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Apple faces second FaceTime lawsuit over iPhone 5 and iPad mini

Apple faces second FaceTime lawsuit over iPhone 5 and iPad mini

Apple faces a second attack on its use of FaceTime, with web software firm VirnetX dragging the Cupertino firm back into the courtroom over video calling tech in the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and other hardware. VirnetX, which scored a $368m win against Apple earlier this week, claims the new smartphone and 7.9-inch tablet - as well as the 4th-gen iPad with Retina display, the 5th-gen iPod touch, and the latest batch of Macs - are just as guilty of infringing its networking-based patents as earlier iOS gadgets.

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iPad mini LTE ships in five days Apple confirms

iPad mini LTE ships in five days Apple confirms

Apple has begun notifying iPad mini WiFi + Cellular preorder customers that their LTE tablet is preparing for shipment, with the first models set to wing out to US buyers in five days. The ship estimate was confirmed in an email to US shoppers this morning, though no specific delivery dates were given; instead, Apple said that it would follow up with a tracking number - and such specifics - in a subsequent message.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 7, 2012

We did it folks - we made it through another election, which means that we finally get a break from those endless political ads. It won't be long before those ads are playing all over the place again, so savor the moment while you can. We found out today that President Obama set Twitter records with that a tweet that was shared more 600,000 times, and Apple was hit with a hefty fine in a case over patents related to FaceTime. Foxconn is saying that it's still having issues keeping up with iPhone 5 production, and Pixar has named a new building after Steve Jobs.

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iPad mini 2 Retina display tipped already in pipeline from AUO

iPad mini 2 Retina display tipped already in pipeline from AUO

The iPad mini may be in short supply, but Apple's hardware partners are already readying the Retina-spec display for the iPad mini 2, according to sources in China. AU Optronics, which is one of Apple's suppliers of 1024 x 768 panels for the current iPad mini, expects to begin mass producing 2048 x 1536 resolution 7.9-inch displays by the second half of 2013, DoNews reports, with eye-pleasing pixel density of 324 ppi.

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iPad mini said to break tradition with less than “great display” by DisplayMate

iPad mini said to break tradition with less than “great display” by DisplayMate

It would appear that the iPad mini isn't living up to the expectations of the folks over at DisplayMate where they've got their eye on the traditions of Apple in the very recent past with the iPad mini. DisplayMate made it clear this week that they felt that Apple was breaking their tradition of bringing "the best display, or at least a great display" to the market, saying that instead the iPad mini has "just a very capable display."

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Apple sells 3m new iPads in opening weekend

Apple sells 3m new iPads in opening weekend

Apple sold three million iPad mini and iPad fourth-gen with Retina display models in the first weekend of availability, the company has confirmed, with the smaller tablet nearly selling out of initial stock. "We set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis" Apple CEO Tim Cook said today of the sales stats. "We're working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 2, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 2, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is here at last, but before we dive in, it's time to recap the news. Today we heard that Microsoft might be testing out a smartphone of its own, which doesn't really surprise us considering that it just recently entered the tablet market. Apple's freshly rephrased "apology" to Samsung went live in UK newspapers today, and one analyst is expecting the iPad mini to top 1.5 million sales this weekend. Speaking of the iPad mini, we saw a drop test featuring the tiny slate today, and the tablet launched to shorter-than-normal lines for an Apple product.

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iPad mini joins the posh club with Moshi accessories

iPad mini joins the posh club with Moshi accessories

The folks at Moshi have opened their fashionable doors to the iPad mini this week with several accessories that'll make your Apple device experience just a bit more fabulous. What we've got here are the VersaCover, the Concerti, and the iVisor XT and AG, all made for the protection and further beautification of your iPad mini. We've had a look at the larger versions of each of these accessories and can readily say that yes, they do pretty much rock.

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