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Alleged Photos of the iPad Mini Display and Battery Leak [PICS]
by on October 17, 2012

Looks like we have some new images that have appeared online in what appear to be the upcoming ‘iPad mini’ display and battery, as posted by Etrade Supply (via MacRumors). The site claims the display is almost 8 inches and measures 162mm in length and 124mm in width. The most unusual part of this leak is the display is a 4:3 ratio, which is different from a former … Read More

Apple Sends Out Invites for October 23rd iPad Mini Event
by on October 16, 2012

Apple has sent out invites this morning to the press to announce a special event to take place on October 23rd, most likely to debut the iPad mini, notes The Loop:

Apple on Tuesday announced a special event to be held on October 23, 2012 in San Jose. The event is scheduled to take place at 10:00 am PT.

This event will take place at a California Theatre in San Jose, which … Read More

2 Million 7.85-inch ‘iPad Mini’ Backlight Units Expected To Ship In October [DigiTimes]

Radiant Opto-Electronics, a Taiwan based component manufacturer, is expected to supply over 2 million backlight units (BLUs) for Apple’s forthcoming 7.85-inch ‘iPad Mini’ during the month of October with another two million units shipping next month, according to DigiTimes‘ industry sources.

 

Those numbers are expected to boost Radiant’s revenues during the fourth quarter of 2012. Shipments for other iPad models as well as monitors were however reportedly down in … Read More

First Microsoft Surface TV Ad Stresses its Magnetic Cover and Kickstand [VIDEO]
by on October 15, 2012

Microsoft’s tablet, the Surface is set to hit stores on the 26th of this month, a simultaneous launch with Windows 8. Their first TV ads have launched as part of their massive $1 billion dollar ad campaign to showcase their tablet announced almost 4 months ago.

The video below stresses the Surface’s kickstand and magnet cover/keyboard. Check it out below and tell me what you think:

Another video below shows a … Read More

Leaked Photos Of 7.85″ ‘iPad Mini’ Battery Hit The Web [PHOTOS]
by on October 14, 2012

While we await the official confirmation of iPad Mini launch event from Apple, all sorts of rumours and reports continue to pour in regarding the upcoming device as well as the media event itself. A couple of new photos, courtesy of MacRumors, have now hit the web which are claimed to be of the battery for 7.85″ iPad Mini, which Apple plans to unveil at the forthcoming event.

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Oct. 23 iPad Mini Launch Event Will Focus Heavily On iBooks
by on October 13, 2012

Apple is set to unveil its smaller iPad a.k.a the iPad Mini on October 23rd at an invite-only media event. A report published by The Next Web today is claiming that this iPad Mini launch event will have a heavy focus on iBooks because the device will be targeting smaller tablets like the Kindle Fire, that are generally used to consume content including books and movies.

The report also adds … Read More

Apple’s ‘iPad Mini’ Event to Take Place on Oct. 23rd Says Report [Update]
by on October 12, 2012

The last rumour we heard about rumoured iPad mini event invites being sent out this week turned out to be false. This time around though, AllThingsD reports Apple will unveil its smaller iPad on October 23rd:

As AllThingsD reported in August, Apple will hold a special event this month, at which it will showcase … Read More

Looks Like Apple May Not Hold An ‘iPad Mini’ Media Event On Oct. 17 After All
by on October 10, 2012

According to a report by Fortune from last week, Apple was expected to send out invitations to the media today, regarding a special ‘iPad Mini’ launch event rumored to take place on Oct. 17th. However, noon has passed without any such invite from Apple which pretty much suggests that the company may actually not hold an event on Oct. 17 after all, notes the Fortune.

“If the company were planning an … Read More

Apple’s 7.85-Inch ‘iPad Mini’ to Debut as Wi-Fi Only [Rumour]
by on October 9, 2012

Looks like the ‘iPad Mini’ rumours have started to ramp up. Earlier today, we heard about case makers cancelling their production plans as the supposed 7.85-inch tablet was undergoing last minute changes. Now, the Guardian reports the new smaller iPad will debut with Wi-Fi only:

Apple’s expected “iPad mini” will only come in a Wi-Fi version – but there will also be a revised version of the iPad with 4G … Read More

Accessory Makers Halt ‘iPad Mini’ Case Production As Last-Minute Design Changes Appear

According to a new report by Japanese blog Macotakara, a large OEM mobile accessory maker has stopped production of ‘iPad Mini’ cases after noticing that newly leaked parts and mockups of the purported device show last-minute design changes. The source hasn’t named the accessory maker though.

As the widely rumored iPad Mini launch event is getting closer with reports of Apple sending out media invites for … Read More

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