Posts tagged with: iPad Pro
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    Can’t wait for the typical holiday season to make your favorite gadgets affordable enough for a sensible upgrade or two? Between Amazon’s recent Prime Day, various sweet eBay deals, frequent Newegg and B&H promos, and Best Buy’s latest blowout sale, it’s starting to feel like every day this summer is Black Friday. On that note, BB actually calls its today and tomorrow-only discount event Black Friday in July, which sounds about right, at least as far as the 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro is concerned. The middle-sized iOS tablet goes for $125 off list in nearly all possible ...

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    So, you're about to dive into an iPad Pro and its nearly 13-inch screen. But you're not really jazzed about Apple's tame Smart Keyboard cover. Sure, it's splash-proof and it's light, but the keys are pretty clacky and there aren't any function keys on it. Well, if you're willing to pay just 99 cents more to Razer, you could get one of its Mechanical Keyboard Case for the Apple iPad Pro. It's a hefty thing that houses a metallic kickstand for your tablet viewing preferences, a backlight behind a more robust keyboard and keycaps on top of — you guessed it — "Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical ...

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    Apple has grabbed the headlines this week with far more important news than a $200 freebie offered to students in the market for an iPhone, iPad or Mac by fall, unveiling iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3 at WWDC 2016. Still, given the Cupertino-based giant’s notorious stinginess, iFans in both North America and Europe probably can’t help but welcome any gift or small discount they’re granted through official Apple Stores. Just two weeks after kicking off their customary back to school deal stateside and up north, the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro makers have earlier today brought the ...

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    It's been one doozy of a day with WWDC's keynote wrapping up in some of the most comprehensive updates to the ecosystem in a while. iOS 10 has brought some big changes to its core features. But you won't be able to see any of it if you don't have a proper device to take this software on. So, here are the devices that you'll be getting the update on: All iPhones from the iPhone 5 or later All iPads from the iPad 2 or later Both the iPod touch 5th and 6th generation Both the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5th generation have been supported with current software for nearly four years now while ...

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    The last thing on the mind of most US students right now is probably the distant beginning of the next school year and what new gear they might need to survive it in one piece. But while other device manufacturers, tech retailers and wireless carriers think about the short run with extremely time-sensitive Father’s Day deals and discounts, Apple plays the long game as always. Starting today, June 2, and all through summer, until September 5, qualified college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers, and staff at all grade ...

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    Apple has to stop the free fall of its tablets somehow, caused by general market saturation and demand decline, as well as Cupertino’s recent lack of innovation, and steady Microsoft Surface rise. Just making the iPad larger, then smaller again, clearly doesn’t cut it, and while Tim Cook refuses to lower the quality bar or simply slim down profit margins, desperate times call for desperate measures as far as third-party sellers are concerned. A couple of months after charging “only” $760 instead of $950 for a 128GB Wi-Fi-limited iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch screen, top-rated eBay ...

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    Let's talk iPhone audio once again. Because the headphone jack just wasn't enough. Through NowhereElse.fr, we see this example of what is said to be an Italian-manufactured accessory case for the iPhone 7. Two things strike out in this design: number one, the four speakers adorning each corner of the device and; number two, the rearranged ports for the camera equipment on the back. It's amazing how both changes make way for the other in the slightest of ways. That vertically-aligned port layout is similar to the one found on the iPad Pro and would be better suited than a horizontal layout ...

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    In its flurry of software updates, Apple supposedly fixed one problem and caused another one. A big one. Big enough to warrant drastic measures to fix it. According to MacRumors, the company is now offering free exchanges for iPad Pro 9.7 owners who had their tablets bricked by installing the iOS 9.3.2 update. Some of those owners reported seeing an "Error 56" dialog, followed by a prompt to plug the tablet into iTunes for a restore. Those who restored their devices only saw Error 56 pop back up again. Those who have such a bricked tablet should contact Apple Support. Cupertino has also ...

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    We already know what current Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks of the “iWatch”, its sales results so far, and potential to be viewed as an “overnight success” in a few years, when people realize they can’t live without it. Of course, he pretty much has to say those things, regardless of his personal view on quite possibly the most divisive product in the company’s recent past. Meanwhile, Steve Wozniak, one of Apple’s co-founders and a pioneer of the 1970s PC revolution, initially condemned the wearable for taking the former tech innovator into the “jewelry market”, ultimately ...

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    Wither the pogo pins. Macotakara is reporting that the idea of Apple implementing its Smart Connector pins as seen on the original iPad Pro onto the iPhone 7 Plus has been shelved. We saw a suspicious looking picture from Bastillepost a while ago that showed off the Connector in composite with revised antenna lines and a dual-camera unit, both rumored for the aforementioned device. 9to5Mac is also throwing around the iPhone Pro as the non-candidate for the Smart Connector — we saw some schematics for a so-called device in a Japanese publication last week and they do look to match ...

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    Okay, so do you have an iPad Pro? With an Apple Pencil? You might want to be on the lookout for a new Apple Pencil that can act as a flashlight, a camera, an eyedropper or paintbrush tool or even an actual pencil — but all of it smarter. It's only a possibility, but Cupertino may be up to the challenge of making such a pencil as it has a patent for it, dating back all the way to 2012. Sure, with such tiny tips, fiddly handling could be expected. In fact, the lack of elegance in the whole act doesn't sound like something Apple would promote. But perhaps a beautiful accessory deserves ...

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    Apple is at the beginnings of a transition. The high end smartphone market is maturing. Mac sales continue to fall. Cupertino supports two different computing environments between OSX and iOS. Pushing to find new sales growth, Apple is working to bring more professional features to iOS instead of adding multi-mode or touchscreen options to MacBooks and iMacs. We now have our hands on the second iOS "Pro" product following this philosophy. The 9.7 retains most of the design of the iPad Air 2, but includes more storage, better cameras, a new display, quad speaker sound, and support for the ...

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    After its dismal growth reading on smartphone shipments, market research firm IDC has released both its quarterly shipment reports for tablets and the trend line continues groundward. 39.6 million tablets went across the world last quarter with 87.6 percent of them being regular slate tablets — plenty of them in the form of Apple's older iPads and Amazon's Fire tablets (with some 54-fold growth) while others from smaller budget market players round out the majority. In what IDC refers to as the fledgling "detachables" sector, Microsoft still leads the field with its Surface initiative ...

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    What can we say: it's the end of the week. Manufacturers have wrapped up their big hardware announcements for the time being, leaving us to sit back and check out some of the stories that might otherwise find themselves on the back burner. And you know what? There's some pretty good stuff in there. We've already spent the day checking out some pretty neat DIY projects spread across platforms, and have recently been taking an eye to some of the latest deals to hit the mobile world. That's just the sort of thread we're continuing with now, as we learn about a selection of solid discounts on ...

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    Is it time for the tablet wars? In Australia, quite possibly. We've seen the PC marketplace at full capacity and at low interest for a few years — and we've been covering the reasons why that's the case. As PC-makers try and consolidate (and fail to do so), we may a resurgence in the plateaued tablet market. Specifically, we're talking about convertible tablets. Research and analysis company Telsyte decided to put its eyes to the land down under and found that Windows and iOS took away market share from Android in a shrinking overall market. In fact, the market's in its second year of ...

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    Even though the global smartphone market has arguably reached a saturation point after many years of constant, spectacular growth, and tablets are slowly heading towards oblivion, Apple remains too stubborn to enforce discounts on iDevices that no longer sell like hotcakes. Thankfully, third-party retailers seem to have promptly realized the just-released 9.7-inch iPad Pro threatens the mainstream popularity of its 12.9-inch sibling, putting the jumbo-sized model on sale already. Amazon currently asks $715 and up instead of $800 for a 32GB configuration, as little as $840 for a 128 gig ...

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    While some hardcore iFans may choose to blindly trust their heroes and pre-order new iPhones or iPads without waiting to check out hands-on previews, unboxing videos and rigorous reviews, many prospective buyers these days go the cautious route. That often includes probing the internals of a just-launched iDevice not only through synthetic benchmarks. You also have iFixit to be grateful of for the most thorough, information-packed and quick teardown inspections. The latest such destructive/educational material puts the spotlight on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s guts, which are predictably ...

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    Right after the UPS guy left yesterday, FedEx stopped by with another package I was eagerly anticipating. Yes, I was up at 3am pre-ordering this new iPad Pro, and no, I didn’t just do it for the review. I’ve spent two years waiting for this tablet, and it’s finally time to open it up. Apple ignored the 9.7-inch form factor that made its tablet lineup famous, in favor for a larger and more TV-like variant. It was only a matter of time before the company realized that standard sized iPads are always the way to go, and if you're willing to add some Pro features to it, it would just give ...

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    In case you’ve been wondering exactly what sort of tech consumers the iPad Pro is for, it’s apparently the creative types, productivity nuts always on the go, as well as… professional baseball players, managers and coaches. Wait, what? It’s true, as for once Apple seems to be taking a page from a rival’s advertising playbook, with an MLB sponsorship agreement that resembles the deals Microsoft and Samsung have in place with the NFL and NBA respectively. How about the NHL? Could we be seeing hockey thugs analyzing new techniques of knocking the teeth out of their opponents on ...

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    This week didn't just bring us the launch of Apple's latest iPad; it also marked the arrival of some of the newest iPad accessories. While some of those, like the new Smart Keyboard, are tailor-made for the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, others are happy to work with existing iOS hardware, including last year's original 12.9-inch iPad Pro. One we learned about was a USB type-C to Lightning cable, which when paired with the 29W USB-C power adapter from a new MacBook, could theoretically be used to charge the iPad Pro in record time. But would this combo really deliver on all its promise? A new ...

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    Tech arch-rivalry might still yield drawn-out legal battles between Samsung and Apple, advertising mockery, as well as various cheap shots exchanged by Cupertino and Microsoft when it comes to iPad Pro and Windows PC productivity. But if it’s mutually lucrative, the three aforementioned giants, plus Google, have proven time and time again they know how to get along. The latest evidence of an unlikely alliance for reciprocal gains comes in the form of a pretty vigorous Office 365 endorsement from the makers of the new iPad Pro. The 9.7-incher, alongside its 12.9-inch sibling and Mini 2, ...

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    Just a quick reminder for folks unfazed about the myriad of design similarities between the “old” iPhone 5s and “new” SE or the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s RAM cutback. The two iDevices have gone up for pre-orders like clockwork earlier today in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US. Actual deliveries will of course only start next Thursday, March 31, and retail store inventory shall crop up around the same time. If you want to be sure you’ll get your iPhone SE or iPad Pro 9.7 shipped in a ...

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    Our iPad Pro review from late November showed off the Split View, Slide Over and Picture-in-Picture multitasking features that came with an updated iOS. Of course, a lot of time on iTunes was due, but just on half of the screen (or less!). But no time on YouTube was really possible as such — folks at Google didn't make it compatible with the new iOS features until it pushed an update just today. No longer relegated to the full screen, clips from YouTube can now share the area with another app or appear as a bookmark-esque pulldown. The sore thumb still hurting? No Picture-in-Picture. ...

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    Take a look at the spec sheet for the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and you might notice something unusual: instead of a regular Apple SIM, the kind we saw debut with the iPad Air 2 that supported multiple carriers and made it easy to get access to cellular data, Apple's latest iPad permanently embeds that SIM within the tablet. What does that spell for users who want to jump between networks? After all, shortly after the Apple SIM debuted we learned about certain carriers locking the SIM card down, preventing it from being used with other networks – and the solution there was going out and ...

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    As similar as they might look to products released in 2013 and 2014 respectively, there’s no denying the massive under-the-hood upgrades brought to the table by the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro over the iPhone 5s and iPad Air 2. But looks matter, and they matter a lot to some people, which may grow confused as to the differences between iPhone and iPad models left standing after the 5s and original Air got the boot. More importantly, many fans of the 4-inch handheld form factor outside the US must be wondering if the SE is worth the ridiculous prices charged by Apple. The answer, ...

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