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.

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we wrap-up 2012 with some Galaxy Note II rumors that include new color variants. We then talk about the possible Galaxy S IV and some possibilities of an S-Pen to be included in the box. Samsung keeps the spotlight next as we talk about some holiday deals that they're offering to those who register their device. Then we move to the Motorola Droid RAZR M HD rumors, which include more than a long and ridiculous name. We end today's show, and this year's last show as well, by discussing tablet sales and how they've now surpassed smartphone sales. All this and ...

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    Only seven billion remain following the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012, and three of them have joined forces in this new dystopian future-world to talk technology. Closing out 2012 is a tough endeavor, but thankfully the pre-holiday news explosion quickly gave way to a post-holiday news respite, and the resulting abbreviated topic list gives us a little breathing room at the tail end of this year. In this episode, we talk about the future of Windows RT tablets, the rumored Apple iOS-running smart watch, Motorola's mysterious "X" project, first impressions from a week with the Galaxy ...

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    While we're still waiting for official numbers as far as activations are concerned for this Holiday season both from Google and Apple (and, why not, Microsoft too), analytics company Flurry has published its own figures which talk about a whopping 17.4 million devices, up 332% from the average December baseline. You can also compare this number with Christmas 2011 when 6.8 million devices were activated. The interesting bit here is that tablets seem to have overtaken smartphones on December 25th, 51% to 49%. Leading the pack are Apple and its iPad, iPad mini, joined by Amazon and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the Samsung i9500 and i9505 rumors. We later go through some new Galaxy S III rumors though this time they assume we'll be getting a new device for T-Mobile at least. Then we deal with some Nokia Tablet rumors and the possibilities of much better specs than the current Microsoft Surface RT. The iPhone 5 goes next as Apple's new patent imagines curved glass for the future. We end today's show by talking about Brandon's recent video regarding Anostyle for iOS devices. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung GT-I9500 Rumored To ...

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    If you want a colorful Apple product, you're out of luck unless you're springing for an iPod. Fortunately, if you have an iPhone 5 or iPad Mini, you can change the color of your device with an aftermarket anodization process. I recently sent my black iPad Mini to the folks at Anostyle to get my Mini colored bronze, which is a nice orangy-copperish-brown. The result is impressive: their by-hand anodization process ensures that your iPad Mine or iPhone 5 comes back looking like it came from the factory with the new color. The way it works is that you order through Anostyle's website (where ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    At the end of November figures from Kantar showed that Apple regained the number one position in the US, pushing Google's Android back to the second place. A more recent report of sales data for 12 weeks ending November 25, 2012, shows that Apple has reached its highest ever smartphone share in the US. Previous (October) numbers showed Apple’s iOS on the top spot with 48.1% marketshare in the States followed by  Android, falling from 63.3% to 46.7%. The most recent figures show Apple at 53.3% (up 17.5% year-on-year) while Android continues its decline to 41.9% (down 10.8% ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's Possible Tablet to be launched at MWC 2013. After that the rumor mill moves-on to Samsung which has begun talking about a Galaxy Frame device we're having a hard time understanding. T-Mobile later teased with an update to the Windows Phone 8X which was sadly pulled before this video was filmed, though Nokia did release the upgrade for the Lumia 920 and 820. The iPad mini makes the news again as more rumors on the Retina Display variant loom closer. And we end today's show talking about HTC and their new desperate measures to stay ...

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    One of the key disappointments for many when seeing Apple unveil the iPad mini was its relatively small resolution. While it is on par with the iPad 2 (and on an even smaller screen), competing products like the Nexus 7 offer somewhat higher resolutions (and on screens almost one inch smaller). According to the rumor mill Apple is planning on bringing the Retina display to the iPad mini (not that this would be a surprising move, also something we've continuously heard in the comments). Taiwan-based backlighting industry sources also claim that -- aside from a possible 2048 x 1536 ...

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    For the iPhone owners among you: the Apple Maps ordeal is over with the release of Google Maps for iPhone. No longer will you search for a restaurant in your area and be taken to a place that is hundreds of miles away. No longer will you be subject to the limitations of Apple Maps and wish you could see a street view or public transit information. Our first impressions of Google Maps are very positive, and we've found a handful of hidden gestures that we show you in the below video. As a recap of the gestures, you can: double tap to initiate a single-finger zoom, use two fingers to ...

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    It seems like the end of another embarrassing era for Apple is finally over. Those of you that have gotten lost looking for a Target in a residential area like some of us were fooled recently is now a thing of the past. Google was kind enough to give Apple a pat in the back today, and they've now released their Maps application for iOS. Now, this is not just the return of the previous Google Maps we knew. This is a whole different ball game. It includes Turn-By-Turn navigation and works on the iPhone, though they do mention compatibility with the iPad if you're willing to deal with the ...

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    The Galaxy S III's barely old enough to warrant an After The Buzz episode, but we're already talking about the Galaxy S IV. In any other venue, that would be a sign of jumping the shark; on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's just business as usual. Tune in for our best speculation on what Samsung might include in its next sensational superphone, from unbreakable screens to bone conduction. Then keep on listening for an extended debate about the merits of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versus iOS, drilling down into their UIs and design philosophy. Finally, after some extended talk about how useful ...

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    When Apple released iOS 6 we knew that YouTube will go missing -- and it's been removed since Beta 4 -- alongside Google Maps, but Mountain View was quick to react and released a dedicated application which only supported the iPhone and not the iPad. Then then iPhone 5 came along and the app was displaying black bars at the top and bottom of the larger screen with larger resolution but all of these are sorted out now. The new version of YouTube not only adds support for the iPhone 5 -- getting rid of the black bars and displaying nice, full-screen videos -- but it now also supports Apple's ...

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    Yesterday Apple announced that the iPhone 5 will become available this month in 50+ additional countriesand now it's time for Cupertino's iTunes online store to make its way to the same number of markets. Russia, Turkey, India, and South Africa are joining other regions in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. The iTunes Store is now accessible in 119 countries for those who want to purchase content like music while more than 700,000 applications in the online market are available in 155 countries for iPhone and iPad users. Apple also just ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent news of the Samsung Galaxy Note II and its staggering sales figures. We then talk about the ATIV S Windows Phone and how much longer we'll have to wait for it. LG made the news again with a possible Optimus G2 and its 1080p display for 2013. Then we talk about Apple's sales results this holiday season, which continue to surprise. We end today's show talking about Microsoft, the possibility of an Apollo+ Windows Phone 8 upgrade along with the bad news of no specific date for the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade. Links: - Microsoft Working ...

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    According to the latest numbers released by Gartner for the third quarter of 2012, Android is leading the OS competition with more than 70%, followed by a distant Apple iOS and its close to 14%. Despite these figures Apple has managed to be the undisputed leader of Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, according to an IBM research. Overall, online sales grew year-on-year 17.4% on Thanksgiving Day and 20.7% on Black Friday; out of all these, mobile consumers accounted for 16.3%. Apple has managed to top the charts with the iPad and the iPhone, as follows: the iPad accounted for 9.8% ...

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    LG Display and AU Optronics are both supplying displays for Apple's iPad mini but according to reports the latter is facing some production capacity issues, as described by 'sources familiar with the matter'. Both companies are "main display suppliers" but Digitimes is reporting that the majority of iPad mini tablets are equipped with LG screens. Four million panels have been shipped for the iPad mini this month alone and out of these most of them are allegedly made by LG Display. However, because of AU Optronics' poor yield, Apple is expected to only sell six-to-eight million iPad mini ...

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    This is one of those rumors we've seen in the past, like the one where Samsung reportedly terminated its supply contract with Apple or the one concerning the alleged 20% price increase the South Korean manufacturer imposed for processors. Today's rumor refers to batteries and the report comes from China Business News. It claims that Apple has to turn to its alternative battery manufacturers -- Amperex Technology Limited and Tianjin Lishen Battery -- for the iPad (and MacBook Air) after Samsung reportedly halts supply. However, previous reports were all debunked and information denies ...

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    Yesterday, about 24 hours ago, we reported that Nokia has released its -- now rebranded -- HERE maps for iOS, making it available for iPhone and iPad. Today, 24 hours later, the application is already the fourth application in the top free iPhone app list on iTunes, way above popular titles like Pandora, Spotify, Twitter, or even some Apple apps. After iOS 6 removed Google Maps from the system, users of the iPhone 5 -- as well as previous version of the iPhone and iPad that were updated to iOS 6 -- were left with Apple's own maps and some alternatives proposed by Apple itself after the ...

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    With Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) just days away, the 2012 holiday shopping season is about to take off in force. Whether you're shopping for friends or family, there are bound to be a few electronic gadgets on your list. Will you end up buying just what your gift recipients had been hoping for, or will your efforts miss the mark a little? If you're in the US and shopping for a kid this year, it's looking like Apple's iPad is going to be the gift to beat. Nielsen's latest survey figures take a look at what electronics six-to-twelve-year-olds in the US are itching to get their fingers ...

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    "Shorten your topic list," they said. "The show won't run as long," they said. An hour and a half later, another lengthy episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is ready for your listening enjoyment. And make no mistake: we could have talked for another 40 minutes at least. That's not because it's been a huge news week, but because our discussion topics are dense and detailed. Topics like phone reviews, new platforms, and 1080p screens. Subjects like GPS navigation, wide-angle smartphone cameras, and whether Google should become a wireless carrier. The merits and shortcomings of the Lumia ...

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    It's been almost a month since Apple introduced the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad; the initial WiFi-only variants were selling rather well, according to Apple, which was quick to brag about three million units over the first weekend of sales (starting November 2), double the previous first weekend record of 1.5 million for the iPad in March. Those who ordered the Cellular models should get them soon (some elite few already got them) but if you didn't pre-order yours you can pick one up, either the iPad mini or the fourth generation iPad, from AT&T and Sprint. Both carriers ...

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    Back before Apple launched the iPad mini, we spent some time speculating about the price point at which the tablet would launch, and what effect that decision would have on sales of Apple's other products. Specifically, we wondered how the iPad mini might eat into full-size iPad sales, and as the new budget option in Apple's lineup, what it might do to iPod touch sales. While we still don't have a complete grasp on the situation, a new survey attempts to answer a few questions along this line, and the results are somewhat surprising. The survey, conducted by Cowen and Company, firstly ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent Galaxy S III sales results that prove it to defeat the iPhone 4S during last quarter. Then we go through the confirmation that the LTE iPad mini is now ready to ship in the next business days. Verizon has also announced their Windows Phone 8 pre-orders and we give you all the details. Later we do some Angry Birds Star Wars talking, even though you're most likely already playing it. We end today's show talking about AT&T's move to accept FaceTime over cellular data, even though there's always a catch. All this and more after the ...

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    Apple's long-rumored iPad mini is finally here, at least if all you wanted was the WiFi-only version of the 7.9-inch tablet. What if the tablet's petite size just screams to you "take me out into the world", and you've been hankering for one of the cellular-enabled versions, instead? Apple's been accepting orders for those models, but the question as to just when they'd finally ship has remained. Now we're finally starting to get a better idea of when those orders could end up arriving, as well as when the LTE iPad mini might go up for sale in retail stores. Users who ordered the LTE iPad ...

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