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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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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How to tag files in iOS 11 Files app

Organize files by adding tags. iOS 11 comes with the brand new Files app, allowing you to manage your files across the iPad or iCloud storage. But you want to organize your files without moving them to different folders or renaming them, there is another option in Files. You can simply add tags to your files. For example, if you want to group all your pictures of sunsets, you can just create a Sunset tag. Removing the tag won’t affect or delete the files, it just removes the grouping. The good thing is that all tags in iOS 11 Files[…]

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iPad shipments grow 15%, while the worldwide market keeps falling

Apple sold 15% more tablets in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Apple’s iPad line was long overdue a hardware refresh, and the company actually did it earlier this year. This impacted Apple’s sales in a very positive way. The company sold 15% more tablets for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to a new report at StrategyAnalytics. Boosted by the new low-cost 9.7 inch model announced in March, and two Pro tablets, Apple increased its market share in the tablet market from 21.2% in 2016, to 26.1% in Q2 2017. At the same time, many of the[…]

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ipad mini

iPad Mini finally put in the grave?

Apple to ditch the 7.9-inch iPad from its lineup. Announced in late 2012, the first generation of iPad Mini attracted many uses with its small size and screen compared with the other products on the tablet market, including the original iPad with a 9.7-inch display. Back then, the 4-inch phones were something standard, so a portable device with a screen size of 7.9 inches was considered to be rather big. But we are not living in 2012 anymore and the consumer preferences have shifted towards much bigger mobile devices. Today, a phone with good specs have a screen bigger than[…]

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WWDC17 conference in June may reveal the new iPad Pro

Apple to announce a 10.5-inch iPad Pro on June 5? Apple may be finally announcing a new iPad model this year, at the upcoming June conference for developers WWDC17. According to a report by M.Kuo, who is known for many accurate Apple-related predictions in the past, Cupertino may unveil the long-awaited iPad Pro on June 5 during the keynote event. iPad Pro 2017 is expected to offer a 10.5-inch screen, but thanks to slimmer bezels the tablet will have a similar body size to the current 9.7-inch iPad. Will offering an improved tablet in terms of design and hardware features[…]

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iPad Air 2

iPad Air 2 discontinued ahead of new models in 2017

Apple clears stocks of the popular iPad Air 2. Apple has been long rumored to be working on a successor to the iPad Air 2 model as part of the major hardware refresh of the tablet line in 2017. But the company is expected to drop the Air name in 2017, introducing up to three new models, including one that replaces the low-cost Air 2. Now Apple is clearing the Air 2 stocks, in anticipation of upcoming orders for the 2017 iPads. The company is no longer selling some of the Air2 hardware configurations, which is a clear sign that[…]

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iPad MOdels

iPad sales down 19% in Q4 2016 compared with 2015

Apple sold 13.1 million tablets in the last quarter of 2016. Apple is selling fewer iPads, in a contrast to the good growth in other key areas including the iPhone sales. While Cupertino sold 16.1 million tablets in fourth quarter of 2015, the company sold only 13.1 million for the same period last year. According to a market report from Strategy Analytics, analyzed by Windows Phone Area, Apple’s share in the tablet market dropped from 23.2% in 2015 to 20.6% in Q4 2016. Android tablets are also suffering, shrinking from 44.9 million (65%) to 40.3 million (63%) for a year.[…]

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