Evad3rs member, pod3g, tweeted some statistics regarding the tool’s popularity amongst iOS users. According to him there are over 23 million iOS devices that has been jailbroken with Evasi0n, with over 14 million of those devices being devices that run iOS 6 or higher. It’s quite a jump from the 7 million iOS 6 users within the first four days of the jailbreak’s availability and Apple’s next iOS 6 update, iOS 6.1.3, is said to bring a fix that will render the tool useless. Knowing jailbreakers though, an update should arrive shortly thereafter.
Holt believes that an Office for iPad application could rake in billions of dollars for the software maker and direct competitor of the iPad manufacturer. He did however not factor in Apple’s cut from sales, but still estimated it to be beneficial to the Redmond giant. Reuters however believes that an Office for iPad application in the near future is unlikely as it would cut into Microsoft’s Surface tablet’s sales as the Office suite that comes pre-installed is one of its key features. Kurt DelBene, head of the Office division at Microsoft, evaded questions regarding such an application and instead suggested that the cloud version of Office, Office 365, would have to suffice as there has been an ample amount of optimization done to accommodate the iOS platform.
Well, like all Apple products even the new iPad sold very well during the pre-order duration just after it’s launch, taking cue from that, Apple expects to sell many more units on Friday, March 16 which is the date when it starts stocking the new iPad in Apple stores as well as it intends to start shipping the pre-orders. From a poster which was leaked, it seems to be that all Apple stores across US will be opening 2 hours earlier than normal days to cater to the huge crowds which are expected to come to the store to grab a new iPad on the very first day ! Well, nice of Apple to open their stores earlier, it will certainly help the excited Apple fans. Read more
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