After Apple's iPad Mini debut, I got to get hands-on with the newest Apple tablet -- or maybe I should say "hand-on" since this thing is so easy to hold in one hand. You'll want to spin it around on your finger like a Harlem Globetrotter. But you probably shouldn't -- even though it's only as heavy as a legal pad of paper, it's significantly more fragile.
It can be exhausting to read Apple-related rumors, especially when so many of them often make wild claims. One news outlet who tends to hold out for the real scoop is The Wall Street Journal, and they're now claiming an "iPad mini" is finally in production.
Brace yourselves, because it’s coming. The rumors of a smaller iPad have swirled since, well, the first iPad came along, and it no longer seems to be a question of if we’ll see one, but when. There’s no doubt that a market exists for a junior iPad; Amazon and Google have proven it with their own pint-sized tablets. And judging by past Apple patterns, a mini iPad makes sense in Apple’s timeline. While nobody knows exactly what the device will look like, what its tech specs will be, or what it will cost, one thing seems sure: Apple will release a smaller iPad, and here at Mac|Life, we think it’s a smart move.
Try to at least act surprised when you read this, but yet another news giant has now "confirmed" that Apple will be hopping into the small tablet space this fall with a junior version of the iPad priced much closer to competing slates like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.
We've got a bit of How-To action going on this week, as most newsy stories took their vacation just like lots of staffers all over. So the news was slow as the mercury climbed. So now that you've retreated indoors with the air conditioning, these how-tos might just be the ticket. A little something to keep you occupied.
Could Google’s Chrome browser ever come to iOS? At least one analyst seems to think so today, and they seem confident that the search giant may even have a final version of the app waiting for Apple’s approval in the App Store. There’s not much to dislike about Mobile Safari, but choice is always a good thing -- even though Apple isn’t likely to ever voluntarily let us change the default browser on our iOS devices. Meanwhile, here’s a look at everything else making news for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
A contender against the iPhone? Well, hardware wise, we will admit this phone is rocking, but can it take on the King? And is there a 7 inch iPad coming down the pike? Rumors, speculation, innuendo. It's all around us.
If there’s one company in particular who’s eager to get their hands on new Apple products, it would be manufacturer Pegatron Technology. A new report claims the supplier has landed the contract for the new iPhone, while competitor Foxconn will build a seven-inch iPad.