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New iPad Expected On October 22

9to5Mac Senior Editor Mark Gurman reveals the details of the newest version of Apple’s iPad, which is expected to debut October 22.

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Apple WWDC: Will iPhone iOS 7 Fend Off Rivals?

Jon Erlichman updates the latest news from Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

How The iPad Is Revolutionizing Industries – Infographic

iPads kiosks and iPad point of sale systems are increasing through every industry. Some industries you would not imagine an iPad with an enclosure to be so effective but they are. Take a look at our latest info-graphic explaining iPad hardware and software in place you might not expect. Continue reading

Penguin Racks Up 1600 Points Playing iPad App

On today’s “Weird Wall Street,” Bloomberg News discusses bizarre stories in business. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Mobile Shopping: 9 Out Of 10 Tablet Shoppers Did It From An iPad – Infographic

Nearly nine in 10 consumers who shopped online via a tablet during Black Friday used an iPad, a new study suggests.

The IBM 2012 Holiday Benchmark report indicates the iPad brought 88% of traffic to the mobile web on Black Friday — more than any other tablet or smartphone. It also made up 10% of total online shopping.

The data comes from the company’s IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark, a cloud-based platform which tracks more than a million e-commerce transactions each data and analyzes data from 500 U.S. retailers.

Meanwhile, the Barnes and Noble Nook tablet brought 3.1% of tablet traffic, followed by the Amazon Kindle Fire (2.4%) and the Samsung Galaxy (1.8%). Consumers also tapped away on smartphones to get shopping deals. About 8.7% of mobile traffic came from the iPhone and 5.5% came from Android devices.

In-store shopping was also complimented with the use of mobile phones (58%) to scour the web for the best deals. Overall, mobile traffic to retail sites grew more than 67%.

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn also connected shoppers with retail sites, but those referrals only generated about 0.34% of all online sales during Black Friday — a 35% drop from 2011.

For a full look at how shoppers shopped on Black Friday, check out the infographic below.

Source: Mashable.com

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Attached To The iPad: Prefer A Root Canal Over Breaking The iPad – Infographic

If you were taking an all-day flight, breathing in circulated air and possibly losing hours of your day, you’d probably wish you had ……an iPad?

In a recent study of more than 1,300 iPad owners, 44% said they’d go without water (41%) and food (48%) than go without their iPad on a day-long business trip. If you think that’s an intense iPad addiction, check out this stat: 35% said they’d forgo bathroom breaks. Now that’s roughing it.

Traveling is not the only place people desire to be hands-on with their iPad: 60% of survey respondents said they use their iPad while on the toilet; 34% use their iPad while naked.

There is a long list of stats that show just how attached business travelers in particular are to their iPads. One in three said breaking their iPad would be more painful than getting a root canal — we’re guessing they mean emotionally. Nearly half (46%) would rather lose their credit card than their iPad, and 20% would rather lose their wedding ring, afterall, wedding rings can’t access airport Wi-Fi.

This online survey of over 1,300 iPad owners was done for Brainshark, a cloud-based software company.

Check out the survey below to see just how attached business travelers are to their iPads. And tell us, what would you sacrifice to have your iPad with you on a business trip?

Source: Mashable.com, Brainshark

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Kids And Technology, More Mobile Than Ever – Infographic

We know the iPad has become a major hit with adult tech consumers since Steve Jobs first introduced the gadget back in 2010. But did you know tablets have scored big points with kids as well?

Humans are becoming familiar with digital technology and devices earlier than ever. In fact, more than half of children between the ages of five and eight have already used tablets to play or learn, according to some research. For kids between the ages of six and 12, the iPad was the most coveted gadget last Christmas. Tablets are permeating family life, too; in households that own a device, kids 12 and under get their hands on it more often than not.

The iPad, especially, is becoming prevalent in American education. More than 1.5 million are currently in use by students, and schools bought some 47,000 in the first month-and-a-half after its release. There are currently more than 20,000 apps meant for education, and 80% of learning apps in the App Store target kids. Some studies even show that students who have access to iPads do better in school than kids who don’t.

All this information comes from creative media agency MDG Advertising, which pulled research from sources, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch and others to produce the following infographic. Check it out below for the fuller picture.

How old should kids be before they are allowed to use tablets and other digital gadgets? Share your opinion in the comments.

Source: Mashable.com, mdgadvertising

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Increased Usage Of Flipboard – Infographic

Usage of Flipboard has increased drastically over the past year. The company behind the social newsreading app, which is celebrating its second anniversary Tuesday, announced it now has more than 20 million registered users, up from 5 million in December.

Flipboard owes that growth largely to platform and geographic expansion. After nearly a year-and-a-half as an iPad-only application, Flipboard launched on the iPhone in early December, growing from 4 million to 5 million users in a week. In late June, the app arrived on Android smartphones. Flipboard also released a number of international editions with region-specific content, including China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands and Spain.

Beyond those expansions, Flipboard has also added a number of new features and integrations over the past year, including audio, Google+ and content from The New York Times.

Still, not all has been bright and rosy for Flipboard: After pilot testing, some publishing partners disclosed in June that they would no longer serve ads through the app. And it seems increasingly likely that Flipboard is going to lose access to one of its major content sources, Twitter. Flipboard co-founder and CEO Mike McCue stepped down from Twitter’s board earlier this month.

Source: Mashable.com, Flipboard

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iPad, iPad2 And The New iPad: A Comparison Of The King Of Tablets – Infographic

The popularity of tablets cannot be denied. Our infographic compares Apple’s three tablet offerings: the original iPad, the iPad 2, and the New iPad. Find out more about the typical iPad and tablet user, and which one is right for you. Also interesting are the amazing initial figures from sales of the New iPad.

Source: infographiclabs

Can Your App Compete In The App Store? – Infographic

Disparity of App Store Wealth

by spacechimpmedia. Browse more infographics.

An overabundance of apps are being submitted to the app store every day, but the majority of app store downloads are from a select few… usually backed by a huge advertising budget. Would your app be able to compete? Take a look!

Source: Visual.ly

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Business And Marketing: Major Boost For Retailers And E-Commerce, Tablets – Infographic

It’s a well-known fact in the world of mobile technology that tablet users are taking the world by storm. A relatively recent introduction to the growing pool of interesting gadgets, tablets have taken off in the past two years, and this trend is only expected to continue.

Though the essential tablet computer has a long and checkered past, with Microsoft attempting to break it into the mainstream in the late ‘90s, all efforts to make a functional and widely accessible tablet failed until Apple released the revolutionary iPad in 2010. Microsoft’s initial attempt at creating a flat screen, portable notetaking device failed for various reasons – too heavy, difficult software, limited platform – but when Apple got it right, the iPad started appearing in households, coffee shops, board rooms and subways everywhere.

Now consumers have hundreds of tablets to choose from and with the recent additions of Amazon Kindle Fire, Microsoft Surface and Google’s Nexus 7, popularity and usage will continue to grow.

Source: Miva Merchant

Apple’s Phil Schiller: Each new model of iPhone sells as many units as all previous models combined – The Next Web

Apple’s Phil Schiller: Each new model of iPhone sells as many units as all previous models combined – The Next Web.

The second full day of the Apple v. Samsung trial is going on today, and there are lots of interesting tidbits coming out of the testimony of Apple SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller.

One section of the testimony, as recorded by Bryan Bishop of The Verge, was extremely interesting with regards to how Apple defines success for the iPhone.

Schiller was being asked about the cumulative sales of the original iPhone, and he said that they were ‘extremely good’ and exceeded Apple’s expectations. Then, the court was shown cumulative unit sales for the iPhone and iPad and Schiller explained Apple’s simple metric for success of each model it released:

Each new generation sold approximately equal to all previous generations combined.

So Apple, in short, expects to sell as many next generation iPhones as every previous model sold altogether. That’s an incredibly high bar for success, but one that Apple has managed to meet for several releases running at this point.

Data from a Q4 2010 through Q3 2011 iPhone buyer surveys taken by Apple via phone and online were also submitted to evidence.

Schiller went on to explain that the iPhone benefits from platform lockin and that Apple product placement in Hollywood, by stars of TV shows and such, is important to its success. The design of the iPhone was pivotal in its success as well, with nearly half of iPhone buyers ranking looks highly in their decision to purchase. Schiller also said that Apple spent over $300M on iPhone and iPad advertising in 2010 in the U.S. alone. With over $647M spent in iPhone advertising since launch.

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Apple’s Q3 Earnings – Infographic

Apple posted a rare miss Tuesday thanks to a lull in iPhone sales. But as the following infographic shows, the company is doing quite well overall.

Statista crunched the numbers and found plenty for the folks in Cupertino to cheer about, namely overall strong growth in revenues and earnings. But consider also that Apple’s largest cash cow, the iPhone, has only been around five years. Meanwhile, the 2-year-old iPad is becoming another huge profit center for Apple. Not included in the chart, but worth mentioning is that Apple TV has quietly amassed 4 million units in sales over the last fiscal year and is no longer a “hobby” for the company.

If anything, this is a snapshot of a company in transition.

Source: Mashable.com, Statista, Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, svariophoto

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Total Gadget Immersion – The New Nanny – Infographic

Gadgets such as smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more embedded in kids’ lives. From middle schoolers with smartphones to babies who are comfortable with an iPad but can’t work a magazine, many children today grow up as true digital natives. And parents are catching on that gadgets can help control and distract their little rugrats.

According to one study, nearly a quarter of parents have given their kid a smartphone, iPod or iPad to keep them busy while they take care of business. Nearly 40% of kids aged eight and under have used tablets or smartphones in some capacity. And tablet usage by kids aged 12 and under rose nearly 10 percent from last summer to fall, according to another survey…Read More

Source: Schools.com, Mashable.com

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How Green is your iPad? – Infographic

Mashable, 04/20/2012