With iPad Mini 2 & iPad 5 Release Set In Line, Will Apple Regain Its Plunging Market Share and Popularity?

Apple is expected to roll out its forthcoming iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C anytime after September 20th followed by the launch of iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 somewhere in mid-November this year. 

Interestingly, certain analysts believe that Apple’s hope to gain its plunging market shares in the tab market could be pinned down to the release of iPad Mini 2 and the iPad 5.

Apple’s earlier shipment for tabs went down from 229.3 million to 227.4 million units, which is speculated to be the firm’s move to build anticipation among consumers for its upcoming iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. However, the decision to increase the sales of tabs in the Q4 this year has rather affected the company’s market share.    

Nevertheless, as per some reports, Apple’s shipment of tabs has increased by 60 percent since 2012, when it first launched the iPad.

Apple has always been a leader in the tab market, giving its rivals a tough time.

The Cupertino Calif.-based firm is expected to launch its upcoming iPad 5 with more power and expertise, packed in a slim and light body with the new iOS 7. The device thus contains the power to revamp consumer’s interest in the tab all over again.

With Retina Display and faster processing chips, the iPad Mini 2 will be a cheaper version that will come in competition with other cheaper Android devices in the market.

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Wake Up Retina-Packed iPad 5 & iPad Mini 2: To Put Google Nexus 7 2 to Sleep?

Previous rumors indicating towards Apple not including a Retina Display in its upcoming device can go rest in grave as considering the latest reports, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm has settled to offer its forthcoming 9.7-inch iPad 5 and 7.9-inch iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display, all set to launch coming October.

Apple is reported to trade in the required number of display panels with high resolution from LG Display in the following months. These Retina-made display panels will meet the firm’s requirement to ship around three million units of iPad Mini 2 in October this year.

iPads made with Retina Display are expected to beat previous sales record of Apple’s devices. LG Display, we hear has boosted the production process of panels to meet Apple’s original release date for the iPad Mini.

However, certain reports also indicate towards Sharp and Samsung also working on to produce some parts for the iPad Mine 2, following the reports of production problems at AU Optronics.

Apple also plans to unveil the iPad 5 this October, producing around six million devices for the last three months of 2013. Lighter and slimmer, the iPad 5 is expected to hold a 9.7-inch screen with Apple’s latest iOS 7.… Read the rest

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Apple iPad Mini 2 Vs Apple iPad 5: To Include or Not to Include Retina Display

Should Apple’s iPad Mini 2 comprise Retina Display or not? The decision seems to have rattled the firm. As per a latest buzz in the rumor mill, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm still has to settle on whether to include Retina Display in its upcoming next-gen 7.9-inch iPad or not.

However, if Apple plans on to implement a Retina screen, we won’t see the iPad Mini 2 hit the shelves before the end of the fourth quarter. Considering the current iPad’s low 1024 x 768 resolution, a delay to instill the Retina screen could lead to no problem.

Apparently, Apple has decided to design the iPad Mini 2 as a bezel-less device.

Yet another rumor surrounding Apple indicates towards another iPad in the making, the iPad 5.

The iPad 5 is expected to roll out with a 9.7-inch display, a Retina screen, slimmer bezel, a single LED tube (as opposed to two) with an improved battery life.

It is speculated that the production process of the iPad 5 is finished, which means we’ll see the expected specifications in the device.

Expected to be announced in September, iPad 5 might be out for shipment either at the end of this month or early next.… Read the rest

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Release date for iPad 5: still a mystery

All the speculated dated about the release of iPad 5 and iPad mini2 have been pushed ahead due to some or other reason. The new one in the queue is the latest rift between the Chinese manufacturer Foxconn, the iPad producing partner, and Apple itself.

According to the news from International Business Times, the split is related to the unreliability of Foxconn who was held responsible for the eight million returns of iPhone 5 handsets. It was also reported that the manufacturer itself is producing Android handsets to compete against the long rumored Apple iWatch.

While Apple’s new supplier still remains unidentified, we can only speculate the dates to revolve around July, before the iOS 7 goes public or October as it would complete one year of the launch of iPad 4 and iPad mini. In the mean time we can check the specs and features it would offer to the world.

The iPad mini 2 will be refreshed with a Retina display resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels but with the same 7.9-inch screen and its likely to be the Apple A6X processor, an upgrade over the current model’s A5 System on a Chip; whereas, the iPad 5 may sport the Apple A7 chip with a 33 percent lighter weight than the previous model.… Read the rest

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Apple iPhone 5S and Low-budget iPhone to The Lead Ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4?

Apple’s launch of a new device is always followed by rumors and speculations. Apparently, the latest to join the league is the release of the low-budget iPhone and iPhone 5S, which it seems will hit the shelves this September.

The Cupertino Calif.-based company loves to experiment with new designs and innovative features to make its products appealing to consumers. This was apparent with the iPod Touch that Apple launched in six stimulating color choices. Certain rumors point out that Apple might use the design of its iPad Mini in its next version of tablet- iPad 5.

The speculations hitting the corner, hint out that Apple plans to release the iPhone 5S and low-budget iPhone in different choices of colors instead of usual black and white. These rumors state that the low-budget iPhone might come out in different color choices including navy, gold, white, orange, gray, pink, green and blue but no black. It’s also said that the device will have a polycarbonate body, just like Nokia Lumia. Hoping for a September release, Apple will start the production process in June and July.

Speculations also hint that the iPhone 5S will also come in a choice of black, white, green, gold and other colors offered in the low-budget iPhone. The iPhone 5S is also expected to be out with a revamped 12 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. We always see updated processor in new models of Apple’s smartphones and same will be the case with the latest iPhone. The iPhone 5S is hoped to have a 1.2Ghz quad-core Apple A7 processor with 2GB of RAM, which will make the device faster than its predecessors. There also might be a fingerprint reader on the Home button of the iPhone 5S.

Just like its predecessors, Apple is expected to hold a special press event for its upcoming iPhone 5S sometime in September.

In case rumors are to be believed, would we like to buy a colorful iPhone 5S? Share your views with us.… Read the rest

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Apple iPad 5 Vs Apple iPad Min2: Apple Would Go Public Only with High Power Batteries

If we got news of a curved battery from a recent patent filed by Apple just a couple of days ago, we’ve just found out more news about what Apple could be working on. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has just shed light on 34 new patents it has approved for Apple – and they range all the way from a new design for the iPad Mini 2 to new magnetometer technology for Apple Maps.

Although we still have no clue as to when we would finally see Apple launching the next generation iPad and iPad Mini tablets, we’ve kept ourselves busy digging through these 34 new patents to see which of them could be implemented in these upcoming devices. An interesting finding we came across was about an improved battery life for them.

There’s also information on an interface between iOS and iTunes designed especially for multitouch devices. The patent describes technology that could help conserve the device’s power during the use of the Movie section of iTunes, ensuring longer battery life.

The interface bears a striking resemblance to the one used in the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and the iPad 4. But the slight differences mentioned make us wonder if this is something that could feature in the iPad Mini 2 and the iPad 5. As screen resolutions continue to increase and the processors become more powerful, a longer battery life becomes the order of the day, and looks like Apple could make something work here.… Read the rest

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Would The Apple iPad Mini 2 Do for You or Should You Go for Apple The iPad 5?

We’re expecting Apple to unveil its next generation iPad and iPad Mini soon, and while we eagerly wait to know more about these two gorgeous gadgets, we wondered which of these would make most sense for you. The iPad 5 is expected to have a 9.7-inch display while the iPad Mini 2 would have a 7.9-inch screen – both of them are expected to come with Apple’s famous Retina Display technology.

While the iPad has been the reigning leader of tablets, looks like the iPad Mini 2 could overthrow its big brother and become more popular in 2013. Analysts have predicted that Apple’s range of tablets could see a similar trend like in the case of the iPod where the Nano and Mini went on to become more popular than the original Classic.

One of the biggest drawbacks of the iPad Mini launched last year was its low-res screen without Retina Display, which Apple looks all set to fix in this year’s version of the miniature tablet. So if it’s an iPad with portability you’re looking for, you’re indeed better off investing  in the iPad Mini 2 over the iPad 5. After all, in terms of processing power, they’ll both be quite similarly matched too.

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Apple iPad 5 And iPad Mini 2 Could Lead over The Galaxy Note 8.0 And Kindle Fire by 82%

Even though 2012 wasn’t exactly a great year for Apple, some analysts still feel that the company could continue to maintain its stronghold in the tablet market with the upcoming iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini turned out to be a huge success when it launched, despite it coming with a lower resolution screen and a higher price tag than many of its competitors’ products.

Even stiff competition from the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire don’t stand a chance against Apple’s upcoming tablets. So yes, it may take a little while longer for Google’s Android OS to take over the world of tablets.

According to Chitika, a research firm, in March 2013, 81.9 percent of all web usage from tablets in Canada came from Apple tablets. This figure is 1.4 percent times more than the numbers for February. During the same period, the web traffic coming from Kindle Fire reduced from 8 percent to 7.1 percent, while the Samsung’s Galaxy tablets accounted for just 4.3 percent of the share.

But just because there’s more web traffic coming from Apple tablets, does this mean it’s selling better than other devices? That’s not necessarily true, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is expected to be a bestseller upon its launch. There’s also going to be tough competition in the form of the Sony Xperia Z tablet. It just means that Apple tablet users are more engaged on their devices.

We’re not quite sure when Apple would reveal the next generation iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, or what the future holds for them, but we do know that it will take a lot of effort in 2013 for Apple if it wants to hold on to its top spot in the tablet domain.

Even though 2012 wasn’t exactly a great year for Apple, some analysts still feel that the company could continue to maintain its stronghold in the tablet market with the upcoming iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. The iPad Mini turned out to be a huge success when it launched, despite it coming with a lower resolution screen and a higher price tag than many of its competitors’ products.

Even stiff competition from the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8.0 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire don’t stand a chance against Apple’s upcoming tablets. So yes, it may take a little while longer for Google’s Android OS to take over the world of tablets.

According to Chitika, a research firm, in March 2013, 81.9 percent of all web usage from tablets in Canada came from Apple tablets. This figure is 1.4 percent times more than the numbers for February. During the same period, the web traffic coming from Kindle Fire reduced from 8 percent to 7.1 percent, while the Samsung’s Galaxy tablets accounted for just 4.3 percent of the share.

But just because there’s more web traffic coming from Apple tablets, does this mean it’s selling better than other devices? That’s not necessarily true, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is expected to be a bestseller upon its launch. There’s also going to be tough competition in the form of the Sony Xperia Z tablet. It just means that Apple tablet users are more engaged on their devices.

We’re not quite sure when Apple would reveal the next generation iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, or what the future holds for them, but we do know that it will take a lot of effort in 2013 for Apple if it wants to hold on to its top spot in the tablet domain.… Read the rest

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Troubled Times for The Apple iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2: Chip Designer of A7 Processor Quits Job

Apple had pulled off quite the coup when it managed to hire Raja Korudi, a renowned chip designer, from AMD back in 2009 to help design its own chipsets. But Korudi, who was rumored to be working on the brand new A7 processor, has supposedly quit the firm and gone back to AMD, leaving Apple in the lurch.

Now the A7 processor was rumored to debut in the upcoming iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2, but with Korudi leaving Apple at this juncture, we wonder what would be the fate of the next generation tablets. To his credit, Korudi has been the designer of Apple’s processors starting from the A4 chip and has played an important role in developing the new A7 processor too.

But the real question in Apple fans’ minds is if this departure would have any impact on the release of the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2, both of which have already been quite delayed. Or what if there was no plan on making an A7 processor in the first place at all? What goes on in Apple, no one can tell.… Read the rest

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Apple To Bring Back The Charm In Apple iPad 5, Google Nexus 5 To Up The Ante

As with every next generation iPad, the iPad 5 is touted to not just be faster but also possibly lighter and thinner. But how do you think Apple’s going to achieve this feat? The iPad 5 could possibly feature a smaller LED backlight which could make its screen far more energy efficient and of course, thinner and lighter.

While Apple’s Retina Display technology gave the iPads amazing resolution, it did end up making them quite bulky. But for the iPad 5, Apple could possibly use Sharp’s IGZO screen which could not only give it a great resolution and better clarity, but the overall package sleeker.

Analysts are also expecting Apple to feature a film-based touch sensor to improve the overall user experience on the iPad 5. No wonder why Apple’s managed to stay on top of the tablet list even in the face of so much competition.… Read the rest

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