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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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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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iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 surface in clearest images yet

iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 surface in clearest images yet

It's little over a week now before Apple almost certainly holds their next event for the release of the 5th generation iPad and the 2nd generation iPad mini, and today a set of images has appeared of both of these tablets' shells, clear as day. These images give us the most high-definition look we've had of both pieces of hardware yet, and well before the official unveiling of the devices by Apple itself. We're seeing here a slightly modified iPad mini 2 and a large overhaul on the iPad 5.

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iOS 7 beta 3 improves non-Retina iPad “2x” mode with Retina iPhone apps

iOS 7 beta 3 improves non-Retina iPad “2x” mode with Retina iPhone apps

Yesterday, iOS 7 beta 3 was rolled out, and shortly afterwards we saw hints that Apple will be using AirPlay to stream iPad and iPhone content to car infotainment systems via an iOS in the Car menu that was found. Now another change has surfaced, this time concerning the "2x" mode on non-Retina iPads, with it utilizing Retina iPhone apps to increase overall quality.

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iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 tipped for August production: specifications MIA

iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 tipped for August production: specifications MIA

As months pass since the last release of devices in Apple's iPad range, suggestions of production of the two newest entries in the environment appear. This week word comes from Taiwan that one of Apple's most-used manufacturing groups, Foxconn, will be ramping up production on both a second generation of the iPad mini and the 5th generation of the full-sized iPad as soon as next month in China. This news comes attached with a supposed production sample of the new iPad mini, sharper edges, black casing, thinner body and all.

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WWDC 2013 Hardware Expectations: MacBook Air, Retina Pro, Mac Pro refresh

WWDC 2013 Hardware Expectations: MacBook Air, Retina Pro, Mac Pro refresh

Monday will be the day that Apple brings its yearly developers conference to the city of San Francisco once again, with plenty of software updates in the wings: but what about hardware? Here in the week before WWDC 2013, several devices have been tipped or otherwise leaked, with upgrades and refreshes of devices we've seen in the past looking to be the stars of the main event keynote. This will mirror last years' event in which several notebooks were given upgrades and the Mac Pro was given a boost behind the scenes.

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Tim Cook suggests iPhone variations could be in Apple’s future

Tim Cook suggests iPhone variations could be in Apple’s future

Many critics have stated that Apple needs to branch out from its current device line up and toss variations of the iPhone into the mix, offering larger screens, different price points, and hardware variations. The logic behind such ideas is that more competitors than ever are emerging, and some consumers prefer larger screens and different hardware than the iPhone offers, driving them to different products. When asked about this at the D11 conference this evening, Apple's Tim Cook addressed the issue, but not before suggesting such devices could be in Apple's future.

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