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Mass Production of 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 and New iPads Reportedly Pushed Back to September

Chinese media sources on Thursday reported that mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 was underway, confirming earlier rumours that the device would enter production this month. The new reports were first picked up by GforGames. And considering the increasing number of leaks depicting various 4.7-inch iPhone 6 components, we think it’s safe to assume that…

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Next-Generation iPad Air and iPad Mini to Ship With More Durable Touch ID Sensors

Last month, highly reliable Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo had reiterated in a research note that Apple would be incorporating Touch ID into its next-generation iPad Air and iPad Mini, claiming that shipments of the fingerprint sensor would hit 120 million units this year. Today, Chinese media reports have corroborated Kuo’s claims, adding that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing…

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iOS 8 to Feature Split-Screen Multi-Tasking for iPads

iOS 8 will reportedly feature split-screen multi-tasking for iPads, claims 9to5Mac, citing sources with knowledge of the software’s development.  The feature is designed for iPads with 9.7-inch screens – currently the iPad Air and iPad with Retina Display – and might not work with the smaller iPad Mini. The feature, which will only work in landscape mode,…

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iPad Maintains Lead As Tablet Market Faces Slowing Growth

During its recent earnings announcement, Apple reported that shipment of iPads had slipped from the year-ago quarter to 16.35 million units. A new report by research firm IDC reiterates this but notes that worldwide tablet shipment also experienced slower growth in the first quarter of 2014. Shipments of tablets worldwide topped 50.4 million units in Q1…

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iOS 7.1 Code Hints at Touch ID for Upcoming iPads

A French iOS developer has discovered a string of code in iOS 7.1 that seemingly references Touch ID for iPads, according to a post by iDownloadBlog. Mentions of Touch ID for both the iPhone and iPad were spotted in strings for a BiometricKit framework that deals with the user interface which enables scanning of a…

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iPad Leads Tablet Market With 77% of Web Traffic

Online advertising network Chitika Insights published a new report this week, highlighting its findings on tablet usage in North America. According to the report, the iPad remains the firm market leader, accounting for over three-quarters of all US and Canadian web traffic. Chitika’s report is based on ‘tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian tablet-based…

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Tim Cook Addresses Slowdown in iPad Sales

Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed concerns regarding the state of the iPad during the company’s earnings call last night, sharing insight on the company’s sales expectations for the product, the launch of Microsoft Office for iPad and how the device measures up against its competitors. Apple sold 16.35 million iPads during the last quarter, falling short…

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Analyst Predicts Blockbuster Q3 & Q4 for Apple: New iPads, iPhone 6, ‘iWatch’, 12-Inch MacBook and Apple TV

Today, Appleinsider and MacRumors both obtained a research note by prominent KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo detailing Apple’s product roadmap for 2014. Kuo is widely-regarded as one of the most reliable Apple analysts, and his predictions have been mostly accurate in the past. As such, many sites are giving a lot of weight to his…