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Topic: iPad

Kindle Fire & Android gain, but Apple's iPad holds commanding 81% tablet share

02/05/2013, 02:02 pm

Amazon's Kindle Fire and, to a lesser extent, Android tablets saw continued usage share growth after the holidays, according to a new report, but Apple's iPads remained the overwhelming tablet leader, with more than 80 percent of active users in the market.

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Apple looking to expand role of Siri as an 'OS within an OS'

02/05/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple is looking to hire user interface engineers to make "the next big thing even bigger," expanding the capabilities the company's Siri search assistant to new apps on iOS, and also, apparently, the company's desktop Mac platform.

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Logitech unveils Ultrathin Keyboard for Apple's iPad mini

02/05/2013, 12:02 pm

Computer accessory maker Logitech announced on Tuesday that it would be rolling out a version of its Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for Apple's iPad mini.

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128GB iPad with Retina display now available from Apple

02/05/2013, 07:02 am

Apple on Tuesday updated its online store to reflect availability of the new high-capacity 128-gigabyte iPad with Retina display.

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Rumor: Apple's next iPad mini to pack 324ppi Retina display

02/04/2013, 02:02 pm

The follow-up to Apple's iPad mini will reportedly feature a Retina display with a pixel density of 324 pixels per inch higher even than the display on the fourth-generation iPad.

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iPad mini ship times improve to 1-3 days in U.S. Online Apple Store

02/03/2013, 06:02 pm

In an update to its U.S. online storefront on Sunday, Apple is now showing ship times of the popular iPad mini stand at 1-3 business days, down from the 3-5 days quoted late last month.

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Double Robotics leverages Apple's iPad with Double remote telepresence robot

02/03/2013, 03:02 am

A necessary byproduct of living in the future as we do appears to be the occasional bit of tech that is simultaneously very cool and remarkably impractical. Normally retailing for $2,500, and requiring the investment of at least another $500 to function, Double Robotics' Double telepresence robot fits squarely into that category. It is pretty fun to watch, though.

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Rumor: 'G/F2' touchscreen will make Apple's next 9.7" iPad thinner, lighter

01/31/2013, 11:01 am

Apple later this year is expected to launch a new 9.7-inch iPad that will become thinner and lighter by using the same touchscreen technology as the iPad mini, according to a new report.

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IDC: iPad leads record worldwide tablet shipments but loses marketshare in Q4 2012

01/31/2013, 01:01 am

According to new data from research firm IDC, Apple's iPad led worldwide tablet shipments hit 51.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, but dipped in overall marketshare amid booming sales from rival Samsung.

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Apple's 128GB iPad aims to drive profits up a path competitors can't easily follow

01/30/2013, 08:01 am

Apple's surprise unveiling of a new "fat" iPad 4 model equipped with 128 gigabytes of storage expands the company's tablet platform offerings into premium territory, a feat its competitors will have trouble duplicating.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro to ship with as little as 36% of advertised storage available to users

01/29/2013, 05:01 pm

Microsoft has promised its Surface RT follow-up, the Surface Pro, to be a full-featured Windows 8 tablet complete with a host of built-in apps, but the operating system and software will take up as much as 64 percent of the device's onboard storage depending on the model.

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iPad mini shipments rumored to hit 12 million in Q1 2013

01/29/2013, 11:01 am

Apple's component supply chain may have managed to resolve supply issues, as new reports out of China have production ramping up for the iPad mini as well as the shortage-plagued new iMac.

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Apple now collecting twice as much from iTunes, software & services as from iPod sales

01/28/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple's reclassification of its revenues to isolate iTunes' software, media and services separately from its hardware products has revealed the hidden billions of dollars in revenues the company has been earning on top of its hardware sales of computers and gadgets, revenues that now dwarf the company's iPod sales.

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Apple shifting its guidance to stop being blamed for "missing" analyst expectations

01/25/2013, 08:01 pm

This week, Apple announced plans to change the way it outlines guidance, an effort apparently intended to thwart excessively enthusiastic analyst expectations that have resulted in a series of "misses" ultimately blamed upon the company itself.

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iPad mini shipment times improve to 3-5 days from Online Apple Store

01/25/2013, 06:01 pm

Despite severe constraints throughout the holiday quarter, supply of Apple's iPad mini is finally catching up with demand as the Online Apple Store is now quoting ship-by dates of 3-5 business days.

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Apple's record profits contrasted with Amazon's hopes to turn a profit

01/24/2013, 06:01 pm

Apple's profits for fiscal 2012 reached above $40 billion, making it the only tech company to ever reach that benchmark. In fact, it's a feat only ever matched by oil giant Exxon Mobil.

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Apple to spend $10 billion on innovation, expansion in 2013

01/24/2013, 04:01 pm

This year, Apple will spend $10 billion investing in its future. That's a huge increase over last year, and it obliterates the popular notion that the company is drifting off into a highly competitive market with no real plans for innovating in the future.

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Boston Globe school program switches from paper to Apple's iPad

01/23/2013, 10:01 am

The Boston Globe announced this week that its Newspaper In Education program will provide Apple iPads with digital subscriptions to the publication in Massachusetts public schools.

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Smithsonian zoo introduces iPads to orangutans with 'App for Apes' project

01/22/2013, 05:01 pm

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., is utilizing Apple's iPad as a new interactive enrichment tool aimed at cognitive development for the zoo's simians.

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Microsoft launching Surface Pro, expanding Surface RT lineup on Feb. 9

01/22/2013, 04:01 pm

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will expand its Surface tablet lineup next month with the new "Pro" model running Windows 8, as well as a new "RT" version with 64 gigabytes of storage.

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