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Topic: iPad

Android-based TV sticks activate as tablets, prove popular for bootleg videos in Asia

11/18/2013, 09:11 am

Android-based USB and HDMI TV sticks that incorrectly activate as tablets have proven popular in Asia, where they are reportedly used to pirate video content --and could be inaccurately skewing Android's tablet market share at the cost of Apple's iPad.

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The curious case of IDC, Gartner & Strategy Analytics' PC, phone & tablet data on Apple

11/16/2013, 05:11 am

Every quarter, the tech world's market research firms release metrics on how many PCs, phones and tablets Apple reported selling and compare these to estimates of what the rest of the world produced, resulting in headlines that minimize the importance of the world's largest and most profitable company. You might wonder why.

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Review: Apple's second-generation iPad mini with Retina display

11/15/2013, 12:11 am

Apple's second-generation iPad mini squeezes a high-resolution Retina display -- one with an even greater pixel density than the iPad Air -- into its diminutive form factor. It's an impressive technical achievement, but one that comes at a greater cost to customers.

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Former Microsoft CTO creates beautiful culinary app exclusively for iPad

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Microsoft's former chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold loves both science and food, a combination that resulted in Modernist Cuisine, a six volume foodie encyclopedia that's now available in a digital form exclusively as an iPad app.

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Unofficial Web tool tracks Retina iPad mini availability for U.S. Apple Stores

11/14/2013, 12:11 am

With Apple's iPad mini with Retina display seeing severe supply constraints at launch, a Web-based tracking tool offering in-store pickup availability has popped up in a most peculiar place: a website dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles.

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Retina iPad mini teardown reveals larger battery, display supplied by LG

11/13/2013, 10:11 am

A breakdown of Apple's second generation 7.9-inch tablet shows some slight adjustments to its construction and marginally less powerful components than its larger sibling, the iPad Air.

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Retina iPad mini shipments to grow 102% next quarter as iPad 2 reaches end of life

11/12/2013, 07:11 pm

A market forecast from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will see a marked increase in shipments for the just-released iPad mini with Retina display over the coming months at the expense of iPad Air marketshare, while the iPad 2 may be discontinued in the first quarter of 2014

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First Look: Apple's iPad mini with Retina display

11/12/2013, 05:11 pm

Apple surprised on Tuesday when it launched online and in-store sales of the iPad mini with Retina display, and now AppleInsider has a first look at the hotly anticipated device.

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Retina iPad mini requires Personal Pickup for purchase at Apple Stores, units now arriving [u]

11/12/2013, 10:11 am

Apple retail stores on the east coast opened Tuesday with no stock of the new Retina display-equipped iPad mini following its surprise early morning launch, with staff recommending that customers purchase the tablet online.

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Apple 'working hard' to meet demand as Retina iPad mini goes on sale

11/12/2013, 08:11 am

With the launch of the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display on Tuesday, supplies of Apple's new diminutive tablet are expected to be tight, though the company has pledged that it is "working hard" to catch up with strong demand.

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Apple starts online sales of Retina iPad mini, no in-store pickup as supply already tight

11/12/2013, 03:11 am

Apple on Tuesday finally put the iPad mini with Retina display up for order through its Online Apple Store, springing the tablet on customers after going over three weeks without announcing a firm launch date.

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Apple's online stores go down worldwide amid Retina iPad mini launch rumors

11/12/2013, 12:11 am

Following the discovery of a suspect internal Apple document that purportedly announced the iPad mini with Retina display's Nov. 12 launch date, the company's online storefronts have gone down for maintenance.

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Apple support website claims Retina iPad mini to launch on Nov. 12

11/11/2013, 10:11 pm

A note on Apple's internal GSX website for repair service providers and resellers claims the hotly anticipated iPad mini with Retina display will be rolling out in eight countries on Nov. 12, though the message may likely be an error.

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IDC retroactively discovers ten million tablets sold in the year ago quarter

11/10/2013, 01:11 pm

More bad new for Apple's iPad "market share" numbers: IDC is now reporting that last year, there were ten million non-Apple tablets it failed to count in its original estimates, retroactively lowering Apple's share of what appears to be a really difficult market to tabulate.

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Microsoft Surface ad fails to Excel at math, according to Apple's Numbers

11/10/2013, 07:11 am

Less than a month after a Microsoft PR executive dismissed Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote productivity software as "watered down imitation apps," the company has erected giant billboards depicting its own Excel failing to add seven numbers correctly on a Surface tablet.

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Review: nimblstand mates iPad with Apple's full-size Wireless Keyboard

11/09/2013, 09:11 pm

In a growing sea of third-party iPad stands, docks and covers, nimblstand looks to set itself apart by joining stylus-driven "inking" and QWERTY input from Apple's Bluetooth keyboard into a single flexible accessory.

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Toyota's 'dream' 4Runner SUV controlled by Apple iPads

11/08/2013, 11:11 am

A California fabricator unveiled a customized Toyota 4Runner controlled by a fleet of iPads during a Toyota-sponsored competition at the 2013 SEMA aftermarket parts trade show in Las Vegas.

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Rumor: Delayed Retina iPad mini launch blamed on LCD burn-in issues

11/08/2013, 06:11 am

A rumor out of the Far East claims issues relating to burn-in on Sharp-made LCD panels is holding up Apple's release of the iPad mini with Retina display, supposedly prompting the company to seek help from Samsung.

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Rumor: Foxconn testing production of larger-screened iPad for 2014 release

11/05/2013, 10:11 am

Longtime Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is currently testing a new, large-format iPad with the purportedly king-sized device slated to debut next spring, according to a new report out of Mainland China.

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iPad Air Retina display has fewer backlights, costs more than Apple's previous models

11/05/2013, 08:11 am

The high-resolution Retina display found in Apple's fifth-generation iPad Air is more efficient, accomplishing the same level of brightness with less than half as many LED lights, according to a new teardown analysis.

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