Starting November 1st, Apple is changing its iPad lineup for the holiday season. The company will stop selling the iPad fourth generation and will replace with the iPad Air. The iPad 2 will remain in the lineup as the low-priced model. Changes to the hardware lineup means there likely will be changes in the accessories that Apple will sell for that hardware. According to a report by iLounge, Apple is no longer selling the Smart Case or the Smart Cover for the iPad 2 or the iPad 3/4 generation.
IDC’s tablet numbers are out for Q3 2013, and it’s not good news for Apple iPads. Apple’s worldwide tablet market share slipped, while Samsung and Android posted significant gains.
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.
Apple promises a boost of up to 2x in graphics performance with the iPad Air, and benchmarks performed by the folks at Anandtech reveal the the performance boost is actually between 40-70 percent.
The L.A. Unified School District is facing another hurdle in its effort to hand out iPads to students and teachers in the district. According to a report in The LA Times, LAUSD miscalculated the price of the tablet devices and now must pay 14% more per iPad than originally estimated.
At a media event today, Apple updated its iPad product lineup with the new fifth-generation iPad, called the iPad Air, and the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display. It also announced a price cut to the original iPad mini, with the device now starting at $299.
A couple of days back, we saw the schematics of the iPad 5 showing the precise measurements of the device’s body, and today a video from a Chinese parts supplier shows and compares the rear shell of a space gray iPad 5 shell with iPad 4 and iPad mini.
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.