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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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Written by Svetlana Osipova

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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Written by maxim

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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Written by Svetlana Osipova

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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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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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012. 19:22

Apple and Samsung Moving From "Frenemies" To "Enemies" Relationship



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Apple and Samsung have for a long time had a strained relationship, with the companies locked in many court trials relating to their competition in the tablet and smartphone markets. As tensions between companies have continued to grow, Apple has been trying to decrease its reliance on Samsung for production of components. Now The Korea Times reports on how the relationship between companies has moved from a "love-hate" to a "hate-hate" relationship.


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Monday, October 15th, 2012. 19:18

Apple to hold iPad mini media event on October 23



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While Apple has not yet officially sent invitations to press, AllThingsD writer John Paczkowski is saying today that the invite-only iPad mini event is still scheduled for this month. According to the report, the event will likely be held in Apple’s Town Hall Auditorium on October 23:

Apple will hold a special event this month at which it will showcase a new, smaller iPad. People familiar with Apple’s plans tell us that the company will unveil the so-called “iPad mini” on October 23 at an invitation-only event… Sources declined to specify where the event is to be held, and I’ve not been able to confirm a location.


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Friday, October 12th, 2012. 17:04

Apple’s Suppliers Received Over 10 Million iPad mini Orders For 4Q



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Earlier this month The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple started production of the iPad mini and its launch is expected within weeks. Today WSJ published a new report saying that Apple’s component suppliers has received orders to produce over 10 million devices for the fourth quarter. The report said:


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Written by maxim

Monday, October 8th, 2012. 18:31

Apple Begins Prepping Yerba Buena Center for iPhone 5 Media Event



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Apple has begun preparing the Yerba Buena Center for its iPhone 5 introduction. The entrance of the Center is wrapped with colorful banners, suggesting that new multicolored iPods will be part of the event. The new banners evoke the imagery the company used to launch new iPods in 2010.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, September 8th, 2012. 16:15

New Photos Show Details of Alleged 'iPad Mini' Rear Shell



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Chinese website digi.163 posted new photos claiming to show the machined aluminum back casing bound for a rumored 7.85-inch iPad. Apple is rumored to be launching the 7.85-inch iPad in October, with the device expected to be as thin as the iPod touch while retaining some of the media player's design assets like thinner bezels. But the closer inspection of the part reveals slight discrepancies regarding the rumored tablet's design.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, September 6th, 2012. 21:51