Friday November 27, 2020

TECH: Tuesday's news and gadgets roundup

Unlocking iPads becomes illegal in the US, UPC's latest broadband figures and the wait for Microsoft's Surface. Adrian Weckler's daily digest.

6th November, 2012
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Microsoft Surface: unlikely to make it to Ireland soon

**UPC’s broadband juggernaut continues.** Latest figures show another jump in subscribers.

**Could unlocking a phone or tablet become illegal here?** [That’s what’s happening in the US.](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/jailbreaking-now-legal-under-dmca-for-smartphones-but-not-tablets/)

**Apple sold three million iPads in three days**, [according to its latest press release](http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2012/11/05Apple-Sells-Three-Million-iPads-in-Three-Days.html). Analysts believe that up to 2.5 million of the sales were iPad mini devices. This could mark the cannibalisation of the larger iPads. Incidentally,...

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