"iPad Air Plus" Leak Supposedly Details Apple's Upcoming Mega Tab

This weekend, a leak from Japanese magazine Mac Fan (subsequently picked up by Macotakara) reveals what they believe to be schematics and specs surrounding Apple's rumored 12.2-inch tablet, the same mega tablet that Bloomberg reported was coming back in August. » 11/30/14 5:10pm 11/30/14 5:10pm

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The iPad Mini 3 Is a Terrible Deal and You Shouldn't Buy It

The iPad mini 3 is a pretty good small tablet. I know this because it is almost the exact same device as last year's retina iPad mini, a device that I reviewed and enjoyed. If you're going to buy an iPad mini, buy that one. It costs $100 less. » 10/16/14 3:05pm 10/16/14 3:05pm

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 Hands-On: One Of These Tablets Feels Awesome

Say hello to the iPad Air 2, the Apple tablet that's thinner than a pencil shaved down to size by a laser. I just held one at Apple's event, and I have to say: oh gosh is it thin and light and gorgeous. Enough so, in fact, to completely overshadow the new iPad mini. » 10/16/14 2:40pm 10/16/14 2:40pm

The iPad Mini 3 Is Just the iPad Mini 2 With Touch ID

Last year's update turned the iPad Mini into the tablet we deserved. And this time around they've given us—er, pretty much the exact same thing as last year. But hey—Touch ID! And goldpagne. Don't forget goldpagne. » 10/16/14 2:00pm 10/16/14 2:00pm

iTunes Leak Shows Touch ID-Equipped iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2

Just as we suspected, a new iPad Air and an iPad Mini are forthcoming. Over on 9to5Mac, Mark Gurman reports that the user guides to two new iPads are showing up—by accident—in iTunes. And yes, Touch ID is coming to both devices, if these guides are to be believed. » 10/15/14 1:21pm 10/15/14 1:21pm

Apple's iPad Event Is October 16th: "It's Been Way Too Long"

As predicted last week, Apple will officially reveal the next iPads to the world on October 16th. Invitations have just been sent out, with Apple's tradition of a coy, hint-y tagline. This time: "It's been way too long." » 10/08/14 12:06pm 10/08/14 12:06pm

You Can Now Get Totally Free Talk, Text, and Data on an iPad

Freedompop, the same folks who have been bringing free talk, text, and data plans to Sprint-friendly phones one at a time, now has a new (awesome) offer: You can get the same plan on a Samsung Tab 3, or any Sprint-compatible iPad. » 7/30/14 9:13am 7/30/14 9:13am

Clamp-On Controller Bolsters the iPad Mini's Gaming Prowess

When it comes to mobile gaming the iPhone gets all the glory, but the iPad Mini actually serves as a decent portable console as well, particularly with that larger display. And the Gamevice, from the same folks responsible for the Wikipad, adds a much needed set of physical buttons and joysticks that clamp onto either… » 6/18/14 9:20am 6/18/14 9:20am

The Best Small Tablet Display (Hint: It's Not the iPad Mini)

A new generation of mini 7 to 8-inch tablets from three of the major manufacturers has just completed with the belated launch of the Apple iPad mini with retina display. While the Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, and new iPad mini all have improved displays over their previous year counterparts, only one truly stands out—as… » 11/18/13 11:00am 11/18/13 11:00am

Retina iPad Mini Review: A Sight for Sore Eyes

Last year's iPad mini was very nearly perfect in every way, except the one you needed it to be. Its display was porridge next to the bright retina cornucopia of its bigger iPad brother and its tiny tablet competitors. This year? We feast. » 11/15/13 1:11pm 11/15/13 1:11pm

Retina ​iPad Mini First Impressions: That's More Like It

The original iPad mini featured a flawless design undermined by an unforgivably subpar display, an antique frame wasted on fingerpaint. Good news. This year's iPad mini is, after a short time playing with it, picture perfect. » 11/13/13 2:05pm 11/13/13 2:05pm

iPad Mini With Retina Display Spills Its Glorious High-Resolution Guts

The new iPad Mini with retina display finally started trickling into stores yesterday, and as usual, the fine folks at iFixit have taken up their multifarious tools of gadget disassembly and seized upon the unsuspecting device. Here's what this baby looks like under the hood. » 11/13/13 9:10am 11/13/13 9:10am

The iPad Mini with Retina Display Is On Sale Now

Apple quietly put the new iPad Mini with Retina display on sale early this morning, with orders set to arrive for US customers from November 20-22. Prices start at $399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model, and scale up from there. If you're not caught up, here's everything you need to know about Apple's tiny new tablet. » 11/12/13 3:21am 11/12/13 3:21am

This Is the New iPad You Should Buy

Overwhelmed with choice on the iPad front? After the most recent unveil of the new retina iPad mini and its mightier A7 chip-packing cohort, the iPad Air, you have more iPads than ever to choose from. Not sure which one you want? We've got you covered. » 10/31/13 1:20pm 10/31/13 1:20pm

If Apple's iPad Mini Announcement Were Honest

Apple unveiled two new iPads yesterday, and regardless of what new bells and whistles they're packing, people will inevitably ooh and ahh over them, and buy the fresh tablets by millions. Which brings up a question: what if Apple's announcement was completely BS-free? » 10/23/13 12:00pm 10/23/13 12:00pm

Everything Apple Didn't Announce at Yesterday's iPad Event

Two new iPads! Better MacBook Pros! The finishing touches on the cylindrical Mac Pro. OS X Mavericks for free. iLife. iWork. Apple announced a ton of stuff during its iPad event. Stuff that'll dent your wallet. Stuff that'll make your life better. Stuff that'll keep you happy. But what about all the stuff Apple… » 10/22/13 11:07pm 10/22/13 11:07pm

What Do You Guys Think of the New iPad Air and iPad Mini?

A new iPad Air. It's significantly lighter, skinnier, easier to hold and faster all the way around. The iPad mini now finally comes with a retina display. And it has the same A7 processor that powers the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. Aside from screen size, their guts are practically identical. What do you guys think of… » 10/22/13 9:00pm 10/22/13 9:00pm