iPad 5 To Incorporate iPad Mini-like Touchscreen Technology

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With the recent leaks and rumors of a totally redesigned iPad, it’s no doubt that the 5th generation iPad will be modeled after the current iPad mini. However, it seems that Apple is taking a LOT of ideas from the iPad mini, and are working to incorporate it on a larger scale with the 9.7-inch screen real-estate that the iPad has.

Apple is working on incorporating the same “GF Ditto”, or GF2, touchscreen technology that the iPad mini uses, which makes battery life and performance on the device much more efficient. Digitimes has the scoop:

Apple’s next generation 9.7-inch iPad will reportedly use the same G/F2 (DITO) thin-film type touch screen structure as the company’s iPad mini.

Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad models use a G/G touch screen structure. The sources said Apple’s move to use DITO technology shows the company is looking to bump up its competition in the tablet segment and that it has more adequate supply to the technology compared to one-glass-solution (OGS) technology.

The report also notes that LG and Sharp will be manufacturing the displays, as usual, and Nitto in Japan will be manufacturing the thin-film tech for mass-production.

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Alleged iPad 5 Rear Shell Photos Surface


Yep, we’re finally back with the alleged photos of upcoming devices. This time we’re checking out alleged photos of the rear panel of the 5th generation iPad. Amongst rumors and rumors, the iPad 5 is rumored to be identical to the iPad mini with the aluminum back, so we’re excited that these photos are looking like what we’re hearing.

As you can see from the photos above, the iPad mini rear shell, and the alleged iPad 5 rear shell look 100% identical, sharing the same aluminum tone as eachother. The images are from 9to5mac, but however, have been unverified, and come from a “purported China-based iPad accessories maker, an industry that seems to frequently tip off Apple’s future product designs, of the back plate for the next iPad“. Here’s the scoop:

While we cannot confirm that the above image is legitimate, it does provide a solid representation of what Apple’s next iPad will likely look like. We were told this is a prototype back piece for the fifth-generation iPad with a 9.7-inch display. We were also told that the casing is almost as thin as the iPad mini’s back (pictured to the right). As you can see at the top of the purported iPad 5 backplate, this casing would likely be for an LTE model – as the black antenna cut implies.

Although these photos may not be legitimate, I for one, am definitely interested to see how the iPad 5 turns out. More photos after the jump!

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Sunday is Funday Once Again for the Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak [UPDATE: Maybe Not]

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Earlier today Apple released the iOS 6.1 firmware to the public, which is interesting since the company never stated that the iOS 6.1 Beta 5 would be the Golden Master build. Aside from that, the release of iOS 6.1 finally allows the Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak team, known now as evad3rs, to finish up the Jailbreak.

The evad3rs were waiting on Apple to released the iOS 6.1 firmware so that they could see if the firmware was still vulnerable to their exploits, it seems they are, but when will the team release the Untethered iOS 6.1 Jailbreak? [Read more...]

Next Generation iPhone Could Have Up to 128GB Capacity

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Not so long ago, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek speculated that the future next generation iPhone 5S would support up to 128GB capacity. While 64GB for the highest model is plenty, 1080p video and high quality photos are starting to take up a lot of space with all of these upgrades.

In a recent Tweet from @iNeal, the hacker and developer found something interesting in the iOS 6.1 SystemPartitionPadding. In iOS 6.0, this segment of iOS only shows partitions 8, 16, and 32, but in iOS 6.1 the system shows 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128. [Read more...]

iPhone 5S To Have Upgraded Camera, iPad Mini Update To Come In October


According to new reports from “trusted intel”, iLounge has new information about what could be in store for us in regards to the iPhone 5S and 5th generation iPad. On point with previous rumors, it seems that there are currently two prototype model numbers that have been circulating codenamed N51 and N53, and it seems that the report is repeating that a possible summer time launch, will be happening. Also, the iPad 5th generation codename is currently  J72, and should a Fall time-frame launch. Here’s the scoop:

The iPhone 5S is still months away from mass production, but our source suspects that the star feature will be an upgraded rear camera—perhaps featuring Sony’s 13-Megapixel sensor, plus the aforementioned flash upgrade—along with a processor bump. Current prototypes are codenamed N51 and N53, with July mentioned as the target date. [Read more...]

New Report Claims iPad 5 to Resemble iPad Mini and iPhone 5S to Have Larger LED Flash

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A new publication from iLounge Jeremy Horwitz talks about future Apple devices such as the iPhone 5S, iPad 5 and the rumored cheaper iPhone we’ve all been hearing about.

Horowitz mentions that he’s seen mockups of the iPad 5 and that it’s a lot smaller than the current generation iPad 4. While most of the report is speculation, based on recent rumors, Horowitz mentions that the iPad 5 will still sport the 9.7-inch screen with side to side bezel, like the iPad Mini. He assumes the iPad 5 will also accommodate a “less power hungry” sequel to the A6X process, currently found in the iPad 4.

With the iPad 3 and the iPad 4, Apple needed to bulk up the device to add a larger battery to support the Retina display. Horowitz believes the low-powered processor in the iPad 5 will allow Apple to make a slimmer iPad 5 to resemble the iPad Mini, he calls it a “stretched iPad Mini”. [Read more...]

iOSVlog.com Mid-Week #2 – iOS 7 Concept, iPhone 5S Production, iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 Rumors

In a video segment called the Mid-Week Roundup, we put together all of the latest iOS news from the beginning of the week. This week we talk iPhone 5S production, iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 rumors, iOS 7, and much more. The Mid-Week Round Up will be every Wednesday of the week on our YouTube Channel, so please be sure to Subscribe.

Don’t forget to join us on every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday for a new Round Up throughout the week. Top 5 iOS Apps of the week will also be joining the schedule, so please sure to look out for that. Below you can find all of the stories we covered in the video for a more in-depth view.

New iPad 5 Mockups Show a Thinner Side Bezel

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Earlier today, we reported that the iPad 5 is rumored to be released with a thinner side bezel, mimicking the iPad Mini. This rumored new generation iPad 5 will have iOS touch recognition software, just like the iPad Mini, allowing users to place their thumbs on the screen, without any accidental touches. This thinner and lighter iPad 5 currently has two rumored dates, either March or not until late in Fall.

Designer Martin uit Utrecht decided to create a mockup of the rumored iPad 5, making it look pretty accurate. You might recognize Martin’s name from previous mockups done for the iPhone 5 before its release, and due to leaked part, it was pretty much spot on.

Martin’s iPad 5 mockup has a thinner side bezel, which makes the new generation iPad 5 look like an enlarged iPad Mini. He also adds that the height of the iPad 5 is 4mm less, 17mm less in width, and 2mm less in thickness.

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iPad 5 Expected to Have Thinner Side Bezel, Slimmer, and Lighter

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While we’ve barely started the new year, loads of rumors and speculation are flying around about the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2. The next generation iPad 5 is supposedly rumored to have a lighter and thinner design, according to one analyst. Rumors state that Apple will be releasing an iPad 5 and an iPad Mini 2 as soon as March, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo over at KGI Securities thinks that Apple will discontinue its two device upgrades a year plan in 2013.

Kuo believes that Apple will in fact be bringing an iPad 5th generation, along with an iPad Mini 2 with Retina display. However, the analyst notes that Apple will not be releasing these devices until the third quarter of 2013, meaning Apple will go back to its 2011 schedule.

In his report, the analyst writes that the iPad 5 will have a thinner side bezel, like the iPad Mini, along with having the slimmer and lighter design. The iPad 5 should feature the same touch-enhancements as the iPad Mini, allowing users to place their thumbs on the screen, with iOS recognizing where the user’s thumbs are placed.

Kuo also mentions that Apple will not be bringing consumers an Apple HDTV this year. He says that we can expect and Apple television set no sooner than 2014, with an upgrade to the Apple TV coming this year.

Apple Could be Working on a Super-Retina Display for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPad 5

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When the Retina Display for the iPhone 4 and the iPad 3rd generation made its debut, Apple figured out a way of allowing owners of the advanced displays to view and use apps and games by doubling the pixels. All-in-all this magnified the apps, causing some distortion, but they were still very much usable.

Jailbreak Tweak and Cydia app developer Ryan Petrich found something interesting today in the QuartzCore constant of the iOS 6 firmware, which could suggest that Apple is working on a “Super-Retina” display. The standard constant, which is already being used, is called “kCAContextEnablePixelDoubling”, well Petrich now found another constant in the firmware called “kCAContextEnablePixelQuadrupling”.

This could possibly mean that the next generation iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPad 5 will include 4 times the pixels of the current. While the Retina display is already a beautiful thing and hard to distinguish pixels on the screen, this Super Retina display would be even higher in resolution.

People took to Twitter speculating that this constant could also mean that Apple is improving the internal files for 4k televisions, which should make a huge splash in 2013 and 2014. LG, Sharp, and Samsung were displaying these 4k televisions ever since CES 2012, while making them available to consumers this year. We know that we would rather see a Retina display iPad Mini, than Apple putting time into upgrading the current Retina display on the iPhone and iPad, which is already close to perfect.

What do you guys think? Do we need a higher resolution iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, or iPad 5?