Thinner, lighter iPad Air also cheaper for Apple to make

The 32-gigabyte version of the iPad Air costs Apple only an additional US$8.40 to make than the 16GB model yet sells for US$100 more, IHS estimates. Photo: EPA

Apple seems to have trimmed the bill for making its latest iPad along with the tablet computer’s width and weight.

The iPad Air that sells for US$499 costs Apple US$274 to make, based on an analysis released on Tuesday by the research firm IHS.

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013, 12:42pm

Apple's revamped iOS receives mixed reception from consumers

Apple's Craig Federighi introduces new Apple iOS7 features during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Photo: Xinhua

Apple’s “minor” overhaul to its mobile operating system, the most major re-design since the iPhone’s first release in 2007, was met with mixed reviews on Tuesday.

12 Jun 2013 - 5:35pm

Man up - Get that iPad case

Man up - Get that iPad case

It’s always been a mystery to me how any man who does not want to look like he got dressed in a power cut can manage without a handbag.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:54pm

Aluminium listing to raise HK$1.22b in city

PanAsialum's chairman and CEO Marcus Pan has overseen a surge in revenue, propelled by his firm's supply of iPad casings. Photo: May Tse

PanAsialum, a major manufacturer of aluminium casings for Apple's iPad, plans to raise up to HK$1.22 billion from an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, the Shenzhen-based company said yesterday.

23 Jan 2013 - 3:55am

Briefs, January 19, 2013

Charles Lee Yeh-kwong was appointed as a non-executive director of Cheung Kong.

China discovered more than 1.4 billion tonnes of new proven oil reserves last year, its third-highest annual haul ever, while its proven reserves of natural gas rose by a record of nearly 900 billion cubic metres over the year, the Ministry of Land and Resources said.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

Apple sees China becoming biggest market

Apple's CEO Tim Cook (right) talks with a staff at an Apple store in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping district during his visit in China, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, on his second visit to China in a year, said he expects the country to surpass the United States as the technology giant’s largest market, state media reported.

11 Jan 2013 - 6:13pm

Talking points

China gets a bite of Apple's latest

PICC Group lists in Hong Kong

Mainland non-life insurer PICC Group lists on the Hong Kong stock market in an offering that was more than 16 times oversubscribed, boosted by record buy orders from state-controlled firms. Despite the support, People's Insurance Company (Group) of China priced its shares at the bottom end of the indicative range, at HK$3.48.


7 Dec 2012 - 4:22am

Jury convicts US man in iPad data breach case

AT&T admitted it had a security weak spot which exposed e-mail addresses of iPad users who used its 3G wireless service, but says it is now fixed. Photo: Xinhua

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a man of illegally gaining access to AT&T’s servers and stealing more than 120,000 e-mail addresses of iPad users including those of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

21 Nov 2012 - 11:39am

Apple’s tablet sales fall to 50pc of market share

A happy customer shows off his newly purchased iPad mini, Apple’s first foray into the smaller-tablet segment, in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

Apple’s share of the market for tablet computers fell to 50 per cent in the third quarter as the iPad faced more competition from Android devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy tablets and Google’s Nexus 7.

6 Nov 2012 - 5:54pm