DisplaySearch analyst Paul Semenza expects the next generation iPad mini to be introduced in the third or fourth quarter of this year. The device, he says, would come with a Retina display, that’ll have double the pixel density as the current iPad mini.
Over at iMore, Rene Ritchie reasons why Apple’s predictive iPhone release cycle might hurt the company with the iPhone 5S, in the face of intense competition from Android phone manufacturers, led by Samsung. We’re of course all familiar with Apple’s “tick-tock” iPhone release cycle: A major hardware refresh in one year, followed by an evolutionary ”S” update the next year.
The leaked photos of the next generation iPad’s rear shell have indicated that the next generation iPad may end up looking like the iPad mini with narrower bezels along the sides in portrait mode and thinner body.
Apple accessory manufacturer Minisuit has already created a case for the 5th generation iPad based on data and specifications they’ve received from a reliable source, which is very similar to the leaked photos.
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Maybe someday the sound of people drumming their fingers on a desk will mean they are hard at work. Why? Well, Apple has a new patent for a laser keyboard and proximity sensor that could project your keyboard from your device (the illustrations show a tablet, but why not an iMac?). Not only that there are sensors so it could tell the difference between someone passing by and sitting down in front of it.