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Topic: iPad mini

iPad mini display found to be 'just very capable,' outperformed by rivals

11/05/2012, 09:11 pm

An in-depth look at iPad mini's display found the 7.9-inch panel to be wanting in many areas where Apple usually excels, such as color gamut, and is surpassed by competing devices from Google and Amazon.


Wall Street impressed by strong start for Apple's new iPads

11/05/2012, 03:11 pm

Following the announcement that 3 million units were sold over the launch weekend for the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad, market watchers reacted positively and said the numbers exceeded their expectations.


First official third-party Lightning accessories announced by Belkin

11/05/2012, 11:11 am

Belkin on Monday announced two new accessories designed for Apple's Lightning connector the first two official third-party accessories designed for the new iDevice port.


Apple announces 3M sales of iPad mini, fourth-gen iPad

11/05/2012, 08:11 am

Sales of the new iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad reached 3 million total units over their launch weekend, Apple announced on Monday.


Most Apple Stores sold out of iPad mini, 16GB model most popular

11/05/2012, 08:11 am

A survey of Apple retail stores over the launch weekend of the iPad mini has found that most completely sold out of the device, while the entry-level 16-gigabyte model was the most popular option.


Apple opens iPad mini reservations for next-day in-store pickup

11/04/2012, 05:11 pm

With Apple's initial batch of iPad minis sold out online as well as brick-and-mortar Apple Stores, the company has initiated online reservations for the new tablet that allows interested customers to purchase a unit online for next-day in-store pickup.


Teardown reveals iPad mini yields 43% gross margin for Apple

11/04/2012, 04:11 pm

In a teardown of Apple's new iPad mini over the weekend, IHS iSuppli analysts found the base 16GB Wi-Fi only model to cost about $188 to build, meaning the device could yield a gross profit margin of 43 percent, depending on variable factors like shipping costs.


'Drop test' finds iPad mini is more rugged than Nexus 7, 3rd-gen iPad

11/02/2012, 09:11 pm

An informal drop test performed by a third-party warranty firm found that despite having an extremely thin bezel, Apple's new iPad mini outperformed both Google's Nexus 7 and the third-generation iPad.


iPad mini unboxing: super slim, very light

11/02/2012, 07:11 pm

Apple's new iPad mini takes the company's blockbuster tablet and reduces it down, giving it a more natural weight and size for carrying around.


Apple expected to ship 850K iPad minis in first week of sales

11/02/2012, 07:11 pm

As the first iPad mini preorders are being delivered and the tablet hits shelves at brick-and-mortar retailers, shipment forecasts are already being released, with one analyst estimating a total of 850,000 units will go out to consumers over the device's first week of sales.


Test puts iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad screens under microscope

11/02/2012, 06:11 pm

A repair firm on Friday put the screens of Apple's new iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad under the microscope to illustrate the difference in size between the two tablets' pixels, and expectedly found the 7.9-inch device to fit between the iPad 2 and the Retina display iPad.


Apple brings $19 Lightning to Micro USB adapter to U.S. stores

11/02/2012, 05:11 pm

Alongside the iPad mini, Apple on Friday introduced the Lightning to micro USB adapter, a tiny dongle first available in Europe, to the U.S. market.


Survey cites brand loyalty in iPad mini buyers; 75% keeping their existing iPad, too

11/02/2012, 03:11 pm

iPad mini buyers surveyed by Piper Jaffray indicate more than half already have an iPad, and three quarters of them plan to keep their full size model alongside their new smaller model.


Physicians excited about lab coat pocket-ability of Apple's iPad mini

11/02/2012, 02:11 pm

Friday's launch of the iPad mini has been eagerly awaited by physicians who are particularly excited that the device easily can fit inside a lab coat.


Apple's 'broadest and deepest iPad launch ever' hits 34 countries

11/02/2012, 08:11 am

Apple on Friday launched two new iPad models in a total of 34 countries, making it the largest product launch yet for the company.


iPad mini preorders go live in Thailand, units ship in two weeks

11/01/2012, 10:11 pm

While not included in the 34 countries participating in the iPad mini launch, Thailand's Online Apple Store has apparently started taking preorders for the device, with ship dates quoted at two weeks.


iPad mini's A5 chip confirmed to be built on Samsung's 32nm process

11/01/2012, 09:11 pm

It was confirmed on Thursday that iPad mini is using the same A5 processor found in the fifth-generation iPod touch, meaning the SoC is built on Samsung's 32nm process first introduced in the refreshed iPad 2 and third-generation Apple TV.


iPad mini is Windows 8 hardware makers' worst nightmare, analyst says

11/01/2012, 08:11 pm

Apple's iPad mini is predicted to be the source of much strife for competing tablet makers during the upcoming holiday shopping season, and one analyst believes the 7.9-inch device will cut into sales of newly-released Windows 8 products.


Sales of iPad mini and 4th-gen iPad begin in New Zealand [u]

11/01/2012, 06:11 pm

Apple's iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad are now available in New Zealand, the first country to start sales of the long-awaited 7.9-inch tablet that was unveiled at the end of October.


Apple expected to sell up to 1.5M iPad minis over launch weekend

11/01/2012, 03:11 pm

The iPad mini is forecast to get off to a strong but modest start this weekend with sales of up to 1.5 million units, but over time Apple's 7.9-inch tablet is expected to gain popularity.