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iPad mini is more strongest than Nexus 7 and 3-rd generation iPad





An informal test of strength performed by the third-party warranty firm showed that despite the extremely slim body, the new iPad mini is stronger than the Google Nexus 7 and the third-generation iPad.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, November 5th, 2012. 20:58

Apple is going to ship 850K iPad minis in first week of sales



Since the first shipment of the pre-orders for the iPad mini has already sold, tablets hit records wholesale and retail sales. About 850,000 units will be sold in first week of salesIn a report, obtained by AppleInsider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that in the first week of sales Apple may ship about 850,000 iPad mini, based on a check of the supply chain and logistical considerations, such as transportation.


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Sunday, November 4th, 2012. 14:56

Phil Schiller Confirmed iPad Mini Carries Stereo Speakers



Diagram from the iPad mini tech specification page

It seems that iPad mini launch this Friday will mark the first time an iOS device includes stereo speakers. It appears that Apple’s transition to the new Lightning connector has left sufficient space for one more speaker on the bottom edge of the tablet, though the company decided not to include additional speaker to the iPad 4. Until now iPad models only included a single speaker grille.


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Thursday, November 1st, 2012. 1:46

iPad 4 Reviews: Faster, Lightning Port, Better Camera



Along with the iPad mini, Apple will release another new iPad model on November 2 – four-generation iPad. The embargo on reviews has been lifted, but they include no real surprises. The iPad 4 launched only seven months after the iPad 3 release.


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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012. 15:52

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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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. 23:32

Apple forecast to sell 102M iPads, 194M iPhones in 2013



About 100 million iPads were sold in the first two and a half years. Apple is going to sell another 100 million, but already in 12-month period, thanks to the launch of the iPad mini. Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity predicted that Apple will sell 101.6 million iPads in 2013. Judging by this, Apple will own 58.4 percent of the total tablet market. The prediction became known after Apple revealed that iPad sales had exceeded 100 million.


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Tuesday, October 30th, 2012. 22:34

Apple Posted ‘Samsung Did Not Copy iPad Design’ Statement On Its UK Site



As ordered by a UK court, Apple posted a link with the text "Samsung / Apple UK judgment" on its U.K. website. The notice acknowledges that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices had not infringed on the design of iPad. In the beginning of the notice Apple said:


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Friday, October 26th, 2012. 14:52

Tim Cook: iPad Mini Priced “Aggressively”



Yesterday Apple hold a fourth quarter earnings call where CEO Tim Cook explained the company's pricing philosophy for the iPad mini.

When we set out to build it, we didn't set out to build a small, cheap tablet. We set out to build a smaller iPad that offered the full iPad experience. The difference between us and the competition is profound. 35% larger screen than 7" tablets. 2 great cameras. Fastest communications with dual bank Wi-Fi. Fit and finish of our precision enclosure is breathtaking when held in your hands. That's what we've done, the iPad mini has higher costs and gross margin is significantly below our corporate average. Height of the cost curve, but we want to make a large number and we're going to work to try to get down the cost curve and get more efficient with manufacturing as we've done with our other products.


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Friday, October 26th, 2012. 14:12

Touchscreen Production Issues Contributed To iPad Mini Pricing



Digitimes reports that one of the main reasons that Apple was unwilling or unable to release the iPad mini with the price below $329 is difficulties with production of touchscreens as Apple switches to new "GF2 Dito" technology. The report notes:


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Friday, October 26th, 2012. 0:55

iPad Resales Increased 700-1000%



As MarketWatch reports, websites specializing in device resales saw enormous increase in iPad interest after Apple's media event yesterday, with submission for resale rising 700-1000 percent. Chief gadget officer at Gazelle.com Anthony Scarsella said:


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Thursday, October 25th, 2012. 0:56

iPad mini gets Siri but iPad 2 still left without



The new iPad mini is compatible with Apple's Siri voice recognizing assistant, however the iPad 2 still won't be able to access the feature. It seems that Siri will never make it to the iPad 2, as the tablet was only mentioned in passing in a brief a comparison to the new iPad mini. It is unclear why Apple decided to once again pass over the iPad 2, though it could mean that Apple may axe the product from the tablet line as it is more expensive and less capable than its newly-released sibling. Moreover, the mini-model of the iPad has the same screen resolution as the 9.7-inch iPad 2's.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 23:35

Phil Schiller Defends Pricing On iPad Mini



With the iPad mini’s pricing starting at $329, some people were disappointed that Apple was unable or unwilling to release the tablet at approximately $249. With rival 7-inch tablets selling at about $199, some observers believe that Apple left too big pricing gap for potential tablet buyers.


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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. 21:43

Photos show iPad and iPad mini Lightning connectors



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A pair of images published by Apple.pro on Sunday reportedly demonstrates two Lightning dock connectors, one for Apple's much-rumored iPad mini and another bound for the fourth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. The connector is more compact than the current third-generation iPad's 30-pin flex cable. Unfortunately, the image's poor quality doesn’t allow assessing the connectors in detail.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 22nd, 2012. 23:05

'iPad Mini' Pricing to Begin at Approximately $329



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9to5Mac offered their suggestions related to the entry price point for Apple’s upcoming smaller iPad set to be released October 23rd. The entry price will be reportedly between the base model of the new, fifth-generation iPod touch ($299) and the currently shipping WiFi-only 16GB iPad 2 ($399). So, the base model of the smaller iPad will likely be priced at a minimum of $329 in the United States. A starting price of $329 makes sense. The new iPod touch will continue to be cheaper than Apple’s new tablet, while the smaller iPad’s pricing will also be nicely spaced under and between the new full-sized iPads.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, October 22nd, 2012. 14:38

Sharp Announced 7-Inch Tablet With IGZO Display



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Earlier we heard reports that Apple didn’t use Sharp’s IGZO display tech in the iPad 3 because Sharp’s technology was not ready in time. According to Computerwolrd, today Sharp announced its 7–inch tablet with IGZO display, noting the 1280 x 800 display allows its tablet to work from the 2,040mAh battery 2,5 times as long as similar tablets.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012. 19:22