To me, it's the nicest part of the whole Surface package. And that keyboard/trackpad cover- - and what it does for the Surface -- is exactly what I wanted in the larger iPad.
Apple used to have its own keyboard accessory when the iPad first debuted: it was a physical keyboard dock. So, obviously, Apple's not opposed to keyboards and iPads. I … Read more
T-Mobile's bringing the "Uncarrier" model to Apple's new iPads and other tablets and offering 200 megabytes of free data a month "for life."
Customers can buy an iPad from T-Mobile with no money down and pay in 24 monthly installments. The 16-gigabyte iPad Air, for instance, normally costs $629. Under T-Mobile's offer, a customer would pay $26.25 a month for two years. An iPad Mini with Retina Display would cost $22.08 a month for 24 months. The no-money down option also applies to other tablets such as the Nexus 7.
T-Mobile … Read more
Best Buy will give customers a gift card for at least $200 for any working third or fourth generation iPad or iPad Mini that they trade in. Some customers may receive a higher trade-in value depending on the tablet's model and condition, the company said.
The offer, which lasts from October 22 to November 9, is valid at all Best Buy stores in the US.
The iPad for trade-in must power on to be considered working. Any tablets with cracked screens … Read more
I was aiming to buy this year's iPad to replace my nearly 3-year-old iPad 2. But after seeing the new iPad, I've put those plans on hold.
Apple unveiled the fifth-generation iPad, known as the iPad Air, at its launch event on Tuesday. The newest iPad certainly offers some solid features. It's thinner and lighter than previous models. It's also faster, thanks to the new 64-bit A7 processor. The iSight camera has been beefed up to 5MP as well.
The iPad Air also offers greater performance, a Retina Display, Siri, and several other improvements.
So, why … Read more
"Today we're revolutionizing pricing," said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, right before announcing that the company would be giving away OS X Mavericks, Apple's new flagship Mac operating system. On the screen behind him, the word "Free" appeared from behind a glimmer of light, one of the hokey slide animations … Read more
A Mac Pro manufactured in the US? Color me unimpressed.
Apple CEO Tim Cook made some waves in December when he said the company would pour $100 million into a manufacturing facility in the US to manufacture some Macs. It was unclear until yesterday just which Mac would get the "Made In USA" treatment.
"It will happen in 2013," he said in an interview with Bloomberg back in December. "We're really proud of it. We could have quickly maybe done just assembly, but it's broader because we wanted to do something more substantial.&… Read more
Another prediction has come true: the iPad Mini got thicker and heavier.
While everyone is oohing and aahing over the display, they may not notice that the just-announced iPad Mini with Retina display is a little thicker than the original Mini.
The Mini Retina is 7.5mm (0.29-inches), while the original Mini is 7.2mm (0.28-inches).
And the Mini Retina gains 23 grams in weight over the over the original: 331 vs. 308.
Similar gains in grams apply to the Cellular (3G/4G) versions. The Mini Retina is 341 grams, while the original is 312 grams.
Why the … Read more
Previous rumors about limited supply of Apple's iPad Mini Retina seem to be coming true.
Apple's updated iPad Mini page states that the new Retina version of Apple's most popular iPad won't be available until "later in November" (see image at top).
But even when the $399 tablet (starting price) becomes available in November, the initial supply may be a relative trickle if demand goes through the roof.
"The supply for that product is severely constrained," said Rhoda Alexander, director of Tablet and Monitor Research at IHS iSuppli.
"We don't … Read more
Apple on Tuesday introduced its new iPad Air, a Retina Display iPad Mini, a new Mac Pro, and even a free upgrade to OS X Mavericks in a single step for Mac users still working on hardware as far back as an iMac from 2007.
There was no mention of an iWatch or the long-awaited and nearly mythical Apple HDTV, but clearly Tuesday's media event still served up plenty for Apple fans to get excited about.
We put it to you, CNET legionnaires: which bit of hardware or software news from Cupertino had you running to Apple.com as … Read more