October 1, 2012 |
Now that the iPhone 5 honeymoon is over, it's time for the iPad mini to take center stage, and the latest rumors say Apple has already begun production on the unconfirmed device. Japanese site Macotakara reported Monday that a Brazilian plant has begun production on Apple's rumored 7.85-inch tablet, according to "reliable sources. " Typically, Apple products are produced in China, but Macotakara said its source could not confirm whether production had begun there. iPad mini: Rumor round-up The Macotakara report comes the same day as Fortune magazine cited a big Apple investor saying that the company will send out media invites next Wednesday to an iPad mini event.
June 18, 2012 |
Apple launched and announced a lot of new stuff last week at its Worldwide Developers Conference, but afterward it quietly made a few other changes too, including releasing a new case for the iPad. The iPad Smart Case went on sale on Apple's website after WWDC's keynote ended, which is around the same time other changes went into effect as well, including a minorly improved new line of Mac Pros . The new iPad Smart Case is like the Smart Cover released last year with the iPad 2 but fully encloses the iPad around its back as well.
March 6, 2012 |
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.
February 13, 2012 |
And the launch date of the Apple iPad 3 will be? For the record, Apple hasn't said yet, but the latest rumor is that the iPad 3 (or whatever it will be called) will be unveiled March 7. On Monday, the website iMore reported that "sources who have been reliable in the past" told it that Apple's next iPad will launch March 7 and pack a retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, a quad-cord processor and "possibly 4G LTE networking. " The retina display, the quad-core CPU and the 4G rumors all line up with the speculation that has been circulating for months, but iMore's report of a March 7 launch date is new. Shortly after, Apple-centric blog The Loop quoted iMore's report and simply added, "Yep.
March 28, 2012 |
Apple is offering refunds for the 4G variation of its third-generation iPad in Australia after a consumer group accused the tech giant of misleading consumers there. The new iPad's 4G variant doesn't run on Australia's 4G LTE network, despite being sold as the "iPad Wi-Fi + 4G" in that country, according to the Sydney Morning Herald . The 4G iPad runs on the 4G LTE networks of AT&T and Verizon in the U.S., and LTE networks in Canada. But in Australia, the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G runs only on 3G networks.
March 20, 2012 |
Apple's new iPad is the hottest gadget on the market right now -- selling hot and possibly running hot too. According to a test, the third-generation iPad can reportedly run as much as 18% hotter than the iPad 2. Consumer Reports said on Tuesday that it planned some tests of its own to figure out what's going on. "We're doing some scientific analysis with thermal imaging," Consumer Reports spokesman James McQueen told Bloomberg. "We're also going to check with our health experts, to see whether it's an injury risk.
March 7, 2012 |
Apple's iPad, as well as other tablets and a sea of smartphones, have changed the face of video games over the last few years. In seeing the unveiling of the new iPad on Wednesday, I couldn't help but wonder what the latest Apple tablet might mean for gamers such as myself. It's because of the iPad, the iPhone -- and competing devices such as the dozens of rivals running Google's Android operating system -- that the casual gaming series Angry Birds is known to about as many kids nowadays as characters such as Nintendo's Mario and Link from the Zelda line of games, as well as Microsoft's Master Chief from the fantastic Halo shooter games.
March 22, 2012 |
So you have one of the 3 million -plus new iPads sold over the last week. What's not to love about it? We've got a running list: Say what, no Siri? Most people thought that Siri on the new iPad was a gimme. Nope. Instead it has a scaled back version -- dictation. The feature is quite good, but you can't tell your iPad to look anything up or schedule appointments. Matt Peckham of Time's Techland surmised that Siri just wasn't ready for the iPad. Jason D. O'Grady at ZDNet, however, thinks it comes down to making sense of dollars , that Apple may be reserving it for the phone: "If you want Siri, buy an iPhone.
February 20, 2012 |
Apple's fight for the iPad trademark in China has hit yet another snag. On Monday, a lawyer for Shenzhen-based Proview Technology told the Associated Press that a Chinese court ruled that retailers should stop selling the iPad. Xie Xianghui, the Proview lawyer, told the AP that the Intermediate People's Court in the southern Chinese city of Huizhou made the ruling Friday. Apple officials were unavailable for comment Monday. "The ruling, which was also reported widely in China's state media, may not have a far-reaching effect," the AP said in its report.
November 1, 2012 |
It's time to set the record straight: The iPad mini has stereo speakers. After some initial confusion, it has been confirmed on multiple fronts, including by Apple, that the company's upcoming iPad mini has two speakers built for stereo sound. The confusion began last week immediately after Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller announced the smaller Apple tablet. Schiller touted all of the mini's features -- the 7.9-inch screen, its pencil-like thinness and notepad-like weight.