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Quadcore iPad 3 LTE at NYC event next week tip sources [Updated]

Quadcore iPad 3 LTE at NYC event next week tip sources [Updated]

Apple's third-gen iPad will make its official debut at an event next week, according to new sources, lending further weight to earlier talk of a March 7 debut for the iPad 3. The information was reported by CNBC this morning; the company's sources have been more than brief, only indicating that the iPad 3 will indeed have 4G LTE and be revealed next week. Still, there are a few surprises: they also say it has a quadcore processor, rather than the dualcore we most recently heard whispers of, and Apple is supposedly bringing it out to play at an event in New York rather than its traditional San Francisco haunt.

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Will Apple snipe down Google’s Schmidt with iPad 3?

Will Apple snipe down Google’s Schmidt with iPad 3?

Google's Mobile World Congress keynote is set to kick off in just over an hour, with chairman Eric Schmidt expected to drop the latest Android tidbits; it also gives Apple the perfect opportunity to steal focus from its arch-rival with a well-timed event invite. Apple is widely expected to unveil its third-generation iPad at a March 7 event, just seven days away. If the company is true to form, that means we could expect press invites to hit inboxes as soon as this morning.

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Apple “intentionally mislead” over iPad trademark claims Proview

Apple “intentionally mislead” over iPad trademark claims Proview

Apple faces renewed criticism over the Proview iPad trademark case, amid accusations that the shell company Apple set up deliberately mislead over its intended use of the trademark in order to secure the sale. Proview, which is currently suing Apple in the US, claims Apple's "special purpose company" IPADL (IP Application Development Ltd) assured the Taiwanese firm that it sought the trademark as "it is an abbreviation for the company name" the BBC reports.

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Best Buy offers $50 off all iPad 2s hinting at refresh

Best Buy offers $50 off all iPad 2s hinting at refresh

Rarely, in the retail world are Apple products discounted. Apple gadgets such as the iPhone and iPad sell very well at the normal retail prices leaving no real need to discount them to increase sales. This is the reason why each time we see Apple products going discount or stock of the devices shrink, we think refresh immediately. A new product coming to replace the one on sale certainly is not a given, but there's always that chance.

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iPad 3 rumored “Retina Display” gets video fondle

iPad 3 rumored “Retina Display” gets video fondle

The "Retina Display" purportedly from Apple's iPad 3 has surfaced again, with notorious teardown merchants iFixit doing their level best to get the pixel-blessed panel up and running. The screen - put under the microscope earlier this month, and seemingly revealing its 2048 x 1536 resolution - presented no shortage of issues, however, with a completely different connector from that used in the current iPad 2.

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Apple sued in US over iPad trademark

Apple sued in US over iPad trademark

Apple's iPad trademark headaches continue, with Chines foe Proview suing the Cupertino company in the US, along with accusing it of using a fake company to con Proview into believing it would not present competition in the market. Proview filed its suit at the Santa Clara Superior Court on February 17, Proview spokeswoman Alice Wang confirmed to the AP, citing Apple's use of the iPad trademark in the Chinese market. The company claims it believed it was negotiating with an IP developer, which would not offer hardware competition for sales in China.

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iPad 3 launch dates teased

iPad 3 launch dates teased

The last couple of weeks have been littered with undeniably savory images of the iPad 3's supposed components, and this week's weibo images of a glass front with digitizer comes with an even juicier tip than the photo itself: launch dates. To access the origin of the image here you'll have to sign up and take a peek at this Weibo weblog and have at all the tips this one insider seems to have. Along with the photo you see here, it being a clear indicator of the utter similarities between the iPad 2 and the iPad 3, you'll find that this tipster also has some release dates: mid-March for the USA, April for France, Germany, Japan, and the UK, and a June 1st release date for China and Hong Kong.

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Apple escapes iPad sales ban but Proview war isn’t over

Apple escapes iPad sales ban but Proview war isn’t over

Apple has successfully squashed attempts to secure a preliminary sales injunction against the iPad 2 in Shanghai, keeping the iOS tablet on Chinese shelves and casting further doubt over the future success of  Proview's trademark case. The Shanghai court suspended the case and rejected Proview's demands for an early sales ban on the iPad, the WSJ reports, until it could hear the trademark ruling being argued in the Guangdong provincial high court.

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OnLive Desktop Plus gives iPad superspeed Flash

OnLive Desktop Plus gives iPad superspeed Flash

OnLive Desktop may have stumbled upon the best way to get Flash content on an iPad: host the CPU-hungry tech on a server as far away as possible from your tablet, and simply stream over the results. In an update to the OnLive Desktop remote access app, first released last month, OnLive Desktop Plus adds gigabit-speed accelerated browsing with full Adobe Flash support, delivering what the company says isn't just the fastest full-browsing experience when mobile, but the fastest experience on any platform.

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iPad 3 fascia reportedly leaks

iPad 3 fascia reportedly leaks

The piecemeal drip of purported iPad 3 components continues, with what's tipped to be the third-gen Apple tablet's fascia emerging in shots out of China. If legitimate, the glass front panel confirms that - while Apple may well be considering ditching the physical home button - it's sticking around for this iPad generation, at least; there's also a longer ribbon cable assembly, Apple.pro reports, though since there's no IPS LCD screen it's not corroboration of the so-called Retina Display expected on the slate.

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Apple Nightline tour reveals handmade iPhones

Apple Nightline tour reveals handmade iPhones

Apple's behind-the-scenes Foxconn factory tour for ABC's Nightline has aired, leaving the company's fans and critics arguing over whether the "privileged" access unlocked any secrets or alleviated concerns over labor treatment. Many of the more astonishing figures surround the production processes for Apple's most coveted devices, the iPad and iPhone, which are for the most part built by hand by an ever-growing team of Foxconn workers. An iPhone, for instance, takes 141 construction steps, and there is huge demand for positions at the factory.

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Proview chases huge iPad ban

Proview chases huge iPad ban

Apple-arguer Proview has demanded the iPad 2 be banned from sale in Shanghai, one of its biggest markets, over ongoing trademark controversy, though Apple has argued such a move would "hurt China's national interest." Although Proview has secured small-scale blocks on iPad sales in some of China's smaller cities, the company is now chasing a Shanghai ban in the apparent hope of motivating Apple to open up its corporate purse. "Both sides have willingness to negotiate" Proview lawyer Roger Xie told press, Reuters reports, though he confirmed that "official negotiation hasn't started yet."

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