News tagged ‘Tablet’
iPad mini with Retina display is finally on sale. One can purchase Apple’s new 7.9-inch tablet via Online Apple Store right now. Today’s release is a big surprise as the company from Cupertino hasn’t previously announced the exact launch date. All we knew was that the second-gen iPad mini will hit stores “in November” - nothing more.
According to Chinese sources, Foxconn is now testing a brand new iPad with an enormous screen. Whether this information is legitimate or not is still unclear, however, insiders claim that such a device may be actually unveiled next year. Well, if to speak about me, I don’t think Apple will release the larger iPad soon. But who knows, anything may happen.
According to the poll conducted by analyst Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald, 73% out of 106 early iPad Air buyers he interviewed at Apple Stores in New York City, were upgrading from older tablet models. Only 27% were new to Apple’s iPad.
According to PiperJaffray latest survey, 75% of the US early iPad Air purchasers already own an iPad. Only 58% of the last year’s iPad mini purchasers owned an iPad. What is the reason for such different figures?
iFixit team has recently torn apart Apple’s new iPad Air to see what’s new inside. They’ve found out that the entire tablet construction resembles such of the iPad mini; moreover, there’re some internal parts shared with the iPhone 5s.
According to recent rumors, the company from Cupertino has asked Samsung to help in manufacture of Retina displays for the new iPad mini that is expected to be launched soon. Apple’s current partners - Sharp and LG Display - can’t cope with production volumes; this results in supply constraints.
iPad Air is now available for all those who live in the USA. What’s interesting is that all the models can be picked up directly from the store, at least for now. Looks like the first batch of the devices won’t be sold out immediately, like in Hong-Kong yesterday, but its Apple, anything can happen.
Performance analytics firm called Primate Labs has tested Apple’s iPad Air and estimated that this device is about 90% faster than its predecessor iPad 4.
The Apple A7 processor, which can be found inside of the new tablet, is similar to the chip used in the iPhone 5s, but in fact, it is 100MHz faster.
Announced on Tuesday, a non-Retina Space Gray iPad mini starts hitting Apple Retail Stores.
Apple has just announced the new full-sized tablet - iPad Air - and the second generation iPad mini with Retina display. Both devices will be available only in November, probably due to some issues with suppliers. Anyway, let’s take a quick look at the new Apple’s tablets.
According to the latest
Now some figures - 7 days after the initial launch, there has been 3.3 active iPhone 5s’ for each iPhone 5c in the world. Things have changed since that time and what we have today is 2.3 iPhone 5s units for each 5c sold. Looks like people have finally understood that the plastic iPhone is a pretty functional device for its price.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released another report; it contains some predictions that deal with Apple’s iPad media event, which is set for October 22nd. The analyst is famous for his precise predictions, so you’d better read what he expects from the company from Cupertino (via
Sharp will start production of IGZO displays for smartphones at its Kameyama Plant Number 2 by the end of this year. This means that the next generation iPhone as well as the iPad and iPad mini may get a new and a lot better screen - especially since Sharp says it will continue working on IGZO technology in order to use it in production of displays for tablets, notebooks and other portable devices.
Here’s what DigiTimes reports:
Using 8G glass substrates, Sharp will be the first company in the world to achieve commercial production of high-definition LCD panels for smartphones, the company said. The highly efficient production levels achievable with 8G glass substrates will be made possible by an optimized production process as well as by IGZO technology's ability to enable smaller thin-film transistors and increased light transmittance.
Apple’s second-gen iPad mini with Retina display is expected to be an extremely popular device among customers. Some experts even claim that the new 7.9-inch tablet can easily outsell the full-sized iPad 5, which is likely to be released October 22.