September 9th, 2011 at 12:05 PM EST | by inu846W
When the Apple Store went down yesterday evening there was quite a buzz that something big might be coming. People who were hoping that all of the sudden the iPhone 5 would be showing up on the store registry were probably disappointed but there were some decent changes made in the overall presentation of the store. Some of these changes should make it quite a bit easier to shop in the store and know exactly what you are getting and when. When buying the iPad in particular there are some welcomed tweaks in the ordering process.
When clicking on the “Buy Now” button on the store you are now transported to a better purchasing page where you can select the color, model and carrier for your iPad should you choose to go with the 3G model. Apple has long had the old standby of “Ships in 24 hours” but that has now been replaced with “In Stock.” This particular “In Stock” seems to have also replaced “Ships in 1-3 days” as well, though there are still some products that still have “Ships in 2-4 days.”
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September 8th, 2011 at 10:35 AM EST | by inu846W
While there are plenty of iPad apps that are made to feel as though you are playing a television game show of one kind or another. There are plenty of iPad apps that are built to have you running through dark hallways and dank tunnels, blasting away at all sorts of creepy crawlies. There are very few iPad apps that have you doing both at the same time. Rage HD for iPad is one of those games that does that and more. Because of this, it’s one of the funnest games out there right now.
Part of the reason that Rage HD for iPad is so entertaining is because unlike a lot of the other Zombie shooting games you don’t have to worry about moving around in this one. The computer will have you zooming through the map automatically. Your only responsibility is to shoot as many circus freak looking villains as you can. Where exactly does the game show come into play you ask? Rage HD is supposed to be taking place in a futuristic wasteland where you are a game show contestant. The point of the game is to shoot as many as the enemy as possible, while ALSO shooting bags of money and bulls-eyes placed surreptitiously throughout the map.
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September 7th, 2011 at 10:13 AM EST | by inu846W
One of the ways the iPad and the iPod have built their demand is that they have only been offered at specific stores. Of course, the iPad and other iOS devices also want to make sure that their customers are well aware that the devices can be used for all sorts of fun games. It appears that this was the rationale to the company announcing that very soon, the iPad the iPod Touch and possibly even the iPhone would be made available at GameStop locations. To Apple’s credit, the company has done a great job of offering their products in additional retail outlets at a slow trickle. Originally the iPad was only made available at Apple stores as well as Best Buy. In the following years Walmart and Target joined the ranks of stores that offer the device as well as other iOS devices.
Of course, one of truly big bonuses for those who enjoy the iOS devices is that GameStop will continue to offer a trade-in program. This means that now if someone has an iPad but wants to upgrade to an iPad 2 they can take their original device into a GameStop and get store credit towards the newer device. Even better, if you have an Xbox 360 you never play anymore, you can trade that in for the iPad 2 and keep that iPad as well. In fact, according to reports, GameStop would prefer trade-ins of iOS products before it starts offering up the new stuff.
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September 6th, 2011 at 2:15 PM EST | by inu846W
One signature of quite a few iPad games has been that there are several games that incorporate real physics into their games. Demolition Master 3D HD for the iPad is no different, though the graphics and what you have to do are original enough that the app is worth picking up if you are on the lookout for another app. Demolition Master 3D is a game where you actually set different kind of explosive charges on wooden and metal posts and try and get the constructions to explode to the point where the materials drop below a certain level.
This is actually a combination of two different kinds of games that are fairly well represented on the iPad. Still Demolition Master 3D offers these familiar genres with a new look and a game that is actually quite addicting once you really start playing it. There are basically three different kind of charges and an almost infinite way you can plant them in order to get the reaction you are looking for. There are numerous differnet kinds of constructions you can eventually blow up with the constructs getting harder and harder as you go through the levels. There are also parts that you are not trying to destroy or that will cause you to lose should they explode.
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September 1st, 2011 at 1:29 PM EST | by inu846W
Those who thought that all the talk about another iPad coming out either this fall or next year would stunt the sales of the iPad 2 appear to be wrong. In fact the demand of the iPad 2 and the iPad only seem to be growing amid rumors of yet another Apple tablet coming out sometime on the horizon. According to industry analysts, Foxconn is preparing to ship as many as 20 million iPad 2s to Apple in the third fiscal quarter of this year.
Should those numbers prove to be accurate it would mean that there has been more than a doubling of the demand for the iPad 2 over last quarter when 9.25 million iPad 2s were shipped. Apple has long said that the only limit on iPad sales has been the availability of units and these projections seem to prove that out. All-in-all there are expected to be over 25 million iPads and iPad 2s sold in second half of this year. That would mean that the demand is in fact increasing by more than 75 percent over first half of 2011.
In addition, industry analysts say that in total, Apple will be selling 40 million of the 65.2 million total tablets sold, meaning that Apple holds a market share of 61 percent when it comes to tablets. Tablets in general have become much more popular than they were in 2010 with an overall jump in demand of an incredible 420 percent. Now let’s imagine what the release of the iPad 3, reportedly complete with Retina display and a faster processor will do for demand in 2012.
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August 31st, 2011 at 2:54 PM EST | by inu846W
If you still haven’t decided whether to purchase an iPad 2 or not, Apple has made that decision making process a little easier for you by adding refurbished iPad 2’s to its online inventory. Just about all iPad 2 model types are available, in black and white. The price cut is only $50 per unit, but that may be incentive enough for somebody to pull the trigger and buy the latest Apple tablet.
These refurbished iPad 2 models come with the same warranty as their “brand new” counterparts. All components inside the device have been cleaned, tested and anything defective has been replaced. The current shipping time is 1-3 business days.
Apple is also selling refurbished first-generation iPads starting at $299 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.
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