iPad Air 2 Bend Test

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

By on October 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

The reason the “bend test” videos for the iPhone 6 Plus went viral is that they raised questions about whether the device would bend just from carrying it around in your pants pocket. This shouldn’t be a concern for anyone who owns an iPad Air 2, since the tablet was never intended to be carried around in your pants pocket and we can’t imagine any reason for a sane person to do so. All the same, that hasn’t stopped YouTuber Marvin Macht from putting the iPad Air 2 through a bend test of his own and the tablet predictably did not hold up well under pressure. More →

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12-inch Sony iPad Pro Tablet

The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition

By on October 24, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition

Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad model, referred to unofficially as the iPad Pro, is supposed to arrive at some point in 2015 according to certain reports, while others say the device is not considered “official” at Apple yet. Assuming Apple is going forward with iPad Pro plans, the gigantic tablet won’t be the only tablet to sport a bigger than 10-inch display next year. Digitimes has learned from Taiwan-based suppliers that several companies are working on large-size tablets supposed to launch next year in the first or second quarter. More →

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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Surface

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

The first-generation Surface RT was a notorious bomb but Microsoft has diligently kept refining its Surface tablet models and has seen some impressive sales growth over the past year. According to Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report that it released on Thursday, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenue, which is more than twice the $400 million in Surface revenue Microsoft reported in Q1 2014 and a sequential improvement from the $409 million in Surface revenue that the company posted in Q4 2014. More →

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iPad Air 2 vs. Nexus 9 Benchmark

The iPad Air 2 just beat the only other tablet worth looking at

By on October 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

The iPad Air 2 just beat the only other tablet worth looking at

The first iPad Air 2 benchmarks suggested earlier this week that Apple’s latest flagship tablet is even more powerful than initially believed, even though it didn’t manage to outscore the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s tablet/laptop 2-in-1 device. However, more benchmark test results have surfaced since then, revealing the iPad Air 2 beats in tests the only brand new iPad rival that matters. More →

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iPar Air 2 iFixit Teadown

This might just be the most amazing thing about the iPad Air 2

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

This might just be the most amazing thing about the iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2 is officially available in stores, so it’s not really surprising to see the guys over at iFixit publish their official iPad Air 2 teardown. The slimmer-than-ever iPad Air 2 can be easily torn apart if you’ve got the right tools, but it’s not easy to repair, receiving a 2 out of 10 repaiarability score from the teardown experts. However, iFixit did manage to shed more light on the internal components of the iPad Air 2, many of which have been detailed in previous leaks and reports.

In the process, however, the publication made some interesting discoveries. More →

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iPad Air 2 16GB Vs. 64GB

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

By on October 22, 2014 at 11:09 AM.

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

Earlier this month, we knocked Apple for releasing a new version of the Retina iPad mini that was literally the exact same as last year’s model except for the addition Touch ID and the option to buy it in gold. Now famed Apple blogger John Gruber, in his otherwise laudatory review for the new iPad Air 2, singles out another point of criticism about the company’s newest tablets: Namely, he doesn’t think there’s any reason for Apple to release larger iPads with only 16GB of storage anymore. More →

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iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3

Benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 has only one rival in terms of overall performance

By on October 22, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

Benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 has only one rival in terms of overall performance

Benchmark scores for the iPad Air 2 have started coming in and as you’d expect they’re very impressive so far. But let’s put this into context: How do the Geekbench scores for the iPad Air 2 stack up against rival tablets? As you’ll see in a comparison chart made by Laptop Mag, the iPad Air 2 really only has one rival in terms of overall performance and that’s Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. More →

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iPad Air 2 Benchmark A8X CPU

Benchmark suggests the iPad Air 2 will be even more powerful than you imagined

By on October 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

Benchmark suggests the iPad Air 2 will be even more powerful than you imagined

Apple has yet to officially release the exact specifications for the pumped-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, but these new benchmarks show the immense power that iPad Air 2 will have by suggesting the device’s CPU will have 2GB of RAM and 3-core CPU.

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iPad Air 2 vs iPad mini 3 vs iPad Air vs iPad mini 2

Apple now makes 56 different iPads – here’s how to choose the right one for you

By on October 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple now makes 56 different iPads – here’s how to choose the right one for you

Apple last week unveiled two new iPad models, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3 — though only the iPad Air 2 received a significant upgrade — making the new devices available for purchase almost immediately. Many older models are still officially available on Apple’s site and in stores, including the original iPad mini that sells for just $249.

As Forbes points out, from $249 to $829 there are 56 different iPad configurations to choose from, with users having to decide on various factors including size (two options), memory (four choices, but not available across the board), colors (up to three versions), wireless connectivity (two options), and whether they need a fingerprint scanner in their iPad or not. 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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How Thin Is The iPad Air 2

You’ll be amazed by how much the iPad has evolved in just four years

By on October 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM.

You’ll be amazed by how much the iPad has evolved in just four years

Remember when the first iPad came out and Steve Jobs boasted about how thin, light and, yes, “magical” it was? Well it’s now more than four years since the first iPad came out and the device that wowed the tech world back in 2010 looks positively bulky compared to what Apple just unveiled this week in the form of the iPad Air 2. More →

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