Hi Steve, how does it feel like being God with the iPad magic wand in your hand. You waved the magic wand and transformed the lives of so many of us. The excitement is palpable in all of us but you have divided the world between “have” and “have-nots”.
We know that you are trying hard. But really not hard enough for all of us. The BRIC nations adore you as much as the US and it would have been really cool if the iPad could have been released in these countries along with the rest of the world.
God treats all its children as equals. It is now your turn. Apple being a world class company should reach out to the entire world in one go.
– TheAppleGoogle Reader
It has been time since we featured a game in the App of the Week section. This week, Asphalt 5 and Asphalt 5 HD caught our eyes. Asphalt 5 is for the iPhone/iPod touch while Asphalt 5 HD is for the iPad.
Asphalt 5 is a car racing game with extraordinary graphics, improved accelerometer controls and lots of different cars and tracks to choose from. The App is developed by Gameloft, a popular company which has a lot of games up on the App Store.
You have a huge number of cars to choose from, including cars from leading manufactures such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and Ducati. The HD graphics allows you to see every detail and complete engrosses you into the game. While driving your Lamborghini or Ferrari, you could even play music from your iPod touch or iPhone and completely enjoy your drive.
iPad, the device that brought glory and money to Apple is now owned by a million people. On the first day itself, Apple sold about 300,000 iPads and today it has sold about a million iPads in just a month.
Compared to the iPhone, this is really an enormous achievement which has been registered as the iPhone took 74 days to reach a million users. What really matters is whether the iPad sales would continue to grow or would come to a stop? Even more, what would be its share of the overall market in the next few years? All Apple fan-boys and nerds already own one and other technology geeks in general are most probably waiting for the next generation or other tablets.
In a 1700 word letter, Steve Jobs explains to Apple’s customers and critics why Apple does not include Adobe’s Flash on their devices. According to him, there are many technical aspects which lead to this conclusion.
Jobs handles the situation very carefully and firstly elaborates on how Apple and Adobe were close friends and later they both grew up and had their own ways. Gradually, he gets to the end and stabs Adobe. Ouch! From heartbreaking messages sent from his iPad, Steve is in to complete letters.
He explains Apple does not include Flash because, Flash is closed, unreliable, insecure, decreases performance and battery life, bad for touch and flash has major technical drawbacks and even because Adobe is painstakingly slow to adapt to Apple’s Mac Platform.
Today, Jobs once again proved the fact true, that though Apple take on their competitors after some time, but when they do, they are the best at it! At the end of the staggering 1700 words article, Steve, the grand master, takes Adobe straight to the ground by saying -” Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.
UPDATE – Reportedly, Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen came out yesterday to defend its Flash software and the developers who build it. He said that Jobs point of view was completely different and instead he should leave it to the consumers to decide what is best for them.
Apple is as usual back with new ads promoting their beloved device, the iPhone 3GS. The Ads show off some new Apps and how the iPhone manages to put everything in one single place. It even boasts about some of the iPhone features. All the Apps mentioned in the ads can be found on iTunes.
Well, not exactly the right moment to show off these ads with iPhone 4G in the making.
Apple has released iPhone OS 4.0 beta 2 and a new SDK for all the supported devices. The current build of the OS is 8A248c. This latest Beta version would include bug fixes and would be less buggier than the previous release – Beta 1.
Currently, we haven’t noticed any big changes apart from the earlier mentioned – Bug Fixes. The new OS is shortly approaching its release date and Apple wants to make sure that its end users don’t face any serious issue with the OS. These Beta releases help Apple fix issues with the product and even help improve the product. This release is yet again for developers, so that these geniuses could develop something extraordinary for the OS and even make their Apps compatible with the new OS. Apple hopes the developers take full advantage of the OS by including Multitasking and other stuff from iPhone OS 4.0.
Apple’s online Store just got updated and now they give you some more information about the iPad 3G. The iPad 3G shipments would start by May 7, 2010.
If you were not amongst the early adopters of the iPad and have made a very wise decision to go with the 3G version of the iPad, you just got lucky.
Starting from May 7, you could see every of your iPad 3G dreams come true.
It has just been only a few weeks since Apple launched the preview version of iPhone OS 4.0. But the Jailbreaking community is almost instantly back with a Jailbreak for the extremely new OS which has yet once again been Jailbroken. The iPhone Dev Team has released a jailbreak for iPhone OS 4 beta 1. If you are not a developer and have still managed to get your hands on the new OS, you could very well try this one too. Jailbreaking does have its pros and cons but this time there are a whole set of warnings included;so better be careful.