As much as we wanted to believe pie-in-the-sky rumors of iWatches and iTVs, 2013 played out pretty much according to script. But 2014 is wide open — and something tells me it's going to be a huge year for Apple. So what does Apple have in its bag of tricks?
It’s the week of updates and shutdowns, of explosions and insomnia. In short, it’s another week of the biggest news stories from the writer of Mac|Life, getting you up to date with everything you ever might have missed that you shouldn’t have. So without further ado….
Apple's latest iPad Air has only been in stores for a week, but apparently that's long enough for one such device to cause chaos in a retail store -- but this time it's not over constrained inventory at launch.
iWork for Mac users had good reason to celebrate Wednesday as the usually secretive Apple unleashed a volley of information about which features it plans to bring back to the latest Pages, Numbers and Keynote versions with future updates. Could this be a sign of a kinder, gentler Apple? Time will tell, but don't expect to see it similarly sharing future plans for the next iPhone or iPad... that would just be crazy.
These days, it's not much of a surprise to see new tablets popping up out of nowhere from every manufacturer imaginable -- but not so much from the wireless carriers who sell some of them. But that's exactly what Verizon Wireless is doing this week, selling its own Android 4.2 tablet at an affordable price that puts its own 4G LTE network front and center. Because really, why should manufacturers have all the fun...?
That iPad Air you bought over the weekend is good for a great many things, but if you happened to invest a little extra into the Wi-Fi + Cellular model, you'll find it has the potential to be the best LTE-equipped mobile hotspot ever.
Judging from Amazon's press release on Monday, the e-tailer is ramping up its plans to mimic Netflix when it comes to streaming original content. Needless to say, the endgame is to bolster its subscriber base for Amazon Prime, which already offers thousands of movies and TV shows as well as its original benefit, two-day shipping. Will it succeed? The answer to that question may be more apparent later this month. Read on to find out why!
Grabbed a new iPad Air over the weekend and now unsure what to do with your old model? Target and NextWorth are offering a pretty good deal through Saturday that could put at least $200 in your pocket.
So how was everyone's first weekend with the iPad Air? We managed to place our online order in the wee hours of Friday morning for in-store pickup later the same day, and our local Apple retail store apparently only had a handful of folks lining up to get theirs when the doors opened. Were you among the first to buy one this past weekend? If so, chime in with your thoughts on Apple's latest tablet in the comments below.
It looks like the supplies of iPad Air might be dwindling on launch day, after all, reports MacRumors, as Apple has now updated its site to mark all models of the device as shipping "within 24 hours" and arriving by November 6. Previously, Apple listed November 4 as the date of delivery for American customers.