Now that the iPad mini has found its way to early adopters, it's time to start the comparisons with the rest of the 7-inch tablet market. According to display expert Dr. Ray Soneira, the iPad mini display is more than capable, but fails to best the Kindle Fire HD or Nexus 7 on more than a few levels.
At this point, it seems like an iPad Mini is pretty likely. The photo leaks, the "insider" tips; if the iPhone 5 announcement taught us anything, Apple has obviously yet to "double down" on keeping new products a secret. Today, as more alleged iPad Mini pics surface, there's a new question: will the scaled-down tablet feature a widescreen format?
Think you know a lot about displays? Few of us know as much as DisplayMate expert Dr. Raymond Soneira, who has just published a fascinating report to help consumers and pros alike better understand misleading display specs.
Early reviews of Google's first Android tablet have been so positive, many are calling it the first real iPad competitor--so much so that Apple might be gearing up its own Nexus 7 killer for the fall. Size, weight, price and, yes, even the OS have industry experts singing its praises, including Apple stalwart Walt Mossberg, who went so far as to call it "a better choice than the iPad for people on a budget." But it looks like Google's race to the bottom with Amazon (the display costs just $10 more than the far smaller iPhone), has had some unfortunate side effects.
Early adopters of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display have been complaining of image ghosting issues with the laptop's display at Apple's Community forums. Users are referring to the issue as a screen "burn-in" and the forum threads contain a slew of comments echoing the problem. The issue appears after leaving a bright static image up for awhile and then immediately switching to a dark grey image, with the previous image reporting leaving its trace behind for up to five minutes.
If you’ve ever hit the road with your iPad, then slipped on your polarized sunglasses to kick back and take in some reading, you’ve no doubt discovered a dirty little secret about gadgets -- but one expert says it doesn’t have to be that way.
Despite the popularity of the iPhone, viewing its otherwise stellar display outdoors can often be a challenge, particularly in bright sunlight. Nokia has taken advantage of this weakness to market its new Lumia 900 Windows Phone handset, and now independent research appears to back up those claims.
Lots of app news today for both iOS and Mac alike, so we’re switching gears to mostly focus on these updates today. But there is one exception: A small bit at the end discussing the impact polarized sunglasses make on our favorite devices, which is particularly extreme on any iPad held in portrait mode -- the screen goes almost completely black with sunglasses on! Not much you can do about that except rotate the screen to landscape mode, but some interesting factoids to follow for this Thursday, April 5, 2012 edition.
Finally! Apple has weighed in on all of this new iPad overcharging controversy, and as usual it’s much ado about nothing yet again. Meanwhile, the new iPad has been cleared for sale in China -- though Cupertino is mum on exactly when that will happen. But fear not -- today’s news is all about the new iPad, so read on and find out everything that’s making news for this terrific Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
Apple has a bit of controversy on its hand with the new iPad’s battery, which it was revealed last week isn’t quite at full charge despite showing 100 percent on the display. And there’s more: Apple is telling CNBC that charging the new iPad past 100 percent may actually cause more harm than good.