If you are looking for a new smartphone and wondering what is available and the differences between the various offerings from the top manufacturers, check out this article from Ars Technica: The State of Smartphones in 2012: Part I of our Ultimate Guide
Apple has come out with a smaller iPad called the iPad Mini. It has a 7.9 inch screen, is lighter and thinner than a regular iPad. The base wi-fi only model will have 16GB capacity and priced at $329. Shipments start November 4 of this year, with the wi-fi+cellular models shipping in mid-November.
If you are in the market for an iPad, you now have three basic models to choose from.
So now that iOS 6 is out, some of you with older devices running iOS 5 or iOS 4 might want to update. The new iPhone 5 already comes with iOS 6 installed, but the following iOS devices can be upgraded to the latest operating system software:
- iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S
- iPod Touch (4th & 5th generation)
- iPad 2 and the new iPad (3rd generation)
Keep in mind that even though you may be able update to the latest software, some of the capabilities will be limited or not available depending on which model you have.
The jury in the Apple vs. Samsung has found Samsung guilty of willfully infringing on multiple Apple patents, awards over 1 billion in damages. You can read more on Mashable.com.
Thinking of buying and Apple iPhone or iPad? Well, you just might want to hold off for just a little bit more.
As an owner of iPhone 3GS, I’m looking forward to a new updated phone. As for the iPad Mini, I’ll have to wait and see. I’m not sure a smaller iPad would work for me. But then again, a lower price point might entice me.
~ Victor Villegas