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How-to Use WhatsApp on iPad and iPad 2 with WhatsPad

Certain apps have certain limitations, for example, by default WhatsApp doesn’t work on an iPad or iPad 2. WhatsApp is a cross-platform messenger through which you can text, send pictures and videos over the internet. It’s not however, a free application and isn’t available for the Apple iPad either. Now though, there’s a Cydia tweak that will make it work on the iPad.

whatsapp on iPadWhatsPad is a Cydia app that can be used to make WhatsApp messenger work just as it does on an iPhone and you’ll be able to send and receive data, texts etc. Since, WhatsApp is not natively available for the iPad, you’ll have to download it using iTunes and then use iPhone Configuration Utility to install it on the iPad.

How-to Install WhatsApp on iPad

Download iPhone Configuration Utility from here(Mac and PC).

Purchase and download WhatsApp from iTunes, then open the configuration utility. You will see your iPad listed on the left-hand side. Select your iPad, then look for the Applications tab on the right hand side and click on Add. Point it to your WhatsApp ipa file that you just downloaded, usually located in iTunes Media>Mobile Applications on your hard drive. Once you find it, scroll down in the Configuration tool and you should see a Install button. Click on it and WhatsApp will start installing on your iPad.

After installation, open Cydia and look for WhatsPad in the Big Boss repository. If you don’t find it, hit refresh or reload Cydia. Install WhatsPad, a small file, and then open WhatsApp. Voila!! It’s running.

You’ll have to activate WhatsApp before you start using it, so remember to use a number that works because the activation code will be sent to you via SMS. That’s all there is!! Since the app is designed for iPhone and iPod Touch, you could use FullForce Cydia app to force it to utilize all the pixels on your iPad screen. This will work on both iPad and iPad 2 models and WhatsPad is a free app.

iPad 2 Price, Starts Shipping from March 11 in U.S

We just covered what’s new in iPad 2 and now the best part is iPad 2 pricing. iPad 2 price remains the same as iPad and so is the battery power.

iPad 2 will start shipping in U.S from March 11th and in 26 other countries from March 25th. As expected India is not in the list of those 26 countries. So for all who are looking to buy iPad 2, you need to import it from outside.

Before we move ahead with more iPad 2 news, let’s talk about pricing of iPad 2.

ipad 2 price

  • iPad 2 Wifi model: 16GB- $499, 32GB- $599, 64GB- $699
  • iPad 2 Wi-fi+3G model: 16GB- $629, 32GB- $729, 64GB- $829

I’m planning to get iPad 2 and I might go for iPad 2 Wi-Fi +3G model 64Gb . Do let us know which iPad 2 model you are planning to buy?

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