Latest reviews in the Tablets
[Design] The display side is white, and the back is silver, adding classiness. Maybe it's designed for women. [Processing speed] So far, not fast, but not slow either. Perhaps it gets slower every ...Read more
- Rating : 4.7
- Review by Japanese user
- Date : Nov 20, 2012
[Processing Speed]It doesn't have any trouble with activating more than one application at a time, and video streaming is very smooth. As for internet browsing, it feels quicker to switch pages than ...Read more
- Rating : 5.0
- Review by Japanese user
- Date : Nov 2, 2013
[Good] The battery sometimes is weak when u are using full brightness The processor is bery fast. It does not lag. It is portable easy to carry and you can install many games as u can. The camera is ...Read more
- Rating : 4.7
- Review by Maymalik
- Date : Aug 26, 2014
- Good Review
Apple Incorporated headquartered in California, and it is the company of an multinational corporation that develops the electronics, computer software, and personal computers. Its logo design shows the apple with a bite out of it. Why is the apple had to be bitten is because so that the people don’t mistake the apple for tomato or another fruit.
Apple was established on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. The Apple I of first product is an assembled circuit board that basically lacked features a keyboard, monitor, and case. And its appearance is all made of wood. And then Steve Jobs began to work on the Apple Lisa in 1978, and in 1982, he started the project of Macintosh, which is now too famous and popular. And the Macintosh Potable was out in 1989. That was Apple’s first portable Macintosh computer and its weight was 7.5kg with a 12-hours battery life. To compare with nowadays, it was so heavy. And according to the magazine named “MacAddict”, it said the period between 1989 and 1991 is the “first golden age” of the Macintosh.
At the 1997, Steve Jobs announced the Apple would join Microsoft to release the new versions of Microsoft Office for the Macintosh. And on November 10th, in 1997, Apple introduced the Apple Online Store to make a new manufacturing.
On August 15th, 1998, Apple announced a new all- in-one computer, iMac and on May 19, 2001, Apple opened the first official Apple Retail Stores in Virginia and California. Then on October 23th of the same year, it announced the iPod portable digital audio player and started to sell on November. It unbelievably successful and over 100 million products were sold for total within six years.
In 2003, iTunes Store was opened and introduced that it could downloads the music from online and it also could integration with the iPod and therefore, over 5 billion downloaded by June 19, 2008. Steve Jobs began producing Intel-based Mac computers in 2006 and the new MacBook Pro and iMac became the first product to use Core Duo CPU at the same year. And Apple had widespread success with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which are now too popular and very essential for everyday life.
Official Stores in Philippines
There are iStores in 6 great locations such as Ayala Center Cebu, SM NorthWing, SM Bacolod, Robinson’s Dumaguete, SM City lloilo, and Ayala Centrio CDO. There are also official online shop that would free shipping. In order to be free shipping, you need to buy over PHP 3000.00. And you can buy iPhone with SIM locked version at the iStore in SM mall in Cebu. You can also buy GLOBE or SMART career iPhone in Philippines. About these career iPhones, there accept only an annual contract.
Popularity in Philippines
Apple is of course very popular as the other country. The price Apple products are not so expensive because of rate, and also there are SIM frees, and the new products come pretty fast in Philippines. But the price still expensive so many young people are easier to have the other phones as Cherry Mobile or MyPhone.
Apple had announced the all new iOS 7, that radically changed its interface, new Control Center, transparent animations and so on. It’s kind of fancy looking icons on the display and it totally changed into pop design. And the one of the most changed thing is Control Center. It can swiping up from anywhere on ones iPhone or iPad can bring up the new hub. The music function was just showing the stores on the iDevice so far, but the new one adds the library store on iCloud that can see all music tracks in one place. The camera function also had more options than on iOS6 and the photo gallery improved as well. It can automatically put the people into one group in a location, and it’s called “moments.” iOS 7 also have the function to work for the car manufacturers to integrate the operating system and its full Siri would support for eyes-free.
Apple Products Categories in Philippines
In 1983, Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder, said in his speech that he looks forward to the day when they would be capable of putting "incredibly great computer in a book to be carried around and learn how to use in 20 minutes… and it possess a radio link so there is no need to hook it up to anything and still, you are in communication with all the other databases and computers in the world". Considering Steve Jobs was considered to be a visionary in the industry, he made it all happen with the introduction of the Ipad in 2010.
The iPad tablet, which was a larger version of the iPhone released in 2007, also boasted of the multi-touch finger sensitive touchscreen interface of Apple’s iOS. The company quickly went on to sell over 15 million iPads before the launch of the iPad 2.
Popularity in the Philippines
Before the arrival of the iPad in the local market, Filipinos were already shifting to mini laptops and notebooks for the simple reason of convenience. It is not surprising that when the Apple tablets became available it sold like hot pancakes and to date, it still dominates the market. The expensive price tag did not deter the locals from making a purchase; most considered it to be a worthwhile investment and time has certainly proven that it truly is. Even with the entry of the other tablets, the iPad remains to be a favourite for its elegant look and elite appeal.
The latest iPad tablets have certainly come a long way. Right now, customers can choose from the iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display. To help you make the right choice, here are the basic features of its more popular models.
The newest of the series is the Ipad Air, which is actually the fifth generation iPad. You can choose between Space Gray and Silver finish and WiFi or WiFi + cellular models. The tablet features a 9.7 inch retina display with LED backlit Multi Touch and 2048X1536 resolution. It runs on A7 chip with 64 bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor and uses the iOS 7 mobile operating system. Other features include FaceTime HD camera, Video recording and iSight camera as well as built in apps such as iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Safari browser and Siri. Prices for the iPad Air range from $499 to $929.
The iPad 2 is almost the same size as the iPad Air at 9.5 inches but is cheaper at $399 to $529. It has a 1024X768 resolution and powered by dual core A5 chip. The tablet also comes with a 960X720 back camera. It is also the only one which does not have the application Siri, an intelligent assistant which uses the owners voice to send messages, make calls and set reminders.
The iPad mini actually started the revolution for smaller and handier tablets. It measures 7.87 inches in height and weighs just .68 pounds. The tablet also comes with an LED backlit multi touch display with IPS technology and 1024X768 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Dual Core A5 chip and runs on iOS 7 as well. Prices range between $299 and $429.
The iPad tablets made a huge impact on consumers, probably revolutionizing the whole mobile devices industry. It almost killed the laptop. The tablets also remained true to the brand’s elite image and its classy design and user interface remain to be the standard from which other tablets are based on.
Since its introduction, a lot of critics closed in on the fact that the iPad is a closed system, making it hard to share and download files. The iOS also prevents its users to copy or transfer certain content or file outside Apple’s platform without authorization. This digital rights management has given birth to "jailbreaking" a term used to allow applications not authorized by Apple to run on the iPad. Apple iPad accessories are also quite exclusive and distinct. They can only be connected to your computer or charged using the Lightning or 30-pin USB connectors. The price is also an issue as the tablets continue to be among the most expensive of all tablets in the local market.
Brands/Series for Tablets
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- MY VIEW
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