The debut of Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro this week continues to fuel the debate over what should be considered a "tablet" and what should be a "computer," with at least one research firm combining the two.
Just when the rumor mill was poised to start churning out reports of thinner, lighter, more powerful iPads, Apple had to go and throw a big bucket of cold water on our hopes for a spring refresh. Instead of teasing us with an invitation to a press event, Apple rather unceremoniously added a top-of-the-line model to the existing catalogue, likely signaling at least six more months of the current design.
Let me say this first: I don't personally find jailbreaking to be a very good idea. A voided warranty, the possibility of using some potentially malicious, unauthorized app -- it's just not worth the headache. But all the same, I can appreciate why some iOS users may find the concept alluring. Today, a group of hackers have finally succeeded in releasing jailbreak software compatible with iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iOS 6.1.
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Only a week after reports began to show up claiming Apple has cut part orders on the iPhone 5, sources are now claiming Sharp has reduced production of iPad panels. While it's not immediately clear if the decrease in manufacturing is related to the popularity of the iPad mini or an impending new device, one has to wonder exactly what's going on within Apple's supply chain.
Apple's iPad has a storied history of leading global tablet sales. Despite a seemingly never-ending deluge of tablets from numerous tech companies, Cupertino has hardly budged from the top spot. But according to one survey, Google's Nexus 7 may have dethroned the iPad for its stake of Japanese market share.
Americans may be enjoying the spoils of their cellular-equipped iPads, but they haven't quite reached every corner of the world yet -- including China, where the costlier models will finally be available later this week.