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.
February 27, 2011 |
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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.
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.
April 18, 2012 |
Chatter about an iPad mini just won't settle. Another analyst just added fuel to this hot-air balloon with a note to clients. But revisiting Steve Jobs' take on going smaller might just deflate some of this speculation. This week, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu wrote that a 7- or 8-inch screen with resolution that's comparable to the first- and second-generation iPads is feasible, according to Barron's . "From a competitive standpoint, we believe an iPad mini with a lower price point would be the competition's worst nightmare," Wu wrote.
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.
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.