Say goodbye to the “Free Data for Life” iPad promotional deal from T-Mobile. The third biggest wireless carrier in the United States has apparently decided to get rid (albeit quietly) of this special offer first introduced more than three years ago. For those not familiar with this deal, it promised 200 megabytes of cellular data on a monthly basis for owners of new iPad devices who opt to activate their tablets on T-Mobile’s network.
T-Mobile has recently decided to include AppleCare in its device insurance plans (which normally cost $12 per month), absolutely free of charge. According to the number three wireless carrier in the United States, customers who choose to purchase a new iPhone device or an iPad tablet will now be covered under AppleCare if they also opt to sign up for the mobile operator’s Jump! or Premium Device Protection options (more on these two later).
This should be good news to those who like using smaller iPhone devices -- Apple has decided to boost the storage capacity of the iPhone SE, and then bid farewell to the 16 gigabyte edition of the model. Thus, the iPhone SE will now be made available in either 32 gigabyte or 128 gigabyte options, replacing the previous 16 gigabyte and 64 gigabyte editions.
It is no secret that Apple has been sort of struggling when it comes mobile device sales in the last few quarters. For instance, the once ultra-dominant iPhone continues to register declining sales, even during the most recent quarter of this year. The same goes for Apple’s iPad tablets in the past several months, except that in Q3 2016, iPad sales appear to have bounced back -- well at least in terms of market share.
PBS took the opportunity to officially announce its own take on tablets -- the Playtime Pad. Geared for kids and young users, the branded tablet is built by Ematic and will come preinstalled with PBS Kids’ entertainment, which include games, video content (including fun music videos), and more.
Google apparently has plans to release hybrid mobile devices that can be powered by both the Android as well as the Chrome operating system. As indicated in a report published by 9to5Google, these devices are said to include a convertible laptop, plus a Nexus tablet device built by Huawei.
The Pixel C tablet that Google unveiled last year (together with the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P) is kind of hard to top. But it appears that Huawei might be left with no other choice but to try and live up to that device as it teams up with Google in building a new tablet.
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