Apple (AAPL) news roundup: 1) A 14A filing from buyout target and new R&D partner AuthenTec...

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Apple (AAPL) news roundup: 1) A 14A filing from buyout target and new R&D partner AuthenTec (AUTH) indicates Apple has been discussing developing "new technology" with AuthenTec since late 2011. All signs point to the technology being 2D fingerprint sensors. 2) An iPad Mini part has finally leaked (previous), suggesting production has or is about to commence. 3) Apple retail chief John Browett claims recent rumors of layoffs are false, and says scheduling issues are to blame. (Apple set-top box: I, II)