All done with the iPhone 6 now, yeah? Good, as it's time to look forward to Apple's new iPads instead. The iPad Air, introduced last October, was a significant change for Apple's tablet line, which (while making it slightly easier to imagine what to expect from the next model) makes it more difficult to guess what ground-breaking changes could be in store. Apple gets its money worth from redesigns, and it may be too early for anything dramatic.
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The new iPad might have a gorgeous retina display, but a test from AnandTech shows that its predecessor gets better battery life.
The new iPad is due to launch here on Friday, but what if you bought an iPad 2 last week? What are your refund or return options?
Apple's asked the Chinese Amazon store to stop selling iPads because of its not-going-so-well legal mess with Proview Technology. Proview's also trying to get all imports and exports of the iPad banned. So if neither side wants iPads sold in China, why are they still on shelves? Local customs officials, of course, who have responded to this whole thing with a laugh and a good hair ruffling.
"Ms Chen", as CNN calls her, works in a Foxconn plant installing iPad screens for virtually every waking hour of her life. Despite this, she never actually saw an iPad until CNN whisked her away. Her reaction will surprise you.
Hub's flat-packed Prizm iPad stand is designed to be as light and minimal as possible, separating into two pieces of precision cut thin aluminium that can be easily slipped inside a bag or case alongside your tablet.
The limitations of typing on a touchscreen hinder how effective tablets can be as productivity tools. There is hope, though, at least for iPad users. This TypeWay keyboard supposedly makes things easier, by adapting the key layout for each user.
When asked today about how Apple was handling the competition from lower-priced tablets — specifically the Kindle Fire — Apple CEO Tim Cook said, effectively, that it isn't a competition at all. Which would sound like hubris, if the numbers didn't back him up so strongly.
If Apple had designed an iPad 2 stand that didn't double as a protective cover, I'm inclined to believe it would look exactly like Ten One Design's Magnus, which uses a strong neodymium magnet to make the iPad appear to float.
They're a great way to silence a car full of screaming kids, but in-vehicle entertainment centres are an expensive option. So assuming you've already sprung for an iPad 2, Scosche's backSTAGE pro II mount is a cheaper solution to peaceful rides.
Billed as an "active stylus" for the iPad, the iPen can be recognised by the tablet even when the tip hovers above the display. Allowing for improved stylus accuracy, but also facilitating an on-screen cursor.