Category Archives: iPad

Did Santa Bring You Any Apple Goodies This Christmas?

Tis the season for giving and receiving gifts. If you are an Apple fan, then Christmas often brings gifts of the iOS, Mac, Beats and Apple accessories variety. Did Santa bring you any Apply goodness this year?

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Sounds Like New iPads Are On the Way in 2019

When it comes to questions about new iPad models and updates to existing hardware, I get more questions and comments about the iPad Mini than any other device, hands down. Despite the lack of updates to its design, or even the internals in recent years, this form factor still has a passionate and dedicated following. There were a few rumors that the Mini might get an refresh this Fall before the release of the new iPad Pros, but that obviously didn’t happen. Still, it did offer Mini fans a little bit of hope, because before that, the lack of any news or rumors made it look like the device was headed for a slow fade from the lineup.

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Need a Last Minute 2018 iPad for Christmas? Here is the Deal You’re Looking For

There were some great sales on the 2018 iPad around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but only a couple of brief specials have approached those prices. Well, they’re back!

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Microsoft’s iPad Commercial is Funny, But the Joke May Be On Them in the End

Apple loves to tell us that the iPad is a computer and Microsoft loves to make fun of them for it. At least they are both reliable. Microsoft has ribbed Apple in commercials before, but this Christmas season brings a fresh dig in the form of an ad for the Microsoft Surface Go. Check it out here, or below:

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The Original iPad is Now Available from the Apple Certified Refurbished Store

A lot of buyers are locked in to getting all their shopping done over the Thanksgiving weekend. However, good things can still come to those who wait. The sixth-gen iPad is now available refurbished through Apple’s Certified Refurbished Store for $279 for the 32 GB model. That is $50 off the normal retail price.

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Apple’s Free In-Store Classes Are Worth Taking Advantage Of

If you live near an Apple Store, you may already be aware of the fact that they offer free courses covering all kinds of topics. Whether you are interested in learning more about your devices, investigating new things like coding, or maybe looking for something more creative or artistic, Apple has you covered. If you weren’t aware that these programs were available, I would definitely suggest that you take a look. There is a schedule for your nearest store at Apple.com and in the Apple Store app under Sessions.

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North Carolina’s iPad Buy for Schools is a Good Model for Apple in Education Going Forward

When Apple had their education event earlier in the year, the new iPad drew solid reviews and the education initiatives were seen as a step in the right direction. However, there also was widespread belief that they wouldn’t be enough to stem the tide of Google’s Chromebooks in the education market. The low cost devices and easy to use tools are a lot to overcome when you are talking about public school systems with tight budgets.

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New iPad Pro With Face ID All But Confirmed in Latest iOS 12 Beta

Photo Source: Steve Troughton-Smith

There have been rumors of a new redesigned iPad Pro with TrueDepth Camera and Face ID, no Home Button, and reduced bezels since the end of last year. Now, courtesy of noted Apple developer Steve Troughton-Smith, we have some real evidence that this device is more than just a rumor.

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Education Aside, Expect the New iPad to Sell Very Well

While the new 6th Generation iPad was framed almost exclusively in terms of its usefulness and capabilities for the education market at Apple’s release event this week, the reality of its appeal promises to be FAR broader. Between the current focus on education and the robust features and specs of the iPad Pros, it is easy to forget about the iPad’s more general reach. However, it was the release of the new iPad’s predecessor and its new focus on delivering solid features at a more competitive price that finally reversed the fortunes of Apple’s tablets last year.

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Would You Buy…an iPad with OLED Keyboard?

A few weeks ago, Apple Insider ran a story detailing an interesting patent that Apple was awarded. It covers a dual-screen device that is described vaguely enough that it could be either a MacBook, or an iPad Pro. That not insignificant detail aside, the key ingredient either way is the OLED keyboard section. While many Apple patents never materialize into anything, this one is worth thinking about, in my opinion.

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New Sixth Generation iPad Release Likely to Come Soon

According to French site Consomac, Apple has registered two new devices with the Eurasian Commission for their database. It seems that any device that uses encryption must be registered there ahead of release. This should prove to be a very accurate indicator of an imminent arrival, since previous Apple device releases have been predicted based on registrations here, as well. While there have been some rumors of new iPad Pros with Face ID, no Home Buttons, and slimmer bezels since late year, the lack of any supply chain rumblings ahead of this Eurasian filing points to a simple refresh of the lower-cost iPad now, with the new Pro devices coming later in the year.

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