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  • To Mini Or To Air, That Is The iPad Question

    To Mini Or To Air, That Is The iPad Question

    Pop quiz, hot shot. You walk into an Apple Store to buy the new iPad. But there are two new iPads. The iPad Air and the new iPad mini. You can only buy one. What do you do? What — do — you — do? The new retina iPad mini is great. It’s everything you loved about the first iPad mini, but upgraded in the two most important ways: a sharper screen and faster speed. Both… Read More

  • “It’s Just A Big iPod Touch”

    “It’s Just A Big iPod Touch”

    Over the weekend, I got two emails from my mother. The most interesting aspect of them was the sign-off at the bottom: “Sent from my iPad”. This stood out to me for two reasons: First, I’ve now been using the iPad Air for the past couple of weeks, and thinking a lot about the state of the product. Second, this is my mother using an iPad. An iPad! Regularly! On a scale of 1 to… Read More

  • iPad Air | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: iPad Air

    With the new iPad Air, the question isn’t whether or not the new tablet will fly or die. The question, rather, is whether or not you should upgrade from an older-gen iPad to the iPad air or to the iPad mini? In truth, it all comes down to use cases. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Hocus Pocus

    Gillmor Gang: Hocus Pocus

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — find themselves in a quandary over Steven Elop’s alleged exit strategy for Microsoft. Is he really serious, dumping XBox and casting aside Bing? Or is this just a magician’s sleight of hand, misdirecting the attention from the more radical idea of abandoning Windows to… Read More

  • Apple’s iPad Air Cost-To-Build Estimated At Less Than iPad 3 At Launch

    Apple’s iPad Air Cost-To-Build Estimated At Less Than iPad 3 At Launch

    Apple has released its iPad Air, and while we don’t yet know how many it sold during opening weekend (it’s likely waiting to reveal launch numbers until the iPad mini with Retina display goes on sale), we do know that it seems to be enjoying strong adoption rates. The cost of building this latest iPad should help Apple’s product margins, too, if a teardown by analyst firm… Read More

  • iPad Air Adoption 5X That Of iPad 4 After Opening Weekend, Says Fiksu

    iPad Air Adoption 5X That Of iPad 4 After Opening Weekend, Says Fiksu

    Apple may indeed have attracted a much broader audience of upgraders for its redesigned 9.7-inch iPad versus last year, according to new early data from mobile app analytics firms. The iPad Air enjoyed somewhere around five times the first weekend adoption of the fourth generation iPad, according to Fiksu, and just under four times that of the iPad mini, which went on sale at the same time as… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

    Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — move further and further toward the Golden Age of Push Notification. What some see as a fragmented sea of apps, others see as a ripe opportunity to unify notifications as the successor to email, social streaming to the core. As Windows gets sucked into the tidal wave of mobility… Read More

  • iFixit’s iPad Air Teardown Reveals Tightly Packed Innards Dominated By A Big Battery

    iFixit’s iPad Air Teardown Reveals Tightly Packed Innards Dominated By A Big Battery

    Apple’s iPad Air goes on sale today – it’s easily the best iPad Apple’s put out so far, but we’re waiting with bated breath for the iPad mini with Retina display. Until then, however, the Air is also the most remarkable feat of engineering in any tablet device in terms of what goes on under the hood, or at least that’s what it looks like based on… Read More

  • iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again

    iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again

    Apple introduced two new iPads this month at a special event in San Francisco on October 22, and the first of those to go on sale is the iPad Air, which is in stores and on virtual shelves this Friday, November 1. After a week with Apple’s newest 9.7-inch device, it’s clear there’s a new champion of the large tablet market, and one that breathes new life into… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s New iPad Air And Traveling With Gadgets

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s New iPad Air And Traveling With Gadgets

    Guten Tag, and welcome to a very special (Saturday) edition of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. This week, Apple unveiled the iPad Air, the thinnest, lightest, and most powerful iPad yet. But is it an upgrade worth your cash? Is it light enough to truly become a one-handed device, as MG Siegler suggests? Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Free as a Bird

    Gillmor Gang: Free As A Bird

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — recorded a Tuesday evening session in the wake of Apple’s iPad refresh announcements. Tim Cook cemented control of the company by open-pricing apps and OS for the price of the hardware. In so doing, Apple did what Google has been doing for years: free upgrades to enhance the… Read More