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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Apple may be working on a few wild prototypes, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek wrote in a research note to investors, including a 4-inch OLED iPhone that transforms into an iPad mini. Apparently, Misek got wind of various Apple prototypes from Asian suppliers, although MacRumors suggests the company might keep such prototypes close to the chest, producing them in-house or in very small quantities by certain partners. More →