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Brian White On Testing An Early Version Of iPad Mini, “It’s Fantastic!”
by on October 22, 2012

Topeka Capital’s Brian White appears to have had the luxury to test an early version of Apple’s forthcoming iPad Mini, according to a report by Business Insider. During his recent travels through Asia, he says he got an early look at iPad Mini during one of his trips and he thinks “it’s fantastic”.

The analyst says that during his recent China-Taiwan Tech Tour, he had the opportunity to play with a pilot version … Read More

Apple Looking To Highlight iPad’s Educational Capabilities At Tomorrow’s Event

Soon after its debut in 2010, schools began adopting the iPad as means for education, further extending Apple’s lead in the department. With schools about to get another big price break with the smaller iPad which may cost as little as $329, Apple is expected to highlight the iPad’s educational capabilities at tomorrow’s media event, according to a report by Bloomberg.

While Apple has a history of selling … Read More

Rear Shell Of Full-Sized 9.7″ Retina iPad With Lightning Connector Leaked [PHOTO]
by on October 21, 2012

A recent report by 9to5Mac claimed that Apple is going to introduce a refresh of the current 3rd generation iPad alongside the all new iPad Mini at the upcoming media event. The refresh of full-sized iPad will retain the current specs and pricing but will incorporate the new dock connector. Today, a photo published by Apple.Pro shows a rear shell of full-sized 9.7″ Retina iPad with a Lightning port, replacing the old dock connector … Read More

iPad Mini Will Be “The Competition’s Worst Nightmare”, Says Analyst
by on October 19, 2012

Targeting smaller screen tablets like Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Apple is expected to unveil a smaller 7.85″ iPad Mini at the forthcoming media event in San Jose, California on Oct. 23. If Apple decides to price the smaller iPad below $300, it will prove to be “the competition’s worst nightmare”, says analyst Shaw Wu with Sterne Agee (via Apple Insider).

While tablet … Read More

Microsoft Surface ‘ClearType’ Display Is No Match For iPad’s Retina, Claims DisplayMate

Intrigued by Microsoft’s claims that due to the use of new ClearType technology in Microsoft Surface tablet, its display is even sharper than the new iPad’s Retina, Dr. Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, put both displays to the test and has reported that Microsoft’s claims are incorrect (via PC World). He found that Windows ClearType made the 768p display on the Asus Netbook look significantly sharper than the iPad 2’s 768p display but … Read More

2 Million 7.85-inch ‘iPad Mini’ Backlight Units Expected To Ship In October [DigiTimes]
by on October 16, 2012

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

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

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

Accessory Makers Halt ‘iPad Mini’ Case Production As Last-Minute Design Changes Appear
by on October 9, 2012

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