Apple announces iPad Air, drops iPad Mini to $299

According to Tim Cook, Apple has sold more than 170 million iPads, and they don’t show any signs of stopping, thanks to a new update announced today. As expected, Apple’s flagship iPad will be receiving a new, slimmer look that brings its design in line with its smaller sibling, the iPad Mini, and a new… Read More


Report: Apple to hold iPad event October 22

Mark your calendars, Apple fans, because we may have the date for the company’s next announcement. AllThingsD reported today that Apple is set to hold a major press event on October 22. While Apple hasn’t said anything about when it will or won’t be holding the event, AllThingsD has had a strong track record of… Read More


Report: Apple’s new iPad to use iPad mini display tech

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, the Apple rumor mill is kicking into high gear, with a new report saying that the next iteration of the iPad will be thinner than its predecessor. That’s hardly a surprise, but the reason is interesting: The Wall Street Journal report quotes unnamed sources saying that the next version of Apple’s full-sized… Read More


Microsoft Surface destroys iPad in hilarious fake ad

You’ve probably come across Apple’s clever new iPad mini advertisement featuring the two-hand duet from “Heart and Soul.” I thought it was clever and creative — typical of Apple ads. But a spoof of the ad featuring Microsoft’s Surface posted yesterday on YouTube had me cracking up. Produced by Seattle-based Cinesaurus, the video starts just… Read More


iPad mini launch: Turns out the lines are mini, too

It’s launch day for the iPad mini, and there’s good news for anyone hoping to score one: The device was still available for purchase at the Apple Store in Seattle as of a short time ago. Of course, that’s not necessarily a good thing for Apple, which is accustomed to seeing much larger demand for… Read More


Amazon jabs at iPad with high-profile home page ad

Amazon’s special messages to customers on its home page are usually very upbeat, touting the latest products and services from the company in positive tones. But the message appearing right now on Amazon.com is anything but polite, starting off with a quote from Gizmodo calling Apple “ballsy” for “cramming a worse screen screen in [the… Read More


Apple vs. Amazon: iPad mini marks new chapter in rivalry

Tablets are the one of the most competitive arenas in consumer technology right now, with multiple tech giants fighting for a piece of the growing market, including Microsoft and Google. But the expected unveiling of a smaller iPad today would be particularly notable as a new stage in the ever-expanding rivalry between Apple and Amazon…. Read More


iPad Mini? Apple confirms Oct. 23 media event

Just hours after Microsoft’s price announcement of Windows 8, Apple has just announced a media event for next Tuesday, Oct. 23 to likely show off a much-anticipated mini iPad. Apple sent out invites that read “We’ve got a little more to show you.” We wrote about the potential little Microsoft/Apple tablet collision course last week and… Read More