In a report from NetApplications, the iPad averaged 0.03 percent, per day, of all Web traffic for the ten days after its launch. Launch weekend had particularly high numbers, and then the numbers trended down as people went back to work, presumably without their iPads. The numbers actually approach the number of users for Blackberry and Google Android phones.
The thing that makes this all the more impressive is that the iPad has only been out for around two weeks, the 3G model isn’t even out yet, and it has only launched in a single country so far.
Source: Ars Technica via TUAW
Lots of great participation in this one. Thanks to all of you who took part – and huge thanks to Ben and the folks at Stand Alone for sponsoring this contest with us!
Here are our four lucky winners:
Winners – please keep an eye on your Inboxes and spam folders – as we’ll be sending out your promo codes very soon.
Watch out for more contests here soon.
If you like striking photography as wallpaper material for your iPad, you’ll want to give Ian Collins’ new site a look. It currently has over 60 images sized up just right for the iPad – oh, and a site that works very nicely on the iPad as well.
Hit the jump for a couple more screenshots and a link …
Jeez – at this rate Apple’s going to get more pre-orders from cats round the world than people. This cat seems to be getting the hang of things even more than Iggy (who we posted about a few days back) – attacking the iFish Pond HD app.
I’m starting to feel a little ashamed at my dog’s total lack of iPad skillz. :)
Thanks to reader Greg K for sending this in. Maybe your cat could give my dog some lessons?
The iPad in Canada site has a great FAQ post up, covering lots of good questions on Canadians looking to buy an iPad in the US. A huge help right now I imagine, with that extra month delay on the international release. Just a quick excerpt to give you a flavor for the info they’ve got:
Can I use my Canadian credit card at US Apple Stores?
– Yes. Expect to pay your credit card’s USD exchange rate. But right now, you’re sitting pretty with our strong CDN dollar!
Will my USA iPad one year warranty still be valid in Canada?
– Yes, when the iPad is finally launched in Canada. Any warranty issues prior to the Canadian launch, will have to be serviced in the USA.
Check out the full post here:
That not-so-sinister-non-BigBrothery looking gent pictured above is Lieutenant General Keith Alexander – the head of the US National Security Agency (NSA). At a hearing the other day to determine whether he’ll lead the US Cyber Command, he revealed some fine taste in mobile devices …
… In one area, however, Alexander was more forthcoming: He mentioned, with no prompting, that he owns an iPad, and with very little prompting, that it is "wonderful."
If it gets revealed that he also hates IE, I’d vote for making this guy king. :)
Source: Forbes via Daring Fireball
The Lorax is the latest Dr. Seuss eBook title to come to the iPhone and the iPad. It has been released, along with two other Dr. Seuss titles from Oceanhouse Media, to coincide with Earth Day next week. It’s perfectly suited for the occasion, as the story has a strong eco message and theme.
My daughter and I got a chance to read The Lorax on the iPad last night. Both of us are big Dr. Seuss fans (who isn’t?). We’ve enjoyed the previous Dr. Seuss eBook titles on the iPhone from Oceanhouse; so we were looking forward to seeing this one. Hit the jump for some quick thoughts on The Lorax on the iPad and a few more screencaps ….
I’ve been trying out several iPad cases over these last couple of weeks. The Traveler Felt Folio Leather Case, by case-mate, is the one I set out to review first, so I’ve been using it every day for over a week now. For the rest of this review I’m just going to refer to it as The Traveler.
Case-mate describes The Traveler as a ‘premium, side-opening felt folio’. Read on for a quick review here plus a little video run-through of the case in action …
Four Free Promo Codes for Crosswords To Be Won
Contest Deadline: Saturday, April 17 – 1:00PM US Central
I just reviewed the Crosswords app for the iPad yesterday. I think it’s a great app, one I’m using every day. So I’m very happy that the kind folks at Stand Alone have given us four promo codes for the game to give away here. It’s a worth-every-penny $9.99 app – so a free copy should be a great result for four lucky readers.
Hit the jump for details on how easy it is to get entered for a chance to win …
Custom Hangman is an iPhone / iPad app that gives you the classic Hangman game but with a couple of nice new twists. It’s a universal binary – one app that includes versions compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Though it’s compatible it is not a full iPad version (it will only show up under iPhone apps in an iTunes search) – so you can either choose to run it at its standard size, which will show up small and centered on the iPad screen, or scaled up in 2X mode.