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Vector 18: Ben Thompson on missing the iPad magic

Vector 18: Ben Thompson on missing the iPad magic

Ben Thompson of stratechery, formerly of Apple and Microsoft, talks about the tablet market, including the seeming loss of ‘magic’ in iPad marketing, the inability of PC-makers to see beyond the PC, and the opportunity for true revolution. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in...
Apple hasn't demoed an iPad on stage all year

Apple hasn't demoed an iPad on stage all year

Speaking of Ben Thompson, here's an interesting response and extrapolation to his iPad event piece on Stratechery from Pavan Rajam on the rajam report: The iPads didn't get much stage time and weren't featured in any demos. What is particularly disconcerting is that Apple has not done a...
Remembering what makes an iPad 'magical'

Remembering what makes an iPad 'magical'

There's been a lot of debate about both the recent Apple iPad & Mac event, and the nature of the iPad compared to competing products like Microsoft's Surface. I've joined in on both fronts. Ben Thompson, however, has neatly tied both up together and topped them with a bow. Stratechery: If...
Retina iPad mini supply levels 'unclear' for the holidays (i.e. buy early)

Retina iPad mini supply levels 'unclear' for the holidays (i.e. buy early)

During today's quarterly financial results call, Tim Cook sounded unsure about whether or not they were going to have enough Retina iPad minis to meet demand for the last quarter of the year. Specifically, he noted that "It's unclear whether we'll enough for the quarter." Obviously it's going to...
Tim Cook: it's going to be an iPad Christmas!

Tim Cook: it's going to be an iPad Christmas!

It might be October, but Apple CEO Tim Cook is looking firmly ahead to the impending holiday season. And so, what message, what words of wisdom does the CEO of one of the world's richest companies say when looking forwards to Christmas? "It's going to be an iPad Christmas" iPad Air and the...
iPad Air reservations go live October 30 in Hong Kong and China

iPad Air reservations go live October 30 in Hong Kong and China

Much the same as before the iPhone 5s launch last month, Apple is taking reservations for the new iPad Air beginning October 30 in Hong Kong and China. According to listings on both Apple China and Apple Hong Kong, reservations will begin at 8am local time, for in-store pickup on launch day,...
AppleCare+ vs. insurance vs. nothing: Which iPad Air or retina iPad mini protection plan should you get?

AppleCare+ vs. insurance vs. nothing: Which iPad Air or Retina iPad mini protection plan should you get?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to decide between AppleCare+, third party insurance, or no insurance at all on your new iPad Air or Retina iPad mini If you plan on picking up a new iPad Air, a Retina iPad mini, or one of the cheaper, previous generation iPads, one of the last - but most important...
Logitechs announces updated cases for iPad Air

Logitech announces updated keyboard cases for iPad Air

Logitech has announced new versions of its popular iPad cases, with these new models specifically made for the iPad Air. The FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, and Folio Protective Case have will all be compatible with Apple's new 9.7-inch tablet. The...
Moshi introduces two new cases for iPad Air, available later this fall

Moshi introduces two new cases for iPad Air, available later this fall

The iPad Air will be in our hot little hands at the end of this week, and popular accessory maker Moshi has introduced a pair of new cases designed to look after it for you. The Versacover and the Concerti will both be available later this fall for $60 and $55 respectively. The Versacover is...
iPad Air vs. MacBook Air: Which Apple ultra-portable should you get?

iPad Air vs. MacBook Air: Which Apple ultra-portable should you get?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to choose between Apple's new iPad Air and the 2013 11-inch MacBook Air! Apple now has two products designated as "Air", the MacBook Air, updated last June with the latest generation Intel Haswell processors, and the brand new iPad Air, introduced in October with a...
16GB vs. 32GB vs. 64GB vs. 128GB: Which iPad Air or Retina iPad mini storage capacity should you get?

16GB vs. 32GB vs. 64GB vs. 128GB: Which iPad Air or Retina iPad mini storage capacity should you get?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to choose the perfect 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB iPad Air or Retina iPad mini for you! Apple offers four different storage sized options for the new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, ranging from a paltry 16GB to an enormous 128GB - literally 8 times the capacity!...
Silver vs. space gray: Which iPad Air and Retina iPad mini color should you get?

Silver vs. space gray: Which iPad Air and Retina iPad mini color should you get?

*/ 2013 iPad buyers guide: How to choose the perfect silver/white or space gray/black iPad Air or Retina iPad mini for you! Apple's 2013 iPad line remains discreetly metallic when it comes to color schemes. It's not as bad as 2010, mind you, when you could have your choice of color, as long...
iPad Air vs. Retina iPad mini vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad mini: Which iPad model should you get?

iPad Air vs. Retina iPad mini vs. iPad 2 vs. iPad mini: Which iPad model should you get?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to choose the perfect new iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, or less expensive iPad 2 or iPad mini for you! Once you're sure you're buying an iPad and now, the next step is to decide which iPad you're going to get. And this year, it's a tougher decision than ever. The...
iPad Air and Retina iPad mini: Should you upgrade?

iPad Air and Retina iPad mini: Should you upgrade?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to decide if you should upgrade to Apple's latest large or small sized iPad! When a new iPad hits the market - or two iPads, as is the case right now - one of the hardest decisions we face is whether or not to upgrade from and original iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad...
Industry analyst disputes bad info about iPad marketshare

How good Android data leads to bad iPad analysis

Looking at tablet sales numbers, it's easy to assume that the iPad is already badly eclipsed by Android devices. But a closer look at those numbers reveal a different story, according to tech industry analyst Ben Bajarin, who posts his thoughts at Techopinions.com. Bajarin notes that the biggest...
Space Gray iPad mini reportedly hitting store shelves now

Space Gray iPad mini reportedly hitting store shelves now

Announced as the replacement for the black and slate iPad mini at Tuesday's event in San Francisco, the new Space Gray version is reportedly now going on sale in some Apple Retail Stores. The new color went on sale immediately after the event online, but has now a few days later reportedly...
iPads are overpriced... compared to what?

iPads are overpriced... compared to what?

Before the iPad launched it was rumored to cost $1000. When Steve Jobs announced it at an Apple special event in 2010, the starting price ended up being $500. Given the expectation and the presentation, the price sounded great. Now, following the latest iPad event, and the introducing of the iPad...
Vector 17: Brian Klug on desktop-class mobile chipsets

Vector 17: Brian Klug on desktop-class mobile chipsets

Brian Klug of AnandTech talks to Rene about Apple's iPad & Mac event, the beefiness of the A7 Cyclone CPU, Google's Nexus tablets, and desktop power in tiny packages. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download Directly Follow on Twitter Show notes Apple A7...
iPad vs. Galaxy vs. Nexus vs. Kindle vs. Surface: Which tablet should you get?

iPad vs. Galaxy vs. Nexus vs. Kindle vs. Surface: Which tablet should you get?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to choose between the iPad and other tablets, including Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, Amazon Kindle Fire, and more! Apple has flipped the tables - er, tablets - and not only managed to cram a 2048x1536 display into the 7.9-inch Retina iPad mini, but managed to cram...
A7 in the iPad: more power, more savings

A7 in the iPad: more power, more savings

Going in to yesterday's Apple Mac and iPad event, the expectation was that we would get new iPads. The good money was also that these new iPads would get new processors. The previous two generations of iPads had followed the introduction of new iPhones and had incorporated an upgraded version of...

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