Now that the review embargo has been lifted, reviews of Apple new iPad mini 3 are pouring in. While most reviews of the new iPad Air 2 were favorable, the iPad mini 3 has been met with a resounding, “MEH!”
Now that the embargo has been lifted on reviews of Apple’s new iPad Air 2, the reviews are hitting the web. Here are some highlights of the (mostly) favorable reviews.
If you’re a user of Amazon’s Chase Visa Rewards card, you were likely disappointed to find that it was not supported in Apple’s new Apple Pay mobile payments system. Well, chin up Bucko, as Amazon has confirmed it does plan to support the new payments initiative in the near future.
AT&T Wireless is offering a pre-order deal on LTE+Wi-Fi models of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The deal knocks $100 off the price off, with a 2-year agreement, of course.
Major League Baseball and MasterCard announced earlier this week that baseball fans attending the World Series between Kansas City and San Francisco would be able to pay for their concession stand goodies via Apple Pay. MasterCard debuted a pair of World Series themed ads featuring Apple Pay during game 1 of the fall classic last night.
Apple may have its rumored Apple Pay loyalty rewards program ready to go for the holiday shopping season. Many had expected the program to debut as part of “Apple Pay 2.0″ in October 2015, however the report indicates Apple may have rushed the program due to merchant demand.
Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have reached a deal to dissolve their partnership. Under the terms of the deal, GT Advanced will sell more than 2,000 sapphire furnaces, with some of the proceeds going to Apple to pay off the $440 million the company loaned GT to purchase the sapphire making equipment.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is reported to have met in Beijing with a top Chinese government on Wednesday to discuss user data security.
Apple confirms that it knows about the “intermittent organized network attacks” on Chinese iCloud users, but assures users that its own servers have not been compromised.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Kansas City Royals fan, or a San Francisco Giants fan, when you attend the World Series this year, you’ll be able to pay for your peanuts and Cracker Jacks using Apple Pay.
If you pre-ordered an iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 last week, you’ll be glad to know Apple has started shipping the device with an expected delivery date of October 23.
Chinese wireless carrier Unicom is offering an unusual service to customers who buy an iPhone 6 Plus. The carrier has on-site tailors who will enlarge a customer’s pocket while they wait!
Wireless carrier T-Mobile will begin taking pre-orders for Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets on Wednesday, October 22. The iPads will be available with 24-month 0% financing through the carrier.
Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile payments system, launched on Monday, and while the initial launch was United States only, it appears Apple Pay can be used internationally, using U.S.-based credit cards.
Higher than expected Chinese demand for “HUGE!” handsets means Apple may shift even more of its iPhone production towards the iPhone 6 Plus.
During Apple’s Q4 2014 earnings call on Monday, Company CEO Tim Cook commented on why he remains “very bullish” on the iPad, saying the market is not saturated, and the iPad still has plenty of room for growth.