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iPad Mini Display Is 'Very Capable', But Android Competitors Are Better





The discussion about the new iPad mini has mainly revolved around its display, which is said to account for 43% of the total cost of manufacturing. The display is reportedly based on a new "GF2" technology which allows for thinner display, but it lacks Retina-level resolution to which users have become accustomed in the new iPad and iPhone.


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Pentagon plans to purchase over 162K Apple iOS and Android devices



The United States Department of Defense plans to revise and expand its security infrastructure by replacing BlackBerry devices with iPhone and the iPad from Apple, as well as with some selected smartphones and tablets running Android OS. The plan was revealed in the document published in this month which offered the solution to ensure the safety of Apple and Android devices, BlackBerry and Windows products, reports Bloomberg.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. 23:32

Apple Announced New iPad With A6X Chip And Lightning Connector



Сегодня на медиа-конференции Apple представила обновлённую модель полноразмерного iPad с более быстрым процессором A6X и коннектором Lightning. Новый чип имеет в два раза большую производительность графического и центрального процессоров, по сравнению с предыдущим чипом. При этом новый iPad имеет такой же дизайн и обеспечивает те же 10 часов работы от батареи, как и предыдущий iPad. Apple также добавила в новый iPad поддержку множества дополнительных международных операторов LTE-сетей.


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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 0:33

Apple introduced iPad mini: 7.9-inch, 7.2mm thick, 10-hour battery life, starting at $329



Today Apple Senior Vice President Philip Schiller announced the new iPad mini.

iPad Mini is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than iPad 3. It is just 7.2mm thin, and weights 0.68 pounds. The new iPad mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, A5 CPU, FaceTime HD and 5MP iSight cameras, 10 hours of battery life, fast 802.11n 150 Mbps Wifi and worldwide LTE. iPad mini features the same number of pixels (1024 x 768) as the original iPad and iPad 2, so it is possible to run and use all 270000 apps designed specifically for iPad. The best part is that you can hold in one hand.

The iPad Mini price starts from $329 for 16GB Wifi model up tp $659 for 64Gb WiFi+3G/4G:


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Live iPad Mini Launch Coverage



Sorry, only in Russian here.

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Apple will host a media event scheduled for October 23rd. Apple is expected to show us the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini, new iMac, new 13-inch Retina MacBook and new Mac Mini.

October 23 at 10:00 am PT Apple will introduce new devices. We expect the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini, new iMac, new 13-inch Retina MacBook and new Mac Mini.

Live coverage begins Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30 am PT.




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iPhone 5 Drop Tests Showed Durable Screen And Casing



With the today’s launch of the iPhone 5, a number of companies are performing benchmarks and tests on the new iPhone. It is common practice to perform a series of drop tests with any new iPhone to find out how well it withstood the common falls.


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Friday, September 21st, 2012. 21:00

Previously-Thought NFC Chip in iPhone 5 is Earpiece Speaker



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The latest pictures of the rumored next-generation iPhone published on Thursday by Sonny Dickson offer a look at a mysterious internal component located next to the earpiece. Some analysts suggested that the unknown component could be the NFC chip. But last week, the well-connected Jim Dalrymple of The Loop reported that Apple's next iPhone will not feature NFC technology, sometimes known as radio frequency identification, or RFID.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, September 7th, 2012. 0:58

Apple's OS X passes Windows Vista in worldwide usage



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The latest monthly data of desktop operating shares from Net Applications shows that total Web usage of Apple's OS X operating system has exceeded Microsoft's Windows Vista. Microsoft's Windows Vista fell in August to 6.15 percent of tracked Web usage. Meanwhile, Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, grew to 1.34 percent.


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Apple Will Seek Bans On A Number Of Samsung Mobile Devices



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Following Apple’s 1 billion win against Samsung in court trial last week, Apple has specified which Samsung devices it will try to ban. The Verge published Apple’s list which includes ban requests for Galaxy S 2 for AT&T, Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Skyrocket, Galaxy S Showcase, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy Prevail, the S2 on T-Mobile and Droid Charge.

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2012. 0:32

Apple Has Licensed Some Of Its iOS Design Patents To Microsoft



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According to The Verge's report, today in Apple vs. Samsung trial Apple’s director of Patent Licensing & Strategy Boris Teksler testified that Apple has licensed some of its design and technical patents to Microsoft, but the cross-licensing agreement includes “anti-cloning” provisions. Teksler stated:


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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012. 1:13

Court documents allegedly show Samsung copied iPhone icons



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A new portion of the documents presented to the court by Apple as a part of the legal battle between Apple and Samsung show Samsung's proprietary home-screen icon designs are nearly identical to that of the iPhone's. As far as you know, Apple registered the most part of their icons as trademarks in 2010 that means that Apple accuses Samsung of another infringement of the iPhone-maker’s patents.


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Eddy Cue Tried To Persuade Steve Jobs That 7-Inch iPad Should Be Released



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On an earnings call conference in October 2010, Steve Jobs addressed the Android-based competitors of iPad that were appearing on the market, noting that screens of the majority of these tablets were 45% as large as the 9.7-inch iPad display and that iPad has the minimum necessary display for acceptable user experience.


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Saturday, August 4th, 2012. 13:44

Google And Apple Joined Separate Alliances In Bidding For Kodak Patents



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Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal reports that two separate groups have formed in order to bid for the collection of patents owned by a Kodak that is currently in bankruptcy.

Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.


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Saturday, July 28th, 2012. 12:19

iPad's Share of Tablet Market Hits 68% in 2Q 2012



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Apple announced that 17 million iPads were sold during the second calendar quarter of 2012. A research firm Strategy Analytics claims that Apple captured 68.3% of the global tablet market comparing with 62% in the year-ago quarter. That is the company's highest share in nearly two years.

Apple shipped a robust 17.0 million iPads worldwide and maintained its strong market leadership with 68 percent share during the second quarter of 2012. Apple continued to shrug off the much-hyped threat from Android and the iPad’s global tablet share is at its highest level since Q3 2010. [...]


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, July 26th, 2012. 22:59

Smaller iPad Costing "Significantly Less" Than $499 Coming This Fall, According to NYT



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The New York Times sources confirmed previous rumors about launch of the iPad mini that would cost "significantly less than the latest $499 iPad" when it debuts later this year.

According to analysts and executives in the technology industry, the smaller iPad is part of an Apple strategy to garner and retain a larger marketshare by introducing a variety of tablet sizes. The publication notes the Cupertino-based company used a similar model with the iPod line which now ranges from the iPod shuffle to the iPod classic.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, July 16th, 2012. 23:54