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iPad mini with Retina display hands-on

iPad mini with Retina display hands-on

It's the main thing we complained about in our original iPad mini review, and it's the big thing Apple has addressed in its "iPad mini 2", the addition of Retina Display technology. The new iPad mini with Retina display looks just like the old version until you turn it on, at which point life gets pixel-packed. Apple's 2048 x 1536 resolution looks even more detailed on the smaller, 7.9-inch screen compared to the same res on the iPad Air's larger display, and that means more detailed graphics, smoother text, and an iOS 7 interface we kinda wanted to lick. Read on for some first impressions.

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iPad Air hands-on

iPad Air hands-on

We knew Apple's full-sized iPad was going to get a significant refresh, and we weren't wrong. The iPad Air takes the 9.8-inch screen of the fourth-gen iPad and wraps it up in a brand new, super-skinny casing; we'd usually take Apple's "you have to feel it to believe it" commentary as hyperbole, but here's one of those times that you only really get the wow-factor when you pick up the fifth-generation slate. Read on for some first impressions.

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iPad mini 2 official with Retina display

iPad mini 2 official with Retina display

This morning Apple has officially brought on a 2nd generation of their popular iPad mini tablet, complete with Retina display. This version of the iPad mini works with a body and presentation extremely similar to the original, working with a physical appearance not all that unlike the iPad mini's first edition. This iPad mini will be hitting the market with at least two different colorways - a darker gray and a lighter silver / white, and will be appearing aside the new 5th generation iPad - the iPad Air as well.

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iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

With the ushering in of new hardware on both the desktop and the mobile front, the folks at Apple this week have brought on a new collection of software updates as well. They've update iLife in full - working with new versions of iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband for both iOS and OS X. These updates bring both worlds just that much closer together.

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Apple iPad 5 event predictions: iPad mini 2, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro 2013

Apple iPad 5 event predictions: iPad mini 2, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro 2013

Tomorrow morning an Apple event is set to take off bringing on a set of new devices starting, first and foremost, in the iPad arena. The 5th generation iPad is tipped to appear alongside the 2nd generation iPad mini, both of them ready to work with iOS 7 right out of the box. The desktop and mobile laptop environments are also tipped to be getting an update with the MacBook Pro lineup receiving 4th generation Intel Core technology (Haswell) alongside a final push for the Mac Pro 2013 to stores.

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Retina iPad mini, iPad 5 without Touch ID amongst KGI predictions

Retina iPad mini, iPad 5 without Touch ID amongst KGI predictions

The second iPad mini will include a Retina upgrade and the iPad 5 will not have TouchID as was previously rumored, according to KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo. These and a bevy of other predictions were released today in advance of the Oct. 22 iPad event to be held in San Francisco. The event will unveil a series of updates to the various iPads as well as to the MacBook Pro.

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