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Topic: iPad

iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 4 join T-Mobile's Jump On Demand upgrade program

10/28/2015, 01:10 pm

T-Mobile USA on Wednesday announced that the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 are now available through its Jump On Demand program, which lets people get a device on an 18-month lease and upgrade up to three times a year.


Tim Cook highlights iPad's key role in Apple ecosystem as investors shrug

10/28/2015, 09:10 am

In response to sliding iPad sales, investors on Wall Street have shown little interest in the market leading tablet. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook took offense to that this week.


Questionable rumors peg Nov. 19 iPad Pro launch, 2.5M units for 2015

10/27/2015, 10:10 am

Separate rumors on Tuesday hinted that the iPad Pro will ship on Thursday, Nov. 19, and that Apple will manufacture just 2.5 million units with a "conservative" approach on tap for its late 2015 debut.


Apple resists MacBook, iPad Pro convergence as Microsoft struggles with Surface Windows 10 hybrids

10/26/2015, 02:10 am

Microsoft's latest efforts to shove Windows PCs back into relevance in the Post PC era have found willing volunteers among some PC bloggers ready to exchange their credibility for enthusiastic reviews of Surface Book and Pro 4, apparently under the premise that Windows can be reanimated back into a viable monopoly via hybrid Tablet PC-style convergence. But that's delusionally wrong, here's why.


Apple adds Windows PC support for iCloud Photos to its iCloud Drive & Outlook package

10/23/2015, 09:10 pm

Apple has released free update to "iCloud for Windows" adding support for iOS-synced Photos to the company's software for accessing iCloud Drive files from Windows PCs, along with support for syncing web browser bookmarks and making iCloud email, contact and calendar data available within Outlook.


Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes

10/22/2015, 05:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.


'Worst is over' as higher price of iPad Pro to offset iPad shipment declines, KGI says

10/22/2015, 08:10 am

While iPad shipments continue to sink, Apple's revenue from the product line should stabilize as prices trend toward the higher end, thanks to the debut of the high-end iPad Pro starting at $799.


Apple patents multi-use magnetic iPad stand, embedded environmental sensor tech

10/20/2015, 05:10 am

Apple on Tuesday was granted patent rights to an all-purpose docking solution for iPad and embedded sensor technology that could one day lead to an iPhone capable of informing its user of changes in temperature and humidity.


Japan's major architecture, engineering firms going "all iPad" in support of Apple, Inc. iOS enterprise push

10/18/2015, 04:10 pm

Apple's mobile enterprise ambitions are beginning to shift the market in Japan, where large architecture, engineering, construction and operations firms have already moved to standardize on iOS and iPads for their enterprise tablets.


iPad Pro, Apple Pencil pass FCC scrutiny, Smart Keyboard to use US English only at launch

10/16/2015, 11:10 am

The iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil have both won approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, clearing the way for the products' anticipated November launch. People wanting the Smart Keyboard case, meanwhile, will reportedly be limited to a single language option.


Apple lands exclusive digital access to enhanced Harry Potter series on iBooks

10/08/2015, 07:10 am

Enhanced editions of all seven books in the blockbuster "Harry Potter" series, featuring the original text with interactive animations and elaborate artwork, are now available exclusively on the iBooks Store, Apple announced on Thursday.


Disney animators test Apple's iPad Pro, reveal screen has roughed surface for drawing

10/06/2015, 07:10 pm

A week after Apple offered Pixar staff an early look at the new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, the company let animators at Walt Disney's Feature Animation studio take its upcoming tablet for a spin. Interestingly, the artists commented that the device's screen surface has "tooth," or textured roughness, to augment drawing feel.


Rumor: iPad Pro, Apple Pencil & Smart Keyboard to go on sale first week of November

10/05/2015, 05:10 pm

Rumors out of the Far East on Monday claim Apple is preparing to start sales of its massive 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the first week of November, a date thought to coincide with the debut of device-specific accessories like the pressure sensitive Apple Pencil stylus.


Apple's HomeKit gets support from MediaTek via IoT chip SDKs aimed at appliances, small devices

10/02/2015, 07:10 pm

Fabless chip designer MediaTek has joined Broadcom, Marvell and Texas Instruments in releasing support for HomeKit, Apple's "Internet of Things" specification for secure, Siri-driven wireless control of appliances, switches and other devices around the home from users' iOS devices or Apple Watch.


Pixar staff gets early chance to test iPad Pro & Apple Pencil

09/29/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple recently brought the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil to the award winning Hollywood filmmakers at Pixar, giving the studio's digital animation wizards an early sneak-peek at its upcoming technology.


Major League Baseball updates rules to allow iPads in dugouts, with restrictions

09/28/2015, 03:09 pm

Beginning on Monday, Major League Baseball rules will allow the iPad in dugouts for some tasks like checking charts, statistics, and scouting reports, according to an official announcement.


iPad mini 4 display catches up with Air 2 in color gamut, outdoor visibility

09/21/2015, 02:09 pm

The iPad mini 4 uses a display far superior to those of earlier Mini models, both in terms of color reproduction and how much ambient light it reflects, according to testing and calibration firm DisplayMate.


Teardown of Apple's iPad mini 4 reveals 5,124mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, refined layout

09/17/2015, 10:09 pm

A teardown of Apple's new iPad mini 4 shows the tablet is indeed a shrunken hybrid version of last year's iPad Air 2, but comes with a few surprises like a slightly tweaked component layout.


iPad mini 4 uses overclocked A8 processor faster than 2014 iPhones

09/15/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple has engineered the iPad mini 4's version of the A8 processor to make it slightly faster than the original chip used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a report said on Tuesday.


Apple's Xcode iOS simulator shows 2GB RAM for iPhone 6s & 6s Plus, 4GB for iPad Pro

09/13/2015, 09:09 pm

As expected, Apple appears to have bumped the available RAM in its latest handsets from 1 to 2 gigabytes while doubling that for the new jumbo iPad Pro, the numbers seemingly confirmed by a clever application of Xcode's iOS simulator.