iPad Air 2

Apple might replace your damaged iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

Apple might replace your damaged iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

If you happen to own an iPad 4 and it's damaged, taking it to an Apple Store for servicing might land you an iPad Air 2 as a replacement. That's the news going around this weekend, thanks to the discovery of a company memo which states that an iPad Air 2 may be given as a substitute replacement due to low stock levels of the aging iPad 4. You certainly shouldn't break your fourth-gen tablet and run to Apple with high hopes, but if you've been putting of repairs, now might be the time to take it in.

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iPads get a storage and price shakeup

iPads get a storage and price shakeup

Much attention has been lavished on the new iPhone 7, and 7 Plus, and the new Apple Watch, and rightly so. But that doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t showing the love for some of its existing products, namely its tablets. Behind the scenes, Apple has somewhat silently updated its listings for all iPads currently sold, both old and new, removing old storage capacities and adding new ones to keep them in line with the new iPhone 7. And the net effect is that you get more gigabytes for the same or lower price than before.

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The iPhone 5se release date may have just leaked

The iPhone 5se release date may have just leaked

The iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 could go on sale on Friday, March 18, sources claim, with the 4-inch smartphone and updated tablet speeding to shelves only days after their big unveil. The new iOS devices are expected to be revealed at an Apple event in mid-March, or so the rumor mill would have it, but unlike some previous announcements there won't be a long wait before eager shoppers can actually go out and buy them.

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iPad Air 3 could be an iPad Pro for the common user

iPad Air 3 could be an iPad Pro for the common user

An Apple Event has been tipped to take place next month packed with a number of devices, one of which is the long-awaited iPad Air 3, this time tipped to come with some "Pro" features. This upgrade to the iPad Air 2, a device revealed in the year 2014, will very likely take on several key features of the iPad Pro. As the iPad Air continues to be the hero of the pack of iPad devices on the market today, it's only right that Apple give it the features that make it the prime example of what an iPad is capable of.

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iPad Air 3 leaked diagram reinforces mini iPad Pro image

iPad Air 3 leaked diagram reinforces mini iPad Pro image

If you haven't had your fill of leaks about the iPad Air 3's various ports, here we are serving you one more. This diagram, complete with dimensions, might seem less "real" than an earlier case photo, but it does offer a bit more, like, well, dimensions. Aside from the every so slightly bigger iPad Air size, the diagram reinforces once again three of the most noted and rumored features of the tablet, namely, four speakers, a rear camera LED flash, and a smart connector.

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iPad Mini 4 hinted to support Split View multitasking feature

iPad Mini 4 hinted to support Split View multitasking feature

When Apple unveiled its new split-screen multitasking feature in iOS 9 at WWDC in June, it was stated that it would only be available on the current-gen iPad Air 2 and any future tablet models. Well, it looks like there's a new iPad Mini on the way that will among those supporting the feature. A developer has discovered some files buried in the OS X El Capitan beta that make clear mentions of an iPad Mini supporting split-screen applications.

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iPad multitasking in iOS 9 is surprisingly simple (but huge, too)

iPad multitasking in iOS 9 is surprisingly simple (but huge, too)

Multitasking for the iPad was an iOS 9 feature that prompted whoops of excitement in the WWDC 2015 keynote, but it was quickly followed by concerns that upgrading existing apps might be a nightmare. Turns out, Apple has been eager to explain during its developer event, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, if anything the psychological change required is greater than the coding alterations, something which could have big implications for the much-rumored iPad Pro.

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iPad Multitasking detailed: iPad Air 2 and future models only

iPad Multitasking detailed: iPad Air 2 and future models only

Apple has introduced Multitasking on the iPad, a big change for those hoping to make the iPad a "real" mobile computer. This update starts with the keyboard, with iOS 9's QuickType. A quick 2-finger gesture allows you to turn the keyboard into a trackpad. A new shortcuts bar is here, and they've brought on new support for hardware keyboards as well. There's also a Shift key. This update also brings on "slide over," a way to pull applications in from the side of the iPad's screen.

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Manfrotto Digital Director turns iPad Air into DSLR command center

Manfrotto Digital Director turns iPad Air into DSLR command center

At NAB this week, Manfrotto is announcing their new Digital Director system, which wants to bring your camera interface and shooting experience to a new level. In pairing your Canon or Nikon camera to your iPad Air, Manfrotto’s goal is to help you control the shot without squinting at the small screen on your camera. Digital Director controls key components of your camera, like exposure and focus point as well as aperture and shutter speed. It’s hardwired, too, so you won’t have to wait for (or have a camera with) Bluetooth.

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All 650 MPs in House of Commons to receive iPad Air 2

All 650 MPs in House of Commons to receive iPad Air 2

Once the current elections are wrapped up, all 650 members of the House of Commons will receive a special tool to help them perform their tasks. With a funding boost of about $300,000 (£200,000) annually, the MPs will all get an iPad Air 2 and a laptop of unknown make. It’s the latest workaround for Apple, who has been diligently working to get the iPad into hands of enterprise, schools, and now government. Questions loom, though, as critics say MPs will be playing games, not passing laws.

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China carriers will carry LTE iPad Air 2, mini 3 for first time

China carriers will carry LTE iPad Air 2, mini 3 for first time

Today, China Unicom and China Telecom announce they will both carry new iPads. Both carriers will carry the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, and will sell to customers starting March 27. Both tablets will be available with LTE, marking the first time a carrier in China is offering connected iPads to consumers. The connected tablets will support the TD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards in China, and will also support DC-HSPA and HSPA+ in the same model.

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Onda V919: an iPad Air clone that runs Windows, Android

Onda V919: an iPad Air clone that runs Windows, Android

iPad and iPhone clones aren't news, but once in a while you do come face to face with one that looks like a cheap knockoff on the outside but actually offers something unique and almost tempting when you take a closer look. Take for example this Chinese-made Onda V919 3G Air which is, without a sliver of doubt, meant to copy the design of the iPad Air 2. But inside, you are met with both Windows and Android, running on specs that are almost decent and a price tag that is definitely more than decent.

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