Apple's ads don't generally require explanation. From the iconic "1984" Super Bowl spot to the silhouette and "I'm a Mac" campaigns, Apple's commercials are designed according to three rules: simplicity, straightforwardness and recognizability.
Two more days until the smell of turkey will be wafting across the homes of many U.S. readers on Thanksgiving Day, followed by the insanity of Black Friday the following day. If the thought of family coming to visit is just too much to bear, why not take a brief time-out and catch up on news you might have missed on Monday?
Well, this is the last weekend you have to relax and enjoy yourself before the ridiculous onslaught of holiday shopping and events consumes your every waking minute with errands and shopping and parties and decorating and trying to figure out how to wrap gifts and what to get and oh my we're getting a little excited (and a little exhausted) just thinking about it. Well, here's the week that was. Get at it. (Note, not Santa to our right.)
Cellular-equipped iPads remain hard to come by on Apple's website, but all three supported U.S. carriers have announced limited availability at their retail stores on Friday, if you have to have one today.
If you preordered a cellular-equipped iPad mini or fourth-gen iPad, you might be among the first to have received one starting Thursday. With Apple's website still showing ship times of up to seven business days, you may have to forage through the retail wilderness this weekend in search of one… if you dare!
With every new Apple product comes a wave of accessories for same, and the new iPad mini will surely be no exception. If you're looking for a case with a hardware keyboard for yours, Belkin has just the thing.
If you were waiting for your new LTE-capable iPad or iPad mini to arrive, a brand new device may show up at your door as early as Friday. Emails went out Tuesday afternoon, alerting buyers of both tablets the devices are shipping this week.
When Apple released the iPad, iOS developers had a choice.
While touting the ability to run "almost all of the over 140,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone or iPod touch," Apple clearly wanted its tablet to inspire developers to create bigger and better interfaces that took advantage of all 9.7 inches. But things are trickier with the mini.
It was a relatively quiet weekend on the Apple front (unless you count that settlement with HTC which we'll get into in a moment), with most of the tech world focused on the debut of Nokia's new Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia handsets hitting AT&T and Verizon. Curious about what you might have missed? Glad you asked, because we've assembled a handful of those stories right here for you...
It's Marcia, Marcia, Marcia for all the other iOS devices as the iPad mini captures everyone's heart last week and this week too. So we've got a few stories about everyone's new favorite middle size padlet as well as this that and the other that happened this week. Check it out.