Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was "very receptive" to the idea of a 7-inch iPad by early 2011, according to evidence submitted during the patent-infringement trial between Apple and Samsung Electronics.
Apple announced quarterly iPhone shipments that were below some analysts expectations, news that sent the company's stock down almost 5 percent in after-hours trading immediately following the announcement.
This is shaping up to be the season of the 7-inch tablet. The device category has suddenly become popular, and multiple products are starting to hit the market, introducing new outlets for tablet applications.
Microsoft updated its My Xbox Live application to support Apple's iPad, enabling tablet users to remotely control and track their Xbox 360 gaming experiences.
In addition to following previous reports that Apple is preparing to launch of a smaller iPad tablet , a New York Times report also noted that Amazon is working on a larger version of its Kindle Fire tablet to compete with Apple's current 9.7-inch iPad.
More than half (55 percent) of mobile gamers who use iOS and Android devices say that obtaining their games for free is the most important motivator when choosing gaming products to download.
The share of paid search budgets allocated on campaigns optimized for Apple's iPad and rival tablets increased 40 percent in the second quarter of 2012 over the previous quarter, according to new data published by digital ad management platform Marin Software.
Next Issue Media--a joint venture formed by Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc--launched its digital newsstand app for the iPad tablet.
AT&T continues to use the strength of its IPTV platform to blend the capabilities and features of Apple's iPhone and iPad devices with its U-verse video service via a series of downloadable U-verse apps made available to the wireless devices.
Apple is preparing for a fall launch of a smaller iPad tablet, according to multiple reports, which could put Apple in place to compete more directly with Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire.