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    Default Apple Claims iPad mini has Advanced Software to Detect Unintended Touches


    Apple officially announced the iPad mini just yesterday and one of the things that make the new device stand out is the thin form factor of the bezel surrounding the screen. If you happen to compare the new iPad with the iPad mini, youíll see in portrait mode that the bezels on both sides of the iPad mini are much slimmer. For those of you who donít know, one issue with a thin bezel is that usually devices are much harder to hold without actually touching the screen, in which case one might think that you would inadvertently interact with the software on the touch screen. Apparently this is an issue that Apple has resolved and is confident with their solution, which they claim relies on advanced software.

    According to Apple:

    [The] iPad mini is small. But when you use it, it doesnít feel small. Thatís because itís designed to give you the maximum amount of screen in the minimum amount of space. To achieve that, we had to rethink the relationship between the screen and the overall shape of the product. iPad has symmetrical bezels around all of its edges. But for iPad mini, we reduced the width of the bezels on two sides of the display. So although the screen is smaller, itís even more prominent. Rethinking the screen meant we also had to rethink the software behind it. iPad mini intelligently recognizes whether your thumb is simply resting on the display or whether youíre intentionally interacting with it. Itís the kind of detail youíll notice ó by not noticing it. And itís a great example of how Apple hardware and software work together to give you the best experience possible.
    Based on what the Cupertino California company is claiming, you donít need to worry about inadvertently touching the screen when youíre holding the iPad mini. Itíll be interesting to see how the software pans out when consumers get their hands on it but Apple doesn't seem too worried with the possible issue that may come from the situation. Chances are, the software works exactly as intended but weíll find out for sure when the iPad mini officially hits the shelves.

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    Is that new in iOS 6.0.1 or iOS 6.1 or whatever version comes out to support the iPad mini?

    Do they also fix some of the glaring bugs with iOS 6? Like the wifi wizard cannot connect after restoring a backup to a new iOS 6 device unless you go to reset network settings and reboot? How about the people with random exchange e-mail sync issues? Any idea if maps are getting updated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cypherstream View Post
    Is that new in iOS 6.0.1 or iOS 6.1 or whatever version comes out to support the iPad mini?

    Do they also fix some of the glaring bugs with iOS 6? Like the wifi wizard cannot connect after restoring a backup to a new iOS 6 device unless you go to reset network settings and reboot? How about the people with random exchange e-mail sync issues? Any idea if maps are getting updated?
    The wifi issue sounds like a really common issue after performing a restore from a backup. I've had problems like that through the life of the iPhone product line. Even before iCloud, I gave up on backup/restore and started using Exchange sync for contacts, calendars, notes, etc...starting fresh every time I updated or swapped devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
    . Itíll be interesting to see how the software pans out when consumers get their hands on it but Apple doesn't seem too worried with the possible issue that may come from the situation.
    If people start complaining about it, Apple will do the usual "You're holding it wrong!!!" stuff... And that's it! :-)

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