"Today we're revolutionizing pricing," said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, right before announcing that the company would be giving away OS X Mavericks, Apple's new flagship Mac operating system. On the screen behind him, the word "Free" appeared from behind a glimmer of light, one of the hokey slide animations … Read more
Previous rumors about limited supply of Apple's iPad Mini Retina seem to be coming true.
Apple's updated iPad Mini page states that the new Retina version of Apple's most popular iPad won't be available until "later in November" (see image at top).
But even when the $399 tablet (starting price) becomes available in November, the initial supply may be a relative trickle if demand goes through the roof.
"The supply for that product is severely constrained," said Rhoda Alexander, director of Tablet and Monitor Research at IHS iSuppli.
"We don't … Read more
Lines are likely to begin forming shortly for Apple's new iPads. The company unveiled two new models at a special fall press event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The iPad Mini with Retina Display now includes a faster processor, improved graphics, and a high-resolution screen, and the larger iPad also received an improved design and a performance boost.
The Air completely replaces last year's fourth-generation iPad, its most relevant new features being the faster A7 processor, a new iPad Mini-inspired design, and coming in at a light 1 pound.
Clearly, the second-generation Mini got more elbow grease out of the two. It receives a higher-resolution Retina Display, which ups the pixel density by quite a bit. It also benefits from Apple undercutting the original Mini with the … Read more
T-Mobile fans have a reason to be excited after Tuesday's iPad event.
Apple's Web site lists T-Mobile as an option for both the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina Display with Wi-Fi and cellular data. This is the first time Apple tablets will be available on the carrier.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere also tweeted the news after Apple's event, saying the iPad Air will be available on November 1 and the iPad Mini with Retina Display will be available later in the month.
Apple on Tuesday announced refreshes to its Mac and MacBook line of computers at a special fall press event in San Francisco. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display received a boost to Intel's new Haswell processor and improved battery life.
The 13-inch model is lighter and thinner than its predecessor, and includes a fourth-generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, Iris Graphics, and a 128GB solid-state drive. The 15-inch model is equipped with a fourth-generation 2.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Iris Pro Graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
Both models … Read more
When buyers pick up their new, thinner iPad Air or Retina Display iPad Mini in November, Apple will also be ready with accessories to protect them. At today's iPad event in San Francisco, Apple announced new leather Smart Cases for its freshly announced tablet products.
The new covers offer all-around coverage for the tablets, combining the rear and edge protection of the iPhone 5S' new case with the screen protection of a Smart Cover.
Like the new iPhone's case, these Smart Cases will be made of dyed leather on the outside that is available in six colors: brown, … Read more
Apple's iPad Mini finally has a Retina Display just like its bigger brother.
The new version of the 7.9-inch tablet will offer buyers a 2,048x1,536 resolution, the same as that found on the new iPad Air and a hefty bump from the original Mini's 1,024x768 resolution, Apple revealed Tuesday at its iPad launch event.
The new resolution packs in 326 pixels per inch, compared with 163 ppi on the first Mini model. Also found on the last few iPhones, the last two 9.7-inch iPads, and the MacBook Pro, Apple's Retina Display is … Read more
As exciting as the prospect of a new iPad may be for some, not everyone will share in the enthusiasm. To that end, I've compiled the top alternatives for both the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display.
These are all high-quality tablets that offer some unique features you won't find on Apple's slates.
The iPad Mini will finally sport a Retina Display. But will we see it on Tuesday?
Citing information from Apple's component suppliers, The Wall Street Journal said Monday that "Apple is now readying a revamped iPad Mini with a high-resolution 'Retina' Display." The Journal's careful wording suggests that the new high-res Mini is in the works but doesn't specifically say it will take its bow at Apple's media event on Tuesday.
Prior reports have been on the fence over if and when a Retina iPad Mini will see the light of day. Some analysts … Read more