Apple has begun selling its iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular at three of the nation's largest carriers. Having already sold millions of the Wi-Fi only model, today's sale introduces the iPad mini to customers who want to purchase the tablet with a data plan.
Apple sold an average of 1 million units of its iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad tablets during its launch weekend. The American manufacturer today announced that it sold a total of three million iPad minis and fourth-gen iPads since Friday. Apple notes that recent sales double the amount of third-gen iPads sold during its opening weekend; however, the two launch events cannot truly be compared because Apple failed to break down individual sales totals of the iPad mini and the iPad fourth generation. CEO Tim Cook notes that Apple "practically sold out of iPad minis" during the launch of the Wi-Fi only models. iPads with mobile data capabilities will launch later this month.
Apple introduced a smaller iPad that costs less money than the standard version that has a 9.7-inch screen, but it costs significantly more than comparable devices. Can Apple justify those costs with a better product?
Apple has announced a new iPad only 7 months after it debuted what was previously known as "the new iPad." Meet the fourth generation iPad debuting on November 2.
Apple today confirmed the rampant speculation is true: Apple will release the iPad Mini, a scaled-down iPad designed for one-hand usage.
Apple is prepared to unveil a smaller-screen iPad tablet later this month, according to a report published by AllThingsD. The 7.85-inch screen could soon steal headlines from important launches by Microsoft and Amazon.
The UK court that ruled earlier this month that the Samsung Galaxy Tab does not infringe upon Apple's design patents for the iPad and is simply "not as cool" has now ordered Apple to post a notice on its website and in advertising saying as much.
Reports that Apple is planning to release a smaller version of its iPad tablet are continuing to build steam, and The New York Times is the latest to contribute to the fray. According to anonymous sources reporting to the NYT, Apple will launch a 7.85-inch version of the iPad at some point this year.
Now that Apple has settled the trademark fight with ProView in China, it has announced that the new iPad tablet will go on sale in the country starting on July 20. Chinese customers will be able to grab the tablet in the same configurations offered in other markets. The tablet is offered in Wi-Fi-only or Wi-Fi + cellular versions with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage. Any version of the iPad can be had in either black or white, and prices start at 3177 CNY (US$499).
Apple has been under fire in Australia for its use of 4G when referring to the new iPad ever since the tablet was launched, but now it seems that it will have to pay for its allegedly misleading advertisements. The Australian reports that the company has agreed to pay a 2.25 million AUS (US$2.2 million) penalty to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and cover the 300,000 AUS in legal fees the ACCC had to pay during its lawsuit against Apple.