The discounted iPads all makes sense now, as Apple introduced today a new 10.5-inch iPad Air (starting at $499), and an updated 7.9-inch iPad Mini (starting at $399). Featuring the powerful A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air offers a 70% boost in performance, twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology. “The iPad continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is the absolute best device, from playing games in augmented reality to note-taking and drawing with Apple Pencil, from streaming HD movies and editing 4K films to learning to develop apps with Swift Playgrounds,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Read more for another video and additional information.
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There have been lots of rumors swirling about Apple’s next-generation iPad, and two notable features that these models will reportedly retain are the Touch ID sensor, along with the headphone jack. As for screen size, one supplier claims the new version keeps the 9.7-inch screen, while another says the display will be upgraded to 10-inches with slightly thinner bezels, while adding USB-C charging. Read more for a video about the new iPad and additional information.
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Apple’s 9.7″ iPad is great for Fortnite among other apps, and it’s being offered for just $249.99 shipped, today only, originally $329.99. Aside from the 9.7-inch Retina display, you also get an A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The newest Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 128GB) is for those who don’t need to extra power found in the Pro model, and it’s being offered for just $354.99 shipped, today only, originally $429.99. Featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display, A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
Xiao Wang, a then 17-year-old teen from China, wanted to obtain a brand new iPad 2 and iPhone 4 back in 2011 at any cost. So, he agreed to sell one of his kidneys on the black market. Unfortunately, the underground hospital where the operation took place wasn’t quite up to par to say the least. He received $3,200 for the kidney, which was more than enough for both devices, but it came at a hefty price. “Unfortunately, the operating environment wasn’t sanitized properly, which led to an infection on his wound. Worse still, his parents were kept in the dark about this major operation and only found out when the teen became terribly sick from the infection,” said the report. Read more for a video news report and additional information.
Apple says new 2018 iPad Pro owners may notice a slight bend in the aluminum chassis straight from the box and it’s not a defect, but rather a byproduct of the manufacturing process, caused by cooling the tablet’s metal and plastic components. Unfortunately, since it’s not a defect, Apple Stores may not replace these bent units under warranty or even with AppleCare+. However, the company does have a return policy on brand-new items that lets you return them within 14 days without any specific reason. Read more for additional information and another picture.
The Apple iPad 32GB (Latest Model) still sets the bar for basic tablets, and you can snag one for just $229 shipped, today only, originally $329. For this price, you get a zippy A10 Fusion chip, support for the Apple Pencil and access to immersive augmented-reality apps, in addition to a sharp 9.7″ display. This model weighs in at a very manageable 1.03 pounds and measures just 0.29 inches thick. Its Home button sits beneath the screen to handle Touch ID for logging in, and there’s a Lightning connector on the bottom for charging as well as a headphone jack up top. Product page. Read more for a full hands-on video review and additional information.
Popular YouTube user “JerryRigEverything” decided to test the durability of Apple’s new 11-inch iPad Pro, and as you may have already guessed, the tablet quickly cracked and then folded under pressure. Some claim that it’s due to its expansive use of flat aluminum on the back, as well as the new flat edges for charging the Apple Pencil. Unless you’re another popular video creator with millions of subscribers to earn you ad revenue, we don’t recommend trying this at home, even with Apple Care. Read more for more fascinating images.
Before the Galaxy tablets of today, there was the $5,000 Samsung PenMaster from 1992. The device featured a sleek case, or at least for that time, and was based around an Intel i386SL CPU processor. One other interesting fact is that a re-bodied version was sold as the GRiDPad SL. It ran Microsoft’s newly released Windows for Pen Computing operating system, while the touchscreen relies on a chipset by Wacom, paired with a battery-powered pen. Read More of two more in-action videos and additional information.
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Apple’s new iPad Pro with a stunning all-screen design pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges of the device and integrates Face ID to securely unlock with just a glance. The A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine outperforms most PC laptops, while offering a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage. Plus, a second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time. Interact withing apps in an entirely new way, thanks to a touch sensor built onto Apple Pencil that detects taps. Continue reading for a hands-on video, pictures and more information.