Apple’s quest for thinner and lighter has been quite notorious with every iPhone and iPad model that’s ever been launched. With the exception of the third-generation iPad, Apple’s products continue slimming down in size, weight and heft with every major generation change, and the tendency continues for Apple’s 2014 line-up.
One of Apple’s biggest hurdles in making devices thinner and lighter is the LED backlight used to power the display. Reports have Apple going from a 0.6 mm LED on its current-generation devices to a 0.4 mm component. Now [...]
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 [...]
Apple isn’t just famous for its design and product line-up, but also because of its supply-chain business tactics. In the past you remember how hard it was for any OEM to secure flash storage, and other silicon chips from manufacturers. The company has enough cash to secure all the supplies it needs at very attractive prices, and with its new sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, it did just that as well.
Apple’s new sapphire manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona won’t just give it exclusive rights to build its own sapphire displays. The company has [...]
Apple’s recent name change for its larger iPad to iPad Air has left a lot of speculation in the tech world. Given the fact that Apple’s MacBook line-up is made of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and also due to some rumors of Apple building a 12.9-inch iPad, many of us assumed that this larger iPad would make Apple’s iPad Pro line-up in the future.
Sadly new rumors don’t paint a pretty picture for this possible iPad Pro as analysts at IHS have just told CNET that:
“Some manufacturers over the last six months have received sample quantities of a [...]
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% [...]
Even though the stylus dates back to the old Apple Newton, and almost every single piece of smart technology that followed, we all remember that Steve Jobs wasn’t a fan of it. One of his biggest arguments with the iPhone was that our fingers could do a better job, and that has proven to be true in most cases, but not all. Samsung has shown us how a smarter stylus can do wonders with its note line-up, and it seems Apple now wants a piece of that pie.
Apple’s new patent for the iPen envisions a device with an orientation sensor, in order to determine the direction and [...]
There’s no denying that the tablet industry has evolved at a tremendous pace in less than three years. For those of us non-believers of the original Microsoft Tablet PC, or even the first iPad and its potential, it was hard to even predict that the services and devices that we see ubiquitous today, would’ve been possible so quickly. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect tablet, and not every device fits every user.
Make sure you watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about the things we all wish to see happening in 2014. We discuss the things that are still not fixed, and [...]
The iPad Air has been in the market for almost two months today, so any of you who received your new iPad on launch day like we did, will already have a fair idea of how this product stands-up to the wear and tear of daily use. I’ve always been famous among my friends for how much I baby my gadgets. I’m not a real fan of cases, but the way I keep my devices in pristine condition is simply by handling them with care. I don’t jus throw them in a backpack without a sleeve, nor do I clean them with just any fabric. I’ve rarely ever dropped any of my gadgets, and [...]
Even thought tablet computers have existed for more than a decade, they never really became as popular as Microsoft envisioned them to be during the early days. As much as we panned Apple for their launch of the first-generation iPad, mainly because it was just a big smartphone, the company proved that they had found the perfect recipe to make tablets as important as they are now. Today Apple dominates the tablet category by a very significant margin, and this is all thanks to the iPad.
The iPad Air is Apple’s 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad, and really the 6th tablet [...]
I’m probably going to be overly dramatic with the following statement I’m going to make, but it’s true: I’m tired of hearing Tim Cook repeat how excited he is about 2014. We’ve heard so many CEOs repeat this over and over, and when the company’s 2013 line-up wasn’t much to get excited about, it’s honestly a hard glass of water to want to swallow.
I don’t know about you, but I’m mixed about Apple’s 2013 line-up. We knew that the iPhone wouldn’t get much more than an iterative update, which has been the norm from Apple in the last six models it’s launched of their [...]
With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering an iPad Air or a Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 2, we know the ropes are complicated this holiday season if you’re out to get yourself a new tablet. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in the mobile space, and there’s a lot to choose from. Some may agree that tablets have stagnated in their innovation, while others feel that you can only invent the wheel so many times.
Watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next tablet during Fall 2013. It’s been a very innovative year for [...]