Posts tagged with: iPad Mini

Apple's iPad mini is the company's first iPad tablet to deviate from the 9.7-inch screen size. The tablet is essentially a scaled-down iPad 2, featuring the same dual-core A5 SoC and the iPad 2's 1024 x 768 screen resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. The iPad mini is priced starting at $329 for the 16GB WiFi-only model.

  • by | August 1, 2013 9:52 AM

    Apple is still, by and large, the leader of the tablet space. Its tablets far outsell any of the competitors' and generally turn a higher profit margin for the company. The iPad mini, however, is a different story. Its specifications aren't … great, and Apple took a hit on profit margins to make the tablet. Still, the tablet has done quite well, helping Apple dominate the smaller side of the tablet realm, as well. However, Google and ASUS, who teamed up to make last year's wildly popular (at least among the tech crowd) Nexus 7, have stepped up their game. Last week, Google announced the ...

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  • by | July 30, 2013 4:09 PM

    I've always been a huge fan of the Matrix Trilogy, and I'm sure many of you are as well. There's one thing I always remember the Oracle telling Neo when things began to get rough, and it was: "Everything that has a beginning must have an end". And it's true, regardless of where you heard the phrase, it's a fact of life that what goes up, must come down at some point. It happened to Apple in the early 80s, to IBM early last decade, to HP just a couple of years ago, to Palm in that same time period, Nokia, you name it. It's hard to determine what we should classify as basic human needs, ...

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  • by | July 26, 2013 6:23 PM

    Up until this year, it was hard to be a tablet manufacturer if the company wasn't Apple. Before 2010, nobody knew what it was like to have a tablet (that was not an expensive Microsoft computer obviously), and still, the iPad took the market by storm, and a storm that lasted almost four years. Why just four years? Well, if you learned about Apple's quarter results a couple of days ago, you learned that for the first time ever, they sold less iPads this year than they sold last year. That's not good considering that last year there were only two iPad options, and now there are three, and ...

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  • by | July 24, 2013 3:38 PM

    The original Nexus 7 was groundbreaking. No, it's specifications weren't terribly impressive. The display was terrible, the Tegra 3 chipset suffered from poor performance, and it initially only came in 8GB or 16GB variants. On paper, it was nothing to get excited about. But it raised the bar by hitting an unbelievable price point – just $199 plus tax. Amazon did this just before Google and ASUS teamed up with the Kindle Fire, but even with a color display and a low price point, the Kindle Fire was more of a glorified e-reader than a high-powered tablet, and without some tweaking, it was ...

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  • by | July 12, 2013 7:52 PM

    The year started off so strongly when it came to rumors of the follow-up to Apple's first iPad mini, presumably upgrading the pint-sized tablet to feature a Retina-quality display. We heard that the new mini might launch sometime in March... but then we were moving back to sometime in the fall... then it was April... and lately we've been returning to the idea of a fall launch, once again. Now there are claims that won't new iPad mini at all this year, and that the Retina display might not be a part of (all) the upgrades. Well, to be fair, it sounds like Retina is still on the table, but ...

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  • by | June 26, 2013 6:42 PM

    iOS 7 is one of those things that you'll either love, hate, or simply put-up with if you already own an iOS device. Some of us have been waiting for it for a long time. In full honesty, I think I was ready for a change even before Apple announced that there would be an iPad running it. Apple did a good job in polishing it and to keep me as their customer, but 2013 had to be a year of change for me, or else. Some people hated the previous version of iOS for Apple's choice in design, but I'll admit that I actually liked it. As fake as it could be, it did a good job in looking elegant on my ...

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  • by | June 24, 2013 10:00 PM

    It's been two weeks since Apple released iOS 7 beta to developers, and even though it's a dramatic refresh to the user interface, that doesn't mean that like every piece of pre-production software, it didn't have its significant bugs. Apple has now released iOS 7 beta 2, and among the changes we have some apparent enhancements to how natural the voice of Siri is, the voice recorder app returns to the iPhone, and other bug fixes here and there. Probably the coolest news about this update is that iOS 7 now works on the iPad. In this video we go hands-on this new refresh to Apple's tablet ...

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  • by | June 24, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and its release date for the US. Then we do some more Samsung talk as we've got another leak on the display size of the Galaxy Note III for this fall. Some deals are next as AT&T and Walmart have some significant discounts on smartphones for the rest of June. Apple's iOS 7 is next as we go through the recent launch of a beta for the iPad. We end today's show by talking about the iPhone 5S leak, which proves that there isn't a dual flash on the phone, but rather a light to assist the phone if the light is needed All ...

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  • by | June 19, 2013 7:00 PM

    We apologize for some technical difficulties we had in uploading today's show. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC Butterfly s and what this means to a probable revamp of the HTC Droid DNA. We then talk about Nokia and all their tactics to make their July 11th event relevant. Case designers have also leaked the designs of the iPhone 5S and also the affordable iPhone that's also been rumored. iOS 7 for iPad was also revealed on video for those that were curious. We end today's show talking about the hidden menu in iOS 7 that was recently uncovered, and how this menu ...

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  • by | June 19, 2013 3:04 AM

    Out of all the things that were announced at WWDC 2013, we'll admit that even the things that weren't shown or announced made some headlines. One of these was the fact that we were never able to see how iOS 7 look son the iPad, and that's just to prove how early the development stage Apple's new mobile operating system is. Apple did promise to launch the final version of iOS 7 in the fall for both the iPhone and the iPad, so there's really nothing to worry about, but if you're curious to see iOS 7 beta for the iPad, there's good news. As it turns out there's already a leaked video of the ...

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  • by | April 30, 2013 4:37 AM

    We've already compared the ASUS Fonepad to its almost twin, the no-earpiece Google Nexus 7, and today we're taking a close look at the same tablet, this time, against Apple's latest and greatest small-sized iPad. The iPad mini is a tablet many have thought would never see the light of day, not from Apple. Still, it's here for quite some time now and it brings the premium build to the sub-ten-inch form factor. Specs are modest though, from the low-resolution screen to the A5 chip from the iPad 2 days. It manages to offer decent performance and at all times fluid user experience. The Fonepad ...

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  • by | April 17, 2013 7:00 AM

    Apple has largely dominated the tablet space since the launch of the original iPad. But more competitive pricing, faster evolution, better specifications and improving software have turned Android tablets into true competitors. And Android OEMs are finally making a dent in Apple's major tablet market share lead. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 is the latest Android tablet to hit the market, competing directly with the iPad mini. Spec-wise, the Note 8.0 has a clear advantage. It has a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB built-in storage with a microSD card slot, 5-megapixel ...

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  • by | April 10, 2013 7:08 PM

    Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you've got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you're at the day job, other times you're off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you're buying a car. These things happen. Fortunately for us, these things don't usually happen all at once, which means the Pocketnow Weekly podcast usually features more than two people on the air. But today, listeners, Lady Luck was not with us. Today, Sam the Scheduler was out sick, because every member of the Pocketnow team was otherwise engaged when it came time to ...

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  • by | April 4, 2013 9:29 AM

    Apple's iPad mini is the love and hate tablet of the media today. Some love it because it truly is a beautiful design, and others don't since it packs a low-resolution display at times when high-resolution is the new thing. Regardless of your love or hate for it, Walmart is now selling it for a discount, and if you know Apple products, you'll know discounts are anything but common. Starting today you can buy the 16GB iPad mini for just $299 on Walmart. This is an online sale, and it requires a store pick-up, so simply buy it online and the reserve at any store of your liking. This is the ...

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  • by | April 1, 2013 10:53 AM

    Remember last month when we heard the rumor about Samsung's "Hyper Bright Display" technology? The phrase showed up in a Samsung trademark application, but the problem was that the USPTO denied Samsung the rights to the name. The problem was that the phrase was seen as merely descriptive, rather than a unique way to identify a particular Samsung product. It looks like Apple could be in a similar boat, upon the discovery of USPTO documents denying a trademark for the iPad mini for similar reasons. The USPTO gives a number of reasons for its rejection. We might have thought that the agency ...

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