The rumor mill has been working overtime as Apple kicks off its iPad roundup event today. So, what can you anticipate from the new iPad and iPad mini?
For the most part both devices will resemble their predecessor, but what else do you expect? “What are they supposed to do, add wings and make it fly?” Colin Gillis, senior tech analyst at BCG Financial, told CNN Money. “It’s a tablet. There’s only so much you can do.”
With that being said, there are a few rumors flying around about additional iPad features:
- Faster processing chip — the A7 chip that’s now in the iPhone 5S
- Upgraded front and back cameras
- Fingerprint recognition scanner and software recently debuted on the iPhone 5S
Although not much has changed with these iPads, what happens with every Apple release? Old models come flooding in to be traded, donated or sold for a new one.
However, if you do plan on picking up the latest iPad and ditching the old device, be sure to sell or donate to an organization with an electronics recycling or refurbishment program. Used devices have the chance at a second life when properly refurbished and resold.
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If your device is unable to be refurbished or repaired, recycling is the next best thing! As a matter of fact, this infographic shows Google searches for “iPhone recycling” coincide and have been growing with every new iPhone release and I’m sure the same goes with iPad releases. Apple isn’t the only one coming out with new tablets. Microsoft and Nokia will also be debuting their models. How do you choose the right tablet for you?
Apple is the standard to beat, for now at least. With each new release, the devices become thinner and faster. These iPads may even be equipped with a fingerprint sensor for more data security. Most notably, the mini tablet is expected to get a Retina display, significantly upgrading the resolution of its screen. Overall, Apple markets its iPads as versatile devices that can be used for both work and play.
For the Surface, Microsoft set out to go above and beyond iPad capabilities. Microsoft, for example, is largely going after professionals by offering tablets that double as PCs for a real computing experience.
Late in the game, Nokia is releasing the Lumia tablet. A low price accompanied by a large screen is sure to attract enough interest.
Let’s not forget Samsung tablets, which offer PC-like multitasking capablities. Samsung sells a large variety of tablets, some that include a stylus for drawing and taking notes, to cater to different professions and interests.
Although there are a number of different tablet options, consumers seem to mainly gravitate toward Apple brand, as show in the graph below.