Hailing from the land down under, PADACS specializes exclusively in iOS accessories. The latest is Rubata Mini, a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard case for the iPad mini, which couples a 59-key hard-shell keyboard with a black synthetic leather case that snaps closed for full protection.
If you still haven't had your fill of rumors now that the iPhone 5s/5c business is finally out in the open, consider this: French site MacGeneration has heard that the next Apple event will be on October 15. 9to5 Mac notes that we should all take such news with a grain of salt since MacGeneration has a spotty record when it comes to rumors, but the date fits earlier projections that we'd see the release of Mavericks sometime in October.
While Apple touts 10-hour battery life for the iPad mini, there are times when extra juice can really save the day. iOS accessory maker PADACS apparently thought so, too, and decided to build an entire case around this need.
In honor of next week's big iPhone 5S reveal (which leaks have pretty much guaranteed with be fairly anticlimactic unless Tim's got another Mac Pro style surprise under wraps), this week's deals are all about the iOS. We've got iPod touches, iPads, and more inside. We'll keep it short this week, as we know if you're reading this blog, you're holding your breath and your wallet as you wait to see what next Tuesday will bring.
We've got a bevy of refurb Macs for you back-to-schoolers who want a great laptop at a great price, but we've also got a handful or three of accessories to protect the rest of your Apple gear. Or to turn a decent attempt at drawing on your iPad into an awesome one. That and more after the jump.
If there's one thing as potentially lucrative as the iPad, it's the market for iPad accessories, particularly cases used to protect them — and few companies build them as well as Logitech, which debuted two new folios this week.
Rumors and leaks are heating up and you know what that means: pure speculation! Fakes! A slowly growing fever pitch of excitement as we get closer and closer to the big day. If the 9/10 predictors are right, we'll be seeing Apple invites pretty soon, but only time will tell. That, and a MacLife columnist goes Android rogue — GASP!!!
Been looking forward to the release of the highly anticipated iPad mini with Retina display? According to Bloomberg, you won't have to wait much longer, and if you find that size truly matters, you'll be happy to know we might be seeing the launch of the new iPad at the same time. Unfortunately, we won't see them during the same September 10 event focusing on the launch of the new iPhone, but during a separate event scheduled for the "last three months" of 2013.
An old joke that circulated when the iPad was first announced called the then-new device a "gigantic iPhone," and now it looks as though Apple's taking the same approach to the next iPad by blowing up the iPad mini. The good news, though, is that the move could mean a meaningful improvement as regards the act of handling the device, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
It's that time again — time for our post-PC world to kick in and for all our refurb deals to not be laptops or desktops, but handhelds and pocket-sized devices. So if you came looking for a sweet MacBook Air, check last week's column or next week, because this week we're all about the iOS.