So you're trying to track down some cheap iPad prices? We can certainly help you out there. After all, it's not the easiest of tasks there is considering Apple's products have a tendency to be priced on the 'premium' end of the scale. But when new versions come out on an almost annual basis, there's plenty of room for discounts on the older ones. We're here to find reduced iPad prices on current-gen models too of course.Jump to deals section:iPad (2018)iPad Pro 11-inch (2018)iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)iPad 9.7 2017iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch (2017)iPad Pro 9.7iPad Pro 12.9 (2015)iPad Air 2iPad AiriPad mini 4iPad mini 3iPad mini 2iPad miniFinding iPads in the sales is slightly easier if you know where look. And with small-time manufacturers always keen to steal away customers with budget tablet options on the cheap end of the scale and big-time rivals Samsung and Microsoft trying to muscle into the iPad Pro's territory, Apple isn't as adverse to discounting its models more often now than … [Read more...] about The cheapest iPad prices sales and deals in January 2019
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Those concerned about being left out in the rush to buy smart glasses can relax: smart glasses shipments are unlikely to exceed 10 million for at least four years. A report from Juniper Research suggests there are some rather large obstacles in the way of smart glasses, including a lengthy time-to-market and the lack of a "key consumer use case." On top of that the report also found that "smart glasses continue to raise privacy and safety concerns from many consumers and government bodies" and these will have "to be addressed or assuaged" before the devices will be accepted. In addition prices and smart glasses' status "as supplementary devices" will mean they will remain niche products for the medium term, the report suggests. The potential good news for vendors looking to get a boost from this new technology is that, according to Juniper, sales may be improved slightly thanks to fresh releases from key suppliers in the next two years, including Osterhout Design Group, Recon … [Read more...] about Why smart glasses sales will be slow to come into focus
commentary The BlackBerry Bold may be out of the smartphone game before it even gets into it. T-Mobile USA said today that it will sell RIM's latest flagship phone, the BlackBerry Bold 9900, for $299.99--after a $50 mail-in rebate. That follows the Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel variant of the smartphone, the Bold 9930, which will retail for $249.99 at both carriers. But when the bar for a vast majority of smartphones--even high-end ones such as Apple's iPhone--is set at $200, and you go over, that's a problem. For RIM, the premium price is going to be a critical problem as the company attempts to claw its way back to the top of the smartphone hill. "I would describe that charitably as insane," said Avi Greengart, who covers consumer electronic products for Current Analysis. Granted, there are a lot of factors that go into deciding the price of a phone. The carriers may not deem the two Bolds worthy of a larger subsidy, and would rather take the risk on selling the pricier … [Read more...] about BlackBerry Bold’s price tag is just plain crazy
A display parts shortage could slow production of PalmOne's new Treo 600 smart phone, threatening to hurt sales momentum for the popular device and put the brakes on the company's latest rebound. PalmOne--formerly Palm--has supplies to meet production estimates for the current quarter, according to PalmOne Chief Financial Officer Judy Bruner. After that, the picture gets cloudy, executives said, because the company can't accurately forecast availability of components for LCD (liquid crystal display) screens used in the devices. "There is a possibility that we will be pleasantly surprised (by additional supply)...but we're guiding to the units that have been committed to us," Bruner told CNET News.com this week. "There are always supply issues we have to battle...We have to take this one quarter at a time." News.contextWhat's new: Bottom line: More stories on this topic The Treo 600 is taking off as LCD screen manufacturers are getting large orders from TV makers, a … [Read more...] about Parts shortage could hang up Treo 600 sales
All was quiet on the HomeKit front at Apple's event Tuesday, with new innovations like Apple Pay and the Apple Watch stealing the spotlight. Still, with developer-friendly smart home features built right into iOS 8 and numerous big names already on board, there's no denying that the newest iPhone is designed to better serve as a control center for the connected home. Key among those new features is the opportunity for devices to integrate directly with Siri, which means that you'll soon be able to manage your connected home simply by telling the virtual assistant to turn off the lights or turn up the heat. That's the sort of smart-home sales pitch that might play particularly well in Apple ads this holiday shopping season. 22 The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have arrived (pictures) Related links Apple unveils the iPhone 6 The long-rumored Apple Watch is finally here Everything you need to know about Apple's big event Don't assume Apple will own the smart home Best … [Read more...] about Does iOS 8 make sense as a smart home platform?