One of Apple’s core component suppliers, TSMC is now believed to be shipping out the Touch ID sensors for the upcoming iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 as well as the iPad Mini 3. The company has also reportedly contracted its subsidiaries like Xintec and Suzhou Crystal Semiconductor to produce these sensors in required quantities for upcoming Apple devices.
Retina iPad mini
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today released the results of his semiannual teen survey, which asked 7,500 teenagers about their device preferences. The results show that interest in the iPhone is growing, while the iPad starts to slow.
iPad owners are more likely to use their tablet to browse the Internet, while Kindle Fire owners spend most of their time reading eBooks, claims the Wall Street Journal, which was reporting on data compiled by Statista. This trend follows other earlier studies that suggest web browsing and online media consumption are popular activities among iPad owners.
Anandtech took its typical deep dive into hardware, examining Apple’s A7 processor using a combination of its own analysis and code changes to Apple’s LLVM compiler project.
Apple today announced it is releasing new versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display with support for China’s TD-LTE networks. The devices target China Mobile, which launched its TD-LTE network last year and started selling the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c for the 4G network earlier this year.
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.
Which? Tech Daily, the UK-based technology blog which recently pointed out how much storage space our 16GB smartphones really have, has carried out a series of tests in their lab to find out which tablet offers the best battery life.
Best Buy is offering a $50 discount on select models of the Retina iPad mini till the 16th of February.