News tagged ‘Tablet’
Apple and Google again competing against each other in bidding for a large collection of patents owned by a camera giant Kodak. The Wall Street Journal
Microsoft, Apple and patent-aggregation company Intellectual Ventures have teamed up, while Samsung, LG, Google, RPC Corp and HTC have formed a second consortium.
Apple announced that 17 million iPads were sold during the second calendar quarter of 2012. A research firm Strategy Analytics claims that Apple captured 68.3% of the global tablet market comparing with 62% in the year-ago quarter. That is the company's highest share in nearly two years.
Apple shipped a robust 17.0 million iPads worldwide and maintained its strong market leadership with 68 percent share during the second quarter of 2012. Apple continued to shrug off the much-hyped threat from Android and the iPad’s global tablet share is at its highest level since Q3 2010. [...]
Network World’s iOnApple issued a
“My recollection of first seeing it is very hazy, but it was, I'm guessing, sometime between 2002 and 2004, some but it was I remember seeing this and perhaps models similar to this when we were first exploring tablet designs that ultimately became the iPad”.
The New York Times sources confirmed previous rumors about launch of the iPad mini that would cost "significantly less than the latest $499 iPad" when it debuts later this year.
According to analysts and executives in the technology industry, the smaller iPad is part of an Apple strategy to garner and retain a larger marketshare by introducing a variety of tablet sizes. The publication notes the Cupertino-based company used a similar model with the iPod line which now ranges from the iPod shuffle to the iPod classic.
Gotta Be Mobile has posted the photos of a physical model of the "iPad mini". The model sheds light on the basic shape of the rumored device, but it is only a case maker's mold, so we couldn’t claim that it reflects the device's form factor. According to the report, a pixel count on the photos suggests that the iPad mini will measure approximately 213 mm by 143 mm and be slightly thinner than the full-size iPad. The mockup also includes a smaller dock connector and two speaker grilles along the bottom edge of the device.
Check out this diagram by trojankitten that illustrates the screen size of a possible 7.85-inch iPad mini compared to other popular tablets.
Notably, a 7.85-inch iPad's screen size would be 40% larger than the current 7-inch tablets such as the Kindle Fire.
Piper Jaffray, analyst Gene Munster, believes iPad Mini will cost $299 and Apple could sell somewhere between 4-6 million iPad minis this year.
Rumors about the 7.85-inch "iPad Mini" continue to surface. Now Japanese blog Macotakara
This week DigiTimes’s industry sources from the Far East provided more information about the next-generation iPhone’ processor. As reported, the new iPhone would feature a quad-core ARM processor based on Samsung's Exynos 4 architecture. The sources did not presented any further details.
Last year’s iPhone 4S feature a custom dual-core processor clocked at 800 megahertz, dubbed by Apple the “A5”. The chip was first introduced in the iPad 2. This year’s iPad couldn’t boast of the updated processor model, dubbed the "A5X," but it is sooner a slightly revised version of the A5.
Apple is rumored to prepare a minor iPad update to meet the holiday season. An unverified report claims that the company plans to return to a one-LED backlight module solution instead of the two-LED design used in the current iPad to reduce the heat output. Switching back to the one LED module would not affect "luminosity and clarity" of the iPad display.
Following the publication of our latest report about potential for smaller iPad mini, Bloomberg now weigh in with its own
Rumors about a new Apple’s tablet called iPad mini have been spreading for some time now, with many reports indicating that Apple plans to launch the new 7.85-inch iPad mini later this year.
Now Chinese site MyDrivers.com
Just several days after Apple won a preliminary injunction prohibiting U.S. sales of Galaxy Tab tablet, news agency Reuters
"Apple has made a clear showing that, in the absence of a preliminary injunction, it is likely to lose substantial market share in the smartphone market and to lose substantial downstream sales of future smartphone purchases and tag-along products".
The new injunction is much more important victory for Apple than the injunction against Galaxy Tab sales, as evidenced by the bond in the amount of $95 million that Apple posted in order for decision to come into effect. The bond money would be paid to Samsung should the injunction be overturned by the court later.