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Topic: iPad

Android tablets outshipped Apple's iPad for first time in Q2 2013, study claims

08/01/2013, 03:08 pm

The tablet market continues to grow rapidly, and Apple's position in that market appears to be slipping, as shipments of tablets powered by Google's Android operating system overtook the iPad in the second quarter of this year.

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Leaked photos show off mini-like rear case of Apple's supposed next-gen iPad

08/01/2013, 10:08 am

The fifth generation of Apple's full-sized iPad isn't expected to see release until this fall, but new images have emerged showing what may be the rear casing of the device, and it appears to take sizable design cues from the iPad mini.

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WSJ: iPad mini with Samsung-sourced Retina display likely coming in Q4

08/01/2013, 01:08 am

Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal reported early Thursday that Apple is getting ready for mass production of a next-generation Retina display-toting iPad mini set to launch in the fourth quarter.

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Strategy Analytics finds millions of Android tablets, rewrites iPad history

07/31/2013, 11:07 am

Just days after publishing a report insisting that Samsung Electronics is now more profitable in handsets than Apple, Strategy Analytics is back with a new claim that states Apple's iPad has shriveled up to just 28.3 percent of the tablet market in the June quarter. There are some very serious problems with this data, too.

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Google caught using misleading report to claim Nexus 7 outsold iPad in Japan

07/30/2013, 03:07 pm

Google was recently caught citing a flawed study to claim that its Nexus 7 tablet had become the most popular tablet device in Japan earlier this year, even though that study didn't count iPad sales originating in Apple's direct sales, or two of the largest carriers in that country.

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Google appears ready to ditch Android over its intellectual property issues

07/29/2013, 02:07 am

The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed under the management of Andy Rubin.

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LA public schools to deploy 31K Apple iPads this year, supply all 640K students in 2014

07/26/2013, 11:07 am

More details have emerged on the L.A. Unified School District's massive plans to supply students with iPads, as all 640,000 students in the district will receive their own Apple tablet by the end of next year.

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Penguin appeases EU regulators by ditching e-book deal with Apple

07/25/2013, 01:07 pm

The European Commission on Thursday announced that it has reached an agreement with book publisher Penguin, ending its antitrust probe against the company.

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Google refreshes Nexus 7 with twice iPad mini's pixel count, for $100 less

07/24/2013, 02:07 pm

Google on Wednesday fired a shot across Apple's bow, unveiling a revamped version of its Nexus 7 tablet that's aimed at outdoing Apple's iPad mini at a lower price.

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Apple's iPhone cements its position as the 'smartphone of choice for business'

07/23/2013, 07:07 pm

Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer detailed Apple's leading position in the enterprise and among government agencies, noting custom corporate app development, mass device deployments and a recent new security clearance.

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Cook cool on China troubles: still 'a huge opportunity for Apple'

07/23/2013, 06:07 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is still upbeat on the his company's outlook in the world's most populous nation, saying that he isn't discouraged by this past quarter's somewhat disappointing numbers in China.

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80% of reduced iPad shipments attributable to channel inventory decline

07/23/2013, 05:07 pm

Apple drew down its iPad channel inventory by 1.9 million units during the June quarter, accounting for the lion's share of the year-over-year decrease the company saw in iPad shipments.

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Apple's iPad holds on to massive tablet usage lead, now at 84%

07/23/2013, 02:07 pm

Increased competition in the tablet segment apparently hasn't stopped Apple's iPad from continuing to dominate, as a new study finds that the iPad accounts for nearly seven out of eight tablets active on the Internet in North America.

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New low-cost iPad mini expected to debut alongside Retina model in 2014

07/23/2013, 10:07 am

Both an iPad mini with Retina display and an even more affordable iPad mini are said to be in the works at Apple, though the products are not expected to debut until next year.

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Apple reportedly drops LCD supplier AUO for second-gen iPad mini, may turn to Samsung

07/23/2013, 08:07 am

Longtime Apple supplier AU Optronics will not be providing low-power LCD screens for the company's second-generation iPad mini due to production issues, according to a new report.

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Editorial: The mysterious failure of Microsoft's Surface RT

07/20/2013, 06:07 am

This last week, Microsoft announced disappointing earnings that reflected the battered market for PCs and the company's inability to gain traction in smartphones. But most notable was the $900 million "inventory adjustment" related to Surface RT, Microsoft's beleaguered iPad contender. How could it have failed so badly?

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Latest iPad-bashing Microsoft ad focuses on peripherals, new Surface RT price point

07/19/2013, 05:07 pm

It seems Microsoft is becoming increasingly aggressive in pushing its Surface tablet lineup, and on Friday released a new ad targeting the iPad's lack of keyboard, USB slot and high cost compared to the recently discounted Surface RT.

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Rumor: LG to ship Retina displays for next-gen iPad mini ahead of October debut

07/19/2013, 01:07 am

Adding to the mounting pile of iPad mini rumors, a report from the Far East on Friday claims Apple supplier LG is preparing to ship millions of panels bound for a rumored Retina display version of the device, suggesting the tablet may see a fourth quarter launch.

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Apple's iPad to handle Little League World Series scorekeeping

07/16/2013, 12:07 pm

Apple's iPad will serve as the official scoring and record recording device used by officials during the 2013 Little League Baseball and Softball World Series, replacing the traditional pen-and-paper method currently in use..

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Microsoft slashes Surface RT prices by $150 as it flounders against Apple's iPad

07/15/2013, 01:07 pm

Having failed to gain traction in the tablet market, Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface RT tablet so low that the 10.6-inch device now costs nearly the same amount as Apple's entry-level iPad mini.

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