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3 years ago

Czech Republic iPad 2 site says launch happening on April 25?

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Czech Republic iPad 2 site says launch happening on April 25?

A 9to5Mac reader from the Czech Republic sent them a screenshot from the localized Apple website touting an April 25 launch for iPad 2, which is later than Apple's previously announced March 25 date. Since April 25 is a Monday as opposed to March 25, which is a Friday, it could just be a misprint. Unless we hear otherwise from Apple, that's what we'll assume it is. Even if accurate, there could be special circumstances unique to Czech that have caused the delay, or Apple might be further splitting up its international launch, or if more countries will be postponed are all unknowns at this point.

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3 years ago

iPad Live tonight 9pm ET! AT&T-Mo, iPad 2, more!

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iPad Live tonight 9pm ET! AT&T-Mo, iPad 2, more!

iPad Live hits the air tonight at 9pm ET, 6pm PT, (1am GMT we think?!). We'll be talking iPad 2 one week later and of course the bombshell that is AT&T buying T-Mobile. Come join us. Bring a friend. Frak, bring an enemy! Just bring people!

Place: http://www.imore.com/live/

If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss, just leave them in the comments then come be part of the show!

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3 years ago

UPDATED: AT&T acquiring T-Mobile US, what does it mean for iPhone?

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UPDATED: AT&T acquiring T-Mobile US, what does it mean for iPhone?

AT&T will be buying T-Mobile USA from parent company Deutsch Telekom for $39 billion in stock and cash.

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3 years ago

TiPb Picks of the Week

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TiPb Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!

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3 years ago

TiPb Asks: What earphones do you use with your iPhone?

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TiPb Asks: What earphones do you use with your iPhone?

What earphones do you use with your iPhone or iPod touch? Yesterday I confessed that I hated my Apple earbuds. Many of you agreed. The TiPb store has a bunch of cool iPhone headset alternatives. Some of you also told me what you like to use and recommended others. I want more. I'm also curious to see what are the most popular earphones among our readers, and if it varies for travel, home listening, gaming or other activities?

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3 years ago

White Diamonds artistic crystal cases for iPhone and iPad [Give away]

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White Diamonds artistic crystal cases for iPhone and iPad [Give away]

White Diamonds makes iPhone 4 and original iPad cases with artistic prints embedded with Swarovski crystals. We first saw them at CES 2011 and when they offered us the chance for a closer look we jumped on it. Frankly, we wanted to see how well these gorgeous cases stood up to daily wear and tear. White Diamonds was kind enough to send us an Angels Calling iPhone 4 case by Vince Fraser, a Rainbow collection iPhone 4 case by Livius Dietzel, and a Nafrotiti iPad case also by Vince Fraser.

[White Diamonds]

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3 years ago

Did Apple make a mistake with free apps?

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Did Apple make a mistake with free apps?

Manton has an interesting post up where he theorizes that a lot of the problems we've seen in the App Store, from the across the board 30% revenue cut Apple requires for paid apps, to in-app purchases, to iAds, and now subscriptions can all be traced back to Apple's decision to host free apps for free. In other words, that the cost of approving, hosting, marketing, and delivering free apps is high enough that Apple is struggling and stumbling to make enough off paid apps and content to cover it.

When Steve Jobs said it, offering free apps for so little seemed almost foolish, like Apple was compensating for the high 30% by giving too good a deal to free apps. Why not charge some hosting fee? Or why not give up exclusive distribution and let free apps be installed directly by the user without forcing everything through the App Store? Unlimited bandwidth, promotion in the store, and everything else just for the $99 dev program fee was a pretty good deal. And now I wonder if Apple hasn't been backpedaling ever since, trying to make up for that mistake.

So in order to run the App Store at just over break-even -- as Apple reports they during their financial results -- they need to earn enough off paid apps to defray the cost of free apps. They also have to make sure they don't lose revenue -- they can't let developers offer free apps, shouldered by Apple, with ads that make money for Google or that use subscriptions or other forms of outside payments as a way to circumvent the revenue sharing. (Which is why we said from the beginning Apple couldn't charge less than 30% for subscriptions or every paid and in-app purchasing app that could would just switch to subscriptions in order to keep more of the revenue.)

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3 years ago

Confession: I hate my Apple earbuds

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Confession: I hate my Apple earbuds

I've come to a realization: I hate my Apple earbuds. They're more like a medieval torture contraption for my ears than a comfortable manner in which to listen to music. Apple has Jonathan Ive and some of the most sought after designers in the world on staff, taking chunks of glass and metal and molding them into a devices that aren't just phones or players or tablets but works of art. Yet the standard earbuds that come with these beautiful pieces of art are ungainly, ill-fitting, and just plain annoying to wear for any length of time.

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3 years ago

Daily Tip: How to enable data protection on your iPhone, iPad

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Daily Tip: How to enable data protection on your iPhone, iPad

Take security seriously and interested in how to enable data protection on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad? The good news is that if you use a passcode, iOS 4 data protections protects the hardware encryption keys on your device, making email, attachments, and 3rd party apps (if they enable it) much more secure. The bad news is, if you updated your iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3, or original iPad from iOS 3 to iOS 4, data protection might not have been turned on even with the passcode. Not to worry, we'll walk you through all the possibilities, after the break!

[Apple KB via TidBITS]

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3 years ago

Poll: How are you enjoying iPad 2 one week later?

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Poll: How are you enjoying iPad 2 one week later?

How are you enjoying iPad 2 one week later?Market Research

<a href="http://www.imore.com/ipad-2/>iPad 2 launched one week ago today in the US and we know a lot of your TiPb readers snatched them up -- so how is it working out for you? Like it or love it? Frustrated or failed by it? Minor upgrade or major revelation?

We've given you our iPad 2 review and now we want to hear from you! Vote in the pole above and give us your take in the comments below!

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