Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPads

Why Apple needs to stop releasing 16GB iPadsEarlier this month, we knocked Apple for releasing a new version of the Retina iPad mini that was literally the exact same as last year’s model except for the addition Touch ID and the option to buy it in gold. Now famed Apple blogger John Gruber, in his otherwise laudatory review for the new iPad Air 2, singles out another point of criticism about the company’s newest tablets: Namely, he doesn’t think there’s any reason for Apple to release larger iPads with only 16GB of storage anymore. RELATED: There is literally one reason to buy the iPad mini 3… and it’s not even a very good one “Apple should not be selling 16 GB iPads,” he states bluntly. “The starting



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Here’s how Apple’s ads have evolved since the 1970s

Here’s how Apple’s ads have evolved since the 1970sBefore actor John “And I’m a PC” Hodgman turned the PC into a laughable dope, before dancing silhouettes convinced you to buy an iPod and before George Orwell’s novel came to life in a 60-second spot during the 1984 Super Bowl, Apple made posters. The history of Apple’s advertising campaigns is almost as interesting as the history of the products it advertises. On Sunday, The Loop’s Dave Mark stumbled upon an article from 2009 on Web Designer Depot which contains an extensive collection of Apple’s ads, from Apple II posters to commercials for the iPhone 3G. It’s a fascinating look back through the annals of electronics advertising. In the beginning, text was king. Posters would be covered text describing the product in detail, occasionally without even



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Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen Mac

Apple exec: Apple is ‘not that interested’ in building a touchscreen MacIn an interview with CNET following Apple’s iPad and Mac event on Thursday, Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, who talked about Apple’s iOS 8 and OS X operating systems during the keynote, said Apple isn’t likely to make a Mac or Macbook computer with a touchscreen display anytime soon. FROM EARLIER: Check out Apple’s official introduction videos for the iPad Air 2 and Retina iMac “We don’t think it’s the right interface, honestly,” Federighi said. “Mac is sort of a sit-down experience.” “We’ve really focused on building the best track pads we can, something where it feels your posture’s relaxed, it’s a comfortable machine to use,” he added. “And, of course, over the years we’ve



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Apple’s best iPhones yet launched in the world’s largest market

Apple’s best iPhones yet launched in the world’s largest marketApple on Friday officially kicked off iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales in China, following a week of preorders. Facing increased scrutiny from local regulators, the new iPhones had to be launched a month after Apple kicked off iPhone 6 sales in the U.S. and other major markets, but Apple will likely report record sales for the Chinese iPhone 6 launch, considering unofficial estimates but also Apple’s enthusiasm surrounding its iPhone 6 launch. FROM EARLIER: iPhone 6 preorders reportedly top a massive 20 million units in China Apple CEO Tim Cook already revealed on Thursday during its iPad and Mac event that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been selling better than any other iPhone model, specifically



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Intel gives rosy fourth-quarter revenue forecast as PCs recover

An employee walks past an Intel logo during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in TaipeiBy Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast above expectations and said the supply chain was in good shape ahead of holiday season as demand for personal computers recovered. A global slump in personal computer demand that began with Apple Inc's launch of the iPad four years ago has stabilized in recent months, in part due to companies replacing employees' older laptops. Intel said in a statement on Tuesday that demand for its chips was in good shape. …



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New report claims to reveal Apple Pay launch date

New report claims to reveal Apple Pay launch dateApple is expected to launch Apple Pay later this week, likely following its iPad and Mac event scheduled for October 16, with a report from 9to5Mac further detailing the way Apple’s contactless NFC-based payment solution is supposed to work. FROM EARLIER: Apple Pay: Everything you need to know before your first wireless shopping spree Apparently, Apple retail store personnel is supposed to receive Apple Pay training ahead of the launch of this iPhone feature — which will be enabled via an iOS 8.1 software update, and which will be initially available to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users from the U.S. The publication has obtained access to such training materials, which reveal further details about how Apple Pay will



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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $32!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $  32!)Another week has passed us by, but not before BGR sneaks in one last round of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Thursday’s list had a few gems on it, and some of them can still be downloaded for free if you move quickly. Today, however, we have a fresh batch of eight apps that are definitely worth checking out. Pick and choose the ones you like or download them all and save $ 32 in the process — either way, you should hurry because there’s no telling when these sales will end. DON’T MISS: The single most important trick every iPhone 6 and 6 Plus user needs to know These are



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WSJ: Huge iPhone 6 demand will delay Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro launch

WSJ: Huge iPhone 6 demand will delay Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro launchThe bigger 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet was supposed to enter production in December, The Wall Street Journal has learned, but that isn’t happening anymore because Apple suppliers are still struggling to meet tremendous iPhone 6 demand. Apple’s 2014 iPhone models are selling like hot cakes in more than 30 countries, with the devices expected to soon launch in China and India, two important mobile markets with a large number of potential buyers. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are still sold out in many regional Apple online stores, with buyers having to wait anywhere from seven days to a few weeks to have their units shipped. “The top priority for the supply chain is to meet the overwhelming demand for the larger screen



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Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2008 file photo, Hewlett-Packard printers are stacked on the shelf of a Best Buy store in Seekonk, Mass. Hewlett-Packard on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 said it is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters like Apple and Google, as well as rising technology stars that have built businesses around "cloud computing."



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Google wants to take on Kik, WhatsApp with a brand new messaging app

Google wants to take on Kik, WhatsApp with a brand new messaging appWhether you’re on iOS, Android or BlackBerry, there are an abundance of messaging applications to choose from. Kik, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat — the list goes on and on, but one colossal competitor is reportedly looking to step into the game. The Economic Times revealed on Friday that Google is planning to launch a dedicated chat app of its own in the near future. According to the report, Google’s new app will be entirely separate from Hangouts. Unlike most of the company’s other products, it won’t even require a Google login. It’s going to be entirely free to use and is expected to launch in India “and other emerging markets” in 2015. Those emerging markets are becoming increasingly important to Google — earlier this



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