Report Says: iPad Mini Gains As the Preferred “Kids’ Tablet” After the Holidays

Ever since the release of iPad Mini, the critics have never left it alone. It was either blamed for the high rate with limited features or constantly got compared with the competitive tablets, making iPad Mini a waste of your money. This has been a big blow for Apple, as even iPhone 5 did not bring miracles for the company. While most of the tech audience believed that Steve Jobs took the magic of Apple to the grave, iPad Mini finally showed development after the 2012 Christmas holidays.

Recently, KinderTown – one of the best educational applications finder for kids of preschool and kindergarten released a shocker; iPad Mini went from a drastic to a yet extremely impressive increase in sales after the Christmas holidays. Later, it was illustrated that the app installment in iPad mini was mainly of those apps that are ideally made for kids in preschool and kindergarten. Much after the hit, KinderTown suggested to a lot of parents that they should invest in this particular slate for their young and emerging kids.

Apple iPad Mini

Created with the motive to fulfill the mission of children in their studies, KinderTown pulled a data from across 200,000 users to draw insights about the device, keeping in mind the usage of it for preschool children. They used their app known as KinderTown app – an app that stands as a substitute for Apple’s App Store, but it only features those apps that are kid-friendly in nature. Price, category, preferred age and educational value of a particular app are mentioned under each app. Since parents use KinderTown App to buy and find apps for their kids, these are usually found in the entire range of devices that are used by children.

The company shared that the users of KinderTown apps on every device changes week-to-week in normal rate; but after the Christmas holidays ended, the week wasn’t normal for the company. When the year’s biggest and happiest gift-giving day ended, iPad mini went through a sweeping increase in sales. Of course, this was a big shocker as only we expect such increase from a new device.

Approximately, the increase was more than 270% than the previous sales and usage. Looking closely to what the company said, it was apparent that aside from iPad mini, even iPod Touch – 4thor 5th generations and the new iPad – 4th generations also saw big boots of success. However, from all the 3 big hits, KinderTown parents were and still are preferring iPad mini over the old and new iPad. The company also noted that the older versions of iPads are in considerations as the parents pass down their old devices to their kids when they get a newer one. This indicated the increase in usage of iPad 1 after the Christmas holidays.

From the data provided, KinderTown users in total preferred and used iPad mini over the latest iPad. This is proven by the post-Christmas breakdown; when iPad mini’s usage amplified by 270%, on the other hand, iPad 4th Generation’s got on 190% increase.

The conclusion by the company KinderTown was that iPad Mini is now being purchased at a rate that is faster than before. Does this mean that Apple is back on the track?

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Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson Interview From 60 Minutes

For those of you no time to read Steve’s biography which is coming out today, well earlier on Kindle, can watch the 60 minutes interview on CBS. CBS posted the interview online in 2 parts with some rare photos. You also get hear some of the recordings of Walter that he made from his 40 interview with Steve while writing the Biography.

Here is the link: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/23/the-full-walter-isaacsonsteve-jobs-interview-from-60-minutes/

An Icon has past away, RIP Steve Jobs

Photo of Steve JobsApples founder Steve Jobs, one of the greatest CEO of all time and a true visionary has passed away. He was suffering from a rare type of pancreatic cancer. His death is a great loss to the world. He has touched so many peoples lives with his innovation, passion for work and creative genius.

Any sort of cancer is not a good news for anyone. Everyone knew the outlook for him was not good. But we had hoped he would be among us a bit longer and never thought it would be so quick.

Even though you are gone, but you will be among us through you work. You will be missed. RIP Steve Jobs.

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/

 

 

Apple Announces iPhone 4S, iOS 5, and iCloud

After all the drama and rumor mill about iPhone 5, apple has announced the new iPhone 4 refresh with iOS5 and the new cloud based services.

The new phone which have both black and white version will have dual core A5 cpu with  a GPU and a 8 mega pixel camera. The baseband redio will support both CDMA and GSM networks.

The full specs:

Chassis
4.5″ x 2.31″ x 0.37″
Weight: 4.9 oz.

Display
3.5″ (960 x 640)
800:1 contrast ratio
500 cd/m2 max brightness

Camera

8-megapixel camera
Autofocus
Face detection in still images
LED flash
Video recording, HD (1080p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
Video stabilization
Front camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
Photo and video geotagging

Wireless
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (2.4GHz only for N)
Bluetooth 4.0
AGPS

Find out more here