Category Archives: iPad

New iPad Pros: The Sound of Silence

A month or so ago, a small refresh of the iPad Pro in 2019 seemed like a given. So did an October event covering several rumored Apple products. However, as we prepare to close out the month next week, the time for invitations to such an event has come and gone with no news. Continue reading

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The 2019 iPad: More of the Same, But in a Good Way


Back in March of 2017, the iPad lineup was a total mess. You had the iPad Pros, which touted Apple Pencil support  and the option of a larger screen as primary features, and had the high price tags to match. The iPad Air 2 was far too close to the 9.7″ Pro in both specs and price, crowding the top of the lineup. Then you had the iPad Mini, which was languishing at the bottom of the heap. It was still too expensive for a low-end model and was suffering from neglect.

With the announcement of the new iPad on March 21, 2017, Apple started to change all that. They created a better low-end tablet by updating the processor, but going backward from the Air 2 in terms of size and screen. The result was a more competitive entry price of $329, renewed interest and Apple finally stabilizing tablet sales, which had been in freefall for a couple of years. What we have gotten in the two years since is a slow but steady progression that keeps this value option relevant and quite popular.

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The 9.7″ iPad May Be Approaching Retirement

9.7″ has been the main constant for the iPad since it was first released. This is where the original iPad started and there has never been a time in the device’s nine plus year run when this size wasn’t available. However, if growing rumors are true, that might soon change.

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The iPad Lineup Makes Sense Again!

Ever since the first iPad Pro was released, Apple’s tablet lineup have been kind of a jumbled up mess. You had models that were too close together in price and specs, like the iPad Air 2 and original iPad Pro. You had the iPad Air 2 on closeout while Apple was selling the new 9.7″ iPad Pro. The two tablets looked exactly the same and were only separated by Pencil support and a few other specs.

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Apple Gives the New iPad Mini a Bigger Than Expected Bump

We all knew it was coming. There was reason to be skeptical last year, because we iPad fans have heard the Mini would be refreshed before, only to be left disappointed. There have even been convincing arguments made that the Mini was a death’s door and that Apple would kill it off after releasing larger screen iPhones. There was a time when I believed it was a dead device fading off into obscurity like the Classic iPod did.

However, when the rumors of a new version of the Mini continued and they actually started coming out of the supply chain, things started looking good. Today, long-suffering iPad Mini fans FINALLY got a device worth waiting for.

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What’s Old is New Again: Apple Announces New iPad Air

There are few surprises in the tech world today, but we got a small one today. Apple’s online store went down in the early AM, and low and behold, we have new iPads ahead of Apple’s event one week from today! Apple threw us another change-up by going back to the name it seemingly left behind a few years ago, releasing a new iPad Air.

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Apple’s New Hardware is Rumored to be Heading into Full Production

Everyone thinks Apple is getting ready to release two new iPads, new AirPods and possibly a new iPod Touch and their long-delayed AirPower charging pad. Now we have a report backing that up. According to Digitimes, Apple suppliers are gearing up for mass production as we speak.

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There’s Nothing Cryptic About Apple’s March 25th Event Invite

Apple usually gives us some hints as to what’s coming on their event invites, pointing the way to what’s right around the corner. Sometimes they are very subtle hints that spark interesting theories and discussion. This time around, not so much.

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The Coming 7th Gen iPad May Change Very Little

We’ve gotten several rumors and reports about a new iPad Mini that should be coming soon. These reports have often been accompanied by a single detail regarding the 7th Gen iPad- that the screen would grow from 9.7 to 10 inches. However, a new report from supply chain watchers Macotakara (Google Translation) muddies the water just a bit.

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Two New iPads Certified by Bureau of Indian Standards, Should Be Released Soon

According to MySmartPrice, two new iPads with the model numbers A2124 and A2133 have been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards. This is the same site that revealed that new iPads had shown up in the Eurasian Economic Commission back in January, so kudos to them for the keen eye on the supply chain and regulatory channels.

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Now It’s a Party: Apple’s Rumored March 25th Event to Include Video Service Unveiling

 

Yesterday, I posted about reports of an Apple event set for March 25th. It was already looking like a jam-packed show, with the iPad Mini, iPad, Air Power, the new AirPods and Apple’s new premium News service all supposedly on-tap. Today, Bloomberg shook things up, claiming that Apple’s new Video service will also be revealed on the 25th.

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