Rumors around Apple's iPad mini is raising again as the company i expected to announce a 7-inch tablet alters this year and it might be called "iPad mini". Gizmodo got some photos showing what iPad mini may look like!
Here is a series of iPad mini renders. Of course, designer took into account the rumored diagonal size of its display, namely 7.85 inches, and retained the current model's aspect ratio of 4:3. The original's industrial, minimalist design has also been left unchanged, and the rumored mini dock connector has been used in his concept drawings.
According to Apple component suppliers, the completed iPad 2 will be shipped in February, 2010 for an April, 2010 release. Apple primary manufacturer, Foxconn, has been told to prepare 400,000 to 600,000 units over the next couple months.
DigiTimes says that Apple had originally planned for a January release, but firmware fixes have pushed it back. That would place the iPad 2 launch at exactly one year after the first iPad. Maybe we can count on April being the official iPad release month, as are June and July for the iPhone.
Previously reported that the new iPad would add five exciting new features: video calling, an improved display, a USB port, a 3-axis gyroscope, and better mobility. After the inclusion of the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4, and many other brands devices, the dual-camera design is a must.
The iPad 2 is expected to be a dual-mode device, functioning on both CDMA and GSM networks. The current model is GSM-only, and therefore requires a hotspot when connecting to CDMA networks like Verizon. A dual-mode device would not only make the iPad world-capable, but also simpler to produce and distribute.
Apple is in hot war over intellectual rights with Samsung but its dependance on the Korean hardware giant production is just going to grow in 2012. While in 2011 Apple spent nearly $7.8 billion on Samsung-made parts but in 2012, this number will grow further to $11 billion.
"The amount of the current contract is around $9.7 billion, butis expected to rise to $11 billion by the end of this year as Apple is planning to release a smaller iPad, probably with a 7.85-inch screen, and to sell more of its MacBook Air PCs using Samsung faster solid state drive storage," said Samsung executive told The Korea Times speaking on the condition of confidentiality.
Now, while the focus of the executive message the fact that Apple will spend more on Samsung parts, having a confirmation of the real possibility for a 7.85-inch iPad (iPad mini) from a Samsung official is probably even bigger news.
Seven days from now Apple will be hosting an event in New York City at the Guggenheim Museum where they willl be holding an "education announcement", which we can only assume will be their entrance into the textbook market (New iPad ?)
When Apple launched the iPad two years ago, they also unveiled iBooks, which to be honest has not been as much as a success as they probably thought it would be Amazon dominates the eBook market. But what if Apple could start getting schools to buy their iPads in bulk and get teachers to tie their course material into iBooks? That changes the game completely. Plus you can only imagine how eager Apple would be to sell schools several thousand iPads at a time, with insurance thrown on top.
Apple will hold an iPad 3 launch event in early February, according to new rumors, where the third-gen tablet expected to debut a 9.7-inch Retina Display will be shown off for the first time. The press event next month, so Macotakara Asian supply chain sources and "a source in the United States" claim, will precede the commercial launch of the new iPad in early March. Meanwhile, there are also indications that Apple will keep the existing iPad 2 on sale alongside its new model.
Speculation around Apple events is rife, of course, while given the company track record in iPad announcements it would not be hard to guesstimate a debut date. The original iPad was revealed in January 2010, while the iPad 2 was first shown off officially at an event on March 2 2011, and previous rumors have indicated a Q1 launch for the third-gen model.
Apple held its press event in NYC today and unveiled a suite of new and updated apps for education and book publishing. The iBooks 2, an updated version of the eReader app that willl support interactive textbooks for all education levels.
These textbooks will mix traditional text with interactive multimedia content. These textbooks can be updated on a regular basis and will offer students the opportunity to interact with their material instead of just stare at it. Apple showed how students can pinch to zoom on high-resolution images, and then click on the them to pull up additional information.
iBooks 2 is available now for the iPhone and iPad from the iTunes App Store. Apple will launch these interactive textbooks with the help of McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Most of the early textbooks will be science textbooks for college and high school. The books will be priced reasonably with the high school books starting at 14.99 USD. To help you create these multimedia textbooks, Apple also introduced its new iBooks Author app. iBooks Author is compatible with MAC OS X 1.7 Lion and available for FREE from the Mac App store.
A jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has just been released by the "Dev Dream Team" just moments ago. Apparently, cracking the A5 was "Not exactly a walk in the park" according to the entire team. The jailbreak is termed GreenPois0n Absinthe and is now available for download on Mac OS X alone.
Users must be on iOS 5.0.1 or this WILL NOT WORK. And for the record if you update to iOS 5.0.2 when it comes out, you will completely lose the jailbreak.
China Daily reports that Proview Shenzhen Technology, a Chinese company based in the city Shenzhen, has pointed the finger at Apple over the iPad.
"We ask the court to stop selling and marketing for Apple iPad in China. We also demand an apology," Proview Technology attorney Xie Xianghui told China Daily.
Both companies claim "iPad" as a trademark, but Proview Shenzhen Technology says it has held the trademark since 2000 or 2001 and is asking for a cessation of iPad sales in China due to patent infringement as well as a fine for damages.
The case is set to come before a district court in Shanghai this month. A similar suit in Beijing is asking for a fine of around $38 million, or 240 million yuan. Late last year, Apple lost a suit wherein it claimed patent infringement on the Chinese company part.
Apple is Getting ready for the big announcement of the iPad 3 at the San Francisco Yerba Buena Center with a LARGE colorful Apple logo in the front, If you do not know yet, Next Wednesday Apple is expected to introduce the Apple iPad 3 as the newest and first device in 2012.
With the invitation for the event showing someone touching the calendar application on an iPad screen, it certainly seems as though the latest iteration of Apple tablet will feature a Retina display. The date on the calendar app is March 7th which not so coincidentally is the date of the event.
The splashy colors may refer to the anticipated new iPad Retina display with a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution. Also, the iPad 3 will be the first Apple product with LTE-Support.
Reports we received confirm that the Apple next-generation iPad will be called the "iPad HD", not the iPad 3. Also on other hands, Apple is buying smaller screens for an "iPad mini" from samsung, samsung said the smaller version of iPad is coming this year.
Gizmodo reported on the potential iPad HD name last week, citing accessory listings from Belkin and Griffin. So combining our info with what Gizmodo has confirmed, it seems like a very strong indication that Apple will be announcing the iPad HD Next Wednesday.
Currently, Apple Store is down and that phenomenon occurs each time Apple is about to make a major announcement. Of course, we are all expecting for the latest and greatest iPad to date to be unveiled at an official Apple event. For Now, apple store websites show a little yellow note saying: "We will be back soon."
The End will Start in 1 Hour, Stay Tuned!
Apple stock is down in an up market today, after the new iPad announcement. The drop passed 1% at the time of writing this, so we are curious about the close and the next few days.
Apple shares had a great run-up until the announcement and speculators are probably getting out in droves now, cashing in on handsome profit margins, especially if they bought options a month or so ago.
Conan O'Brien never misses a new Apple release without making a good Joke out of it, and we have already witnessed Conan takes on the iPad 2 and Siri.
This hilarious comedian now pointed its mocking gun to the Apple new iPad, since nothing really negative can be said about a 9.7-inch screen loaded with more than 3.1 million pixels, he went in a different direction.
It is not the screen itself, but rather what people usually do with even the most high-tech toys that is in the crosshairs of Team CoCo in the video below, I will Not spoil it for you!
The Apple's New iPad was released early this year, the sales was going up in the first quarter of the year. But this has finally started to change slowly in the second quarter of 2012, according to a new survey by Frank N. Magid Associates, a research-consulting firm from New York the iPad sales is going down and will continue to decrease.
The survey asked 4,734 phone users about whether and what tablet they use. Interestingly, it turned out that 50% of the people with a tablet have the iPad. Not if you compare it with previous estimates showing that figure at the sky-high 72%.
It seems that the main reason why the landscape in the tablet industry is changing is the new affordable tablet niche. The Amazon Kindle Fire was the one that managed to be most successful on Android, capturing a 22% piece of the pie.
Foxconn industry supply sources claim that Apple will use the thin-film touch panels on the upcoming 7.85" iPad Mini which will launch by then of the year just before the Holidays, as the Wall Street Journal already already reported.
The sources also said to name the suppliers of the innovative G/F2 touch panel, which will shave off thickness, and make the display cheaper to boot. Nitto will be making the thin-film materials, while Nissha Printing and TPK will be laminating them in the screens for the iPad Mini.
The G/F2 design, standing for glass + layer of touch film with the electrodes top and bottom laminated to it, is thinner than the traditional G/F/F design, which puts two layers on top of each other. This technology will make the 7.85" iPad Mini screen cheaper to produce, thinner and with smaller bezel too.
Microsoft SkyDrive for Apple's iPad got bumped up to version 2.1. The App's update brings support for the Retina Display of the popular slate's latest incarnation.
You will now be able to open multimedia files from within the app at a rather eye-pleasing 264ppi.
Furthermore, the update includes support for upload of multiple photos and videos, more file sharing abilities, as well as the option to open SkyDrive files while using other iOS apps.
It is pretty certain that iOS 6 is getting unveiled at WWDC 2012, and every devoted geek is eager to see what goodies the next major version of Apple's mobile platform will introduce.
first-gen iPad Owners, the iOS 6 announcement might not be that exciting of an event, since the tablet might not get treated to an update. Links to a beta version of iOS 6 went live online just recently, and an iPad version was not on the download list. but there was an iOS 6 version for the iPhone 3GS, which went on sale about a year before the first iPad. And since the smartphone is inferior in terms of internals, the reason for the tablet not getting iOS 6 is clearly not be the software's hardware requirements.
Instead, it is believed that market availability is behind that decision. After all, the iPhone 3GS is still being offered for free on a 2-year contract, while the first-gen iPad has already been discontinued. At the same time, we are sure that there are plenty of you holding on to one of these tablets, and if an iOS 6 update for it does not get released, that is going to upset quite a few Apple fans.
According to thinkios source, Apple's iPad Mini will have a 7-inch screen, and will be 5.3-inch wide and 7.87-inch long. For the sake of comparison, the new iPad is 9.50-inches tall, 7.31-inches wide, and has a depth of 0.37-inches.
The new info is the size as the iPad Mini is shown to be just 0.29" (7.3mm) thin, almost as slender as the iPod touch, which will make it the slimmest slate on the market. It is also allegedly 5.3" (134.7mm) wide and 7.87" (200mm) tall.
Unlike Google's Nexus 7, the new iPad Mini will feature a rear camera as well as a front camera for Facetime. It is unknown at this point of time whether the device will have a 5-megapixel camera like the new iPad or will carry a VGA camera just like the iPod touch 4th generation and iPad 2.
It seems there is no way around it after even the slightest use, it seems that your mobile device's display is encased in fingerprints. Somedays it feels like we spend more time cleaning it then using it. If that sounds like a day in the life of you, you may want to check out 3M's Natural View Fingerprint Fading Screen Protectors.
3M doesn't explain the science behind the patent pending technology, but does promise that fingerprints will fade away without blurring the image.
Additionally, it also features a scratch resistant surface and "stay-clean edges" that will keep the fuzzies out of your seams.
The day comes when the iPad Smart Case gets even smarter, it might look like what is pictured in this Apple patent filing. What\'s being described is a smaller, secondary display present on the accessory, either occupying some or its entire inner surface. The screen itself is supposed to be flexible and sensitive to touch.
The potential applications for this futuristic iPad Smart Case are numerous, starting from adding room for additional icons, controls for the music or video players, or displaying status notifications, to using the extra real estate as a virtual keyboard, which would leave more room for content to be displayed on the iPad\'s primary screen.
Apple is expected to unveil a smaller version of the iPad called "iPad mini". Recent rumors suggest its going to be released by September,12th. iPad mini is expected to have a 7.85-inch screen with resolution of 768 x 1024 pixels (163ppi).
Here is some concept Photos from iMore shows the New iPadmini, this photos is the best concept photos that may be close to real deal. Notice the front facing camera is centered same as the iPhone 5 leaked panels. Enjoy the Photos until the official announcement f the iPad mini Next month.
Samsung fans will relate as, Apple lost its appeal against Samsung in from of the UK Court judge, Apple claimed in its appeal that Samsung copied its iPad design.
Now after losing the battle, Samsung won, and Apple is forced to run Ads in British newspapers, and leave a message on its Apple UK website telling that Samsung didn't infringe on its design patents.
Sounds a bit humiliating, but the law is the law, and if the US had something similar. That is the same judge who jokingly acknowledged that Samsung's tablets aren't considered as "cool" as the iPad.
Apple has scheduled an event next week on October 23rd to announce the iPad mini, but it looks like this event will have much more than as Apple will update the current iPad model "New iPad" with a Newer one.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple will be releasing a slightly updated version of the existing iPad, which was released back in March. Although they don't have the details on the things that will be changed, the presence of the new Lightning connector is said to be the most likely new addition.
Apple is expected to introduce a smaller 7.85-inch iPad mini at the company's event on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean a newer iPad "iPad 4" isn't making its way towards production for release in the spring. We have received photos of what we're told is the 4th generation iPad's lightning dock connector and various New colors.
The photo compares the 4th generation iPad's dock to the iPad mini dock, and the connector looks to be a brand new design. This most likely signals that the 4th generation iPad will also feature a redesigned interior to accommodate different components. We were also told that this is not simply the refreshed lightning dock connector for the 3rd generation iPad.
Amazon always mocking of the iPad ever since the first version of it launched, but the latest effort of the online retailer is pretty good even for its own high standards.
Amazon points out that if you happen to have 500 Dollars to spare you might want to purchase a poor-sunlight-display iPad or better get an Amazon Kindle eReader + 2x Kindle Fire slates for the same 500 Dollars with Android OS.
After Apple and Samsung long war last year, Apple unveiled the new iPad as its first product in 2012. This Morning, Samsung has called a last-minute hearing in Federal Court, sparking speculation the South Korean giant could launch an attack on Apple new iPad.
The company had in fact submitted an interlocutory application calling for Apple to set aside recently submitted evidence in its case on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
However, the proximity of the hearing to the announcement yesterday of the third-generation iPad has prompted suggestions it could seek to ban the rival tablet sale in Australia before its official launch on March 16.
Here is a Comparison between the Samsung latest tablets Galaxy Note 10.1 and the Apple new iPad, this comparison (on the table below) focus on the content creation and creativity level of each device not just the specs and OS. So its fair enough, Take a look!
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Good sales of Amazon Kindle Fire tablet led to significant gains for Google Android operating system in tablet market share during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to new data from mobile analytics firm Flurry.
Flurry, which purports to measure application sessions on more than 90 percent of all Android devices, found that Android tablets gained 10 percent share from Q4 2010 to Q4 2011 and now represent 39 percent of the overall tablet market.
The Kindle Fire, which only just debuted this past November, has managed to best Samsung Galaxy Tab in terms of application session usage. The Kindle Fire already represents 35.7 percent of total Android tablet application sessions, while the Galaxy Tab has been reduced to just 35.6 percent, according to Flurry data that accounts for most of January 2012.
Most of tablets users use a non-stock web browser that supposedly enhance the user experience than the default/stock browser. Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, wants to step into this.
However, the Mozilla developers have decided to follow a totally different approach. By developing an iPad browser, codenamed "Junior", with which they aim to "reinvent the browser for a new form factor".
First of all, there are No tabs and No address bar taking up that precious display real estate. Instead, the user interface consists of a back button on the left and a plus button on the right side of the screen. The latter brings forth three items when pressed: a list of recently visited pages, a list of bookmarks, and a unified search/URL bar underneath. Watch the Video below for More info !
A couple of days ago Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablet and while it said that Surface is not a direct competitor to the iPad, it's clear that Apple's tablet plays a key role in why Microsoft ever decided to build their own tablet.
Here is a Video below that compare between Steve jobs's iPad and Steve balmer's Surface, Enjoy watching!
According to AllthingsD, Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21.
The iPad mini will be announced at the same September 12th event, as will the new iPod nano. We haven't heard a release date for the iPad mini yet, but it could be the same as the iPhone 5. It seems likely the new iPod touch will make an appearance on September,12 as well, though we haven't heard any specific information about that yet either.
Samsung has Officially released the Nexus 10 yesterday with a amazing specs, and a gorgeous display. The Nexus 10 screen has a whopping 2560x1600 resolution with a pixe density of 300ppi on a 10.1-inch Super AMOLED HD, That's more than 4 Million pixels in your hands.
This display is far better and bigger display than that the Apple's iPad 4 which features a IPS 2048x1536 resolution at only 264ppi on a 9.7 inch screen. Nexus 10 sAMOLED screen offers more pixels, more size, deeper colors, higher brightness with a standard resolution unlike the iPad 4. Here is the display details for each device:
iPad 4: 2048x1536 with 264ppi on a 9.7" Retina IPS, about 3 Million pixels.
Nexus 10: 2560x1600 with 300ppi on a 10.1" sAMOLED HD, About 4 Million pixels.
Looks like the Samsung's Nexus 10 beats Apple's Retina display. Check the vdieo below to see the Nexus 10 display in live action.