KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo expects this year's Apple iPads to have A8 chip and Touch ID
posted by Alan F. / Apr 09, 2014, 10:07 PM
According to the "plugged-in" analyst, the Apple iPad Air 2 will launch late in the third quarter, a little earlier than usual. The new flagship tablet will be equipped with a TSMC produced A8 processor, Touch ID and a rear-facing 8MP camera. And while the Apple iPad mini with Retina display failed to set sales records for the gang at Cupertino, it too will be updated to include an A8 CPU and Touch ID.
Ming-Chi Kuo explained that the reason why the iPad mini with Retina display didn't take off, had to do with the thicker form factor necessary to include the higher resolution display. And while the public didn't seem to favor the change, the analyst says that the new model coming this year will have the same form factor. He expects Apple to release the new version of the tablet in limited quantities, while it continues to offer the current version of the slate at a discounted price.
Kuo also says that Apple is working on a 12.9 inch tablet that will not be launched until 2015, so that the company can add special features for the large-screened device. The tablet will have a new UI that features an input that will be as "efficient as a device with keyboard," said Kuo.
Will the analyst be right again? If so, we should know before the start of the fourth quarter.
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camera flash! oh btw, I suggest a new name for the ipad mini 2/retina.... call it the ipad air mini??? LOL
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 10:16 PM 0
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I'm really hoping that Google come up with the HTC Made Nexus 8.9 later in the 2nd Quarter of this year which can give the iPad a run for its money. But there will have to be a lot of tablet optimized apps to compete with Apple. Good Luck Google!
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 10:19 PM 2
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I agree. Google is definitely catching up fast but Apple's iPad's have upper hand on better optimized apps for it.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 10:41 PM 0
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Damn it when will people understand, they don't have better optimized apps for it. They just have apps labelled "tablet only". That is just a rip off since all Android apks have to support both tablets and phones with different layouts and graphics available for both (unless you are one of those really lazy devs).
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 4:54 AM 0
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"the reason why the iPad mini with Retina display didn't take off, had to do with the thicker form factor necessary to include the higher resolution display" BULLSHlT. it is only few mm thicker and consumers won't even notice or care.
posted on Apr 23, 2014, 5:58 AM 0
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