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Griffin StudioConnect iPad dock hands-on: Lightning in tow

Griffin StudioConnect iPad dock hands-on: Lightning in tow

This week the folks at Griffin have revealed a whole batch of new accessories for devices of all kinds, not least of all the Griffin StudioConnect iPad dock, ready for action with a brand new integrated Lightning cord for each of the newest models. This device is working with a cased-iPad mini in the experience you're about to see, this demonstrating how the dock for your iPad works not only with the standard thinness, but a thicker amalgamation as well. What this device actually does is a little less obvious.

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Apple’s 2012

Apple’s 2012

Apple CEO Tim Cook promised a 2012 to remember, and with sweeping changes across the iOS and Mac ranges, new software and services, and more than a few courtroom battles, the Cupertino firm delivered. The new fourth-gen iPad with Retina display and its iPad mini sibling, along with the iPhone 5, cemented Apple's position as the benchmark against which new tablets and phones are measured. Yet it wasn't all smooth sailing, and the past twelve months saw Apple forced to wake up to a new position in the consumer electronics marketplace.

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iPad mini tipped to make a massive splash in China

iPad mini tipped to make a massive splash in China

We're used to hearing about Apple devices selling out here in the US, and it appears that in China things aren't much different. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is saying today that iPad minis are flying off shelves there, after its launch in Hong Kong on back in November and China earlier this month. According to White, many stores in China and Hong Kong are out of stock, while the fourth-generation iPad, which launched at the same time, is still relatively easy to get.

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iPad mini component yield issues persist, but things are looking up

iPad mini component yield issues persist, but things are looking up

Apple frequently has issues producing enough new devices to meet demand, and with the iPad mini it's been no different. A new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple will sell 8 million iPad minis in Q4 2012, despite the fact that the company's manufacturing partners have the parts for 10-12 million iPad minis ready to ship. The problem? Screen yields still aren't where they should be, which is preventing Apple from shipping more iPad minis this quarter.

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30-pin Lightning combo docks coming soon as Apple tweaks spec

30-pin Lightning combo docks coming soon as Apple tweaks spec

It's time to get your transitional period on with an update the the specifications accessory makers much follows in order to get official support from Apple. In the wake of an issue with having both the Lightning cable and the legacy 30-pin connector working on one device, Apple has come forth with a tweak to the rules. While it's not entirely clear if it was the POP Kickstarter incident from earlier this week that made this change in Apple's policies a reality, the result is clear: you'll be able to work with a single accessory in the future with both types of connectors, no sweat.

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iOS 6.0.2 update brings wi-fi fix to iPad mini and iPhone 5

iOS 6.0.2 update brings wi-fi fix to iPad mini and iPhone 5

Your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices working with iOS 6 will be receiving an update to your mobile operating system at some point today with a collection of fixes including, first and foremost, a fix for a bug that "could impact Wi-fi." This suggests that there was a wi-fi bug out there in the wild for your iPhone 5 or iPad 4 or iPad mini or any number of different current-generation Apple smart devices. On the other hand we've not experienced any troubles as such - this release is more likely aimed at preventing a problem before it's happened.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. The weekend will be underway soon, but before we jump in, let's recap the news from the afternoon. We found out today that Google Maps on iOS might not be around for very long, so enjoy it while it lasts, while Motorola Atrix HD users are now getting a long-awaited update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google is leaving Sync support in the dust starting on January 30, 2013, and there were launch events for the iPhone 5 in 33 different countries today.

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Next iPad mini rumored to get Retina display

Next iPad mini rumored to get Retina display

We're not sure if it's just a slow news day (since it's Friday and all), but we're hearing rumors of something that's extremely likely to happen anyway, that it shouldn't even be a rumor -- that being a Retina display on the second-generation iPad mini. Apple didn't stuff one in with this first iPad mini, which was disappointing to a lot of users, but it seems the company is finally ready this time around.

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iPad minis now ship in one week

iPad minis now ship in one week

We're less than a couple weeks away from Christmas now and if someone on your list wants an iPad mini, you may still have time. The iPad mini has been hard to find since it launched and only recently had a two-week shipping delay. Apple has now announced that it has a limited supply of the new smaller iPad on hand.

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