Leaked photos last week showed the alleged Lightning dock connector for an iPad 4, suggesting a new-generation iPad is being redesigned to accommodate a wide range of new components. Now, more photos have surfaced that show the iPad 4's possible new screen.
We'll cover everything you can expect to see at Apple's next event. iPad Mini? Check. MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display? Most likely. New iMacs and Mac Minis? Highly likely. Even CNET Senior Editor Rich Brown, who covers PC desktops, will be attending the event, and he usually only goes when Apple announces desktops.
So what are YOU most excited to see at Apple's October 23 event? Let us know in the poll.
There are still lines for the iPhone 5, and there are plenty of reasons why. Plus, we have an awesome iPad giveaway from our … Read more
No, it's not a complete version of Apple's much-rumored iPad mini, but it could be a few more pieces of the puzzle.
Parts reseller ETradeSupply, which posted accurate photos and videos of Apple's iPhone 5 casing some three months before its official debut, today has images of what it says is the 8-inch LCD screen for Apple's smaller iPad, as well as its battery.
Neither part is connected to any electronics, or other pieces of housing, though as ETradeSupply notes, the leaked images add credence to the fact that Apple will stick with a 4:3 … Read more
The smaller tablet we thought we'd never see from Apple could be in many consumers' hands on November 2.
That's the on-sale date for the iPad Mini that is being touted in a fresh round of rumors this morning, and given Apple's record of releasing new products on a Friday, roughly 10 days after unveiling it in a hype-filled media event, it makes sense to me, too.… Read more
In the past week, CNET has reviewed three separate media devices, each costing $300, and one of them was a television. And guess what: the TV wasn't terrible.
The three products were the TCL L40FHDP60 ($309), the 3M Streaming Projector ($299), and the Apple iPod Touch ($299). Seeing them all together got me thinking: which one of these would I actually buy if I had the money? Is there something else I'd rather do with my $300?
The so-called "iPad Mini" is the Sasquatch of the gadget world. Rumored for years, the smaller iPad looms ever closer to reality, with rumors of an imminent announcement and release ramping up nearly every day.
The gadget blogosphere, bolstered by a recent flurry of leaked photos and specs, seems to be taking the existence of the iPad Mini as an inevitability. But even assuming that the Mini is real -- and that it's coming soon -- there are some key unknowns. Here are the biggest and most important ones.… Read more
The iPad Mini has yet to be officially announced, but it's kind of the worst-kept secret in tech right now. There's a very good chance it'll be revealed later this month (although what its final name will be remains to be seen) and even if you've no plans to purchase it, you'll likely want to know what it has to offer anyway.
The Mini is rumored to sport a 7.85-inch screen at a price of at least $299. But when and if it debuts, it will not enter a vacuous 7-inch tablet market. Its opponents will compete on price, ecosystem, performance, and features. Each offers something unique, and Apple's new tablet will have to be an amazing piece of kit to answer the challenge.
Without further lollygagging, let's get to the list.… Read more
The surging popularity of iPhones globally is especially pronounced among teenagers, according to a survey published today.
A semi-annual study of 7,700 teens conducted by analysis firm Piper Jaffray found that 40 percent of teens own an iPhone -- almost double the 23 percent of teens who owned an iPhone in Fall 2011. And that's up 6 percent since the spring, the survey found."We believe it is a positive sign for the power of the iPhone among younger users that Apple was able to expand its market share with teens despite no new product launches between … Read more
Well, it's officially almost official. According to a ramp up of very specific recent rumors, Apple is set to send out invites to an iPad Mini event next week, with an unveiling the week after. We have a Humiliation Day bet riding on whether an iPad Mini will come out this year. Emily has staked her dignity on a debbie-downer "No" -- will she have to find a duck suit to wear, or will Karyne play her trusty ukulele in an embarrassing spectacle? Seems like we'll be finding out on October 17.
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We take for granted that Steve Jobs was ahead of his time. A new recording from 1983 suggests just how far ahead he was.
Blogger Marcel Brown posted audio to his Life, Liberty and Technology site today of Steve Jobs' full speech from the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colo. Though the main portion of this talk had surfaced in August, the new recording contains an extended Q&A featuring Jobs' thoughts on networking, voice recognition, and even "an incredibly great computer in a book that you can carry around with you" that sounds a lot like the iPad that Apple would release 27 years later.… Read more