October 23, 2012 |
Apple unexpectedly introduced the fourth generation of its 9.7-inch iPad tablet Tuesday. The Cupertino-based tech company said the new generation will include the company's new Lightning dock connector as well as a new A6X processor chip. The new chip is twice as fast as the one in the third-generation iPad. Apple also said the new chip would deliver much better graphics performance. PHOTOS: Apple unveils iPad mini Additionally, the updated iPad will include an improved front-facing camera, which now shoots video in 720p HD. Apple said the Wi-Fi 16 GB iPad will still start at $499, while the cellular-connected version will also continue to start at $629.
April 16, 2012 |
By the end of April, the new iPad will be in 21 more countries, according to Apple. And billboards across America have finally shifted from touting iPad 2 to the new iPad just in time for the roll out -- everywhere else. Starting Friday, consumers in 12 countries including South Korea will be able to purchase the third-generation tablet. The other 11 are Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Malaysia, Panama, St. Maarten, Uruguay and Venezuela. A week later, that Retina display goes to Colombia, Estonia, India, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa and Thailand.
October 23, 2012 |
Today is the day Apple is expected to debut the iPad mini (or, possibly, iPad Air). We'll be live-tweeting the media event, which starts at 10 a.m. Pacific time, from the California Theatre in San Jose. The Tech Now blog will also publish posts as news happens, so check back with us to see what's new with the iPad and other company announcements. If you're wondering what to expect from Apple, tech blogger Sal Rodriguez has a roundup of iPad mini rumors from the last few months.
March 26, 2012 |
Are you damaging your new iPad just by charging it? That seems to be what Apple is suggesting in response to questions about whether the third-generation iPad continues to charge even after the battery indicator reads 100%. Last week, DisplayMate Technologies reported discrepancies between the charge indicator and the power available. According to DisplayMate President Raymond Soneira, if you stop charging the iPad when the indicator reads 100%, you're really only about 90% charged . This means you probably won't get the maximum running time you'd expect from a fully charged device.
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.
February 27, 2011 |
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April 9, 2012 |
There's a thin line between a brand becoming ubiquitous and becoming generic. And no premium brand wants to be generic. Some experts say that Apple's iPad as a tablet-segment leader may now be facing that. "For the vast majority, the idea of a tablet is really captured by the idea of an iPad," says Josh Davis, a manager at Abt Electronics in Chicago. "They gave birth to the whole category and brought it to life. " A company's biggest fear is that its brand name becomes so commonly used that a judge rules it too "generic" to be a trademark.
March 7, 2012 |
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 |
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.