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Chinese new iPad launch sidesteps mayhem

Chinese new iPad launch sidesteps mayhem

Apple's new iPad launch in China proved smooth and hitch-feee, with the company's pre-registration rationing system helping prevent the violent crowds that marred the iPhone 4S release earlier this year. Rather than accept walk-in sales, Apple has insisted on a pre-purchase system that requires new iPad buyers to register online the day before they want to collect their iPad in-store; as a result there was no line outside Chinese Apple Stores, and no overnight waiting.

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Apple new iPad supply situation eases again

Apple new iPad supply situation eases again

Availability of Apple's new iPad continues to improve, with online orders in the US now seeing the shortest ever waiting period for buyers of the third-generation iOS tablet. Released to rave reviews several months ago, strong pre-sales and subsequent high demand led to a lengthy wait for those who opted to buy their new gadget from Apple's web store. However, online orders of the Apple tablet in the US are now expected to ship in 1-3 business days, down from the 3-5 day delay earlier this month.

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Apple still faces Aussie iPad trial despite 4G rebrand

Apple still faces Aussie iPad trial despite 4G rebrand

Apple's decision to rebrand the new iPad as the "iPad WiFi + Cellular" and drop the allegedly confusing 4G reference will not save it from a court appearance with the Australian consumer rights watchdog. "Any move by Apple to cease using the descriptor of '4G' will mitigate against the ACCC's concerns but will not deal with any past conduct" a spokesperson for the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) told SmartHouse, insisting that "the proceedings brought by the ACCC are continuing."

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32nm iPad 2 brings improved battery life

32nm iPad 2 brings improved battery life

If you didn’t want to drop the full $499 on the new iPad but wanted the Apple experience, the $399 iPad 2 wasn’t a bad choice at all. The iPad 2 housed a dual-core 1Ghz processor based on a 45nm chip, and Apple took the opportunity to test out a new 32nm chip with the reduced price iPad 2. How does it hold up? Performance is the same, but as it turns out, battery life has improved thanks to the more efficient CPU.

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Faux 4G needs rebranding for iPad insists Apple

Faux 4G needs rebranding for iPad insists Apple

Apple will argue high-speed 3G networks should be officially rebranded as 4G in its Australian battle over iPad WiFi + 4G nomenclature, insisting it's the local carriers at fault rather than it misleading buyers. As reported earlier, Apple filed a defense with the Australian courts over the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) allegations that it had behaved deceptively in calling the new iPad "4G-enabled" when it cannot actually connect to any of the 4G networks in the country. According to Apple, it's time carriers woke up to what 3G networks are capable of.

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Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia

Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia

Apple's attempts to negotiate a settlement with the Australian competition watchdog have failed, with the two organizations unable to agree over allegedly misleading iPad 4G branding. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had accused Apple of confusing customers by referring to the LTE support in the cellularly-enabled version of the new iPad, when in fact the LTE only works in North America. The argument saw the two end up in mediation but, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, they failed to come to an agreement.

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Apple iPad 4G stubbornness blamed for Australian legal woes

Apple iPad 4G stubbornness blamed for Australian legal woes

Australia's consumer rights watchdog has detailed exactly what it expects of Apple to temporarily rectify the 4G confusion, though reports suggest the new iPad maker could have escaped legal intervention completely had it not argued over the exact wording of the LTE clarification. The Cupertino company faces the possibility of one or more penalty charges of up to $1.15m apiece; however, it's suggested that Apple might have bypassed a hearing on liability in which it may be charged with breaking Australian law, had it heeded warnings from the ACCC prior to the new iPad hitting stores.

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iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

Apple's LTE woes with the new iPad 4G look set to get even more serious, with the Australian consumer rights commission accusing the company of misleading buyers and arguing it should offer refunds. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission argues Apple has misled with its "iPad WiFi + 4G" name "because it represents to Australian consumers that the product [can] connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case."

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New iPad: The Skeptic’s Review

New iPad: The Skeptic’s Review

I sent back the iPad 2, but I'm keeping the new iPad. Two years ago I wrote my first iPad skeptic's review, a more oblique - and personal - opinion on Apple's tablet than the traditional SlashGear review. A year later I did the same for the iPad 2, finding it improved but, from a combination of hardware and software, not sufficient of an upgrade for my needs to justify keeping it. Now Apple is up to its third-generation tablet, criticized by some as another "minor" refresh but in fact a considerable step up in the overall user-experience.

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