After the iPhone 5s launch, most people hope that Apple will also add Touch ID support to the iPad. The French iOS Developer, Pierre Blazquez has found hints in the source code of iOS 7.1 that Apple is indeed working on Touch ID support for the iPad. The evidence comes in the form of a BiometricKit bundle in iOS that serves as the framework for the Touch ID functionality, with the bundle being listed as compatible with both iPhone/iPod and iPad families. » Hints Shows Touch ID Support for iPad
News.com.au reports that an Australian Vodafone retail store has been evacuated after an in-store demo iPad “exploded”. ”A burst of flames” appeared from the charging port of an iPad demo model, a Vodafone spokesperson said. The firebrigade was called in after the store filled with smoke and sparks continued to appear from the charging port. Nobody was injured during the incident. » Demo iPad Exploded In Australian Vodafone Store
From November 3 to November 9, it is possible to get $200 or more for every iPad thanks to the in-store trade-in program of Target that provides customers with a gift card for any iPad, including the first-generation iPad. People get $200 for the first-generation iPad 16GB Wi-Fi model. The iPad must be able to power on and does not have any scratches on the display. » Target Offering $200 Gift Card For Every iPad Trade-in
According to the Chinese site United Daily News Apple is continuing development of its rumored larger-sized iPad and working with supplier Quanta Computer. United Daily News refers to the larger tablet as a 12-inch device, while The Wall Street Journal suggest that Apple is developing an iPad that is closer to 13-inches diagonally. A 13 inch iPad has been rumored before and could be similar in size to Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air, as seen in renderings commissioned by MacRumors above. » Apple May Be Working With Quanta Computer on Larger iPad
Foldify is a new and creative new kind of app for the iPad that enables you to draw, create, print and fold beautiful 3D figures with Foldify. You don’t need drawing skills, Foldify has tons of free content to create amazing, high quality figures! More details and video after the break. » Foldify: Create, Print and Fold Your Own 3D Figures On Your iPad
According to a U.S. survey by Nielsen, kids aged 6-12 want nothing else than Apple’s iOS products over the next 6 months. The iPad is by far the most wanted item by kids followed by the new Nintendo Wii. In fact, four out of the top five most wanted items are Apple products with the iPod Touch, iPad Mini and iPhone on number 3, 4 and 5. » Kids Want iPads For Christmas More Than Anything
After Tim Cook’s usual talk about how Apple is doing, Phil Schiller took the stage to introduce the next generation iPhone. And as expected it’s called iPhone 5 and it looks just like the many leaked images we’ve seen the last couple of weeks. It’s 7.6 mm thick. That’s a thickness reduction of 18%. It’s also 20% lighter at just 112 grams. The iPhone 5 has a 4 inch retina display. This is the thinnest and lightest iPhone yet.
Much more after the break.
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