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  • DiGi and Celcom open Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display Registration of Interest

    DiGi and Celcom open Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display Registration of Interest

    DiGi and Celcom have both opened up registration of interest (ROI) pages for the Apple iPad Air and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display. Both show teaser images and are likely for the 4G LTE Cellular versions of the two tablets. Unfortunately, the most important question of price isn't answered on either the DiGi ROI page or the Celcom ROI page. We expect the Malaysian pricing and release dates to reach us sometime before Christmas 2013 in December as this would be the most likely time for people to buy the tablet for a gift or present. In line with the previous Apple iPhone releases and pricing, we also expect the new Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display pricing to be higher than before. For now, Celcom has announced that it would launch the Apple iPad Air bundles on 9 December 2013 but there are no details about the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display or from DiGi. Do head on over to either theDiGi ROI page or the Celcom Apple iPad Air ROI page and Celcom Apple iPad mini with Retina Display ROI page to register your interest with the telco of your choice.

  • Rumours: Apple MacBook Air to be replaced by 12.9-inch iPad Air Pro?

    Rumours: Apple MacBook Air to be replaced by 12.9-inch iPad Air Pro?

    We've been hearing rumours about a 12.9-inch Apple iPad Air Pro tablet for quite some time now, and the likelihood of it coming out soon seems ever closer. However, if it does come out, it would pose a serious threat to Apple's own range of MacBook Air notebook computers as it would undercut the MacBook Air both in terms of screensize as well as pricing. Rumours about a keyboard cover for Apple iPads also seem to indicate that a 12.9-inch Apple iPad Air Pro hybrid tablet could also arise, giving Microsoft's Surface and other hybrid tablet/laptops a run for the money. Recently, Tim Cook has also confirmed that new product categories would be launched at Apple and this seems to fit best, especially as reports are also out that a parts supplier (as usual) is currently making the 12.9-inch touchscreen displays for Apple.

  • Apple iPad mini with Retina Display (iPad mini 2) review

    Apple iPad mini with Retina Display (iPad mini 2) review

    When Apple first came out with the Apple iPad mini we loved it's better design as the slimmer bezels and narrower look made it awesome to handle. However, while the 7.9-inch screen was still very good in itself, we wondered why Apple didn't put in a Retina Display like it had with the most recent version (at the time) of the Apple iPad. Turns out, they were waiting for the next generation Apple iPad mini 2 or as Apple wants to call it, the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display. The smaller Apple tablet that could is now a lot more capable as Apple have not only added on the expected (and much wanted) Retina Display, but have also included a very capable hardware upgrade. Read on to see our full review of the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display.

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  • Sony announces 13.3-inch e-ink touchscreen tablet for 100000 Yen (RM3244)

    Sony announces 13.3-inch e-ink touchscreen tablet for 100000 Yen (RM3244)

    Sony recently announced their DPT-S1 e-ink touchscreen tablet featuring a massive 13.3-inch display for an equally massive 100000 yen (RM3244). The 13.3-inch touchscreen uses an e-ink display with a a resolution of 1200 x 1600. The E Ink Mobius display uses protective film, which according to Sony makes it easier to write on than existing tablets. While the screen is just greyscale with no colours, the tablet itself is just 6.88mm thin and 358 grams. This makes it thinner and lighter than the Apple iPad Air despite it's massive size. However, the DPT-S1 tablet isn't aimed at consumer markets and instead is headed for the enterprise or education fields as a digital paper solution. In these situations they would be ideal for viewing of high-resolution documents or papers and post-editing which could also be useful in legal documentation fields. No news or details on Malaysia release dates but it should be available for other markets from the Japan release date of 3 December 2013.

  • Goldgenie offering gold-plated Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

    Goldgenie offering gold-plated Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display

    Fresh after their gold-plated Apple iPhone 5S, Goldgenie are now shifting to larger devices with gold-plated versions of the Apple iPad Air and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display. As usual, Goldgenie are offering the tablets in a choice of 24k gold, rose gold and platinum. Prices start from $2124 (RM6755) and can reach as high as $10000+ (RM31790) as you can further customize the device with crystals, diamonds and other precious bling. You can also expect the tablets to also weigh a fair bit more than the normal tablets. As usual, there was no Malaysia release dates or pricing but they'd probably ship here if you throw enough money at them. As a show of how much more premium the gold-plated iPads will be, Goldgenie are also offering premium black wooden boxes rather than the standard brown.

  • Apple iPad Air (iPad 5) vs Apple iPad 4

    Apple iPad Air (iPad 5) vs Apple iPad 4

    Now that the latest and greatest Apple iPad Air or 5th generation iPad is here, many older Apple iPad users are considering buying it, especially since it offers a new 64-bit A7 processor, improved slimmer and thinner design and better overall performance. However, with the current state of Malaysia's finances and currency, the Apple iPad Air will likely be sold for a higher price than the previous 4th generation Apple iPad. Are all the iPad Air features worth it, especially if you already own an iPad 4? Find out in our comparison article between the Apple iPad Air vs the Apple iPad 4.

  • Analysts predict coming of Apple iPad Pro?

    Analysts predict coming of Apple iPad Pro?

    A number of industry analysts have voiced opinions that Apple may soon be coming out with a tablet with power to handle high-performance tasks. According to them, this tablet could be called the Apple iPad Pro and would focus on word processing, spreadsheets and presentations (which we feel can already be done with the right apps). Furthermore, they say that the recent announcement of the Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display leaves room for a 'Pro' model to exist. Many of them think that there is a huge market for such a tablet and we'd have to agree with them, but probably not for the uses they've described. There exists a huge market of engineers, designers, programmers and other higher-end users who bemoan the fact that there are currently no tablets which can support their needs. These analysts go on to predict that the Apple iPad Pro may go for a 13-inch screen utilizing the 64-bit A7 processor. Others expect Apple to come out with a touchscreen notebook that could fold into a tablet while weighing under 2lbs much like many of the other tablet convertibles out there. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details were available but with all rumours and opinions do take this with a pinch of salt.

  • Apple iPad Air vs iPad mini with Retina Display

    Apple iPad Air vs iPad mini with Retina Display

    Apple has recently revealed the latest versions of their tablets, the Apple iPad Air (Apple iPad 5) and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display (Apple iPad mini 2). Offering new 64-bit A7 processors, improved design and tech specs and the aforementioned Retina Display for both tablets it now makes for an interesting choice of which Apple tablet to choose. We'll be covering this question in this comprehensive tech specs comparison between the Apple iPad Air and Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, so do read on. 

  • Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display (iPad Mini 2) officially announced

    Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display (iPad Mini 2) officially announced

    The 2nd generation Apple iPad Mini also was recently announced but unlike the iPad Air, only gets the standard Apple name of Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. Yep, finally, Apple has refreshed the iPad Mini with a Retina Display, fulfilling the demands of Apple iPad Mini tablet users around the world. But guess what, they've also added in a little surprise in the form of a brand new 64-bit Apple A7 processor with the M7 motion coprocessor. Again, no Touch ID fingerprint scanner under the Home button. Rather than talk about the thinner and lighter iPad Mini, Apple have instead chosen to talk about the obvious specs of the Retina Display. This is perhaps because the new iPad Mini with Retina Display is actually thicker at 7.5mm (the previous version was 7.2mm) and heavier at 331g (the previous version was 308g). This isn't so obvious when held in the hand, but if you line the two versions up together and look closely, you'll see the difference. Tech specs and features for the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display include:

    • 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor
    • 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage
    • 7.9-inch Retina Display (2048 x 1536 pixels, 326 ppi pixel density, LED-backlit, IPS, Multi-touch, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating)
    • 5MP rear camera (autofocus, face detection, backside illumination, f/2.4 aperture) + 1.2MP FaceTime front camera
    • Supports WiFi + Bluetooth + (4G LTE + GPS (Cellular version))
    • Supports dual microphones + dual antennas 
    • 134.7 x 200 x 7.5mm | 331g / 341g (Celluar version)
    • 10 hour battery
    • Apple iOS 7
  • Apple iPad Air (iPad 5) officially announced, most tech specs and rumours confirmed

    Apple iPad Air (iPad 5) officially announced, most tech specs and rumours confirmed

    Apple recently announced the latest version of their Apple iPad tablet. Not very keen on numbering this 5th generation tablet either, Apple have called it the iPad Air mainly because it is much thinner an lighter than previous versions. While it has the same 9.7-inch Retina Display, the iPad Air has slimmer bezels and a thinner overall look, confirming earlier rumours and leaks that it would look more like the iPad Mini. While it doesn't have any Touch ID fingerprint scanner it does pack in the new 64-bit Apple A7 processor and chipset with M7 coprocessor making it as powerful as the Apple iPhone 5S. Other tech specs and features for the Apple iPad Air include the following:

    • 64-bit A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor
    • 16GB / 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage
    • 9.7-inch Retina Display (2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 ppi pixel density, LED-backlit, IPS, Multi-touch, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating)
    • 5MP rear camera (autofocus, face detection, backside illumination, f/2.4 aperture) + 1.2MP FaceTime front camera
    • Supports WiFi + Bluetooth + (4G LTE + GPS (Cellular version))
    • Supports dual microphones + dual antennas 
    • 169.5 x 240 x 7.5mm | 469g / 478g (Celluar version)
    • 10 hour battery
    • Apple iOS 7