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Here’s Why Apple May Introduce A Specific 7.85-Inch iPad Mini

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 29th 2012 - No Comments

It is been highly rumored by the sources over the production chain that Apple is preparing an iPad Mini model to launch this year along with several new features to the iPad series. The analysts claimed in the past that Apple is looking forward to launch a mini iPad device in the market to compete with its rival in the market such as Amazon, and its Kindle series that are actually bugging into the iPad series as most of the users like to purchase the e-readers and Amazon Kindle is the perfect e-reader device with installed Android. However, maybe Apple has no objection with existence in the market, but they don’t like the product because it running a custom Android firmware version. Yes, Android is the real problem!

However, the smaller iPad is rumored to be coming in the market by sources in the past, but we have not yet seen any solid proof regarding the release of this device. According to leak information, the device is said to be 7.85-inch in size, with fewer hardware resources than the original iPad. As Apple tries to reduce the cost of iPad, and wants to compete with other tablets on the market that are running Android firmware versions. However, the world is expecting the arrival of iPad Mini despite pretty clear statement by Steve Jobs that “10-inch screen is minimum necessary” for a tablet.

iPad Mini Size Secret

While the different sources are working on new rumors, a new report comes from AppAdvice highlights that why Apple will choose the 7.85-inch size for the iPad Mini, while the Steve Jobs believe that 10-inch screen is the minimum level for the best display in tablets. Well, the answer is pretty simple and cool, as the folks over AppAdvice have done a simple math on the screen resolution and its depth to reveal the secret of the 7.85-inch display screen iPad Mini. The folks have calculated the PPI (points per inch) of a 7.85-inch display screen, and the iPad Mini display screens produce 163 PPI points in their mathematical test, which reveals that the same pixel density is already landed in the market by Apple in the original iPhone and iPod touch before the integration of Retina Display, means the iPhone 3GS.

The Secret Behind iPad Mini 7.85-Inch Display Size:

Here is the complete detailed report from AppAdvice about the PPI calculation for iPad Mini display:

See, when Apple was designing its first iPhone (circa 2006), company engineers determined through testing that the minimum comfortable size for an interactive element on a touchscreen display is 44 x 44 pixels. Anything smaller would yield erratic results. The pixel density used to arrive at this number, naturally, was that used in the first iPhone — again, 163 PPI. (Note that with the advent of the Retina display, the term “points” is used instead of “pixels.”

However, Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines still call for a direct equivalent based on the original measurement. For example, the new iPhone 4/4S HIG has its interactive minimum set at 44 x 44 points, which is 88 x 88 pixels.) In layman’s terms, all this simply means that no app has tappable input zones smaller than Apple’s approved dimensions.

Well, it is the interesting calculation describing the actual depth of iPad Mini display, but again, we would say that it is not confirmed whether Apple introduces iPad Mini or not in the public. No doubt company has numbered of different prototypes to make the final device perfect before the actual launch of the device, so we may see prototype images leak in the upcoming months.

Apple Explains Why New iPad Continuous Charging On Reaching 100% Level

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 28th 2012 - No Comments

Since the new iPad debuts in the market, we have seen observers gone crazy regarding the next-generation iPad and its actual moves in the real life. Actually, there is a long list of topics that they have noticed about the new iPad and want clarification from the Apple on the different issues with the iPad. However, among all those heating, battery life-time, extra power consuming, taking more time to charge, and missing the electric watts during heavy usage with the new iPad, the observers have also noticed that the device over charges itself or working on the wrong algorithm by Apple Developers that continues the device to consume electric and charge battery for up to an additional hour after reaching the 100% charge level on display.


The observation first noticed by the geeks out there in different labs, and highlights a lot as the wrong and busted algorithm used by Apple in iOS devices, but a little after it was explained as the Apple designed its algorithm to safe the battery from over charges, and therefore, it indicates the 100% level before its actual reaching the level. However, today the whole secret is revealed, as AllThingsD reported on their talk with Apple’s Michael Tchao regarding the continuous charging of iOS devices after reaching 100% charge level.

According to the Michael Tchao, this is not an iOS bug, or any kind of mathematical error in the algorithm designed by Apple. It is especially created by Apple to protect its devices from over charging issue, as the feature exists in the iOS devices from very beginning. So, do you want to know how exactly it works on the iOS:

So, here’s how things work: Apple does in fact display the iPad (and iPhone and iPod Touch) as 100 percent charged just before a device reaches a completely charged state. At that point, it will continue charging to 100 percent, then discharge a bit and charge back up to 100 percent, repeating that process until the device is unplugged.

Doing so allows devices to maintain an optimum charge, Apple VP Michael Tchao told AllThingsD today.

“That circuitry is designed so you can keep your device plugged in as long as you would like,” Tchao said. “It’s a great feature that’s always been in iOS.”

Apple spokesperson noted that users could expect the 10-hours battery life on the new iPad regardless the presence of the programmed system that automatically charge/discharge the iOS devices on reaching the maximum charge level. However, in the whole process, Apple programmed the iOS to display the 100% charge level during the automated charging process in the background.

Air Display Let You Use Your iPad 3 As Retina Display For Mac

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 22nd 2012 - No Comments

The team behind the popular Air Display app for the iOS that allows you to mirror you Mac OS displays to the iOS devices through using the Apple’s advanced Air Play features for the devices. The team behind the application is now reportedly claimed that they are soon going to upgrade their application with the new iPad 3 features and Retina Display images and new features for the Mac OS devices to use iOS devices as external display for your iOS devices.

Air Display app for iOS in short allows you to use your iPad (iPhone, iPod Touch) as an external display for your Mac or Windows Computer. There is a demo video of their application running on the old generation iPad 2 demoing the external display feature. With this application, the iPad and other iOS devices act as a wireless screen to your Mac OS device screen that can be use similar to the internal OS X display with same manners.


The interesting fact about the application is going to gather new Retina Display images for the new iPad 3 with having the resolution of 2048×1536, and the new iPad work as a secondary display for the original Mac OS device, and uses the new HiDPI mode for the OS X to support high resolution graphics on the external display of the operating system on the iPad 3.


Apple has already been upgrading its stock OS X applications with the new HiDPI graphics images, and making a way to import the Retina Display panel to the iMacs and other MacBook Pros with the new generation update. The new technology uses by Air Display convert your Retina display iPad to 1024×768 and bring all the retina graphics on it without resizing the applications and making any changes to the artwork.

Air Display is a $9.99 Universal App in the App Store. [iTunes] The Retina-enabled version will be included in a forthcoming update.

Microsoft Prevents Employees From Purchasing New iPad

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 21st 2012 - No Comments

Apple has just done with its user with the launch of new-generation iPad tablet in the market, and the device is just about to start reaching the user’s hand, but it appears that Apple’s rivals are not in a good mood to adopt these tablets as primary working devices. The software giant, Microsoft is reportedly banned its employees to purchase the new iPad with the Microsoft’s company fund for the employees. It seems that Microsoft is about to start a new fight with Apple, and want the Cupertino Company to go evil against its smaller range Windows Phone devices.

 


According to a report by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, a new policy is introduced inside the company by Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing, Services, IT, & Operations Group (SMSG), which actively sent an internal private email to employees within a specific group of employees informing that the company has banned them on the purchases of the new iPad. Microsoft clearly knows that its employees are also the big fans of the new-generation Apple’s iPad, and they have pre-planned the email, and sent it two days before the launch of the device in the country.

Through the reports, we come to know that Microsoft nearly hasaround 46,000 employees inside the SMSG group, and it doesn’t mean that Microsoft with these numbers can harm the new iPad sales, as the new iPad is already making big booms around the community.  Apple already shipped 55 million iPads in the last year, and this year is reportedly to be delivering the same amount of iPad units. However, it is the email message that Microsoft sent to its employees:

 

From: Alain Crozier
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:17 PM

Subject: Apple Purchases

Within SMSG we are putting in place a new policy that says that Apple products (Mac & iPad) should not be purchased with company funds.

In the US we will be turning off the Apple products from the Zones Catalog next week, which is the standard purchasing mechanism for these products.

Outside of the US — we will work with your finance and procurement teams to send the right message and put the right processes in place.

The current purchase levels are low, however we recognize there will be a bit of transition work associated with this. Details of historical purchases in the US are provided in the attachment to help understand the changes that will be needed.Thank you for your support and leadership on this.

Alain Crozier
CFO | WW Sales, Marketing & Services Group
WW SMSG Finance

 

For me, it simply goes above the head, why someone would attempt something like this. It clearly shows that software giant admitted that iPad is superior than their whole business, and therefore, they started preventing the users from purchasing the new iPad units.

New iPad 3 Uses Retina Images When iPhone App Running

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 21st 2012 - No Comments

Since the Apple has launched the Retina-enabled iPhone 4 device in the public, we have seen many discussions out between the developers about the suggested image level for the devices, and furthermore Apple delivered the first and second generation iPad without any Retina display image support from the iPhone apps to fill out the bigger screen, instead Apple forced to use the older generation iPhone 3GS pixilated images on the larger screens to produce 2x zoom on the application and game.

As we all know, Apple has launched the new iPad with Retina Display panel, and with complete support of playing retina display sized content on the device without any obstacle. Some users got an idea to test the old gen iPhone apps on the new retina display iPad, and found out that Apple finally changed its decision with the new generation iPad launch, and start utilizing the Retina-enabled images for the iPhone 4/4S in the iPad 3. While there was tweak launched in Cydia to enable this usage of 2x images on the iPad 2, called Retina iPad. But now as reported by MacRumors, there is no need to use any kind of tweak to bring iPhone Retina-enabled images on the new generation iPad.

 

The users over the forum tested the difference of Retina-enabled images usage on the new iPad with playing many different apps and games of the iPhone on the new iPad.  We have as well tested many applications on the new iPad that are not updated with new Retina-enabled images for the new iPad.

Well, there is still no solid proof present in the community that the new iPad utilizing the 2x retina display enabled images or just modifying them at best level with the power of quad-core GPU and Retina Display panel.

Apple To Launch New iPad In 24 More Countries This Friday

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 21st 2012 - No Comments

There is no secret behind the massive success of Apple’s iPad business, they have only served the coolest product in the public with continuously improving hardware and operating systems year-by-year. Apple has already launched the third-generation iPad 3 in the public on last weekend, and reportedly have served more than 3 million new iPad units since the launch day, in short they have achieved the goal in just 4 days after the launch of the device, while many other competitors take hundreds of days to achieve such a milestone. The new iPad launch actually beats the old iPad launch weekend sales record, and as well as set new sales record in the company.

The new iPad initially launched in ten countries, including the U.S, and reportedly Apple is still providing the units in their retail stores without even a single stock outage. Apple announced recently that they would have limited stock of the new iPad 3, but after the launch, it appears that Apple finally managed to fight against the stock outage issue, and prepares itself with huge demand from the users regarding the next-generation iPad with the number of new features and hardware upgrades.

 

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

 

It is now reported that Apple is looking forward to launch the new iPad further into 24 new countries by this week, launching the new iPad over 24 countries on this Friday. We expect that Apple is actively going to manage all the demand pressure of the device on their retail stores, and as well as playing good this time with third-party resellers of the device. With the launch of new iPad into 24 more countries by this week, Apple will make a new record in rolling out its devices with such speed and stock availability.

Apple is going to launch the new iPad into these countries by Friday, and the Retail Stores in these countries will be open from 8:00 AM, as they opened in the U.S on new iPad launch in the country. However, last year Apple went out of stock with iPad 2 production, and slipped the shipping time to months, and took several months to catch up with consumer demand.