Apple iPad 5 Vs Microsoft Surface: Can The iPad Reign Supreme In 2013?

We’ve been hearing about the new iPad for a while now, but looks like Apple got busy trying meanwhile. Anyway, the iPad 5 was supposed to be out by spring this year, but looks like you’re going to have to wait a little longer for it. Tired of waiting? Maybe these rumors we’ve heard could encourage you. We’re pitting it against the Microsoft Surface to see if Apple can continue maintaining its lead in the full-sized tablet world.

Apple iPad 5: Yes of course it will be thinner, lighter and faster than the iPad 4, but looks like you’ll have to wait till about October this year to finally get your hands on it – you can even expect Apple to unveil the iPad Mini 2 by then. According to rumors, Apple could put in a GF2 touchscreen feature in the new iPad which could help them make the device lighter and thinner. And then there could be a better A6X processor too. For those of you who love sleek, we’re hoping the iPad 5 comes with almost no bezels on the edges of the screen. Going by the hottest trends of the season, the iPad 5 too could support wireless charging through its new Smart Covers.

Microsoft Surface: Microsoft’s debut tablet offering features a 10.6-inch display and runs on Windows RT. Although a minimalistic version of Windows, it does have a distinct edge in performance with its Core i5 processor and 4 GB of RAM. There’s 64 GB or even 128 GB of internal storage, two 720p cameras and even a full-sized USB 3.0 port. We also love the covers that double up as keyboards and stands for the Surface, letting you carry it around and use it with ease. But, if you’ve got the moolah, we suggest you opt for the Microsoft Surface Pro instead which runs the full version of Windows 8 Pro.… Read the rest

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iPad vs iPad Mini: Would iPad Mini Win?

Apple's latest iPad MiniNews of iPad Mini is surfacing round the corner joining Apple’s next great rumor, not even a month following its latest iPhone 5 launch. A successor to the ‘New iPad’, ‘iPad Mini’ will possibly be a 7-inch version and is expected to be introduced on October 17th.

Apple’s iPad is already a success among the existing tab market. However, some analysts feel there are six ways that could make this smaller ‘iPad Mini’ be better than the already existing ‘New iPad’.

Apple’s competitive tabs in the same budget include Amazon’s Fire tablet, Google Nexus 7, and Barnes & Noble Nook tablets.

Smaller and lightweight, iPad Mini is expected to work in a great way. There are many who feel that this smaller version could surpass its predecessors.

Let’s discuss some of the reasons-

Augmented Reality

Looking at the real world around us, Augmented reality seems to be a great thing for smartphones or tablets. Carrying around a smaller iPad will be good for all consumers.

Ebooks

Reading Ebooks on a full-size iPad can be taxing at times. The new iPad is already fun when it comes to browsing the Web and watching videos. And with the smaller iPad, reading will become all the more fun.

GPS

iPad Mini will give you all directions for driving or walking. So now just take care of all visual distractions you might get while driving down the highway.

Driving Games

There are few driving games, which will let you use the iPad or tab as a steering wheel, turning the entire tablet to steer right and left. And the problem with the current iPad is its weight, which makes playing tiring after a while.

Camera

Many people take pictures on their smartphones. But capturing with iPad Mini might be added fun. It will fight in your pockets.

Price

Apple will keep the price of iPad Mini lesser than the ‘New iPad’, which means more apps, more videos, better size, and more games.

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iPad 2 Going Strong: Makes for 60% of Web Traffic in U.S.

Apple’s new iPad, which was launched with a bang continues to break tablet sales records in the US. However, reports indicate that the company’s previous model, the iPad 2 still stays popular in the U.S.

As per reports from Chitika that is based on data collected from its extensive ad network in the U.S., web traffic from the new iPad accounts for about 18 percent of all iPad traffic, while 60 percent still comes from the iPad 2. Chitika believes this to be a sign that people are still holding onto the old model of iPad. It points that the reason behind that sets in the minute differences between the iPad 2 and iPad 3 that is discouraging users of older iPads to upgrade.

Apple reportedly sold 17 million iPads this the past quarter, which is a record for the company. Apple CEO Tim Cook claims the new iPad is the most popular one sold ever. However, this data varies according to reports by Chitika. The reason can be Chitika talking about web traffic from iPads in the U.S. only, while Cook talking about sales in the global market.

iPad 2’s success can also be due to the discount that Apple offered, starting in March that reduced the cost $100 to $399.

Apple revealed that last week, between April and June this year, the company sold around 1 million iPads to schools. It has had a record-breaking quarter for Mac sales to schools, yet it sold twice as many iPads as it did Macs.

On the company’s earnings call with investors, Cook said pricing was a big part of the iPad 2′s success last quarter. Considering the sales of iPad 2, one fact is clear that Apple knows very well how to price products and make profits.… Read the rest

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