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Topic: iPad Air 2

Apple's blockbuster winter quarter boosted by cheap oil, dinged by strong dollar

12/13/2014, 08:12 pm

Apple's final quarter of 2014 is expected to set dramatic new records in iPhone sales and overall profits, but external issues out of the company's control will also play a part, ranging from cheaper oil to declining foreign currencies.

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Apple debuts cellular LTE-equipped iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in China

12/10/2014, 08:12 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced cellular-capable iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models will be available in China later this week, offering support for region-specific wireless networks used by major telecoms like the world-leader China Mobile.

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Apple's latest iPad Air 2 ad is departure from 'Your Verse' campaign

12/07/2014, 07:12 pm

Apple on Sunday released an ad highlighting its newly launched iPad Air 2 that, like recent commercials for iPad, chooses to demonstrate the tablet's flexibility by showing off a variety of apps, from productivity solutions to multimedia content creation.

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Opinion: Touch ID improves iPad security at cost of Smart Cover unlock convenience

12/06/2014, 08:12 am

The auto-unlock feature of the iPad Smart Cover was once touted as a unique and convenient way of interacting with Apple's tablet, but it has now been hampered by the addition of Touch ID to the latest iPad models.

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JMP raises Apple price target to Street-high $150 on 'exceptionally strong' demand for iPhone, iPad

12/03/2014, 07:12 pm

Analyst Alex Gauna of JMP Securities has raised his price target for Apple from $135 to $150, predicting an "explosive" quarter for the company based on "exceptionally strong" demand seen in both China and the United States.

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Best Buy slashes $100 off iPad Air 2 (from $399), $200 off MacBook Pro with CD/DVD ($899), $150 off iMacs (from $899)

11/27/2014, 01:11 am

Following up on its "Get a Jump on Black Friday" sale launched, U.S. electronics retail chain Best Buy on Thursday added Apple's latest iPad Air 2 to the list with deep $100 discounts on all models, putting the starting price at only $399.99 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only version.

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MacMall's Black Friday iPad sale now live: up to $75 off iPad Air 2, $30 off iPad mini 3

11/26/2014, 02:11 pm

Shoppers looking for a discount on Apple's newly released iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with Touch ID can act now to take advantage of MacMall's Black Friday sale, which is available tax-free to most U.S. customers, resulting in even more savings.

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Review: BrydgeAir keyboard makes your iPad Air feel like a 'MacBook mini'

11/22/2014, 05:11 am

iPad Air 1 & 2 owners looking for a quick and easy way to turn their tablet into a MacBook-style, lap-friendly portable computer need look no further than the new backlit BrydgeAir keyboard -- a well-built, well-designed productivity accessory.

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Online retailers who support Apple Pay in iOS apps will boost sales this holiday, study says

11/18/2014, 08:11 am

While most of the buzz surrounding Apple Pay is focused on its use in person at retail, the most popular application this holiday season may be in securely authorizing online purchases, a new study shows.

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Current tablet sales growth being driven by sub-$250 devices, IDC says

11/14/2014, 08:11 am

The average selling price of tablets continues to drop, according to the latest research from IDC, as sales growth in the tablet market is reportedly being driven by low-end, low-cost devices, just as Apple has entered the sub-$250 market with the first-generation iPad mini.

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Sprint builds out hardware leasing with 'iPad for Life' plans, iPad Air 2 starts at $20 per month

11/13/2014, 09:11 pm

Sprint on Thursday expanded its hardware leasing options beyond Apple's iPhone to include the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, with pricing for 16GB models pegged at a respective $20 and $17 per month for 24 months.

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Analysis of Apple's A8X SoC uncovers customized GPU, confirms 3-core architecture

11/12/2014, 11:11 am

Apple appears to have moved to a semi-custom design for the graphics processor in its new A8X SoC while employing an unusual triple-core CPU, according to a new analysis of the chip that powers the iPad Air 2.

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Apple's iPad continues to dominate NA usage with nearly 80% share, up from July

11/06/2014, 06:11 pm

Fresh data from ad network Chitika shows Apple's iPad accounted for 79.9 percent of North American Web traffic for the month of September, up 1.9 points from measurements taken in July.

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Killer Deals: $150 off iMac Retina 5K, $350 off Mac Pro, $40 off iPad Air 2, $30 off iPad mini 3, up to $268 off HP Printers

10/30/2014, 04:10 pm

For an extremely limited time, AI readers can take advantage of some truly killer -- and previously unseen -- deals including $150 off the just-introduced iMac with Retina 5K display, $350 off the entry Mac Pro, $150 off a 13-inch MacBook Pro and 3% off all other MacBooks. There's also a handful discounts on new iPads, iTunes Gift Cards, and coupons for up to $268 off HP printers.

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Logitech launches Type+ & Ultrathin keyboards for iPad Air 2, ultraportable Keys-To-Go for all models

10/29/2014, 12:10 pm

Logitech this week updated its Type+ and Ultrathin keyboard cases to be compatible with Apple's new iPad Air 2, and also introduced a new standalone ultraportable wireless iPad keyboard dubbed Keys-To-Go.

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iPad Air 2 glass cover has 2.5% screen reflectance vs. 8% reflectance for sapphire

10/28/2014, 01:10 pm

Apple fans still hoping the company will adopt a scratch-resistant sapphire cover for the iPhone in the near future should temper their expectations, as one display expert believes the impressive anti-reflective glass coating on the iPad Air 2 display is instead the way of the future.

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Apple's iPad Air 2 manufacturing costs stay level despite new technology - report

10/28/2014, 11:10 am

Apple is estimated to pay suppliers $275 for each base-model iPad Air 2 -- compared to $274 for the first-generation iPad Air -- even as the company made the tablet even more slim, upgraded the application processor, and added a Touch ID sensor and NFC chip for in-app Apple Pay compatibility.

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Apple's A8X powers iPad Air 2 graphics faster than Google's Nexus 9 with Nvidia Denver Tegra K1

10/28/2014, 11:10 am

Apple's new A8X Application Processor not only trounces other Android tablets in CPU tasks, but is also advancing iPad Air 2 to the front of the line in graphics operations as well, even before considering the ten-fold boost potential of iOS 8's Metal API.

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European wireless providers renew opposition to multi-carrier Apple SIM

10/27/2014, 03:10 pm

Wireless carriers on the Old Continent are approaching the Apple SIM --a new, Apple-provided SIM card that would allows users to easily switch between data service providers --with caution, staking out a similar position to the one they held the last time Apple proposed such a solution.

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In-depth review: Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

10/27/2014, 08:10 am

Apple's latest iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 incorporate Touch ID and support for Apple Pay within apps, with the same 10 hour battery life of previous models. The full size iPad Air 2 is also now 18 percent slimmer with an improved, antireflective display and gains a faster A8X chip, faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE wireless, a barometer, and a significantly improved iSight camera.

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