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iPhone 5 production starts in June

iPhone 5 production starts in June

With the Summer season upon us, it's the mobile world that we once again look to for the most surprises, especially from Apple with it's upcoming iPhone 5, it being a "full refresh" season for the smartphone maker. Apple has for the past several years created a complete refresh of an iPhone, then an "S" version, then a complete refresh once more, this resulting in last year's iPhone 4S and this year's big jump into the future: the iPhone 5. What we're hearing this week is that the production of this next-level smartphone will start with its displays, with orders already placed, so says the WSJ, for a 4-inch screen which will start to roll out this June.

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iPad Air Display gets Retina upgrade

iPad Air Display gets Retina upgrade

This week the folks at Avatron have updated their popular "Air Display" app for iPad to include Retina-quality graphics for the 3rd Generation iPad. This upgrade will bring you up to full speed with your second monitor via your new iPad and will now have you working with full support for the graphics you payed for in the first place! This upgrade is free and can be found in the iTunes app store right this second - supposing you already own the Air Display app, of course.

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Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple rumored to use Retina display in next iMac

Apple may be gearing up to refresh its entire Mac lineup with Retina displays. The imminent MacBook Pro refresh has long been rumored to feature the new pixel-dense screen and now the next-gen iMac looks to be getting the same treatment. The new iMacs are also rumored to feature the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a noticeably slimmer design.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. Welcome to the last full week of April. It's snowing in the midwest today, but we've got our own snowstorm here - an Ivy Bridge snowstorm. Check out these Ivy Bridge stories for Maingear, CyberPowerPC, and MSI, just to name a few. But if you're not into all that jazz, you might appreciate some business news - Netflix earnings fall though streaming grows. And, watch out - Flashback Trojan infection still going strong.

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Apple’s new iPad Retina display production problems persist

Apple’s new iPad Retina display production problems persist

It looks like Apple is still coping with production problems of its Retina display for the new iPad. According to AppleInsider, who spoke with KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung remains the sole supplier of the Retina display with LG and Sharp still struggling to provide screens that will meet Apple's strict standards.

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Samsung Mobile countdown site points to tomorrow reveal, hints at Retina?

Samsung Mobile countdown site points to tomorrow reveal, hints at Retina?

Apparently there will be big Samsung news unveiled when the calendar hits April 23. The manufacturer has launched a new teaser site with a countdown timer set to expire in the early morning hours of tomorrow, in US time at least. The site is a seemingly nonsensical tgeltaayehxnx.com, but if you put your anagram skills to the test, you can realize that it actually unscrambles to "The Next Galaxy."

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Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Pixel Qi teases ultra-frugal Retina Display rival

Low-power screen experts Pixel Qi have teased a new iPad matching panel, equalling the Retina Display resolution but delivering "massive power savings" on Apple's technology. "We at Pixel Qi loved the Apple iPad3 screen, but were shocked by the overheating reports and the massive power draw (8Watts?!)" company founder Mary Lou Jepsen observed on the company blog. "We can now announce that we can match or exceed the image quality of the screen in the iPad3."

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Apple Retina iPad advertisements finally cover the United States

Apple Retina iPad advertisements finally cover the United States

You might not have noticed it if your Apple sensor is as normalized as your love for great advertising, but billboards, bus stations, and print ads across the United States have finally switched from iPad 2 to the new iPad for 2012. Have a peek back at our report on when the states were still sticking with iPad 2 advertisements to see the oddity the vast majority of the USA didn't find necessary to notice, then take a peek at a few of the new ads up this week. They've been up for a couple weeks, actually, everywhere from Minneapolis all the way down to San Francisco!

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Intel VP confirms Retina support in Ivy Bridge

Intel VP confirms Retina support in Ivy Bridge

During the Intel Developer Forum yesterday, the company predicted that pixel-dense displays will become mainstream by 2013 in devices ranging from smartphones to desktop computers. Intel's VP and GM of the PC Client Group Kirk Skaugen also revealed that upcoming Ivy Bridge chips are built for Retina display computers, pretty much confirming rumors that next-gen Macs will indeed feature the high-resolution screen.

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New iPad shipments limited by Retina display supply

New iPad shipments limited by Retina display supply

Production of Apple's new iPad has slowed causing some investors to be concerned that demand for the device is dropping off. This is not the case, according to Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu, who says that the new iPad remains high in demand and that the limited production is due to the shortage in Retina displays and the implementation of more sound labor practices following the Fair Labor Association report on Foxconn.

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