Apple graphics chipset suppler, Imagination Technologies, today announced a new GPU family that adds ray tracing technology to the PowerVR lineup. Apple currently uses the PowerVR G6430 graphics chipset in its A7 processor that powers the iPhone 5s, the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini.
Apple released iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch earlier today, and the release supports two new iPad models numbered iPad4,3 and iPad4,6, in addition to the existing array of devices.
Apple today rolled out changes to its iOS enterprise tools that make it easier for businesses and educational institutions to manage a large number of iOS devices. These improvements were detailed in a series of new documents posted on Apple’s website and include changes in the Device Enrollment Program, the Volume Purchase Program and the Apple ID for Students service.
Apple released iOS 7.0.6 on February 21 to patch an SSL security flaw in earlier versions of iOS. The software update was installed on 13.3% of iOS devices within 48 hours and on 25.9% within four days. This increase was steep given the urgent nature of the update, but it did not equal the jump when iOS 7 was launched publicly last year, says analytics firm Chitika, which analyzed online ad impressions from millions of iOS devices on its North American ad network from February 21 to February 25, 2014.
Microsoft was quite late in jumping on the mobile bandwagon, and that has caused a lot of problems for the company. In the holiday quarter, Apple sold more Macs, iPhones and iPads than PC manufacturers sold Windows PCs, highlighting how Microsoft has missed out on the growth in the smartphone and tablet market.
Hot on the heels of a $50 discount on the Retina iPad mini, electronics retailer h.h. greg is offering a discount on the iPad Air and other iPad models.