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Cool Features of iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display
iPad mini 2 Less Size, More Power
The mini version of iPad was a device that a lot of people loved and Apple has just released an updated version, the iPad mini 2. The event that Apple made their announcements took place in the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, and except from the iPad Air and the iPad mini 2 with Retina display, the new iOS 7.0.3 version was presented and a few MAC OS products.
I know that many people are in fond of Apple and they use the whole variety of their products, but this article will focus on the iPad mini 2 with Retina Display product.
As a general overview, we can say that Apple new tablet has many similarities with its previous mini model, but it is twice as fast. Apple focused more on the hardware and the performance, rather than its appearance.
Why iPad mini 2 is twice as fast from its predecessor?
The hardware upgrade of iPad mini 2 is astonishing, comparing it with Apple previous models. It is using hardware parts that were used on iPhone 5s, and it is very clear by now that iPhone 5s is the most powerful Smartphone you can find (At least among the previous iPhone models).
The most important upgrade Apple made is the Retina Display, which supports a resolution of 2048×1536 with 326ppi pixel density. The previous model supported only 1024×768 with 136ppi pixel density. This is a major upgrade and Apple decided to hear the requests of its customers and add the Retina Display.
iPad mini 2 with Retina Display has the latest 64 bit A7 chip processor, which is the same as the iPhone 5s. The performance and speed are now doubled cause of this major hardware upgrade and everyone will be able to use any iOS application without any issues. It also contains the new M7 motion coprocessor which helps with the battery life and CPU overloading.
The combination of all the above gives you the feeling that iPad mini 2 with Retina Display is at least twice as fast, not only because of its great and powerful hardware but with its high quality resolution of Retina Display.
iPad mini 2 with Retina Display Design and Prices
Apple did not focus on the appearance of the iPad mini 2, but mostly on its performance. They did a very good job to the performance area, but the design is almost exactly the same. To be fair, the iPad mini model had a great design, which means that this new model is also look great. On think that disappointed many people is that there is not a TouchID sensor on it, and you will have to unlock it with the old fashioned method.
The WiFi model of iPad mini 2 with Retina Display starts at $399 and goes up to $699. If you want the WiFi and Cellular model , the prices start from $529 and climb up to $829.
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How to Fix an iPhone that Keeps Resetting
When an iPhone keeps resetting, you’re faced with a frustrating set of circumstances. Your battery will keep draining, your calls may be dropped, and other applications can be rendered fairly useless. Here’s a guide to fixing your iPhone if it keeps resetting or rebooting in the middle of handling other tasks. 1. First, try a manual reset. You can do this by holding down the Home button and the top button on your iPhone for about twenty seconds. Sometimes, restarting normally into the iPhone OS will be enough to stop the problem from happening again, and it’s the first thing that Apple recommends for an iPhone that keeps restarting. Of course, if you’re at the point where you’re reading this, you may have already tried that don’t worry, you’re not out of luck yet.
2. Free up some space. The iPhone may reset due to corruption. One common issue are repetitive crashes and resets when trying to use the Safari browser, for example, while the iPhone’s playing music and its flash chips are fairly full. Try to keep at least about 25% of the space on your iPhone free, and delete unused applications that might be taking up unnecessary amounts of space. Avoid heavy CPU intensive tasks, like playing music while web browsing, or playing music with any high CPU programs, especially games.
3. Restore the iPhone. If it stays on long enough without resetting, you can restore your iPhone in iTunes, which clears up corruption that might be causing the issue. iTunes will back up your settings, though you’ll have to reload your pictures, music, etc. Instructions on how to properly perform a restore on your iPhone can be found in the instructions that came with the iPhone or on Apple’s website.
4. If you can’t restore the iPhone, you’ll have to contact Apple for warranty assistance. When you can’t even see the iPhone in iTunes, you’re going to have to contact Apple the iPhone won’t be able to be restored, and if it just keeps cycling, they’ll need to use special equipment to blank the chips (in fact, they’ll probably need to completely replace the chips). If your iPhone is new, Apple will tell you to go to an Apple store, where it’ll be replaced, but if you’re outside of the initial 30 days, you’ll have to send it in for repair. The good news is that they’ll let you rent another iPhone for about thirty bucks until your iPhone is fixed, so you won’t have to go without your phone for a month.
Do you have any other tips for fixing an iPhone that keeps resetting? Post in our comments section below.
3 Things We Learned About the iPad 5 From the iPhone 5S Announcement
The impending release of the iPhone 5S doesn’t just impact customers hoping to get their hands on Apple’s newest smartphone. It also means a nice upgrade for the iPad, with the next version of Apple’s iOS being released on September 18th. In addition to the upgrades featured in iOS 7, we can also tell a few things about the iPad 5 from the features includes in the iPhone 5S.
The iPad 5’s home button will double as a fingerprint scanner. This will double as a security measure and an easy way to purchase music, movies and apps. I know I sometimes get tired of entering my password every time I want to download an app, so just pressing a finger against the home button is going to be very nice.
The iPad 5 will have a separate CPU dedicated to reading and reaction to motion sensors. This is a bit more important for the iPhone since it plays into fitness apps, but it is still a nice upgrade for the iPad. This is easy to overlook as just another number increasing, but the upgrade from a 32 bit CPU to a 64 bit CPU is actually pretty big, especially for the iPad. The 64 bit architecture will not only provide a nice performance boost, but also will allow for more complex graphics. I won’t repeat Apple’s exaggeration of ‘console level’ graphics not with the Xbox One and PS4 right around the corner but it could compete well against Nintendo’s Wii U.
Will the iPad Mini 2 get these features?
While it is easy to predict these upgrades for the iPad 5, it’s not so easy to predict which ones will come to the next iPad Mini. It’s doubtful the Mini will get the same 64 bit architecture. Likely, the iPad Mini 2 will run on the same System on a Chip that powered the iPad 3, though it is possible Apple creates a new chip specifically for the iPad Mini 2.
As for the fingerprint reader and the separate chip for motion detection, they are more 50 50. Both would no doubt be useful, but Apple’s inclusion of a Retina Display will mean they will be looking for other ways to cut costs.
What about the iPhone 5S’s upgraded camera?
One of the most immediately useful features upgraded in the iPhone 5S was the camera. Apple didn’t play the number game by simply upgrading the megapixels in hopes that the public would assume that more megapixels means better pictures. (It doesn’t.) In fact, they didn’t mention megapixels at all, instead focusing on upgrades that will actually result in better photos taken by the new iPhone.
It’s possible Apple includes the new camera on the next iPad, especially now that iMovie and iPhoto will be free. But it is not a certainty. Smartphones are increasingly taking the place of digital cameras, so upgrading the camera on the iPhone 5S was important. But with Photo Stream allowing easy photo sharing between the iPhone and iPad, it’s not quite as important for the iPad 5.