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Rounding up the newest protective cases & keyboards for your iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

10/25/2014, 01:10 pm

Though Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 just launched this week and many protective cases have yet to hit the market, there are still a handful of early case options available for purchase in addition to Apple's. Here are some of the first options available to protect your brand new iPad.

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New iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 incorporate NFC chip for Apple Pay in apps, but not in-store tap-to-pay transactions

10/24/2014, 08:10 pm

Apple's newest iPads feature one of the same chips used by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to handle tap-to-pay NFC transactions, but the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 only support Apple Pay within apps, sparing users the embarrassment of carrying around a gigantic alternative to their credit card.

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Multi-carrier Apple SIM 'dedicated' to AT&T's network upon activation, not carried by Sprint Stores

10/24/2014, 05:10 pm

It was discovered on Friday that AT&T is dedicating the new multi-carrier Apple SIM included with the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 to its network, forcing buyers to obtain a new one when switching to another carrier, while Sprint Stores will not supply the card at all.

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First look: Pixelmator for iPad takes powerful image editing on-the-go

10/23/2014, 07:10 am

Popular Mac image editor Pixelmator went mobile on Thursday with an eponymous iPad release that combines two hallmark features users of the desktop version have come to love: a deep powerful toolset in an easy to use interface.

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Apple's iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 now available for pickup at select US Apple Stores

10/22/2014, 06:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday initiated in-store sales of its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets, though the rollout appears to be limited to the UK and select U.S. locations, notably brick-and-mortar outlets on the East Coast.

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iPad Air 2 teardown reveals lower capacity battery, internal layout tweaks

10/22/2014, 05:10 pm

A teardown of the recently released iPad Air 2 on Wednesday revealed a slew of iterative changes made to Apple's flagship tablet model, including sized-down components and a smaller battery.

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Unboxing Apple's new iPad Air 2, with Smart Case & Smart Cover

10/22/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 is super fast, super slim and incorporates the same Touch ID and Secure Element as iPhone 6, enabling secure Apple Pay transactions within apps. Here's what it looks like naked, and in Apple's custom Smart Case and Smart Cover.

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AppleInsider 2.0 for iPhone and iPad now available as free downloads from Apple's App Store

10/22/2014, 11:10 am

AppleInsider today is pleased to announce the release of a major update to its universal iOS application on the App Store, delivering a fresh new look, unified subscription features across the iPhone and iPad, favorites, advance font preferences, offline reading, Instapaper support and more.

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Review roundup: iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deemed best in class, but changes mostly iterative [u]

10/21/2014, 10:10 pm

The reviews are in for this year's iPad product refreshes and the results are expectedly positive for the new iPad Air 2, though some question whether Apple did enough to warrant the iPad mini 3's price tag.

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Apple's new A8X powered iPad Air 2 smokes new Android tablets, including Nvidia's Tegra K1 Shield Tablet [u]

10/21/2014, 07:10 pm

New Geekbench processor benchmarks show Apple's triple core, 64-bit A8X Application Processor is dramatically faster than the latest Android tablets, despite their additional cores and faster clock rates.

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Alleged iPad Air 2 benchmark shows A8X CPU has three cores, 2GB of RAM

10/21/2014, 02:10 pm

Though Apple hasn't revealed the exact specifications of the beefed-up A8X processor that powers the iPad Air 2, a new benchmark purports to show the horsepower of the CPU, revealing a triple-core processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM.

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IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet share in U.S education

10/21/2014, 04:10 am

Apple isn't just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBM's Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while separately noting that iPad now accounted for 90 percent of U.S. tablets used in education.

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iPad sales narrowly beat expectations as Tim Cook targets "negative commentary," says market isn't saturated

10/20/2014, 09:10 pm

In today's earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook explained why he remains "very bullish" about iPads despite the tablet's sales not maintaining the growth rates of iPhones or Macs in every region.

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Apple's online store begins taking preorders for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

10/17/2014, 11:10 am

Ahead of next week's launch, Apple's online store on Friday began taking presales of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, its new Touch ID-equipped tablets being introduced for the holiday shopping season.

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Apple's iPad Air 2 eschews physical orientation lock switch in favor of software control

10/16/2014, 09:10 pm

A lot of attention has been paid to the iPad Air 2's slimmed-down design, but one of the most striking changes -- the removal of the orientation lock/mute switch -- is a significant evolution in Apple's design philosophy.

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First look: Hands-on with Apple's new iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

10/16/2014, 04:10 pm

The iPad Air and iPad mini have both been outfitted by Apple with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, but it's clear that Apple is positioning its flagship iPad Air 2 as the tablet to beat, boasting a beefed-up A8X CPU, improved camera, thinner design, and anti-reflective laminated display.

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Apple unveils new multi-carrier 'Apple SIM' bundled with new iPads

10/16/2014, 03:10 pm

The next-generation iPad Air will ship with a multitude of new features -- like the A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a fully-laminated display -- but there is one addition that the company did not reveal on stage: a preinstalled "Apple SIM" that will be recognized by wireless providers around the world.

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Apple announces iPad mini 3 with Touch ID for $399, keeps first-gen iPad mini for $249

10/16/2014, 02:10 pm

Apple's diminutive iPad will also receive an update this week, the company announced Thursday, in the form of the iPad mini 3, which features a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and new gold color option starting at $399.

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Apple announces 6.1mm-thin iPad Air 2 with Touch ID, anti-reflective coating, new gold color option

10/16/2014, 01:10 pm

Apple's next-generation tablet became official on Thursday with the introduction of the iPad Air 2, featuring a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, new anti-reflective screen coating, and the speedy new A8X chip

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Two ways to get a $20 cash trade-in bonus on your old iPads (including iPad 2)

10/16/2014, 12:10 pm

Ahead of Apple's iPad media event on Thursday afternoon, AppleInsider has teamed up with the industry's two leading electronics trade-in & buyback services to offer readers an exclusive $20 cash bonus on the sale of their old iPad when they lock in a price quote today. The services are currently paying up to $405 for old iPads before the bonus.

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