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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today issued a report on his firm’s latest semi-annual survey of U.S. teenagers, the 23rd such survey in the firm’s history. The results of the extensive survey of 5,600 U.S. high school students show that 34% of surveyed students now own an iPhone, an all-time high in the survey and double the percentage seen just a year ago
Apple today updated its investor relations page to note that it will announce its earnings for the second fiscal quarter (first calendar quarter) of 2012 on Tuesday, April 24. The earnings release typically occurs just after 4:30 PM Eastern Time following the close of regular stock trading, and the conference call is scheduled to follow at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific. MacRumors will provide running coverage of the earnings release and conference call. The release should provide some early sales numbers for the new iPad, which launched with just two weeks left in the quarter. The company previously announced that the device sold three million units in its first four days of availability, and strong sales undoubtedly continued for the remainder of the quarter, boosted in part by a quick expansion into international markets with the device being available in over 30 countries by the end of the quarter.
Last month, we noted that Avatron had announced forthcoming support for the new iPad in its Air Display software that allows users to add an iOS device as a wireless external monitor for their Mac. With the new iPad’s Retina display running at 2048×1536, Air Display would be able to display a relatively large OS X desktop, but at very small size. But Avatron has been working to make Air Display compatible with the high-resolution “HiDPI” mode that has been quietly built into OS X. Apple has kept the HiDPI feature hidden by default due to an absence of any Macs with ultra high-resolution “Retina” displays that could use it to significant effect. Settings for Retina and HiDPI modes in Air Display Connect computer-side app for OS X (Source: MacStories ) The updated version of Air Display is now available [ App Store , $9.99], allowing users to set the new iPad as a 1024×768 HiDPI display, taking advantage of the device’s Retina display to display the high-resolution elements and text present in OS X Lion.
In a roundup of touch panel supplier news , Digitimes reports that G-Tech Optoelectronics is not only ramping up production of cover glass for the new iPad but is also working with Apple on anti-reflective glass for the next-generation iMac. The iMac is due for an update in the near future as Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors become available later this month
ChangeWave Research today released the results of a survey addressing users’ experiences with the new iPad, finding that 98% of the professional and early-adopter consumer audience targeted by the firm rate themselves as either “very satisfied” (82%) or “somewhat satisfied” (16%) with the device. The number compares favorably to the already-strong 95% satisfaction rating (74% very/23% somewhat) for the iPad 2 in the weeks leading up to the new iPad’s introduction. Among the key features of the new iPad is obviously the Retina display, with 75% of respondents citing it as one of their favorite features. Other top features such as long battery life, LTE capability, and device speed registered in the 20-22% range
ifoAppleStore reports that Apple will be adjusting its scheduling practices for retail store employees as of April 15th, placing greater weekend demands on its full-time workers and requiring greater weekly commitments from its part-time staff. The moves come as traffic at Apple stores continues to rise and the company seeks to bolster staff presence during the busiest times. According to the report, while Apple has been requiring many of its full-time staff to work one of the two weekend days per week, the company is now redefining Friday as a weekend day and requiring Specialists, Creatives, and Geniuses to work two out of the three weekend days per week.
Over the weekend, Apple informed developers that the company was increasing iAd payouts from 60% to 70% of revenue. We have made the following changes to the Developer Advertising Services Agreement for the iAd Network, effective immediately. – The revenue share for the iAd Network is now 70% to the Developer. This move had been previously predicted in February by AdAge
It’s April 1st again — also known as April Fools’ Day . Today also represents Apple’s 36th anniversary, having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Here are a couple of the more ambitious pranks floating around the internet today: Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad ThinkGeek has introduced a modernized version of the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos game for the iPad, but now with “capacitive-padded heads.” Electronic Hungry Hungry Hippos iPad Game is everything you remember about HHH. All four hippos are present and hungry, except this time, the hippos fit over your iPad and the game board is an app! Readers will remember that ThinkGeek first introduced the iCade as an April Fools prank that later became a shipping product.
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.