Of course Apple itself has not announced it, it has leaked it as an official rumour to its favourite journalists who have lovingly published it.
The company plans to unveil the sixth generation of its iPad and the third edition of the iPad mini, as well as its operating system OS X Yosemite. more»
A report by China Labor Watch and Green America has alleged that one of Apple’s suppliers in mainland China exploits its 20,000 workers.
According to the non-profit organisations, the Catcher factory, based in Suqian makes iPhone and iPad parts but it’s alleged to have health and safety, environmental, and human rights violations. more»
Samsung and Apple both have plans to release tablets with screen as large as 12 or 13 inches, putting further pressure on ultrabooks powered by Intel X86 processors.
Digitimes claims that the Apple unit will be made by Quanta with the likelihood that it will have a 12.9 inch screen, come out in October next year and will target the educational market. more»
Brother said it has created a series of apps intended to help its reseller community and its salesforce.
And to that end, it has given its entire sales force iPads with 3G access intended to help them put the message across about their products to resellers when they’re on the road. more»
In the buildup to Christmas it seems that the hot item for Santa’s stocking are tablets.
That’s according to nevouchercodes.co.uk, which today reports there’s an 18 percent increase for people searching for tablets.
But the white box buys may not fare so well, because the company says most of the searches are for iPads, Samsung Galaxy tablets and Amazon Kindles. more»
Sales of Android smartphones and cheap tablets are skyrocketing, but the same isn’t true of high-end Android tablets. While many models feature impressive hardware that could easily go toe to toe with the iPad, the app ecosystem just isn’t there yet. more»
The tablet market appears to be overheating and according to IDC’s latest report global shipments slowed down in the second quarter. It appears that many consumers are waiting for new iPads and cheap Androids are not filling the gap.
IDC said unit sales dropped 9.7 percent to 45.1 million last quarter thanks to soft demand for iPads. more»
Tablets and smartphones are synonymous with cannibalisation and the smart-device craze is now taking its toll on the POS market. Apple pioneered the use of tablets in a POS setting and it didn’t take long before the rest of the industry recognised the advantages of mobile POS solutions. more»
Apple’s share of the tablet market appears to be at an all-time low, thanks to strong competition from cheap and cheerful Android tablets.
Despite the slump, Apple still remains the biggest player in the tablet market, but it is no longer the only outfit in town. more»
Most men aren’t that good when it comes to choosing a gift for their significant other. Anything to do with fashion is usually off limits, so are beauty products and just about everything else that comes to mind. However, according to YouGov’s latest Tablet Tracker report you can’t go wrong with a nice tablet. more»
Supply chain whispers in Taipei assert that Apple is on schedule to gets its next generation, 9.7 inch iPad out for September.
The iPad mini, meanwhile, may be tinkered with to improve the specs and make it more appealing.
Digitimes thinks the 9.7 inch tablet will sport a slimmer bezel design to make the viewing area larger, with improved battery and half the LED tubes. more»
Apple has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Its falling share price has been a source of concern for Wall Street, the lack of revolutionary products is another, and a big gap in the update cycle is yet another. more»
Education hardware spend grew in 2012.
According to Futuresource Consulting, the sector saw an increase of 23 percent to a total spend of $11.6 Billion, from 2011.
The analyst company said this was a strong result compared to other markets and considering the pressure on education budgets across the world. more»
While the humble desktop PC emits a death rattle across Europe, consumers are flocking to tablets – devices which tend to be much more comfortable to keep on your lap when channel surfing.
According to analyst house Context, tablet sales have increased an enormous 350 percent in a single year, proving a boon to retailers who had the foresight to invest in the devices. more»
Consumers want cheaper tablets and even Apple has given in to the trend, with the introduction of the iPad mini last year. Now it is going a step further, by selling refurbished iPads online.
Appleinsider reports that Apple is already listing a number of refurbs in the US. more»