Modifying Apple's iPhone software to install applications not approved by Apple will still be legal under new exemptions to take effect on Sunday in the U.S., but illegal for an iPad and other tablets.
Apple releases the genre-defining iPhone; competitors respond with smartphones with bigger screens. Apple releases the genre-defining iPad; competitors respond with tablets with smaller screens. Apple faces some fascinating competitors these days. Its response to those competitors is even more interesting.
The "Apple is a religion" argument just gets dumber as time goes on.
Apple picking up talent on the cheap? Color me surprised. Elsewhere, the company legally has to admit that Samsung's tablets just aren't cool enough for school and those new desktop Macs might be almost the same as those old desktop Macs.
Sharp's new Aquos Pad has a 1280 x 800 IGZO display
The iPad Mini is rumored to be imminent, and if it's anything like it's larger sibling it could be a game changer for the tablet market.
Tablet sales are growing steadily, according to reports from the Pew Research Center's American Life Project. Ownership is up 6 percent since January, and most buyers are older than 30.
As rumor has it, Apple will send out press invitations next week for a media event in mid-October, at which it will supposedly introduced the iPad mini. Dan Moren has his doubts.