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iPad’s Share of Tablet Shipments Falls to 50% in 3Q 2012

Research firm IDC today released its preliminary estimates of worldwide tablet shipments for the third quarter of 2012, finding that several Android tablet manufacturers saw very strong growth as Apple stagnated during the lead-up to the iPad mini launch. As a result, Apple’s share of the market fell to 50.4% from 59.7% in the year-ago …

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iPad Mini Display Judged ‘Very Capable’, But Falls Short of iPad and Android Competitors

Much of the discussion about the iPad mini has centered around the device’s display, which reportedly represents 43% of the overall cost of manufacturing. While the display is said to take advantage of new “GF2” technology to allow for a thinner, high-quality display, it does not carry the Retina-level resolution users have become accustomed to …

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Apple Posts Revised Samsung Apology on UK Website, Hides It Below the Fold

Over the past several months, we’ve been following the situation with a court case in the United Kingdom in which Apple was ordered to post an acknowledgement on its website and place advertisements in newspapers and magazines acknowledging that Samsung did not infringe upon the protected iPad design with its line of Galaxy Tab devices. …

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