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 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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Apple with record revenues despite fewer iPhones sold

Shipments declined 1%, but the iPhone revenue increased 13%. Apple posted its financial report covering the Holiday quarter of 2017. The company has reported a 13% increase in the total revenues in comparison to the same quarter in 2016, which is a new record for Apple. The quarter revenues were $88.3 billion, and this is thanks to the international market. In China, for example, the revenues are up 11%, while the non-US sales accounted for 65% of the revenues. iPhone revenues also increased by 13% on a yearly basis, despite the fact that Apple sold fewer iPhones in the quarter.[…]

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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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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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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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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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