Mobile Minutes: iPad Pro, Overstock, Boxing Day, Nokia
By Staff reports
December 30, 2013
Rethinking retina: Apple’s 13-inch iPad Pro is rumored to havea 4K display
The other shoe to drop on Tim Cooks big plans for Apple in 2014 is resolution. Specifically, rumors from the Chinese site Pad News and Foxxcon indicate that the forthcoming iPad Pro will ditch retina in favor of 4K (as in 4,000 pixels on the longer side.) A report from Hamza Kahn at the News Tribe based on the Chinese supply-chain information says that Foxxcon already has a 12.9-inch 2K iPad Pro prototype and that a 4K with a possible resolution of 4096 by 3072 is in the works. The iPad Airs retina display is already at 2K resolution (2048 by 1536), so the difference between 2K and retina is just a matter of terminology, per Forbes.
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Overstock to embrace Bitcoin, giving the currency a lift
One of the biggest questions looming over Bitcoin, the digital currency generating attention in the tech business, is when big mainstream merchants will begin accepting it, according to The New York Times.
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Boxing Day purchases made on a mobile device grows 68pc on 2012
Sales completed via mobile devices on Boxing Day grew 63 percent year on year, IBM has found, with mobile accounting for 45 per cent of total online sales, The Drum reports.
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Nokia purges Here Maps from App Store over iOS 7 issues
iPhone and iPad users searching for Nokia’s Here Maps app in the App Store will come up empty, per CNet.
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