iPad 2

Leaked Photo Reveals Possible iPad 3 Part

A Chinese website named Apple.pro, leaked a picture of a new Apple part purportedly from the iPad 3.

The internal component shown below, is labeled 821-1259, which is an increase from the iPad 2 part labeled 1180. Apple.pro thinks that this means the iPad 3 will be a brand-new model with a new design, and not the iPad 2 Plus, or iPad HD as previously rumored. The author also noted a white, outward-facing plug, and pointed to this as proof that the next-generation iPad will probably be offered in the same colors as the iPad 2.

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According to Apple Insider, Apple.pro has a so-so record when it comes to Apple leaks. The website previously published early photos of the white and black front panels for the iPhone 4, but in 2009, they reported that Apple was working on a certain MacBook that never materialized.

Apple.pro also mentioned that Apple has launched an internal investigation into leaks, possibly meaning there will be far less in the future.

iPad Survives 60-Foot Crash Test Thanks To G-Form Extreme Portfolio Case

None of the high school Science classes that I ever attended did any of the fun stuff like you see in the movies or on TV; like dropping an egg from a ladder, or having to take care of an egg like it's a baby. We did dissect a frog once, but someone used a stink bomb in class, and the teacher canceled all future dissections. Not a very effective punishment if you ask me.

G-Form Extreme Portfolio Case

Maybe that's why this video has me so excited. Imagine being able to throw an iPad off a cherry picker to see what happens. That's exactly what the creators of the G-Form Extreme Portfolio Case did to prove that their iPod case actually protects your device. In a video published on YouTube, the G-Force team demonstrates how a hard and soft tablet case survives a 60-foot drop onto pavement. You can see the results below.

Time Warner's TWCable TV App Not Jailbreak Friendly?

If you are one of the many iPad owners who downloaded JailbreakMe 3.0 yesterday, you may discover that Time Warner's TWCable TV app is not jailbreak friendly.

According to Engadget, freedom loving iPad owners who are trying to access the TWCable TV app are receiving an error message that says it does not support "jailbroken" devices.

Jailbreak 3.0 TWCable TV app error message

What should you do? It looks like you will have to decide what you love more; The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or Jailbreak. You can restore your device to its factory settings, find a Jailbreak friendly way to stream movies and TV shows to your iPad, or watch TV the old fashioned way.

iPad 2 Jailbreak is Finally Here!

After weeks of hints, rumors and even an early leak, JailbreakMe 3.0 is finally here! The new jailbreak works on any iOS 4.3.3 device, including the iPad 2! It's available for free at Jailbreakme.com thanks to Comex , Grant Paul (aka chpwn), and Jay Freeman (aka saurik).

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iPad 2 Jailbreak Leaked

According to several reports, JailbreakMe 3.0 for the iPad 2 has been leaked online by a private beta tester. According to one source it's only compatible with iOS 4.3, and that's probably why some tech blogs are reporting that it's only working for some people.

It is important to note that this was not released by Comex, and you should follow the video and link at your own risk. Remember to back up your iPad 2 before jumping in.

Comex has yet to comment, but he did tweet about the beta a few hours before the leak.

Glasses Free 3D Technology Coming to the iPad

Glasses free 3D technology is a hot item in the Android market, and now Apple is getting in on the action. A Japanese firm announced a new lenticular lens technology that utilizes a thin piece of film to create an illusion of depth.

The new Pic3D film can turn your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or any LCD display into a naked-eye 3D device. iPhone and iPad sized sheets will begin rolling out in August, priced at $25 for the iPhone model and $186 for the iPad sized film.

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All the user has to do is place the scratch guard-like film over their device and watch side-by-side video formats to create a 3D experience. This is the first technology that allows a glasses free 3D effect for almost any device without any major modifications.

IPad 2 Jailbreak: It's Been Far Too Long

Comex, who has been teasing us with an iPad 2 jailbreak for over two-weeks now, updated Jailbreakme.com with a message that reads, "It's been far too long, no seriously."

Last week Comex tweeted that he is "working on both the iPad 2 jailbreak and lots of other exciting projects" before posting a long explanation via Twitlonger. The famed userland jailbreak hacker also said he missed his own deadline, and that the "leaked" July 17 iPad 2 jailbreak release date is untrue.

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Comex Still Working on iPad 2 Jailbreak

Following anyone's Twitter conversation can be a confusing experience, especially when it involves something as technical as an iOS jailbreak, but two recent tweets from Comex suggests he is still working on the rumored iPad 2 jailbreak we've all been waiting for.

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After several hints, teases, and an actual confirmation a rumored July 17 release date was announced, but was quickly shot down by Comex and his team. This week Comex admitted that the iPad 2 jailbreak is late tweeting, "See, I’m always lying about my release dates."

Verizon iPad 2 Customers Receiving $50 Credit For Recall

Yesterday, the Apple Discussions forums were full of complaints about Verizon iPad 2 shipment delays. An Apple store employee said that Apple was recalling certain Verizon tablets based on serial numbers, and customers were being told by FedEx that their iPads were being rerouted to China mid-shipment.

"The exact same thing happened to me today. Shipped from China and arrived a few towns over from me, then it was 'returned to sender.' I called FedEx, was told that Apple instructed the iPad be returned to them."

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9to5Mac has learned that some customers are being told they will receive a credit for the inconvenience. A 9to5Mac reader claims they were offered $50 or a free Apple accessory, and that their iPad 2 would be sent back to them.

iPad 2 Orders Being Sent back to China?

Various sources are receiving tips that Apple is recalling certain versions of the Verizon iPad 2. 9to5Mac cited an Apple Store employee who said he's had to send back over 100 tablets already:

"Apple has given all the stores a list of serial numbers to scan, if it’s a match we were told to set aside and ship back to Apple, these are only for Verizon iPads. This was to be done on Monday and continue to scan all shipments thru June 11. I had over one hundred to send back."

Customers who have ordered the CDMA version of the iPad 2 are reporting that FedEx shipments are being returned to the sender in China. Complaints are starting to pile up at the Apple Discussion forums, but Apple has yet to acknowledge any problems.

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