iPad Mini Retina Remorse?
iPad Mini Retina Remorse?
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iPad Mini Retina Remorse?

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-What's good? Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte. It's the show for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple. So, let's get to it and we start off with the latest iPad rumors and rumblings. Now, according to the Korea Times sources at an Apple display supplier, production of the rumored 12.9 retina display to be used in the next gen iPad is underway, with the tablet's set for release in early 2014. Now, the report also says the rumored display will have an improved resolution nearing ultra-high-definition quality with more pixels than the iPad Air. Now again, these are still all rumors, but there have been plenty of stories in the past lean up to this point. We might up end up seeing an iPad protype of product after all. Now not all is good on the iPad phone after some and, again, not all retina iPad minis are showing image retention issues after running what's called the grid test. It was the same test used on the original retina MacBook Pros as well and in most cases this honestly isn't really noticeable. But another report from an Intech and results from a comparison from DisplayMate also showed that the retina iPad mini has a narrower color gamut compared to the iPad Air and other competitors like the Kindle Fire STX and the new Nexus 7, which leads the poor accuracy. Now the smaller yellow triangle you see here in this chart represents the iPad mini compared to the other. So, yeah, that doesn't look very good. It doesn't make it bad product. Just, you know, something to know. Also, we talked about the Apple TV project getting push back because of the focus on the iWatch, but this is an interesting story from Israeli newspaper, the Calcalist that reports a deal is on the verge of being completed with Apple a dream to purchase PrimeSense for approximately $345 million. Now PrimeSense is the company behind the original 3D body sensing tech used in Microsoft's Kinect platform. There have been plenty of reports of Apple looking at a Kinect-like motion control for its featured TV set in the past year and the big A has punched our file and granted before the Kinect even hits store shelves a couple of years ago. Now the deal is not done yet, but it's very close and it's just something, you know, worth keeping an eye on. All right. An iOS 7 use game control is one of the exciting developments from the original announcement and we're now seeing two options for you all to check out. Logitech announced their PowerShell iOS 7 game controller. It works with the iPhone 5, 5C and 5S and fifth generation iPod Touch. It also charges the device when it's been used and the controller is available online now for 99 bucks. And MOGA who is known for their Android gamepad accessories also released the MOGA Ace Power iOS 7 game controller. It's also 99 bucks. It's compatible with the same iDevices and charges them as well and I'm a fan because these physical controllers could really open up some new types of games for iOS now. All right, let's take a breather and I just want to show you a quick little trick with control center. It's one of the best features in iOS 7, but it can sometimes, you know, get in the way when plain games require swiping. So, did you know that you can disable it when using apps? -I didn't know that Brian. -All right Vanessa, now check this out. Here's how to do it. Go to your settings, then find control center and there's an option to access within apps. You wanna turn it off and now when you play that Fruit Ninja or any other game, it won't accidentally show up. -Thanks for the tip, Brian. -[Foreign Language] -Well, you're welcome Vanessa and I have no idea what she said, but I like it like a lot. All right, to the quick bites, Apple has released the first beta of iOS 7.1 for developers. Some tweaks include bug fixes, a new toggle for a dark keyboard, no longer restarting when you choose the bold text option and, yes, the new Yahoo logo. Also a few Apple apps including Find my Friends, iBooks, and iTunes U gets an iOS 7 facelift and the iPad gets its own dedicated Apple store app with this own unique interface that's really elegant and clean-looking. And Apple gets the final approval from the city of Cupertino for its spaceship campus by the Cupertino City Council, my hometown by the way. Cupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney says, "We're eager to see it happen. Go for it." And that's just really inspiration stuff. All right everybody, we have a quick giveaway from our friends at Speck Products. We're hooking you up with five Speck cases that are compatible on your iPhone 5 or 5S that are all different. So, all you have to do is watch the last week's episode and tell me what time is way past my bedtime. I say it in the show. Then just send me your responses to our email. That's the applebyte@cnet.com or tweet @briantong and we'll announce our winners next week. Plus, Speck is doing a 10 percent discount code of everything on their online store with the code CNET-Speck. That's good until December. All right, that's gonna do for this week's show. I'm Brian Tong. Thanks for watching and we'll see you all next time for another byte of the Apple.

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