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November 1, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The launch of the iPad Air seems to be the complete opposite of the September release of Apple's iPhone 5s. During that launch, Apple was tight on supplies of its new, high-end iPhone, and not long after the release, the gold version of the device was sold out online and at several store locations. On the other hand, the iPad Air went on sale Friday morning and there appears to be an ample supply of the tablet. CHECK THIS OUT: Dell offers to replace laptops that smell like cat urine The new Apple tablet features the most drastic redesign of the device in two years.
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April 9, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
There's a thin line between a brand becoming ubiquitous and becoming generic. And no premium brand wants to be generic. Some experts say that Apple's iPad as a tablet-segment leader may now be facing that. "For the vast majority, the idea of a tablet is really captured by the idea of an iPad," says Josh Davis, a manager at Abt Electronics in Chicago. "They gave birth to the whole category and brought it to life. " A company's biggest fear is that its brand name becomes so commonly used that a judge rules it too "generic" to be a trademark.
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March 6, 2012 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Apple Inc. is not expected to raise prices for the next-generation iPad and probably will keep its current pricing structure, according to bloggers who follow the company. Apple has scheduled a news event Wednesday in San Francisco, where it is widely expected to announce the iPad 3. "Some countries with currencies doing better than the U.S. dollar should expect to see marginal drops in prices," the blog 9to5Mac said. That's good news for the hordes of shoppers expected to line up for the tablet once it's released and is in line with Apple's usual approach of keeping prices the same for new generations of popular products.
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March 5, 2013 | By Michelle Maltais
Over the last year or so since I became a mother, what was my iPad has morphed into the family iPad, has been renamed Elmo by our nearly 2-year-old son, Christopher, and seems to be a bit of a mystery grab bag when I finally get it back in my hands. From his many early FaceTime and Skype chats with "Nana," my mother, he's gotten quite proficient at using it. He now slides the virtual arrow to open it, selects the on-screen folder that reads "Chris' books" and deftly taps through a series of book apps that entertain and engage him. And he knows the ones he wants.
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October 22, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It was a jam-packed event for Apple in San Francisco on Tuesday, with the company introducing two new iPads, two new Macs and announcing even more. Here's a recap of all the announcements. iPad Air The star of the day without question was the iPad Air, the fifth-generation of the company's 9.7-inch screen tablet. The iPad Air is lighter, thinner and faster than its predecessor at just 1 pound, 0.3 inches thick and now featuring the company's faster 64-bit A7 chip. PHOTOS: Apple's new iPad, more It also has a redesigned look that's very similar to that of the iPad mini.
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February 28, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Apple on Tuesday emailed invitations to members of the press for what is expected to be the launch of the iPad 3 on March 7. The invitation to the event in San Francisco doesn't say specifically that the next iPad will make its debut, but does feature an image of a hand touching the iPad's Calendar app icon for March 7, along with the message, "We have something you really have to see. And touch. " The Calendar app icon is between the Maps and Keynote app icons. Just as with Apple's previous two iPad launch events, the presentation will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts . The invite, first reported by the Wall Street Journal , would seem to confirm the rumor , first reported by the website iMore, that the third-generation iPad was about to launch.
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March 7, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
The Apple iPad rumor mill is an unyielding beast, spawning new speculation evenĀ mere hours beforeĀ  product unveils, and the iPad 3, which is expected to debut Wednesday at 10 a.m., is no different. The absolute latest such rumor is that Apple's next iPad will be offered with a $99 warranty called AppleCare+ that will cover any damage, including something as simple as dropping your iPad and cracking the glass display on the face of the device. If AppleCare+ , which made its debut with the iPhone 4S last fall, is offered for the next iPad, it would be a step up from the two-year repair service warranty currently offered for $79 under the standard AppleCare warranty that doesn't cover such painfully damaging mistakes.
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March 13, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Apple's iPad has, so far, defined and dominated the tablet market. And despite the rise of rival tablets eating into Apple's market share , the iPad will remain the top tablet of choice for most businesses, according to a new survey. The research firm ChangeWave spoke with 1,604 businesses last month and 22% said they were planning on purchasing tablets for their employees sometime in the next three months. Of the companies ChangeWave spoke with, 84% said the tablet they would buy would be an iPad, up seven percentage points from a survey the company took in November.
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February 9, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
And the latest iPad 3 rumor is -- drumroll please -- that Apple's new iPad will make its debut in the first week of March. The tech news site AllThingsD reported Wednesday that unnamed sources have said that Apple has selected the first week of next month for the next iPad launch event, which will likely take place in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts , where Apple has held many events in the past. John Paczkowski, who wrote the AllThingsD report, said he'd guess " retail availability will follow roughly the same schedule as that of the iPad 2: available for purchase a week or so after the event.
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February 9, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
It's a rumor that won't die: Apple and a 7-inch iPad. On Thursday, Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research , told Computerworld that he expects Apple to release an iPad in a 7-inch screen size later this year, after a speculated March introduction of an iPad 3 with a 9.7-inch touchscreen. The first generation iPad and the iPad 2 have both had 9.7-inch displays, with a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, and while the rumor of a 7-inch iPad has been persistent, it's also one that many analysts and tech pundits have shot down in the past.
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