October 23, 2012 |
Apple introduced a smaller version of its iPad tablet computer today at a media event in San Jose. The new tablet, called the iPad mini, has a 7.9-inch screen, as compared with the 9.7-inch iPad introduced in 2010. The tablet's starting price will be $499. The new iPad would compete with Amazon.com's Kindle Fire HD and Google's Nexus 7, both of which have 7-inch screens. Apple's smaller tablet has been widely anticipated and could help the Cupertino technology giant extend its lead in tablet computers.
January 14, 2013 |
If you just bought a new iPad, you won't be happy to learn that Apple may be coming out with new models as early as March. Topeka Capital analyst Brian White said he expects the Cupertino-based company to have new versions of the iPad and the iPad mini two months from now. "Our checks at CES indicate Apple will release the iPad 5 and the second-generation iPad mini this March," White said, as reported by Business Insider . ...
March 17, 2012 |
After spending about a day with the new iPad, it's clear that Apple's third-generation tablet is an improvement over its two stellar predecessors. Apps launch faster, websites load quicker and the camera actually takes good-looking pictures this time around thanks to a 5-megapixel rear shooter. But there is no question that the best feature found in the new iPad is its display. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and 3.1 million pixels in total spread across the screen, the new iPad's screen has a higher resolution screen than today's 1080p high definition TVs. The device offers the sharpest, most impressive screen I've seen on any tablet, ever.
March 7, 2012 |
The Apple iPad rumor mill is an unyielding beast, spawning new speculation even mere hours before 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.
November 2, 2012 |
The iPad mini is out, and we just got our unit. Following in the steps of Google and Amazon, Apple has jumped into the small tablet market with its own offering, and now it's time to check it out. LIVE UNBOXING: Join us at 11 a.m. today Unlike its rivals, the iPad mini is built with aluminum and it has a larger 7.9-inch screen, albeit with a lower resolution. At $329, it also costs $130 more than the base models of the Nexus 7 and 7-inch Kindle Fire HD units. I'll be unboxing the iPad mini live at 11 a.m. PDT. Check back to this post so you can tune in and watch.
April 16, 2012 |
Could Apple be working on a device with a 5-inch or 7-inch screen? This question continues to get stirred up with other speculation, like the leaves at the bottom of a tea cup -- and everyone tries to read them. In today's edition of "As the Apple Turns," momentum appears to be coming out of China with stories attributed to "reliable sources" about the company developing Retina display screens for a smaller tablet. Macotakara is reporting that 2013 is the year of the pocket-sized tablet and feature resolution of 1,600 by 960 pixels or 1,280 by 960 pixels.