Posts tagged with: iPad Mini 2
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    At WWDC this year, Apple announced a brand new feature for iOS devices and Macs called Continuity. The idea was to streamline the process between switching devices and to make iOS and Mac OS work more closely together. It's a software feature that lets you use your iPhone, iPad, and Mac interchangeably, for almost any task. Answer an incoming phone call on your iPhone using your iPad or Mac, load the same web page you have open in Safari on your Mac on your iPhone, or load the spreadsheet you've been editing on your iPad on the Mac, all without having to sift through dozens icons and other ...

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    Today was Apple’s day to breathe new life into a slowly stagnating lineup of iPads that … do exactly what the original iPad did, only faster. Going into today’s announcements, we were told we might see something new, something potentially game-changing. Rumors suggested there could be an iPad Pro (or Plus) with a 12.9-inch display. Theories about what the larger iPad would entail have varied from “not much else” to a full-on Mac OS tablet or a device that could switch between iOS and Mac OS on the fly. Either way, that didn’t happen today. Instead, today’s iPad announcement ...

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    Apple has already teased that its event on October 16 will be about something that's taken a long time. Many speculate that even though Apple's music event is already history with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, we might see a revamp to legacy products like the Apple TV and iPods as well. We do see it as highly unlikely, but we're almost certain that this will be Apple's iPad event, and today we learn more about when to expect it. Trusted sources claim that Apple is already shipping mass quantities of a specific product for a launch on October 24. Sadly we don't know what product this is at ...

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    September came and has (almost) gone without the release of new iPads, so we're looking squarely at October for the release of new entries to Apple's tablet lineup – which means it's about time that the rumor train start rolling. Today, a report from Taiwanese site Technews.tw looks to start detailing the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, allegedly one of the upcoming Apple slates. The source states that the Pro will have an upgraded version of the Apple A8 processor found on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the A8X. This naming convention is believable, as the fourth-gen iPad had an Apple A6X processor (and ...

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    Apple hasn't found the success it's been looking for with its iPad lineup. These are still the best selling tablets in the world, but they've failed to meet Apple's sales expectations over the last couple of quarters. The company is faced with a tough challenge this year in finding ways to differentiate its beloved tablet, and rumors point to how the company plans to do so. Reports claim that Apple will include a new "anti-reflection coating" in order to give users a better reading experience. Amazon has been mocking the iPad through its ads for years because of how cumbersome it is to ...

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    Did you drop $1500 on Google Glass earlier this week? Or did you just register for your chance at snagging one of those $900 Google I/O tickets? Maybe you're just looking to put away a little nest egg for summer; whatever the reason, if you're interested in saving a buck or two, we've got a couple offers you might want to check out, hitting deals on both the Android and iOS sides of the mobile platform fence. Last year's iPad mini with the Retina display is a stunning tablet, feels great to use, and measures up favorably in comparison to its larger sibling. When we reviewed the model we ...

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    Apple's iOS 7.1 is now upon us, delivering fixes, new features, and ruining the latest jailbreak – all the stuff we expect a significant iOS release to do. But along with the functionality it delivers, it also holds a few secrets, and one of them sure seems to suggest that Apple's got a couple new hardware variants in the works. The iOS 7.1 code mentions support for two currently unknown iPad models, identified as the 4,3 and 4,6 editions. The former is likely a new device of the iPad Air lineage, while the latter would logically be a new iPad mini. Before you start getting too excited, ...

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    You just saw us go hands-on with Samsung's latest tablets, checking out the company's spread as part of our ongoing CES 2014 coverage. If you've followed any of our trade show coverage before, that should clue you in to what's coming next: after the hands-on, it's time for some comparisons! That means putting these new Samsung slates up against some of our favorite existing tablets, and we start things off with the winner of our 2013 Readers' Choice poll, the Nexus 7, as well as the smallest iOS tablet available, the iPad mini. With no seven-incher among Samsung's new lineup, we'll go with ...

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    More than anything else, what we wanted to see Apple change between last year's iPad mini and this year's edition was to improve the tablet's display. Rumors made it seem touch-and-go there for a while, but eventually we got the resolution bump we asked for. As we go hands-on with the new tablet, we've been talking to you about the differences we've spotted compared to the first iPad mini, but now we're hearing about a problem not with what Apple changed, but with what it didn't; it seems that while Apple did enhance the iPad mini 2's resolution it didn't correspondingly improve the ...

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    Last month, alongside the iPad Air announcement, Apple also announced the iPad mini with Retina Display. Unlike the original mini, this new model comes with practically all the same specs as its larger sibling: the A7, 1GB RAM, and, of course, the Retina Display. This time around, instead of keeping the same pricing scale, Apple dropped the price of last year's model by only $30 and bumped the base price of the current iPad mini lineup by $70, making the base price of the new iPad mini $399. Is this mini iPad worth the extra cash? Should you just splurge a bit to get the full-sized iPad ...

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    The latest iPads have been with us for a week now. Well – the idea of them at least, as we still wait for sales to begin, and tablets to ship. Ultimately, both the new iPad Air and the new Retina display iPad mini (which – sorry, Apple – I'm absolutely going to keep calling the iPad mini 2) will soon be in the hands of shoppers. The arrival of both should be great for Apple, and really help the company bump those tablet sales figures (a less-than-stellar mark on an otherwise solid quarterly earnings statement) up a little. Sure, the guys here at Pocketnow will be spending a lot of ...

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    There's something I don't understand. I mean, I'm a smart guy. Not brilliant, but I'm not a moron either. I'm certainly no student of human nature, but there is this thing that people do – a lot of people – that I just do not understand and I will likely never understand. It's been going on for years, almost a decade now, and it just doesn't make a lick of sense. It didn't back then. It doesn't now. Why do people buy Apple products? (Oh no he didn't! Oh yes he did.) That's a pretty simplistic and troll-like way of saying that, but at the end of the day, I just don't get it. I haven't ...

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    You'll be able to click this link to join the hangout! Topic Unfortunately we had to skip an episode last week due to some objective matters, but, nonetheless, we're back, and boy, do we have a lot to talk about. A lot of things have happened over the past couple of weeks, and, specifically, this week. The world is now richer with a couple of Apple iPads and Nokia Lumias, and we can't wait to hear your thoughts! However, the other big, and anticipated, bit of the week, the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat event did not happen. Disappointed? Have predictions? Let's talk about that too! Join ...

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    Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren't just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well. That's a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same day Nokia unveiled not just its first Windows-based tablet, but also the first-ever Windows Phone phablets, at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. Predictably, the Apple news obliterated Nokia's announcement in the news cycle - but, the Pocketnow Weekly being a platform-agnostic, equal-opportunity podcast, we're gonna cover both new device ...

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    Not content to let the folks at Nokia and Microsoft claim the entirety of today's mobile news cycle, Apple this afternoon announced two new tablets for 2014: the iPad mini and the iPad Air. And we were there (in virtual spirit) to cover it. With few exceptions, we're big tablet fans here at Pocketnow. From stock-Android slabs like the Nexus 10 to skinned specialty slates like the Galaxy Note 10.1, we do an awful lot of work and play in the space between the smartphone and the notebook - including the strange crossover zone where Microsoft's Surface Pro lives. But though tablets existed ...

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    We all can agree that the iPad mini probably never should have existed without a Retina Display. For many, it was a step backwards for Apple, and something Apple once said it would never do. In fact, calling 7-inch tablets dead on arrival, Steve Jobs, elaborated: "While one could increase the resolution to make up some of the difference, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size. Apple has done extensive user testing on touch interfaces over many years, and we really understand this ...

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    The new iPads are here, and though they're not exactly what we were expecting (whatever happened to that Touch ID business?), they still deliver in all the big ways: more powerful processors, better cameras, slimmer and lighter designs, and that all-important Retina display upgrade for the new iPad mini. Ultimately, there's a lot to be happy about, and we're sure that Apple's going to see a lot of demand for this pair. But still, in many ways today's announcement was a conservative one; nothing about the iPad Air or iPad mini 2 is either wildly unexpected or even that innovative. Really, ...

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    Going into today's event, we weren't quite sure what to expect from the iPad mini. Would we even get an iPad mini 2 today? Rumors suggested that Apple might hold off on the release. Worse than that, they also suggested that the tablet might not see the resolution upgrade we've been so looking forward to. Today, after revealing the iPad Air, Apple put our fears to rest, confirming the launch of a new iPad mini with Retina display. Sure enough, the second-gen iPad mini gets the same 2048 x 1536 display as its big brother. Just as importantly, it packs the same power under the hood, getting ...

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    Nokia's latest announcements may still be fresh on our minds, but it's already time to shift focus and check out the other big news of the day: Apple's iPad event. We've been looking forward to these new tablets for months now, and it's finally time to make them official. In California this morning, Tim Cook took to the stage to get things started, taking a moment to reflect on the success of the new iPhone 5S and 5C, describing the launch as Apple's biggest to date. Cook also had plenty of good things to say about iOS 7, claiming that Apple's users "love the bold new redesign" and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's recent executive changes, which include their Chairwoman now taking on some of the CEO's roles. Nokia is next as we talk about all the leaks of the Lumia 1520, Treasure Tag and Nokia Guru. Apple follows as we talk about some rumors of a possible iPad type cover coming tomorrow. Sony follows as the Xperia Z1S gets leaked and will bring a smaller phone with flagship specs. We end today's show talking about BBM for iOS and Android launching today. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang to take over some of ...

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    By this time tomorrow, Apple's event will have wrapped, and we should known everything we need to about both the full-sized iPad 5, as well as this year's new iPad mini 2. For the moment, however, there are still many questions remaining to be answered, especially when it comes to what's going on with the iPad mini. As we get our ducks in a row for Apple's announcement, let's take a look back on what we've heard so far. As there's much less controversy surrounding it, let's start things off with the iPad 5. Early on, we heard that Apple might not wait until the fall to introduce the ...

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    It's amazing how, a little over three years ago, nobody cared about tablets. They had existed for almost 8 years, and still, they were either too pricey, or simply not powerful enough to justify their purchase. Fast-forward to today, and it's amazing that all it would take was to bloat a smartphone to make people want them. Still, there's no denying that the market exists, it's huge, and Apple still dominates it. Tomorrow we expect more iPads to be announced, and unless Apple hasn't caught up with the recent reviews of Google's Nexus 7, there's a lot of great competition to worry about. ...

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    Oh, what the heck, Apple? While we had been very much looking forward to a shiny new iPad mini 2 this year, with all the latest bells and whistles like a Retina display and that same Touch ID fingerprint scanner from the iPhone 5S, recent days have seen some new leaks attempting to dash our hopes. First we see evidence suggesting that there really wouldn't be any resolution increase, and now we have a new pic seemingly revealing an old-style, non-Touch-ID home button for the iPad mini 2. "Wait, wait. Didn't we already see the iPad mini 2, complete with that scanner?" It sure seemed like we ...

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    There comes a time when you just gotta do what the readers want. Particularly when their demands are awesome. You tweeted, you pleaded, you emailed, you told us in person at trade shows and during mildly creepy public run-ins: "have Marques Brownlee on the Weekly!" you demanded. And after weeks of dancing around schedules, overseas trips, and major product releases, we've finally managed to make it happen. For the first time in recorded history, MKBHD and Pocketnow have collaborated to bring you two full hours of audio-podcast goodness. That sounds a lot more grandiose than three guys ...

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    We've seen the leaked hardware, we've watched Apple distribute event invitations: everything seemed to be coming together nicely for the launch of some new iOS tablets. We'd been expecting a new iPad 5 with updated processor, and an iPad mini 2 not just getting some new silicon, but a higher-res Retina display in the process. But then a series of old rumors returned, and we got to talking about the possibility that the new iPad mini would not be seeing that kind of screen upgrade. We've yet to get hard-and-fast confirmation, but the latest pic from an in-person run-in with this hardware ...

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