From the Beat Week Psychic Network on 1 January, 2011 this predictive commentary:
Unified: why iPad 2 could lose wifi-only model and benefit in process
The most logical explanation for the artificially inflated price tag on the iPad 3G is that AT&T wanted it that way. The 3G antenna doesn’t actually come with the ability to use it unless you pay $15 to $25 per month. The correct path would have been for all iPads to have the 3G antenna built in, and users could opt to pay for it if they want. But AT&T must have feared that hackers would buy the iPad and hack the 3G into working for free, so they insisted Apple make two separate iPad models, with the 3G enabled model overpriced and AT&T somehow getting a cut of it up front? That way AT&T got compensated even if a hacker did figure put how to get monthly 3G access for free. So why might this nonsense end in the iPad 2 era? Because AT&T no longer wears the pants in the Apple-AT&T relationship.
U.S. says iPad users' data stolen, sets criminal charges | Reuters:
Today, January 18, 2011 from Reuters:
"(Reuters) - U.S. investigators plan to announce criminal charges concerning the alleged theft of email addresses and other personal information belonging to about 120,000 users of Apple Inc's iPad tablet computer.
Prosecutors said the charges arise from an alleged hacking of AT&T Inc's servers, which affected iPad users who accessed the Internet through AT&T's 3G network.
Paul Fishman, the U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, and the FBI plan to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the charges."
|A sexy iPad hack.|
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