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Mini takes lead in US iPad sales as iPad Pro jumps in at 12 percent, survey data says

01/21/2016, 01:01 pm

The split of U.S. iPad sales is now weighted in favor of the iPad mini, although the iPad Pro captured a "meaningful" 12 percent share during the December quarter, according to a survey compiled by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.


Microsoft rep pans iPad Pro, says Apple's tablet is 'always going to be a companion device'

01/12/2016, 12:01 pm

Apple's foray into large-format touchscreen productivity is by its very nature incapable of being the same kind of standalone workhorse as Microsoft's Surface line, a spokesperson for the Redmond-based company said this week.


iOS 9.3 for iPad adds multi-user support for students, new Classroom app

01/11/2016, 01:01 pm

The forthcoming release of iOS 9.3 will add a number of new iPad features focused on the education market, including multi-user support and a new dedicated Classroom app.


Apple's competition is going to have a tough year in 2016: part 2

01/10/2016, 12:01 pm

While Apple's detractors see a bleak future for the world's richest tech company, the reality is that it will be much easier for Apple sell iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and Macs in 2016 given that its competitors are now weaker than they were in 2015.


New 3D ray tracing PowerVR GPU likely to bring advanced photorealistic 3D to iPhones, iPads & Apple TV

01/07/2016, 11:01 am

Imagination Technologies, the developer of the PowerVR graphics processing cores that drive Apple's A-series processors used in iOS devices, has demonstrated a new mobile engine at CES with the ability to perform realtime ray traced 3D graphics rendering, likely destined to appear in Apple's future products.


Apple Pencil's 'incredible' design packs 15 semiconductors into small space

01/05/2016, 03:01 pm

Though the Apple Pencil is simple on the outside, the inner workings of the iPad Pro stylus are a major technological achievement, a new analysis from the silicon experts at Chipworks has found.


Samsung warns it will have a tough year in 2016

01/04/2016, 01:01 pm

While a cadre of Apple watchers have predicted doom for the iPhone maker this year, Samsung has actually warned that it faces stronger than predicted competition this year and that it expects 2016 to be a particularly difficult business environment. That's due in large part to fierce competition and reduced business from its number one competitor and supplier: Apple.


Rumor calls for 256GB option on iPhone 7 Plus, but some details sound implausible

01/02/2016, 02:01 pm

The same Chinese website that detailed purported specifications for an upcoming iPhone 6c has now claimed that Apple's flagship iPhone 7 Plus will ship later this year with a 265GB storage option. However, the site's historical credibility is questionable.


What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

12/29/2015, 08:12 am

In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.


AI readers pick: Your favorite news app for iPhone and iPad is Apple News

12/18/2015, 11:12 am

We asked our AppleInsider readers to vote for the best news reading app for iOS. The winner is the stock Apple News app that comes built into iOS 9, with competitor Flipboard coming in second.


Google's Project Fi comes to data-only devices, including Apple's iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 4

12/16/2015, 01:12 pm

Google's low-cost carrier service, Project Fi, is now available for a select range of data-only devices, specifically tablets including the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4.


Apple to debut scalable 3D Touch tech for iPad-sized screens after 'iPhone 7,' source says

12/15/2015, 07:12 pm

Apple is developing a new pressure-sensing display technology similar to iPhone 6s' 3D Touch that can be scaled up to iPad screen sizes, but the tech won't be ready in time for next year's "iPad Air 3" or "iPhone 7," AppleInsider has learned.


Otterbox debuts $130 Defender case for iPad Pro, new Air 2 and Mini 4 cases

12/15/2015, 05:12 pm

Accessory maker Otterbox launched three new iPad cases on Tuesday, most notably an iPad Pro version of its rugged Defender case, costing a whopping $129.95.


Apple's 'iPad Air 3' won't get 3D Touch for March 2016 debut, 'iPhone 7' on track for September, insider says

12/15/2015, 11:12 am

The next generation of Apple's market-defining tablet is unlikely to gain the pressure-sensitive technology introduced with the iPhone 6s, according to a research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


The search for Apple's next big thing

12/13/2015, 08:12 pm

For years, Apple's detractors have predicted that the company's industry-leading profits from Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads would erode away as cheaper products from high volume competitors--and more innovative disruptors--emerged to knock it from its profitable perch, forcing the company to constantly invent new product categories just to stay alive. But that hasn't happened. Instead, Apple keeps increasing its profitability while also expanding into new market segments.


Apple SIM gets support for Mexico, Russia, South Korea, more with AOW partnership

12/11/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple iPad owners can now use Apple SIM to get online in 12 new international locales thanks to a partnership with Otono Network's AlwaysOnline Wireless, a global LTE roaming network offering service in 45 countries.


Poll: What is your favorite iOS news app?

12/11/2015, 02:12 pm

AppleInsider is trying to find the best news app for iOS. Vote for your favorite app and we'll tell you the winner next week.


UK prisoners might receive iPads to study and communicate with family - report

12/10/2015, 11:12 am

The UK's Ministry of Justice is reportedly considering a proposal that would give prisoners iPads to use in their cells for studying and keeping in touch with family members.


iOS 9.2 update should fix iPad Pro blackouts, Apple says

12/09/2015, 09:12 am

Installing the iOS 9.2 update should solve a problem with the iPad Pro causing the tablet to suddenly go black and fail to respond to touch or button input, Apple said in an updated support document.


Apple releases faster USB 3.0 Lightning to SD card reader for iPad Pro

12/08/2015, 01:12 pm

The faster USB 3.0 port hidden within the iPad Pro now has its first official accessory: A new Lightning to SD card reader that takes advantage of the next-generation port exclusive to Apple's jumbo-sized iPad.