Padvance Report: The Daily, iPad Joysticks, and iPad 3

The iPhone is now on Verizon, a new iPad (or maybe two) are on the way, and, by all accounts, the MacBook Pro line is headed for a major overhaul. Apple no longer seems content with letting updates and announcements leak out in dribs and drabs. In today’s report, we take a look back at a week of expectation and speculation, talking about what the past 7 days have meant for our favorite tablet.

The Daily Reviewed

The anticipation is over, the press conferences are done, and The Daily is on the App Store. Despite some performance issues, we appreciated its polished approach to content delivery and stylish design. Read our review.

App Store Search Overhaul

Several days ago, Apple quietly and unobtrusively pushed an update to the iPad App Store that allows for filtered searches. All we can say is, ‘Amen!’

The iPad Gets a Joystick

iDevice gamers have clamored for a reliable physical input device for iOS gaming pretty much since the opening of the App Store. This week, we got our hands on the Fling iPad joystick. While it did not provide a flawless experience, we loved how it enhanced our reacting time and movement precision. Read our review.

iPad at The Plaza

Increasingly, providers of luxury products and services are recognizing the iPad’s potential as a lucrative marketing tool and amenity. This week, it was announced that all guests at The Plaza Hotel, one of NYC’s most famous rooming establishments, would enjoy additional first-class treatment with the addition of a complimentary iPad in each room.

iPad 3?!

You read that right. Hot on the heels of rumors that the iPad 2 will be officially unveiled in the coming weeks comes a new report that Apple may be poised to release a third iteration of the device later this year. Can anyone say, ‘Planned Obsolescence’?

That brings us to the end of another report. Keep reading Padvance for all the lates app reviews and iOS news, and follow us on Twitter @padvance for game and app code giveaways!