iPad

The momentum of the mobile space has changed in the past year. As the market for high end smartphones approaches saturation, the focus on the software side has moved from massive feature expansions to refinement and optimization. We saw great examples of this with both iOS and Android over 2014 and 2015. Whereas iOS 8 and Android Lollipop were heavy with feature releases, iOS 9 and Android Marshmallow were much lighter. Following up to a large feature release provided both teams a good time to reflect upon their development directions and a focus on improving the user experience. 2016 marks a very special year for iOS. After launching as iPhone OS back in 2007, iOS has gone through many iterations and a name change, and...

Apple Adjusts iOS Device Storage Tiers and Prices

Today Apple made a number of announcements, including the year's major update to the iPhone in the form of the iPhone 7, and the second generation Apple Watch, known...

44 by Brandon Chester on 9/7/2016

The 9.7" iPad Pro Review

In late 2015 Apple launched a tablet that they called the iPad Pro. It had been rumored for quite some time, and it had a number of features that...

145 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2016

Apple Announces Q2 Fiscal Year 2016 Results: iPhone Sales Slowed But Services Gain

This afternoon, Apple released their Q2 earnings for fiscal year 2016, which ended on March 26. The company saw revenues decline for the first time since Q1 2003, according...

41 by Brett Howse on 4/26/2016

Google Updates Youtube For iOS To Support Slide Over And Split Screen

Today Google shipped an update for the Youtube application on iOS. The update brings the app to version 11.10, and it's one of the more significant updates the app...

1 by Brandon Chester on 3/22/2016

Hands On With the Apple 9.7 Inch iPad Pro

Over the past few months I’ve been able to spend some quality time with the iPad Pro and I’ve found that while the iPad Pro isn’t quite a computer...

67 by Joshua Ho on 3/21/2016

Apple Recalls "Duckhead" Power Adapters for Select Mac Laptops and iPads

Apple has announced today that they are recalling AC wall plug adapters for its MacBook laptops and iPads in select countries. The issue stems from a design flaw that...

24 by Anton Shilov on 1/28/2016

Apple Reports Q1 FY 2016 Results: Record Revenue Despite Flat iPhone Sales

Today Apple announced their quarter 1 earnings, and once again Apple had record revenue of $75.9 billion, and a record quarterly profit of $18.4 billion. Revenue is up 2%...

18 by Brett Howse on 1/26/2016

The Apple iPad Pro Review

At this point it probably isn’t a secret that tablet sales have leveled off, and in some cases they have declined. Pretty much anywhere you care to look you’ll...

407 by Ryan Smith, Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 1/22/2016

More on Apple’s A9X SoC: 147mm2@TSMC, 12 GPU Cores, No L3 Cache

Over the Thanksgiving break the intrepid crew over at Chipworks sent over their initial teardown information for Apple’s A9X SoC. The heart of the recently launched iPad Pro, the...

121 by Ryan Smith on 11/30/2015

The iPad Pro Preview: Taking Notes With iPad Pro

For the past week, I’ve been working on a review of the iPad Pro. For better or worse it has been a very quick week and I’ve been working...

199 by Joshua Ho & Ryan Smith on 11/11/2015

Apple Announces the iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4

Today Apple held their fall launch event, and it was the biggest event that the company has held in quite some time. We got firm launch dates for iOS...

128 by Brandon Chester on 9/9/2015

Best Tablets: Holiday 2014

With the holidays approaching, it's time for our annual recommendations for devices in various product categories. Today we're taking a look at what tablets provide the best value and...

83 by Brandon Chester on 11/28/2014

Apple A8X’s GPU - GXA6850, Even Better Than I Thought

Working on analyzing various Apple SoCs over the years has become a process of delightful frustration. Apple’s SoC development is consistently on the cutting edge, so it’s always great...

114 by Ryan Smith on 11/11/2014

Apple Q4 FY 2014 Fiscal Results - 21% Mac Growth And Strong iPhone Sales

This afternoon, Apple released their financial results for Q4 2014, which ended September 27, 2014. Strong iPhone sales, as well as a resurgence in Mac sales, boosted the company’s...

38 by Brett Howse on 10/20/2014

Hands On: Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

The other big announcement for the day is of course Apple’s new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. As signaled by their names, neither is...

72 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2014

The iOS 8 Review

Another year has passed and like clockwork Apple has released a new iPhone and a new version of iOS to accompany it. Our reviews of both new iPhones will...

164 by Brandon Chester on 9/17/2014

SwiftKey to be Available at iOS 8 Launch

While it was pretty well-known that SwiftKey was coming to iOS 8, it wasn't really clear when this would happen. However, we now know that SwiftKey will be available...

15 by Joshua Ho on 9/10/2014

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