Apple has opened up preorders for the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. These are the devices that will spearhead the Cupertino tech juggernaut's tablet push for the coming year or so. Are the improvements good enough to keep the iPad ahead of the game over the coming months? What's right with the new iPads Touch ID If you've spent any time with a Touch ID-enabled iPhone then you'll know how convenient this feature is. Not only does it make unlocking the device easier, it allows the user to protect their iPad with a stronger passcode with very little of the hassle associated with a stronger passcode (essentially, users will only need to enter it manually after the device has been rebooted). Touch ID is also going to win enterprise and BYOD users, especially people who are customer- or client-facing. Not only does it make the unlocking process easier, it's also more secure because the owner doesn't have to key in a passcode to unlock the device. Touch ID is present on both the iPad Air … [Read more...] about What’s right (and wrong) with the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
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What's the difference between the new iPad mini 3 and its predecessor? The answer is not much, but there is one new addition that gives the new diminutive tablet an edge in the corporate and BYOD environments. Repair team iFixit have gotten their hands on the new iPad mini 3 and taken a look at what's inside. Fundamentally, the iPad mini 3 is the same as the iPad mini 2. Both are equipped with Apple's A7 processor, both feature 1GB of RAM, and both have a 5MP iSight camera. What has changed are the finishes – gold is added to the silver and space gray – the storage options have been rejigged to 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB, with each increment adding $100 to the price, and the Home button has been equipped with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The Touch ID sensor will be particularly compelling for corporate and BYOD users, both because it speeds things up and allows for stronger passcodes to be used. Inside the iPad mini 3 is a whole raft of chips from a number of silicon … [Read more...] about Inside the iPad mini 3
While tech buyers have increasingly abandoned Best Buy over the years as online shopping has increased in popularity, it's still the bellweather for Black Friday deals on PCs and tablets, especially for mainstream consumers. This year, it managed to avoid an early leak of its deals, and has just launched its ad on its website. Look for the laptop and desktop sales in a separate post; we'll cover the tablets here. The thing that jumps out at you first about Best Buy's ad is its iPad sales are the most aggressive to date. While Sam's Club dropped the price on the older iPad Air , and Target is resorting to store gift cards as a reward for buying the Apple tablets at full price, Best Buy is actually selling new iPads at discounted prices. One is a doorbuster, however, so quantities may be limited: the new iPad Air 2 will be sold for $100 off starting at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving when the retailer's doors open. It appears that the deal -- which is for any iPad Air 2, not just the base … [Read more...] about Best Buy takes $100 off iPad Air 2, $75 off iPad mini 3 tablets for Black Friday 2014
posted on 16 Oct 2014, 18:36 5 1. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013) No wonder it was brushed off during the announcement posted on 16 Oct 2014, 18:39 31 2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012) This is probably the worst ugrade Apple has ever released. posted on 16 Oct 2014, 22:13 0 19. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014) But wasn't it the new iPad mini also thinner??????? posted on 17 Oct 2014, 01:29 6 26. Chunkyspudface (Posts: 65; Member since: 31 May 2013) Nope, same chassis, same screen, Camera, processor etc. Just lazy for a multi billion dollar company... 37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012) Screen improved. That and Touch ID are the only new additions. Everything else remained the same besides a new choice of color. Those who had the OG Mini can finally upgrade. 41. Chunkyspudface (Posts: 65; Member since: 31 May 2013) Pretty sure the screen is the same as the … [Read more...] about Comments for : Poll: The only upgrade in the iPad mini 3 is TouchID; so, is it worth $399?
Apple’s invitation to its October 16 press event may have read, “It’s been way too long,” but we all know the company launched the iPhone 6 and unveiled the Apple Watch less than two months ago. Nonetheless, the company recently took to its Cupertin0-based campus to reveal its latest editions to the heralded iPad lineup, including the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.Apple decided to add Touch ID and a gold color option to the iPad Mini 3 this time around. It certainly doesn’t boast the sheer number of improvements as the larger iPad Air 2— the larger iPad now has Apple’s A8X processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera — but how does it compete when stacked up alongside last year’s iPad Mini 2 (with the Retina display)? Take a look at the spec comparison below for a quick glance at the internal hardware and software powering both machines. Hint: They’re not that different. Retina iPad Mini 2iPad Mini 3Size7.87 x 5.3 x 0.29 … [Read more...] about iPad Mini 2 vs. iPad Mini 3: How big is the update?
It wasn’t long ago Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage in Cupertino, California to announce the new iPhones. At a recent October event, Apple announced two new iPads, a lineup of new iMacs, and unveiled its new OS Yosemite. Now that the dust has settled on Apple’s second big event in two months, we’ve analyzed each of the company’s new additions to its iPad lineup.Each iPad features unique upgrades over its predecessors — however minimal for the Mini 3 — so we’ve stacked the two up against each other to see where the two models differ. iPad Air 2iPad Mini 3Size9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 (in)7.87 x 5.3 x 0.29 (in)Weight0.96 lbs0.73 lbsDisplay9.7-inch LED multi-touch display7.9-inch LED multi-touch displayResolution2048 x 15362048 x 1536Operating SystemiOS 8.1iOS 8.1Storage16, 64, or 128GB16, 64, or 128GBProcessorApple’s A8X chip and M8 motion coprocessorApple’s A7 chip and M7 motion coprocessorRAMNot announced yetNot … [Read more...] about iPad Air 2 vs iPad Mini 3: How do Apple’s two newest iPads stack up against each other?
Apple introduced the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at a small-scale event on October 16. The new tablets are already up for pre-order at most of the main carriers and several retailers, including the Apple Store.Although the new iPads are up for pre-order on many sites and in a few stores already, they devices won’t actually ship until October 24 (we think they will be in stores this day as well, but Apple won’t say). The new iPads come in three colors: white, grey, and gold, with three internal storage options. You can read more about all the specs of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in our news post. Updated on 10-22-2014 by Malarie Gokey: We’ve added a link to the preorder page for the new iPads on Wal-Mart’s website (page 2).Here’s all the information you need to successfully preorder a brand-new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Let’s start with the carriers first.AT&TAT&T was among the first U.S. carriers to start preorders … [Read more...] about Want an iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3? Here’s where to buy one (updated)
The highly-anticipated Apple TV wasn’t the only product CEO Tim Cook happily unveiled at company’s latest media event in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. “Today we have the biggest news in iPad since the iPad,” said Cook to a chorus of applause and peppered shouting. “Biggest” couldn’t be more true, either, given the newest addition to the iPad lineup — aka the iPad Pro — touts a 12.9-inch display that towers over previous generations of the iPad in both stature and resolution.The aptly-titled device also runs Apple’s latest operating systems and boasts the fastest processor the company has ever conceived, whether you prefer to work with your hands or opt for the new Apple Pencil or Keyboard upon the tablet’s tentative release in November. Additional features such as four-speaker audio and enhanced camera components add to the tablet-centric fanfare, however, how does the new device compare when … [Read more...] about Spec showdown: iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 3
The iPad Mini occupies an interesting little niche in the Apple ecosystem, especially now that the iPhone Plus is out. It’s made to be a handheld pad with a bigger screen than an iPhone but more maneuverability than an iPad, sort of in the e-reader size. It seems Apple is intent on keeping the line going with the iPad Mini 4, so let’s take a look at what new with the latest Mini generation and how it stacks up to the Mini 3. Read: Best iPad Mini accessories Please note: The iPad Mini 4 is replacing the Mini 3 entirely, so the Mini 3 is discontinued going forward. For those of you considering which to purchase, this typically means that Mini 3 iPads will quickly sell out, pop up at discounted prices via re-sellers, and then become very hard to find – something to keep in mind if you want to buy one.DisplayApple loves updating its displays, but in this particular instance the iPad Mini remains relatively unchanged. The screen is still an LCD Retina display, and … [Read more...] about iPad mini 4 vs. iPad mini 3: Should you upgrade?
Searching for a new business tablet? Full-size tablets are great if you need more screen real estate. But small tablets are the way to go if you need something more compact and lightweight that also fits in your back pocket, so you can take it everywhere you go. Apple's iPad mini 3 is the latest small slate available to business users, and it packs a punch when it comes to power, productivity and security. However, Google's second-generation ASUS Nexus 7 remains one of its biggest contenders. While the iPad mini 3 came out just this month, the Nexus 7 is already a year old. But is age really nothing but a number? How does the iPad mini 3 compare to the Nexus 7? And are the iPad mini 3's advanced features worth its premium price tag? Read on to find out which small tablet is better for your business and budget. [Best Small Tablets for Business 2014 (and Why We Love Them)] Design and display If you're looking for a slimmer tablet with a sharper display, go … [Read more...] about iPad mini 3 vs. Nexus 7: Which Tablet Is Better for Business?