If the past is any indicator we’re coming up on the iPad’s next refresh. While we didn’t get a so-called Retina Display with the iPad 2, my gut (and other’s brains) lead me to believe that we’ll get something this year that can fill that hole in many people’s hearts.
Instead of discussing how this might affect users or developers, I want to take a look at how this will affect everyone, through one simple factor: price.
The explosion of the iPad is nothing short of amazing! If you compare the iPad’s growth to that of the iPhone over the first two years, you’d be hard pressed to find evidence that its success is slowing down any time soon.
I think Apple is going to sell more of the 3G models. Just a hunch, but as people start to realize that their iPad can serve as a primary computer then an extra $129 to get 3G becomes a valuable upgrade.
Will the 3G iPad become the dominant model in 2012? Are there good reasons for you not to upgrade to a 3G iPad?
I’ve been a Kindle user for a few years now. I love it, mostly because it’s great at one thing and one thing only: immersing yourself in reading. Everything from the screen, to the store, to the battery and the size, provides a perfect experience for reading books.
When I got my iPad, I didn’t know what would happen. Would I end up selling my Kindle and replacing it with my iPad, or would I end up using both. I think you can guess for yourself what happened. Here’s why…
Only the other day I went to call my parents and realised that their landline number was listed as ‘mobile’, this led me down a path of irritating discovery; my address book is not as complete, or accurate, as it should be. My first response was a frustrated exhale and a shrugging of the shoulders. This can wait. I’ll probably have to enter this information again in a year or two…
Then it came to me. The truth is that it’s extremely unlikely that I’ll move away from an Apple-centric set of devices in the next few years. In fact, I can see myself sticking with the Cupertino clan for at least the next decade or two!
I’m here to encourage you, it’s worth getting it organised now – dive in and learn why it’s about time you got your contacts sorted!
It feels like an age ago, but back in December we ran an in-depth survey about AppStorm itself – how very meta of us…
As it was impossible for you to see the results as they happened, I thought I’d enlighten you and talk a little about the focus of AppStorm going into the future (it is the New Year after all). Get set for some charts, percentages, and perhaps a little light japery!
Last week we ran a poll entitled “What Are You Most Excited About in 2012?” The response was great, but relatively unsurprising. People want to see what the next generation of both the iPad and the iPhone looks like!
There has been a huge amount of speculation surrounding Apple making a new move in the television market, and that showed up in the polls – there was also concrete interest in a potential Apple Television. However, today I want to look at a few of the reasons I’m personally excited about the new iPad…
I consider myself pretty cheap. In fact, when I decided to purchase an iPhone and eventually my iPad I swore I would only go through with it as long as I could practice self-control and curtail my spending on apps. I suspect there are plenty of other iPad owners out there who are stingy…er, I mean frugal, like me, but is free always the best option when it comes to apps?
To answer that question let’s compare some of the best free and paid apps in several different categories. Hopefully by the end we’ll be able to determine if that classic phrase, “You get what you pay for,” is really true or not.
We’ve made it!
Depending on where you are in the world it’s already 2012, or tantalisingly close to being! I thought it would be fitting to announce iPad.AppStorm’s favourite apps of 2011, those apps that make it a joy to use the iPad. Read on to find out the winners…
Apple’s iPad TV ads are gloriously seductive. They ooze minimalism and simplicity while simultaneously urging you to find this great new device a place in your life…
To have your app selected to be part of Apple’s official iPad marketing campaign, to be showcased on the actual television over that effervescent piano jam, must mark a goal for almost every iOS developer. The only further step that exists would be to have your app showcased on stage at a launch event!
The apps in the ads are often chosen for their beautifully interfaces and intriguing concepts, you don’t see third-party Twitter clients. Today I’ll take a quick look at some of the more recent apps that have featured and what makes them special – it’s going to be tempting!