It seems that Executive Jet has been to use Jeppesen Mobile TC on an iPad as an electronic flightbook (EFB) by the FAA, passing electronic interference and sudden decompression tests. I wonder if this means they carry a backup iPad and a USB charger?
MicroSim sell online an adapter so you can use the Sim from your iPad in your old iPhone 3 (or another 2nd-generation form factor Sim phone).
It seems the Vatican has approved the use of iPads to replace the Missal during Mass, with Rev. Paolo Padrini, a consultant with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications launching his own (unofficial) iPad App in July. Would be interesting to see if it gets App store approval and what rating it gets…
I love Stephen Fry’s writing. As I sit here syncing an iPad for the first time I read:
What Willie Wonka was to Charlie, Steve Jobs is to me
(With thanks to Andrew for the link)
What more could one hope for in an evening of MacGeekery than 15 MacGeeks (one from far afield of the Mothership) for a ramen dinner, a hands on session with an iPad, and an announcement of the much awaited new i5 and i7 MacBook Pros?
Apparently Apple is previewing iPhone OS 4.0 to the press on April 8th.
In line with the imminent arrival of iPads in the sweaty hands of their anxious new owners, Apple has released version 9.1 of iTunes, which offers support for Books. Audio books are apparently classed as books. Not sure how it works for those of us outside the reach of the iBooks store either.
What if the iPad wasn’t really the new cool device. Maybe the reason the new Apple laptop release is so overdue (statistically) isn’t because of production ramp-up, but because they’re going to release a Mac with a touchscreen, thus the MacPad 🙂
The folks over at Mission:Repair have noticed that their repair parts for the iPad have an existing hole in the metal frame that fits pretty much exactly the same camera unit as in the MacBook. The question is if it’ll be in there before the iPads are released, or if they were planning it to be in the next version (using the same frame), in which case will the revelation cannibalise sales of the current version (although many people have already said they’ll wait for version 2 at least anyway)?
Daring Fireball and Stephen note that the iPad web page rendering is much faster than on the iPhone, presumably due to the A4 processor. I just want to know if it supports more than 8 pages open (which is the limit in the iPhone version of Safari).
Check out the above Stephen Fry link for his most excellent take on the iPad launch, including such gems as:
Iâ€™m not advocating dumb gullibility, but it is has always amused me that those who instinctively dislike Apple for being apparently cool, trendy, design fixated and so on are the ones who are actually so damned cool and so damned sensitive to stylistic nuance that they canâ€™t bear to celebrate or recognise obvious class, beauty and desire. The fact is that Apple users like me are the uncoolest people on earth: we salivate, dribble, coo, sigh, grin and bubble with delight.