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  • Apple to unveil new iPads, iMacs, OS X Yosemite at 16 October event

    Apple's at it again. After the massive launch that saw the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus unveiled, the Cupertino company is rumoured to be throwing another party Gatsby would be proud of come 16 October. But what does it have up its sleeve this time? According to Re/code at least, it will be a relatively mundane affair compared to September's big bash (boohoo), but the world will be introduced to a new TouchID iPad, Retina iMacs, OS x Yosemite (finally!) and perhaps a Macbook or two, but Re/code makes no particular mention of the latter. What it does say however, is...

  • Sell high, buy low: The iPads great and that’s why there’s a sales slump

    iPad's are a casualty of their own success, and are now in a sticky sales predicament, as in sales are down, way down. When a company's most innovative product is selling 9% less -- only 13.3-million sales in Q1 2014 -- it's usually easy to pin the blame on a lacklustre product. But because the iPad is such an all-round solid tablet, customers aren't replacing them. Or as a Business Insider report puts it, "the iPad is losing sales because it is too good." Android tablet owners are the ones replacing their gadgets at a faster rate then iPads. iPads are used on...

  • 6 iPad Air 2 mockup photos that could be real

    Are these photos real, does it even matter at this point? As the weeks tick by, we inch ever closer to a new Apple product, be it an iWatch, iPhone or another iPad. Today, care of the usually reliable french tech site Nowhereelse, we have these surprise shots of an iPad Air 2, a mockup according to the source. There's a lot of truth in these images, despite the shaky source material. Behold, TouchID now replaces the Home button and a different speaker grille flanks the Lightening port on the iPad Air 2. The site even managed snap a...

  • Microsoft Office apps debut on iPad, become most popular on iTunes

    Microsoft's Office 365 suite has finally made its way to the iPad. After years of rumours, the iPad suite currently consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the less popular OneNote. Interestingly, Office apps became the most downloaded in the first few hours after their on iTunes. The three apps, with the exception of the tad older OneNote app, were ranked most popular in less than twelve hours after they were launched competing with the likes of Apple's iWork. While Microsoft is relying on the sweet temptation of its freemium subscription service to make this move worth its while, it's...

  • Don’t expect iPad ‘Pro’ in 2014, just a newer Air with Touch ID

    Last week, AppleInsider reported on the state of 2014's iPads, namely that we aren't going to see that many this year. The sites insider, Ming-Chi Kuo an analyst from KGI Securities (which has accurately predicted most of the Apple leaks over the years) says that the 2014 iPad Air will snag the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the brand-new 8X CPU. Anything else? Chances of seeing the rumoured 12.9" iPad "Pro" or a new Mini are "slim" says Kou. According to the analyst, the work on the new Air and larger iPad are priority number one for 2014. More excitingly, Apple...

  • iPad Air review: a heavyweight contender for the best tablet ever made

    Apple makes amazing gadgets. Whatever your opinion on Apple is (it's evil, it's beautiful, why won't it love me?), it's going to continue making desirable, yet unnervingly familiar products for decades to come. So that explains Apple's latest tablet then, the iPad Air. We nabbed the US$499 (the cheapest one, the most expensive costs US$929), WiFi/Cellular model with 16GB memory. Will it leave you fulfilled, or hungry for more? We know the answer to that. Designed in California The iPad Air is correctly titled. While it feels heavy (469g) it is far lighter than what it replaces, namely the iPad 3...

  • iPad mini with Retina display on sale today despite ‘supply issues’

    The iPad Mini with Retina display was announced last month and is today available on Apple's online store. However, there is a chance that you might miss out though as there has been reports of supply issues. There are two colour options, namely Space Grey and Silver, as well as different models ranging between US$400 to US$830. To further refresh your memory, the Mini has a storage option of 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB. As well as LTE-capable models. Together with your iPad mini, you'll get a Lightning to USB Cable and a 10W USB Power Adapter. Its bigger brother, the iPad...

  • iPad Air: what the web thinks of Apple’s ‘latest and greatest’

    Apple said at the keynote speech that you'd have to experience the iPad Air first-hand in order to appreciate it -- words alone wouldn't do it justice. As such, word on the web is that it's in fact Apple's "best iPad ever." Below is a roundup of what the new iPad Air has to offer. Design The Apple iPad Air comes in two different colours -- a Spacegrey which has an aluminium back and a Silver model with a white face. It boasts a 9.7" 2048x1536 display and depending on the model version, weighs around 45g. Add-on to that the fact...

  • Apple iPad Air vs. Microsoft Surface 2: battle of the bulge

    Apple and Microsoft are renowned for being rivals in the personal computer realm and as both companies introduce new products to the market, the quiet feud between both hardware makers is set to explode. Or deflate, if Surface 1 sales are anything to go by. If you’re into tech, no doubt you heard Apple making noise about their new iPad Air, and it’s sitting in direct competition to Microsoft’s new Surface 2 which on paper is a big improvement from their previous Surface tablet. There are a number of factors to consider here, and the first of these is display. The iPad...

  • The iPad Air is online and on sale now from $499

    Apple's iPad Air is available to purchase online right now on the US Apple Store and later on 42 countries in total would have joined the iPad party. Prices start at R5000 (US$499) for the 16GB WiFi-only model, or you can splash out for the US$929 model with 128GB with Wifi and a SIM-slot. This is Apple's latest iPad and replaces the current fourth-gen device which launched 366 days ago, 2 November 2012. In case you don't already know, the iPad Air is a 9.7" tablet from Apple with lettuce-crisp Retina Display, an A7 CPU (same as iPhone 5S), two-times-faster-than-usual...