iPad 2018 got 2 out of 10 points for repairability

iPad 2018 got 2 out of 10 points for repairability

iFixit has torn apart the 6th generation iPad. Apple’s newly launched iPad is aimed at schools and those on a budget, but the tablet has zero upgradeability and a very low repairabilty score, according to a teardown by iFixit. The report reveals that iPad 2018 is impossible to upgrade, lacks waterproofing, and has a non-replaceable charging port. iFixit gave the new iPad a total score of 2 out of 10 for repairability, while the leader in the ranking – the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 got 10/10. iFixit has compared the new iPad with the previous, fifth generation. There is[…]

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iPad 2018

iOS 11.3 update rolls out to new iPads, update for iPhone imminent

Apple releases the iOS update for six-generation iPad The iPad’s 2018 hardware refresh in the form of the new iPad (6th generation) announced earlier this week is already receiving its first update, from 11.2 to iOS version 11.3. Strangely enough, the update is rolling out only to this specific model, while other iPads and iPhones are still on the 11.2 version. However, Apple appears to be releasing iOS 11.3 to all supported models very soon. iPad 2018 is already shipping to the first customers, while the physical sales may not start until early next week. If you are among the[…]

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9.7-inch iPad 2018

Apple announces a new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support

iPad for $329 is now available for orders. Apple yesterday had an education-focused event in which we saw the updated 9.7-inch iPad. It’s the cheapest iPad to date, starting at $329 for individuals, and $299 for schools. Apple iPad 2018 is a hardware upgrade of the 2017 model, with one highlight feature – support for Apple Pencil – something never seen before outside of the iPad Pro line. The new tablet has the same size and weight (469g), unlike the rumors poiting toward a notch-like design similar to iPhone X. The headphone jack and the Home Button are also here,[…]

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Microsoft Edge

Microsoft updates its Edge browser with support for iPad and Android tablets

The default Windows 10 browser is now available for iPad users. Microsoft officially released its Edge browser for iPhone in November last year with the promise that support for iPad would be added soon. The good news is that Edge is finally available for iPad devices, as well as Android tablets. An update for Microsoft Edge adds support for tablets, and you can grab the app from the App Store for free. From the blog post, Pad and Android tablet owners – we’ve got some great news for you! Microsoft Edge is now available as a free download in the Apple[…]

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ipad pro 2017

iPad shipments on the rise in 2017

The overall tablet market declined 6.5 percent, but iPads grew. Apple had a positive year in the tablet market (slate + detachable), according to a new report by ICD Worldwide Tracker. The company sold 43.8 million iPads in 2017, an increase of 1.2 million or 3% compared with 2016. Apple is a distant leader in this market, with a 26.8% share in 2017, while Samsung, the second-biggest manufacturer, has only 15.2 percent. Other significant players in 2017 were Amazon, Huawei and Lenovo. Amazon and Huawei had the most impressive growth, 38% and 28%, respectively. Samsung shipped 24.9 million, Amazon 16.7[…]

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Benjamin Geskin iPad Pro

Confirmed: the next iPad Pro comes with Face ID

Evidence of an iPad Pro with Face ID found in iOS 11.3 Apple is planning a hardware refresh of the iPad Pro in 2018, and according to previous reports, it will be the first tablet with Face ID instead of Touch ID. Filipe Esposito has found in iOS 11.3, the first beta released for developers and public testers, evidence of the tablet and a hint that it will have slim bezels and Face ID. Apple refers this upcoming iPad Pro as a “modern iPad”, just like the iPhone X is referred as the “modern iPhone”. This means that there is[…]

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iPad 2018

Cheaper 9.7-inch iPad reportedly planned for 2018

The new tablet could be priced at $259. Apple’s current low end tablet is the 9.7-inch iPad announced in March for $329, but the company may be planning something even more aggressive for 2018. According to DigiTimes, the company from California will be releasing a cheaper version of the 9.7-inch iPad – costing around $259. There is no timeframe of the launch, but the sub-$300 iPad could happen in the second half of the year, said unnamed sources. Apple will apparently attempt to attract all those price-sensitive buyers and even businesses with the cheaper iPad. It’s not clear whether it[…]

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Benjamin Geskin iPad Pro

iPad Pro 2018 to feature an octacore A11X Bionic processor

The next generation of iPad Pro will have a 7nm chip Apple is going to improve the performance of the iPad Pro line in 2018 by creating a new generation of processors. According to a report at MyDrivers, iPad Pro 2018 will have an octa-core processor built on the 7nm manufacturing process. The A11X Bionic chip is said to include eight cores – three high-performance and five energy-efficient. The current chip in the iPad Pro is the A10X Fusion – a processor built on the 10nm fabrication process. This new chip should significantly boost the performance of the new iPad[…]

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Benjamin Geskin iPad Pro

Apple set to refresh the iPad line with improved design and Face ID

The next iPads could have very thin bezels and Face ID Apple’s iPhone X represents the most radical design change we have seen from Cupertino for years, but something similar may happen next year with the iPad line. According to unconfirmed reports, Apple is working on a new Pro model for 2018 that will ditch the Home Button. iPad Pro 2018 is said to offer very slim bezels and Face ID for authentication purposes instead of Touch ID. Other unconfirmed changes include a faster processor and a custom GPU. It seems logical that the upcoming iPad and iPhone models will[…]

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iPad MOdels

Apple sold 10.3 million iPads in Q3 2017: an 11.4% increase

Worldwide tablet market declined 5.4%. Apple is enjoying a substantial growth in the tablet market, boosted by sales of low-priced iPads. According to data collected by IDC, Apple is number one tablet vendor in Q3 2017 with 10.3 million shipments for the quarter. The company has managed to increase its sales from 9.3 million in Q3 2016, which represents a 11.4% growth. At the same time, Samsung, the second-biggest vendor, sold 7.9% fewer tablets during the same quarter, while the overall market shrunk 5.4%. As IDC notes, the growth of unconventional tablets (detachables) like Apple iPad and Microsoft Surface is[…]

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