Tag Archive: iPad

Mini Beats Air

Jan. 9, ‘14: But what I really want now is a 6-inch iPhone and a big-ass kitchen iPad. It’s been about a month and a half since I upgraded my iPad Mini to the new retina variety. Apple was also kind enough to … Continue reading →

The Great Apple Lull

Oct. 28, ‘13: Is excitement around Apple winding down? Or winding up? An infant could not have drawn it better: This is Apple’s last decade in one line. (No, it’s not the snake from The Little Prince eating a genetically modified elephant.) Technically, … Continue reading →

300 Days With The iPad Mini

Aug. 26, ‘13: It’s still — very much — the ‘real iPad’. The major difference between the iPad mini and my original iPad, purchased in 2010: I’m still actually using this one every day, almost a year after I bought it. That wasn’t … Continue reading →

iOS 7: Beyond The Flatness

Jun. 11, ‘13: Yes, Apple’s new mobile operating system looks different. Now what? I actually like the way Apple’s new iOS 7 looks. I don’t immediately prefer it to what it’s replacing — the original iPhone OS was one of the most beautiful … Continue reading →

Crazy About Tablets

Apr. 30, ‘13: Is BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins just nuts? Or… Today’s big quote is from BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, who’s getting widely mocked for what he said yesterday about tablets. Here’s Bloomberg‘s account: “In five years I don’t think there’ll be a … Continue reading →

60 Days Later, The iPad Mini Is Still, Without A Doubt, The Real iPad

Jan. 2, ‘13: A quick follow-up to my iPad mini review from November. Having spent the last two months using the iPad mini daily, I’d confidently reiterate my claim that this is the “real iPad.” Picking up the big, heavy iPad every few … Continue reading →

Why wasn’t the iPad always ‘mini’?

Nov. 5, ‘12: I’ve been asked this one a few times, and John Gruber answers it well. I think there are several factors. First, I don’t think they could have, technically. The original iPad in 2010 was pretty thick compared even to the … Continue reading →

24 Hours With The iPad Mini: This Is The Real iPad

Nov. 5, ‘12: Apple’s iPad business has been a huge success since launching 2.5 years ago, selling more than 100 million tablets and generating about $60 billion in revenue. Now, with the new iPad mini in the picture — it launched last Friday … Continue reading →

The iPod Mini Effect: The iPad Mini Should Be So Lucky

Oct. 31, ‘12: Apple’s iPad mini goes on sale this Friday, and big questions for Apple include: How will it affect overall iPad sales? Will it cannibalize bigger, more expensive iPads? Will it sell out, despite a price premium over competitors like Amazon’s … Continue reading →

Tim Cook: About That iPad Number…

Oct. 25, ‘12: The weak spot on Apple’s September quarter earnings report was the iPad number: 14 million shipments, down from 17 million in the June quarter. That’s almost three times as many Macs as Apple shipped during the quarter, but it only … Continue reading →