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According to reports, the Cupertino firm Apple is said to be scrambling to get apps ready for the launch of the iPad 2’s successor in March.
The news comes to courtesy of The Verge. According to their sources who wish to remain anonymous, Apple is said to be in “crunch mode” and is “working at ‘an increased rate”, making sure that it has apps for the next generation iPad, once it is officially unveiled. The apps are also to be used for Apple’s TV ads, promoting the iPad 3.
Apple is said to be focusing on apps with intense graphics. This lines up with AllThingsD’s report that the iPad 3 will sport a retina display, an enhanced GPU, and a more powerful processor. Other reports suggest that the next generation iPad will be named the iPad 2S instead of the iPad 3, just like the iPhone 4 and its successor the iPhone 4S.
If the report is true, Apple is said to be officially unveiling the tablet in its favorite venue, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Also, Tim Cook, Apple’s current CEO, will be taking center stage to unveil the new iPad.
AllThingsD was on the money when they predicted the iPad 2 was landing in March of 2011. Will they be on the money again with the iPad 3 (or iPad 2S)? Give us your thoughts.
It looks like Samsung is on a winning streak against its legal battles against Apple. The Korean tech giant has won another lawsuit, after a Dutch court rejected Apple’s appeal to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the Netherlands.
The Hague court ruled that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not infringe the iPad 2’s design. Apple has claimed that the Korean firm has copied the iPad.
Also included on the list of Samsung products banned in the Netherlands are the Galaxy S and its successor the Galaxy S2. Samsung has won against Apple in various countries such as Australia, which also concerns the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Samsung also faced a sales ban of their 10 inch tablet. However, German courts allowed the distribution of a modified version of the tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N.
In the US last year, US courts ruled Samsung violated Apple patents with the Galaxy Tab. However, Apple was required to prove that the validity of the patents before the appropriate course of action could be ordered. Soon after, US courts questioned the patents Apple claimed Samsung violated and denied a proposed injunction from Apple.
Do you still believe Apple is protecting its intellectual property, or do you now believe Apple was merely trying to delay the competition? Give us your opinion through a comment.
The webOS was tested by HP running on an iPad 2. The result was a 100% boost in performance compared to the TouchPad. This meant that the hardware within the HP tablet did not perform as well as expected. This created a number of problems for the tablet’s development team.
Recently, HP announced that it would no longer be supporting its webOS, which it purchased from Palm. This meant the end of its line of smartphones and tablets running on the platform.
Is hardware the only reason why HP was so unhappy with the platform? We’re not so sure.
If there’s anything we’ve learned about tablets, is that it’s not all about hardware. The greatest example of this is the Motorola Xoom going up against the Apple iPad 2. The Xoom was equipped with more powerful hardware, but still failed to bring down the world’s most popular tablet. Why is this? It has everything to do with the simplicity of use and a wide range of tablet-optimized apps in the Apple App Store.
With the webOS, users enjoyed the ease of use from Apple and the flexibility of the Honeycomb OS by Google’s Android. However, there was one flaw that proved to be its downfall. It had a minute number of tablet-optimized apps in its app offering. Maybe if HP developed more apps for its webOS platform, the story may have been different.