A photo of what looks to be a possible iPad Pro industrial prototype was discovered on Chinese site Weibo.com by French site Nowhereelse.fr.
The photo shows a very rough rendering of what appears to be an aluminum back plate of a very large iPad casing. You can see an etched circle at the top left for the rear facing camera and an Apple symbol in the middle. Though it is impossible to determine the precise measurements from the picture, it is clearly larger than the 9.7" iPad Air. It isn't clear where the specifications for this mockup came from so, as always, don't take it as gospel.
Fingerlab, who is more known for its music related apps, has released its first platformer for iOS devices. Atom Run takes place in the year 2264 where all human life has become extinct. The world is now ruled by robots who have gone crazy after being exposed to radiation. You control Elgo, the only sane robot left, as he tries to collect atoms and molecules to create new life.
Fingerlab describes the game as an "action-adventure fast paced platformer" with "precise and intuitive commands". The game features an original score by french electronic artist KingQ4, and it is available in several languages including French, English, Italian and Spanish. The game also includes third-party controller support and Game Center support.
Chinese iPhone clones like the Goophone i5C or the HR2000 from Hero are nothing new, but no one has ever really copied the iPad mini, until now! Enter Xiamoi, who recently announced its new iPad mini look-alike the Mi Pad. The 7.9-inch tablet comes in an iPhone 5c array of colors and it is even built from the same "unapologetically plastic" as Apple's underachieving handset.
Unlike most copycats who prefer to distance themselves from Apple, Xiamoi has no problem admitting its new tablet uses the same materials as the iPhone 5c. The Mi Pad is powered by the new Tegra K1 processor and it runs Android with the MIUI UI atop it. It also features a 2048 x 1536 IPS display, an 8MP Sony rear-facing camera with an F/2.0 aperture, and a 5MP camera on the front.
As expected, Transformers: Age of Extinction is getting a mobile game tie-in. DeNA and Hasbro announced that the game will be available for iOS, Android and Windows devices sometime this summer. Besides a vague release date DeNA did not reveal many other details. The official press release describes the game "an explosive interactive entertainment experience". You can also get a "rare in-game weapon" by pre-registering for the game at Transformer-Mobile.com.
The Michael Bay directed movie is set to hit theaters on June 27, 2014. Age of Extinction is the fourth movie in the Transformers franchise. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz. Here's the trailer.
It has been just six weeks since Microsoft's Office for iPad launched, and the company claims that there have been over 27 million downloads so far. This is good news for Apple, mixed news for Microsoft.
The popular productivity suite which includes Excel, Word and PowerPoint has been available in the iOS App Store since late March. According to Business Insider, Microsoft general manager of the Office Division, Julia White, announced at the company's TechEd customer conference on Monday that Office
One of the most requested features on the iPad has to be the ability to multitask. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, Apple is planning on adding the ability to run two apps at once on the iPad with the release of iOS 8. iPad users will not only be able to run two apps simultaneously, but they will also be able to make supported apps interact with one another.
Apple is reportedly adding the ability for developers to enable their apps to interact with other apps. If true, this means users will be able to drag video or images from one app to another, and so on.
Retailers and accessory makers will be looking to move inventory as we get closer to the release of the second-generation iPad Air and third-generation iPad mini. This is a great time for bargain shoppers who are looking to upgrade their Apple tablet or accessories. Make sure you bookmark our iPad Air deals page and follow us @TheiPadGuide for future sales.
Griffin Technology is offering 25% off its Survivor Custom Case for the iPad mini. Customers can choose the color of the case's silicone wrap, Polycarbonate shell and built-in stand. The case is military-spec designed and meets all the requirements outlined in the US Department of Defense MIL-STD-810, according to Griffin. It promises to deflect "wind and rain" and protect against drops on concrete surfaces from 6'/1.8 m high.
It looks like Google Play Music will be the next subscription-based music app to land on the iPad. A 9to5Mac tipster has discovered that an iPad version of Google's music app has been lurking inside the iPhone app.
We’ve received another tip stating that changing the app’s “UIDeviceFamily” key from 1 to 2 within its info.plist file will provide the same iPad layout shown below. We’ve independently tested and confirmed this to be true.
Here are this week's iPad-only and noteworthy games released to the App Store between 05/04/14 to 05/10/14. Click here for a list of all the universal apps, games and jailbreak tweaks released this week.
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage ($6.99) This game is compatible with all iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later and it is rated 12+
iPad sales have slumped quite a bit, as we learned from Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) recent Q2 earnings report, but there were still enough, combined with Mac sales, to retain the company's lead in world wide PC sales.
Industry analytic firm Canalys reported that Apple sold 20.4 million units in this year's second quarter, 16.3 million iPads and 4.1 million desktops, which translates to a 17 percent market share and a comfortable lead over second place Lenovo's 12 percent share (15 million shipments). iPad sales have fallen recently, but that slump applies industry wide, according to Canalys senior analyst Tim Coulling,