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February 27, 2011 | By Judi Dash, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Accessory Workshop’s tyPad Bluetooth Enabled Keyboard Case ($99.99) is a folding, leatherette iPad case with a built-in, Bluetooth-enabled wireless keyboard. The case, which also functions as an iPad stand, offers a compact alternative to the iPad’s touch screen. It includes a rechargeable lithium battery and a USB port connector and cable for charging the device. Info: tyPad , (888) 691-3047
November 1, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
March 7, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Apple's new iPad is here and we've reported the full details on specs , but you might be wondering what it looks like, how it responds and whether or not it's worth dumping your first generation iPad or iPad 2 for an upgrade. While we can't answer all of those questions today (I'll be writing up a full review of the new iPad soon), my colleague David Sarno shot some video (see above) and shared some first impressions from the floor of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Apple unveiled its third-generation tablet on Wednesday.
October 1, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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 | 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.
October 24, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
I got my hands on Apple's newly unveiled iPad mini at the company's launch event Tuesday, and for those of you who can't wait for the Nov. 2 release, here are some initial thoughts. Like the iPhone 5, the first thing I noticed about the 7.9-inch tablet was how light it is. And, as Apple executives promised, it does fit comfortably in one hand. (One tech analyst who was also at the event told me he was able to slip the device, which is 7.9 inches tall by 5.3 inches wide, into his back pocket, though he worried about sitting down and breaking it.)
February 13, 2012 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
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 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
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.
October 16, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Tablets have been the talk of the day as old rivals Apple and Microsoft both made news Tuesday with their respective upcoming gadgets: the rumored iPad mini and the Surface tablet. Most notably, Apple finally sent out the long-awaited invite for a media event next Tuesday at San Jose's California Theatre. The event will start at 10 a.m. PDT, and there Apple is widely expected to announce the iPad mini, a tablet with a 7.85-inch screen. The iPad mini is expected to be available in various models, with the lower-end starting somewhere in the $250 to $300 price range.
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