Although, Apple essentially created the tablet market as we know it today with the release of the original iPad, they won't be sitting as easy as they have been in previous years as they watch other companies like Microsoft and Samsung release highly capable tablet devices that could potentially compete with the iPad for the first time since launch. Any tablet owner will be concerned with the display quality of the product that they have purchased, and for the first time, the Surface has been scientifically scrutinized alongside the other leading tablets on the market.
We've finally gotten our hands on the new iPad mini from Apple, and our resident vlogger Steven Chi has complied a new video in which the new smaller tablet unboxed, and compared with several other key devices in the mobile game.
Apple really threw up a surprise today by announcing the fourth-generation iPad. We expected to see a few touch-ups to the third-gen, including a Lightning dock connector and a more efficient battery, perhaps, but we certainly didn't predict so many changes.
Among the three technology media events set for the last week of October – Microsoft’s Surface and Windows 8 launch event on 25th, Google’s event on the 29th, Apple’s event on the 23rd is the most heavily anticipated. It is widely expected to be centered around an all-new smaller iPad which is popularly referred to as the iPad Mini.
Despite most Apple products being manufactured over in China, the nation is usually behind most other countries when it actually comes to seeing the newest Cupertino device. Some four months since the US and Europe release of the third-generation iPad, the slate has finally hit stores over in China, and unlike the usual frenzied rush, the launch came and went relatively quietly.
Fans of the consumer technology world, specifically Apple related products, will obviously be aware of the fact that when it comes to announcements or releases, the rumor mill always manages to kick into overdrive. Speculation overdrive usually occurs during the standard release schedule for Apple devices, but if the most recent reports are anything to go by then we might be onto something new.
It was only a few days ago when i0n1c tweeted to the world that he had jailbroken the new 3rd-iPad running on the latest firmware. And now, famous iOS security researcher Pod2g has revealed to the world via Twitter that he has managed to jailbreak the new iPad – fully untethered.
For many of us, the launch of Apple's new iPad device seems like an age away. The early adopters have spent the last six weeks enjoying the Retina display, quad-core GPU, LTE connectivity and the iSight camera which collectively equate to a pretty substantial upgrade.
As if heatgate and possible Wi-Fi problems were not enough, now we are hearing reports of new iPad users finding their tablets unable to keep hold of a 3G cellular connection without a reboot. Not exactly ideal for a machine that is, in theory at least, never meant to be turned off!
Apple and it's new iPad have been in for a bit of a kicking since the launch of the device last month. While most owners of the latest and greatest tablet seem happy, with no faults to report, message boards and technology blogs have been full of issues.