Last weekend my uncle gave me his iPad 2 for a repair as the screen totally malfunction. So I thought it was easy, just blow the screen with hair dryer and start prying it up, so the moment i pried the side and sliding off the glue – I also slide off the ribbons (both ribbons – the power ribbon and the screen ribbon) . So the lesson, slide gently when opening up the screen. Hope I can fix it Wish me luck!
Fleshlight is still busy in developing the iPad Case where you can insert your sausage into it and pump pump pump it out. Yeah basically is a masturbater for man, not sure the appstore will approve the app or not with those “content”. But it’s okay, it can be movie format, just sync to your iPad and ready to go. Are they developing female version?
Still waiting for all those alleged iPad mini leaks to culminate into something official? Why not take one more while you wait: according to a proven source of Mobile Geeks, German electronics retailer Media Markt has the iPad mini in 16 flavors in its inventory system. The company’s internal documentation shows the rumored tablet at 8, 16, 32 and 64GB configurations, with each offering a choice of black or white, as well as a choice of 3G or just WiFi. The retailer is listing sticker prices, too: for the WiFi-only flavor, €249 buys an 8GB model, €349 snags 16GB, €449 for 32GB and €549 scores 64GB of storage. Looking for a slab with cellular connectivity? Stack an extra €100 on each of those prices.
The listing doesn’t have anything official to say about US greenbacks, but the included 19% tax evens up the dollar and euro quite nicely, giving us a reasonable idea what kind of pricing we can expect to see in the states. To put things into perspective, this would be a $150 savings on the 16GB WiFi model when compared to the full sized $499 slate Apple currently offers. Of course, this is all counting on Cupertino making the device official. We’ll let you know if we hear anything.
The last time we saw the purported iPad mini’s aluminum backing, someone forgot to turn on a light. There’s no such murkiness with NetEase’s fresh turn at pre-release photography. Its view of a WiFi model gives us both a much clearer look as well as some hints that Apple wants more than a basic slab at the iPad’s potential new entry level: there’s a conspicuous cutout for what’s likely a rear-facing camera, along with space in the top frame for a front camera. We’ve already seen the mini dock connector that fits in that hole at the bottom edge, of course. Nothing’s definite unless there’s either a smoking gun leak or an official event, but we may have just a month to wait to know whether or not the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch has some fresh competition.
Those who live and die by color coordination can breathe a bit easier today, as Logitech has introduced its Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad in white. Like the black model, the accessory operates via Bluetooth and features a battery that’s said to provide up to six months’ worth of go time — a statistic that’s based on two hours of usage per day. You can expect to coat your very own white keyboard with a layer of grime in short order: it’s currently available for pre-order on Logitech’s website for $100 and is said to hit Apple retail stores later this month.
After refreshing its computer range, Apple’s gearing up for two events for its new phone and tablet hardware, according to sources at AllThingsD. Given the excitement welling up behind its next iPhone, many have noted (including Daring Fireball’s John Gruber) that it would make a whole lot of sense to furnish both the phone and the heavily rumored smaller tablet with individual events — and that is, apparently, what’s going to happen. Unfortunately, the anonymous sources weren’t revealing anything further — Apple’s yet to confirm that posited September 12th event date, let alone any secondary event. But when it does, be assured that we’ll be there to cover both of them.
Granted, the existence of a 7-inch iPad mini is far from confirmed, but the latest “evidence” to fan those rumor flames is a photo of what appears to be a dock connector flex cable that connects the smaller dock connector, headphone jack and home button connector. The photo appeared on the site Nowhereelse.fr, which also recently published photos that purportedly show the next-gen iPhone’s tiny docking connector. Other reports have indicated that the iPad mini’s headphone jack will be located on the top of the device (as it is on the current version of the tablet) as opposed to on the bottom, which would contradict this latest leaked photo, but this new layout corresponds to rumors about the iPhone 5. The one semblance of certainty in all this? iFixit’s Kyle Wiens weighed in to say that the component “is consistent” with Apple parts.
An earlier portrait of the second quarter’s tablet market share made it quite clear that the iPad was on a rebound, if it was ever in a slump to start with. All those numbers focused on platforms and not brands, however — we didn’t know how the individual makers were doing. If IHS iSuppli’s figures are on the ball, there’s even more of a discrepancy if you break down the period’s results by manufacturer. The iPad staked out 69.6 percent of tablet shipments in the spring. That wasn’t just an 11-point jump over a year earlier; it was a level of share Apple hasn’t had since the Motorola Xoom was just cutting its teeth early in 2011.
As for the rest? Transformer Pads kept ASUS growing, but it’s not a pretty sight if you’re making an Android reader tablet; both Amazon and Barnes & Noble shed roughly a point and a half each, which is no small amount relative to their size. Samsung also lost share by this after its deliveries of Galaxy Tabs mostly stayed flat. We’d add that there’s some wiggle room as to real performance knowing that units shipped and sold aren’t always one and the same. Most of these companies are leaving clues regarding upcoming tablet refreshes that might level the playing field, some not so subtle, but it’s currently Apple’s game to win.
We’re used to seeing tablet market share illustrated on the world stage. China, however, has usually been untouched. Analysys International has taken a crack at decoding the market and has bucked a few expectations in the process: according to its estimates, the iPad’s lead is even larger in China than it is worldwide. About 72.7 percent of all tablets sold in the country during the second quarter were Apple-flavored, while homegrown hero Lenovo was a distant second at 8.4 percent. Everyone else had to contend with less than four percent and reflected the more diverse Chinese technology sphere — relative heavyweights like Acer, ASUS and Samsung had to hob-nob with brands that have little recognition elsewhere, such as Eben and Teclast.
The researchers credit Apple’s lead, a 7.8-point gain, to a combination of the new iPad and a price-cut iPad 2. We’d add that Analysys’ figures might not tell the whole story, though: China is well-known for its thriving shanzhai market, where legions of KIRFs and very small (usually Android-based) brands likely slip under an analyst group’s radar. That said, it’s still an illustration of how Apple’s influence in tablets is a distinct reversal of its much smaller smartphone share, even in a nation that’s a hotbed of Android activity.
Back when Apple’s third-gen slate was originally unveiled to the world, the company very quietly slashed down the prices of its first and second generation refurbed iPads. Now, some five months after its triumphant launch in the US of A and other countries, Cupertino’s started selling the pixel-packed new iPad for 50 bucks less than the original price — that’s if, of course, you don’t mind a refurbished unit. Still, as we’ve said before, Apple includes a one-year warranty with each iPad sold via its “Certified Refurbished” online store, which is considerably better than any Craigslist deal you might find out there. Currently, stock appears to be quite loaded, but you never know how long that’s going to last. In other words, you may want to get ‘em while they’re hot.