News tagged ‘Retina Display’
According to AllThingsD, Apple will officially unveil its new iPad 5 and probably a redesigned iPad mini with Retina display on Tuesday, October 22nd. The site experts claim that the media event can take place either at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts or at Apple's Town Hall auditorium.
The fifth generation iPad is expected to feature a thinner, lighter design akin to the iPad mini’s and an improved camera. It will run Apple’s new 64-bit A7 chip. The second-generation iPad mini will be upgraded with a retina display and also see the A7 incorporated into its innards. It’s not clear whether Apple’s new iPads will feature the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that recently debuted on the iPhone 5s, though that has been rumored.
Apple hasn’t neither confirmed, nor denied the information about new products’ launch yet.
Martin Hajek, whose iPhone 5c concepts looked almost like the original Apple devices, has posted a couple of renderings on his website that show something he calls the new iPad Mini S and iPad Mini C.
Apple is expected to unveil its new iPad mini with Retina display very soon. However, it is still unclear when this tablet will be actually released - there’s no exact date. Some say, the company from Cupertino will announce the gadget in October and ship it in some weeks after the media event for reporters, but this is unlikely to happen as Apple is currently experiencing some manufacturing delays.
Bing app for iOS has been updated recently to match the iOS 7 design. Apart from that, now the Microsoft’s search engine can boast of new image viewer, improved stability and some other features.
According to Rhoda Alexander, director of Tablet and Monitor Research at IHS iSuppli, in October Apple will show us only iPad 5. Nothing more. That means the long-expected iPad mini with Retina display is likely to be launched later. Well, at least this is what experts predict.
Siri is no longer a beta product for iOS 7. To reflect the change, Apple has updated the description of this useful feature.
Today Apple has introduced the iPhone 5c which can be truly called the most colorful iPhone ever. The smartphone features a new design. It is available in five bright colors - blue, green, pink, yellow and white.
iPhone 5c boasts all the features so respected and loved by Apple customers. The magnificent 4-inch Retina display, the long-awaited rapid processor A6 chip, as well as the 8 megapixel iSight camera are only a small part of brilliant hardware of the new iPhone. It also has more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, a new FaceTime HD camera, and iOS 7, which is expected to be the best iOS Cupertino company has ever had to present to its customers.
“iPhone 5c is everything iPhone 5 was and more, in an all-new design packed with great features,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPhone 5c is designed with a beautiful polycarbonate enclosure that looks and feels so solid in your hand.”
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According to the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is planning to launch the iPad 5 and iPad mini in the last quarter of 2013. Apart from that, Kuo thinks we should expect the arrival of something like a ‘lower cost iPad mini’ in 2014.
According to the latest Bloomberg report, Apple will release its new iPad and iPad mini in the final three months of this year. What that means is that at the media event, which is to take place on September 10th, we shall see only the next generation iPhone.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has asked its suppliers to provide the company with a 13-inch iPad screen. Soon after such rumors, CiccareseDesign has made some renderings to show how this new tablet may look like. You may look at these images below.
If you always wanted to have an Apple TV you can get it for free. Well, almost. The free Apple TV deal is now available on Best Buy website for all those, who buy a 15-inch high-end MacBook Pro with Retina display.
The first model you can buy is a $1999 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The second one is a $2599 laptop with 16GB of memory and 512GB SSD. As a pleasant bonus, you will surely get an Apple TV.
This special offer is not widely advertised and only available for online buyers.
Apart from this sale, Best Buy offers some other discounts for the students, who purchase Apple laptops and desktops. For instance, a student can get a $100 off the price if indicates a school email address.
It is rumored that Apple is testing a new iPad Mini with an A6 processor but without a Retina display. It is proved by a hidden file that lists all supported iOS 7 devices.
According to this information, Apple will be launching three new iPad mini models: iPad “2,8,” iPad “2,9,” and iPad “2,10.” The devices ill be called J75, J76, and J77 respectively. One of the three models will support only WiFi connection, while two others will be cellular-compatible. (just like the current iPad minis). The internal nomenclature for these iPads follows the current iPad minis, which are iPad “2,5,” iPad “2,6,” and iPad “2,7.”
The new iPad minis will boast a s5l8950x processor. It has the same A6 chip as current iPhone 5. It is a shame that the coming iPads minis will lack "@2x" hooks to higher resolution images. Thus it may be assumed that they will not have a Retina display.
According to some sources, the next generation iPad will feature a 2048 x 1536 resolution, the same as the current model has. However, the new iPad is to boast a slimmer bezel as well as GF2 touch screen technology. This will undoubtedly make the device thinner and lighter. It is also claimed that the touch panel technology will be supplied by TPK and GIS.
It is also believed that LG, Samsung Display and Sharp will be the suppliers of the retina displays both the next generation iPad and iPad mini.
Another Best Buy's special offer - those who buy an iPad 2 or the latest model with Retina display, will get a $50 gift card. At the same time, those who purchase iPad mini, are said to get a $25 one.
iPad mini second generation launch will be delayed due to shortage of Retina displays. The company was planning to introduce the device at the end of 2013, to cover the Christmas shopping period. However, now the launch is put off till early 2014.
It is also rumored that Apple will be offering both Retina and non-Retina iPad mini second generation. However, it is still uncertain how the price will differ.
According to Wall Street Journal, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has agreed to supply Apple with A-series chips. Although the matter has been discussed since 2010, the deal was only signed this month, and TSMC starts producing some of the chips in 2014. By that time, the Taiwan company will improve the quality of the products so that they meet Apple’s requirements. The chips will become smaller and more energy efficient by using 20-nanometre technology.
When negotiating the deal, the American company offered either to invest in TSMC or to assign one factory as an exclusive Apple supplier. However, the Taiwan company did not accept either of the options to keep TSMC independent and adaptable.
Samsung used to be Apple’s main A-series chips supplier, but present ferocious competition between the companies is forcing the latter to diminish its dependence on the Korean company.