News tagged ‘Tablet’
Samsung devices are extremely popular in South Korea. Well, this is much due to the fact that one of the world’s biggest smartphone and tablet manufacturer is actually based in this country. Nevertheless, according to the latest research conducted by mobile industry analyst firm Flurry, Apple’s iPhone and iPad still hold about 14% of the market here.
Unlike the new iPad 5 that is expected to become thinner and narrower, the next-gen iPad mini will be a bit thicker in order to accommodate a larger battery. It is the rumored Retina display that forced Apple to increase the dimensions of its 7.9-inch tablet.
Martin Hajek, whose iPhone 5c concepts looked almost like the original Apple devices, has posted a couple of renderings on his website that show something he calls the new iPad Mini S and iPad Mini C.
Apple is expected to unveil its new iPad mini with Retina display very soon. However, it is still unclear when this tablet will be actually released - there’s no exact date. Some say, the company from Cupertino will announce the gadget in October and ship it in some weeks after the media event for reporters, but this is unlikely to happen as Apple is currently experiencing some manufacturing delays.
According to Rhoda Alexander, director of Tablet and Monitor Research at IHS iSuppli, in October Apple will show us only iPad 5. Nothing more. That means the long-expected iPad mini with Retina display is likely to be launched later. Well, at least this is what experts predict.
Images of something very similar to the upcoming iPad 5 schematics have leaked online earlier today. According to
The image suggests the next iPad will measure exactly 169.48 millimeters wide, shaving more than 15 millimeters off the width of the fourth-generation iPad. The document also shows that the height of the device has been slightly reduced, from 241.3 millimeters in the current model to 240 millimeters in the alleged next-generation version.Thickness of the next iPad is also expected to be reduced, going from 9.55 millimeters to 7.5 millimeters, the document claims.
The company from Cupertino is expected to unveil its new tablet this October.
Sonny Dickson has published some photos showing a leaked ‘space grey’ and silver iPad 5. On the images, however, you won’t see the assembled device - only its front and back panels along with some flex cables.
New rumors from the Chinese United Daily News claims that Apple is working with Quanta on a larger iPad. Macrumors report:
Quanta Computer is an Apple supplier responsible for Apple’s current MacBook Airs and an unusual choice for tablet production as those devices are currently produced by suppliers like Foxconn and Pegatron. The report claims, however, that Quanta is aiming to diversify.
This summer WSJ reported that Apple was asking to see prototypes of an iPad measuring slightly less than 13-inches diagonally.
So how would this big iPad look like? Take a look at the mockups below:
Apple has broken another record - over the opening weekend the company managed to sell as many as 9 million units of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. This devices included, there’re now more than 200 million smartphones and tablets running the new iOS 7 in the world. Incredible!
The U.S. government has recently filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). According to The Washington Post, this documents suggests that all the American wireless carriers should unlock all the devices they sell.
According to MacRumors, Microsoft has begun a new trade-in program - if you bring your iPad to one of the company’s retail stores, you will get a $200 gift card. Such promotion is aimed to boost the Microsoft Surface RT and Pro sales, which are very weak now.
Rovio has come up with a new Angry Birds Star Wars 2 gameplay trailer. The long-expected game is said to be released very soon - on September 19th. As to the price, it won’t be higher than $0.99. Here’s what we should expect (via
The new game will tackle the prequels, introducing a wide roster of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters, and letting you play with over 30 of them!
To complement this wide lineup of characters, there will also be a line of over 30 collectable TELEPODS figures from Hasbro. Placing these figures onto your phone or tablet camera will scan your character of choice directly into the game, allowing you to select new characters on the fly.
Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will be available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.
We all know that the new iPhones are just around the corner. What that means is that it is high time someone created a parody on the new devices' welcome video and uploaded it on YouTube. You see, each time Apple releases its new smartphone or tablet, someone shots a clip that makes fun of either gadget itself, or the fans waiting for the release date, or whatever else.
This year is not an exception - below you can see a short iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C introductory video. People, who look almost just like the actual Apple’s engineers and executives (I’m joking, of course), tell us the story about what do the the letters “S” and “C” mean.
I won’t tell you anything more - watch the video yourself.
According to the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to launch the iPad 5 and iPad mini in the last quarter of 2013. Apart from that, Kuo thinks we should expect the arrival of something like a ‘lower cost iPad mini’ in 2014.
A new video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that compares the touch screen digitizer and rear casing of a would-be iPad 5 with the current iPad 4. The parts shown in the video look just like those from the leaked photos published before and prove that the next generation iPad will get the design, which is nearly identical to the one iPad mini has.
The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.
According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).
Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.