Taiwanese news sources are reporting that manufacturers in Taiwan have already begun producing parts for the iPad 3. They also claim that it is likely that the third generation iPad will be previewed at Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. Supposedly the latest iPad will boast a new screen, 4G compatibility, a 3MP front facing camera, and a 7MP back facing one. Apple have previously shot down gossip of an iPad 3 release this year, but these latest claims come directly from the manufacturers, giving the rumor more credibility.
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The iPad is already being sold “illegally” at grey markets throughout China since it’s release in early March, but for a massive premium. With the popularity of Apple growing exponentially in China, I wouldn’t be surprised if the release of the iPad 2 here turns out to be somewhat like the original iPad release or iPhone 4 release.
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The Android abuse begins this week with our fourth translated installment of the DigiWars comic by ZenithKnight. This week it’s all about tablets, and it looks like the iPad has got some pretty stiff competition.
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A homeless Chinese man drew quite a crowd recently while showing off his 1337 (“elite”, for all you non-haxors) fruit slicing skillz at a subway stop. First of all, I think he’s revolutionized the world of begging, and therefore deserves an award. Second, clearly his begging has paid off…and I think I’ve found my next job. Who ever said being homeless can’t be fun?
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A couple weeks ago we told you about how China’s Customs taxing iPhone and iPad owners at the border. The 1000 RMB (US$ 150) tax brought outrage from tourists and Chinese netizens alike who were taxed even if they were able to prove that they were clearly not attempting to resell the devices. Enforcement of this tax seems to have mainly been concentrated on the border between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, but the Department of Customs has said that it applies to entry nation wide. The Ministry of Commerce has released a statement admitting that “taxation on the iPad has been too high”. They plan to hold a press conference soon, hopefully to announce changes to the policy. Until then be prepared to pay up.
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Although the winter holidays are still a few months away, we’ve found you the perfect gift for any i
TardFan. You’ll be amazed at what it can do!
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Now we’re not sure if you’ve heard, but Chinese people tend to get stuck in lines (ie: longest traffic jam in history). Unlike most people, Mr. Han is happy to line up, and has been doing so in front of the San Li Tun Apple store in Beijing since 10PM on Tuesday night. All this in anticipation of the official release of the iPad in China on Friday at 10AM. If our math is correct (which it rare) this means that Mr. Han will have been waiting for 60 hours when he finally gets his prize.
Apple announced earlier this week that they will begin the sale of their “magical” iPad at Apple Stores and Authorized Dealers throughout China on Friday Sept, 17th. The release is welcome news to all those Chinese Apple fans out there, although personally I don’t know how I feel about buying stuff from a company whose CEO is moonlighting as a ninja.