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  • 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″ 2048×1536 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...

  • Cheat sheet: iPad Air, iPad mini, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and OS X

    Apple today re-introduced the iPad, calling it the iPad Air, a thinner, lighter version of the iPad with a dramatically smaller bezel. The iPad mini saw an update to its face, now featuring a 2048 x 1536 “retina” display as well as the 64-bit A7 chip that shipped with the iPhone 5s. On the desktop computing side, Apple provided a closer look at the Mac Pro, its cylinder shaped re-imaging of the power-user’s desktop computer. It will ship in December. Apple’s MacBook Pro line also received a significant speed bump, despite retaining its tried and tested design, for...

  • We’re liveblogging the new Apple iPad launch

    The iPad launch event takes place 22 October in San Francisco, and we’ll be live-blogging the affair with the usual wit and charm you’ve come to expect from us (in other words, very little). What we already know speaks volumes about the event: there are going to be new iPads, iPad Minis, fresh MacPros, the possible launch date of OS X Mavericks and hopefully one or two surprises (*cough* iWatch), but we won’t be holding our breath for that. From 7PM (in South Africa, otherwise 10AM PT / 6PM London) it’ll be all things Apple as we dissect, insult and...

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