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Apple rumored to use 'slim bezel display' for 7.85-inch iPad





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Citing sources from Apple's upstream supply chain, DigiTimes reports that Apple will launch a 7.85-inch iPad to compete with smaller tablet models like the Amazon Kindle Fire or Samsung Galaxy Tab. Such tablet will adopt a "slim bezel display," according to a new report.

"Although the 7.85-inch iPads may not adopt Retina displays as in the recently released new iPads, the 7.85-inch model is likely to use IPS/FFS panels from LG Display and probably AU Optronics (AUO)," the report said.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012. 0:00

New iPhoto and iMovie apps can be manually copied to the original iPad



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Apple doesn't support its new iPhoto app, as well as iMovie, on the original iPad. The reason is obvious - the original iPad doesn’t have a camera. But the apps can be installed manually using Apple's iPhone Configuration Utility. iPhoto and iMovie seem to work well enough on the original iPad, although it lacks speed of the iPad 2 and memory of the newest iPad.

To install iMovie and iPhoto to the original iPad you need:

1. to install Apple's free iPhone Configuration Utility, available at http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/enterprise/

2. to buy the apps in iTunes, they'll be within your Music folder under iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications.


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New iPad will start from $499, iPad 2 - from $399



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The New iPad presented today will be available starting from March 16 (preoders start today). The prices are as usual for iPad:

  • New iPad 16G Wi-fi - $499
  • New iPad 32G Wi-fi - $599
  • New iPad 64G Wi-fi - $699
  • New iPad 16G Wi-fi + 3G/LTE - $629
  • New iPad 32G Wi-fi + 3G/LTE - $729
  • New iPad 64G Wi-fi + 3G/LTE - $829


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Thursday, March 8th, 2012. 1:22

New iPad 3 vs iPad 2 spec comparison: what's new?



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Apple recently presented New iPad. No new name like iPad 3 or iPad HD as we expected earlier - just New iPad.
Let's compare the specs between iPad 2 and this New iPad:


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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012. 23:46

Apple next-generation iPad liveblog



11:23AM - That’s it!


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Apple to reportedly double 'iPad 3' RAM to 1GB



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A hacker and iPhone jailbreaker known as "Chronic" suggests that Apple will increase the RAM in its upcoming iPad model. Leaked debug photos purportedly from Apple's third-generation iPad show that the device will sport 1GB of RAM, double the amount of its predecessor iPad 2 that carries 512MB of RAM, the same amount as the iPhone 4.

Leaked debug photos allegedly of Apple's next iPad that surfaced last month showed a line of code that read "vm_page_bootstrap: 244276 free pages and 8396 wired pages." By multiplying the number of free pages by the size of a page (4,096 bytes), the developer deduced that the device would have 1GB of RAM.


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Apple Is Working On New Enhanced Smart Cover For iPad 3 And Glass-Backed iPhone 5



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iLounge reports, citing "repeatedly reliable source" , that Apple is working on a new Smart Cover-like case for iPad 3. While the Smart Cover is said to still work with the upcoming iPad, the company is reportedly working on a new iPad 3 case with a front panel similar to Smart Cover and a rear shell ensuring the protection for the entire device.


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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012. 1:24

iPad 3 prices will remain the same



There were rumors that iPad 3 will cost $70-80 more than iPad 2. Now we have different rumors - 9to5Mac has heard from a reliable source that Apple will keep iPad 3 pricing the same as previous iPads:

We've gotten word that iPad pricing is going to be the same across the board as the current iPad 2 models which should be no big surprise given Apple's history – they rarely raise prices. Even better, some countries with currencies doing better than the US dollar should expect to see marginal drops in prices.

That means that iPad 3 will probably start at $499 for 16G WiFi model. This is not official numbers, but good rumors anyway.

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They have managed to get Model Numbers for iPad 3:


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Monday, March 5th, 2012. 2:58

New iPad 3 Front Glass Photos Show Black and White Options, Home Button



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Last week Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo published photos of what was claimed to be the front glass and digitizer assembly for the iPad 3. These parts are almost similar to the iPad 2 ones.  But there are some minor differences in the ribbon cable that is attached to the component.

Repair Labs has now obtained these parts in both black and white. What might mean that Apple will indeed offer at least some models of the iPad 3 in both colors.


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Friday, March 2nd, 2012. 16:24

Apple Plans To Release 8 GB iPad 2 Alongside 16 GB And 32 GB iPad 3



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DigiTimes reports that Apple is going to release a new 8 GB iPad 2 alongside the iPad 3 next week, presumably seeking to cut costs to make the model as affordable as possible while differentiating the model from the iPad 3. Apple used similar strategy for the last generations of iPhones, where it has discontinues 16 GB and 32 GB iPhones being updated and introduced an 8 GB iPhone as a low-end option for users.


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Apple Issues Invitations for iPad 3 Media Event on March 7



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On Tuesday Apple sent out official invitations for the iPad 3 media event which indeed will be held next Wednesday, March 7, in San Francisco. In fact, the invitation itself could even be a picture of the new iPad display. The image does show a very crisp iPad screen that could be a higher resolution than the current iPad 2.

The March 7 event will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif., the same place the last two iPad unveilings have been held. The invitation features a finger pushing down on an iOS calendar icon with March 7 as the date.

"We have something you really have to see. And touch," the invitation reads.


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Rear Shell Of iPad 3 Measures In At 9,5 mm, Just 0,8 Thicker Than iPad 2



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While comparison pictures of the rear shells of the iPad 3 and iPad 2 have shown that the new model has slightly increased thickness and some reports have noted that difference is about 1mm, no exact measurement had been made to quantify the exact dimensions of the new model.


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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012. 21:51

Rumors: iPad 3 will cost $70-80 more than iPad 2



Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo published some new rumors about future iPad 3. They managed to get price information for the new Apple tablet.

iPad 3 will probably cost a bit more compared to iPad 2:

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The headings are labled left to right: "Apple iPad Model", "iPad 2 US Price", "iPad 3 US Price", "iPad 3 RMB equivalent price". The final column is calculated on the exchange rate.


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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012. 0:24

Apple is working two chips - enhanced A5 chip (A5X) and completely new A6



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Apple is working on both an enhanced A5 (A5X) chip and a new A6 chip, according to 9to5Mac.

The site noticed that the original iPad's A4 chip was called S5L8930X, the iPad 2's A5 chip was called the S5L8940X, and the recently leaked A5X chip was labeled as S5L8945X. Going from the A4 to the A5 chip saw a jump of 10 in the labeling but going from the A5 to the A5X only had a jump of 5. Thus, the site surmised that the A6 should consequently be called the S5L8950X.

Now evidence of an S5L8950X (A6) chip has been found in the iOS 5.1 beta:


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Monday, February 27th, 2012. 22:57

Apple rumored to be secretly shipping 'iPad 3' as Best Buy cuts iPad 2 by $50



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Meijer, a regional big-box retailer in the U.S., slashed the price of the 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi by $70, and Best Buy has begun offering $50 off every iPad 2 model. These facts could, however, suggest that Foxconn is already preparing to ship the device's third-generation successor to Apple in the United States.

The alleged secret shipments from Foxconn were revealed in a shipping manifest from Apple.pro revealed this weekend, which shows a series of shipments scheduled to begin delivery in the U.S. no later than March 9. The mystery orders arriving from Chengdu, China, are said to be under high security. A source from Foxconn's Chengdu plant reportedly indicated that the shipment is for "Apple's latest products."


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, February 27th, 2012. 21:01