News tagged ‘display’
DisplayMate, a company that specializes in precise display testing, has recently compared three most popular 7-inch tablets - iPad mini with Retina display, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Nexus 7. Guess what - Apple’s tablet was criticised for what the experts call “really bad planning”. iPad mini was given the last, third place.
Another patent that deals with Touch ID was granted to the company from Cupertino. It explains how gestures could be identified by the fingerprint sensor and used for navigation through various apps and menus.
American regional carriers are starting to offer cellular iPad mini with Retina display. Models with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB are now available on several networks across the USA.
According to the latest report from one of the Far East tech websites, Apple has recently begun field trials of iPhone 6. The device is expected to be launched next year and what’s even more interesting - it can feature a large 4.9-inch display.
Apple launched an Apple Store app for iPad earlier today. This happened nearly three and a half years after the same application had been first released for iPhone. If to speak about me, I honestly don’t understand the reason for such a delay. Anyway, better later than never, right?
There’re some new rumors that deal with the so-called ‘iPad Maxi’. Apple’s purported 12.9-inch tablet will be released in the first quarter of 2014, Korean sources claim. Moreover, the device is already being built by the local supplier. Isn’t it incredible?
Apple’s newly-released iPad mini with incredible Retina display shows fewer colors than its market rivals. Moreover, difference in picture quality on iPad mini and its “older brother” iPad Air is noticeable without special equipment. And the results of independent tests once again prove the fact that colors on iPad mini look somehow darker and not as vivid as on rival tablets. Who’d ever have thought, huh?
Some Retina iPad minis may show image retention issues, reports Marco Arment, a person that created a special test to detect the problem in MacBook Pros with Retina displays. Faulty IGZO-panels, according to the latest rumors, were manufactured by Sharp and this were probably these panels that caused production delays and forced Apple to release the tablet quietly.
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPad mini shipments will grow 102% in the next quarter. Moreover, Apple is likely to stop producing iPad 2 in 2014.
iPad mini with Retina display is now available for Personal Pickup in several stores across the USA,
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".
Here’s what AppleInsider writes:
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 the latest rumors, Apple is now working on brand new iPhones with curved glass screen covers, large displays and sensors that are capable of determining how much pressure is applied to touch screen. Sources claim we shall see another two iPhone versions is 2014, however, this information is unconfirmed.