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iPad mini release date and details splatter

iPad mini release date and details splatter

If you're following along with the iPad mini and its imminent release, there are a collection of details you can readily assume to be true - even without Apple revealing the release date, the models, and the specifications in each device. This release will be primarily a filing of a market hole: where there's no tablet in the market other than the iPad to placate the masses addicted to the idea that Apple's solution is best, there will soon be two - or three, depending on how you look at the situation. If you want an iPad that costs less than $399 and you want it soon, you'll only have to wait until November 2nd - if several sources saying the same thing are accurate.

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Apple Lightning connector reveals mysterious Texas Instruments chip

Apple Lightning connector reveals mysterious Texas Instruments chip

Inside your the Lighting cord that now connects your iPhone 5 to your computer is a newly discovered set of four chips, one of which may very well be the fabled "security chip" that stops 3rd party manufacturers from reproducing the hardware. All four chips are ever so slightly different, each of them having their own part name. Two of these bits of architecture are transistors, one is an NXP NX20P3, and the final bit is an unknown Texas Instruments-produced chip.

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iPad mini Apple event invites released: October 23rd it is

iPad mini Apple event invites released: October 23rd it is

Today it's time to get busy packing for the next big Apple event, set for October 23rd and quite likely to reveal no larger an iPad than a mini. With the iPad mini on peoples' lips and in their dreams now for several months (or years, for some), it comes as no surprise that the device will be revealed just in time for the holiday season. Now we've just got to hypothesize on how many other devices - or device refreshes - will be appearing as well.

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iPad mini launch on October 23 claim insiders

iPad mini launch on October 23 claim insiders

Apple's much-rumored iPad mini will make its official debut at an event on October 23, new rumors suggest, preceding Microsoft's Windows 8 launch by just a few days. The exact location of the event has not been confirmed, but AllThingsD's insiders hint that it will be more of an intimate affair than the iPhone 5 reveal, and it's suggested that it could well be at Apple's own Town Hall Auditorium.

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Design-tweaked iPad mini WiFi-only tip insiders while iPad 3 gets Lightning

Design-tweaked iPad mini WiFi-only tip insiders while iPad 3 gets Lightning

The iPad mini is likely to be WiFi-only, sources claim, and accompanied by a refreshed iPad 3 with Lightning connector and broader LTE support, though last-minute design changes could shake up Apple's launch. Tipped to be a 7.85-inch slate hoping to bring Apple's tablet success to a mid-point between the existing new iPad and the iPod touch, the iPad mini will lack 3G/4G, according to the Guardian's insiders, so as to help keep prices down and maintain the larger model's halo.

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Apple Lightning Dock Connector begins shipping

Apple Lightning Dock Connector begins shipping

Apple's Lightning Adapter for the iPhone 5 has begun to ship, with the dongle - that allows older Dock Connector accessories and chargers to be hooked up to the new smartphone - finally headed out to buyers. Shoppers in Australia have received shipping notifications that the Lighting to 30-pin Adapter is on its way, MacRumors reports, though Apple's online store still only lists a vague "October" for a shipping estimate.

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Apple Lighting port not identical on both sides

Apple Lighting port not identical on both sides

A bit of investigation done on Apple's iPhone 5 and the Lightning cord and docking port this week has turned up an oddity: the pins on both sides are not the same as one another. It would appear, according to Double Helix Cables' own pro Peter that the 8-pin lineup is not in the same order on both sides of the cord's head. Because of his discovery that one pin does the same as the pin that's directly behind it, Peter has proven that Apple must be using some sort of process to dynamically identify which pin order the cord is currently using - depending on which side is up and which is down, that is.

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