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Topic: iPad

Next-gen iPad could use new LED backlighting system to cut weight

04/11/2013, 09:04 pm

Adding to the bevy of rumors surrounding a next-generation iPad release, a report on Thursday says Apple will likely use a modified LED backlight apparatus in a bid to make the 9.7-inch tablet as thin and light as possible.


Microsoft roadmap pegs launch of Office for iOS, Android for fall 2014

04/10/2013, 01:04 pm

The debut of Microsoft's Office suite for mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad may be later than previously anticipated, with a new report claiming the software is scheduled to debut in late 2014.


Comixology, not Apple, responsible for comic book's censorship [updated]

04/10/2013, 02:04 pm

A brief row over claims of censorship saw resolution on Wednesday, with comic app Comixology taking the blame for preemptively censoring a comic featuring gay sex, clearing Apple of any such accusations in the process.


Photos of purported 5th-gen iPad cover glass surface, show iPad mini inspired design

04/10/2013, 06:04 am

A photo that allegedly shows the top cover glass of Apple's fifth-generation iPad was posted to the Web early Wednesday, with the purported part taking design cues from the iPad mini including thinner side bezels and shallow rounded corners.


Rumor: Apple to begin production of 5th-gen iPad in July-August

04/09/2013, 07:04 am

Contrary to claims that a new full-size iPad will be introduced this month, a new report claims that Apple will instead begin production of its fifth-generation tablet later this summer.


Hospital uses iPads to connect mothers and newborns with 'BabyTime' initiative

04/09/2013, 12:04 am

Cedars-Sinai hospital announced last week a new program it's calling "BabyTime," which uses Apple's iPad to help mothers stay connected to their newborns, even if they aren't able to move after giving birth.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 information pages for the Mac and iPod.


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.


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, the company has extended the "Why You'll Love…" campaign to include the iPad and iPad mini.


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.


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.