About a month after Apple announced their iPad trade-in program for retail stores in the US and Canada it looks like the program has found its way across the pond to Europe, including us here in the UK. According to the information you should now be able to trade in your iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Mini at Apple stores in exchange for a newer model iOS device.
While I’m yet to test some of the biggest rivals for the Belkin QODE Ultimate, I’m very happy with this one. As someone that does a lot of typing, having a physical keyboard with the iPad Air just allows me to travel a lot lighter, not having to bring both a macbook and the iPad when out and about. Good functionality, splim profile, responsive keyboard, and great battery life (used for a month and yet to charge) makes the Belkin QODE Ultimate for iPad Air a winner in my book.
Somehow it does not come as a surprise that Apple might be working on a Pro version of the iPad, just like they have done with the MacBook range. The latest rumours are that Apple is testing different screen technologies to go with the IPad Pro, including so a called 4k screens with a resolution around 3840×2160.
The fireworks might have been left for later, but this morning Apple started selling the new iPad Mini Retina through their stores and online here in the UK. It is expected that the iPad Mini Retina will be a big seller this Christmas, so it could be a good idea to get your orders in early.
Apple has concluded quite the busy keynote tonight, an event that included plenty of information about the latest Maverick OS update, new iLife and iWork apps, new Macbook Pros, and the impressive Mac Pro. But stealing the show was the new iPad Air (5th generation iPad), followed by the new Retina iPad Mini.
With new iPads being the hot ticket for tomorrows Apple event, a few people have being speculating around the message around the event, and especially about the ‘more to cover’ part of the messaging. One of the interpretations include Apple getting ready to deliver a Surface style keyboard cover for the iPad 5.
Apple has now officially sent out invites to a 22nd October event, where they say “We still have a lot to cover”. It is widely expected that this is the date we will get the first official looks at the next generation iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, amongst other.
With the new iPhones successfully launched the attention turns to what comes next; a new generation of iPads. Based on the latest leaks, it looks like the new iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 will receive a similar color treatment as the iPhone 5S, showcased here by images of space grey shells.
Apple released its fiscal Q3 2013 results yesterday and the iPhone was once again the hero of the day, reporting record Q3 sales of 31.2 million units, helping Apple to beat market estimates with $35.3 billion in revenue and $6.9 billion net profit (down from $8.8 billion in Q3 2012).
Generally I’m not a fan of cases that add bulk to my iPad 4, but having tried out the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard case, I realize there are times when it is actually very useful. Especially when executed as well as Belkin has done with this one.
Apple has sent out invites to a 23rd October event where they have ‘a little more to show you’ which is heavily believed to be the iPad Mini, with the key word to linger on being ‘little’. More about what to expect inside.
WSJ is reporting that Apple supply chain is preparing for mass production of a smaller screen iPad in September. Has the success of the Kindle Fire and the recent launch of the Nexus 7 from Google forced Apple’s hand into delivering an alternative iPad size? More inside.
There are reports that the built in 4G LTE support in the new iPad is not compatible with coming 4G LTE networks planned for the UK, as they operate at different frequencies compared with the AT&T in the U.S and the Canadian networks. Find out more here.
Whilst todays announcement was all about the new iPad with Retina display and some of the great new apps available to use with the impressive screen, Apple also decided to keep the iPad 2 in the market at a lower price. Find out more.
We all seem to have got the naming wrong, but Apple today announced the ‘new iPad’ featuring an impressive Retina display, an improved 5-megapixel camera, quad-core graphics, and a host of other new features and apps that is likely to create new queues of buyers around the world.
Every now and then a concept design comes along that just blows our mind and would likely make the otherwise genius Apple designers take notice as well. The latest iPad 3 concept from Aatma Studio is one of those. Now if only this could be what Apple is announcing on Wednesday.
While we wait for Apple to make the announcement on 7th March, speculations around the name of the next generation iPad with Retina Display are making its rounds. My prediction; Apple might call it the iPad 3S and it will feature retina display and Siri voice assistant.