The new iPad isn’t even available to the general public yet, but that won’t stop us from thinking about its successor. The new new iPad, or iPad 4, should arrive sometime in 2013 and based on what Apple has — or hasn’t — done already, we can start making predictions on a fourth iteration of the iconic device.
Apple’s iPad mini is now the subject of a bumper crop of fall rumors, and the stakes are getting higher now that the Wall Street Journal has chimed in with a report that production is underway on the smaller-sized tablet, and in fact began in September.
You’ve been played before. You’re vulnerable and nervous about opening up again. It wouldn’t be the first time you’ve been lied to.
Back in 2011 we heard rumors that the iPad would be graced with Office’s presence in 2012, and shortly thereafter we saw an actual photo of Office on an iPad. But… nothing. And then some more nothing.
Apple has an event planned for Tuesday, set for 10 AM Pacific in San Jose. It’s got something to do with the iPad mini, to be sure, but there’s tons of other stuff also rumored to be making an appearance.
The iPad mini may have a display that’s being singled out in most reviews as being below Apple’s recent standards, but a look under the microscope by Repair Labs affirms what I’ve been noticing in person: while the mini definitely doesn’t offer the same kind of quality as an iPad with Retina Display (3rd or 4th gen), its screen is a big step up from the 2nd-generation iPad.
If you’re looking to get your hands on an iPad mini after the big reveal this past Tuesday, now’s the time to pre-order, as Apple has launched pre-orders via its mobile app and online retail store, and shoppers can choose any version of the iPad mini or 4th generation iPad for the first batch of orders.
Apple made a big deal about the iPad mini providing an uncompromised iPad experience for users, and it’s standing by that by making it impossible for web developers to detect whether a web page is being read on an iPad or an iPad mini.
It’s that time again! We’re live at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to take the stage to debut everything the company has been secretly working on for the last few months.
What will they show? No one knows for certain, of course — but we’ve got some ideas, and there’s been no shortage of rumors. New iPads? Probably!