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
Apple, you've got yourself some cojones.
I mean, when the iPad Mini first debuted a year ago (almost to the day), most observers were surprised by the rather steep $329 starting price -- especially considering the much cheaper small-tablet alternatives from the likes of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google.
But, hey, people seemed to like the form factor. The only thing missing was a Retina Display, which everyone expected in the iPad Mini 2. And, sure enough, the new iPad Mini with Retina Display has ... well, it's right there in the name. Starting price: $399.
Wait, what? … 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
The iPad Air and Mini got Apple's A7 chip.
That's essentially the same chip as the one in the iPhone 5S. It's a 64-bit processor and uses the M7 motion coprocessor.
Apple's Phil Schiller said the 9.7-inch iPad Air is 72 times faster than the original iPad in graphics processor unit (GPU) performance.
It's also 7.5mm thick, 20 percent thinner than the 9.4mm iPad 4. But, again, the same silicon is used in the much-smaller iPhone 5S, so Apple presumably doesn't have a problem integrating the A7 it into the thinner … 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
For Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops, it's all about the new Intel processors and graphics, better battery life, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks, of course.
As expected, Apple refreshed its Apple MacBook Pro models to take advantage of the new OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system. Like the 2013 versions of both the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air released in June, the 2013 MacBook Pro models get Intel's fourth-gen Core i-series of powerful yet power-saving mobile processors.