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1 Million iPads Had Been Sold In a Month





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Today Steve Jobs revealed that last Friday Apple's iPad reached one million sales:

"One million iPads in 28 days -- that's less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone. Demand continues to exceed supply and we're working hard to get this magical product into the hands of even more customers."

The company also revealed next facts:

  • 12 million apps for iPad were downloaded from the App Store already;
  • 1,5 million e-books were downloaded from the iBookStore;
  • 5,000 applications were created specifically for the iPad (the number of apps for iPod touch and iPhone is more than 200,000)

There were no information revealed about a breakdown of 3G vs. Wi-Fi-only sales, but one analyst told that on Sunday 49 of 50 retail stores were sold out of both models.

Piper Jaffray's analyst Gene Munster predicts that the Wi-Fi iPad will be more popular and will take 60% of sales while iPad 3G-capable model will carry only 40% of overall sales. He also believes that Apple has already more than 1 million iPads, which proved to be true.




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Adobe Plans To Give Android Phones To Its Employees



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As you remember, this Thursday Steve Jobs wrote a letter about his thoughts on Flash. In responce to such a public attack Adobe decided to give its employees mobile phones running on Android OS which support Flash.

CNet reports it has information from three sources close to Adobe that the company is going to give Android phones, but the exact model is not specified yet (though HTC phones and Google Nexus One were mentioned). There is also no information about whether Adobe is going to give devices to all 8,600 employees or just to developers.

Flash 10.1 will be presented in May at Google's I/O conference. Every its attendee will receive Motorola Droid or Nexus One from Google.




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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010. 14:55

A New Round of Apple VS Adobe Confrontation



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This week's sensation was a Steve Jobs' letter published officially on Apple's site. If you didn't read it or want to remind it to yourself, here are its main tent poles:

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Apple Wants to Acquire ARM Holdings?



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This Wednesday London Evening Standard posted an article about supposed acquisition of ARM Holdings by Apple. According to the source:

"Apple is ARM's biggest customer and speculation is that the iPad maker wants to take chip design in house."

With a reference to an unknown trader it is claimed that with such a deal Apple could stop ARM from delivering its technology to everyone else's devices. That looks convenient. But we were not sure if it is a rumor or not, so we waited for a while for further information.


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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, April 24th, 2010. 21:07

Steve Jobs about iPhone OS 4.0 In Three Minutes



Video above can be described as a humorous quintessence of Steve Jobs' keynote when he presented iPhone OS 4.0. It is made by Neil Curtis who is known for his another 180-sec videoclip about iPad. Looks pretty funny!




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Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. 14:34

Jobs recommends to buy Android-based phones



And we're back now with a new e-mail reply by Steve Jobs, received from a TechCrunch reader. He was interested why Apple doesn't apply parental control to apps released in AppStore but simply denies accepting it. Jobs' answer was suddenly long, and he recommended to buy an Android-based phone.

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iPhone OS 4.0 Is Finally Revealed



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Apple's iPhone OS 4 event ended just few hours ago and now we finally have fresh information about the upcoming operational system.

So the main idea claimed by Jobs was that it has seven tent poles. Here they are:


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Time about Steve Jobs and the iPad



Time Magazine's cover story this week is Steve Jobs and the iPad:

There is an interesting article from Stephen Fry, who had an hour long conversation with Jobs:

I have met five British Prime Ministers, two American Presidents, Nelson Mandela, Michael Jackson and the Queen. My hour with Steve Jobs certainly made me more nervous than any of those encounters.

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Thursday, April 1st, 2010. 19:33

Schmidt and Jobs Are Spotted In The Cafe



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Few hours ago Steve Jobs and Eric Shmidt were spotted talking at Calafia in the Town and Country shopping center in Palo Alto.

The photos were made by the Gizmodo tipster. It is interesting that the Calafia cafe is owned by Charlie Ayers, who is a former Google chief. Gizmodo source doesn't know what the men were talking about, but he heard two phrases:

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Written by SimplyMax

Saturday, March 27th, 2010. 12:31

1993 Interview - Steve Jobs About Paul Rand



Paul Rand is not a well-known person, but it was he who created logos for such famous companies like ABC Television, UPS, IBM and NeXT. He didn't actually design any of the logos for Apple, but he was chosen to be portrayed with an Apple logo for a print ad.

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In 1993 Steve Jobs gave an interview to Alan Pottasch and Doug Evans. That was a time when he was a chief executive officer of NeXT and concentrated on porting their NeXTSTEP OS for x86 processors. That year Apple changed the guard from J. Sculley to M. Spindler.

At that interview Jobs spoke much about Rand as of an artist who became a "gem" for the company. He also says:

"When you scratch the surface of any of his work, you find out the depth of the intellectual problem solving that's taken place."

His speech reflects the ideal of current Apple's products. It is not only the hardware design that attracts people, it is also a software and the forseen interaction beneath it.




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Friday, March 26th, 2010. 22:44

Steve Jobs Answering More E-mails



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As time goes by Apple CEO receives more e-mails and answers on some of it. If you analyze his behavior, you can see that it becomes a tradition to answer to company's customers before the announcement of a new device. So maybe we can expect something revolutionary again, but at this moment we can just take a look at what we have for today.

Two days ago a Macrumors reader mailed a letter to Steve Jobs. He was concerned about whether Apple will lose their vision on the MacBooks' department. The answer was:

"Not to worry."

Another TUAW reader asked if he will have an ability to transfer his Google Docs to the iPad through iDisk or iWork.com. Steve Jobs answered shortly again:

"Yes".

A man calling himself Julio R. was wondering, if we can expect a universal mailbox on the iPod Touch or iPhone. Jobs reply:

"Yep".

TheAppleLounge reader mailed this:

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Do It Yourself: Your Own Steve Jobs



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If you think Steve Jobs is a man of worth, then this is definitely for you. Jay Hauf created an iconic Cubee Jobs template, and made it available for download. All you need is to print, snip and finally build.

As you see Apple's CEO is holding an iPhone is his hand, so you'll need to make your own device if you're obsessed with the upcoming iPad. The instructions can be found here.

The scheme is available for download below.


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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010. 11:56

Steve Jobs answers about Google Picasa on Apple iPad



A UK user wrote an email to Steve Jobs asking about Picasa Albums on the Apple iPad. Steve Jobs answered. However instead of just telling him that Apple (obviously) wouldn't support Google's Picasa library format, Jobs writes that iPhoto has a "much better Faces and Places features" than Picasa.

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Here is the header infomation below and yes Steve Jobs is still using the old 3.1.2 firmware.


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Monday, March 22nd, 2010. 15:07

Steve Jobs visited Children Hospital



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Two days ago Steve Jobs joined the meeting with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Lucile Packard Hospital for Children in Palo Alto, California. The event was aimed to  help advance organ donation legislation.

In 2009 Jobs received a liver transplant in Tennessee. He said he was fortunate he could get a new organ, because without it he could die.

So now Jobs, obviously, wants to help save more people's lives. If the legislation will be passed, Californians will be able to affirm their preferred organ donor status much easier. Apple's CEO says the current system is an obscure process.




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Written by SimplyMax

Monday, March 22nd, 2010. 0:59

Google And Apple - Confrontation Of Personalities



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For the last few months we have been witnessing the competition between Google and Apple that becomes more and more significant. We tried to analyze some facts and made a conclusion that the confrontation is more personal than corporate.


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