Apple iPad

iOS 7 Causing Big Headaches for Some School Administrators

iOS 7 has found a new way to cause headaches, this time affecting school administrators across the country. Several schools have reported that their students' iPads have been stripped of their security filters after installing the new operating system.

iPad iOS 7 Bug

AllThingsD published a memo which was sent to the parents of students in Manitou Springs (Colo.) School District 14.

“Apple did not realize that installing iOS 7 would remove our (and thousands of organizations across the country) safety protection measure, which now makes the iPad devices unfiltered when accessing the Internet away from school. In the short term, the district will be collecting iPad devices at the end of each day until the safety protection measure is reinstalled.”

Apple Teams up with Staples to Sell iPads Online

One of the nation’s largest office supply chains is teaming up with Apple. Beginning October 1st, Staples will sell iPads and iPods through its online store, joining the ranks of such major retailers as Target, Walmart and Best Buy.

Staples iPad

According to 9to5Mac, the online distribution deal is a tentative first step as Staples hopes to eventually sell the iDevices in the physical stores. In order for this to happen, Apple allegedly needs to see a certain quota of digital iPad sales met by the end of the year. Those figures will determine whether or not the company expands the deal to include Staples retail centers.

T-Mobile CEO Promises More Apple Products Are Coming

After posting its strongest customer growth in 4 years, T-Mobile CEO John Legere told AllThingsD that more Apple products are coming to the T-Mobile network.

“I think there’s a whole array of Apple products that we look forward to carrying,” Legere said. “We will expand what we offer from them.”

T-Mobile iPad

Legere is most likely referencing Apple's rumored iPhone 5S and low-cost iPhone 5C, but the second part of his statement could mean a T-Mobile iPad is in the works. T-Mobile was one of the last major U.S. cellular providers to carry Apple's iPhone, and it has worked out well for them. T-Mobile added 1.1 million customers after its iPhone 5 debut, and it also sold 4.3 million total smartphones, with the iPhone making up 29 percent of the sales. Of course a lot of T-Mobile's growth also had to do with Samsung's Galaxy S4, and its new Jump and Simple Choice plans.

WSJ: Apple Testing 12-Inch iPad and Larger iPhone

The word "mini" greatly differs when it comes to Android and iOS devices these days. HTC recently announced the 4.3-inch HTC One Mini. The new handset is slightly larger than the iPhone 5, but it is also smaller than the now standard 5-inch Android smartphone. Samsung has also released a 4.3-inch "mini" version of its popular Galaxy S4. Both the HTC One and GS4 mini devices make Apple's largest iPhone seem small in comparison. So it makes sense that Apple is exploring iPhone prototypes larger than 4-inches. However, Apple is also mulling over larger iPad prototypes. The Cupertino, California company has asked its suppliers in Asia for "screen designs for a new tablet device measuring slightly less than 13 inches," according to the Wall Street Journal.

12-Inch iPad

Reuters also reported back in June that Apple was considering introducing a 4.7- and 5.7-inch iPhone in the future. Both the WSJ and Reuters claim Apple is taking a cue from its rival Samsung, who offers a variety of products at different prices and sizes. Samsung has taken an "all things to all people" approach releasing four different versions of its Galaxy S4 handset this year. The South Korean company is also launching 7-, 8- and 10.1-inch versions of its Galaxy Tab 3 later this month.

iPad Helps A Pilot Navigate His Plane After Instrument Panel Failure

You might think your iPad is a useful tool in your daily life, but it has the potential to be more helpful than you even know. In the right scenario, it might even be capable of saving lives. And now, a pilot in a tight spot has proved that you can use an iPad to land an airplane.

When the single-engine plane piloted by Raymond Cody took to the air this Tuesday, he quickly realized the instrument panel was malfunctioning, and the navigation system failed soon after that. The flight was a brief one, just making the venture from Colorado to Grand Junction, but Cody realized that without the use of the instrument panel, he'd have no way of directing the flight or notifying the airport officials of his arrival and landing. Luckily, he had two things that he was able to use to save the flight: a cell phone and an iPad.

Last Look at iOS 7 on the iPad

It's only been a week since Apple unveiled iOS 7, and it has already been nitpicked and analyzed to death. There isn't really much left to say until the new operating system officially lands on iOS devices in the fall. In case you have been under a rock, iOS 7 is the biggest change Apple has made to its OS since it launched the original iPhone in 2007. Here is a quick look at iOS 7 on the iPad.

iOS 7 iPad

Apple didn't release an iPad build of iOS 7 to developers. That's why there have been so very few screenshots of the new operating system running on the tablet. These Home screen images of iOS 7 running on the iPad emulator in Xcode 5 were sent to iDownloadblog by one of their readers.

Apple Posts First iPad and iPad mini iOS 7 Images

There have been plenty of official images and screenshots of iOS 7 running on the iPhone, but until now there hasn't been any of the iPad. Unfortunately, the first images of iOS 7 for the iPad and iPad mini come from a footer image posted on Apple's website. The image shows that the new OS will be compatible with the iPad 2, iPad with Retina display and the iPad mini.

iOS 7 iPad

iOS 7 will not only deliver a host of new features, but it will also bring a whole new look and feel to all iOS devices when it's launched later this year. Everything from apps to the calculator has been redesigned to give the iPad and iPhone a totally new and modern aesthetic look.

T-Mobile Unveils No Contract iPhone, Ignores iPad

T-Mobile announced its plans for the iPhone on Tuesday in New York, but did not mention the iPad. The carrier's "Uncarrier" event was mainly focused on the company's new pricing plans for smartphones rather than upcoming devices. However, T-Mobile did mention it would be offering the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and BlackBerry Z10 on its newly launched 4G LTE network.

T-Mobile iPad

T-Mobile also announced a release date and pricing for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5. Customers can buy any iPhone model without agreeing to a two-year contract. This is how it works: Qualified customers can make a small down payment for an iPhone, then pay off the remaining balance over a two year period. For example, the iPhone 5 from T-Mobile is $100 down with 24 monthly payments of $20. The $20 is added to a person's normal monthly service charge for data. T-Mobile is offering monthly data plans starting at $50/month for 500MB, up to $110/month for 12.5GB. Unfortunately all models are locked until the phone is paid off, however, users can upgrade a device whenever they want by trading it in for "fair market credit".

Must Have iOS 6 Jailbreak Tweaks for the iPad and iPad mini: SwipeSelection

It's time to look at some must have iOS tweaks now that you've freed your iPad or iPad mini using the new evasi0n jailbreak tool. Our first tweak isn't a very flashy one, but it will make working or writing emails on your tablet so much easier you'll never want to go back to the old Apple way.

iPad Jailbreak Tweaks

SwipeSelection is based off a concept video created by YouTube user Daniel Hooper. The idea was to make editing text on your iOS device easier by replacing the old tapping method with a more precise finger drag to move the cursor. The video and jailbreak tweak were so popular iPad fans started a campaign to have Apple officially add it to its next iOS update, but unfortunately Apple did not listen. Someone even tried to recreate SwipeSelection by releasing an official app, but it was met with negative reviews since Apple’s TOS prevents access to the global keyboard.

Is Apple Adding a 128GB Model to the iPad 4 Lineup? [Rumor]

Some Apple fans have been waiting a long time for a 128GB iPad model, and it looks like they won't have to wait much longer. A well known US retailer shared a new iPad SKU with 9to5Mac. Here's what they discovered:

iPad Rumors

The P101 and P103 names are Apple’s internal nomenclature for the WiFi-only and Cellular-compatible fourth-generation iPads, respectively. Both of those models comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB configurations. These storage sizes are known as “GOOD,” “BETTER,” and “BEST,” respectively. As you can see in our table above, Apple is preparing to release the additional “ULTIMATE” model. “ULTIMATE” frequently refers to the most premium or highest capacity model available. The “A” points to a black configuration, and “B” stands for the white option.


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