Posts tagged with: iPad Air 2
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    In another day or two, we'll probably have to publish a quick story about how fast iOS 10 is being adopted and the torrents of people finding major, iPhone- or iPhone-bricking problems with the update. We hope not to have to write the latter story, actually, but we expect to. Never mind all that, as the iOS 10 software package is available for using to download and install now, as is the watchOS 3 update. You can go to your settings app and check your software or tether your device to your computer and run iTunes to load it in. We encourage you to resist the first-wave syndrome and wait ...

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    It's been one doozy of a day with WWDC's keynote wrapping up in some of the most comprehensive updates to the ecosystem in a while. iOS 10 has brought some big changes to its core features. But you won't be able to see any of it if you don't have a proper device to take this software on. So, here are the devices that you'll be getting the update on: All iPhones from the iPhone 5 or later All iPads from the iPad 2 or later Both the iPod touch 5th and 6th generation Both the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation have been supported with current software for nearly four years now while ...

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    After its dismal growth reading on smartphone shipments, market research firm IDC has released both its quarterly shipment reports for tablets and the trend line continues groundward. 39.6 million tablets went across the world last quarter with 87.6 percent of them being regular slate tablets — plenty of them in the form of Apple's older iPads and Amazon's Fire tablets (with some 54-fold growth) while others from smaller budget market players round out the majority. In what IDC refers to as the fledgling "detachables" sector, Microsoft still leads the field with its Surface initiative ...

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    While some hardcore iFans may choose to blindly trust their heroes and pre-order new iPhones or iPads without waiting to check out hands-on previews, unboxing videos and rigorous reviews, many prospective buyers these days go the cautious route. That often includes probing the internals of a just-launched iDevice not only through synthetic benchmarks. You also have iFixit to be grateful of for the most thorough, information-packed and quick teardown inspections. The latest such destructive/educational material puts the spotlight on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s guts, which are predictably ...

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    Every so often, the iOS update takes its toll on very unfortunate people. We reported today on the frustrations of customers trying to update their iPad Air 2 tablets to iOS 9.3. Apple's now sorting the issue out, saying that it comes down to the Apple ID that users put in when setting up the device — not necessarily the ID they currently might be using. Any phone as old as the iPhone 5S and any tablet as old as the iPad Air are at risk for this possible screw-up. The company will provide a fixed update "in the next few days." Meantime, it's providing troubleshooting in our source link. ...

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    You’d think that a record seven beta test builds should be enough to iron out all the kinks of even the glitchiest mobile OS in the world, but instead of making operations faster and smoother on older iPads, the just-launched iOS 9.3 appears to be bricking them. Not all of them, obviously, but plenty to flood Apple’s Support Communities portal, as well as the company’s customer service Twitter feed and various comments sections of fan-dedicated blogs and websites with vexing complaints. The bugs seem most common though not exclusive to 2014-released iPad Air 2 units, which are ...

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    Our iPad Pro review from late November showed off the Split View, Slide Over and Picture-in-Picture multitasking features that came with an updated iOS. Of course, a lot of time on iTunes was due, but just on half of the screen (or less!). But no time on YouTube was really possible as such — folks at Google didn't make it compatible with the new iOS features until it pushed an update just today. No longer relegated to the full screen, clips from YouTube can now share the area with another app or appear as a bookmark-esque pulldown. The sore thumb still hurting? No Picture-in-Picture. ...

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    Apple has never been in the business of selling ancient gear for pennies, and thus cater to its most cash-strapped fans. Instead, essentially every new iPhone and iPad makes an old one go away, with limited spots apparently in the iRoster at any given time. Obviously, that goes double for the iPhone SE, which resembles the 5s a little too much on the outside while packing exclusively 6s internals. In order for the iPhone 5s to cohabit with its long overdue sequel, Cupertino needed to significantly bring the former’s price down. Like, massively down. Like, to $300 tops. That always seemed ...

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    It seems we’ve entered the age of revealing iCase depictions, as the looming refreshed 9.7-inch iPad shows its… holes protruding from a protective accessory, following similar iPhone 7 and iPhone SE exposés. This is by far the most cryptic leak of the three, letting us in on only two important tidbits of information. Namely, it appears the so-called iPad Air 3 features a Smart Connector and four speakers creating a truly immersive stereo sound system, both traits “borrowed” from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. As such, it’s getting increasingly plausible we’re looking at an iPad Pro ...

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    There are ups and downs to be had in the tablet market. Unfortunately, the long-range outlook is still down. Digitimes tracked several US-based tablet sellers and has recorded over 65.3 million shipments during the holiday quarter with Apple's iPad Air 2 chipping in 16.1 million units alone. The whole pie represents a 24 percent increase from Q3, but a 14 percent drop year-over-year. 29 million non-iPads from major brands were checked out, 6 percent better over last year. Amazon's Fire 7 stole share away from ODMs which turned their focus towards Windows 10 tablets instead. Huawei's sales ...

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    The most generous, snarkiest, and also fastest-rising mobile operator when it comes to 4G LTE coverage strikes again for a limited time, bringing back a promotion that’s contributed to the survival of affordable Android tablets in several instances in the past. Forget affordable, the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7 is outright available for free from T-Mobile starting February 5, as long as maintaining a 1GB or higher postpaid Simple Choice Mobile Internet plan for two years isn’t a problem. Technically, that means the Lollipop-powered 7-incher isn’t altogether free of charge, but what’s ...

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    The first ever gargantuan iPad Pro was probably the main reason Apple prolonged its traditional 12-month 9.7-inch upgrade cycle for the first time in history, but if you feared the iPad Air had become history, there’s reportedly no reason to worry any longer. Several fairly trustworthy sources have been telling us to expect the Apple iPad Air 3 sometime in H1 2016 for a while now, with the ETA just narrowed down to March. That’s likely when the iOS tablet is supposed to go official, commercial availability starting in Q2, according to Digitimes and its intermittently credible “supply ...

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    If you were wise enough to boycott the Black Friday shopping frenzy, and are still in the market for newer or older iGear, Best Buy has this big “Apple Holiday Event” in full swing that will let you score Apple Watches, iPads, and iPhones on the cheap. Without a doubt, the “iWatch” is the sale’s headliner, featuring its deepest price cuts to date, but the iPad mini 4 can also be deemed a bargain… for a change, at $300 and up. Across the board, Wi-Fi-limited and cellular-enabled configurations of the latest entry in the 7.9-inch franchise are discounted by a Benjamin, which ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    Black Friday is just days away, and we've already brought you tons of news on where and how you can save some big money as you shop for portable electronics this season. That's going to include a big Black Friday sale roundup post just a little later on, but before we get there we've got one deal we absolutely have to share with you right now, as it's not going to last long: you've got until midnight tonight (Central time) to score some substantial discounts on Apple hardware at Best Buy. Deals on Apple items are always a treat, with prices as often inflexible as they are, and this set's ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    Apple's approach to hardware is always a mixed bag if you start comparing newer products with existing ones. Right now a new MacBook is far less powerful and more expensive than the entry-level MacBook Air, but it packs a far better display, trackpad technology, you name it. If you thought this was only happening in the desktop environment, think again, as iPads are also prone to this apparently. DisplayMate Technologies has gained a lot of fame for its display tests, and the firm just decided to put Apple's new tablets to a comparison test. We expected to see the new iPad Pro triumphant ...

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    After Sam’s Club and Best Buy, Target’s Black Friday 2015 deal collection has transpired, featuring many of the handhelds, tablets, smartwatches and fitness bands you were likely holding out for. But compared to Best Buy, the looming electronics goods selection is far more limited, and most of the discounts less impressive. As seems to be customary, the promo bash will be kicked off on Thansgiving Day, i.e. Thursday, November 26, at 6 PM, which probably means a lot of the previewed “doorbusters” are to see their limited stocks depleted before the actual Black Friday sale begins. ...

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    How black will November get? We're 17 days out from Turkey Day and the previews (even sales) are coming out in advertisements and flyers across stores and the virtual space. Every store continues to battle for that thanksgiven dollar, especially in the mobile tech sector. Membership-centered wholesaler Sam's Club has some of those deals upon a flyer right now. The deals we know about are very much focused on tablets right now. And yes, there's also that pesky membership thing you gotta have, too. But if you do have one, take note and take advantage. The company's discounting its 64GB and ...

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    We've recently heard not one, but two bits testifying to the fact that Apple, the leading tablet vendor on the market, isn't doing as well as some would have predicted, when it comes to the tablet market. Initially, we heard unconfirmed rumours that orders placed for the upcoming iPad Pro are cautious, then we heard reports that poor iPad sales are affecting the supply chain manufacturers. Apparently, the issue is a larger one, affecting all players on the market. According to the most recent IDC numbers, the entire tablet market is down. For the third quarter of the year, tablet shipments ...

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    Companies are not in the business of losing money to those who steal their product ideas. But the path to patent protection in the process of profit gets dirty. Microsoft and Google have agreed to stop the mudslinging in some major disputes while Samsung and Apple might soon have to send lawyers up to Washington, D.C. But the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a bone to pick with Cupertino and a court is now in the process of determining how big that bone will be. Specifically, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which licenses innovations made on behalf of the university, ...

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    From speakers, to smartwatches, to input devices, the vast majority of wireless accessories we use with our smartphones connect to our handsets over Bluetooth. All the time, the technology behind Bluetooth is getting better, and over the years we've seen the release of new and improved standards – like the “low energy” support we got with Bluetooth 4.0. Sometimes adding compatibility for these changing standards means picking up new hardware, but that's not always the case, and to some extent manufacturers are able to deliver next-gen Bluetooth support to existing devices by means of ...

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    You knew the iFixit team was going to tear something else apart sooner or later. After all, it is just after another WWDC product launch. The product under the scalpel this time around looks new, but has some major components sharing going on with one of Apple's older devices. The iPad Mini 4 got the teardown treatment and similarities to the iPad Air 2 began right from first (easy) crack. The full lamination screen obviates a huge shield plate that would've been heft in previous generation iPads. The Touch ID cable has merged with the display cable, as was the case on the Air 2. It also ...

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    The apparent death of the original iPad size got little to no publicity as the dawn of a new “Pro” era seized all the spotlight, leaving a glimmer of attention to the latest 7.9-inch soldier, which is essentially a compressed version of last year’s iPad Air 2. But perhaps 9.7-inch iPads aren’t extinct yet, and maybe recent gossip of no October Apple event will prove inaccurate. As long as there’s hope, you shouldn’t give up dreaming about an even lighter, slimmer and sharper Air, possibly due for a formal introduction alongside a 21.5-inch 4K iMac next month. A fairly ...

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    Feeling lucky? A brand new Apple tablet could be yours if you enter the iPad Air 2 Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The thin and lightweight iPad Air 2 blends fun with productivity. It features a stunning 9.7 inch Retina display, two full-featured cameras, a battery that can last 10 hours on a single charge, and processing speeds that rival some desktop computers. In fact, there’s almost nothing that the iPad Air 2 can’t handle. Play games, make music, write a novel, and more with this awesome tablet. For your chance to win, just go to the iPad Air 2 Giveaway page at the ...

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