Apple iPad 2 sold out internationally

Quite surprised that the iPad 2 did indeed make it on March 25th to the international countries, quite frankly I thought we were going to expect a delay especially after the devastating earthquake in Japan, and the fact some of the manufactured equipment comes from there. The not so surprising part is that they are sold out virtually everywhere. A UK Telegraph paper wrote that the iPad 2 was not to be found in stock at any location.. Apple might believe that sales of the iPad 2 will sky rocket faster than the 1st iPad. Your best bet would be to order one online, and hope to recieve it soon, because most likely stock from online might come from another country with iPad's in stock.

The iPad 2 did reach here in Canada, but unfortunately sold out faster than I could have imagined... so I might have to wait till I pick one up, but for those that already have one, how do you find it?

*On a side note, I apologize for the delay in posts, extremely busy these days. And I was sick over this week. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Mac OSX 10.6.7 is released!

This might be the final update for all Mac OSX Snow Leopard users. I thought 10.6.6 would be the final one, but this new update brings along some security fixes.


  • Improve the reliability of Back to my Mac
  • Fixes an issue regarding sending files to SMB servers
  • Fixes some Mac App Store issues
To download the update please click here

*As a note to everyone sorry for the lack of posts, the weather has gotten me sick, and I was also quite busy this week, but more updates and posts to come soon now. 

Apple iPad past 1 month shipping

The hype about the iPad 2, is immense. Yet again, Apple failed to have enough iPad's in stock for the huge amount of people that wanted to buy one! If you bought one online, then you are out of luck, as the iPad's won't be coming in stock for another 4-5 weeks! Apple executives were in shock at the number of sales. Which bring's up another question, could this hype cause a delay in the international countries that were supposed to receive iPad's on March 25? We saw last year that there was quite a bit delay in the release, till about April for international members..

The iPad 2 did manage to make many Apple store's sell out on March 11th. But some questions remain as to how many iPad 3g models were remaining. From the way I see it, all the Wifi model's might have been sold out. And by the time Apple gets out the iPad's people ordered online, there could be quite a bit delay.

Let's hope the manufacturer's get more iPad's in stock soon. But more than that I hope they don't rush the process, as that can cause many defects, issues.

iPad 2 Draws Huge Crowds

It's not a surprise, today was going to be a busy day, for Apple! The iPad 2 release yet again proved to be another success. Huge lineups were formed outside Apple stores before the 5pm launch. Some arriving as early as 6am! SXSW Apple store in Texas had huge crowds, but it was said the Apple store in New York, had nearly 700 people waiting in line! Many people take this opportunity to pick up some cash as well by standing far ahead in line at early hours, hoping that some people might want to take their spot.

At the end of the day, Apple stores were all sold out of iPad 2's and in fact some others got models they weren't planning to buy. But since those were the only ones available they decided to go for it. The huge lineup's could be due to the fact Apple hadn't offer any form of pre-ordering online. Unlike Verizon which did offer online pre-orders with the iPhone 4, making lineups pretty short.

All in all, a day Apple won't forget and I am sure, this day will be unforgettable for others as well. By this I mean the major disaster in Japan! Hopefully everyone makes a recovery in Japan soon enough, my prayers go out to them.

Until the next post, good luck to everyone! And we hope everything starts getting better in Japan!

Apple XCode 4 now available on Mac App Store

Apple just recently updated their XCode page on the Apple site. Now it is officially free to download for all iOS and Mac developers part of the membership. If you don't have a membership, that's also fine. Apple also released XCode on the Mac App Store for $4.99, it is currently live and users without a membership can download it and get a chance to put their coding skills to the test.

The update features a new, much better looking UI, and provides coding, debugging, all in one window! So that way you can multi-task. The complier this time not only finds your mistakes in codes, but rather also fixes it! I think for $4.99 this is a sure fire great application for all that want to develop for iOS or the Macintosh platform.

For those that want to purchase XCode from the Mac App Store here is the link

iTunes to start offering Unlimited downloads?

For all those iTunes users, here is some great news, well it still remains a rumor. But sources are claiming that we might see iTunes offer unlimited downloads. For those that have no clue what this means, imagine you download a song on iTunes with your Macintosh, but you want to get this song on your iPod or iPad then you will have to purchase once more for each device. This could be costly and a pain. So Apple want's you to save some money and are planning to offer Unlimited downloads so that once you do download something it can be used on all your devices.

Now you might be wondering, why didn't Apple think about doing this beforehand? Well the reason behind this has to be with the music industry in how they believe music should be shared, once that is sorted out with the companies, all iTunes users can be in for a real treat!

On another note iTunes 10.2 was also released so if you haven't updated yet, I believe that it would be good to do so now.  

Apple drops price on 1st Generation iPad's

The release of the iPad 2, brings an end to the very successful 1st generation iPad. But it seems like Apple did have quite a bit in stock, and it's why they are offering iPad's on clearance, through the Apple site. But I am sure you can also pick one up in stores. The clearance iPad pricing is marked down $100 from the original price, so iPad's start as low as $399!

If there are any seniors, children, who don't really care about not having a dual core processor or the camera's. The 1st generation iPad, still offers a ton of features! And at a price of $399, you can't go wrong. At the moment the iPad 1st generation model will still continue to receive updates, so you are set. It's still a solid piece of technology that won't go outdated too quickly.

I am seeing many people actually taking this opportunity to pick the old iPad up for a great price! And for those that bought the iPad 1st generation, 14 days prior to the announcement of the new model, Apple is giving you a $100 refund. Just bring in your iPad and receipt into the store.

Great chance to get an awesome device for an amazing price!

If you would like to pick up an iPad 1st generation on clearance, here is the link

Apple announces the new iPad!

Surprise, surprise! That's right Steve Jobs did make it to the Apple event today in San Francisco, and to be honest he looked just fine, still very skinny though. But the keynote was great with him that's for sure, and that's not to say there was a whole crowd applauding him.

Now let's get on with the real stuff: The iPad 2. Apple today made yet another breakthrough in technology and yet again this time the iPad 2 will prove tough to other competitors. Why you ask? Well lets take a look at the features.

The new iPad features:

  • New Apple A5 Processor chip (Dual Core)
  • 33% Thinner design
  • Dual cameras for video conferencing
  • 9X faster graphics
  • Built in Gyroscope
  • 10 hour battery life, over 1 month standby! 
  • Available in Black and White
  • Same prices as previous iPad's. 
  • 3G offered on both AT&T and Verizon
So looking at all these features there seems to be no compromise in power, as Apple claims the new graphics power will come in very handy for the over 60,000 applications on the App store. What Apple also introduced today was the Garageband App! For $4.99 on the app store, so the iPad is becoming more of a workhorse and a gamers machine at the same time!

The introduction of the two colours is also quite nice, provides people with a bit of choice and the design being even thinner looks just stunning. The two cameras will yet again function very well with both the iPod Touch and iPhone, so making calls can also be much fun on the bigger screen.

Now the big boy in the specs is the new A5 chip! If you thought the A4 was fast, then get ready to look at the A5 chip as it will perform even better, faster and will be required for more intensive games, applications found on the app store in the future. But the good thing is that the current A5 chip will still be as power conserving as the A4 chip.

All in all yet another great keynote, and it was great to see Steve Jobs. The iPad is not available for order, so you will have to pick one up from the Apple store, so this means that the iPad 2 will be available in the US on March 11th and a few other countries such as UK, Canada, France, Germany on March 25th.

For more information, don't forget to check out the official Apple iPad page. Apple iPad 2nd Generation

Here is also a video of Steve Jobs unveiling the iPad 2. All credits for this video go to Cnet.

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iPad 2 to be Announced Tomorrow

This might be a bit of a last minute news, and in truth the iPad 2 event, was confirmed to be on March 2nd. In other words tomorrow! Rumors are flooding in everywhere as to what we might be able to see on the upcoming iPad. Many say a sleeker design, retina display, SD Card slot, and possibly bigger storage? If all these things do come up tomorrow, then I will be very surprised if the starting price still remains at $499! I am really excited for tomorrow, as I am sure many others will be.

Looking at beyond the iPad, recently it was said MobileMe, is taken off from the Apple site, possibly because there might be a cloud version that will be free. This is not confirmed yet, but it seems highly likely at this point, and if that isn't enough, many aren't sure as to whether Steve Jobs, will make the podium tomorrow, he might just make an appearance, but is he healthy enough to go through the whole keynote? This is not yet known. I am hoping he does make an appearance though, keynotes are not the same without him.

iOS 5.0 is also rumored to be announced tomorrow, hopefully it will add a substantle more amount of features to the 4.0 currently offered, maybe even making use of all five fingers for gestures! The iPad remains a game changer in the tablet market, and tomorrow could decide the fate of all other tablets on the market. So iPad owners, will you be looking to get an iPad 2? I sure am looking to getting a tablet soon in the house, and the iPad 2 might just be it.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post!