ICYMI: iPad haters’ initial complaints seem ridiculous 5 years on

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Hater's gonna hate. Cover design: Stephen Smith
Hater's gonna hate. Cover design: Stephen Smith

This week, Luke details all the ways those original iPad haters were utterly wrong on the fifth anniversary of Apple’s category-busting tablet, Luke has a sneak peek at the stunning mural for a new Apple retail store in Chongqing, China, Evan takes us into the bizarre world of the latest Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell game, Buster slams through the seven biggest reveals in Apple’s record-smashing quarterly earning’s call, and Rob writes up five super easy tips to master iPhone, with a huge assist from video auteur, Stephen Smith.

Be sure to catch all of these stories and many more in this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine, available for free right now.

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iPad haters’ initial complaints seem ridiculous 5 years on

When Steve Jobs introduced the original iPad five years ago in 2010, many comments were negative. Now that we’ve seen the power of the category-defining iOS device, however, it’s fun to go back and look at just how wrong those people were.

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Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

Apple shows off stunning mural for its new Chongqing store

Amidst plans to open 25 new retail stores in the country by 2016, Apple showed off a new video showing a new mural outside its upcoming second Apple store in Chongqing, set to open at 10am local time on January 31.

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Photo: Deep Silver
Photo: Deep Silver

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell delivers devilish fun and awesome superpowers

Here’s Deep Silver’s expansion of 2013’s Saints Row IV, but one that won’t make you own the main game. It’s weird fun, and will give you six to eight extra hours of story play along with a bunch more open-world gameplay. Not bad for 20 bucks.

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Photos: Apple
Photos: Apple
Photo: Apple

7 biggest revelations from Apple’s historic earnings call

Apple closed its earnings call this week after announcing an unprecedented 74.5 million iPhone sales to go along with $74.6 billion in revenue and $18 billion in profits, breaking the record for the most money made by a corporation in history. We take a look beyond the cash to some surprising revelations during the call itself.

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Photo: Stephen Smith
Photo: Stephen Smith

5 super-quick iPhoto tips to make your photos even better

While we wait for the delayed Photos app, there are still little tips and tricks for Apple’s “digital shoebox,” iPhoto. We take you through five super useful ones with a slick video at the end, too. Huzzah!

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