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Topic: iPad mini

'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple begins testing iOS 6.1 with new Map Kit framework for third-party apps

11/01/2012, 02:11 pm

Apple on Thursday provided developers with a prerelease version of its forthcoming iOS 6.1 update, featuring improvements to its Maps application programming interface, and also issued a beta of Xcode 4.6.

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Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 to fix screen, camera flash and Exchange issues

11/01/2012, 01:11 pm

Apple on Thursday issued iOS 6.0.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a minor update that addresses a number of small bugs, including a screen glitch that would appear with the onscreen keyboard and an issue that would cause the camera flash to not go off.

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iPad mini teardown finds Samsung LCD, design cues taken from iPhone 5

11/01/2012, 09:11 am

A dissection of Apple's new iPad mini has revealed the device shares design choices and parts with the recently redesigned iPhone 5.

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Amazon pulls anti-iPad mini ad with incorrect claim about stereo speakers

10/31/2012, 01:10 pm

Amazon has pulled an advertisement from its website slamming the iPad mini after it was discovered that Apple's 7.9-inch tablet does in fact feature stereo speakers.

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Apple removes prostitution services from Siri results in China

10/31/2012, 11:10 am

In response to criticism in China that Siri could find local prostitution services, Apple has removed escort services from search results in the region.

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Functional Chinese knock-off of Apple's Lightning cable disassembled

10/31/2012, 08:10 am

One of the first unauthorized Lightning connector cables from China has been tested and torn apart for a closer look at the cheaply made — but still functional — counterfeit accessory.

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iPad mini review roundup: Amazing build quality, impressive battery life, high price

10/30/2012, 09:10 pm

The first iPad mini reviews hit the web on Tuesday, and as expected, many award high marks for the tablet's build quality and components, but warn the price and lower resolution screen may be deal-breakers for some.

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