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Apple sells 3 million iPads in 80 days

Apple just announced that they've sold 3 million iPads in its first 80 days on the market. For those keeping track, given it took roughly 60 days to sell 2 million, iPad sales are accelerating.

“People are loving iPad as it becomes a part of their daily lives,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more people around the world, including those in nine more countries next month.”

Interestingly, while outside my local shopping mall yesterday, I watched two women walk by, point at the giant Apple logo and say, "look, it's the iPad store".

Is it safe to say Apple has mainstreamed the tablet yet, or

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AT&T 3G Microcell review

Our good friend George Ponder over at sibling site WMExperts has just posted a full AT&T 3G Microcell review, and it's authoritative to say the least.

Sure, George is still rocking the Mic(rocell, sorry!) with a Windows device, but our iOS fare -- iPhone and iPad alike -- won't care as long as they get more bars in more places (and the actual network backhaul behind them).

The AT&T Microcell isn't for everyone. If you're satisfied with (or can live with) your current signal reception, then you shouldn't bother with the Microcell. However, if your home or office location sucks wind with regards to signal reception, the Microcell is a good way to go about improving things.

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Steve Jobs: Why iPhone 3G didn't get iOS 4 wallpaper

When it was subtly footnoted that iPhone 3G and iPod touch G2 wouldn't be getting iOS 4-style wallpaper, our only guess as to why was CoreAnimation performance -- Apple couldn't do their transitions over the textured background at levels that met their auteur standards.

Erica emailed Steve Jobs to find out:

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iOS 4 features: Safari URL bar gets "awesome"

When you tap into the Safari's URL bar in iOS 4 and start typing, Safari starts to do a "keyword search", i.e. display predictive results based on your bookmarks and history. Anything that contains the text you're inputing either in the URL or history is listed below the URL field so the moment you see what you want you can just tap it and go.

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Apple Store - Your iPhone 4 will deliver on June 23rd (?!)

Apple has apparently sent out an email to customers who pre-ordered iPhone 4 for delivery -- telling them it will arrive a day early, June 23, and to make sure they'll be around to receive it.

In the past pre-order shipments have sometimes had early delivery dates, but Apple has always had FedEx or UPS hold the package for arrival on the proper day (sometimes causing huge problems, like on international iPad launch). Is this an attempt to avoid courier congestion? To ease carrier activation overload?

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iOS 4 bugs

Noticing any bugs or problems with your iPhone or iPod touch post-iOS 4 install? Got any iOS 4 issues? Well, we've got 11-pages of them being reported and trouble-shooted over on the TiPb iPhone Forum iOS 4 bugs thread -- everything from Google sync woes to pixelated pictures to missing apps to bloated "other" partitions to... well, go check it out for yourself.

We'll also repeat our standard advice:

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iOS 4 checklist - what to do before, during, and after updating

Today Apple pushed out the final, general release version of iOS 4 to the masses. (At least to the masses of iPhone and iPod touch users -- the iPad version isn't scheduled until later this fall).

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Apple releases iBooks 1.1 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iBooks 1.1 for iPhone (iOS 4 required) and iPad. Shown off during WWDC 2010, it adds some oft-demanded features such as notes, bookmarks, and the syncing of both of those and highlights -- including between devices.

We'll be back with a review later, but here's the boilerplate for now:

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iOS 4 updated: Evernote, LinkedIn, Windows Messenger, Pandora, Loopt, WordPress

We let you know a couple days ago there were a few apps that had already been updated via the App Store to support iOS4. Since then we’ve seen a few more roll out.  Some developers have really taken advantage of the new APIs in iOS4.  Others seem to just be adding compatibility at this point.  Let’s hope a lot of them are working on substantial updates.  Hit the jump for some more iOS4 compatible apps!

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iOS 4 software update now available for iPhone, iPod touch

The final release version of iOS 4 for iPhone and iPod touch has just gone live and is now available via iTunes. It weighs in at 378MB. Remember, you need iTunes 9.2, and if you're running the GM you need to hit Restore as Update will think you already have iOS 4

We're downloading now, and we assume you are too. So we'll be back with more news asap and in the mean time, sound off in the comments and let us know how it’s working for you, how you like it, and what new goodies you're finding.

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