Good news for all those who have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7 - all of a sudden, evad3rs released an untethered jailbreak for the seventh version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Evasion 7 jailbreak utility was released December 22nd. A kind of a Christmas present from hackers, huh?
The company from Cupertino may start producing more advanced processors in 2015. Or, it is better to say, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Samsung will switch to new 14- and 16-nanometer fabrication processes. What’s even more interesting is that TSMC is expected to become Apple’s main supplier with 60-70% of orders.
Ahead of holidays, Apple’s iPad mini supplies finally begin to improve. As noted by MacRumors, Apple is now capable of shipping its ‘small’ tablet to any location in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Asia Pacific within 1-3 business days. For those who live in Europe, shipping times have recently decreased to 3-5 days.
iClarified reporters have recently come up with an idea of comparing the boot speed of all the existing iPads, namely, iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini (1st generation) and iPad mini (2nd generation). The result of their creative tablet testing is available at the video below.
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.
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.
Apple has released iOS 7.0.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is a bug fix release with improvements. Apple notes that the update includes a fix for FaceTime calls that could fail for some users. The update is available over-the-air via the Software Update section in the iOS Settings app.
Apple has also released iOS 6.1.5 for fourth-generation iPod touch users. That iOS 6 update is designed to fix the FaceTime bug on the non-iOS 7 capable iPod touch.
iFixit has already torn down the new iPad mini with Retina display. Inside the experts found a new 2-cell, 24.3 watt-hour battery, a 7.9 inch LG-manufactured display with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and a logic board with a bunch of chips, sensors and controllers, namely:
iPad mini with Retina display is now available for Personal Pickup in several stores across the USA, iDownLoadBlog reports. However, these are only Wi-Fi models that can be picked up from the store the same day you make an order.
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.