iPad

  • 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 are… 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 10… 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 IHS iSuppli (via… 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 the… Read More

  • JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

    JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

    Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its competitors. There was outcry about how close it was, about how the JD Power chart and scoring (835 to… 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 iFixit's traditional day one teardown of the… Read More

  • Groupon Redesigns Web And Mobile Apps To Focus On Personalization, Local And Search

    Groupon Redesigns Web And Mobile Apps To Focus On Personalization, Local And Search

    Groupon hasn’t had a great go of things since becoming a publicly traded company; founder and CEO Andrew Mason was ejected earlier this year, and its so-called “third-party” or daily deal revenue seems to be in a state of continuing decline as more customers shy away from or ignore those emails offering flash sales. But under current CEO Eric Lefkofsky, the focus has shifted to a… Read More

  • iPad Air Review

    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 Apple's original slab-style… Read More

  • Apple Sold 33.8 Million iPhones, 14.1 Million iPads, And 4.6 Million Macs In Q4 2013

    Apple Sold 33.8 Million iPhones, 14.1 Million iPads, And 4.6 Million Macs In Q4 2013

    Well, folks, Apple has just put up some mixed numbers in its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings release -- $37.5 billion in revenue and $7.5 billion in net profit to be exact -- but how exactly did the tech titan fare in terms of hardware sales? This time around Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones (which it notes is a record for Q4), 14.1 million iPads and 4.6 million Macs during the quarter. Read More

  • Two iPads To Tango

    Two iPads To Tango

    I walked into today's Apple event positive that the iPad mini with a retina display, if unveiled, would be the one iPad to rule them all. I was sure that such a device would so thoroughly upstage the 9.7-inch iPad, that there would be no shortage of folks wondering why the larger sibling even continued to exist. And actually, that proved to be prescient. Apple no longer sells the device simply… Read More