We know you want one. Right now you're trying to justify the purchase of the new iPad and the only thing standing in the way is your old iPad. But your friends at Mac|Life are here to help you make up your mind. Here are some ways to turn your old--and suddenly unfashionable--tablet into cold, hard cash that you can funnel right back to Apple. (You didn't think we'd try to talk you out of it, did you?)
Following a whirlwind of announcements about the “new” Retina Display-equipped iPad, Apple’s Phil Schiller confirmed several rumors about the fate of the existing iPad 2 -- which gets a new lease on life with a $100 drop in price.
The patent wars between Samsung and Apple are heating up again, this time on Sammy’s home turf of South Korea. Only hours before Apple takes the stage to introduce its latest gizmos, the Korean consumer electronics giant has filed yet another lawsuit against Cupertino, which take aim at the company’s latest generation of iOS devices.
It’s getting increasingly hard for Apple to surprise us in the years following the original iPhone in 2007 (OS X Mountain Lion was one notable recent exception.) Case in point: Engadget just got touchy-feely with an iPad 3 prototype and spoiled all the non-fun for the rest of us come Wednesday.
As March 7 fast approaches, many of us are pondering what to do with our soon-to-be outdated iPad 2. After all, it’s still a perfectly good tablet that could find a good home with another loving family, right? If you’ve been wondering what your old iPad might be worth, have a look at some current data from NextWorth.com -- but be quick about it, the value is dropping every day!
Those crazy rumors just keep getting crazier as the next iPad choo-choo chugga-chuggas it way to the starting gate next Wednesday, with the focus now turning to the existing iPad 2 and how it might get a cheaper 8GB model at the same time. Now that March is officially here, there’s plenty of other news we’re taking note of today, so forge ahead and read what’s happening on this Thursday, March 1, 2012.
Looking to unload your current iPad now that Apple has made its March 7 media event official? Apparently, you’re not alone -- eBay is reporting that trade-ins for Apple’s tablet have increased by ten times over last year.
Now that Apple’s media event for the third-generation iPad is official for March 7, all eyes will be on the company to unveil a higher resolution display. But one thing that all tablets and smartphones continually have to fight is Mother Nature -- and specifically, that giant yellow ball we know as the Sun.
Normally, we’d be celebrating the next to the last day of February about this time, but 2012 is one of those pesky leap years, which means you’ll have a full 24 hours more of this month than normal. That could be a good or a bad thing depending on how the rest of the month has gone for you, but in this case it’s just an extra day on the calendar keeping us from a new iPad. And with that, let’s take a look at what’s making news for this Monday, February 27, 2012.
Sony’s PS Vita finally saw it’s official North American release last week, prompting glazed eyes and hungry salivation in gamers across the continent. With it’s speedy four core ARM A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, 128MB of VRAM, multiple input options, as well as built-in GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Vita is currently the most powerful handheld gaming platform available to consumers.
That said -- as any kid with a cardboard box and a head full of dreams will tell you -- you don’t need the most powerful gizmo in its class to have a great time. With this in mind, we decided to take a look at how the PS Vita stacks up against our favorite portable gaming platform: iOS on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. After spending a week with the PS Vita, and a number of years with iOS, here’s what we found.