Complete guide to Apple's smaller, thinner, lighter, original 7.9-inch iPad mini
Apple's new iPad mini was announced on October 23, 2012. Apple calls it the iPad, just concentrated, but the specs are closer to the iPod touch 5 or iPad 2. With an Apple A5 processor, LTE 4G and DC-HSPA networking, and the new Lightning connector, that still made it the best small tablet on the planet when it was introduced. However, while it's still available, the state-of-the-art of small tablets is now the Retina iPad mini.
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.
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!
Dish Network Corp. says that beginning January 17 you'll be able to get a free iPad mini when you sign up for their service. It's actually an extension of an existing program, but up until now it's been the full-sized iPad 2 (instead of first-year programming discounts).
T-Mobile USA announced Tuesday that it's offering $0 down to qualified customers interested in buying a new iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Air, iPad mini or iPad mini with Retina display. The plan starts Wednesday, December 11, 2013 and will be available from T-Mobile dealers and online.
'iPad' sounds like just one thing, but Apple has two distinct iPad lines - full-size and mini - and two distinct generations - new and old - available for sale right now. There's the brand new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, and there's the held-over iPad 2 and iPad mini. But what's the real differences between all these iPads? Does more money really get you more features, does saving up-front cost you in the long run, and how much tablet do you really need? If you're looking to get your first iPad, or looking to get one for family or friends, figuring it all out can be confusing. Here's what you need to know!
Apple has posted a chart on their developer center showing that iOS 7 adoption, as measure by connections to the App Store between November 25 and December 1, 2013, has reached 74%. That means, in the less than 3 months since launch, very nearly 3 out of every 4 iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads that connect to the App Store are now running the latest version of Apple's mobile software. 22% are running iOS 6, and only 4% are running iOS 5 or earlier.
Add this one to your Christmas list, Belkin has released a Lego Builder Case for the iPad mini. Incorporating a polycarbonate shell and a smart cover, the party piece is the Lego panel on the rear that you can actually use as a base to build your Lego creations on.
We're entering what is, for many, the biggest shopping and gift-giving season of the year, and by virtue of their quality, cachet, and overall coolness, Apple gifts are always high on everyone's lists. Whether you're looking for that perfect present for that special someone, or just want to take advantage of the once-a-year sales for yourself, it can be a challenge to figure out exactly which Apple devices to get. When does a Retina iPad mini make more sense than a full-sized iPad Air? When does a MacBook Air? iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c? MacBook Pro or iMac? What about an iPod? Figuring out which iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Mac is your best buy this year is the questions we get asked the most often, and with Black Friday and the Holidays upon us, here are our answers!
As Rene pointed out yesterday, one of, if not the most frequent question we've been asked this past few weeks is which iPad should you buy. Which iPad would we buy? Podcasts, buyers guides, reviews of each, but it seems everyone really wants to know which gets our personal recommendation. Rene outlined some fine points in both camps, so we'll not go over the same ground again – so if you haven't, go read! – but we came to a different decision. For me, if I really, truly, had to choose just one, I'd be taking the Retina iPad mini.