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Topic: iPad

USPTO retracts objections to Apple's 'iPad mini' trademark application

04/08/2013, 05:04 am

In an Office action filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week, the attorney examining Apple's "iPad mini" trademark withdrew their primary objections to the application, saying only a disclaimer clarifying the mark's use of the term "mini" is needed in order to move forward.

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Apple's iPad pricing, distribution stronger than iPhone

04/03/2013, 09:04 pm

Apple will have an easier time holding onto iOS market share in the tablet market than in smartphones, writes an analyst with an outperform rating on the company, thanks to more competitive pricing and better distribution.

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Best Buy, MacMall drop prices on iPad and iPad mini, 3rd-gen model starts at $315

04/03/2013, 05:04 pm

In a clearance sale initiated on Wednesday, Best Buy has cut third-generation iPad with Retina display pricing by 30 percent with prices starting at $315 for a 16GB model with Wi-Fi, while MacMall is offering savings on the newest full-size iPad and iPad mini.

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On its third birthday, Apple's iPad looks back at years of comical criticism

04/03/2013, 04:04 pm

Apple's iPad is three years old today, providing a good opportunity to look back in hindsight on one of the most successful technology products to ever debut, and also one of the more poorly received by industry critics.

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Google preps revamped Nexus 7 to take on iPad mini

04/03/2013, 03:04 pm

Google is reportedly working on a successor to the Nexus 7, one aimed at taking the fight back to both Apple's iPad mini and Amazon's Kindle Fire by shrinking the bezel to accommodate a larger and higher-resolution display.

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Computing pioneer Alan Kay calls Apple's iPad user interface 'poor'

04/03/2013, 01:04 pm

Apple's iPad and iPhone may be continually reshaping the way we interact with computers, but at least one computing pioneer believes the company has diverged from the vision of technology that nurtured Apple in its earlier days.

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Mid-sized smartphones like Apple's iPhone see most usage, 'phablets' a fad - report

04/01/2013, 12:04 pm

Smartphones around the size of Apple's iPhones are seeing the most regular usage among device owners, a new study says, while larger-screened phablets are something of a fad.

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USPTO denies Apple's trademark application for iPad mini

03/31/2013, 02:03 pm

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's request for a trademark on the term "iPad mini," finding that the "mini" portion of the name is "merely descriptive" of goods or services available in miniature forms.

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Leaked roadmap shows off BlackBerry's new iPad competitor, phablet

03/30/2013, 06:03 pm

Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry appears to be readying another go at the tablet sector, as an image purporting to be a leaked product roadmap shows a potential iPad competitor slated for a late 2013 release.

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Briefly: Apple revamps design of iPad homepage

03/29/2013, 11:03 pm

Apple recently tweaked the landing page visitors see when navigating to the iPad section of the company's website, with the new design being more in line with other Apple.com information pages for the Mac and iPod.

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Microsoft's changes to Windows 8 certification rules hint at potential iPad mini competitor

03/29/2013, 08:03 am

Recent changes quietly made to the Windows 8 hardware certification guidelines suggest that Microsoft could be gearing up to debut a new, smaller "Windows Reader" tablet designed to compete with more portable devices like Apple's iPad mini.

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Apple adds 'Why You'll Love iPad' section to website in new campaign direction

03/28/2013, 05:03 pm

In a follow-up to last week's rollout of a special iPhone section on Apple.com, the company has extended the "Why You'll Love…" campaign to include the iPad and iPad mini.

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Apple said to drop Samsung, turn to Innolux for iPad mini displays

03/28/2013, 02:03 pm

Innolux Corp. may benefit from the ongoing strife between Samsung and Apple, as the iPad maker is said to be dropping the latter in favor of the former as a supplier of touch displays for its iPad mini.

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Rumor: Apple to cut iPad mini shipments by up to 20% in Q2, may signal next-gen model

03/28/2013, 01:03 am

A new rumor out of the Far East on Wednesday claims Apple has cut shipments of the iPad mini by between 10 to 12 million units going into the second quarter, suggesting the company could already ramping down for a next-generation version.

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New York magazine's new iPad app looks to define the future of print + digital publishing

03/28/2013, 12:03 am

Timed with the magazine's 45th anniversary, New York is set to launch a newly redesigned iPad app that takes full advantage of Apple's iOS platform, and could serve as the new standard bearer for print magazines on tablets.

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Belkin's Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad adds magnetic stand, improves sound

03/27/2013, 02:03 pm

Belkin on Wednesday announced the online availability of the Ultimate Keyboard Case, a new iPad accessory with a versatile magnetic stand that allows for use in a variety of orientations.

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Logitech's Keyboard Folios complement, protect Apple's iPad & iPad mini

03/26/2013, 02:03 pm

Owners of both sizes of Apple's iPad saw their accessorizing options expanded on Tuesday, with Logitech announcing new Keyboard Folio cases for both the iPad and iPad mini.

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IDC: Apple to approach Samsung in connected devices, tablets to surpass PCs

03/26/2013, 10:03 am

The iPhone 5 and iPad mini helped Apple largely close the gap between it and Samsung in terms of connected devices last quarter, according to a new report from IDC.

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Technicalities holding up FAA decision on electronics on airplanes

03/25/2013, 12:03 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration's efforts to move forward with allowing passengers to use electronic devices during takeoff are reportedly being slowed by technicalities and the desire to develop a single, concise, future-proof set of regulationss.

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Firaxis, 2K Games reveal XCOM: Enemy Unknown port for iOS

03/24/2013, 01:03 pm

Strategy-loving iDevice owners got an unexpected bit of news this weekend, as Firaxis and 2K Games revealed that the hit turn-based sci-fi game XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be coming to Apple's iOS over the summer.

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