iPad 2 Now Shipping In 4 To 5 Weeks

It seems that the shipping date of the new iPad 2 has been extended even further, last week after the iPad 2 went on sale the shipping date changed from 3 to 4 days to 2 to 3 weeks.

We just checked the Apple online store, and for many models the shipping date has now been changed from 4 to 5 weeks, this applies to the 64GB WiFi only model and also the 32GB and 64GB iPad 2 with WiFi and 3G.

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Apple’s iPad 2 A5 Processor Produced By Samsung

We recently heard a rumor that Apple was switching from Samsung to TSMC for production of the new A5 processor in the iPad 2, it turns out that Samsung are the actual manufacturers of the A5 processor.

We just got an email from Chipworks, who have taken the A5 processor apart, and they have confirmed that the models they have tested were actually manufactured by Samsung.

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iSkin Summit Padded iPad 2 Sleeve Ships

If you were one of the lucky geeks that got their hands on a new iPad 2 this weekend and didn’t get a case, iSkin has a new offering for you. The new case is the Summit and it looks like one of those really heavily padded jackets you would wear mountain climbing. The heavy padded and quilted design should offer lots of protection.

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Subsidised iPad 2 Headed To Three UK?

We just got an email from the guys over at mobile network Three, here in the UK letting us know that they will be offering the new iPad 2 here in the UK with their dedicated data plans.

We just spoke to someone and Three and asked them if Three will be offering a subsidised iPad 2, and it looks like this may be an option, we will have more details later this week, including pricing details and information on the data plans.

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iPad 2 Smart Cover Gets Taken Apart

We have already seen the new iPad 2 get taken apart by the guys over at iFixit, and it looks like they thought it would be a good idea to see what is inside the new iPad 2 Smart Cover.

As we suspect there are quite a few magnets inside the iPad 2 Smart Cover, 21 in total, one of which is used to turn off the display on the iPad 2, the rest are used to attach the case to the iPad.

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AR Magic Mirror iPad 2 Augmented Reality App (Video)

Total Immersion have released details of a new augmented reality application for Apple’s new iPad 2, which is called AR Magic Mirror, and the app will let you change your appearance and also your friends appearance using the built in cameras in the iPad 2.

You can see the AR Magic Mirror app in action in the video below, it certainly does look like a lot of fun to use, and we suspect this will the first of many augmented reality applications for the new iPad 2.

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70 Percent Of iPad 2 Sales Were To New Buyers, According To Analysts

According to research carried out by Piper Jaffray, the majority of the sales of the new iPad 2 were to new buyers, around 70 percent according to the report compiled by Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster.

They surveyed 236 buyers of the new iPad 2, and 70 percent of those people did not own the first generation iPad, although this is a small sample of people it gives a good indication that a lot of the iPad 2 buyers are new customers.

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iPad 2 Installed In A Truck (Video)

Last year when the original iPad was launched, the guys over at Sound Man Car audio decided to install an iPad in the dash of a Toyota Tacoma truck, and now it looks like they have got their hands on the new iPad 2, and have decided to install it in a 2010 F150.

As you will see in the video below, they managed to get everything working on the iPad 2 inside the truck, including FaceTime, although it looks like it is hooked to WiFi in order to do this.

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iPad 2 Gets Jailbroken

The iPad 2 only went on sale on Friday in the US, and it looks like @comex has already managed to Jailbreak the new iPad 2, although there are no details on when the jailbreak will be made available to everyone as yet.

The iPad 2 that was jailbroken was a Verizon Wireless model, and the 3G versions should also be able to be jailbroken, apprently it was jailbroken remotely, and the iPad 2 used belonged to @chpwn.

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iPad 2 Benchmarks Are Impressive

Yesterday we saw the new iPad 2 get taken apart and now the guys over at Anandtech have run some benchmarks on the new iPad 2, to see if it lives up to Apple’s claims of two times more processing power and nine times more graphics power than the original iPad.

It seems that the new iPad 2 has some impressive graphics performance, as you will see in the benchmarks below, and whilst is isn’t quite up to the nine times faster graphics Apple claimed it certainly is a lot faster than the original iPad and also the Motorola Xoom.

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iPad 2 Gets Taken Apart

The iPad 2 went on sale in the US yesterday, and when any new Apple gadget goes on sale, the guys over at iFixit usually take it apart to see what is inside, as they have done with the new iPad 2.

One thing they did mention is that it is extremely hard to access anything inside the iPad 2, and they have only given it a repairability score of 4 out of 10 because it is so hard to take apart.

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Angry Bird iPad 2 Cases

If you are currently queing or have just picked up your new Apple iPad 2 from the Apple, you might need something to protect it from knock and scratches and what better than a colourful Angry Birds iPad 2 case.

Gear4 has just unveiled its new line of iPad 2 cases hot of the production line, with exclusive designs from the Angry Birds game. The Angry Bird iPad 2 cases are constructed from polycarbonate and available in three different designs: Family Shot, Pig King vs. Red Bird and Red Bird.

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