Apple’s iPad Air goes on sale starting Friday, and you may be wondering whether the full-size tablet is worth its price tag. Adding some difficulty to the decision is the introduction of the iPad Mini with Retina Display, and Apple’s continued sale of the non-Retina iPad mini and the iPad 2. So many iPads, which one should you buy? Read on as we discuss each model and offer some buying advice below.
The iPad Air will be going on sale in a couple of days, and the Retina iPad mini follow soon after, and if you plan to buy any of these devices, here are a few places you can sell or trade-in your old iPad, so that you can use the extra cash towards your new iPad purchase.
You might be able to use your iPhone, iPad, other electronic devices during takeoff and landing starting 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the use of iPhones, iPads, Kindles and other electronic devices during flight takeoff and landing citing the possibility of electronic interference with airline equipment, but that theory has been questioned by a lot of people recently, and it appears that the FAA is ready to relent on its stance.
Microsoft is running a promotion whereby they’ll give you $200 if you step into one of their stores and hand over your iPad. There are two problems with this. One, you can count the number of Microsoft Stores around America using just your fingers and toes. Probably just your fingers, actually. And two, you don’t get $200 in cold hard cash. Instead, you’ll get $200 in store credit.
When Apple launched the iPad in 2010, it allowed users to install iPhone apps (due to the limited iPad apps available at that time), which could be used in 2x mode, using the pixel doubling technique.
While it was a good strategy adopted by Apple at that time to give users access to a larger number of iPhone apps from day one, it had a downside. The pixel doubling resulted in jagged text and blurry images.
Apple unveiled iOS 7 at the WWDC Keynote on Monday, where it showcased some of the major new features such as the completely redesigned user interface, Control Center, Notification Center with the Google Now-like feature called “Today”, iTunes Radio and lots more.
Unfortunately, Apple gave us a glimpse of what iOS 7 will look like on the iPhone and iPod touch and not the iPad. Apple also didn’t seed developers of its iOS Developer program the first beta version for the iPad.