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  • iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Available, Now More Portable And Powerful

    iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Available, Now More Portable And Powerful

    Apple’s latest iPad update includes a redesigned iPad Air, just one year after the device was first introduced. Typically, Apple keeps the outside case design on mobile gadgets around for two years before switching things up, so the new slimmer Air is a remarkable feat in terms of hardware engineering. The new iPad also now comes in a gold color option, and packs a better camera… Read More

  • Hands On With The iPad Air 2

    Hands On With The iPad Air 2

    The new iPad Air feels a lot like the old iPad Air, and that’s a good thing, But it’s amazing the difference that shaving just a little more off of the thickness of the device can do, in terms of its overall presence in the hand. This iPad Air definitely feels more portable, and I’d imagine will be a lot more comfortable to hold over longer periods, thanks to the additional… Read More

  • Potential iPad Air 2 Leaks Show A Thinner Case, And The Arrival Of Touch ID

    Potential iPad Air 2 Leaks Show A Thinner Case, And The Arrival Of Touch ID

    Apple’s rumored October 16 event is approaching on the horizon, and so far we’ve heard relatively little about what might be unveiled. We have heard that updated iMacs are likely on the way, however, as well as a new iPad Air. The Air sequel is said to be thinner and lighter, according to existing rumors, and now Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn (via 9to5Mac) is showing off pictures of… Read More

  • Apple’s iPad Update Plans Could Put Gold First And Offer 12.9″ Model For 2015

    Apple’s iPad Update Plans Could Put Gold First And Offer 12.9″ Model For 2015

    Apple could add gold to the menu for the next version of the 9.7-inch iPad Air, according to Bloomberg, and then introduce a 12.9-inch version of its tablet next year. This is in line with rumors we’ve heard from Bloomberg before, which pegged a large-screen iPad as being added to the lineup back in August. But the note regarding the color update for the new iPad is interesting in that… Read More

  • Apple iPad And OS X Event Tipped For October

    Apple iPad And OS X Event Tipped For October

    Apple has just had a splashy September launch event for the iPhone 6, but it is also gearing up for an October event to showcase new iPad and Mac hardware, plus OS X Yosemite. Bloomberg is reporting a “mid-October” launch event timeframe, and AppleInsider echoes those claims, while Daily Dot’s Michah Singleton says that October 21 will be the specific day. We’ve also… Read More

  • Analyst Expects iWatch In Two Sizes, 128GB iPhone And iPad Air 2 Reveal Next Week

    Analyst Expects iWatch In Two Sizes, 128GB iPhone And iPad Air 2 Reveal Next Week

    In general, the anticipations of analysts are things you can safely ignore, but a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac) is worth a look, especially given his track record of successfully predicting Apple’s product roadmap – and according to Kuo, there’s a lot in store for us next week at Apple’s special event, including a new iPad. So far… Read More

  • Apple’s Next iPad Could Sport Anti-Reflective Coating For Easier Daylight Use

    Apple’s Next iPad Could Sport Anti-Reflective Coating For Easier Daylight Use

    Apple has a new iPad that has just gone into production, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The next Apple tablet will reportedly will reportedly come in both 9.7-inch (iPad Air) and 7.9-inch (iPad mini) flavors, per the news network’s sources, and will be equipped with a new anti-reflective coating that should make it easier to read in bright light situations. The new iPads could… Read More

  • NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s Largest Carrier, To Start Carrying The iPad Air And iPad Mini 2 On June 10

    NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s Largest Carrier, To Start Carrying The iPad Air And iPad Mini 2 On June 10

    Apple announced today that it will begin to sell the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in Japan on NTT DOCOMO’s network starting June 10. NTT DOCOMO is the country’s largest carrier and what is notable about the announcement is that it has taken a relatively long time for company to start offering the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, which were both released… Read More

  • Apple Gets Serious About The iPad’s Creative Power In New Ad

    Apple Gets Serious About The iPad’s Creative Power In New Ad

    Apple aired a new iPad advertisement during the NFL playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers today, and it’s all about creativity. It’s no secret that Apple wants to push the creative aspect of its mobile devices, which are still seen largely as consumption gadgets, and this new ad embraces a grand vision of iOS as fertile ground for inspiration… Read More

  • 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