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When Strategy Analytics’ tablet market numbers came out a year ago (for Q2 2012), Android tablets nabbed just a bit more market share compared to Apple iPads, to the tune of 51.4% to 47.2%; shipments were 18.5 million for Android and 17 million for the iPad. A year later, things have changed dramatically. Android’s market share has jumped to 67%, and the iPad has plummeted to 28.3%. There have been nearly twice as many Android tablets sold in Q2 2013 (34.6 million) than during the same time period in 2012. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 There are a couple of caveats, though; it’s worth... Read more...
What’s going on with Apple? Earlier this week, a rumor broke that Apple had to push back the release of its 2nd-generation iPad Mini to as late as next year--production allegedly won’t even begin until Q4 2013--and now, it seems that the company will have to push back the release of the iPhone 5S, too. That’s far later than originally expected; at one point, some believed that the iPhone 5S and the much-rumored cheaper iPhone would debut this summer; other estimates had the iPhone 5S pegged as early this autumn. Regardless, the last smartphone that Apple produced, the iPhone 5,... Read more...
When the original iPad Mini was unveiled, the entire tech industry understood one thing: there would eventually be another edition with a Retina display. Given that Apple has shown to be quite fond of pixels on displays, it's really just a matter of time before the iPad Mini joins the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch in Retina-land. According to fresh rumors, that time may be coming soon, and the displays could be provided by a bitter rival. Samsung Display is rumored to be readying a 7.9" display with a native 2048x1536 resolution, not to mention a 9.7" panel with an even slimmer bezel for a redesigned... Read more...
We can’t say that we’re terribly surprised by this, but according to DisplaySearch, smaller screen sizes on tablets are becoming more popular at the expense of larger panels. In the last two months, 7-7.9-inch displays have gained ground in terms of shipments while those in the 9.7-inch range dropped off and 10.1-11.6-inch panels made only very modest gains. The report points to the launch of the iPad mini late in 2012 as foreshadowing the coming trend, and indeed, perhaps Apple’s sales bear this theory out: Apple had apparently forecast sales of 40 million iPad minis and 60 million... Read more...
How would you like to sell three million of anything in three days? Just ask Apple how it feels. The company's 4th-gen iPad and iPad mini have only been on sale since November 2nd, but already it has moved three million of them. Oddly, Apple isn't breaking down the split between new iPads and the iPad mini, just saying that the new iPad family sold through three million during their first three days on the shelf. That actually doubles the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5 million Wi-Fi only models sold for the third generation iPad in March. The Wi-Fi + Cellular versions of both iPad mini... Read more...
Blink twice and take a deep breath; there’s more to mention from Apple’s big press event today besides the iPad mini, next-gen iPad, and iMac revamp. There’s a new MacBook Pro on the block, and it’s a 13-inch model sporting a Retina display. Under the hood, the new slim and trim (measuring 0.75 inches thick and 3.57 pounds) MBP sports 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.6GHz Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 8Gb of DDR3-1600MHz memory, and up to 768GB of flash storage. There’s a FaceTime HD camera with dual microphones, and I/O ports include a pair of Thunderbolt ports,... Read more...
Back when the iPod touch came out, we thought that it was one of the best things Apple ever came up with; it was inexpensive, incredibly thin and lightweight, offered WiFi, and still ran apps a plenty on iOS. With the announcement of the long-awaited and oft-rumored iPad mini, the iPod touch has a spiritual successor--it’s a device that hits a sweet spot in Apple’s lineup and does so for a relatively reasonable price. (Who knows, perhaps Apple will start giving these things away for free with the purchase of an iMac or MacBook Pro.) The mini has a 7.9-inch display that boasts 1,024x768... Read more...
The iPad Mini is still technically a rumor, but it’s all but been confirmed from various inside sources to any numbers of news and rumor outlets. We’re fairly certain that Apple will announce the device in short order, and among the likely true reports are that this smaller iPad will have a 7-inch (or so) form factor and will cost far less than the full-size iPad--possibly as low as $249. One of the aspects of the iPad Mini that hasn’t been discussed ad nauseum is it’s intended purpose. Obviously, on the one hand Apple needs a smaller tablet to compete in the growing 7-inch... Read more...
The rumors have been flying around so much lately that it’s easy to forget that nothing is set in stone yet--the iPhone 5 September event is unconfirmed, and it’s not yet entirely clear if Apple is actually making a smaller version of the iPad--but there sure are lots of sources telling news outlets lots of similar things. According to AllThingsD, several sources have indicated that the iPad mini will indeed be announced this fall, and it will be at its own event in October. Previous reports indicated that the iPhone 5 (plus any other fun new products or upgrades Apple has cooked up)... Read more...
If your appetite for Apple rumors isn’t currently sated, here’s another. According to (the poetically named) iMore, Apple has scheduled an event for September 12th, at which time the company will unveil the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and possibly the next-generation iPod nano. The iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple will call it) will then be released on September 21st, nine days later. There’s no firm word on release dates for the iPad mini and iPod nano. The iPhone and iPad releases are of particular interest, as rumors have indicated that Apple has been experimenting with alternative screen... Read more...
The tell-tale heart of the overseas supply chain strikes again; according to a MarketWatch report, component suppliers in Asia are preparing for mass production of Apple’s oft-rumored “iPad mini”. South Korea’s LG is reportedly making the display, and Taiwan’s AU Optronic Co. is in the mix, as well. Although Apple has dominated the tablet space by a wide margin (and just dealt a fierce blow to second-place Samsung), there are new entrants in the tablet space that should give the Cupertino company reason for concern. Both Microsoft and Google have introduced tablets... Read more...