Rumors that Apple has been developing a smaller iPad -- which many have been referring to as the iPad mini -- for almost as long as the iPad has been around.
Late last week, Ciccarese Design published images of its own iPad mini mockups and its take on the device is unarguably beautiful. But while sources have indicated that Apple has developed a prototype iPad mini, many believe that it will never actually see the light of day.
Apple’s third-generation iPad offers major improvements in its hardware, software and Internet cloud services, but retains the same overall form factor, price and extended battery life of its predecessor.
In our initial review of the first iPad in 2010, we had to introduce it as an entirely new category of product. A new form factor, a new feature set, new user interface and a new overall way of working with technology that Apple has since come to refer to as a “Post-PC” device.
Apple has said that it sold 3 million units of its new iPad tablet computers over the weekend, setting a new company record.
The original ipad which debuted in 2010 sold 300,000 units in its first day and it took 28 days to get 1 million units. Numbers for the iPad2 sales in 2011 were not available, however estimates range from 400,000 to about 1 million during its first weekend on sale.
The iPad is finding its way into businesses and schools. But how does the IT department deploy hundreds of devices that don't work with traditional enterprise tools?
Apple's attempt at its own answer is the 'Configurator' tool, which quietly slipped out during all the hoopla of the latest iPad and Apple TV releases. It provides a simple interface for profile creation and deployment and makes it a little easier to set up a fleet of iPads.