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Topic: iPad

Amazon's Kindle Fire gains marketshare at expense of iPad over holidays, research shows

01/02/2013, 06:01 pm

A study of web usage over the holidays in North America saw Apple's iPad marketshare fall 7.14 percent, while competing devices from Amazon, Samsung and Google gained a total of 5.5 percent over the same period.


'Insatiable demand' for iPad mini drives stock-outs in China

12/28/2012, 12:12 pm

Customers in both Hong Kong and China have demonstrated considerable interest in Apple's newly launched iPad mini, leading to stock-outs and limited availability.


Strong demand prompts Apple suppliers to work during Chinese New Year

12/28/2012, 03:12 am

Two of Apple's Chinese manufacturing partners are said to be foregoing a traditional work stoppage during the important Chinese New Year in a bid to meet ongoing high demand for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.


Christmas 2012: 17M iOS and Android device activated, 87% jump in App Store downloads

12/27/2012, 05:12 pm

Christmas Day turned out to be a huge boost to the mobile device market, according to two analytics firms, as iOS and Android devices saw over 17 million combined activations while Apple's iOS App Store enjoyed a 70 percent boost in revenue boost as downloads increased 87 percent.


Apple reportedly evaluating IGZO display tech for next-gen iPhones and iPads

12/27/2012, 01:12 am

Apple is reportedly in talks with Sharp to use the company's IGZO display technology in next-generation iPhones and iPads, but low yield rates have prompted the Cupertino tech giant to look at other Asian display makers in efforts to bolster its supply chain.


Sesame Workshop wants to improve iPad apps for kids with free developer guidelines

12/24/2012, 11:12 am

In an effort to improve the quality of kid-friendly iPad apps, the nonprofit group behind long-running children's series "Sesame Street" has published a free paper to aid developers.


Rumor: Fifth-gen iPad to debut in March with iPad mini design cues

12/23/2012, 07:12 pm

Apple is reportedly preparing a thinner, lighter fifth-generation iPad model ahead of a March unveiling, only five months after the most recent version was released in October, claims Japanese blog Mac Otakara.


The Wall Street Journal comes to Apple's Newsstand for iPad, iPhone

12/21/2012, 02:12 pm

Perhaps the most significant holdout from Apple's Newsstand feature in iOS, The Wall Street Journal, has now added support and in-app subscriptions.


Australian University to distribute 11,000 iPads to students and faculty

12/19/2012, 10:12 pm

In an educational initiative set to kick off next year, the University of Western Sydney will rollout some 11,000 Apple iPads to all faculty and newly-enrolled students.


Tumblr brings native iPad, iPad mini support with updated iOS app

12/19/2012, 09:12 pm

Tumblr on Wednesday rolled out its long-awaited official iPad app, bringing native big-screen support and exclusive user interface features to owners of Apple's tablets.


Rumor: Apple moving up next-gen iPad mini production, release date still unknown

12/19/2012, 01:12 am

Component makers for the second-generation iPad mini are supposedly preparing for an earlier-than-expected time to market, says one analyst, though the exact timeframe is in question as Apple has yet to complete the global rollout of the first-generation model.


Cellular-enabled iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad certified for sale in China

12/18/2012, 12:12 am

A filing with China's telecommunications regulation body discovered on Tuesday reveals that Apple has acquired the network licenses needed to start sales of its cellular-enabled iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad.


47% of iPad mini sales to new customers, cannibalization concerns called 'overblown'

12/17/2012, 10:12 am

A new survey of iPad mini buyers has found that nearly half are new to the platform, suggesting the smaller form factor will help grow Apple's market share in a big way.


Apple's iPad mini already on pace to outsell Retina iPad

12/14/2012, 11:12 am

The iPad mini is an instant smash hit, set to quickly eclipse the full-size iPad with sales as high as 12 million units in its first quarter, according to a new report.


Rumor: Next-gen iPad mini to boast high-resolution display

12/14/2012, 02:12 am

Apple is rumored to be focusing on upgrading the resolution of its recently released iPad mini to Retina display specifications, with the changes said to be arriving in the next generation of the small form factor tablet's next generation.


Microsoft hopes to boost Surface sales by expanding retail availability

12/12/2012, 09:12 am

A lack of retail presence is reportedly "killing" the Microsoft Surface, which has prompted the company to expand availability of its iPad-competing tablet beyond Microsoft's own stores.


Apple suppliers say iPhone 5 demand still strong, iPad mini cannibalizing 9.7" iPad

12/12/2012, 08:12 am

Demand for the iPhone 5 remains strong as supply and yields continue to improve, but total iPad sales for the holiday quarter may prove lower than market watchers expect, as the iPad mini cannibalizes sales of the new fourth-generation iPad.


IDC finds Apple leads in device value, Samsung in device volume

12/11/2012, 01:12 am

In a quarterly report published on Monday, research firm IDC found Samsung to have sold a bulk of so-called "connected devices" for the third quarter, but Apple's high-value products netted the Cupertino tech giant the most cash.


iPad mini ad impressions growing 28% per day, outperforms last year's Kindle Fire

12/10/2012, 02:12 pm

A month after hitting store shelves, Apple's iPad mini is showing 28 percent growth in ad impressions per day, beating the performance of last year's hot-selling Amazon Kindle Fire, says one mobile advertising firm.


Scalpers swarm Apple's relatively quiet iPad mini retail launch in China

12/07/2012, 09:12 am

Apple's reservation-only system in China, put in place after a near-riot occurred for the iPhone 4S launch, led to few crowds for the debut of the iPad mini.