Items tagged with iPad Mini

Does something feel off when scrolling webpages on your shiny new iPad mini? Maybe you're holding it wrong (not really). Complaints have surfaced that when holding the latest iPad mini in portrait mode, there is an ever-so-slight delay between how fast the left and right sides of the screen get refreshed, in what is known as a jelly scroll effect. Apple's answer? Everything is normal. For those who notice it, the effect is certainly not normal, though. And it seems to be most noticeable when scrolling through text on a webpage or document. The text and lines on one side of the iPad mini adjusts its respective position just a tick before the other side, and becomes more prevalent when scrolling... Read more...
Preorders for Apple's iPhone 13 family kicked off this morning, with prices starting at $699 for the iPhone 13 mini on up to $1,099 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, Walmart and Amazon are getting in on the Apple frenzy today with discounts on additional hardware, including the newly announced 9th generation iPad and 6th generation iPad mini. The latest iPad was upgraded with an A13 Bionic SoC, a new 12MP rear camera, and a 12MP FaceTime HD camera with Center Stage support. The iPad starts at $329 with 64GB of storage, but Walmart currently has the tablet available for preorder in Space Gray and Silver at $299 (a $30 discount). Apple 10.2-inch iPad (2021) Wi-Fi 64GB Space Grey $299 @ Walmart... Read more...
Earlier today, we brought you some sweet discounts on Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. This afternoon, deals abound on much older hardware, but they represent excellent values for those currently in the market. Kicking things off is the OnePlus 8T. When we last visited the phone in early June, it was already available at a discounted price of $549 direct from OnePlus. Today, the phone is discounted even further at OnePlus, falling to just $499 with free shipping. OnePlus 8T 12GB/256GB Unlocked $499 @ OnePlus That price gets you a powerful smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Your primary point of interaction... Read more...
Apple announced its all-new iPad mini yesterday, and it represents the most extensive design revamp to date for the company’s smallest tablet. Whereas the current-generation iPad mini has a 7.9-inch display, the new model expands to 8.9 inches while maintaining the same footprint. When Apple first brought the new iPad mini out on stage, it didn’t detail what hardware was powering the device. However, Mac Rumors was able to find out that the iPad mini uses the same A15 Bionic SoC that powers the iPhone 13 family (likely with a 4-core GPU). The A15 Bionic also features 4GB of RAM, while the current generation tablet features an A12 Bionic SoC and 3GB of RAM. In addition to the new SoC,... Read more...
Apple’s iPad mini has always been a popular device, and it is now getting its most significant upgrade ever. Like the fourth-generation iPad Air that came before it, the new iPad mini brings the iPad Pro design language (complete with its thin bezels) down to the consumer market. The screen now measures 8.3 inches while keeping the same footprint as its 7.9-inch predecessor. The Liquid Retina display features True Tone support and can reach 500 nits for brightness. Given that the home button is now gone, Touch ID has moved to the power button (just like the iPad Air). The Lightning port on the bottom of the device has been tossed in favor of USB-C, and optional 5G cellular connectivity... Read more...
Apple's big iPhone keynote event is tomorrow, and there are some last-minute details coming to light on what the company will announce. According to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the final storage lineup for the iPhone 13 family has been revealed, and there aren't too many surprises. When it comes to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, base storage will come in at 128GB. Compared to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, this represents a 2x uplift in capacity. To be honest, this change probably should have happened a long time ago, given that 128GB has long been the bare minimum for Android flagships. 128GB will continue as the base configuration for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Moving... Read more...
We have a roundup of some excellent tech deals for you today, which just might tickle your fancy if you're in the market. There are some well-rounded discounts on the iPad mini, Apple gift cards, the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Zen 3 processor, and more. Kicking things off is the iPad mini, which is Apple's smallest current-generation tablet. The device comes with a 7.9-inch Retina display and is powered by a [still] fast A12 Bionic SoC. However, unlike the newer iPad Air, which adopts minimal bezels along all sides of the display, the iPad mini soldiers on with thick top and bottom bezels and a Touch ID sensor integrated into the home button. The design seems a bit archaic after all these years,... Read more...
Apple has already embraced mini LED technology on its 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which touts what the company calls a Liquid Retina XDR display. Portions of the screen can get as bright as 1,600 nits (full-screen brightness checks in at 1,000 nits). Looking ahead, Apple has plans of expanding mini LED displays to more products, including the MacBook Air and iPad mini. Mini LED technology is exactly what it sounds like—it uses much smaller LEDs than a conventional LED display. This in turn allows for many more dimming zones as part of the full array backlight configuration, to ultimately provide brighter images with less of a halo effect (where light spills out from an object or subject), and deeper... Read more...
Apple's iPad tablets are the most popular on the consumer market, but that doesn't mean that development on the devices should come to a standstill. Apple's iPad mini has been around for a long time and hasn't seen any significant design updates in six years. Sure, there have been upgrades to performance and support for the Apple Pencil, but it's the same old song and dance from the outside. A new report suggests that the iPad mini will receive its most extensive makeover in history later this year. Like how the iPad Air received a dramatic redesign last year with thinner bezels, the next-generation iPad mini is rumored to get the same treatment. The slimmer bezels also mean that the long-serving... Read more...
The iPhone 12 family isn’t the only major product line on Apple’s docket for launching during the second half of 2020. According to a new report, Apple has three critical products that will be redesigned and released for consumers including an all-new iMac. DigiTimes is reporting that Apple will launch an all-new 23-inch iMac later this year. It should be noted that the current iMac family is available in 21.5-inch and 27-inch sizes, so it would seemingly make sense for the 23-inch model to replace the former given that less than 2 inches separates them. New iMac incoming at WWDC. iPad Pro design language, with Pro Display like bezels. T2 chip, AMD Navi GPU, and no more fusion... Read more...
We’ve been hearing rumors of new iPad models incoming from Apple, and today with little fanfare the company has unveiled two new product updates. The first is a [internal] hardware refresh of the long-in-the-tooth iPad mini, while the second is an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air. The iPad mini is getting a significant processor upgrade, going from the A8 in the previous-generation model to the latest A12 Bionic (used in the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR). Standard storage comes in at 64GB, and the out-the-door price for a base system is $399. If you want to double your storage to 128GB, you’ll have to fork over an additional $150. As before, you have the option to add 4G LTE cellular... Read more...
According to various leaks and a report from famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a new iPad mini will be upon us shortly. Apple introduced the iPad mini 4 way back in September 2015 and it has largely soldiered on unchanged since then. That means that the tablet uses an Apple A8 processor with 2GB of RAM and is available in up to 128GB storage capacities. We’re learning today, however, that we shouldn’t expect a big design revamp for the iPad mini 5. Instead, the tablet is expected to retain its same design form-factor, which means big bezels above and below the display along with the retention of the Home button with Touch ID. Apple apparently isn’t ready to introduce... Read more...
Apple fans love rumors, and one of the best places to find hints of upcoming hardware is within new developer versions of iOS. The iOS 12.2 beta is currently available and one developer dug into the code looking for references to future products. Not surprisingly, iOS developer/guru Steven Troughton-Smith found references in the code to four new iPad models. The models referenced include "iPad11,1"; "iPad11,2"; "iPad11,3"; and "iPad11,4". The iPads with the 11,2 and 11,4 designations called out in the code are rumored to be cellular versions with the other two offering Wi-Fi only. All we have to go on right now is speculation, but the thought it that these iPad designations are for new iPad... Read more...
If you thought that Apple's $329 9.7-inch iPad was cheap for a relatively large tablet, it could get a lot cheaper. A fresh report suggests that Apple is looking to dramatically reduce the price of the tablet for its next generation, which will likely debut during the first half of 2018. According to a report out of Taiwan, the new 9.7-inch iPad will debut next year priced from $259. As smartphone displays have gotten larger and larger, sales have weakened for tablets across the board. Lowering the price of entry is just one way that Apple could help energize iPad sales. While the cheaper price point will no doubt be appreciated by everyday consumers, Apple is reportedly hoping to also spur adoption... Read more...
Apple introduced the 7.9-inch iPad Mini in 2012 as the diminutive counterpart to the larger, 9.7-inch “regular” iPad. With the smaller frame came a lower price tag, which enticed many customers to embrace Apple’s vision of a tablet future. However, a new report suggests that Apple has had enough of the iPad Mini, and that the tablet will be discontinued. There are likely a number of reasons for this decision, with competition from other Apple products being a key factor. The iPad Mini was introduced two years before the iPhone 6 Plus, with its 5.5-inch display, burst onto the scene. Today, smartphones with displays measuring 5.5-inches or larger are common in the marketplace. In fact, Samsung’s... Read more...
It may be hard to believe, but it has now been 7 years since then CEO Apple CEO Steve Jobs (RIP) unveiled the original iPad. At the time, Apple heralded the iPad as a reinvention of mobile computing; a device that could do most of what your desktop or notebook could do, but in a smaller, lighter form-factor. Initially available in only a 9.7-inch display size, sales of the iPad quickly took off, skyrocketing to become Apple’s No. 2 revenue generator right behind the iPhone. It wasn’t long before Apple began to expand its lineup, adding the smaller 7.9-inch iPad mini in 2012, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in late 2015, and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in early 2016. However, over the years, it appears that... Read more...
One of the telltale signs that Apple is getting ready to release new products is when retailers start marking down prices for current generation items, especially when they're representative of deep discounts. We're starting to see that happen on some items -- more specifically, both Target and Staples are now offering discounted iPad mini and iPad Air tablets. If you head over to Target, you'll find iPad Air models selling for $50 off the normal price, and a generous $100 discount on iPad mini tablets -- that beats Apple's refurbished price by $20! According to the website listing, the sale is valid for this week only. In addition, 9to5Mac says it heard from Target that supplies are limited,... Read more...
Retailers have been discounting iPhone 5 smartphones heavily ahead of the anticipated launch of Apple’s next generation of iPhones in early September. Now, AT&T is running a promotion that knocks $200 off the price of an iPad or iPad mini when you buy an iPhone 5c or 5s on an AT&T Next plan. This is not an online promotion, so you’ll need to visit an AT&T brick-and-mortar to take advantage of it. The deal applies to iPads and iPad minis, but not the iPad minis that have retina displays. You’ll need to buy the iPad with a two-year AT&T wireless agreement (in addition to buying an iPhone 5c or 5s with AT&T Next) to get the $200 discount. The iPhone 5c (pictured)... Read more...
It's one thing to talk the talk, but when a company like FreedomPop starts walking the walk, it makes the competition nervous. FreedomPop's newest promotion should have wireless carriers sweating bullets -- the free mobile service company that already shook up the mobile industry by offering free voice, text, and data plans announced that it is now offering discounted LTE tablets, with a twist. Not only do these tablets come with free data, they also include phone capabilities. Customers who sign up receive a unique phone number that they can associate with any FreedomPop tablet to make free calls and texts. According to FreedomPop, the reason larger carriers like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and... Read more...
...Eventually, Apple caved to the demands of the market, and perhaps demands from within its own mothership, as it revealed the iPad mini. In typical Apple fashion, the original mini was priced higher than other 7” slates in the market, with the company all but conceding the sub-$300 tablet market, while plenty of others fought it out at the bottom end of the price scale. A year later, the next iteration of the iPad mini has been unwrapped, but it’s not your average revamp. Apple claimed that the first iPad mini was “every inch an iPad,” but many argued that the lackluster specifications, omission of a Retina display, and the lofty price tag left a lot to be desired. The... Read more...
When Apple introduced the iPad Air, the company made a big deal about the tablet having a custom 64-bit System-on-Chip (SoC) inside. It's the same 64-bit part found in the iPhone 5 and the latest iPad mini. If you own any of those devices and are into benchmarking, you'll be happy to know that Futuremark's 3DMark benchmark has just been updated to include a 64-bit version for those devices. Futuremark says the iPad Air, iPhone 5S, and second generation iPad mini will all see "slightly" improved scores with the newest 3DMark (version 1.2.0). 3DMark is a popular benchmark and one that we frequently use when evaluating a range of hardware, from graphics cards to laptops and desktops. With the latest... Read more...
In our review of the iPad Air, we were a little torn on how to feel. On one hand, it's the fastest, thinnest, lightest, and best version of the iPad to date. At the same time, we didn't feel it was a revolutionary jump over the previous model, which left us a little underwhelmed. Be that as it may, holiday shoppers are certainly enamored with not only the iPad Air, but the newest iPad mini and other iPad tablets as well. CNN Money posted a summary of what several industry analysts saw and recommended over the holiday shopping season, and the general consensus is that Apple is doing a bang-up job this holiday shopping season. Among the list of analysts is Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who analyzed... Read more...
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