iPad "mini" drumbeat continues as NYT supports rumor of smaller tablet + MORE iPad News 07/16/2012

Here’s the latest update on the Apple iPad and the tablet market. Hope you enjoy this iPad article round up from these leading news sites.
NYT: Apple to Launch Smaller, Cheaper iPad While Amazon Goes Large [Rumors]

Earlier this month, reports from both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg suggested that Apple is planning to launch a smaller iPad. Now, citing independent sources, the New York Times is reporting that Apple plans to launch a cheaper 7.85-inch tablet later this year. More »

Continue Reading On Gizmodo.com »

HEX Academy Messenger Bag: A classy way to move your 15" MBP and iPad

HEX recently introduced the Academy line of bags and sleeves to their online store, adding a dozen beautifully-designed and well-constructed items ranging from duffel bags and backpacks to slender sleeves. The company provided an Academy Messenger Bag (US$79.95) for review, and we’ll be giving it away to a TUAW reader at the end of this post. Read on to see how this new product looks and works, and then fill out the entry form for a chance to win.


There are so many bags available for MacBooks and iPads, and a smaller number of them combine the designed ability to carry both of the devices…

Continue Reading On The Unofficial Apple Weblog »

10-inch Kindle Fire tipped as Amazon new iPad challenge imminentAmazon’s larger Kindle Fire is still in the pipeline, sources insist, scaling up from the existing 7-inch slate as Apple reportedly scales down to tweener tablet levels. A namedrop in the same NYT article that threw further weight against the iPad mini rumors, according to unnamed developers the retailer is pushing ahead with what’s tipped to be a roughly 10-inch variant of the Kindle Fire, bringing the challenge to Apple’s new iPad.

While Amazon spokespeople unsurprisingly declined to comment on the newspaper’s chatter, the idea of a new, larger Kindle Fire isn’t exactly new…

Continue Reading On SlashGear.com »

iPad "mini" drumbeat continues as NYT supports rumor of smaller tablet

You can’t swing a Mighty Mouse nowadays without smacking into a major media story on the inevitable, hypothetical and incredible shrunken-form-factor iPad. Our Monday morning Rumor Roundup series has linked the WSJ and Bloomberg coverage, pointing towards a late Q3-early Q4 launch for a 7.85″ (~20 cm) companion to the existing 9.7″ (~24.6 cm) iPad units. We’re also hearing murmurs from the developer community that there are changes in iOS 6 making it much easier to develop resolution-independent apps; different screen sizes or aspect ratios for apps should be possible…

Continue Reading On The Unofficial Apple Weblog »

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