The simpler moniker--the iPad HD and iPad 3 were rumored names bandied about--alludes to the lack of any groundbreaking new features. Instead, Apple added a few incremental upgrades to the processor, display, and wireless connection. It also cut the price of the iPad 2 to make it a bit more competitive with some of the newer entrants in the market. … Read more
Apple unveiled a new version of iPhoto today alongside the new iPad.
The company is bringing the photo software, already found on MacBooks, to the iPad. Apple executives showed off the editing capabilities of the new iPhoto app and said it would work with photos up to 19 megapixels.
While most fixate on the hardware, Apple has taken equal care to ensure that its software and breadth of available apps complements the device. Many of the other tablets have languished due to the lack of app support. … Read more
Apple's new iPad will be super fast with support for 4G LTE service.
At its event in San Francisco Wednesday announcing the new product, Apple said that its latest tablet will operate on 4G LTE networks from Verizon, AT&T, Rogers, Bell and Telus.
There will be two versions of the LTE version of the new iPad in the U.S. One will be for Verizon Wireless, which has the largest 4G LTE network to date, with more than 200 million potential customers covered. The other version will be for AT&T's LTE network, which covers … Read more
Apple unveiled a new iPad today, resetting the goal line again even as competitors scramble to catch up in the burgeoning market for tablets.
The new iPad--not the "iPad HD" or "iPad 3" as previously rumored--offers a higher-resolution Retina Display similar to that of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. It offers a resolution of 2,048x1,536--or 3.1 million pixels. It also features an updated processor--which the company boasted was four times as fast as the nearest competition--as well as a 4G connection.
Apple also cut the price of two models of the iPad 2 in an effort to stay competitive with lower-priced options.
The new iPad debuts at a time when rivals have flooded the market with competing tablets--with varying levels of success. A year ago, Apple had essentially lapped most of the competition when it launched the second iteration of its iPad, allowing it to dominate the market.
Android and Apple both continue to dominate the U.S. smartphone market.
The latest stats, out yesterday from ComScore, showed that Android increased its lead by more than 2 percentage points during the three-month period ending in January. At the same time, iOS saw its share rise by 1.4 points. Both platforms enjoyed a prosperous holiday season, with a record number of device activations on Christmas and the surrounding days.
Other mobile platforms continued to lose market share to the top dogs.
BlackBerry maker RIM dropped two points to 15.2 percent over the three-month period seen by ComScore. … Read more
Some credit has to be given to Samsung Electronics' sense of timing.
Just hours before Apple is set to unveil the latest iteration of its iPad, the technology giant was hit with yet another patent lawsuit from Samsung. This time, Samsung is alleging in a suit filed in South Korea that Apple's iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are violating three patents, according to Reuters.
The lawsuit represents a further escalation of tensions between the smartphone rivals, who are shaping up to be the two dominant players in the business. Samsung last year had briefly surpassed Apple in smartphone sales … Read more
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer some advice for buying a new smartphone that doesn't require a crane to hoist it up to your ear. And I explain why Nokia's new 41-megapixel technology is on such a lame OS.
Dear Maggie, I've been using the iPhone since it first came out and have not looked back until recently. Now I'm considering switching. But I've run into a huge problem, every new phone is too big for my personal taste.
I would like the latest greatest flagship device, but it seems that every manufacturer … Read more
T-Mobile USA and Sprint Nextel have asked the Federal Communications Commission to suspend its review of Verizon Wireless's purchase of wireless spectrum from cable operators.
The wireless operators want Verizon to disclose more information about the marketing deals it struck with cable operators as part of its $3.6 billion deal with these companies hashed out late last year. The companies say the FCC should suspend its 180-day review of the deal until that information is made public.
In an FCC filing, T-Mobile and Sprint were joined by DirecTV and several consumer groups in asking that Verizon Wireless provide … Read more