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3 years ago

Some iPad 2 users reporting yellow tint, will likely fade soon

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Some iPad 2 users reporting yellow tint, will likely fade soon

A few iPad 2 owners have written in to tell us they are experiencing yellow tinting issues on their brand new devices. This seems rather reminiscent of this past summer and the yellow tint issue with the iPhone 4

If history is set to repeat itself, it seems as if this issue will resolve itself the same way it did last summer -- the bonding agent Apple has been using on their displays will set and the yellow tint will fade away. Most users with the issue on the iPhone 4 were yellow tint free after a few days. 

Any TiPb readers out there seeing a yellow tint on their display?

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3 years ago

iPad 2 Hands On

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iPad 2 Hands On

The iPad 2 is here! You've run down the specs - including the 2x as fast A5 processor, the lighter 1.33lb weight, and the crazy-thin .34 inch "thickness." You've considered whether it's worth it for iPad 2 owners to upgrade. You've taken a look at what's new in iOS 4.3. Heck, you've even read up on how to transfer your data from your original iPad to the iPad 2. What's left to do? Check out TiPb breathlessly unpacking and examining the real deal.

If you waited in line today and picked one up - congrats! If you are wondering what we think of Apple's latest, here's the short version: it's a thinner, lighter, faster iPad with a couple of cameras. That may sound anti-climactic - but after using the iPad 2 for just a very short while we're starting to suspect that it's anti-climactic in the same way that "the iPad is just a big iPhone" was anti-climactic in 2010. In other words: it's an experience that can't quite be quantified but gets under your skin in the same way the original iPad did. There's "nothing new" here to most people, but the execution of all the little details adds up to something pretty special.

As far as the hardware is concerned, we're impressed. Looking at the spec differences between the iPad 1 and the iPad 2, you might be tempted to say that there's not much improvement here. But .5" vs .34" only tells part of the story. The full story is that the tapered back of the iPad 2 makes it feel thinner than any device this size has a right to be. It's kind of amazing. Unfortunately, we can't quite say the same for the weight - while the iPad 2 is lighter, it's still not something you're going to happily hold at arm's length unsupported for any appreciable length of time.

A full photo gallery is after the break and video is coming right quick - keep it locked to TiPb as we unpack our thoughts and impressions of the iPad 2 this weekend and, heck, for the months to come.

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3 years ago

Real Racing 2 HD hits the App Store just in time for iPad 2

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Real Racing 2 HD hits the App Store just in time for iPad 2

Firemint has announced Real Racing 2 HD for the iPad and iPad 2. This iPad-only version takes full advantage of the new A5 chip and faster graphics found in the iPad 2 and it looks fantastic.

Real Racing 2 has been limited to the iPhone and iPod touch since its debut last year, and I for one have always wanted to bring the experience over to my iPad. The idea of using the iPad as a steering wheel for a game like this has always been appealing. The only downside is that you'll need to purchase Real Racing 2 HD separately from the App Store, even if you've already purchased Real Racing 2 for your iPhone. The upside is that you'll be able to play it on both the original iPad and the new iPad 2 because of how the game adjusts graphics output between the two devices.

If you need any Real Racing tips then be sure to check out our TiPb TV Interview with Firemint Founder and CEO Rob Murray, and hit the jump for more Real Racing 2 HD eye candy below!

[iTunes -- $9.99]

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3 years ago

Daily Tip: How to transfer data from your original iPad to your new iPad 2

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Daily Tip: How to transfer data from your original iPad to your new iPad 2

Switching from an original iPad to an iPad 2 and curious how to transfer all your information, apps, and data over? Luckily Apple makes this process almost painless thanks to iTunes. Click through for a couple easy steps that will ensure all your original iPad data, settings, apps, and games get transferred over to your new iPad smoothly.

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3 years ago

Everything iPad 2 - From the Forums

Everything iPad 2 - From the Forums

Today is the day, iPad 2 is being released later this afternoon! So in the meantime you might as well visit our forums and join the conversation. In order to create a new thread of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is easy and free so if you haven’t already, head on over and register now!

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3 years ago

iPhone 5 design images leaked, bigger screen with the same design as iPhone 4?

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iPhone 5 design images leaked, bigger screen with the same design as iPhone 4?

Another iPhone 5 rumor has surfaced overnight and again it is emanating from a Chinese site that claims to have some engineering diagrams of the iPhone 5.

The images resemble the current iPhone 4 with the exception of the screen. The screen appears larger and takes up most of the front face with an extremely slim bezel. The images do resemble a previous leak of the front panel which many claimed were fake.

We just got what appears to be mold engineering drawings for iPhone 5. These would be used by case designers to create plastic, TPU, aluminum, silicone and leather cases. A while back we hear rumors that iPhone 5 would have a curved back but these images show iPhone 5 with the same form factor as iPhone 4 but with an edge to edge screen.

It is certainly not unusual for case manufacturers to receive information in advance of a new Apple product launch. We have recently seen iPad 2 information leaked in a similar way and turn out to be accurate.

We don’t know if this is real at this stage but the idea of a larger screen in a similar sized form factor is very appealing. There are a few more images after the break; take a look, then let us know what you think? Would you like a larger screen without a dramatic increase in the size of the device?

[iDeals China via MacRumors]

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3 years ago

New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, March 11

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, March 11

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Instapaper: 3.0 is a huge updated that brings social features, a new browser, and more! [$4.99 - iTunes link]

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3 years ago

Ordering an iPad 2 this morning? Standing in line this evening?

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Ordering an iPad 2 this morning? Standing in line this evening?

It's iPad 2 launch day in the US folks and that means a bunch of you will start hitting store.apple.com at 1am PST/4am EST to play your online orders and others will start lining up at local Apple Stores, AT&T, Best Buy, Target, Verizon Wireless, Walmart and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5pm local time to pick an iPad 2 up live and in person. And TiPb is going to be there with you!

Not sure yet if you want to get an iPad 2?

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3 years ago

iPhone Live 141: #dickbar

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iPhone Live 141: #dickbar

iOS 4.3 is here and we have your walkthrough, your MLB and NBA for Apple TV, and your bad news for Verizon users. Anyone want a 64GB iPhone or an aluminum iPhone 5? Xcode hits the Mac App Store, music re-downloads, Twitter's new #dickbar, and BBM for iPhone? This is iPhone Live!

Show notes and all the week's iPhone news after the break!

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3 years ago

Apple iPad crushing competition in consumer demand and customer satisfaction ratings

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Apple iPad crushing competition in consumer demand and customer satisfaction ratings

Despite growing competition as new tablets begin to enter the market, Apple's iPad is still king when it comes to consumer demand and customer satisfaction according to a recent ChangeWave survey.

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