November 21, 2010
Apple iPad Price: $499 Wi-Fi, $629 3G Size: 9.5 by 7.5 inches with a 9.7-inch (diagonal) screen Battery life: 10 hours Weight: 1.5 pounds Processor speed: 1 GHz Disk capacity: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB Operating system: iOS Number of apps: 250,000-plus Camera? No Internet connection: Wi-Fi-only and 3G models Touch-screen rating: 4 out of 5. Sensitive, bright. Resolution could be better. Overall: Thumbs up Impression: The iPad is still the Cadillac of tablet computers, with its large screen, fast processor and elegant design.
March 7, 2012 |
Apple's new iPad has a higher resolution screen, better graphics processor, an iPhone-4-quality rear camera and (in some models) 4G LTE capability. It's also slightly thicker and slightly heavier. But the difference in heft between the iPad 2 and the new iPad (no, it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD) will likely be negligible to most. The Wi-Fi-only version of the new iPad is 0.37 inches (9.4 millimeters) thick and weighs 1.44 pounds (652 grams). The Wi-Fi-only version of the iPad 2 is 0.34 inches (8.8 millimeters)
October 30, 2013 |
Reviews for the iPad Air are in, and the consensus is Apple has once again built the best tablet. The most noticeable change users will find on the iPad Air, which goes on sale Friday, is its new, super-slim size. It weighs 1 pound and is 0.29 inches thick. It also has a drastically thinner frame and looks a lot like the design of the iPad mini. Engadget's Brad Molen says the name "Air" is fitting because "it's ridiculously small and light compared to previous models. " "Just hold the Air for a minute and then pick up an older iPad," Molen wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 |
Contradicting earlier claims, Los Angeles school district officials said Tuesday that their right to use English and math curriculum installed on district iPads expires after three years. At market rates, buying a new license for the curriculum would cost $50 to $100 each year per iPad, an additional cost that could surpass $60 million annually. The expense would add to the price tag of the $1-billion effort to provide a tablet to every teacher and student in the nation's second-largest school system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2013 |
At a taco truck near Maya Angelou Community High School in South Los Angeles, senior Ramiro Gonzalez showed off his school-issued iPad tucked into his backpack Tuesday, excited that he still has it. "They're saying we might have to give them back now," he said. "But I hope we get to keep them. " Nearby, Eliazith Lorenzo, a senior at a different school on the same campus, had his iPad taken back only days after receiving it. He'd used it a little in class but said he'd mostly played a soccer game on it at home.
October 23, 2012 |
SAN JOSE -- The iPad mini, the long-rumored smaller tablet from Apple, has made its debut. Apple launched the 7.9-inch tablet computer at an invitation-only media event Tuesday morning, telling a crowd of reporters that the device is as thin as a pencil and weighs .68 pounds. Price for the iPad mini starts at $329. "It's as light as a pad of paper," said Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller. PHOTOS: Apple unveils iPad mini The iPad mini will be available for pre-order on Friday.
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.
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.
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.