This is certainly getting stranger with every passing day!
In the beginning, Apple monitored and kept such files that recorded users’ movements for more than a year. Later when these secret files were un-earthed by Alasdair Allan and Peter Warden, Apple panicked and started denying that no such data was been kept. When people did not believe them and preferred to switch, they started giving all kinds of flimsy rationales and excuses that did not even make sense. Now that the iPhone and iPad users have articulated their anxiety and distress about this ‘big brother is watching’ and ‘Conspiracy theories’; Apple is now restoring to some stern damage control.
Recently, Apple has released an update related to this stating that it will fix the ‘Bug’ in the application that enables it to track the location of the users. It will also allow the users to disable their location data that is being transmitted by their gadgets by making use of this particular update.
Wasn’t it that such a thing didn’t even exist!! ??
Your 3G-enabled iPad and iPhone have been sending out your exact geographical locations to someone and you do not even know about it that this particular information has been in use!! You never know who has been tapping into this particular information and if in case, it has been misused? These are some of the questions that are being presently asked by the horrified and shocked Apple users and the alarming part is that there are no answers at all!
For the time being, Apple has stated that it has ‘not tracked’ its consumers’ movements’ and this is something that has never been done. On the other hand, it is being one of the most serious, dangerous threats associated with its credibility as researchers have located the secret files that detail Apple users’ movements, and they could be plotted against a map. This entire data goes back a few months and even a year in some of the cases!
Apple Corporation has recently revealed that it has sold more than 4.7 million iPad units in the highest grossing March quarter ever. The sales figure of the iPad represent around 2.6 million fewer units sold in the previous quarter, however not for lack of demand.
Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO stated on the company’s earnings call that we have sold almost every iPad 2 unit that we could make in the entire quarter.
During the Q&A session of the call, Tim Cook – Apple COO delved quite deeper into the situation. The company is coming across a staggering demand from the iPad 2 consumers and is being heavily backlogged.
The company however is beyond its channel inventory target range; neverthless Cook doesnt point the iPad supply issues to Japan tsunami, and is not at all predicting any cost or material impacts during the third fiscal quarter. On the other hand, he agreed that the situation is pretty uncertain.
Thus, why Apple wasnt able to meet the demand for the iPad 2 during this quarter? The company stated that there have been some issues with the planning and product; however, didnt disclose any particular reason regarding this matter.
Apple, however is completely incorporating its competance in producing iPad 2 in large quantities for the quarter ahead, though it is not promising to cover up the demands cannot promise to meet demand.
Apple has extended its production list to 25 other countries by the end of March; moreover, it is placing the iPad 2 in 13 additional countries in the coming week.
The proud Owners of the iPad 2, unfortunately are struggling with resolving some of the glitches that have appeared in their new gadget. for instance, the Video Chat service Facetime simply freezes if it is being used for a lengthy period of time and evidently the back-light seems to be bleeding as people have heard about it. Yes!! these are not at all serious issues and we just cannot call it as a propaganda regarding the gadget but just think how irritating and frustrating it would be to work around such kinds of problems on a fancy, a new gadget!
People, more likely the iPad 2 users are voicing their relevant concerns on different forums. Presently, a time-being solution provided is to reboot so that the service does not freeze. However, the display still remains patchy as it has turned out to be a manufacturing defect and anything regarding it just cannot be changed.
iPad 1G by the Apple Corporation had a record breaking success and lately the company has launched iPad 2 and gadget lovers are anticipating it to be as successful as its prior model. After March 11th, 2011, IPad 2 is available at all the leading stores all across the USA; however, even before, everything is pretty clear about the newly launched gadget. It is quite evident that iPad 2 is much more enhanced, powerful, and robust as its previous model.
However, you are provided with a comparison chart which will enable you to check out the differences and similarities right away while you are thinking about iPad and iPad 2.
||9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD
||9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD
||1024 x 768
||1024 x 768
|1 GHz Apple A4
Power VR SGX 535
256 MB RAM
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
EDGE plus triband HSPA
680g (WiFi), 7300g (WiFi + 3G)
Li – Polymer
Apple OS 4.0
|1 GHz Dual-Core Apple A5
SGX543 dual core Technology
65536 MB in-built
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
EDGE plus quadband HSPA
601g (WiFi), 607g (Version), 613g (AT&T)
Accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor
Apple IOS 4.3
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We are already reading the news that Steve Jobs is not going to include Flash support in even Iphone 4G. Steve Jobs explained this in an open letter that why Flash player is wrong for mobile devices.
No Open Source:
Despite the fact that adobe products are widely available over the internet but they are not open sourced. They are controlled only and only by Adobe and that makes these products close ones.
Steve Jobs said that Flash is one the top reasons why Mac crashes and also he asked many times Adobe to demonstrate Flash player performing well in mobile devices but they never showed up.
For longer battery life while you are playing videos through your phone, the cellphone must decode the video into hardware and then encode through software which requires lots of battery. The decoder used in mobile devices is called H.264 for which Flash has recently added its support. So when the websites encode the videos through this H.264 which is an industry standard for playing videos on mobile devices, it plays all the videos perfectly on Iphone and Ipad.
Flash animations heavily rely on rollovers as it is the only way through which you can watch those animations and play them accordingly. But when you are using a touch screen devices, you cannot operate Flash websites without a mouse. So according to Steve Jobs, even if we add support for Flash, the code has to be rewritten because it was designed for mouse enables devices and not for touch screen devices.
The “Full web”
Adobe mentioned that Apple mobile devices cannot access to full web because most of the applications are being developed in Flash. But with the H.264 encoder, this problem has already been solved and all devices can have the same richer experience on web.
In the end, Steve Jobs mentioned that Flash belongs to the PC era which is going to diminish soon. This is a mobile era where we have touch screen devices and Flash is not the solution in this new era