The 2013 iPad Air is the thinnest and lightest version of Apple's flagship tablet. It also has a faster processor, better front-facing camera, a completely flip-flopped internal layout, and lots of other hardware updates. Unfortunately, it's still extremely difficult to disassemble and repair.… Read more
A new iPad Mini tracker has been launched by a surprising source.
SeaTurtle.org, which devotes most of its pages to the protection of sea turtles, can now tell you where to find one of the new iPad Minis. The site's iDevice Availability Notifier displays a grid of Apple stores listed alphabetically by state. The grid reveals which model Minis are available in which stores.
The page shows all of the Retina iPad Mini models from all carriers and in all capacities. A green cell means the tablet was in stock as of the last check, while a red … Read more
Jedi Masters answer their cell phones with gesture. Now Androids can, too, and without help from the Force, if they have Necta's Air Call-Accept (free). Air Call-Accept lets you answer your Android smartphone with a wave of your hand. It uses your phone's built-in motion sensor to detect when you pass your hand over the phone or place it near your ear when it's ringing and answers the call. It's great for drivers or anyone who uses a Bluetooth headset (or the phone's speaker). Air Call-Accept (free) is a freeware version of a premium app … Read more
Apparently, it's never too early to tease a Black Friday sale.
Target sells the base 16GB Wi-Fi version of the iPad Air for $479, or $20 less than at Apple. The gift card essentially cuts it down by another $100. The gift card also applies to all other iPads, including the iPad 2, which sells for $350.
Apple has two Airs in its family, and they're both closer in spirit than ever before. The 2013 MacBook Air is less expensive than 2012's, and has a better battery life. The new iPad Air is smaller, lighter, and has a processor that's inching closer to the potential of a laptop.
Here's the funny thing: the iPad Air starts at $499, but fully loaded up to the highest configuration, it comes to a little under $1,000 ($929, to be specific). The 11-inch MacBook Air -- which is the most diminutive Apple laptop -- starts at $… Read more
I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that the iPad Mini with Retina Display sales launch may be one of the most product-constrained to date for Apple.
Even CEO Tim Cook sounded less-than-optimistic about the new Mini when he said last month that "it's unclear whether we'll have enough for the quarter or not."
In other words, it's more than … Read more
There's an art to the modern gadget torture test, particularly if you only have one brand new iPad Air on hand to attempt to destroy. You don't want to completely put the device out of its misery until you've had a chance to make it suffer a little bit and then finally end it in a grand finale that involves hot lava or a large vehicle of some sort.
Richard Ryan of RatedRR on YouTube had just such a plan to obliterate a new iPad Air with BBs and bullets, but found some of the drama of his torture test sucked away when the tablet's screen shattered upon being dropped from a height of only a few feet onto the loose-dirt ground. … Read more
The number of LEDs has been slashed in the iPad Air, allowing Apple to build a sleeker tablet, according to a new report.
More has been revealed about the iPad Air's internals, revealing a revamped backlight assembly that helped Apple to slash the battery capacity by 23 percent, according to a teardown report released Tuesday by IHS iSuppli.
The iPad Air uses only 36 light-emitting diodes (LED) to illuminate the LCD, down from 84 in the earlier-generation iPad, according to iSuppli.
"[That's a] big difference [and] has a big impact on the power requirements for the device,&… Read more
Apple's iPad Air is making the company more cash with every unit it sells, according to new data from research firm IHS.
The iPad Air costs between $274 and $361 to build, depending on the model, according to IHS data that All Things Digital published Tuesday. Apple sells the iPad Air for between $499 and $929, meaning it makes hundreds of dollars on every unit it sells.
The tablet's display has proven to be a costly component, according to IHS. The researchers told All Things Digital that the screen costs $90, while the touch screen parts set Apple … Read more
The iPad Air is getting plenty of rave reviews, but Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX just took it in a display shootout.
When DisplayMate Technologies tested the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, the iPad Air, and Google's Nexus 10, the Fire 8.9 "leapfrogged into the best-performing tablet display that we have ever tested," according to the results posted Monday.
The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 significantly outperformed "the iPad Air in brightness, screen reflectance, and high ambient light contrast, plus a first-place finish in the very challenging category of absolute color accuracy," DisplayMate continued. … Read more