Apple recorded some pretty stellar financial results last month when the company revealed that record amounts of iPhones had been sold, while Cupertino's Mac business grew too. With profit and revenue soaring, it is easy to focus on what's going right over at Apple, but we also shouldn't ignore what is going wrong. Talking about the iPad at the moment is addressing the elephant in the room at Apple.
Apple has always done a decent job of defying the ethos that says more RAM and higher numbered specs are better. For example, the iPad Air has just 1GB of RAM, while even basic Android slates pack at least 2GB. However, you would not notice a difference between the performance on the Air or on a high end Android tablet, such is the solid performance of Apple's product.
Apple's third quarter financial results arrived earlier this week and were extremely positive for the company as it recorded growth in iPhone and Mac sales and a bump in profit.
It's amazing how much a product can change in a generation or two. What's even more amazing is that despite differences in feeling between the iPad Air and previous generations, very little separates the the latest iOS tablet from its predecessors. For many people, that may be a good thing.
Here's a surprise for anyone interested in an Apple iPad mini with Retina display. It was originally believed that the tablet would not launch until the end of November, but Apple has starting selling the iPad mini online. If you're in the market for a new tablet, you might want to grab one now because of one obvious reason: scarcity.
The Apple iPad Mini quickly grabbed attention as Apple's answer to the rise of smaller Android tablets, but the popular iOS tablet trailed its rivals when it came to display resolution. Apple today rectified that shortcoming with a new iPad Mini successor with retina display.
The Apple iPad Air will debut shortly with quite a few enhancements, many of which have appeared in recent leaks for the device. Here's what to expect from Apple's latest iOS 7 tablet.
"Everybody seems to be making a tablet," Apple CEO Tim Cook said at today's iPad announcement, "Even some of the [initial] doubters." Despite the onslaught of tablet competition from Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and other tablet manufacturers, Apple remains the most used and best selling device line, Cook claims. He also noted that the iPad has more than 475,000 apps in the App Store built specifically for the iPad. With a new line of products being announced in a few minutes, expect the numbers of tablets sold to climb soon.
Apple rarely broadcasts its product announcements, but the folks in Cupertino have decided to make today's iPad event one of the rare occasions at which the cameras turn on. In traditional fashion, only Apple devices will be able to access the stream. Video will go live at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM ET on Apple TV, an iOS 4.2 or later device, or a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later computer. Users can visit Apple's websites from a Safari browser shortly before the event kicks off.
As recent rumors have suggested, Apple will host an event in San Francisco next week to unveil new products. One month after unwrapping its latest iPhone, Apple has confirmed that "We still have a lot to cover" and it has sent media invites to discuss what's new.