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Topic: iPad mini

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


iPad mini Smart Covers being delivered ahead of tablet's launch

10/29/2012, 07:10 pm

A number of iPad mini buyers who purchased a Smart Cover for their device have already received the accessory, offering an early glimpse at what to expect when the mid-size Apple tablet launches on Friday.


Apple forecast to sell 102M iPads, 194M iPhones in 2013

10/29/2012, 02:10 pm

With 100 million iPads sold in its first two and a half years, Apple is predicted to sell another 100 million in just one 12-month span thanks in part to the addition of the iPad mini.


Google announces Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, Android 4.2

10/29/2012, 12:10 pm

Google on Monday introduced a new Nexus 4 smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone 5, a 10-inch iPad competitor named the Nexus 10, and launched a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet with cellular data connectivity.


Concern over Apple's 'cyclical' margins called 'overblown'

10/29/2012, 09:10 am

While some investors are concerned about Apple's reduced margins in the face of multiple new product launches, one analyst has noted that Apple's margins previously took a hit following the iPhone 4 launch, and subsequently rebounded to new heights.


Apple sells out of all iPad mini models as Amazon pans its price

10/29/2012, 08:10 am

As Apple sold out of its launch inventory of all iPad mini models, online retailer Amazon made a direct assault on the new 7.9-inch tablet, with a large ad on its front page saying the Kindle Fire HD offers "much more for much less."


Black and Slate 16GB iPad mini sells out in 35 hours

10/27/2012, 08:10 pm

After just 35 hours of preorder availability, Apple's online store on Saturday showed stock outs of the 16GB Wi-Fi only black and slate iPad mini, with the entry-level tablet joining all white and silver models which quickly sold out on launch day.


Microsoft exec promotes value of Windows 8 PCs, calls iPad mini a $329 'recreational tablet'

10/26/2012, 05:10 pm

After Windows 8 debuted on Thursday, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky offered his view of the computing landscape, and said PCs represent a great value when compared to "recreational tablets," alluding to Apple's new iPad mini.


Phil Schiller says Apple does with its Macs what PC makers are 'afraid' to do

10/26/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple's aggressive strategy of abandoning legacy hardware like spinning disc drives and hard drives helps set it apart from competitors who are "afraid" to streamline their products, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller believes.


White & silver iPad mini sells out of launch day delivery

10/26/2012, 07:10 am

Just hours after the iPad mini became available to preorder at Apple's online store, the white and silver model is now advertised to ship in two weeks.