countries will be able to buy the iPad from Apple Stores and authorized resellers on May 28. Apple will begin pre-orders for these countries on May 10 (respective local time).
At the time of writing, official pricing for each of these countries are yet to be announced. The most exciting part of this press release for myself and fellow Hong Kong residences, is that Apple will added nine additional countries to receive the iPad in July 2010. They are: Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore. The exact availability date and pricing will also be announced by Apple at a late date.
Now that the iPad WiFi+3G version is available and reviews of the device starting to fill the Internet. It appears that the iPad is not locked to the AT&T network.
The information about how to activate the AT&T 3G tariff plan on the iPad is a bit unclear. Screen shots of the Cellular Data Account screen and the process after the required information is entered are shown by iLounge, but how these information are validated and how some people are able to activate the iPad on T-Mobile data network is unknown.
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Just received an email from Apple Marketing to let me know that the iPad WiFi+3G version is now available for order at the Apple Store US and Apple retail stores in the US. In the same email, Apple reminds its readers that there is an “iPad order limit: two per customer. While supplies last.” I wonder if this means the entire iPad line or two per model? From the reports throughout the Internet there may indeed be a 5 units “life time” limit per person.
Going to the Apple Store US indicates that the estimate ship date for the iPad WiFi+3G is May 7th, which is the previous rumored date of availability.
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Apple began taking pre-orders for their iPad today via their USA online store for delivery to US addresses or in-store pickup.
There are two ways to reserve your iPad for the April 3, 2010 launch date, you can pre-order it and have it delivered to your US address, or you can reserve one for in-store pick up at one of Apple’s US retail store. In either case, Apple limits the iPad pre-order to 2 units per customer. I guess this limitation is to warn off grey market sellers, ensure enough early adopters get their iPad’s, and less likely is the rumor that supplies of iPad will be low on launch day April 3rd (in USA).
There are two specific lines of iPad’s, one with WiFi only connection and another with both WiFi and 3G connections. Which one you buy really depends on how you plan to use the iPad. The great thing about the iPad is that its use will depend on the user and the apps s/he choose to install onto the iPad. People have to stop slotting the iPad into any existing electronic device categories. It is definitely not a “tablet computer” in the traditional definition or a “notebook” or “netbook” computer, so comparing it to any of these are like comparing apples (sorry for the pun) and oranges.
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Apple has announced the ship date to be April 3, 2010 for iPad in the USA, and begins to take pre-orders on March 12, 2010.
According to Apple’s January 28th announcement, they will released the iPad in stages. The WiFi only versions are expected to release 60 days from the announcement date (approx. March 30th), then the versions with WiFi+3G was to come 30 days (approx. April 29th) after that.
So based on the above understanding the April 3rd ship date should be for the WiFi only versions, and the versions with WiFi+3G are expected 30 days after that; some time beginning of May (approx. May 4th), just in time for Easter.
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This morning (10:00 US PST) Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPad to the highly anticipated crowd at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center.
The specifications on the device are:
- Display: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm) IPS display
- Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
- Depth: 0.5 inches
- Weight: 1.5 pounds
- 16, 32, or 64 GB solid state hard drives
- Processor: 1 GHz Apple A4 chip
- Wi-Fi: 802.11n
- Battery: 10 hours, over 1 month standby
- Other features: Speaker, Microphone, 30-pin connector, Accelerometer and compass
WiFi + 3G version:
- Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
- UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- GSM/EDGE (850, 900,1800, 1900 MHz)
|WiFi + 3G
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