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October 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
For as long as we can remember, or at least for the last several months, we've all dubbed the device that Apple is widely expected to announce next week as the "iPad mini. " But now a notable Apple blogger is saying the Cupertino, Calif., company may not name the device "mini" after all. John Gruber of Daring Fireball in a post offered two other possibilities for the name of the rumored 7.85-inch screen tablet. The blogger said he believes the device is more likely to be named the "iPad Air" or simply the "iPad.
March 17, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
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 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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 | By Michelle Maltais
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.
February 27, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Best Buy has cut $50 off Apple's iPad 2 ahead of what many expect will be the launch of the iPad 3 as early as March 7 . Best Buy quietly rolled out the price drops over the weekend for every variation of iPad 2 offered -- so the starting price of the 16-gigabyte, Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 is down to $449.99 from $499.99 and the most expensive iPad, 64-gigabytes with Wi-Fi and 3G capability, is down to $779.99 from $829.99. Officials at Best Buy declined to comment on just what motivated the price cut, but the iPad rumor mill is pointing to the discount as a sign that the iPad 3 (as many journalists and analysts have dubbed the next iPad)
January 14, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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 .  ...
April 26, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Finally, iPad users can get LinkedIn. And the app for this tablet, released Thursday, really is more than a reformatted iPhone app. The app was designed with the functionality of the iPad and users' tablet tapping mostly in the morning and evening in mind, according to a blog post from LinkedIn. The layout is a bit reminiscent of Flipboard, with a design that integrates the multitouch navigation of the iPad. "This 'Coffee & Couch' behavior is so pronounced that we designed our new app to make every professional feel like they have their own personal assistant," it reads.
October 17, 2013
Re "A tablet, not a cure-all," Column, Oct. 15 Sandy Banks raises very good points about the ill-conceived rollout of Apple iPads to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District. I am not a Luddite, and I definitely believe that students can benefit from technology, but too many executive types (read: Supt. John Deasy) succumb to the techno-lust brought on by slick sales and marketing folks. Too many decisions in education and business are made at the "blue sky" level and don't really take into consideration what will be needed to avoid obvious (and not so obvious)
February 14, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Rumors about Apple's next iPad -- or iPads -- are showing no signs of slowing, and once again speculation is circulating that the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant is working on a smaller form factor. On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources working for Asian suppliers, reported that Apple is working with those suppliers to build prototypes of an 8-inch iPad . "One person said the smaller device will have a similar resolution screen as the iPad 2," the Journal said.
March 7, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
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.
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