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...

The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery Life

When Apple launched the 3rd generation iPad (as the new iPad), it also dropped the price of the entry-level 16GB WiFi iPad 2 to $399. Apple's products tend to...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2012

The 2012 iPad Followup: Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Comparison

As with all things in life, the job of reviewing a product spans a spectrum of options. At one end of the spectrum you have the quick hands on...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2012

The Apple iPad Review (2012)

It has a display resolution that dwarfs most high-end desktop displays. The panel also puts a real emphasis on quality, not just resolution. For a computing device targeted squarely...

233 by Vivek Gowri & Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/28/2012

Tested: Battery Life on the new iPad

Hot on the heels of our Retina Display analysis we have some more data for you: battery life of the new iPad. The chart above is our revamped web...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/19/2012

The new iPad: Retina Display Analysis

We're hard at work on our review on the new iPad but with a fair bit of display analysis under our belts I thought a quick post might be...

173 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/19/2012

Apple's A5X Floorplan

Apple's A5X SoC Today has been pretty exciting. Not only did we confirm the die size of Apple's A5X SoC (162.94mm^2) but we also found out that it's still built...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/16/2012

Apple A5X Die Size Measured: 162.94mm^2, Samsung 45nm LP Confirmed

Contrary to what we thought yesterday based on visual estimation of the A5X die, Chipworks has (presumably) measured the actual die itself: 162.94mm^2. While the A5 was big, this...

46 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/16/2012

Apple's A5X Die (and Size?) Revealed

iFixit saved us all a whole lot of trouble and performed a teardown of the new iPad announced last week. The internals were mostly what we expected, down to...

45 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/15/2012

The Frequency of Apple A5X in the New iPad Confirmed: Still Running at 1GHz

While Apple's new iPad won't be available until Friday, some users have gotten their hands on the new models and done some preliminary benchmarks. A Vietnamese site, tinhte.vn, posted...

48 by Kristian Vättö on 3/13/2012

Analysis of the new Apple iPad

Yesterday Apple unveiled its third generation iPad, simply called the new iPad, at an event in San Francisco. The form factor remains mostly unchanged with a 9.7-inch display, however...

161 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/9/2012

The new iPad 4G contains Qualcomm's MDM9x00 Baseband

A while back we speculated that Apple would use Qualcomm's 28nm MDM9615 basband for future iDevices with 4G LTE. The part made logical sense at the time, in part...

18 by Brian Klug on 3/8/2012

Physical Impressions of the New iPad, Retina Display Shots

We just got some time with the new iPad, have a look at the gallery below for some shots of the device including macro shots of the new Retina Display.

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple TV Next and The New iPad Tech Specs Pages Post - Single Core A5 in Apple TV

Finishing off their special iPad and Apple TV announcement, Apple has just set the tech specs pages live for both the iPad and Apple TV, and the only major...

11 by Brian Klug on 3/7/2012

Apple: iPad 2 is Now $399

The iPad 2 is going to stick around - starting today its pricepoint drops down to $399.

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Epic Announces Infinity Blade Dungeons: Diablo-Style Gaming for iPad

Epic is really at the forefront of driving iOS gaming. Today it announced Infinity Blade: Dungeons, an Unreal Engine based title for the iPad. The gameplay is very Diablo...

7 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad vs. ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity in Specs

ASUS actually beat Apple to the punch in announcing a greater than 1080p ARM based tablet, but today we have most of the specs on Apple's new iPad. How...

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: Introducing iPhoto for the iPad/iPhone

Apple announced updates to its iWork and iLife suites for the new iPad, supporting the new Retina Display. It also announced the introduction of iPhoto for iOS. Although there's...

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

The New iPad: Same Battery Life, Same Price, Slightly Thicker

Apple delivered the final details of the new iPad. It will be available on March 16th at the same prices as its predecessor (starting at $499 for WiFi). Preorders...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple's new iPad will support LTE on AT&T, Verizon, Rogers, Bell and Telus

Apple will offer two LTE versions of the new iPad in the US, one for use on AT&T and one on Verizon. The tablet will also support personal hotspot...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

Apple: New iPad Supports LTE & Voice Dictation

Also as expected, the new iPad supports HSPA+ (21Mbps), DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps) and LTE (Category 3, 73Mbps). The new iPad also launches with Voice dictation support.

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2012

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