Tomorrow the iPad mini will be available for pre-order, with a release date set for November 2nd. It’s already become the most polarizing device in Apple’s product portoflio. There’s been plenty of conjecture about the price, with some feeling as if Apple could have been more aggressive with their pricing. Some take issue with the lack of a retina display or the specifications largely mirroring that of the older iPad 2, which was released in 2011. One would think that with all this talk, the iPad mini won’t sell well, given that it’s over priced and underpowered. Think again. Apple’s […]
Apple today announced their foray into the small tablet market with the iPad mini. What they did not do was offer up a low-cost tablet in line with pricing of their competitors, which include Google’s Nexus 7 and the soon-to-be released Amazon Fire HD. Despite rumors to the contrary, the price of admission for the entry-level iPad mini is $329 for a 16GB WiFi only model in either black or white. Some will call this the Apple tax, but there are a number of legitimate reasons why it’s worth spending $129 more on the iPad mini than either the Google […]
It’s always been the way with iOS, older versions of the iPhone or iPad miss out on the hottest new features. The iPhone 3GS missed out on a lot of iOS 5, and now with iOS 6 around the corner, we want to know what the iPhone 4 isn’t going to be able to use. Way down the bottom of Apple’s iOS 6 page is the fine print that shows just which killer features will and won’t work with various models.
With the new iPad having slightly different specifications then it’s predecessor, there has been plenty of discussion about whether iPad 2 cases fit iPad 3. Those who are upgrading to a new iPad would probably like to reuse their current case, given that it’s less than one year old. If you visit Apple’s online store, they don’t list a single third party case as being compatible. We’ve been asking folks in our iPad cases and accessories forums and here’s what we’ve been able to discern. Good news is that it’s not all bad news.
Apple’s new iPad (third generation) comes out on Friday and will bring with it support for retina display graphics. Early reviews are in and they all seem to agree that the screen is simply amazing. Gorgeous, stunning and other adjectives of this sort are commonplace for these reviews. For those not taken in by the wow of the display, the iPad 2 still has plenty of fight left it it when directly comparing it to the newer model. A good number of folks will sit this upgrade out. Those who plan to stick with their iPad 2 will unfortunately find […]
Prior to today’s announcement, there were rumblings that Apple would announce “Garageband for Textbooks”, which is pretty much what we got today with the release of iBooks Author. The free app makes it relatively easy for anyone, including educators, to create interactive iBooks. With the capabilities of the iPad, this new breed of textbook will usher in a new and exciting way to learn. Textbooks from iBooks will feature vivid imagery, videos, updated content and interactive features such as “pinch to zoom”. With textbooks priced at just $14.99, much less than a bulky print textbook that could cost upwards of […]
Next month, everythingiCafe (formerly everythingiPhone), will celebrate our fifth anniversary. Call us crazy, but we started the site in May of 2006 with the hope that Apple would one day announce a phone. That day came in January of 2007 and ever since then, we’ve been a bustling iPhone community with a membership of over 126,000 members. For the past seven months or so, we’ve been working on creating an entirely new forum experience for readers and members alike (Not a member, join today). Today we’re pleased to announce the new everythingiCafe forums.
Tomorrow, Apple will host an event to announce the forthcoming release of the new and improved iPad. If prognosticators are correct, the new iPad will see modest improvements throughout in addition to either one or two cameras. It will be billed as, all the things people love about the original iPad, but better. It comes at a time when tablets are the new battleground. CES 2011 saw a bevy of manufacturers launching or announcing tablets for release this year. The most significant is probably the Motorola Xoom, which went on sale last week. The Xoom is the first tablet to […]