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Apple is finding it a formidable task to bring out a TV and is instead shifting focus to wearable devices, says NPD DisplaySearch.
The next iPad Mini may not be the Retina version, says NPD DisplaySearch. It could be a version with a faster chip -- and possibly thinner too.
A refresh of the iPad Mini is coming in the third quarter, NPD DisplaySearch said late Sunday in an update.
Small tablets are moving to very-high-resolution displays, like larger 10-inch class tablets have done in the last year or so.
If last month is any indicator, 2013 may be the year of the iPad Mini and smaller tablets in general.
Research note predicts iPhone could get both 4.7- and 5.7-inch screens. Also likely on tap: high-resolution iWatch and Retina MacBook Air.
The iPhone 5's initial shipment rate was too large to maintain, resulting in cutbacks, DisplaySearch says. But the cutbacks don't necessarily equal a drop in popularity.
The once-dominant Japanese company looks for new ways to set itself apart as it battles Samsung and other TV juggernauts.
It's not just smartphones. Samsung says it's maintaining its dominance in the TV market as the industry moves to ultra-high definition.
Flexible and foldable smartphones may be years away, but Samsung and LG are laying the groundwork today.