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The Apple rumor mill has been abuzz lately with talk of an iPad Mini release. Apple is heavily rumored to be announcing and releasing a new, smaller 7.85-inch iPad in 2012 to go along with the third-generation new iPad that is already on shelves. Here is the roundup of iPad Mini news, specs and rumors we plan to keep lovingly updated, and also one that should serve as a tasty grain of salt to take with any rumors that make their way out in the next few months.

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Apple plans to launch a new entry-level iPad tablet in the third quarter of this year, according to a new report.  And it may be significantly thinner than anything we’ve seen so far from the company thus far due to a new touchscreen technology that will make the touch panel slimmer, thereby benefiting the overall thickness of the device.

Citing Chinese-language NetEase, Kotaku reports that the the smaller iPad, commonly referred to as the ‘iPad mini’, the device will cost anywhere from $249-$299 and to “counter attack” upcoming Windows tablets.
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High Resolution iPad 3 May Arrive Later This Year

Apple’s iPad is holding over 80% of the market share of the US tablet market. Not only in the US but across the world, people have gone crazy to have the new iPad 2. Although being the best tablet ever, Apple’s followers are still looking for an even greater iPad 3 and eagerly exploring the Internet for “iPad 3 release date.” Nowadays,  based on the Reports by different Techies that Apple will launch the iPad 3 in the fourth quarter of 2011 and it will have a resolution five …

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Rumors of another new iPad this year have been circulating for a while, and now This is My Next is hearing it won’t be an iPad 3 but instead will be an iPad 2 HD sporting a pixel doubled Retina Display and aimed at the higher end market.

As hard as it might be to believe, the new tablet is said to sport a double resolution screen (2048 x 1536), and will be dubbed the “iPad HD.” The idea behind the product is apparently that it will be …

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3D has already begun making its way into a handful of consumer gadgets, notably Nintendo’s 3DS, which offers glasses-free 3D viewing. With RIM’s recent underwhelming, glasses-required 3D demonstration for the BlackBerry PlayBook, it’s clear everyone has a touch of the 3D bug. Now recently RCR Wireless claims to have multiple sources telling it that Apple is planning on incorporating 3D technology into the next-generation iPad.
“The fact that the iPad 3 is 3D is a dead cert”, one Hollywood insider close to the big movie studios told RCR, adding that the …

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More rumoured details of the iPad 2 have surfaced in the run up to the iPad 2 launch on 2 March, and by all accounts it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
According to Engadget sources the higher resolution screen as well as the SD card will not be present in the next-gen Apple device. The main reason being down to certain “engineering issues”, so although vague, it appears that these sources have been correct previously, so it might be worth taking the news with a little more than a pinch …

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The iPad 2 comes after the extremely successful run of the first iPad. Now for those Apple fans out there who are pacing in anticipation of the launch of the iPad2, stand by, here are some newest rumors you’re interested in:
Rumor 1. iPad 2 to Launch in February with Dual Cameras and Higher Resoution Display
According to Reuters, the device will feature front and back cameras, as well as a new, higher resolution display:
I have it on good authority that Apple will be announcing the iPad 2 in the …

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Apple is reportedly scheduling a smaller 5- to 7-inch version of the iPad that is expected to launch as soon as the first quarter of 2011, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo.
Kuo, citing talks with upstream component sources, said Apple’s smaller-size iPad will be priced below US$400 and will target the highly-portable mobile device market and consumers that focus mainly on reading and do not have a high demand for text input.
As for the question of whether Hewlett-Packard’s (HP’s) HP Slate …

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It’s rumored that Apple’s forthcoming iPad launch may be delayed a month or limited to the US due to an “unspecified production problem”.
“An unspecified production problem at the iPad’s manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision, will likely limit the launch region to the US and the number of units available to roughly 300K in the month of March, far lower than the company’s initial estimate of 1,000K units.” According to Canaccord Adams market analyst, Peter Misek. “The delay in production ramp will likely impact Apple’s April unit estimate of 800K as well. …

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Further evidence has emerged that Apple’s iPad and iPhone may support video chat in future versions.
Icons in the iPhone 3.2 Software Development Kit are labeled “Accept Video” and “Decline or End Video”, reports 9to5Mac.