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What's the difference between iPads?

What's the difference between iPads?

iPad buyers guide: Explaining the differences between iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, iPad 2, and iPad mini and how to figure out which one is right for you 'iPad' sounds like just one thing, but Apple has two distinct iPad lines - full-size and mini - and two distinct generations - new and old -...
74% of Apple mobile devices now running iOS 7

74% of Apple mobile devices now running iOS 7

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...
Add some Lego style to your iPad mini with Belkin's new case

Add some Lego style to your iPad mini with Belkin's new case

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. While this might hamper using...
Apple gift guide: How to pick the perfect iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac!

Apple gift guide: How to pick the perfect iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac!

How to pick the perfect Apple gift for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac lovers in your life! 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....
iPad Air vs Retina iPad mini

iPad Air vs Retina iPad mini: The other decision!

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...
iPad Air vs Retina iPad mini: The decision!

iPad Air vs Retina iPad mini: The decision!

iPad Air vs. Retina iPad mini. It seems like that's all I'm getting asked about these days. We've done podcasts about it we've done full-on buyers guides for it, and I've done a complete iPad Air review and iPad mini with Retina display review, and still, the questions. Haven't. Stopped. Coming....
Retina iPad mini

iPad mini with Retina Display hitting resellers in the UK, 4G LTE models still look scarce

When the iPad mini with Retina Display first launched, here in the UK there was no initial reseller availability – as indicated on the GSX portal. It was either Apple or don't get one, but thankfully that seems to have changed with several major retailers now offering Apple's latest. However, if...
How's your Retina iPad mini battery life? [Poll]

How's your Retina iPad mini battery life? [Poll]

How's your Retina iPad mini battery life? The iPad mini with Retina Display has been available for a little while now, and so it's time to talk battery life. We've put it through its paces – thoroughly – and completed our full review, but battery life statistics are always much more detailed and...
Some Apple Stores now allowing walk-in purchasing of iPad mini with Retina display

Some Apple Stores now allowing walk-in purchasing of iPad mini with Retina display

It appears that Apple is now allowing walk-in customers purchase the iPad mini with Retina display. Since last week's odd soft launch, customers could only get a new iPad mini in an Apple Store if they ordered it online and then opted for Personal Pickup due to supply constraints. But at least...
iPad mini with Retina display review

iPad mini with Retina display review

Complete review of Apple's new Retina-display equipped, 64-bit, 7.9-inch tablet 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...
Retina iPad mini: How good is it for comic book reading?

Retina iPad mini: How good is it for comic book reading?

I don't know how big the intersection is between gadget nerds and comic book nerds, but based on how many questions we've gotten about how legible and enjoyable comics are on the new Retina iPad mini, I'm guessing it's pretty close to Galactus big. The iPad Air, thanks to its large, 9.7-inch...
Having issues getting AT&T data on your new iPad Air or  iPad mini with Retina display? Here's what to do!

Having issues getting AT&T data on your new iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display? Here's what to do!

If you're having issues getting an AT&T data plan added to your iPad Air or iPad mini with Retina display, you aren't alone! Lots of people have expressed frustration with the built-in account management tool that comes stock on all AT&T model iPads. We've reached out to AT&T and done...
Retina iPad mini

Do you see image retention on your Retina iPad mini? [Poll]

Do you see image retention on your Retina iPad mini? Much has been said about the – still frankly pretty darn impressive – display on the Retina iPad mini. Narrow color gamuts are clear to see when you sit the mini next to the iPad Air but what about this image retention issue; are you seeing it...
Retina iPad mini iSight and FaceTime HD camera tests

Retina iPad mini iSight and FaceTime HD camera tests

The iSight camera in the Retina mini remains unchanged from last year's original. It's still the same 5 megapixel, backside illuminated (BSI), five-element, hybrid IR file red, and f/2.4 aperture. What has changed is the Apple A7 processor inside, and the image signal processor (ISP) inside it....
Retina iPad mini display: How icons, text, and comics compare

Retina iPad mini display: How icons, text, and comics compare

The Retina iPad mini has an LED-backlit LCD screen with in-plane switching (IPS) for a wide viewing angle. It also has a 2048x1536 display crammed down to 326ppi to fit into a 7.9-inch screen. That's the same pixel count as the iPad Air, the same density as the iPhone 5s, and the same screen...
Retina iPad mini display: High density, narrow color-gamut, possible image retention

Retina iPad mini display: High density, narrow color-gamut, possible image retention

The Retina iPad mini promises all the pixels of the iPad Air at the density of the iPhone 5s. That's 2048x1536 at 326ppi. If that sounds like a screen-dream come true, in many ways it is. Unfortunately, the Retina iPad mini only provides the same, narrower color gamut of the original iPad mini....
iPad camera

Are you an iPad photographer and proud of it? [Poll]

Are you an iPad photographer and proud of it? It's a discussion we've had many, many times before; using your iPad – or any other tablet for that matter – as a camera. Some love it, some hate it, some ridicule it and others just don't care, but it's a subject most of us have an opinion on. We...
Using a keyboard with your iPad? Here are the shortcuts you need to know!

Using a keyboard with your iPad? Here are the shortcuts you need to know!

While Apple did a great job with the virtual software keyboard for the iPad, for some people nothing replaces the productivity of pounding on a real, physical, hardware keyboard. Luckily, you can connect a variety of Bluetooth keyboards to achieve just that, and when you do, some traditional...
Retina iPad mini: Silver vs. space gray gallery

Retina iPad mini: Silver vs. space gray gallery

While the new Retina iPad mini certainly looks a lot like last year's original, Apple has switched out the old, scratch and chip-prone slate gray color for an all new, all-the-more resilient, space gray finish. It also matches the space gray options for the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, if that sort of...
iMore show 376: Retina iPad mini launch surprise!

iMore show 376: Retina iPad mini launch surprise!

Rene, Peter, and Richard talk all about the middle-of-the-night, online-only Retina iPad mini launch and their first impressions. Also: Mavericks Gmail update, what's better, and what's still broken! Subscribe via iTunes: Audio | Video Subscribe via RSS:...

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