Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the TidBITS Content Network for Apple consultants.
Previous: TidBITS 1011 Next: TidBITS 1013

The iPad Arrives

At long last, the orgy of non-stop media speculation is over, and Apple has introduced the iPad, a tablet-sized device that's most easily thought of as a scaled-up iPod touch. Although some models will include 3G data connectivity, it's not a phone. The iPad offers enough enhancements, in addition to its size, that it could take over some key tasks from a MacBook.Show full article

Hands-on Impressions of the iPad

Jeff Carlson and Glenn Fleishman share their impressions of using the iPad during Apple's media event.Show full article

Photo Tour of Apple's iPad Introduction

Our own Jeff Carlson provides a visual tour of what it's like to participate in a major Apple media event: the introduction of the iPad on 27 January 2010.Show full article

iPhone Developer License Points to New Devices?

Adam suggests that a small wording change in the iPhone Developer License Agreement could indicate that Apple's long-range plans include more (and larger) iPhone OS-based devices.Show full article

TidBITS Events at Macworld SF 2010

Come find us at Macworld Expo in San Francisco with this handy list of our appearances!Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 February 2010

Notable software releases this week include Mailplane 2.1.4, Keyboard Maestro 4.0.2, BusyCal 1.2, Aluminum Keyboard Firmware Update 1.1, and PGP Desktop 10.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 1 February 2010

Most of our time last week was taken up with iPad-related writing, but we found the time to check out Fraser Speirs's contention that the iPad is the future of computing, look into the ongoing debate about the proposed Google Books settlement, and note that Google has created a Web app to work around Apple's continuing refusal to approve or deny the Google Voice app. Plus, AT&T admits that its network has problems in New York and San Francisco, and promises to spend an additional $2 billion on improving it.Show full article

Show the full text of all articles