Apple iPad Top Apps Lists; Why is My iPad Back in China?; A Pico Projector Preview

If you check out the iTunes App Store, you’ll find the iPhone/iPad option button all over it now (see graphic above).

Apple’s own iWorks trio of iPad apps – Pages, Numbers, and Keynote – owns the top three Paid Apps spots. Plants vs. Zombies HD holds the #9 spot. All four apps are priced at $9.99.

Netflix’s app holds the #2 spot in the free apps list whihch is dominated by news apps from ABC, USA Today, WSJ, NPR, and NYT.

The $49.99 OmniGraffle diagramming app does not show up in the top 10 list of Paid Apps. However, it is sitting pretty at #4 in the Top Grossing iPad apps.

My plan is to call it a blogging day at this point, wait for my iPad to arrive on Saturday, and then provide weekend iPad commentary. This, however, may or may not happen. Apple and UPS played a cruel April Fool’s trick on me. Apple’s email to me yesterday said:

Thank you for your recent purchase of the magical and revolutionary Apple iPad.

We would like to advise you Saturday delivery is not available in your area.

Your order will be delivered on Monday April 5th.

UPS’s email was less flowerly and a bit vague stating:

Exception Reason: THE SERVICE SELECTED IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE DESTINATION ADDRESS
Exception Status/Resolution: DOWNGRADED, FORWARDED TO CONSIGNEE, SELECTED SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE (RESOLUTION)

My iPad had traveled from China to Louisville to my hometown earlier this week. However, UPS currently shows it is back in China! What is up with that?

I called UPS to ask if I could simply drive down to their local airport location to pick up my package. But, they would not let me do that. They did say that despite the two (count ’em, 2) email messages I received from Apple and UPS, that UPS would “try” to deliver my iPad on Saturday. Assuming all goes well, I’ll be testing and reporting all things iPad over the weekend and days after that.

Here’s a preview of one test I’m looking forward to. See that little blue box in the photo below? That’s a laser pico projector connected to an iPhone. More later 🙂



Publish date: April 2, 2010 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/apple-ipad-top-apps-lists-why-is-my-ipad-back-in-china-a-pico-projector-preview/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT
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