Apple have not given a release date for the new device in Hong Kong yet. But 2 Days after the US launch of the iPad2 in the US, HKers can pick one up here before its released. But a 16Gb model will apparently set you back HK$7,900! We have to admit we haven’t headed down to Wanchai Computer Centre or 298 yet to check.
Too good to be true you ask? We think Apple may be up to the task of wowing us following the runaway success of the iPad; in the process jump-starting a tablet PC industry and encouraging entire armies of clones and bandwagon-jumpers. More details follow after the link.
Just moments ago, Apple released its Mac OS X 10.6.5 update to Mac owners. Fixes in the upgrade include:
• improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers
• address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
• address stability and performance of graphics applications and games
• resolve a delay between print jobs
• address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme
• resolve an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal
• address an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide
• resolve an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary
• improve performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems
• resolve spacing issues with OpenType fonts
• improve reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays
• resolve a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5
The OS update is — reportedly — the first step in a three-stage software rollout due this week from Apple: iTunes 10.1 and iOS 4.2 are also supposed be hitting servers sometime this weekend. Hit the “Software Update” section in OS X to get the new goodies. Play safe.
In a little more than two years, Apple has managed to create one of the most popular application platforms of all time. Venturebeat reports that Apple’s App Store has just passed the 300,000 mark. More after the jump.