When Apple’s iPad Mini debuted in late 2012, one of its few shortcomings according to critics was the lack of a crystal-clear Retina display like the displays used in newer versions of the iPhone and iPad.
A new iPad Mini with Retina Display (aka the “iPad Mini 2″) was announced by Apple on October 22, 2013, as an updated and upgraded version of the original iPad Mini.The iPad Mini with Retina Display increases the resolution from the original’s 1024×768 to a resolution of 2048×1536, for a pixel density of 324ppi (pixels-per-inch) on a 7.9” display. For comparison, the display in the iPhone 5 delivers 326 pixels-per-inch.
The iPad Mini with Retina Display is currently scheduled to become available for purchase in November 2013. The iPad Mini with Retina Display will also include a 64-bit A7 processor to help handle the increased resolution and iOS 7 as its mobile operating system. Pricing for the new iPad Mini starts at $399, a sum that is $70 higher than the starting price for the previous generation iPad Mini.
- iPad Air
Apple announced the fifth generation of its iPad tablet computer on October 22, 2013, as the iPad Air. The Apple iPad Air is a much thinner, lighter version of earlier iPads that retains the same 9.7-inch Retina display in a profile that is 7.5 millimeters thick and weighs one pound. Among its many new features […]
- Siri Eyes Free
An extension of Apple’s Siri functionality for enabling voice control of an iOS mobile device that is linked with a car’s in-dash audio system. With Siri Eyes Free, drivers can speak natural language voice commands in order to operate the mobile device as well as the car’s sound or in-vehicle infotainment system. Siri Eyes Free […]
- iOS in the Car
An in-car infotainment strategy from Apple that will enable the company’s iOS mobile devices to work with the built-in audio systems of cars. iOS in the Car is expected to debut in 2014, and the initial list of automobile manufacturers publicly announcing support for iOS in the Car includes Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti, Hyundai, Chevrolet/Opel, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, […]
- Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT is short for Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other Internet-enabled devices and systems. IoT Extends Internet Connectivity The Internet of Things extends internet connectivity beyond traditional […]
A file sharing feature from Apple available on mobile devices running the iOS 7 (and later) mobile operation system as well as laptops and desktops running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and later. Photos and videos can be shared with AirDrop, as well as notes, URLs, Passbook passes, contact cards, iTunes Radio stations, app listings […]