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iPod touch unboxing & first-impressions (late 2012)

iPod touch unboxing & first-impressions (late 2012)

Apple's 5th Gen iPod touch has landed, and it marks quite a departure for the touchscreen media player. What once was described as a phoneless-iPhone has evolved into a device with a distinct focus of its own, building on the gaming prowess of its predecessor and adding in a capable digital camera to this latest generation. The first batch of new iPod touch units are winging their way to preorder customers, but one has already landed on the SlashGear test bench, so read on for some first impressions.

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iPad mini visualized in bright color renderings

iPad mini visualized in bright color renderings

With rumors abound of an iPad mini device appearing in the Apple lab this season it's only appropriate that high-quality renderings of said device would begin to appear in droves. What we're looking at here is a set of renderings done by designer Martin Hajek, a fellow who is also in the process of making some 3D models of the device for real-world use - for case-makers, of course. For now though it's time to peek at some iterations, including brightly colored backside the same as the 5th generation iPod Touch models just introduced with the iPhone 5.

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Three iPad mistakes the iPad mini needs to fix

Three iPad mistakes the iPad mini needs to fix

Though Apple hasn't confirmed (nor denied) the existence of the iPad mini, the flurry of excitement surrounding the release of such a device quite recently makes this a perfect time to discuss what features a small iPad could fix. It's not as if the iPad (the 3rd generation, that is) has a whole lot wrong with it at the moment - it's far and away the best selling tablet-form device on the market, not to mention the best-selling iPad in the history of the iPad line. But what we've got here is the idea of the iPad made more accessible by the masses - the public that, believe it or not, can't quite figure out why they'd pay $500 USD for a device that they might accidentally drop when they're getting up from the couch.

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iPhone 5 Consumer Reports touts “best [camera] we’ve seen on a smartphone”

iPhone 5 Consumer Reports touts “best [camera] we’ve seen on a smartphone”

It would appear that Consumer Reports' look at the iPhone 5 has yielded a favorable collection of feedback bits, especially in the camera department. Though they do admit that the "phenomenal" 41-megapixel camera they tested on the Nokia 808 had a bit of an edge when it comes to delivering the highest quality shots, the iPhone 5's 8-megapixel camera was called "the best [they'd] seen on a smart phone." Consumer Reports also noted that the iPhone 5 "move[s] up the ranks, surpassing not only the previous iPhone 4S but also a number of other new Android-based smart phones."

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iPad Mini details leaked by Cygnett cases

iPad Mini details leaked by Cygnett cases

This week it appears that the iPad mini - a device not yet confirmed by Apple - has had details leaked by none other than accessory makers Cygnett in a couple of cases released to a storefront in Australia. Normally this sort of thing would be mentionable, but it's generally a small brand that makes a point of showing off their pre-release device cases - in this case, a big brand like Cygnett would never show off cases early because such a reveal would be looked upon by Apple as a major breach of trust. As it stands, if these cases are indeed real, Cygnett may be in a load of trouble.

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Apple axes in-app ads for non-iTunes stores

Apple axes in-app ads for non-iTunes stores

There's a clause in the iOS developer guidelines listing that has reportedly been added on the 12th of September that may well have far-reaching effects on the way game and app creators find cash outside the iTunes app store. This note says that “Apps that display Apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to or confusing with the App Store will be rejected.” Bad news for those that come in to the iTunes app store with a free offering hoping to spur purchases for themselves in stores outside Apple's own.

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iPad mini event invites tipped for October 10th

iPad mini event invites tipped for October 10th

The next-generation iPad mini device that's been rumored for just about as long as the iPad's been out on its own has once again been suggested to be coming this October, with a set of invites being sent on the 10th of this month. The event invites have been tipped by a source speaking with CNN who they say also just happens to be a major Apple investor. This source supposedly spoke with "multiple sources", each saying that the invites would be sent on the 10th, the event would be on the 17th, and the iPad mini would be shipped on November 2nd (a Friday).

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