iPad Pro vs. iPad mini

This might be why the iPad mini 3 didn’t get a major update this year

By on November 3, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

This might be why the iPad mini 3 didn’t get a major update this year

Even though Apple released two new iPad models this year, including the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, only the 9.7-inch version received a significant upgrade, with the mini model only getting a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an extra color option. A report from Chinese publication Economic Daily News suggests that starting next year, Apple will discontinue the iPad mini line and replace it with the bigger 12.2-inch iPad Pro model. More →

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iPad Air 2 Release Date

You can preorder the brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 starting right now

By on October 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM.

You can preorder the brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 starting right now

The leadup to iPad preorders isn’t exactly the insanity we see when new iPhones are about to go on sale, but it’s still an exciting time for Apple fans. Now, however, the wait is over and Apple’s brand new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are both available for purchase ahead of their respective launches next week. More →

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iPad Mini 2 Vs. iPad Mini 3

There is literally one reason to buy the iPad mini 3… and it’s not even a very good one

By on October 16, 2014 at 3:13 PM.

There is literally one reason to buy the iPad mini 3… and it’s not even a very good one

Apple unveiled several new products today and most of them — particularly the iPad Air 2 and the iMac Retina — look positively fantastic. But I simply have to call B.S. on the new iPad mini 3, Apple’s  new miniature tablet that barely merited a mention at its press event, and for very good reason: There’s basically almost no reason at all anyone should buy one. More →

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Best Place To Sell Used iPad

Buying a new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini? Here’s where to sell your old iPad for the most money

By on October 16, 2014 at 2:38 PM.

Buying a new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini? Here’s where to sell your old iPad for the most money

Apple’s 2014 iPad models are incremental updates this year, as we have all expected for months. In fact at this point it seems like everyone knows the drill. The second-generation iPad Air 2 and third-generation iPad mini both feature upgraded specs highlighted by the new A8X processor, and they also finally include Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor that was introduced last year on the iPhone 5s.

Apple fans with last year’s iPad Air or iPad mini might find it a bit difficult to open their wallets for these relatively minor upgrades, but those with a need for speed will definitely want Apple’s latest and greatest. And anyone with an older iPad model or a first-generation iPad mini will definitely want to consider a new tablet.

But don’t let those old iPads sit and collect dust. There are plenty of places you can sell your used iPads to help pay for your new ones, and a roundup published on Thursday shows the best places to go if you want top dollar for your old iPad. More →

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iPad mini 3 Release Date Price

Apple announces the iPad mini 3

By on October 16, 2014 at 2:03 PM.

Apple announces the iPad mini 3

The second Apple event of the fall is underway and the company has already unveiled the iPad Air 2. Next up is the second tablet of the day — the iPad mini 3. The latest iPad mini didn’t get much stage time, but Apple delved into a few specifications: the iPad mini 3 will feature a 7.9-inch Retina display, 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities, FaceTime HD camera, 802.11n WiFi with MIMO and, of course, Touch ID. More →

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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Release Date

These are Apple’s brand new iPads: iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

By on October 15, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

These are Apple’s brand new iPads: iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

While various reports are offering contradicting versions on the number of new iPads Apple is expected to launch on Wednesday, Apple has cleared the waters, as it leaked its 2014 iPad models ahead of the big reveal, 9to5Mac has discovered. More →

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Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Specs

Forget the Nexus 9: Sony just unveiled a PS4-ready iPad mini rival

By on September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM.

Forget the Nexus 9: Sony just unveiled a PS4-ready iPad mini rival

In addition to the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact flagship smartphones, and the budget Xperia E3, Sony also unveiled a new tablet at IFA 2014 called the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that the company claims is the “world’s slimmest and lightest compact tablet.” More →

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iPad Mini Price Cut

Apple reportedly agrees to iPad mini price cuts to prevent further market share drop

By on September 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Apple reportedly agrees to iPad mini price cuts to prevent further market share drop

Apple has reportedly agreed to lower the price of its Wi-Fi-only 16GB iPad mini that’s usually priced at $299 in order to counter slower iPad sales this quarter. Digitimes says that the iPad maker has recently “cooperated” with U.S. retailers including Best Buy and Amazon to cut the iPad mini’s price. More →

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iPad mini Air and iPad Pro Rumors

Crazy rumors say thinner iPad mini ‘Air’ is coming soon, 12.9-inch iPad Pro set for 2015

By on July 22, 2014 at 2:25 PM.

Crazy rumors say thinner iPad mini ‘Air’ is coming soon, 12.9-inch iPad Pro set for 2015

The iPhone 6 may be the hottest device coming from Apple this year, but that doesn’t mean the company has stopped working on some other interesting products. A new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News says Apple will soon launch an even slimmer iPad mini model, and that it’s still working on a bigger iPad Pro version. More →

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iPhone 6 Photos

iPhone 6 and next-gen Retina iPad mini rendered by design master

By on July 21, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

iPhone 6 and next-gen Retina iPad mini rendered by design master

We have seen dozens of dummy mockups of Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 over the past few months, and the odds are very good that we can expect Apple’s actual iPhone 6 to resemble them when it launches sometime this fall. But according to a recent report from Nikkei, which has a very good track record when it comes to Apple’s unreleased devices, these iPhone 6 mockups feature a massive design flaw compared to Apple’s real next-generation smartphone that will completely change the look of the device.

Thankfully, we can now see what Apple’s iPhone 6 might look like without that big flaw, courtesy of one of the best in the business. More →

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Surface Mini Release Date

Microsoft’s iPad mini rival reportedly back on track for a summer launch

By on July 7, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Microsoft’s iPad mini rival reportedly back on track for a summer launch

Has Microsoft finally found the key differentiated functionality that will make its Surface mini tablet a hit? According to earlier reports, Microsoft cancelled plans to unveil its smaller Surface tablet at the last minute this past May when the realization set in that consumers likely would have no reason to purchase the Windows RT slate over the similarly sized iPad mini or Android tablets. According to a new report, however, plans to launch the Surface mini are now back on. More →

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Next-Gen iPad Mini Photos Leak

New leak may be our first look at the next-gen iPad mini

By on June 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

New leak may be our first look at the next-gen iPad mini

The biggest two items on Apple’s fall release schedule are going to be the iPhone 6 and the yet-to-be-seen iWatch, but we shouldn’t forget that the company’s popular tablets are due to get new models as well. MacRumors directs our attention to a new picture published at Taiwanese website Apple.club.tw that shows a mockup of the iPhone 6 sitting on top of what appears to be the next-generation iPad mini and the next-generation iPad Air. MacRumors notes that we really can’t tell very much about the new iPad mini from the leaked picture although it does seemingly show that Apple’s newest mini tablet will indeed have the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system that was first unveiled with the iPhone 5s. More →

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