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No matter how much the public tries to predict Apple's next move, the tech giant showed it still has a few tricks up its sleeve when it released the new iPad Air, not the iPad 5. Apple also made a big splash with its release of the iPad Mini with Retina Display, but how much of that is style and how much is substance?
iPad 4 versus iPad Air
The iPad Air does come lighter and thinner than its predecessors, but with the ink barely dried, camps are already sharply divided over whether or not this model is better than previous ones.
Having been struck with a craving for remarkably decadent chocolate, I was compelled to make my way across the street to the local gas station. Truth be told, and no great surprise here, they don’t sell decadent chocolate at my local gas station. Indeed the average lunch purchase consists of 2 hot dogs, a 20oz Mountain Dew and a pack of Camels. Our little warehouse is located in a salty area of town which is about as likely to produce Fran’s delectable Salted Caramels as it is to have a bullet free night. But I was desperate, so Milk Duds it was and I sauntered back to my pseudo cubical.
The new iPad Air has been released and it is nothing short of stunning. Heavenly, salted caramels stunning. Then comes the case, a so called Smart Cover. iPad Air with it’s sublimely slender profile and pristinely clear retina screen, encased in plastic. I think I just choked on my milk duds. You might as well encase the Mona Lisa in a cheap Walmart frame.
When you invest in the iPad Air, you are purchasing technology, but you are investing in an experience. That’s why it only makes sense to commission a craftsman to build a case which enhances the experience. Fortunately for you, we shouldered the commissioning fee, hired the craftsman and designed cases that will entice your senses and embellish your persona.
At Pad & Quill we’ve covered all the bases. Want something self-propping? Try our Contega or Contega Linen for iPad Air. Our lightest, most durable propping case to date. Over the top luxury your style? The Aria is the case for you. Frankly doesn’t get more beautiful then french hemmed seams and full grain leather. You’re a minimalist at heart, then the brand new Walden series is in your wheel house. You prefer a blank canvas? We hand the design tools over to you with our Author’s Series. And, if you have been with Pad & Quill from the beginning and love our moleskin-ish journal, we’ve treeked the Octavo to match the utility and grace of the new Air.
Yes, it was just Halloween. Yes, the kid came home with 37 pounds of Milk Duds and assorted candy. There comes a time though, when calorie balance matters, when the plastic case really needs to be relegated to walks at the dog park and when you owe it to yourself to indulge your finer affections.
by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
Seems like every time you buy the latest and greatest, a newer version gets released in the next couple of months and suddenly your shiny new toy is yesterday's news. If you're thinking about buying a new iPad, you might be better off waiting a month or two for the iPad 5. Unlike the minor upgrade from the iPad 3 to the iPad 4, the iPad 5 is rumored to be a big step up from the iPad 4.
Although the screen size for the iPad 5 will be the same as previous generations, the lighter weight and more compact size will make it feel more along the lines of the iPad mini. With consumers expecting lighter, smaller devices, the pressure is on for manufacturers to create slimmer designs without compromising performance or battery life.
Rumors run anywhere from 25% to 33% lighter than the iPad 4. A big factor in the weight and size change is with a thinner glass panel (0.2mm instead of 0.25mm).
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Apple is borrowing from the touch-panel technology for the iPad mini in order to make the iPad 5 thinner and lighter. Rather than the glass-based touch panel used by previous iPad models, the new iPad 5 will use the film-based touch panel featured in the iPad mini.
Just this month, photos appeared showing parts that were claimed to be a genuine front panel and digitizer for the next generation iPad. The photos appear to confirm the rumors that the iPad 5 will be smaller and thinner in size compared to the previous iPad models.
Since the iPad 5 will be thinner than the other models, you might need to update some of your accessories if you originally owned an older iPad model. Older keyboards, iPad cases, and other accessories may not be compatible with the new iPad 5.
Take your iPad with you wherever you go with an iPad case from Pad & Quill. Our iPad cases are built to perfection, with tight fitting that keeps your iPad secure while still allowing access to all ports. Get free shipping when you purchase an additional case or accessory!
by Esther P., Pad & Quill Techster
It's that time of year again. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils and the satisfaction of slipping a stack of crisp folders into a brand new backpack are back to haunt school-age kids and instill nostalgia in those of us without a 3-month summer vacation anymore. For students headed to college, however, getting ready for back to school means a lot more than just pencils, folders, and backpacks. Dorm bedding, laundry baskets, and bath towels are also on the list…along with a laptop or tablet for doing homework outside the computer lab or taking notes in class.
With tablets gaining in popularity, college students are now faced with the decision of choosing whether to buy an iPad or a MacBook Air for college. One is ultra-mobile and fun with a long battery life, while the other is more powerful for bulky software (like Adobe PhotoShop) and easier to use for multi-tasking.
Why an iPad?
When you're carrying around a load of textbooks in your backpack, the last thing you want to do is add the extra weight and bulk of a laptop. An iPad, on the other hand, is so light that you'll barely notice it's there. Plus it takes up less space in your bag.
Since the battery life lasts much longer than a MacBook Air, you can use an iPad for taking notes, keeping track of homework assignments, and Skyping with friends all day without recharging. The iPad is cheaper then a MacBook Air, and if you can buy or rent digital versions of your textbooks, you'll save even more money.
Why a MacBook Air?
Although a MacBook Air is more expensive than an iPad, it's also a better workhorse when it comes to multi-tasking, using advanced software, and working on spreadsheets or reports. The ability to work locally as well as cloud compute is a bonus—along with the ability to connect easily to almost any printer.
The MacBook Air is faster and more powerful than the iPad. With a bigger screen and built-in keyboard, it's easier to write papers, do research on the web, and switch between multiple tabs and screens. If you're studying graphic design or computer programming, the MacBook Air is a no-brainer, since you'll need the capacity for Adobe design software or programming suites.
The MacBook Air will also prove to be more functional when you're out in the real world and working on spreadsheets, completing data forms, and filling out reports for your employer. As a long-term investment, the MacBook Air proves superior to the iPad when it comes to functional (rather than primarily recreational) use.
Make your first day on campus a good one with a MacBook Air case or an iPad case from Pad & Quill. Our sleek, sophisticated cases protect your device without cramping your style. Get free shipping when you purchase any other case or accessory!