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 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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New rumors about a 10.5-inch iPad in 2017

The iPad line-up may have a new 10.5-inch member next year. This is the second time we hear about an upcoming 10.5-inch iPad model in 2017. The new rumor comes from Taiwan, via DigiTimes. According to sources from the supply chain, Apple may announce a 10.5-inch tablet equipped with the A10X processor as part of the hardware refresh of the iPad line for 2017. Apple’s iPad line-up will include a new 10.5 model, positioned as an enterprise / education tablet. According to the source, Apple will mostly try to sell this new tablet to the enterprise sector in the US,[…]

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New iPad Pro tablets planned for Spring 2017

Three iPad Pros could be released in 2017 Apple is planning a hardware refresh of its iPad Pro line for the first half of 2017. According to the Japanese website MacOtakara, Apple might announce three new iPad Pro devices in Spring 2017. Mac Otakara, based on information from “reliable sources”, reveals that Apple will introduce 7.9-inch, 10.1 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in 2017. The Japanese blog also explains that the new models, including the 12.9-inch version, will feature a True Tone display that automatically adapts its colors depending on the environment. The same solution has already been used for[…]

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