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iPad 2 Shipping Times Now Under 24 Hours

For the first time since March, iPad 2 shipping times have dropped to under a day. Frustration and lack of availability seem to be things of the past, as you won’t have to wait more than 24 hours for shipping.

Days before the release of the iPad 2 back in March, the shipping delay had shot up to over a month, and remained in the 4 to 5 weeks range for months. As a result, the only way to get an iPad 2 was to get up early in the morning to wait in line, hoping for a new shipment at an Apple retail store.

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Deal Alert – iPad 2 Leather Case and Screen Protectors for $12.49

Still looking for a cheap iPad 2 leather case? EverydaySource currently offers to its newsletter subscribers a pack of re-usable screen protectors (2-pack) for the iPad 2, bundled with their embossed leather case for iPad 2 for $12.49 via coupon code “S0726IEAF” discount (total discount: $30). Best of all, the deal comes with free shipping.

The screen protectors feature 99% transparency and UV protection and come with a lint-free cleaning cloth. The leather case features a magnetic flap very similar to Apple’s smart cover, as well as cutouts for access to ports and buttons.

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iOS 4.3.5 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch Out

Apple just released iOS 4.3.5 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch – exactly a week after iOS 4.3.4 hit store shelves.

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Apple Looking at New Ways to Bring 3D Screens to iPad and iPhone

Earlier today, the USPTO published a patent filed by Apple over a year ago, describing a method to bring multi-layer displays to its iOS devices. The patent shows a new display made of several individual screens, designed to simulate depth, and thus create 3D effects.

The idea behind the display is simple: stack three transparent screens on top of each other, slightly space them out from each other, and display three different layers of the same object on each screen.

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Deal Alert – rooCASE Silicone Skin Case for $6

Still looking for a cheap iPad 2 skin case? PC Micro Store is currently offering the rooCASE silicone skin case for $7, instead of the regular price of $14.95. To get the discount, simply use coupon code “YMIPD2SILI699”. Best of all, the case comes with free shipping.

The case will protect your iPad 2 from bumps and accidental drops, and features all the necessary cutouts for access to ports and buttons. Note that the coupon expires after 1,000 uses.

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iTunes 10.4 Just Released

Earlier today, Apple released iTunes 10.4 to address several bug fixes that improve stability, and to add support for OS X Lion.

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Apple Posts Record Revenue – iPad Sales Grow 183 Percent

Apple just released financial results for its third fiscal quarter, and the company once again posted record sales numbers. Apple posted a record revenue of $28.57 billion and a net quarterly profit of $7.31 billion. This compares to Apple’s revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion for the same quarter in the previous year.

“We’re thrilled to deliver our best quarter ever, with revenue up 82 percent and profits up 125 percent,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Right now, we’re very focused and excited about bringing iOS 5 and iCloud to our users this fall.”

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Deal Alert – Apple iPad Dock for Less than $10 (w/ Free 2-day Shipping)

Looking for a cheap iPad dock? Verizon Wireless is offering a good deal on the Apple-branded iPad Dock, priced at $9.97 instead of its suggested retail price of $29. Best of all, it comes with free 2-day shipping.

To add it to your cart, simply click on this link, and select the iPad in the “Device Compatibility” box.

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RIM Rumored to Discontinue WiFi PlayBook, Lower than Expected Sales

Barely three months after the launch of its BlackBerry PlayBook, RIM is rumored to be about to discontinue the currently available WiFi-only models, possibly due to lower than expected sales. While the tablet fared better than other devices such as the Motorola Xoom, with at least half a million devices shipped thus far, the PlayBook sales figures are still dwarfed by the iPad’s.

As a result, RIM is allegedly focusing on upcoming – and potentially more popular – 3G-enabled models.

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Apple Allegedly Testing Retina Display for iPad 3

A lot of people feel Apple missed the mark when it released the iPad 2 without the much heralded Retina Display found on the iPhone 4. According to The Korea Times, low-res displays will soon be a thing of the past, as Apple is already testing retina displays for an unreleased iPad, with a impressive resolution of 2048×1536 – four times as many pixels as the first and second generation iPads.

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