More fluid on-screen typing
Although most of us have been using software keyboards to type on phones and tablets for the past few years, there’s something to…
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While cellular connected tablets have been around since the launch of the first iPad, many buyers opt for Wi-Fi-only slates for the…
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Back in October, Apple debuted the iPad Air 2. I’ve been using a loaner model from the company for the past several weeks…
The iPad mini has become something of an oddity in Apple’s product line. It’s clearly here to stay, but Apple doesn’t seem quite sure how to fit it in among smaller iPhones and larger iPad Airs.
Apple’s two new iPads are earning a range of reviews, depending on the model. The iPad Air 2 is sleeker and faster for those who want more performance. The iPad mini 3? For $100 more, it isn’t that different from last year’s model.
Yes there are more iPad configurations than ever before to choose from. But is that a bad thing? Some think so if you look the price charts but that might not be the best approach to get the iPad you want.
A busy week in mobile devices pitted Google and Apple against each other: Both introduced new hardware. Apple’s iPads got upgrades, although one wasn’t compelling, while Google is spotlighting Android 5.0 on the Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet.
A bigger “iPad Pro” is still a 2015 event says Bloomberg, however, gold will be added as a color option to new iPads later this month to help sales. But will iPhone 6 Plus owners need a new tablet?
Amazon’s Local Register has a lot in common in Square’s Reader, but Amazon is hoping to set itself apart from its rival by dropping its transaction fees to 1.75 percent for the next 16 months.
The follow-up to last year’s iPad Air should arrive late in the third-quarter with both a new processor and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor Apple built for the iPhone 5s says one analyst with a pretty solid track record of product predictions.
Apple is reportedly looking to bring in two new suppliers to help boost production of the iPhone 5c and iPad mini in 2014.
The original iPad mini in a fresh coat of space gray paint appears to be making its way into some Apple store locations.
With the new iPad Air losing quite a bit of weight and some girth, it could be more challenging than ever to decide between it and a new iPad mini. Here’s a visual comparison tool along with a poll on your buying plans.
Apple has returned to its old habits of building a single device that can serve the entire world, but it’s still managed to stick a lot of LTE bands in its new iPads, including T-Mobile’s.
Apple likes to let new radio technologies mature, so it’s hardly a shock that the newest Wi-Fi tech didn’t make its way into the iPad. But we’ll have to wait longer to see large-scale 802.11ac adoption in mobile.
After Apple introduced new iPads, I got some hands-on time with the devices. Color me impressed with both: The iPad Mini got a retina display but won’t break the bank at $399 while the iPad Air is slimmer and lighter at $499.
Here’s a rundown of our coverage from this morning’s Apple iPad event.
Apple on Tuesday announced the next generation of its popular iPad mini tablet, complete with an even sharper retina display than the new iPad Air.
A new report suggests that the next generation of Apple’s iPads will be upgraded to feature 8-megapixel cameras with larger apertures than the current models.
The long-buzzed about iPad Mini with retina display didn’t make an appearance at the latest Apple(s aapl) event in September, and it’s…
Two new images suggest that Apple might release a gold iPad mini 2 with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
Along with a physical redesign, Apple’s next iPad might come in silver and space gray, just like the iPhone 5s.
New images of the alleged iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 picture the tablets together for the first time, showing an extreme similarity in design.
The alleged new iPad has leaked in some of the clearest photos yet, showing what it looks like compared to the fourth-generation model.
A new report suggests that Apple will release a retina display-equipped iPad mini by the end of year, along with a new, thinner iPad.
After leaks of screen parts showing Apple’s next iPad taking screen design cues from the thinner and lighter iPad mini, “people with knowledge of the matter” tell the Wall Street Journal that Apple plans to use a film-based touchscreen in the new iPad.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 Android tablet arrives in the US on April 11. The slate is poised to compete against Apple’s iPad mini and includes Samsung’s digital S-Pen. Early reviews suggest, however, that $399 is too much, even with the note-taking feature.
The folks at YouTube are aware that filming with an iPad can be physically and socially awkward — it reminded users of the iPad app to “film wisely so your iPad isn’t blocking everyone’s view.”
That small slate market — which in Apple’s eyes, didn’t exist — will account for more sales than larger slates, says IDC. And due to lower prices, Android’s tablet market share will reach just past that of iOS this year.
Six months after debuting on the iPhone and iPod touch, Amazon’s streaming music and storage service has been modified for Apple’s tablets.
Need a dock to charge and sync your iPad mini? Apple doesn’t make one so this inexpensive pass-through dock may be the solution. It’s only $10.60 with shipping included.
Is the iPad mini eating into iPad sales? It’s difficult to tell since Apple doesn’t break out sales of different models. But Sharp is cutting 9.7-inch display production, possibly due to lower demand for the iPad.
Is the power of the digital pen mightier than the sword? We may find out next month, when Samsung is reportedly launching the Galaxy Note 8.0, an Android 4.2 tablet similar in size to Apple’s iPad mini.
There’s no lack of iPad mini covers for sale. BookBook just added their own, which makes your small Apple tablet look like a classic, old book. It still protects the iPad mini though and you can prop up the tablet for typing or video enjoyment.
I tested both of Zagg’s iPad mini keyboard cases and either is a nice accessory. There’s a difference in typing, however, due to the two sizes. That means you’ll have to figure out if you value portability or a better typing experience when choosing.
Can a wireless keyboard with hinges turn your iPad into a laptop running iOS? That’s the premise behind Brydge, a Kickstarter project that I backed months ago. I opted to add Bluetooth speakers to my Brydge; take a look at how this setup works.
The iPad and iPad mini that will be for sale in China are strictly Wi-Fi only — no cellular option yet. They hit the shelves on Dec. 7. The iPhone 5 will be in stores in the country a week after that.
In the last few days, both companies have added more products to their dispute, which they each claim violate mobile patents they own. Apple has included the flagship Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, while Samsung has named the iPad mini as an infringer.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the time to get stuff! From tablets to over-the-top TV, we talk about the best gear to give (and receive) on this special edition podcast.
We have a few televisions, but there never seems to be a screen available. Or is there? Why not add a low-cost digital tuner or two to a home network
‘ I did and now I’m watching live HDTV on my iPad mini and Galaxy Note 2.
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are all advertising the new iPad and iPad mini with LTE for sale starting Friday, but it appears the quantities they have on hand may be limited for now. Some are selling them online only, others in stores only.
The iPad mini launch wasn’t huge, but neither was it as small as the early lines on Friday morning around the world suggested it might be. Apple says it has “practically” sold out of the 7.9-inch tablet in the 33 countries that got the device Friday.
Apple’s latest has critics debating whether it’ll be an overnight success or overpriced misstep. Rags Srinivasan says the data shows another option that is a major departure for the company: a best selling device that earns little money.
Reports from around the world were rolling in by Friday morning and in general queues were manageable and shorter than many are used to for new Apple device launches. The overall sales fo the device for this weekend are expected to be a modest 1 to 1.5 million unit sales.
Friday is the first day that Apple’s new iPad mini and updated iPad go on sale in the U.S. While it will be business as usual in most Apple stores, several in New York City and parts of New Jersey remain closed.
The Wi-Fi version of Apple’s iPad Mini goes on sale on Friday. It is already sold out and the reviews, which hit the web tonight, seem to like the iPad Mini. However, most remain wistful for the more modern Retina display on the larger iPad.
After Tuesday’s iPad event, Apple now has the strongest assortment of iOS mobile products it has ever put in front of consumers, who are more excited than ever about mobile computing. It’s a complex lineup, but it could force competitors to scramble for scraps.
Apple unveiled its new and updated iPads today in San Jose, Calif. Take a look at our chart to see how they stack up.
Now that Apple has a new $329 iPad mini, more people can afford the iPad experience. But what if you already have an iPad? Would you consider a smaller, second one or might the new 7.9-inch iPad become your primary tablet? Let us know!
It’s finally here: Apple launched the iPad mini, a 7.9-inch tablet that runs all iPad apps on a 1024 x 768 display. The small slate is meant to be held in one hand and taken everywhere, which is likely where there’s an LTE option available.
Apple introduced a bunch of new products Tuesday, October 23rd, including the anticipated debut of the iPad Mini as well as a new iPad, extremely thing new iMac, and a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Here’s how events unfolded in San Jose, Calif.
On this week’s show, we explain why cord cutters might be very interested in Boxee’s new product. Prior to next week’s Apple event we discuss the likely products. And which company has told a better story: Microsoft for Surface RT or Google for Chromebooks?
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: How Apple became obsessed with filing patents, Apple’s huge iPad mini order, predictions about the smaller iPad’s quality, the persistent iPod, the Lightning adapter backorders start shipping.
More evidence leaks out that we are close to seeing a smaller iPad in a report from The Wall Street Journal. It looks like holiday shoppers will have several good choices when it comes to picking out a smaller tablet this year.
The iPad mini may be introduced at an event in the next two weeks, according to a report in Fortune. The source for this information is a “major Apple investor,” who says invitations to a press event will be sent out on Oct. 10.
A new report says Apple will give the iPhone and iPad Mini their own press events, with the iPhone going first in September followed by the iPad Mini a month later. The move would give Apple plenty of press attention without diluting coverage.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: more evidence a new Apple TV isn’t coming soon, Apple’s room for growth, a longtime Apple ad maker quits, and the results of Korea’s Apple v. Samsung patent case.
Between mock-ups and alleged leaked parts, you’d think we’d know what a smaller iPad would look like. But some of these ideas are off base showing a super slim bezel on the slate. Effective usability of 7-inch tablets requires a place to rest your thumb.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: A theory that Apple was appealing to a new demographic with Genius ads, tensions in the Apple-Samsung courtroom, kid-sized iPads, and how Hollywood does free advertising for Apple.
Timing the launch of a new iPhone and a new, smaller iPad at the end of its fiscal fourth quarter, as is rumored today, would be one way to avoid repeating what happened in Q4 2011 and again in its Q3 earnings reported last week.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Thoughts on a potential iPad Mini, Apple applies for iTravel patent, moving closer to OS X Mountain Lion’s release, and iPhone sales estimates for Q2.
Apple is planning to introduce an iPad with a screen measuring “7 inches to 8 inches diagonally, less than the current 9.7-inch version,” according to Bloomberg. However, this version of the iPad won’t have a Retina display, according to one of the sources.
A new account says Apple is testing a 7.85-inch iPad. It’ natural for Apple’s labs to be filled with prototypes of all sorts of possible new and variations on existing products. But does it mean a smaller iPad is coming soon? Not necessarily.
Apple is testing smaller screens for a new mini iPad model, according to The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. It’s about time a smaller iPad arrived for a number a reasons. And the idea that iOS won’t work on a 7- or 7.85-inch touchscreen is flawed.
Rumors regarding Apple’s plans for a new, smaller tablet got resurfaced on Friday, thanks to new reports from the component supply chain via DigiTimes. The site says that Apple will likely introduce a 7.85-inch iPad before the fourth quarter of 2012