Everything you need to know about Apple's original magical and revolutionary device, with its then-most advanced technology at a then-unbelievable price
Steve Jobs introduced the original iPad at a special event in January of 2010. Even though the iPad project at Apple predated the iPhone, the tablet ended up being released after the phone. It used the same great multitouch technology and familiar iOS operating system, but at a larger, 9.7-inch size and with two rather than one columns in most apps. It also debuted Apple's first custom composed processor, the Apple A4. It was, rumor has it, the most important device Steve Jobs felt he'd ever had a hand in creating, and given his legacy, that says a lot.
Almost everyone has been in this situation at one point or another. You pick up a new iPhone 5s or iPad Air, maybe a iPhone 5c or Retina iPad mini, you use it for a while, and then it starts to show signs of wear and tear. Maybe you banged it against the wall and got a little ding on it, maybe it was knocked out of your hand by a clumsy friend and fell to the floor. Whatever happened, you know the feeling of that first blemish — it sucks.
Best Buy is having a sale on iPads, both Wi-Fi and cellular. Through Saturday, anyone looking to purchase a Wi-Fi-only iPad Air will get a discount, starting with $20 off the 16GB model, and with bigger discounts for higher storage capcities.
For a while now we've been getting innumerable tips about a supposed 13-inch iPad Pro — with stylus no less — being "leaked" on Apple.com as part of their most recent supplier responsibility report. We've gotten a dozen or so today alone. Here's the thing: Apple doesn't leak unannounced products. The odds of a new iPad appearing in a throwaway graphic — when no event is even in sight — is as close to absolute zero as the temperature in deep space. What you're looking at above is just the lid assembly of a MacBook. Nothing less and certainly nothing more.
The booq Boa squeeze packs five accessory pockets spread along the sides and the back, an iPhone compartment on top, and an iPad and MacBook Air or MacBook Pro pockets inside. And yet it still manages to look sleek and sexy! Thanks to a 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior and ultra-soft nylex interior, it'll repel tears and water, and keep all your gear safe and secure as well!
My iPad Air serves a different purpose in my workflow than my iPhone 5s. The apps I have installed on each sometimes overlap but for the most part, they're set up completely different. My iPad is what I turn to at home for media and to wind down and relax while my iPhone is my on-the-go choice. I've already given you a look at what apps I have on my iPhone so here's a look at what's currently on my iPad!
Apple has long held a policy of building their advertising efforts around ideas and uses instead of specs and features, and the latest entry in their "your verse" series is no different. The last entry took us deep under the sea, and so it seems only fitting that Apple turn the spotlight to the opposite extreme: mountain climbing. Mountaineers Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington talked about how the addition of the iPad to their gear has changed how they scale some of the tallest peaks on Earth:
With all the talk of a large screen iPhone 6 this year, and potentially more in the years to follow, it's got me wondering — how big is too big? One of the arguments for a big screen iPhone is that it would better serve people who need a phone but want only one primary computing device. A 4.3- to 5-inch iPhone could satisfy them, but what about a 7.9-inch Retina iPad mini with Phone.app installed as well?
We spend a lot of time throughout the weeks talking about new, exciting and updated apps and games, but we don't often take the time out to share what we use on our own devices. The apps and games that we love and put to use in our own everyday lives. So, following from Rene, Ally and Peter's reports of what's on their devices, it's now my turn. Here's what's currently taking residence on my Retina iPad mini!
Three years after its introduction by Steve Jobs, is the iPad 2 set to finally be put to rest? With the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display now ruling the roost, a report by AppleInsider claims that the golden oldie is set to be discontinued: