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Apple Will Use AU Optronics & LG Display Panels In iPad Mini [Report]
by on August 31, 2012

According to a new report by Bloomberg, Apple is expected to use display panels from AU Optronics Corp. and LG Display Co. for its forthcoming iPad Mini, which is expected to be released at a dedicated Apple event in October. Meanwhile, Yeh Cheng Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and TPK Holding Co. will supply the lamination coating for the smaller iPad that will measure 7.85 inches diagonally.

While LG is already supplying … Read More

Instapaper Developer Spots Purported ‘iPad Mini’ in Server Logs, Makes Prediction on Internals
by on August 30, 2012

Marco Arment, the developer of Instapaper, noticed a few interesting entries tonight in his app server logs, first on twitter:

Well that’s interesting, iPad2,6.

— Marco Arment (@marcoarment) August 31, 2012

Later, he goes on to explain further about what he believes these new entries relate to:

I saw two curious entries in Instapaper’s device stats today: one iPad2,5 and one iPad2,6.

(There were also a few iPhone5,1 devices, but that’s not … Read More

Entry Level 7.85″ iPad Mini Would Sell For $249, Says Analyst

Those who’ve bee following the iPad Mini rumor mill for the past several weeks would know that the alleged device, which is expected to be announced at a dedicated October media event, will most likely be an inexpensive, smaller 7.85″ iPad with a a super sleek bezel. While previous rumors have set the price tag for iPad Mini to be around $299, Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at IHS iSuppli, believes that Apple … Read More

So This Is How A 7.85″ iPad Mini With Super Thin Bezel Look Like [PHOTOS]
by on August 28, 2012

A couple of days back, we received a report which all but confirmed that Apple’s smaller iPad will indeed be announced at a dedicated October media event. Yesterday’s report speculated that it will most likely be named ‘iPad Mini’. Today, new renders of this 7.85″ iPad Mini in accordance with updated rumours that suggest it will sport a super thin bezel, have been published on the web by InventHelp‘s Nickolay … Read More

Apple’s Smaller 7.85-Inch iPad to be Named ‘iPad Mini’?
by on August 25, 2012

Earlier today, we received further confirmation that Apple’s smaller iPad will be announced in an October media event. The name of this smaller iPad has been debated before, some thought it would be called the “iPad air”, but now we are hearing that could be called the “iPad mini”, according to a report by Macotakara (Google Translation):

According to Asian source, the name of Apple’s new product, which … Read More

Toronto Zoo Shows Off Their Orangutans Using iPads [VIDEO]
by on August 24, 2012

The Toronto Zoo has posted a video demonstrating their orangutans using iPads, as part of its participation in the ‘Apps for Apes’ program, created in the U.S. The orangutans Puppe and Budi are mother and son, and have used the iPad to play games and paint–but watching videos are their favourite:

“They really like watching the videos of natural things, so maybe that’s why they’re so transfixed on it,” said the … Read More

Leaked ‘iPad Mini’ Cases Reveal Design Elements Including A Rear Camera [PHOTOS]

Initially discovered by Giz-China.com, a bunch of purported iPad Mini protective cases have hit the web suggesting a rear-facing camera in addition to a mysterious tiny hole at the centre, which the source believes could well be for a new rear-facing microphone (via Apple Insider).

These third-party cases are allegedly designed to fit Apple’s much rumored smaller iPad a.k.a the iPad Mini. The cases show space for a camera at the top left … Read More

Here’s How an ‘iTypewriter’ Dock Add-On Works with the iPad [VIDEO]
by on August 21, 2012

Have you used a typewriter before? Miss those good ol’ days? Well you could possibly re-live them soon with your iPad as an Edinburgh College of Art student, Austin Yang, has created the ultimate accessory.

The iPad fits into a typewriter dock and with each key strike, hammers covered in rubber capacitive caps jump and tap the iPad’s on-screen keyboard. Here’s how Yang explains his invention:

It is a typewriter for … Read More

7.85 Inch ‘iPad Mini’ Rumoured to Reach 4 Million Production Units in September
by on August 20, 2012

According to the latest report from Digitimes, the rumoured 7.85 inch ‘iPad Mini’ will reach 4 million production units per month starting in September:

Supply volume of Apple’s 7.85-inch iPad is estimated to reach four million units per month starting in September in order to prepare for demand from year-end holidays, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

The report goes on to mention an October launch of the supposed … Read More

Analyst Claims ‘iPad Mini’ Could Go on Sale by October Priced at $300
by on August 17, 2012

Bloomberg reports on a research note from Peter Misek, an analyst at Jefferies & Co. Apple is set to debut its rumoured ‘iPad Mini’ by year end (it could go on sale in October), which would compete against Google’s Nexus 7 and Microsoft’s upcoming Surface tablet.

Apple plans to debut a smaller, cheaper iPad by the end of this year, people familiar with the plans said in July. Misek said … Read More

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