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Topic: iPad

Black Friday propels iPad Air growth by 51%, iPhone 5c surges 26%

12/04/2013, 10:12 am

New data suggests Apple saw huge sales of the iPad Air and iPhone 5c from Black Friday sales, with an analytics firm seeing a massive growth spike for both devices over the holiday shopping weekend.

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Rumor: Apple considering 12.9-inch iPads with 2K and 4K resolutions for 2014 launch

12/03/2013, 08:12 pm

Adding to rumors that Apple is seriously considering a larger iPad model, a Chinese website on Tuesday claims Foxconn has built five prototype versions of the alleged 12.9-inch tablet featuring 2K or 4K screen resolutions.

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Android users accounted for 40% of Apple's iPad sales on Black Friday - report

12/02/2013, 03:12 pm

Android loyalty does not seem to extend to tablets, as new data suggests that 4 out of every 10 iPad units moved during last week's Black Friday shopping event were purchased by customers who use smartphones powered by Google's operating system.

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Apple's iPhone, iPad used to place over 80% of mobile sales on Black Friday

11/29/2013, 07:11 pm

Apple's iOS products not only represented a large chunk of U.S. Black Friday sales, but where also used to place the vast majority of mobile purchases.

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Apple partners Target, Best Buy, Staples, Walmart & eBay offer assorted discounts on iPads & iPods

11/29/2013, 07:11 am

With Apple deciding not to discount iPads for its own Black Friday sale this year, shoppers can turn to the company's online retail partners, which offer a wide variety of savings and promotions on assorted current and previous generation models, though inventory of the most popular models remains hard to come by.

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Rumor: Retina iPad mini bottlenecks ease quickly, production already exceeding first-gen model

11/27/2013, 08:11 am

Apple is said to have built 4 million second-generation iPad mini with Retina display units in the month of November, already surpassing production levels of the first-generation model, according to a new rumor.

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Microsoft's new Surface ad calls out iPad over 'hands free' gestures, multiple user accounts

11/27/2013, 01:11 am

In what seems to be a never ending stream of vitriol against Apple's iPad, Microsoft on Tuesday released two more commercials bashing the iPad Air over its lack of features compared to the Surface 2.

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NBA's Portland Trail Blazers use Apple's iPad in-game to make real-time adjustments

11/26/2013, 06:11 pm

In their 102-91 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday, the Portland Trail Blazers were seen using iPads on the bench to study in-game footage, which players say helped carry the team to its eleventh consecutive win.

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Bizarre Microsoft Windows 8.1 ad pleads: "Honestly, it works for work"

11/26/2013, 04:11 pm

Rather than correcting its Surface billboards with Excel math errors, Microsoft appears to be pleading with the public to take Windows 8.1 seriously in a new ad headlined: "Honestly, it works for work."

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Nokia takes page from Microsoft in new Lumia ad, goes after iPad's lack of physical keyboard

11/25/2013, 07:11 pm

Competitors are once again taking aim at Apple's top-selling iPad, with a new Nokia ad on Monday trumpeting the superiority of the Lumia 2520 tablet's attachable keyboard, long battery life and productivity capabilities.

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Retina iPad mini rollout expands with walk-in sales at some Apple Stores, regional carrier availability [u]

11/22/2013, 11:11 am

Empire State customers can now purchase a Retina iPad mini at select New York City Apple retail stores without securing the tablet online in advance, while regional carrier partners like Bluegrass Cellular are beginning to announce availability, possibly signaling the start of a more expansive rollout.

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Apple highlights 'Life on iPad' stories in new promotional webpage

11/21/2013, 11:11 pm

In time for the holiday season, Apple has launched a new page on its website dedicated to telling the stories of an eclectic gathering of athletes, doctors, dancers and more, who use the iPad in unique ways.

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Irish school's attempt to replace books with HP tablets results in 'unmitigated disaster'

11/21/2013, 11:11 am

Major technical problems have forced an Irish secondary school to migrate its students back to paper books after their deployment of HP ElitePad tablets became what the school's principal termed "an unmitigated disaster."

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Retina iPad mini backorders at major US carriers hints at ongoing supply shortage

11/21/2013, 12:11 am

The nation's wireless carriers have yet to see steady shipments of Apple's cellular-enabled iPad mini with Retina display, with three of the "big four" telecoms all backordered for weeks as the holiday shopping season draws closer.

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Official Apple Store app for iPad debuts on iOS

11/20/2013, 09:11 am

The iPad gained a bespoke Apple shopping experience Wednesday as a new Apple Store app designed specifically for the company's tablets hit the App Store, bringing a gesture-based user interface and a listing of trending products.

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32GB Wi-Fi-only Retina iPad mini most plentiful at Apple Stores

11/19/2013, 10:11 am

With Apple's new Retina display-equipped iPad mini facing severe supply constraints, checks of Apple retail stores suggest consumers hoping to get their hands on one of the tablets locally will have the best chance by aiming for a 32-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model.

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Rumor: Supplier now building 12.9-inch Apple iPad displays for early 2014 launch

11/19/2013, 08:11 am

A "first-tier display supplier" is building 12.9-inch Retina displays for use in a new jumbo-sized iPad set to launch in early 2014, a new report out of Korea claims.

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Retina iPad mini display shows poorer color accuracy than Apple's iPad Air

11/18/2013, 11:11 am

The Retina display on Apple's newest 7.9-inch iPad mini shows a smaller range of colors than the high-resolution screen found on the larger iPad Air and other competing tablets, according to one analysis.

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Android-based TV sticks activate as tablets, prove popular for bootleg videos in Asia

11/18/2013, 09:11 am

Android-based USB and HDMI TV sticks that incorrectly activate as tablets have proven popular in Asia, where they are reportedly used to pirate video content --and could be inaccurately skewing Android's tablet market share at the cost of Apple's iPad.

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The curious case of IDC, Gartner & Strategy Analytics' PC, phone & tablet data on Apple

11/16/2013, 05:11 am

Every quarter, the tech world's market research firms release metrics on how many PCs, phones and tablets Apple reported selling and compare these to estimates of what the rest of the world produced, resulting in headlines that minimize the importance of the world's largest and most profitable company. You might wonder why.

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