For a long time in 2013, as we waited for the presumptively labeled iPad 5, many observers bitched about Apple's tardiness and presumed inability to innovate. The iPad Air refutes all that silliness in spades. John Martellaro explains what innovation is really all about.
IHS announced the results of its teardown analysis on Apple's new iPad Air, and the research firm believes the new devices comes with even better margins than previous iPad models. The company said the bill of materials for the base iPad Air model comes to US$274, 13.3 percent less than the $316 BOM on the iPad 3 when it shipped in 2012.
Apple's Airport Utility for iOS has been updated with iOS 7 compatibility, and 64-bit support for the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and unreleased Retina iPad mini. The app lets users manage their AirPort Extreme Base stations and Time Capsules.
Apple updated Remote to version 4.0 Monday, a release that updates the look and feel of the app to iOS 7. It also supports iTunes 11.1. Remote allows users to remotely control iTunes on a Mac, PC, or Apple TV from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, control playlists, change song order, and more.
Apple hasn't announced its launch weekend sales figures for the iPad Air yet, but that hasn't stopped mobile analytics firms such as Fiksu from offering up their take on how quickly the new tablet is selling. According to Fiksu's data, the iPad Air's launch weekend sales outpaced the fourth generation iPad by five times, and was three times higher than the original iPad mini.
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We don't have official iPad Air numbers from Apple yet, and if the company follows the same schedule as last year, we won't until this afternoon. Still, if Fisku's figures are right that means demand for the iPad Air was higher than the fourth generation iPad.
As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.
The FAA officially gave the green light to lifting restrictions on using portable electronics in flight, but before that can actually happen each airline needs to get government approval. How long will it be before you can start using your iPad during takeoff and landing? Delta, JetBlue and now American Airlines all allow gate-to-gate use of your personal electronic devices.
Yes it's a day after Halloween, but that doesn't mean you can't get creeped out. Vern Seward points out two suitablly scary apps in this week's free in iTiunes, Haunting Melissa and The Drowning.
iFixit has already torn apart the hours-old iPad Air, and what they found inside doesn't come as a surprise. The new 9.7-inch iPad model is packed tight with components, including Apple's 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor, and you shouldn't plan on trying to fix one yourself.
The iPad Air is available now, and the Retina iPad mini will be available before the end of the month. Which is on your shopping list? Head on over to today's TMO Forum poll and let us know.
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