There is often an argument by Apple fans that the company they love has this massive success (it does) and on a device per device basis it destroys anything on Android in terms of sales (it does). They say that iPad is taking the fight to hundreds of companies with just one device, the iPhone or the iPad for example.
Not that the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 are out in the open some of you may be thinking, "I can now get an older model for a more affordable price" and you would be right. At its launch event in Cupertino today, Apple detailed a slew of price cuts for its remaining iPad range giving the company its first ever coverage over multiple price points.
As well as launching the iPad Air 2 today, Apple also launched another slate. No, sadly it wasn't the much rumoured iPad Pro, but it was a new version of Cupertino's iPad Mini. However, after getting a little closer to the new iPad Mini 3, I am left wondering why Apple bothered as this is as incremental an update as you could imagine.
Apple today launched the new iPad Air 2, the company's latest tablet flagship that arrives amid declining sales and a slate market that is more competitive than ever. However, while Apple's iPad business is declining, it is only mirroring the general tablet trend as a whole and the outgoing iPad Air has comfortably maintained Apple's position as the company to beat in this niche. Can the iPad Air 2 continue to do that, can it dominate ever better competitors, and can it help to breathe new life into the tablet market as a whole?
Google is getting all the limelight today after announcing the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 tablet, but the spotlight will shift off Mountain View very quickly. In fact, tomorrow all eyes will be on Apple is it launches its new iPads, sadly making the Nexus devices quite literally yesterday's news. However, it seems Apple didn't even want to wait a day as the company has "accidentally" leaked the new iPad Air 2 and a new iPad Mini today.
The new iPad is due to launch on October 16th when Apple has a launch event in Cupertino for its tablet range. While a new iPad Mini and even an iPad Pro have been discussed, the focus is of course on the iPad Air 2, the newest version of Apple's flagship slate. We have now learned a little more about the devices processing power thanks to this image from apple.club.tw.
Just over a month after the biggest smartphone launch in history, Apple is ready to do it all again, this time with tablets. The company has confirmed that it is holding a press event on October 16th (next Thursday) to launch the new iPad range and some new Mac products. This event will admittedly be lower key that Cupertino's iPhone 6 extravaganza, but it could also be a lot busier.
A day ago I wrote that news surrounding the oft rumoured iPad Pro was pretty thin on the ground, but ironically today a batch of info arrived courtesy of Digitimes. According to the report, Apple is working on not just one, but two iPad Pro devices and one of them will run both iOS and Mac OS X.
It is almost certain that Apple will roll out a new iPad during the month, but details around Cupertino's new slate/s have been thin on the ground. Until now that is, as a major leak has laid bare some of the finer details of the iPad Air 2 and a new iPad Mini, although the much rumoured iPad Pro is still proving elusive.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus media event was the biggest launch of the year, and it even had a little watch too. The roll out of the smartphones has gone well (ahem, bendgate aside) as the handsets have romped to massive sales. However, the fact that these devices and the launch would be a success was a given, as close to a certainty as you can get in this industry. However, Cupertino faces a shakier launch when it rolls out the new iPads.