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    I have an iPhone4 (32 GB) locked to the carrier Softbank from Japan.
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    For all Apple fanboys & all tech fans as well!!

    Apple TV finally in stores for Rs 8,275


    Acouple of weeks worth of delay and Apple TV has finally hit Indian stores with Apple retailer Maple confirming with tech2 that the streaming device is available in its stores for Rs 8,275.

    The "launch" of Apple TV was revealed in February through Apple's India website. It reflected the availability of the device and listed its various functions, and also put up images of India-centric content. The Apple TV is essentially a media streamer that ties in to the company’s iTunes store or your other iDevices and lets you stream and share content to your HDTV.
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    Apple TV finally in stores


    It was supposed to be available in the first week of March, but has finally made its way to stores now. Our sources have told us that Apple TV is still available in the grey market for Rs. 6,500.

    The device needs to be connected to your HDTV through HDMI, and it can pull content from other Apple devices when connected to the same network. If you have a good collection of films and music, you can share it with other viewers over the Apple TV connection. You can also buy or rent new content from the iTunes store.

    The Apple TV page on the company’s India site says: “No more queueing to check out DVDs or watching stale blockbusters on cable. With Apple TV, you get instant access to the hottest Hollywood titles and new releases—often the same day they come out on DVD. Once you find what you’re looking for, simply press Play, and in seconds, you’re watching the opening credits with cinema-like Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. SD rentals start from just Rs 80, and HD rentals start from Rs 120. You have 30 days to start watching, and once you begin, you can watch as many times as you want in 48 hours.”

    Apple TV links to some out-of-store content as well, but this is mostly geared for American audiences. American sports fans in India will be glad to know they have options to catch up on their favourite sports besides conventional TV and illegal streams. Apart from music and videos, you can also use the box to view photos from Flickr, access content stored on iCloud, mirror your iPhone, iPod or iPad’s screen to your TV using AirPlay to play games on the big screen, and even watch YouTube and Vimeo videos using their respective apps. The device also streams news feeds from the Wall Street Journal.

    Apple is reportedly in talks with Indian content providers to bring more local content to the iTunes store, which already has most new releases in its library. An initiative similar to the Netflix and Hulu Plus integration could be the magic pill that could bring us content normally not released in India.


    SOURCE : Apple TV finally in stores for Rs 8,275
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
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    I found the solution : IMEI unlock. I am now using the unlocked phone without any issues.
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    On its third birthday, Apple's iPad looks back at years of comical criticism

    By Daniel Eran Dilger

    Apple's iPad is three years old today, providing a good opportunity to look back in hindsight on one of the most successful technology products to ever debut, and also one of the more poorly received by industry critics.

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    As noted by Asymco blogger Horace Dediu, a history of incessant iPad naysaying has been chronicled by Terry Gregory's iPad Death Watch.

    The list starts with critical comments by Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Google's Eric Schmidt ("You might want to tell me the difference between a large phone and a tablet" he said in January 2010).

    Their predictable negativity about Apple's then new iPad was joined by columnists of all stripes, who compiled lists like the one by About.com titled "5 Reasons Why Apple's iPad Tablet Will Fail."

    Dan Lyons wrote at its launch, "The press weren’t cheering and whooping. I didn’t see anybody pee their pants. Not one! […] I wanted to see more.
    It’s a big iPod. What is there to do there? Play a video game on a bigger screen? I thought it was ‘paving the cow path’. I really thought it was underwhelming."

    Lyons was essentially right about one thing: the entire tech media at the iPad's unveiling
    simply didn't get it. As an attendee to the event,
    AppleInsider couldn't find one journalist there who found the new device promising.

    Hours after the iPad's unveiling, the phrase "iPad a disappointment" became a "spicy" trending topic as ranked by Google.


    One of the most vocal critics of the iPad was, unsurprisingly, Windows Enthusiast Paul Thurrott. After initially stating at its launch, "It seems like a high priced, unnecessary trinket to me," his tone turned a bit more hostile a few months later when he wrote, "Anyone who believes this thing is a game changer is a tool."

    The next month his tune changed to, "flaws and all, the iPad is indeed in a class all by itself. It’s a new kind of computing device."

    At the launch of iPad 2, Thurrott stated, "In reality, Apple sold tens of millions of iPads last year and is on track to sell tens of millions more next year. In reality, people are buying iPads. In reality, they’re not buying Windows 7-based tablets. And in reality, they never will. Furthermore, businesses are buying iPads, too, and piloting them in ever faster numbers."

    Like many other columnists in the tech industry, Thurrott quickly changed from a defensive doubter of the entire idea of the iPad to begrudging accepting its success, followed by a quick assumption
    that the rest of the industry could immediately duplicate Apple's work and take its market share.

    Two years ago, in April 2011, he wrote, "Although the expected iPad competition never really heated up last year, 2011 is going to be a different story, with a slate (ahem) full of Android-based tablets, the HP TouchPad, the Research in Motion (RIM) PlayBook, and others."

    One year later, all of those experiments had flopped. Thurrott was much more impressed with Microsoft's own new Surface in 2012, which has since collapsed in failure.


    The iPad Death Watch provides three years of caustic, bitter criticism that Apple must find a bit delicious today, having sold more than 100 million since it went on sale in early 2010.

    The predictions and criticisms reflect those captured in the parallel iPhone Death Watch, which offers an equally entertaining look at the lack of imagination and foresight of Apple's fiercest critics.


    SOURCE : On its third birthday, Apple's iPad looks back at years of comical criticism


    NOTE - FOR THOSE IN A HURRRRY... JUMP TO 46 SEC. ON THE VIDEO :evilsmile
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  10. ramjn

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    For those who are in US - Best buy is now selling iPad 30% off the marked price. :)

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