Posts tagged with: iPad 2
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    Earlier this week we saw Apple distribute iOS 8.1.1 to its userbase, resolving a few bugs and delivering what were supposed to be performance improvements for older Apple hardware like the iPhone 4S, which had been struggling to meet the demands of iOS 8 with aging A5 SoCs and just 512 MB of RAM. Did Apple succeed in its goal? Some real-world testing suggests it did to an extent, though even these tweaks are insufficient to bring these models back to previous levels of performance. In an array of timed tests, iPhone 4S hardware completed tasks in essentially the same amount of time running ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8.1.1 yesterday brought some much-needed repair to those of you running the OS on legacy devices like the iPhone 4s and iPad 2. I personally still use an iPhone 4s for my running routine, and after testing it today, I did notice a much more fluid response from both the operating system, and the third-party apps that I have installed. Apple did mention that there were other bug fixes in this software update for existing devices as well, but what the company didn't mention was an added bonus to iPad users. User forums have already begun to report that iOS 8.1.1 is ...

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    Many boast that Apple's support for legacy devices is better than its competitors, and in a way, we could say that is true. You can walk into any Apple Store and notice customers still getting support for Macs and iPhones that are years old, which is great, but that doesn't mean that Apple doesn't try to convince you to upgrade through some planned obsolescence. Many complained that even though the legacy iPhone 4s and iPad 2 were still supported by iOS 8, this slowed their devices to a crawl, and it seems that Apple has decided to address that. Apple has just launched iOS 8.1.1, which we ...

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    Last October, Apple's fourth-generation iPad came to a bit of an unceremonious end. Apple introduced the world to the new iPad Air, and that was all she wrote for the iPad 4 – Apple scrapped the tablet from its retail lineup, keeping the iPad 2 around as the more affordable option for shoppers who don't need to have the very latest model. That's how it's stayed ever since, but recent rumors have suggested that the iPad 2 is finally on the way out, and now our old friend the iPad 4 may be returning to take its place. Pricing would supposedly stay quite close to where the iPad 2 was, ...

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    The iPad 2 has always been one of the better, but also odder products that Apple has ever launched. For one, it's the longest living iPad, now already three years old, which is so weird if you consider that the first, third and fourth generation iPads were put to rest before their first anniversary. It's hard to tell what has made this particular iPad so special, but that's about to end. Sources close to Apple are reporting that: "the company has made the decision to ramp down iPad 2 production given that customers are resoundingly shifting purchases towards its more modern and capable ...

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    One of the biggest selling points for the iPad ever since the launch of Apple's first-generation tablet was its battery life. This is one of those few products that is rated for 10 hours of battery life, but that has gone for one or two hours more in every test that analysts have thrown at it. After four years of iPad, and lots of competing tablets from Android and Windows, you'd think that the iPad met its match, but that doesn't seem to be the case. New tests conducted by Which.co.uk show that the iPad continues to reign supreme in battery life when compared to every tablet in the ...

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    Just after Apple's quarter results were in, the IDC has already begun to put its numbers together regarding the tablet market. Traditionally the iPad has seen a decline in worldwide market share over the last couple of years with the obvious proliferation of cheap Android tablets, and more-affordable Windows tablets. Still it seems things are starting to change, and this time, for Apple's benefit. The IDC's latest results show that the iPad's market share grew during the holiday season. This leaves Apple owning 33.8% of the market share, up from 29.7% last quarter, which is definitely ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Unpacked event which is already scheduled for IFA in Berlin, and where we expect to see the Samsun Galaxy Note III. The HTC One Max is up next as we finally see the device in leaked photos. LG's G2 event is just days away and we have a leaked user manual, which reveals a couple of things from the final product. Spotify takes the spotlight next as the company is launching a new Browser feature that brings you curated playlists. We end today's news talking about how the Obama administration has vetoed the ITC ban on the iPhone 4 and ...

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    You'd think that Apple and Samsung will someday stop all the fighting and hatred, and specially given the fact that both these companies are such great partners when it comes to delivering the iPhones that many of us use, but who knows if that'll ever change. We all know that Samsung had requested a ban on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 recently through the ITC because of certain patent infringements, which the ITC did find Apple guilty of. The sentence would require Apple to halt the sales of any iOS product that came before the iPhone 4S or iPad with Retina Display, which at the moment are the ...

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    I've always been a huge fan of the Matrix Trilogy, and I'm sure many of you are as well. There's one thing I always remember the Oracle telling Neo when things began to get rough, and it was: "Everything that has a beginning must have an end". And it's true, regardless of where you heard the phrase, it's a fact of life that what goes up, must come down at some point. It happened to Apple in the early 80s, to IBM early last decade, to HP just a couple of years ago, to Palm in that same time period, Nokia, you name it. It's hard to determine what we should classify as basic human needs, ...

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    iOS 7 is one of those things that you'll either love, hate, or simply put-up with if you already own an iOS device. Some of us have been waiting for it for a long time. In full honesty, I think I was ready for a change even before Apple announced that there would be an iPad running it. Apple did a good job in polishing it and to keep me as their customer, but 2013 had to be a year of change for me, or else. Some people hated the previous version of iOS for Apple's choice in design, but I'll admit that I actually liked it. As fake as it could be, it did a good job in looking elegant on my ...

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    It's been two weeks since Apple released iOS 7 beta to developers, and even though it's a dramatic refresh to the user interface, that doesn't mean that like every piece of pre-production software, it didn't have its significant bugs. Apple has now released iOS 7 beta 2, and among the changes we have some apparent enhancements to how natural the voice of Siri is, the voice recorder app returns to the iPhone, and other bug fixes here and there. Probably the coolest news about this update is that iOS 7 now works on the iPad. In this video we go hands-on this new refresh to Apple's tablet ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and its release date for the US. Then we do some more Samsung talk as we've got another leak on the display size of the Galaxy Note III for this fall. Some deals are next as AT&T and Walmart have some significant discounts on smartphones for the rest of June. Apple's iOS 7 is next as we go through the recent launch of a beta for the iPad. We end today's show by talking about the iPhone 5S leak, which proves that there isn't a dual flash on the phone, but rather a light to assist the phone if the light is needed All ...

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    We apologize for some technical difficulties we had in uploading today's show. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC Butterfly s and what this means to a probable revamp of the HTC Droid DNA. We then talk about Nokia and all their tactics to make their July 11th event relevant. Case designers have also leaked the designs of the iPhone 5S and also the affordable iPhone that's also been rumored. iOS 7 for iPad was also revealed on video for those that were curious. We end today's show talking about the hidden menu in iOS 7 that was recently uncovered, and how this menu ...

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    So you jailbroke your iPhone or iPad after the evasi0n jailbreak process was released last week, but you discovered that it just wasn't for you. You prefer the stock feel of iOS over the seemingly never-ending sea of mods and tweaks. There's nothing to be ashamed of, and there's no reason to fret, even if you didn't backup before jailbreaking … like you should have. The unjailbreaking method is relatively quick and very easy. All you need is iTunes, your Lightning or 30-pin cable and your iDevice. A couple clicks and no more than a half-hour later, and you will be back ...

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    We've already shown you how easy it is to Jailbreak an iPhone or an iPad on iOS 6 with Evasi0n. We even gave you our Top 5 reasons why Jailbreaking is worth your time. Still, some of you wanted more. You didn't just want the reasons, but also the advantages of carrying a Jailbroken device. Well, since we love a good challenge, we've decided to prepare a couple of extra videos to show you can make the best out of your iOS device with a Jailbreak. For now, since Cydia is still on its knees trying to handle the demand, it's complex to get some of the best services that are paid for. We ...

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    To Jailbreak or not to Jailbreak, that's the question we've received everywhere for the last 24 hours since Evasi0n was released, and we do understand the concerns of many of you. The fact of the matter is that it's really a matter of personal preference, and while some may be extremely inclined to do it because of their daily needs of their iPhone or iPad, some users don't really use their iOS products in a way that would warrant it. Jailbreaking an iPhone is very different to rooting an Android device. On Android, rooting allows you to load custom ROMs that enable you to really push the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Jailbreak for all iOS 6 Compatible devices called Evasi0n. We then talk about the leaked T-Mobile roadmap, which is rumored to include the BlackBerry Z10 and an LTE-based Samsung Galaxy S III. The HTC M7 takes the spotlight next with good and bad rumors, which on the positive side talk about new camera technologies, but on the bad side include a delay to important carriers. Then we talk about the Nokia PureView EOS rumors for Windows Phone 8, which may come sooner than you think. We end today's show talking about Stephen Elop's recent ...

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    For those of you fans of the Jailbreak underworld, the time has come. Evasi0n was finally released today for all iOS 6 compatible devices, and it's as easy and stable as the most popular Jailbreaks we've seen in the past. Jailbreaking will allow you to side-load applications and services to iOS 6 that Apple has either not intended or not considered for your device. And as we historically know, many of these solutions have served to make iOS what it currently is since Apple has hired a couple of the developers behind some of the apps being offered. It's hard to answer the question: Why ...

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    When Apple released iOS 6 we knew that YouTube will go missing -- and it's been removed since Beta 4 -- alongside Google Maps, but Mountain View was quick to react and released a dedicated application which only supported the iPhone and not the iPad. Then then iPhone 5 came along and the app was displaying black bars at the top and bottom of the larger screen with larger resolution but all of these are sorted out now. The new version of YouTube not only adds support for the iPhone 5 -- getting rid of the black bars and displaying nice, full-screen videos -- but it now also supports Apple's ...

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    Yesterday Apple announced that the iPhone 5 will become available this month in 50+ additional countriesand now it's time for Cupertino's iTunes online store to make its way to the same number of markets. Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa are joining other regions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. The iTunes Store is now accessible in 119 countries for those who want to purchase content like music while more than 700,000 applications in the online market are available in 155 countries for iPhone and iPad users. Apple also just ...

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    According to the latest numbers released by Gartner for the third quarter of 2012, Android is leading the OS competition with more than 70%, followed by a distant Apple iOS and its close to 14%. Despite these figures Apple has managed to be the undisputed leader of Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, according to an IBM research. Overall, online sales grew year-on-year 17.4% on Thanksgiving Day and 20.7% on Black Friday; out of all these, mobile consumers accounted for 16.3%. Apple has managed to top the charts with the iPad and the iPhone, as follows: the iPad accounted for 9.8% ...

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    This is one of those rumors we've seen in the past, like the one where Samsung reportedly terminated its supply contract with Apple or the one concerning the alleged 20% price increase the South Korean manufacturer imposed for processors. Today's rumor refers to batteries and the report comes from China Business News. It claims that Apple has to turn to its alternative battery manufacturers -- Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery -- for the iPad (and MacBook Air) after Samsung reportedly halts supply. However, previous reports were all debunked and information denies ...

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    Apple's online Store might be down for the moment and it's probably because of the Black Friday deals which include, alongside iPads, computers, accessories and iPods. Keep on refreshing and you might get lucky! While an unlocked iPhone 5 is still not available from Apple -- and thus no discounts here -- you might want to take a look at the reduced iPad prices if you're in the market for an Apple tablet. The iPad With Retina Display -- that's the newest, "iPad 4" -- has been discounted by $41, $51, or $61, depending on the storage option. You can get it for $458, $548, or $638 for the 16-, ...

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    Yesterday, about 24 hours ago, we reported that Nokia has released its -- now rebranded -- HERE maps for iOS, making it available for iPhone and iPad. Today, 24 hours later, the application is already the fourth application in the top free iPhone app list on iTunes, way above popular titles like Pandora, Spotify, Twitter, or even some Apple apps. After iOS 6 removed Google Maps from the system, users of the iPhone 5 -- as well as previous version of the iPhone and iPad that were updated to iOS 6 -- were left with Apple's own maps and some alternatives proposed by Apple itself after the ...

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