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Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the iPad Mini Event on October 23

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iPad miniThe folks at Apple are definitely keeping us on our toes lately.  Last month they introduced the brand new iPhone 5, and now we’re gearing up for another media event.  Apple officially announced an exclusive media event for the iPad Mini, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and an upgraded Mac mini.  There’s also been rumors indicating 24 new iPad models and refreshed iMacs.  Only time will tell!

Here are the top 3 things you need to know about the iPad Mini Event on October 23:

1)  Date: The iPad Mini event will take place on October 23, 2012 at 10:00 am PT in San Jose’s California Theatre.  This is a big change as most media events take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.  The official launch date of the iPad Mini will most likely take place in early November just in time for the holidays.  

Apple’s New iPad To Launch In More Countries

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For those of you living in countries lucky enough to already own a brand new iPad such as Canada or the United States this news item won’t appeal to you as much but if you live in a country that doesn’t have access to the new iPad yet then April 20 will be your new Christmas, as the new iPad will be released in 12 more countries on that date.

[Related: Wow! The New iPad Counts for 1 in 15 Apple Tablets!]

The 12 new countries that will be gaining access to the new iPad are, in alphabetical order: Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, South Korea, St Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Apple’s not stopping there though as another nine countries will also be getting their own new iPad launch release date just a week later on April 27 and those nine countries are, once again, in alphabetical order: Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.

Houston Apple Store to Launch on Same Day as iPad 3 on March 16?

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According to The Houston Chronicle, Apple’s new retail store was scheduled to be opened in Houston, Texas on March 16th, 2012.  The store was originally slotted to be opened in early January, but according to the report’s source, delays in the construction schedule pushed the opening back to Saturday, March 17th.

Here’s where the story gets juicy.  Two weeks ago the grand opening was bumped up a day to March 16th fueling rumors that the company is trying to have the store open for an iPad 3 launch that day which confirms rumors that it was to launch the first week of March.  Here’s the low down from the paper:

The store, located in the Highland Village Shopping center at Westheimer and Drexel , was originally supposed to open in January, according to the source, but was delayed. March 17 was originally set as the new opening date, but the source said it was moved to the 16th a few weeks ago.

Imminent iPad 3 Launch Leads to Mass old iPad Trade-In’s!

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Unless you live under one massive rock, you’ve been hearing all about how the iPad 3 is scheduled to be launching on March 7th, 2012 in San Francisco.  Because Apple sent out invitations on Tuesday, February 28th for what’s expected to be an iPad 3 media event (or could it be the rumored iPhone 5 that Steve Jobs was working on until his last day? We’ll see!) , tablet trade-in volumes have risen dramatically.

Macworld reported that online autioneer eBay, which Tuesday said that tablet sales- nearly 98 percent of which were iPads – were 10 times greather this month during the same stretch in 2011 in the run-up to the debut of the iPad 2. Retailers have already begun to slash prices of Apple’s iPad 2 in anticipation of the launch.  According to the Washington Post, Radio Shack is discounting iPad 2 models by $20 and $50.

The new iPad 3 is rumored to have a number of innovative features.  Some of which include:

  • A sleek new Retina display with double the pixels from the first two iPads – close to 2048 x 1536.  (The pixels are so small you can’t even see them with the human eye!)
  • An updated camera that is sure to impress
  • That quirky voice assistant Siri
  • A faster new A6 processor giving this version a big boost over its predecessors
  • An enhanced touch screen with haptic feedback that would make multitouch-typing easier
Read the complete list of rumored upgrades in our previous post, 5 Epic Features of the New iPad 3.

Are you interested in getting rid of your current iPad to purchase the 3rd generation one on March 7th?  Well you’ve come to right place! Contact your local iHospital location for more details on buying back.  One of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices will be happy to go over all your options with you.  We look forward to hearing from you! 


3 Sure Fire Signs the iPhone 5 Will be Released in Early Fall 2012

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The Internet is buzzing with news about the upcoming iPad 3 expected to launch in early March 2012, but what about the iPhone 5? It was rumored that the iPhone 5 was one of the last projects the legendary Steve Jobs was working on until his last day, but when can we expect to see it?  This is one of the most highly debated topics among Apple fans to date.  Previously, we heard reports the iPhone 5 would be launched during the summer at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, which would result in a short  lifecycle of the iPhone 4s (only eight months).

Here, we examine three sure fire reasons why we expect the iPhone 5 to launch in early September/October 2012.

1.) Japanese blog Macotakara reports that it has learned from a credible source that Apple is planning another September or October release for the iPhone this year which is moving away from their traditional mid-year launches seen prior to 2011.  The report also claims that Apple intends the later release date to be part of Apple’s long-term plans for iPhone launches, “According to Asian reliable source, next iPhone will be released in September or October, and this cycle seems to kept for years.”

2.)  According to MacRumors, a representative of a supplier known to provide parts for the iPhone stated that Apple’s ordering plans indicate a launch to happen early in fall, 2012.

3.)  A third source claimed to iMore  that Apple will be launching a LTE-enabled iPhone 5 in October.  This source is deemed to be more credible as it accurately predicated March 7 as the date of Apple’s iPad 3 media event.  Apple hasn’t officially announced the March 7 date, but the date has been confirmed as accurate by the well-connected Jim Dalrymple at The Loop.

Some of the expected features of the iPhone 5 include:

  • 4+ inch display with a Retina display
  • Updated casing
  • 4G LTE enabled which would also increase the thickness of the phone
  • Improved version of the personal voice assistant Siri
  • NFC functionality to complete sales transactions
  • Crack-resistant glass solution

All the signs point to Apple releasing the iPhone 5 launching in early September/October 2012.   Will you be pulling your sleeping bags out of storage to wait in line to replace your current iPhone?  Let us know in the comments below!

Looking for a reason to check out our newest edition, the iHospital in Nashville? Have you heard about iHospital’s latest service, Liquid-Armor? Protect and enhance your iPhone, iPad or iPod with a uniquely formulated nano coating that provides a scratch-resistant service, keeps your screen up to two times stronger, and also preserves touch screen receptiveness. We’re offering this service for $19.99, or at an additional $9.99 when you come into the iHospital Nashville for a repair.  This service is also available at all of our other locations.  We look forward to seeing you! 

iPad 3 to Launch First Week of March!

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The highly anticipated iPad 3 was rumored to be introduced in February , but low and behold, Apple will not be holding an event in February according to The Loop.  Instead, the highly reliable AllThingsD announced today that Apple will be holding a special event in early March to launch the next iPad.  Good things come to those who wait right?

It will most likely take place in San Francisco, presumably at Apple’s favorite location for big announcements like these, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  This is where the iPad was launched in 2010 and the iPad 2 debuted in 2011.  Apple has declined to comment on the time or date of the event, saying the company does not comment on rumors or speculation.

When will you be able to get your paws on the iPad 3 if it’s launched in early March?  I’m glad you asked.  Following in the footsteps of previous launches, you will most likely be able to purchase the next iPad a week or so after the launch.  Get your sleeping bags ready!

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