While the Apple SIM found inside Apple’s new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 is designed to be carrier agnostic – usable on a variety of carriers across the U.S. and the UK – AT&T isn’t playing nice.
While teardowns of Apple’s new iPad Air 2 revealed an NFC chip similar to the one found in the company’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets, sources reveal that the chip is only being used as a Secure Element for Apple Pay in-app purchases.
iFixit, they of the teardown fetish, have gotten their hands on a new iPad Air 2 and performed that disassemble voodoo that they do so well, in order to share with us all just what is inside of our new favorite tablet.
Apple’s new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 have hit Apple retail stores with a whimper, not a bang. The new tablets are now available for in-store pickup at a limited number of Apple stores that have received shipments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the past, buyers of cellular enabled iPads have had to select their carrier at the time of purchase. However, with the release of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Apple is introducing a new carrier-agnostic “Apple SIM” installed in devices sold in the U.S. and UK.
Apple’s online store is down once again, as the company prepares it for the kickoff of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 pre-orders. Apple announced yesterday that pre-orders would begin on Friday, October 17, but didn’t specify the time of day they would begin.
Apple debuted the iPad mini 3 at their event on Thursday. The device received a minor update from last years Retina iPad mini, with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a new gold color option as the only significant changes.
At today’s Apple event, the company debuted the all new iPad Air 2. The new tablet features a über-thin 6.1mm profile, a Touch ID sensor, a faster A8X processor, improved iSight and FaceTime cameras, and a new gold color option.
This is where we’ll do a live summary of today’s Apple event. So come back at 1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific time for a live summary of what Apple shows off on their big day!
Apple jumped the gun today and updated its iPad User Guide for iOS 8 with screenshots that confirm rumored details about the company’s upcoming iPad updates, due to be introduced at Thursday’s Apple event.
A new report claims Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has landed the contract to produce Apple’s A8X chip that will be featured in the company’s much-rumored 12.9-inch iPad.