Apple seems to want the iPad to take over from laptops. But if this is so maybe they should make sure that the software on the device isn’t just a revision of the software that is on the phone.
iOS works great on a smartphone, however for a tablet it isn’t good enough. Apple has been working taking smartphones up to tablets, while Microsoft is working the other way around turning from tablets to smartphones.
Microsoft may be winning right now as they are making tablets that are more capable, but at the same time they are not doing do well with smartphones. Some owners of the Surface Pro 4 have said that it’s not a tablet that is more capable, but a laptop that is weaker.
There is a lot of difference between the Surface Pro 4 compared to an iPad when you have been using it for a few hours. The dimensions are not as comfortable and software hasn’t been designed to work well on touch displays.
In the end when wondering if the iPad can replace a laptop you have to consider the fact that one is a laptop trying to be a tablet and the other is a tablet trying to be a laptop.
Do you think the iPad could replace a laptop?
The Street said “Behold the Apple iFlop”, while Bill Gates said that “it wasn’t there just yet.” Paul Thurrott said that “it was a trinket that was high priced” and DanLyons felt let down. Eric Schimdt “didn’t work out the difference between a large handset and tablet,” while John Dvorak said that “anyone under the age of 30 would not want one.” Continue reading
One of the biggest drawbacks to owning an Apple iPad is a lack of being able to find a great word processor on iOS. There are some out there but these are not great, they are middling or poor. This is why we were so excited in November of last year when Microsoft said that they would release an iOS version of their popular Microsoft Office Suite. Continue reading
Just a few weeks following the 3rd beta release of Apple iOS 6.1, Apple has released beta 4 to registered developers. If you have developer access and you want to try your hand at jailbreaking the new beta then you can. The tethered jailbreak is available for iOS 6 as Redsn0w 0.9.15b3. Continue reading
We’ve seen a lot of weird accessories for iOS products like the iPhone and iPad before but this one certainly takes the cake! Continue reading
A user at Etsy has created a custom case which allows owners of the Apple iPad to change their device into one of the Daedric items in the game Skyrim, the Oghma Infinium. If you want the case it will cost you around $68.95. Continue reading
A Consumerist reader bought an Apple iPad sleeve in the Christmas clearance sale over at Target. However there was something she noticed later that may be a little strange. Continue reading
Google will not be happy at all with the bug that is affecting Google Now. It seems that the service will randomly give out praise for the Apple iPad, when owners of devices perform certain voice searches. Google Now gives its response, then it adds on: he now praises the iPad. Continue reading
Are you in the market for a tablet this holidays? Then the iPad range would have certainly crossed your radar. However if you’re contemplating skipping Apple’s tablet because of the price tag, read on. Continue reading
It seems that Apple are not just offering Black Friday sales to residents of the US, as you can make savings in the UK, Finland, France, Poland, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands Apple Store. Continue reading
If you want to get an iPad this Black Friday then the best place to get one may just end up being Best Buy. Continue reading
If you are in the market for an iPad LTE you might want to head over to AT&T, as they are offering a discount of $100 off the price of the device, but you have to take it out with a two year contract for data. Continue reading
Apple have lost their appeal in the high court based around the fact that they said that Samsung copied their iPad with the Galaxy Tab. Now they have to apologise to Samsung on their website. What is even better is that the judge has told them how they must make that apology. Continue reading
You are probably aware that Samsung recently lost in a court battle with Apple in the US. However what some people don’t know is that there is still an on-going court battle and there is news that in the UK Apple has lost in their appeal against Samsung when it comes to tablets. Continue reading
Manbag sales have soared through the window due to the fact that men have to have something in which to carry around their iPads suggests a new report. Meanwhile it appears that bags for women are getting smaller than they used to be. So is the iPad bringing out the feminine side of men? Continue reading
Ever wondered what a mashup of the iPad and a MacBook Air running OS X would be like today? The answer is the Modbook which was launched in 2007 and is now to make a comeback in the tablet world. Continue reading
The iPad crashed into our lives in 2010 and has only gained in popularity since. Disturbingly so, as owners are prepared to injure themselves to protect their precious slab. Continue reading
The launch to end all launches (until next year, obviously) is happening today! We know where and when it is, and that the new device is probably called the iPhone 5, and that there may be other iOS 6 features that are expected to be unveiled as well. So that brings us to the next big question. Continue reading
The Apple products that are on the tongues of everyone at the moment are the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. It’s as though the iPod Touch has been left behind and is no more. So what if Apple retires the iPod Touch and rebrand it as the smallest of three versions of the iPad? Bloomberg predicts that Apple would then have this iPod touch turned iPad, the full sized iPad and the iPad Mini which is thought to have a 7.85 inch display and will be announced towards the end of October. Continue reading
The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD from Amazon has joined the ranks of the Apple iPad in the high resolution tablet club. Up until now this exclusive club had one single member, Apple with their iPad Retina with 2048 x 1536 pixel density display at 264 ppi. Continue reading
For anyone considering purchasing a tablet, other than the New iPad, there are two great contenders for much less. The Kindle Fire HD from Amazon and the Nexus 7 from Google, but which is the better buy? Let’s take a look at both devices to find out. Continue reading