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Apple sells 2 million iPads in under 60 days

Apple iPad as a "carputer" Photo: Flickr

When Apple first launched the iPad in the United States, it was relatively unknown how it would perform in the open market. Being the first device of its kind, Apple took a gamble by yet again giving us technology that we didn't know we needed, until of course we shelled out some coin to get it. The iPad is a rock star, it sold 1 million units in the first month, beating the companies very own iPhone smartphone.

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Apple the new alpha dog in tech

Apple the new alpha dog in tech Photo: Funny Hub

In only one month Microsoft lost a $25 billion lead over Apple in market capitalization, dropped behind by $3 billion, gave Apple the alpha dog status of tech, and all the leverage and power that comes with the sought after top spot. This is not news to consumers who continue to eagerly mob Apple's hot new iPhone and iPad models; Microsoft's consumer products business continues to struggle for every breath. Their decline was underlined by the past weeks of market instability, bringing down the former heavyweight champ's shares 15%, while Apple's stock is down just over 6%.

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Sprint rumored to get iPhone HD in a matter of weeks

Sprint rumored to get next-generation iPhone

Over the last year or so rumors have been running rampant over the release of a Verizon iPhone. AT&T’s exclusivity contract with Apple is ending, several carriers are looking to get the world’s most popular smartphone in their stores and on their network. While Verizon is still most likely to get the iPhone 4G (4th generation), another popular carrier also looks promising; Sprint. This comes from a series of emails between a Best Buy Employee and The Tech Update. The email states that Best Buy will be carrying a Sprint iPhone beginning in June. The source or store that the employee works at will obviously not reveal themselves, as they probably don't want to end up losing their job and getting their house raided by big bro..er Apple.

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Apple back-to-school promo starts early, free iPod touch with Mac

Apple Back to School promo starts early

It may be hard to believe, but Apple has already started its back-to-school marketing campaign; one of the biggest promotions for this campaign is the free iPod touch with the purchase of just about any Mac computer. This is far from a unique promotion, since the Cupertino-based company has been offering the free iPod around the back-to-school time for several years, but this is kind of early, don't you think? High school students might still be in school and the college kids only got off about a month ago.

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New photos of White iPhone 4G surface

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In a follow up to the previous leak of the white iPhone 4G, new photos have surfaced showing more detail and features of the white model. The new photo, compliments of Apple.pro (site currently down), has both the white and black iPhone 4G prototypes side by side. The LCD and interface are similar to the infamous Gizmodo leak iPhone. Seeing this version makes me think it will be released simultaneously with the black one. Apple could open the color palate similar to iPods, but that's highly unlikely. Expect the Apple iPhone 4th generation/HD to be released in June of 2011.

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iPhone 4G to be available in white

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As the last six months have progressed, the world of Apple has been almost totally dominated by the iPhone 4G and its rumors (with the exception of the magical iPad of course). The rumors have ranged from screen resolution, to front-facing cameras, and now the newest one concerns the aesthetics of the device.

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Apple iPod touch 4G with 2-megapixel camera “leaked”

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For the longest time, there were only a handful of things that separated the iPod touch from the Apple iPhone. The cellular connectivity is an obvious one, but it seems that one of the other differentiating factors is also going to be removed. According to the most recent leaks, the upcoming fourth-generation iPod touch will boast a two-megapixel digital camera. Up until now, the iPod touch has been lacking in the photography department, so this is probably a good change for the better. I don't think it will cannibalize iPhone sales any more than the current iPod touch does.

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Affidavit released in Gizmodo iPhone controversy

Affidavit released pertaining to "stolen" iPhone 4G prototype

The missing iPhone 4G that Gizmodo acquired has been the most popular in a slew of found iPhone prototypes that have arisen over the last few weeks. Since the Gizmodo iPhone 4G was found, there has been a controversy arisen as to how it was acquired, and the means Apple took to get it back. Apple was so desperate to get the iPhone prototype back that it filed a warrant to retrieve the phone, and any related material to it. Now, the media has managed to get the Affidavit unsealed, making the details of the warrant available to the public.

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Another iPhone 4G lost, this time dismantled too

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Apparently, there's more than one inebriated Apple employee going around forgetting secret prototype cell phones in bars. Another iPhone 4G (iPhone HD? 4th-gen iPhone? Whatever you want to call it) has leaked its way onto the Internet and it seems to be a little further down the development cycle than the one Gizmodo nabbed some time back. This time around, a Vietnamese forum (Taoviet.vn) has posted several pictures of the supposedly leaked fourth-generation Apple iPhone.

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Rogers announces two Apple iPad data plans

iPad prices for Rogers Wireless in Canada

Our neighbors to the south have had access to the Apple iPad for some time already, but it's finally coming to Canada and Rogers Wireless looks like it's the only one announcing a data plan for the big touchscreen device. Rogers has officially announced its iPad data plans and they're actually not that bad. On the lower end of the scale if the $15/month plan and that gets you 250MB of use. Heavier users can bump up to the $35/month plan for 5GB of data. Both plans come with unlimited access to Rogers WiFi Hot Spots.

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iWatch projector watch concept puts a whole lot of Apple on your arm

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From the iPhone 4G concept designers ADR Studio, the latest creation is the iWatch. The concept's slogan is "It's time to change the time." And indeed it would. A little on the bulky side the 16GB device not only tells time, but according to its creator it also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to sync with an iPhone or iPad. A weather forecast system, integrated RSS reader for keeping tabs on the news, an LCD projector to display photos and of course multiple strap colors to choose from.

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One million Apple iPads sold in just 28 days

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In case there was any doubt as to whether Steve Jobs and his team would be successful with this new product launch, that doubt has really officially been removed. Yes, the Apple iPad has been a resounding success and they have already reached one huge milestone. The iPad has been around for less than a month, but already one million units have been sold to enthusiastic consumers. The iPad launched on April 3 and Apple says the seven figure sales mark was broken in just 28 days.

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Apple takes throne as biggest American phone company

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Ever since cell phones first appeared on the scene decades ago, Motorola has dominated the American market. It was the first company to sell a commercial cell phone (as far as I know), but how the mighty have fallen. In fact, Motorola isn't even the biggest American cell phone maker anymore. That coveted title has now been earned by Apple. Neither company makes it into the top five among international phone makers, but this is still a major boon for Steve Jobs and Apple. During the first quarter of this year, Motorola sold a total of 8.5 million phones, but Apple was able to post record sales of 8.8 million iPhones over the same period. It's not that surprising to hear that Motorola's sales are down, but they're down a lot more than you may think.

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Adobe to Steve Jobs: We have Android :P

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After the “open letter” Steve Jobs released this morning basically saying Flash will be allowed on the iPad and iPhone just as soon as hell freezes over. Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch responded with his very own “open letter," a blog post titled Moving Forward, outright saying “We look forward to delivering Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones as a public preview at Google I/O in May, and then a general release in June.” Among many other things implying that Apple is not only blocking their code, but many others related to the legal conditions mandated on application developers.

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Steve Jobs writes open letter admonishing Flash

Safari browser visiting Adobe's Flash test site on the Apple iPad - Photo: Fabrizio Pilato

When the Apple iPad was first unveiled to the world, one of the most common questions that people had about the device was "why isn't there Flash support?" In like manner, you'll find a lack of Flash support on the iPhone and iPod touch devices, and Apple isn't going to change their position any time soon. If Apple's actions didn't speak loudly enough for you, Steve Jobs has issued an open letter wherein he basically says Flash is broken and wants it no where near any mobile device. The open letter is a full 1500 words in length on Apple's history with Adobe, their shortcomings, and where they presently stand. You can read it below.

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