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What is iPad and How it changed Technology

The first ever Apple iPad was released by Apple on April, 2010. It was an instant hit with over 3 million devices sold within first 80 days while over 14.8 million devices sold around the globe. The credit to its success goes to Apple brand name and its previous mega successes like Mac Notebook, iPod and iPhone. The stats itself tell the story how popular Apple is.

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The 2nd release of iPad is called Apple iPad 2 and it was a hit as well which arrived in market on March 2011, both the devices have 1GHz processor. Apple A4 in iPad and Apple A5 in iPad 2. Memory in First Gen is 256 and 512 in 2nd Gen. The devices comes with iOS and Graphics Cards, Camera and Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth also.

After the first release of Apple iPad, many other companies like Acer, Samsung, Dell etc started releasing their similar touch pad devices. We can say that just like Apple’s iPhone, the iPad started a new technology war between many Hardware making companies and hence started the Patent war as well.

Recently Apple released an Ad showing What is iPad? You can see this Ad from Apple website here.

iPad is basically a mix of Laptop and a smart phone. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs wanted the device to be at least 10 inch display because according to him, a 7 inch display would have been very small to display and express the software.

Similar to iPhone, this device is multitouch and uses Capacitive liquid display. So this means that it is controlled via fingers and not with styli or pen. Although there comes special style and gloved made for these kind of display screens.

iPad comes with a SIM slot as well and it feels like a laptop, which fulfills the latop+cellphone feel. Many new applications are developed every day and the Software industry have grown a lot after the release of iPad and similar devices. Release of such devices means more and more advancement in technology and resulting in more technology jobs as well.

This device syncs with Windows or Mac if it contains iTunes. Also the new iCloud technology supports iPad as well. Several application of iPad are enhanced version of applications that were available in iPhone and Mac. Few of these applications include YouTube, iPod, App Store, iTunes, Notes, Maps, iBooks and Spotlight Search.

Just like iPhone, this can be Jailbroken as well. Because Apple is very strict on its applications and most are paid apps therefore hackers are forced to release jailbreak methods to be able to install Cydia and other pirated apps.

The iPad is used a lot in our life, such as in office workplaces it is linked to the goal of increasing productivity, reduced paperwork and ease of carry, compared to laptops. All these helping to increase the mobile-office application market especially in North America and Europe.

In internet many blogs, forums and iPad forum etc have been created and people discus and express further enhancements, jailbreak methods, development, games and other issues related to this device.

In education iPad serves several enhanced methods for students and especially for homeschooling. It is also considered a helping tool for children with autism. Similarly it is helpful in Sports industry with players watching tactics etc with more ease and in Travel industry with Alaska Airlines becoming first airline to replace paper manuals of pilots with Apple’s iPads (Howzzat?)

What iPhone did to Lifestyle, Internet, Blogs, Forums and Social Media

It was 2007 and Apple released its first ever iPhone. It then became an astonishing and distinct Cell Phone Family with further releases of iPhone series. Apple CEO Steve Jobs directed his engineers to complete the iPhone in 2005 and this project completed in 2007. The iPhone went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time, while hundreds of customers lined up outside the stores nationwide. The first iPhone was made available in the UK, France, and Germany in November 2007, and Ireland and Austria in the spring of 2008. (wikipedia)

But what does that initial release changed in our world? Well many things, including life style, much more mobile buying, better web experience in smart phones and a war of companies to release comparative Operating Systems and Cell Phones.

We then saw the Release of Android Operating System, and also the new Windows Phone 7. Although Windows Operating system for mobiles existed but they either operated on a Resistive Touch screen that required a pen, or on mobiles with no touch screen.

Apple iPhone made touch screen to new era with Capacitive touch screen which ran brilliantly with thumb and no Pen was needed. The earlier competitor with Apple was BlackBerry but no way in design or functionality were both similar. It was mostly the ease and services they were providing. Now a days Apple finds competition in Android and Windows Phone 7 and also mobile companies that make cell phone for these operating systems like HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

With the release of this wonderful cell phone came many technology changes, as the phone came locked to only one carrier AT&T (although now it comes with Verizon also) and most of the applications were paid. Hackers started jailbreaking and unlocking this device and introduced a famous software name Cydia which runs inside iPhone. We can say that with the release of iPhone, the hacking world stepped up its speed because other OS like Android and Windows normally are much open than Apple’s iOS. Many Mobile Phone makers tried to break or Kill the iPhone and hence the world was looking for an iPhone killer for years but still many people believe that not a single mobile phone has killed the iPhone yet. Although now Android and Windows Phone 7cell phones are becoming more and more popular in the world because of its cheaper price and different design.

What effect this device from Apple made on the internet world is worth mentioning here as well. After the arrival of iPhone series came all the discussions and analysis on iPhone Forum and many other forums and Blogs. And also now websites consider making Touch Phone friendly versions because of the popularity of Touch Screen phones. Social Media websites like twitter and facebook have gained a lot from Apple iPhone and Also iPhone have gained a lot from Social Media websites, so both parties are responsible for the success of each other. Mobile gaming also went to advanced level with the release of iPhone, which contained high end Graphics card. Although now it seems Microsoft has gone very advanced in Windows Phone gaming, but we will have to see what the new iPhone 5 brings out.

One more thing that came after Apple’s Cell phone release was the Patent War. Nokia’s claim on Apple and Apple’s claims on Nokia and Samsung are one of the few famous ones. Now Apple is looking to introduce new technology to its devices, technologies like iCloud; which is like a Network hub. Through this technology a user can sync though its various Apple devices running Mac OSX or iOS like, Mac Notebook, iPhone and iPad etc.

As the world becomes GPS-linked now and also Google Maps linked, many expectations are from Google and Apple to bring real good to the end user.

Apple iPhone 5 Launching in September

Apple iPhone 5 would have same base design as of iPhone 4 according to reports

According to reports – Apple iPhone 5 is on the way to be released in September 2011. Sources say that it will have same form factor as of iPhone 4, with Camera could be 8 Mega Pixel (iPhone 4 had 5 MP Camera).

Sources say it could be called iPhone 4G or iPhone 4S, while another iPhone could be released after that in 2012. Some reports suggest that iPhone 5 will have an A5 processor like in iPad 2.

Apple iPhone 5 version will have latest Apple iOS 5, which includes the iCloud capability, allowing users to sync data between different Apple devices,  updating phone without PC connectivity, twitter and photo sharing etc.

These reports are coming rapidly now on various news websites. While we know Apple’s behavior to play it cool. That’s why fans would have to wait and see how much of this is true.

Further discussed at iPhone 5 Forum.

Apple Fixes an important iPhone Problem

Last week Apple talked about the location database that triggered lawsuits and investigative hearings both here and abroad. The fix, in a free software update for iPhones and iPads called iOS 4.3.3, arrived Wednesday afternoon.
According to Apple, the 666.2MB update, its largest, updates three issues: it reduces the size of the location database cache, stops backing the cache up to iTunes, and deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off. We have tested these claims and found this to be mostly true.

The fix, which Apple announced last week, comes in the form of a free update to the iOS operating system that runs on the iPhone and other Apple mobile devices including the iPad. Owners of such devices can install the iOS update when they sync them to iTunes on their computers.

This covers one of a major iPhone Problem and we will hope in future for more of these type of fix.