When discounting their older product, most companies simply dump it into the market and call it a day. But Apple isn’t just any company -- an updated model of the $399 iPad 2 is floating around at retail, and it might improve battery life by as much as 16 percent.
Apple announced that three million new iPads found a home over the launch weekend, so there’s no denying that it’s one of the company’s hottest products to date. But did you know that it might actually be literally hotter -- as in, 10 degrees warmer than the iPad 2?
As new iPad owners anxiously await the calendar turning over to Friday, March 16, this “hump day” is looking more agonizing than most. After all, who likes waiting, especially in this era of digital instant gratification? Unfortunately, we can’t help bend space and time or whisk you into the future, but we can try to distract you with some tech news to take your mind off that impatient waiting, courtesy of today’s recap for Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
It’s new iPad week, and that means the rush is on to grab the first unboxing video, followed soon after by the first actual delivery and so on. You can check that unboxing video off your list -- a new 16GB iPad with 4G LTE has already surfaced in Vietnam, but there’s not a whole lot to see.
You know the big news of the week was the new iPad. It's almost like there was no oxygen left in the room for any other article under discussion, but we found a few to tease you with before we get to the goods. Don't worry, they're still great stories, but in case you missed the latest iPad day, we have quite the round up for you.
Apple has a pretty slick comparison chart listing all the specs for the iPad 3 and the iPad 2 side-by-side. So let's run down those and answer these questions: If you have an iPad 2 already, should you upgrade? And if you don't have any iPad yet, which one should you buy?
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.