T-Mobile showed again that it isn't afraid to dangle something free to win over new customers.
In this case, the carrier is offering 200MB of data each month for each T-Mobile-compatible tablet, regardless of whether you're actually a T-Mobile customer or not. It helps that the announcement comes on the heels of Apple unveiling the new iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina -- Apple's first tablets made available to the carrier.
T-Mobile also has an "introductory" offer for no money down on its tablets, letting consumers pay in monthly installments. Throw in the new … 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
The Surface 2, Microsoft's latest entrant in the tablet market, isn't one that most people would want to take apart.
"The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you'll likely shear one of the four ribbon cables in the edge of the display," iFixit reported. "Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A $399 iPad Mini? Wrong way, Apple.
- Apple releases OS X Mavericks for free.
- Mac Pro available in December, starts at $2,999.
- Apple TV plays hooky again at iPad event, all eyes turn to 2014.
Just before introducing a brand-new model of the iPad on Tuesday, Apple made it a point to show off the many things people can do with iPads. From work to play to athletic training to taking a nap on the side of a mountain, the company's tablet can help just about anyone do just about anything, the company claimed.
But that's not how competitors see it. Microsoft in particular has taken the iPad to task since the introduction of its own Surface tablet, pointing to things like the Surface's optional keyboard-type covers and built-in Office software as … Read more
Apple, you've got yourself some cojones.
I mean, when the iPad Mini first debuted a year ago (almost to the day), most observers were surprised by the rather steep $329 starting price -- especially considering the much cheaper small-tablet alternatives from the likes of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google.
But, hey, people seemed to like the form factor. The only thing missing was a Retina Display, which everyone expected in the iPad Mini 2. And, sure enough, the new iPad Mini with Retina Display has ... well, it's right there in the name. Starting price: $399.
Wait, what? … Read more
During a San Francisco press conference today, Apple took the wraps off its newest iPad Air tablet. Sporting a more powerful 64-bit A7 processor, narrower bezels, and a thinner 0.29-inch profile, the iOS 7 device features incremental upgrades from its previous iteration, and retains the familiar aesthetics consumers have come to expect.
And while it's obvious that this iPad is an improvement on the last, Apple isn't the only company out there making top-notch tablets.
From different mobile OSes to various display sizes, users can now choose from a bevvy of tablet alternatives. To see how the … Read more
Apple's iPad Mini finally has a Retina Display just like its bigger brother.
The new version of the 7.9-inch tablet will offer buyers a 2,048x1,536 resolution, the same as that found on the new iPad Air and a hefty bump from the original Mini's 1,024x768 resolution, Apple revealed Tuesday at its iPad launch event.
The new resolution packs in 326 pixels per inch, compared with 163 ppi on the first Mini model. Also found on the last few iPhones, the last two 9.7-inch iPads, and the MacBook Pro, Apple's Retina Display is … Read more
Apple's iPad 2, which launched all the way back in 2011, isn't going anywhere just yet.
Apple's Phil Schiller announced on Tuesday that the device will remain on store shelves for $399. The offering comes with 16GB of storage and Wi-Fi, making it $100 cheaper than the new iPad Air, which will set customers back $499.
Given its age, the iPad was expected to be phased out. However, during Apple's special event, Schiller said customers want a $399 price point.
But is there more to Apple's decision to keep the iPad 2, rather than other, … Read more