Apple iPad Mini Posts

Apple Inc. (AAPL) believed to have sold around 25 million iPads last quarter

Apple iPad Air
This Monday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be reporting their fiscal quarter earnings when the markets close. Financial analysts have already started to guess what the unit sales, expected revenues, and net profits are.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPad mini components poses major challenges for suppliers

iPad mini 2
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad mini with Retina Display is still not available at Verizon and AT&T stores in the U.S. This includes the iPad mini with Retina Display that has WiFi and cellular capability (3G/4G), indicating low supplies.

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The New Apple iPad mini Has Retina Display

iPad Mini Retina Display
Apple announced a new iPad mini with Retina display.  This brings all of the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to the 7.9-inch screen that the mini is known for.  The new iPad mini has Apple’s new A7 chip with 64-bit desktop class architecture.  The new iPad mini also has built-in WiFi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity.
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) To Announce New iPads On October 22nd

Apple October 22 Invite
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to announce new iPads on October 22nd.  What we can expect is the fifth generation iPad and the second generation iPad mini.  There are also rumors that a new line of Macs (specifically MacBook Pros) will be announced.  The press invite says
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Report: Apple iPad Mini 2 To Have Retina Display And Multiple Colors

Apple iPad Mini
The Apple iPad Mini launched almost nine months ago.  The Apple iPad Mini 2 will likely feature a high-resolution Retina screen made by Samsung and is expected to arrive in Q4 2013.
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The Apple iPad Mini With A Retina Display Is Not Coming Until 2014

Apple iPad Mini
DigiTimes
, a news company that often talks to Asian suppliers, reportedly has sources that say the new Apple Retina display equipped iPad mini tablet has been delayed until next year.  The mass production for the new tablet will start in Q4 this year.  Apple will be launching a second generation iPad mini sometime in the second half of 2013.  The second-generation iPad mini is “lighter, thinner and equipped with improved specifications.”  It will also have a slimmer bezel design.

RUMOR: Microsoft Is Working On A Smaller Version Of The Surface Tablet

Microsoft is preparing to launch a new line of Surface tablets, which are going to be smaller than the original according to a report by DigiTimes.  The new Surface tablets are expected to be announced in the next few months, possibly at the Microsoft Build Conference in June.
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U.S. Patent Office Withdraws Their Objections Against “iPad Mini” Trademark Application

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an office action denying Apple’s application for a trademark based on the term “iPad mini” last week.  The Patent Office objected to Apple’s application because the “iPad Mini” was considered descriptive rather than a unique product name and believed that the way that Apple used the iPad mini overview page as proof that the named product was being offered for sale was invalid.  The Patent Office has now resolved the issue without Apple needing to step in, according to MacRumors.

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