Windows 8: 4 million copies sold in just 3 days

Launched only three days ago, the new operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8 , panic already counters with 4 million copies sold.

The release of a new Windows operating system is always an important event and Windows 8 is no exception to the rule, it might even be tempted to say that it is particularly exciting. Indeed, the new version of intrigue in Redmond with his thinking interface for tablets, without dropped the good old PC, and no start menu, however this since 1995. To quote the words of a master of his most famous rivals, Windows 8 will be a revolution for Microsoft.

But a revolution is not without risk, and there are concerns that the corner of the touchscreen and cloud computing is not to everyone's taste. The first figures provided by Microsoft in any case we show that the new Windows arouses curiosity.

Indeed, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that 4 million copies have been sold in just 3 days. Sales higher than its predecessor Windows 7, it also displays some impressive numbers since recently surpassed 670 million copies since its release in 2009, again according to the CEOs.

Rapid success which could be explained by the tariff policy conducted by Microsoft to launch its new operating system. If prices are substantially the same as Windows 7 (count 109.99 EUR 279.90 EUR Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro), Microsoft has introduced an offer much cheaper since it is possible to obtain Windows 8 Pro for only 29.90 euros and 59.99 euros for download boxed until 31 January 2013. Similarly, those who bought a PC running Windows 7 between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013 are eligible for an upgrade to Windows 8 for 14.99 euros.
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Google officially launched the Nexus 4, Nexus Nexus 7 and 10

Google was unable to present his conference because of bad weather that hit the United States. But on its official blog, the Mountain View company has still revealed several interesting facts about the launch of the Nexus 4, 7 and 10.

Nexus 4

Nexus family expands with three devices. Google is also surrounded by three different manufacturers, Samsung, Asus and LG. This is the origin of the Nexus 4. The Smartphone is described as a super fast machine. Google has also made ​​a novelty such as induction charging which should satisfy many consumers. By embedding the latest version of Android, the Nexus 4 offers enhanced navigation and adding some features. Read our full article on all the features.

Nexus 7

In the process, Google has also formalized the new capacity and the latest connectivity Nexus 7. The latter is therefore declined version 3G and 32 GB model is similar to the first Nexus 7, but prices have been changed with this new release. Storage capacity will enable you to enjoy a larger space to install more of applications. You can find on our Read the full article on Nexus 7 32GB 3G.

Nexus 10

The new Google tablet is advertised as a device receiving "the highest resolution in the world." The users will be able to enjoy a screen with a high resolution providing real comfort. Nexus 10 is proving to be a product of such high quality with an exceptional image. All features have been a complete article.

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Play the Google topped 700,000 apps

Last week, Apple announced that the App Store had passed the 700,000 apps available for iOS device users. Google does not rely on a leash and responds a week later so loud: the Google Play also comes to exceed the 700,000 apps downloaded by Android users.

In the area of mobility, the hardware plays a crucial role. In this game, Google has placed several skirmishes with rival Apple in particular, yesterday revealing serious competitors to the iPhone 5 with the Nexus 4 , with the iPad with the fourth generation Nexus 10 and iPad Mini by expanding its range Nexus 7 (model 32GB, 32GB 3G model and updating prices) . Hardware which can support mobile OS richer, efficient and innovative: this other game, Google Android 4.2 unsheathed yesterday (available first on the Nexus 4 and 10) which provides multi-user account, a quick setup menu accessible from the notifications panel and "Photo Sphere" which allows you to take 360 degree pictures and share them on Google+ but Google Maps. Google responds to Apple released a 240-degree panning with iOS 6. This is the application that Apple plans is scratched in passing (since it has no views).

Microsoft is the third player (until perhaps RIM BlackBerry OS and 10) now playing in the big leagues with Windows Phone 8. The Redmond company is doing everything to attract developers and to offer the famous "killer apps." For the third cornerstone of a mobile ecosystem is well in its apps store. Apple has long used its advantage in the field to attract users with marketing muscle. This is no longer an argument against Android.

Apple will always mean by saying that its apps store is more profitable than Google Play. Its 700,000 apps translate into more sales better able to compensate developers. Thus, since the creation of the App Store in 2008, 6.5 billion have been distributed to developers. But Google is based on a different model to monetize the Google Play: advertising often allows users to enjoy the same free apps than iOS users. The advertising revenues provide compensation developers.
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Windows 8: Microsoft ensures that there will not be a 7-inch tablet

Apple has emerged as yet the iPad Mini

Apple had said that there would not, but still ended up launching the iPad Mini ( learn more ) last week. What will it take for Microsoft? Tami Reller , chief financial officer of Windows, said recently that no tablet Windows 8 will be manufactured at size 7 inches.

In an interview with "Wired Great Britain," the officer said that Microsoft and its partners are focused entirely on the shelves 10 inches, confirming that the production of tablets in a reduced format for Windows 8 is not part of the project development. According to his words, a thousand planes would be ready to launch Windows 8.

Graceful termination market share?

However, this discourse may be subject to change over time, either because of the need for a smaller size or the need to provide new equipment at discounted prices. This would encourage consumers to integrate tablets into their daily lives.

If this choice tends to confirm why he graciously let Microsoft market share to its competitors? The battle is already fierce in the tablet market, Windows scrounge hope PDM on the shelves of large format.
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Nexus 10: The new Google tablet

Google Nexus 10 is official, she joined the family and offers features interesting. It is described as a high-performance 10-inch tablet.
Google announced that the Nexus has a 10 screen offering "the highest resolution in the world for a tablet and offering new features." The Google device is designed to provide exceptional image resolution especially with 2560 x 1600 pixels. With more than 4 million pixels, the user is literally absorbed by the screen and its content. Texts make a real sharpness and colours appreciable. The Mountain View company indicates that the film will give you Full HD 1080p "  seem to be the best place in your cinema."

Nexus 10 is customizable. You can then change the wallpaper, organize and create folders, installing new widgets... The use is optimized because simply drag the icons to change the appearance of the home screen. All content on Google is also available with the most advanced version of the Chrome browser. Navigation is optimized with technology Wifi MMO scroll pages quickly and speed is 4 times greater than that offered by WiFi normal according to Google. You can also explore the world in high definition with Google Earth.


  • 603 grams
  • A 5 megapixel camera and 1.9 megapixel front
  • Storage Capacity: 16 and 32 GB
  • Android 4.2
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Dual core processor 15 A
  • WiFi 802.11 b / g / n (MMO + HT 40)
  • NFC, Bluetooth, microphone, compass, ambient light
  • Barometer, GPS, compass, accelerometer
  • Dimensions: 263.9 x 117.6 x 8.9 mm
  • 9000 mAh battery
  • Price: 399 euros (16 GB), 499 euros (32 GB)
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Introducing the Google Nexus 7

The Google Nexus 7 is already known since it is on the market for several weeks. But Google has just formalize the new capacity (32GB) and 3G. The amount of 16 GB was also lowered (199 euros).

The new capacity is very interesting for those who felt a little tight with a 16GB model Some consumers will also shocked to find that the price charged for the new version is identical to the one proposed at the launch of the 16 GB . It therefore incorporates tablet features of the previous model. You will find a pocket size optimized for transport. HD screen you can easily read all types of content. It is also designed for entertainment. The owners of the tablet can dip into Google Play with more than 675,000 applications and games. Digital books are available per million.

The Nexus 7 also includes all the applications Google, ie Maps, Gmail, Chrome, YouTube and of course Google+. The tablet is available in 32GB WiFi ( here ) and 32 GB 3G.


  • 7 inch HD screen
  • 216 dpi
  • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • 340 grams
  • Quad-Core Nvidia Tegra 3
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • WiFi 802.11 b / g / n and 3G
  • NFC, GPS, microphone, gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer
  • Bluetooth
  • Battery: 4325 mAh
  • Android 4.1
  • 1.2 Megapixel front camera
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Google has the Nexus 4

A few days ago, a prototype Nexus 4 had been lost. Some features have been revealed. Today, Google formalizes its launch. Built by LG, it is described as "  super fast  . " You can find a WXGA IPS 4.7 inches (320 ppi). Lumia as the latest models, the Nexus 4 proposes charging by induction. Just ask for the recharge gets under way. An effective concept that requires no cable. Apparently he does not slot for the microSD card.


  • 4.7 inches
  • Definition 1280 x 768
  • Dimensions: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
  • 139 grams
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2 Sensors 1.3 and 8MP
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi 802.11b/g/n
  • A micro USB port
  • SlimPort HDMI
  • Android 4.2
  • Battery: 2100 mAh
  • Compass, accelerometer, microphone, gyroscope, barometer, GPS
  • Available: November 13 Google Play

Nexus 4 carries the new version of Android. Some innovations are shared as an overhaul of the keyboard, widgets are available from the home page even if the phone is locked. Photo enthusiasts will appreciate the functionality Photo Sphere. The latter allows for 360 degree shots that are identical to those found on the Internet Street View. Nexus 4 is the successor of the Galaxy Nexus and will be available in France in November SFR.
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Xbox 360 and Android: SmartGlass landed on Google Play

With the Wii U, Nintendo will offer its solution "transmedia" between the console and the GamePad. Sony is also trying a similar approach with a possible interaction between the PS3 and PS Vita.

But Microsoft is not left with SmartGlass. With this application, which landed on the free Google Play , Xbox 360 owners access their console from their Android device. Recall that the Xbox 360 is itself a true media hub that goes beyond the simple framework of the game. Your smartphone (or tablet) Android so you can access all this "universe."

Free app allows you to take control of its console since its Android tablet or smartphone with version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) minimum. The device plays the role of remote control (the two devices communicate via your local network) to control the dashboard console and playing videos and music. It also becomes much easier to type text rather than the console controller.

SmartGlass but also provides access to additional content for games, music, videos ... This is where the application is very important. Now remains to content providers (this is the same for game publishers on Wii U) deliver features and additional content relevant and complementary to "feed" SmartGlass. A real world parallel can therefore be opened at the discretion of the imagination of developers. Along the same idea, we have seen recently with the bluray "Prometheus" is BD-Live can offer truly interesting content from a mobile device (iOS and Android).

App also provides access to Xbox Live profile (it is also necessary to have such an account to run the application) and can change his avatar, send messages to friends and follow his "achievements". SmartGlass is already freely available for devices running Windows 8 (and RT) from the Windows App Store. Microsoft has promised it will arrive for iOS and Windows Phone also 7.5, 7.8 and 8.
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Xbox SmartGlass is available on Google Play

The application SmartGlass Xbox is now available on Google Play when it was not expected until next spring.

It provides access to the Xbox Live account via its Android smartphone, it is also possible to use your mobile as a remote for the Xbox 360 or to access interactive content (videos and start listening to music ...).

SmartGlass will also watch a movie on VOD tablet after starting on a TV, or manage playlists Xbox Music from his smartphone. The Xbox version of Internet Explorer can also be controlled from the application.

It is also possible to take advantage of some new information about Xbox games (Halo and Forza 4 Horizon) which appear directly on the smartphone.

The application is free, however it only works on Android smartphones with version 4.0 ( Ice Cream Sandwich ) to a minimum.

Xbox SmartGlass is already available on Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7 .5. The iOS version is still expected in spring 2013.
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An application to synchronize Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft offers an application called Windows Phone  to Windows 8 users to synchronize data with  Windows Phone 8.

It will improve and replace the Zune software that allowed to manage their data with Windows Phone 7 (extract audio CD, synchronize playlists on a Windows Phone 7...).

The Windows Phone application can exchange music, pictures and videos from the computer to the phone and share content from the phone with Windows 8 applications.
It will also be possible to automatically save photos and videos taken with the phone on your PC and instantly see the space that is used for each type of content.
The application will also find information on their phone or locate in case of loss.

Microsoft has already posted this application  that runs on Windows 8 and Windows RT. It should however not run on Windows Phone 7.
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SmartWatch: a case for your smartphone to your wrist

A new accessory for our phones has arrived, and it is called SmartWatch! Nothing to do with a watch but rather a case for your smartphone always at hand firmly attached to your wrist as shown in this image:

Previously you could run, bike, motorcycle or hiking with his phone in a pocket or a cuff on the upper arm ... not very practical to change music, use GPS application or visit their application running. The SmartWatch is the first case for smartphones designed to be worn on the wrist. It allows you to always have an eye on their smartphone and access all features without necessarily having to stop. With two adjustable straps, the SmartWatch can be worn over bare arm that jacket. The facade can control your smartphone without having to leave the case, you can put your smartphone to a size of 5.3 "(goodbye the Galaxy Note ).
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Nexus 10 with 300 dpi resolution, Android 4.2 and CPU Cortex-A15 architecture

As well go straight to the point with this new tablet Nexus. 10 shows the Nexus 2560 by 1600 pixels on a 10 inch screen, which gives it a pixel density of 300 ppi substantial, never before seen on a tablet of this size . For comparison, the last two versions of iPad 9.7 inch feature a pixel density of 264 ppi. Add to that the glass on the screen is Gorilla Glass 2 type. On such a screen, so you can watch movies in their true 1080p quality (even with up-conversion for this higher resolution than full HD).

Associated with Google Samsung offers the opportunity to specifications again very complete and attractive. Judge for yourself. The tablet weighs only 603 grams and is 8.9 mm thick only.

On the hardware side, the benchmark tests might panic with a dual-core processor architecture Cortex-A15 (the next generation ARM architecture) and a GPU Mali T604. Of course you think the Samsung Exynos Dual 5 even if it is not specified in the specifications of the tablet. Raw power that is supported by 2 GB RAM and is powered by a lithium polymer battery 9000 mAh to.

The tablet runs on the all new version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with , has a 5 megapixel main camera, another 1.9 megapixel front, microUSB port, HDMI and a magnetic charger. Connectivity side, it supports Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b / g / n MIMO (ie with two antennas) and NFC.

In this description, the best has been saved for last. Nexus 10 The 16GB version is priced at € 399 while the 32GB version € 499 displays . They will be available on Google Play Store in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, as of November 13, 2012 .
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Amazon compares its Kindle Fire iPad HD Mini

On its website, Amazon has decided to tackle the latest from Apple, the iPad Mini, comparing to its tablet, the Kindle Fire HD.

Without a doubt, this year 2012 is that of the tablets, or rather a true "war" tablets. Far as total domination of Apple's iPad, launched in 2010, taking short competition which will take a long time to be on the market despite testing well known brands (HP, BlackBerry, Motorola or the French Archos). The real change will come with Google's finally an aggressive pricing policy and an operating system matures to finally open the market to competition in the absence of directly opposing the iPad.

Indeed, the various iPad killer were all eventually face the supremacy of the Cupertino company in the area and it is finally choosing a different angle than the competition ended drill: size. Democratizing 7 inch format, it is a new market that brands have developed, especially a snook at Apple refused to release a tablet in this format before changing his mind with the iPad Mini . It is the latter which is in the viewfinder that Amazon announced on its website U.S.  a comparison between the iPad Mini and Kindle Fire HD running obviously to the advantage of the latter.

The e-commerce giant uses a short slogan but has the merit of being clear "  Much more for much less  "before insisting on a few things to the advantage of the tablet as the definition of the screen (30% more than the iPad Mini), the density of pixels per inch (216 pixels per inch Kindle Fire HD against 163 for the Apple tablet) but also HD video playback and two stereo speakers (one for iPad Mini) and a faster WiFi (MIMO).

Amazon does not hesitate to take a direct competitor before insisting on the strengths of its tablet, the $ 199 against $ 329 for the Apple tablet. Practice not really surprising since Apple, via Phil Schiller, had also chosen to compare its new tablet than a direct competitor namely Google Nexus 7.
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Nexus 7: 32 GB versions and 3G € 249 to € 299 official

This year, he will actually have to make room at the foot of the Christmas tree. Google has decided to play Santa Claus and reveals the contents of his sack. The least one can say is that Santa Claus Mountain View is far from trash.

Blessed are those who have not yet purchased a tablet Nexus 7 as the Mountain View company lowers the price of the 16GB version for $ 200 while the 8GB model simply disappears from Google Play Store. It is a version with 32 GB of internal memory priced at € 249 which complements the range of WiFi Nexus 7. "WiFi" because now you will have to specify the type of Nexus 7 you are talking about in terms of its connectivity.

Google has just announced a 32GB version with 3G connectivity. It will be sold unlocked and costs € 299 from November 13, 2012 on Google Play Store in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.

It is compatible with GSM 4 bands (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), 3G on 5 bands (850, 900, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz) and HSPA + (providing a theoretical maximum throughput of 21 Mb / s).

Versions 16 GB and 32 GB, respectively proposed € 199 and € 249, are now available on Google Play United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.

Whatever these new versions, the Nexus 7 retains the same versions and comes with Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean. The update to Android 4.2 will come later.
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LG Android 4.2 Nexus 4 official from $ 299

LG unveiled the Optimus G in partnership with Qualcomm that his team SoC Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 4 cores. One will find a second life in the Nexus range.

Nexus 4 comes actually to be officially announced. Is not expected today due to storm that will descend on the North East coast of the United States, while Google had scheduled a press conference just in the Big Apple. The Mountain View company had announced to have waived held today.

But, here's the new Nexus introduced by the same the new version of Android. Android 4.2 includes some new features in the application's native camera with Photo Sphere (photo mode to 360 degrees), quick settings menu accessible from the notifications panel ...

Nexus 4 displays 1280 by 768 pixels on its screen True HD IPS More than 4.7 inches providing a pixel density of 320 ppi (pixels per inch). It has Zerogap Touch technology, which improves the touch. The sides of the screen are slightly inclined to "promote the drag fingers" while the glass is signed Corning Gorilla Glass type.

It embeds a SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 family and Pro 2GB of RAM (like the LG Optimus G). It comes in versions with 8 GB and 16 GB internal memory (no microSD slot) and has a main camera with 8 megapixel sensor and a front camera of 1.3 megapixel. It is compatible with 3G and 3G + (HSPA +) but not with 4G LTE. It also supports Bluetooth, WiFi a / b / g / n, NFC and can be recharged wirelessly like the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920. The terminal is 9.1 mm thick and weighs 139 grams.

Both versions will be sold on Google Play from November 13 in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, France , Spain and Australia, the rates of € 299 for the 8GB and € 349 for 16GB . Nexus After 7 and its aggressive pricing, Google makes a new tour de force in terms of value for money that manufacturers will find it difficult to follow (including LG Optimus with G in early 2013!).
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Skype 6.0 integrates Facebook and Microsoft

The versions of Skype 6.0 is now available for Windows and OS X, the big news in this version is the ability to identify with a Microsoft and / or Facebook, which allows you to use the software without the needs of a Skype account.

The user of a Microsoft account is now able to have conversations with contacts on Windows Live Messenger , Hotmail and Xbox Live (soon compatible with accounts) after his partner account via the connection interface . Once this is done, it can choose to merge a Skype account if one has.

The audio / video calls are currently not yet possible to a Microsoft, but update will bring this feature soon. The company also points out that Skype for Windows 8 will be available beginning October 26 in download on the Windows Store.

Another innovation, the Mac version is now compatible with the Retina display, it also offers the ability to open multiple conversations in different windows.

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iPhone 5 jailbreak coming soon

While the iPhone 5 has appeared recently, jailbreak iOS 6 seems almost to be unveiled. Indeed Planetbeing have discovered a loophole that will be exploited immediately to allow all users the latest Iphone who wish to unlock. Planetbeing provides on his Twitter have found a way to bypass the lock and version of the iPhone 4S, which supports iOS 6 would also be concerned with the jailbreak.

What is a Jailbreak?

The operating system of the iPhone is limited by Apple and the jailbreak is actually a loophole that allows full use of it by smartphone users. In fact, users can then download and use applications that are not available in the Appstore.

When will be available Jailbreak?

Now that the fault is found it will be used but it will have to be a little patient. For the jailbreak to be usable by all users, it will take a lot of work for a few weeks so hackers and waiting again, this may be a kind of Christmas gift.

Why does it take so long as the fault has been found?

With each new model, Apple strengthens security and learns from the mistakes of previous operating systems. The latest jailbreak has been very difficult to develop and there is little doubt that it will be even more complicated. To unlock this version of Team Dev Team had announced that it did not launch in the race to jailbreak and general anxiety was to know that someone else was up to the challenge. It would seem so, but before declaring victory, await the results of Planetbeing and expect to have completed the jailbreak hands. In the meantime the Appstore is the only solution for downloading applications.

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Retina MacBook Pro: 40% thinner and ultra efficient

The MacBook Pro Retina marketed by Apple has a 13 or 15 inch screen. This model is spectacular and showcases an engineering feat. The users will benefit from 4 or 5 megapixels.

In this keynote, Apple revealed the new MacBook Pro Retina. It offers "the highest resolution ever seen on a laptop." Apart from this screen quite friendly, the Cupertino company has built a computer with a flash architecture. This storage technology is powerful because it is the most reliable and fastest. Maximum power is delivered in a computer that is both thin and light. The internal components have been redesigned to offer a real power while sharing an optimized design. This model is also equipped with operating system OS X Lion Mountain. It fits perfectly in this new configuration.

The laptop is built to be "mobile". Thus, it is more lightweight and slim, plus ease of use is great. Apple has been working on a design with a thickness of 1.9 cm. The weight is also a strong point (1.62 kg). This 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina is 20% thinner and 400 grams lighter than the previous model. The screen has the highest resolution, so you can enjoy all the benefits of the Retina technology with vibrant colors, very wide viewing angles and high contrast.

Two versions of the MacBook Pro Retina are sold, 13 and 15 inches. It has both an LED-backlit display with IPS technology. The first offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels (227 dpi) and the second 2880 x 1800 pixels (220 dpi). Prices range between 1749 and 2899 euros. Both processors are available, dual-core Intel Core i5 clocked at 2.5 GHz and Intel Core i7 quad clocked at 2.3 or 2.6 GHz.

Features Retina MacBook Pro

  • 8 GB DDR3L
  • Storage Capacity: 128, 256 and 512 GB
  • 1.62 or 2.02 kg
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • FaceTime HD camera 720p
  • Two Thunderbolt ports, 2 USB3 ports, HDMI, headphone jack
  • SDXC card reader
  • WIFI
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2 microphones
  • Backlit keyboard with 78 or 79 keys
  • Multi-Touch trackpad ultra precise
  • Autonomy of 7 hours wireless web browsing
  • 30 days standby
  • Package Contents: Retina MacBook Pro MagSafe Power Adapter + 2 + Mains Power Cord + Wall

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Galaxy Note 2: 500 euros Sold with a coupon code

The Galaxy Note 2 is popular because its characteristics are very interesting. Currently, the best web price is around 540 euros. You can receive a discount.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is available on site at a price of 590 euros. The manufacturer also shares a rebate offer of 70 euros. At this point, you can get the smartphone for 520 Euros.

The Galaxy Note 2 is sold 500 euros (590 - 70 - 20 euros). This is the best price you can find on the web right now. This coupon is valid for one person and one order. These are the first 1500 customers will have the opportunity to benefit from this great offer.

This offer is not valid and you must add the shipping cost. The Coupon Code is valid until midnight on October 24. The model benefits from this reduction is 16 GB (white). Simply go to this link and use the coupon code as well as cashback shared by Samsung.
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Apple's new iMac ultra efficient and super fine

The iMac has made ​​a very noticeable entry in this keynote. The Mini iPad was not the only product offered. Apple surprises so with this "desktop in its most advanced form."

Since its launch in 1998, the iMac has really changed. Today, the screen is so thin that it is difficult to imagine that his ancestor looked like a huge block. Edges appear 5 mm, the iMac has been reduced by 40% compared to the previous generation. To do this, Apple has made ​​engineering feats including inventing new technologies. The computer is much thinner, but the screen (21.5 to 27 inches) has lost nothing of its beauty and performance. Level measures, the reduction is also visible as the LCD (IPS) is 5 mm thinner. Apple also removed 2 mm between the glass and the LCD using the method "Lamination total." The latter offers a real advantage since the user has 75% less glare.

The iMac therefore offers unsurpassed performance. However, it is more energy efficient with 50% less when idle with the screen on. Careful to respect the environment, the computer is free of many toxic substances (arsenic, mercury ...). The iMac is made ​​of glass and aluminum. A brand new storage option is offered "Fusion Drive". The new iMac proposes to associate a high capacity hard drive with a high-performance flash storage.

All performances are boosted with the latest Intel Quad Core i5 2.7 GHz clocked at 3.2 GHz. Consumers also have the ability to customize the power with an Intel Core i7 processor running at up to 3.4 GHz. The prices range between 1349 and 2049 euros.


8GB Memory
Hard Drive 1TB (5400-7200 rev / min)
NVIDIA GeForce GT (640M, 650M, 660M or 675 MX)
FaceTime HD camera
Stereo speakers, 2 microphones, headphones
4 USB ports 3, 2 Thunderbolt ports
SDXC card reader
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Magic Mouse
Magic Trackpad
Bluetooth 4.0
5.68kg or 9.54 kg
Package Contents: iMac + Apple Wireless Keyboard + Mouse Apple Magix + power
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5 thoughts about the iPad mini

The iPad mini has been officially announced last night during an Oct. 23 keynote Apple during which many other novelties were presented.

As a preamble, a reminder of the main features of the iPad mini , which are those of the iPad 2, smaller:

Multipoint touch screen tablet 7.9 inches
Resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 163 pixels per inch (ppi)
Height: 200 mm
Width: 134.7 mm
Thickness: 7.2 mm
Weight: 308 g (note that the Google Nexus 7-Asus weighs 340 g and already seems incredibly light in hand)
A5 processor bicœu
Lightnin connector
Mini-jack 3.5 mm stereo headphone
Built-in speaker
Three-axis gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
Digital compass

The iPad mini will be available from November 2 and November WiFi version version "cellular" 3/4G. Note that the 4G versions will not be compatible with the 4G, crowing.

This ad - long awaited and long - some remarks, born over rumors that fueled the headlines over the last few months.

1. The iPad mini is the first real product after Steve Jobs.

I already know that some of you will fit in against this false claim, arguing that the creation cycle of a product is at least two years while Jobs has handed (and the rest) it only a year ago. But facts are stubborn and unrelenting: in October 2010, six months after the release of the first iPad, Steve Jobs had publicly declared a 7-inch iPad made ​​absolutely no sense. Any visionary he was, the guru had for once deceived, and the pragmatism of the team who succeeded him took precedence over the incantations: the tablet market completely dominated by Apple and even stifled the iPad on 10-inch thrives on unexpected segment, where Cupertino was absent mini-tablet 7 inch format (for which I argued since the beginning). If Apple does not want to be cannibalizing the bottom, it was time to react. It's done. Now that Jobs is gone, his successors had the elbow and could contradict oracle Chef. It is therefore the first product of the post-Job, or at least a product that would probably never be released under his reign. You me retort that mini iPad is 7.9 and that Jobs talked about 7 inches, and that therefore he was right. What you're bad faith sometimes

2. The iPad mini is expensive. Too expensive?

339 euros, or 329 dollars in the U.S. for the entry-level model, namely a 16GB WiFi 3G/4G connectivity without therefore, it is indeed expensive. Especially if we compare it to the price of its current direct competitor, the Google Nexus tablet 7, which costs 249 euros in the same configuration, which must deduct 25 euros more vouchers credited to the Play Store Google to download movies, applications, games and books. However, this is not so much for an Apple product. Firstly, the difference in finish compared to the Nexus 7 is taken as the first hand striking. The brushed aluminum shell of the tablet from Apple has proven, and is a range above the competition back features a molded plastic anti-slip practice but less flattering. The style and design against the functionality. On the other hand, the screen of 7.9 inches has a surface of 35% higher than the Nexus, a virtually identical external dimensions, and a much lower weight (308 g against 340 g for Nexus 7). Finally, another argument in favor of the iPad and can justify a higher rate: the 275,000 apps available, and thoughts developed specifically for the iPad. A strong point when we know that many apps available on Android that adaptations are sometimes very risky versions for smartphones, and even when they are compatible. I know something since I use my Nexus 7 daily for 2 months now and if 95% replaced my iPad, it does not go a day without my app against a plague poorly designed, buggy or just unusable, which NEVER happens on iOS. And I'm not talking about apps that do not yet exist for this format (Jellybean 7 inches), and not least (and generally all MyTF1 media apps, or Flipboard, still conspicuously absent by 10 inches).

Of course, like all observers and users, I would have hoped for a first prize of iPad mini 249 or 299 euros for the worst. But we can also understand Apple's strategy: at equal performance products feature MUST sell more expensive, and especially to guard against the fact that if the iPad Mini cannibalize the "big" iPad (which I opinion is likely to occur), it must not be at the expense of margins. And where is it written that a smaller product - if it meets a strong demand - must be cheaper than its larger counterpart, if everything is equal elsewhere (components, design, functionality) and that it brings a real plus in terms of usability? Do not we say that miniaturization expensive?

3. The iPad mini is compatible with iPad applications 10 inches

That was the big question that I asked yesterday and I was surprised that nobody has mentioned. The keynote yesterday gave the answer in a chapter specifically devoted to him, demonstrating the importance Apple places on it, including on its website . The mini iPad natively supports all iPad applications, due to its screen resolution identical to that of the iPad 2, ie 768 × 1024 pixels. There will therefore be no question of the developers to provide updates as was the case for example for the iPhone 5, and we are entitled to our favorite apps in the format that we already know: a Flipboard GarageBand or turn version of iPad, iPhone and not on the iPad mini. Good news and a small stone from the garden of Android aisles sometimes not very well drawn.

4. The iPad mini is unlikely he not kill the 10-inch iPad?

It is a risk, probably calculated and provided by Apple. And I think in this respect that the choice of size 7.9 inches is not totally innocent. If Apple had released a 7-inch, comparison, and thus the competition with other 7-inch tablet market was inevitable, and perhaps bloody for Apple. By adopting this format "in-between" guards against Apple and avoids comparisons to spend a follower. On the other hand it allows him to sell his pad just more expensive and avoid being drawn into a spiral of low-cost carriers which seem to engage some competitors (low cost does not mean cheap, eh) . But actually, this choice format also includes a risk that significantly cannibalize the 9.7-inch iPad, which seems suddenly very clumsy and cumbersome. It will be interesting to see the purchasing behavior and segmentation between the two models in the next few months, but I'd bet on a strong scalability rapid mini, and sales representing 50% of total revenue in the coming year . The iPad 9.7, which retains some advantages to him as the Retina display and a more powerful processor, could remain the first choice for professionals, and mini star to the general public ... to see.

5. Apple compares for the first time publicly a competitor ... android.

Unless I am mistaken, the keynote yesterday unveiled a new and amazing practice at Apple, at least since the era iPhone / iPad: direct confrontation with the competition. Phil Schiller, vice president of marketing Apple has indeed held a long comparative demonstration between 7 and Nexus mini iPad, and everything is past, large format photographs in support: finishing materials, size and especially of the screen (but not the resolution, coincidentally). Perhaps ultimately the best tribute we can pay to the excellent Google tablet and unexpected advertising, which shows that Android remains the bane of Cupertino, even after Steve Jobs.

Finally, after these facts and (relatively) objective, I give you my personal opinion: they follow me here know that I have always praised the format 7 inches and I always thought - even when I argued the opposite stubbornly with arguments that I have never changed your mind - that Apple would come out one day a mini iPad, because it would have no choice. Also - after you have said all that I think my Nexus 7 - I will not surprise you by telling you that the iPad mini for me is a really good news, and I will hasten to sell my iPad 2 to place orders on October 26. Cannibalization has begun, and I am one of the first actors. For me, the 9.7-inch iPad died last night, and I do not think I will return one day.
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iPad mini: Presentation, release date and price official

The iPad mini has all the experience of his big brother. Technology and performance have been met in a smaller tablet. So gather users everything they love in a format that fits in your hand.

Apple wanted to offer a smaller aircraft, it is 23% thinner (7.2 mm) and above 53% lighter (308 grams). It is therefore easily in one hand. The format is optimized for navigation and it works with all applications available for its big brother. The ideal size was proposed (7.9 inches). The screen (LED backlit) is pretty amazing because it offers a resolution similar to the iPad 2 (1024 x 768). It is also 35% larger than that suggested by a 7-inch tablet. The area is nice and allows the owner to easily surf, watch videos, photos ...

The iPad mini is also easily transportable because it is not thicker than a pen. You can carry it around with ease. All applications that you enjoy on iPad are available in the Mini version. With a small screen, Apple has redesigned the whole concept in order to optimize its use. In parallel, the Cupertino company has equipped its tablet chip A5, it is very powerful and allows the tablet to be reactive. Apple thought to rewrite the battery to provide real comfort in use, so you can use the iPad mini for 10 hours. You will have the opportunity to find Siri, the tablet therefore meets the finger and voice with ease. Two colors are available Black & White & silver and slate. Both versions are also marketed, WiFi only and WiFi + cellular (Version 2).

The iPad mini is not colored, but it comes with a Smart Cover very interesting because it comes in several colors. It effectively protects the screen. Apple proposes red, blue, green, gray, pink or black. Finally, the iPad mini features as the iPhone 5 the latest connector Lightning. The pre-orders are open October 26. IPad Mini will then be delivered as early as 2 November.


  • 308 grams (312 for version 2)
  • Storage: 16, 32 and 64 GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 7.9 inches display with IPS technology
  • Resistant oleophobic coating fingerprints
  • A5 dual-core processor
  • FaceTime HD (APN 1.2Mpx, HD Video 720p)
  • ISight camera 5 MP
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 16.3 Wh Lithium
  • Up to 10 hours for WiFi and cellular in 9:00
  • Speaker
  • Jack
  • Card holder nano-SIM (version 2)
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS (version 2)
  • Contents of the trunk: iPad Mini Cable + USB + Lightning to USB adapter
Prices for the WiFi:
  • 16GB: $ 329
  • 32GB: $ 429
  • 64 GB: $ 529
Prices for the WiFi + cellular
  • 16GB: $ 459
  • 32GB: 559 USD
  • 64 GB: 659 USD

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Facebook: 1.01 billion and 604 million active members on the monthly mobile

On the occasion of the publication of its financial results for the third quarter cash, Facebook has released statistics that are worth a look on its users.

Regarding the financial aspect of the company Mark Zuckerberg has slightly exceeded analysts' expectations with a turnover of 1.26 billion and earnings per share of 0.12 dollars, while analysts were betting instead on a number of Affairs of 1.23 billion and earnings per share of 0.11 dollar ...

As for statistics, the social network has passed the symbolic threshold of 1.01 billion active members per month to 30 September 2012, an increase of 26% compared to last year. And Facebook has nearly 604 million members each month on mobile, with an impressive increase of 61% compared to last year. Finally, the social network identifies an average of 584 million active members per day in September 2012.

The latest available figures, and relayed on this blog at the beginning of October, reported a billion active members per month and 600 million on mobile. It is now possible that these statistics eventually stagnate, even though it is quite possible that the number of mobile users rises again with tablets flooding the market.

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The iPad Mini and 4th generation iPad not compatible with 4G LTE

The iPad Mini has just been unveiled. A careful examination of its cellular connectivity demonstrates that it is not compatible with 4G LTE in France (and in many other European countries).

If the iPhone 5 is not compatible with the bands 7 (2600 MHz) and 20 (800 MHz) of the 4G LTE allocated to French mobile operators by ARCEP, the iPad Mini is not either.

In the specifications for cellular connectivity is discovered that Apple has made ​​a substantial effort (compared to the iPad 3rd generation). The iPad 3G/4G Mini comes in two versions: A1454 A1455 and. The model A1454 is compatible with the bands 4 (AWS) and 17 (700b MHz) while the version is A1455 with bands 1 (2100 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 5 (850 MHz), 13 (700c MHz) and 25 (1900 MHz).

4th generation iPad is also being unveiled is also available in two versions (for model "WiFi + cell") and A1459 A1460. Both versions have the same accounting respectively 4G LTE A1454 and A1455 versions of the iPad Mini. They are not compatible with 4G LTE bands allocated.

There remains only one hope with the re-farming of band 3 (1800 MHz), which allow mobile operators have space in this band for use of 4G LTE (instead of GSM).

However, it should be noted, however, that the iPad Mini and 4th generation iPad is compatible with DC-HSDPA.
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The iPad Mini is now a reality and a new iPad

We waited as the highlight of the show offered by the keynote and it has been announced. It is the iPad Mini, Apple's response to Google and Nexus 7. The firm at the apple has also not denied on several points compare to the iPad Mini (forgetting, however, that the price of the Nexus 7 is less than $ 80).

The iPad Mini declined in two colors (black or white) is characterized by a screen of 7.9 inches with 1024 x 768 pixels, 163 ppi (Retina Display not so). Size that is easy to remember because the iPad "classic" has a 9.7 inch screen, two digits reversed for "move" from one size to another.

An inch larger than the screen of the Nexus 7 which, according to Apple, makes a difference and contributes to ease of use. The usable area of ​​the screen is so much higher (3/2 larger) on the iPad Mini on the screen of the Nexus 7. According to Apple, the 4:3 screen also helps to show more content on the screen making it (in landscape mode) surfing on the internet much more comfortable.

He joined the A5 chip (not the A6 as in the iPhone 5 or even the new iPad A5X) has Lightning connector (like the iPhone 5 and the new 9.7-inch iPad also unveiled) a FaceTime HD camera with 5 megapixel sensor and has 4G LTE connectivity and a WiFi n on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. It is characterized by a thickness of 7.2 mm and a weight of 308 grams (312 grams for the WiFi version + cell). Apple indicates that Smart Cover will be available (with more green model). Finally, add the iPad apps are compatible with the iPad Mini.

The 4th generation iPad ships A6 SoC (like the iPhone 5), which translates into power twice the CPU and GPU. Autonomy is 10 hours and receives a 720p FaceTime HD Camera. Dock 30 pin connector is replaced by a Lightning.

The iPad Mini is available in six versions (16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB WiFi but 3G/4G/WiFi). Versions For WiFi, the price is $ 329 (16GB), $ 429 (32GB ) and $ 529 (64GB). For versions with support for 3G/4G LTE, prices are: $ 459, $ 559 and $ 659. Pre-orders begin on October 26 and November 2, 2012 deliveries.

Apple will continue selling the iPad 2 (WiFi version for $ 399), while the fourth generation 9.7-inch iPad displays a rate of $ 499 (price unchanged to the new iPad unveiled earlier this year).
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Apple Announces MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display

After Tim Cook, Phil Schiller is mounted on stage to present a new MacBook Pro. And not just any model because it is a model with resolution Retina Display.

MacBook Pro 13 inch in its declination is the most sold models in the range. It therefore seemed logical that Apple offers a version with display Retina Display.

On its 13.3-inch screen, it displays 2560 by 1600 pixels, or 4,096,000 pixels, which makes the laptop with the second highest resolution after the ... MackBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display.

It has two ports Thunderbold, USB 3.0, HDMI output, an SD card reader, but lost its optical drive.

Display side, Apple says 29% more contrast compared to previous models and 75% reflected light within a viewing angle of 178 degrees and a brightness of 300 nits.

It can integrate up to 768 GB of flash memory (SSD) but come with 128 GB in its minimum configuration.

Its battery ensures an autonomy of 7 hours.

It also features 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 or i7 (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core.

Connectivity side, we find the Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi n.

The first model is 1699 dollars while a second more powerful version is proposed to 1999 dollars. Apple announced that it is now possible to order.
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The conference live from Apple's Safari browser

By a little more than two hours, Apple will begin his keynote during which we should discover the iPad Mini and possibly other products.

We have seen that Apple TV owners will be able to view it live on their HDTV. The information is now confirmed on Apple's site.

But the Cupertino company has decided to extend this opportunity to all owners of iOS devices: iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. This requires that the device is running iOS 4.2 minimum .

Finally, if you have a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 minimum (condition probably need to install version 4 (minimum) Safari), you can also view it from the Safari browser. To do this, you must have the version 4 (minimum) of Apple's browser . One can also imagine that it should be possible to watch it from any PC if Safari v4 (at least) is installed or another browser "modern" (Chrome, Firefox, IE ...).

A radical change in communication since Apple since 2010, it is not possible to see the live keynotes from Apple.

For now, the Apple online store is closed, the history of the "achalander" with new products that will be presented at the end of the day. The star should be the iPad Mini, this iPad with 7.85 inch screen probable. Tim Cook dared a format that Steve Jobs had yet relayed to the rank of ridicule. Many questions are now focusing on these characteristics and prices.

A fair price could be at $ 330 or $ 350 (for the least expensive model), that is to say between those battery of the iPad and iPod Touch. However, if the first model includes only 8 GB of internal memory, you can also expect it to be lower.

The keynote is expected to see a MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display (only one 15-inch model is now available with Retina Display screen). Finally, Apple has also in its cartons a new Mac mini and a new line of iMac.

Many presentations of new devices that could potentially dilute, if confirmed, the effect of the announcement of the iPad mini.

See you on the URL to 19 am, French time, from your web browser Safari (version 4).

For Windows users, go to this URL to download the latest version of Safari (version 5.1.7 dated 9 May 2012). Other browsers should also do the trick (if the installed version is newer) .
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Keynote: Apple Introduces the iPad mini and iPad 4

The iPad mini has been introduced by Apple during the keynote. Here is a summary of the functions of the unit. The iPad 4 th generation has also entered the market.

IPad Mini

The iPad mini is much thinner and especially smaller than its big brother. Apple has a thickness of 7.2 mm, it is 25% thinner than the iPad. The Cupertino company does not offer color as it is available in two colors, black and white.

The resolution is 1024 x 768 (same as the iPad 2) with a screen of 7.9 inches. More than 275,000 applications are compatible. To extol the virtues of its tablet, Apple offered a comparison with the Nexus 7 Google. It is therefore possible to see real change since the screen is larger and especially optimized for browsing the net. Reading is more enjoyable. The iPad mini also offers:

  • A5 processor
  • 4G
  • FaceTime HD
  • Camera 5MP
  • Autonomy of 10 hours
  • 308 grams
  • WiFi version
  • Version WiFi + Cellular
  • HD 720p
  • 1080p HD video recording

The color was expected side hulls, but they are smart covers that are colored. Now, let's talk about price and some may not be enthusiastic. The rumors are not really confirmed:

  • 16 Gb: $ 329
  • 32 Gb: $ 429
  • 64 Gb: $ 529

The pre-orders are open from October 26. Deliveries will be made ​​on November 2 for France.

iPad 4

100 million copies have been sold iPad. Apple proposes the 4 th generation of the tablet. It has A6X processor, so it is twice faster than A5X. The new model also offers connector Lightning. The user may also enjoy:

  • Of 4G
  • On WiFi twice as fast
  • Facetime HD
  • Autonomy of 10 hours

With regard to prices, there is no change since the 16 Gb is offered at $ 499.
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The application mix edjing arrives on iPad

The application of edjing mix, which is already a hit on iPhone , now arrives on iPad with new social features.

Edjing, or how to become a DJ with a free application. The French start-up founded in 2009, has launched its iPhone application last March that works very well with over half a million members worldwide and over 2 million downloads in four months.

For those who want to discover the joys of mix or impress evening edjing is a fun and easy tool with DJ effects of semi-pro, social functions but not only. Finally, the application also includes handy features recording or previewing.

edjing for iPad provides including the ability to share his musical compositions on Facebook with the "fMix." Your friends can listen liker mix or comment directly on the social network. New quasi-professional effects have also been introduced, it is the case of "Reverb" which adds a resonance effect in the mix.

I imagine that the iPad app is easier to use than the iPhone because it can not be easy to use a mixer, with all the effects and settings on a smartphone screen. Strongly that happens on Android!
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Conference on the Apple iPad Mini live on Apple TV

As of 19 pm today, follow-Lemon Press Conference Live from Apple. However, do not expect a replay of the event on video. Apple has a habit of charging event for those who want to get there a few days and then post the video on its website.

But this time, the firm at the apple could have pushed habits with a live broadcast for a select few only, owners of Apple TV.

Thus, according to Macrumors, a new icon named "Apple Events" appeared on the menu of the Apple TV. It comes in the form of an invitation to see the press conference live from 7:00 p.m. today. Remains whether the option is open to all owners of Apple TV in the world or whether it will remain confined to U.S. users.

Used the plural for "Apple Events" suggests that it is the first time that Apple conference is broadcast live on the Apple TV, it should not be the last time.

Precisely, the last time Apple released a live keynote was in 2010 for "Back to the Mac".

The event is of great importance to Apple in addition to the iPad Mini could reveal a new iPad connector Lightning and a MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina Display, a new Mac mini and maybe even a new iMac line.

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iPad Mini: Live, follow the Apple keynote

The iPad Mini made its debut at 19 hours in the market shelves. After many rumours  Apple finally unveils its new product. We suggest you follow the keynote live.

The Internet will finally know the true features of the iPad Mini. According to rumours  Apple revealed the features of the new tablet. Fans expect a smaller size of 7.85 inches. An effective concept to compete with tablets already on the market such as the Kindle Fire Amazon or Google Nexus 7. In terms of design, concepts reveal an aluminium hull with a metallic colour  others offer carbon fibre with a dark coating. In all cases, the Cupertino company wants to keep some consistency in its catalog, the design should be closer to that proposed by the latest Smartphone.

Only certainty, the iPad Mini will have the new connector Lightning already present on the iPhone 5. In terms of features, Apple has kept the secret. The keynote will shed light on these mysteries. Relying on the invitation sent last week, the company may decline the tablet in several colours by taking the concept of the iPod Touch.

During this conference , we will also know the prices charged. The latest rumours suggest a marketing between 249 and 649 euros. Four storage capacity should normally make their appearance (8, 16, 32 and 64 GB). For connectivity, the BBC revealed that Apple only offer WiFi, although a screenshot shows the opposite.

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