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iPad 5 tipped with 8MP camera, iPad mini 2 in short supply

iPad 5 tipped with 8MP camera, iPad mini 2 in short supply

With the next Apple event coming on quick, the folks at KGI have suggested that both the iPad 5 and the iPad mini 2 will be coming with not just updated casings, but an updated back-facing camera too. The 5th generation iPad has been predicted to be appearing in bulk, so says KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, while the iPad mini 2 will be in slightly short supply due to the lack of full-speed-ahead retina display production. Meanwhile both devices will be appearing, says Ming-Chi, with 8-megapixel back-facing cameras in tow.

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iOS 7.0.3 appears, making way for iPad reboot

iOS 7.0.3 appears, making way for iPad reboot

This week the likes of iOS 7.0.3 has appeared in the wild, working on Apple employee and partner iPhone devices in what very well may be the last update before iOS 7.1, the version headed for the first iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 release. This release has been suggested to be taking place later this month, with an Apple event likely set for closer to the 15th of October. What you'll find for iOS 7.0.3 is likely bug fixes, with the public release headed for the middle of next week.

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iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 in Space Gray: measured and compared

iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 in Space Gray: measured and compared

Today a collection of images has appeared - with specifications attached - of both the iPad 5 and the iPad mini 2 in Space Gray. Up-close photos and inspections of the individual parts of Apple mobile smart products like the iPhone and the iPad have become somewhat commonplace over the past few months, particularly with devices that've not technically been revealed to the public by the manufacturer. Both the 5th generation iPad and the iPad mini 2nd generation models have been showing up here and there over the past couple of weeks - here they're inspected for a higher grade of detail.

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iPad mini 2 in Gold: slate appears with Touch ID

iPad mini 2 in Gold: slate appears with Touch ID

All the way upstream in the wild west (or Wild East, if you prefer) of secondhand parts stores sourced from what's supposedly Apple's own assembly line appears a Gold colored iPad mini 2. This device follows with the release of the iPhone 5s in Gold and the suggestion that the iPad's 5th generation release will kick out the Gold as well. Here a set of up-close photos also suggest that this model will be released with Touch ID - aka the fingerprint sensor delivered with the iPhone 5s as well.

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Apple RED contributions applauded by Bono as “leading the crew”

Apple RED contributions applauded by Bono as “leading the crew”

When you've got a company that sells products as successfully as Apple, there's a good chance a group like RED comes knocking at your door at some point or another. For Apple, that time came quite a few years ago - and here in 2013, RED spokesperson Bono has given Apple a round of applause on raising "over $65 million" in the group's efforts to fight AIDS. Bono thanked the company at the 2013 edition of the Clinton Global Initiative this week.

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iOS 7.0.2 out now: Lockscreen bypass fixed

iOS 7.0.2 out now: Lockscreen bypass fixed

Just days after the first release of iOS 7, 7.0 that is, the folks at Apple saw some intrepid explorers bypass the basic lockscreen security of the software. Today the fix is in - iOS 7.0.2 is available for iOS devices of all kinds - all those that could use iOS 7 in the first place, that is - complete with a newly refreshed bit of security as its headline change. This version of iOS will ring in at 17.4MB and should be available to everyone by the end of the day.

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iPad 5 in Space Gray and Classic Silver: three tones in all

iPad 5 in Space Gray and Classic Silver: three tones in all

You'll find the same clues appearing for the iPad's 5th generation release as we saw with the iPhone 5s this week, with parts from upstream coming on in several tones. What you're seeing here is a collection of parts acquired from the secondhand repair and replacement market in China, coming through the likes of Sonny Dickson, a fellow that's appeared quite a few times over the past several weeks and months. Here you'll find the next-generation iPad coming in with the look and feel of the first-generation iPad mini, as well.

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iPad mini 2 Space Gray edition appears in shell photos

iPad mini 2 Space Gray edition appears in shell photos

It would appear that the off-the-line leaks of Apple mobile device parts will not be ending with the release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, as evidenced today by what very much appears to be the iPad mini 2. While we've heard little solid information on what the insides of the iPad mini 2 will be consisting of, it's been suggested - and pictured - more than once that this iteration of the tablet will be coming in with essentially the same look on the outside. Today it looks as though one significant change will be made in the hull: the addition of a "Space Gray" option.

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iOS 7 downgrades remain available as iOS 6 is ushered out [UPDATE]

iOS 7 downgrades remain available as iOS 6 is ushered out [UPDATE]

As with all upgrades to a new operating system on the device you use most during the day, with iOS 7 there's a set of features not all iPhone users are going to like. Lucky you, there's a way to switch quite a few (if not nearly all) of the odds and ends back off, as it were, back to the way they were in iOS 6 before iOS 7 turned the iPhone on its head - see our iOS 7 review if you've not already. While users can still (for now) go through the steps to actually resetting their smartphone back to factory settings to get iOS 6, they'll still eventually (probably) be coerced into moving to iOS 7 anyway - for them, toggles are in place.

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