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Apple will re-bid on nixed $1 billion LA Unified School District iPad contract

08/27/2014, 11:08 am

Though Apple's contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District to put iPads in the hands of every student was canceled this week, the company still has a shot to win out in the end, bidding once again on the troubled $1 billion project.

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Cook says tablet sales slump is 'speed bump,' looks toward future growth

08/26/2014, 06:08 pm

In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook characterized an apparent slowdown in tablet sales as a "speed bump," a sentiment that runs counter to some industry pundits who claim slates like the iPad are past their prime.

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Rumor: Apple's jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad in the works for early 2015 debut

08/26/2014, 03:08 pm

Apple will expand the iPad lineup in early 2015 with a new, larger 12.9-inch model flanking the existing 9.7-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad mini, a new report claims.

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Minnesota school district set to roll Apple's iPad out to 40,000 students

08/26/2014, 03:08 pm

Minnesota's St. Paul School District is preparing to deploy tens of thousands of iPads to students in 37 schools around the city, marking another victory for Apple in education even as a similar program in Los Angeles comes under fire.

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LA Unified School District suspends iPad deal, faces accusations that officials had close ties with Apple

08/26/2014, 09:08 am

Though it was much-touted when Apple signed the contract last year, the company's massive deal to sell iPads to the Los Angeles Unified School District has now officially been suspended, amid accusations that top employees at the district had improperly close ties with the Cupertino, Calif., company.

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Purported 'iPad Air 2' flex cables revealed in new photos

08/21/2014, 05:08 am

In what could be the first images of internal components destined for Apple's iPad Air refresh, fresh photos out of the Far East reportedly show a batch of flex cables including easily recognizable antennas for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

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Best Buy slashes $75 off all iPad Air with Wi-Fi, 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models in one-day sale

08/20/2014, 06:08 pm

Ahead of an expected refresh of Apple's iPad lineup, Best Buy on Wednesday announced a special one-day-only sale that takes $75 off all iPad Air with Wi-Fi models and the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular, bringing the cost of entry down to $425.

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Rumor: Apple to bump 'iPad Air 2' RAM to 2GB, keep second-gen Retina iPad mini at 1GB

08/20/2014, 03:08 pm

Buyers of Apple's next-generation 9.7-inch iPad will have more RAM to play with, according to a Wednesday report from the Republic of China, as the company is said to be preparing to offer the forthcoming revision of its popular tablet with two gigabytes of onboard RAM.

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Barnes & Noble partners with Samsung for latest iPad-competing Nook tablet

08/20/2014, 11:08 am

Though Barnes & Noble no longer makes its own tablets, it's still in the hardware business with a brand-new $179 Nook intended to take on the iPad, this time with a model built by Apple's chief rival, Samsung.

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Apple's extended 'Your Verse' videos goes in-depth with Yaoband, Slow Roll [u]

08/12/2014, 09:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted to its YouTube channel an extended version of its most recent "Your Verse" iPad ad featuring Chinese electropop group Yaoband, which uses the tablet to gather sounds and perform on stage.

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iOS holds 88% share of enterprise apps, iPad 90% of tablets in Good's business activations

08/12/2014, 03:08 pm

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology detailed in its latest quarterly report that companies continue to overwhelmingly prefer Apple's mobile platform over Android or Windows Mobile alternatives. The firm also noted a jump in government adoption of iPads.

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Apple suppliers reportedly start production of next-gen iPad Air with anti-reflective coating

08/11/2014, 06:08 pm

Ahead of an expected special event in September, Apple suppliers are supposedly ramping up manufacturing of both 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch iPad models, with the larger version expected to debut as soon as this quarter.

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New iPad ad campaign focuses on productivity, highlights Microsoft Office support

08/11/2014, 05:08 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out a new email ad blitz focusing on the iPad's prowess in productivity, highlighting both first-party apps like Pages, Numbers and Keynote alongside Microsoft's Office for iPad.

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Apple's new 'Your Verse' iPad ads focus on music, community engagement [updated with video]

08/11/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday unveiled two new additions to its well-received "Your Verse" advertising campaign for the iPad, this time focusing attention on Chinese electropop group Yaoband and Detroit community activist Jason Hall.

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New, lighter BrydgeAir keyboard aims to bring laptop functionality to Apple's iPad Air

08/11/2014, 12:08 pm

Popular iPad keyboard maker Brydge is now accepting preorders for a new model designed specifically for Apple's iPad Air, bringing not only physical backlit keys, but also upgraded stereo speakers and a lighter aluminum design.

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AI Deals: $100-$200 off 17 mid-2014 MacBook Pros; Free AppleCare with any Mac; $20 cash bonus on iPad trade-ins

08/09/2014, 10:08 am

This weekend AppleInsider is highlighting a number of exclusive offers -- some new and some about to expire -- such as $100-$200 discounts on a dozen additional mid-2014 MacBook Pro models, free 3-year AppleCare Protection Plans with the purchase of any Mac, and a $20 cash trade-in bonus on any iPad valued at $75 or more.

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Schools lament shortcomings of Apple's iPad as some opt instead for Chromebooks

08/06/2014, 12:08 pm

Even as Apple's education sales boom, some schools have begun to transition students and classrooms away from the iPad in favor of laptops -- including Google's cheap cloud-based Chromebooks -- as weaknesses have begun to emerge with the tablet form factor.

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China bans government agencies from purchasing Apple products - report

08/06/2014, 08:08 am

New procurement regulations handed down last month by the Chinese central government will prevent both national and local agencies from considering future purchases of some Apple products with public funds, a Wednesday report said.

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Editorial: Why Apple, Inc. isn't worried about iPad's IDC tablet "market share"

08/04/2014, 03:08 am

In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple's iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.

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Photos of purported 'iPad Air 2' chassis detail minor design tweaks

08/04/2014, 12:08 am

A trio of photos out of China claim to show the rear shell of Apple's next-generation iPad Air, which looks to feature larger speaker holes, recessed volume control buttons and a repositioned rear-facing microphone.

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