The Retina iPad mini has the same gorgeous 2048x1536 pixel resolution as the 9.7-inch iPad Air, but in a smaller, denser 7.9-inch package. Along with the same improvements to the LTE radio and FaceTime HD cameras that have come to the 2013 iPhones, other improvements include an Apple A7 processor with Apple M7 motion coprocessor. New colors, including space gray are also options.
20 November 2013
In 2012 Apple took the year-old 9.7-inch iPad 2, condensed it down to 7.9 inches, and re-launched it as the new iPad mini. Every inch an iPad, yet one of stark contrasts - a design from the future wrapped around technology from the past. It had an Apple A5 processor in the age of the Apple A6, and a 1024x768 standard density display in an age of 2048x1536 Retina. Still, for many, the lack of size mattered. Smaller, thinner, less expensive, and, most importantly, lighter than any iPad before it, the mini quickly found its way into pockets, purses, and hearts. It was such an incredibly good tiny tablet that otherwise incredibly discerning people - people who vowed never to go near a standard density display again - forgave it its shortcomings, even if its chunky pixels never let their eyes forget it. Enter the 2013 iPad mini with Retina display. Ever-so-slightly thicker, ever-so-slightly heavier, it manages to pack the full 2048x1536 resolution into an even higher density screen, and skips an entire processor generation to do it. Apple A7 powered, 64-bit, it appears atomically identical in almost every way to the iPad Air. Small wonder indeed... or is it?
09 March 2012
Everything you need to know before buying the new iPad, including how to pick your model, storage capacity, color, and 3G or 4G LTE carrier!
Considering the new iPad but interested in more information before taking the plunge? Should you buy the 2012, third generation iPad at all, or would you be better off with last year's, discounted iPad 2, or another tablet entirely? If you do decide to buy the new iPad, which model do you need, 16, 32, or 64GB? Which color, white or black? And if you go for the 4G LTE version, which network is better, AT&T or Verizon?
This is our 2012 iPad buyers guide. If you have questions, iMore has answers! And if you already know what you're getting, keep think link handy to mail, tweet, or Facebook your friends and family -- we'll help them out so you don't have to!
27 November 2013
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.
21 November 2013
Did you just pick up a new iPad? Maybe you’re looking for a new, cheap way to kill time? You’re in luck - we’ve got some great games here that look and play great on the big screen, and they’re all available for the low, low price of free. For many folks, these games will be great regardless of device you’re playing on, so be sure to check out our best free iPhone games guide for a full-spectrum view of what’s out there.
It’s worth keeping in mind that just about all of these employ in-app purchases of some kind or another. Many gamers would much rather pay a flat fee up-front, but we’re writing this for the cheapskates. We’re also trying to avoid “lite” games, since you won’t get a lot of replay value by only having the first couple of levels and being pestered to upgrade to buy the rest.
Without further ado, here’s our list. Don’t be shy to sing out in the comments with your favorite free games for the iPad.