Apple dominated the holiday gift giving season, according to a recent study that found iPhones and iPads in aggregate comprised 49.1 percent of new device activations in the week leading up to Christmas.
A showdown pitting the new iPad Pro display against the rest of the tablet market has found that Apple's new 12.9-inch Retina display is an excellent panel, though it can't outmatch the new iPad mini 4 screen, and even ranks slightly lower than the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4.
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.
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.
Breaking with recent tradition, Apple will reportedly not be holding a media event in October of this year, with the company said to be planning to lay all of its cards on the table — including the anticipated "iPad Pro" — with today's media presentation in San Francisco.
Leaked design renderings, purportedly for Apple's anticipated fourth-generation iPad mini, appear to support claims that the tablet will be even thinner than its predecessor, putting it on par with the iPad Air 2.
A new report out of the Far East claims that Apple's iPad mini 4 will see many of the same upgrades received by the iPad Air 2 last year, only compressed into a much smaller footprint. Meanwhile, a 2015 debut of the iPad Air 3 is said to remain a possibility.
A questionable report out of the Far East on Tuesday claims Apple will announce a larger 12.9-inch "iPad Pro" and refreshed iPad mini by the end of 2015, but will not introduce a follow-up to the iPad Air 2. Further, the company is supposedly planning to end-of-life iPad mini after this year's revamp.
Amidst rumors suggesting Apple's underpowered iPad mini 3 will soon see an upgrade, a new video and accompanying images show off a chassis with minor design tweaks alleged to be coming in a fourth-generation model.
With last year's iPad mini 3 upgrade largely viewed as a disappointment, sporting the same processor and form factor as its predecessor, a new report says Apple may be looking to soon rectify that with a fourth-generation model featuring upgraded internal specifications.
A Japanese Apple fan magazine published on Friday what it says is a full-scale schematic of Apple's much rumored "iPad Air Plus," along with claims that the device will be powered by an A9 chip and ship between April and June of 2015.