Posts tagged with: iPad Pro
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    Apple's rumored March event is shaping up to be one to rival even the annual fall iPhone launch, and we find ourselves getting the four-inch iPhone 5se, some next-gen Apple Watch hardware, and maybe even Apple's next tablet, tipped to be a new iPad Air model. Reports have recently looked into what changes we could expect from the iPad Air 3, including picking up a few iPad Pro features, and maybe even adding a flash to its camera in the process. One week back, we looked at a schematic leak that appeared to support those rumors, and today we check out an early case design that's singing ...

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    If there's one word that's thrown around a bit too liberally in the mobile tech field, it's “smart.” Sure, plenty of devices offer great connectivity options, run all manner of software, and are capable of some pretty impressive feats, but does that imbue them with some kind of indescribable quality of intelligence? We're probably just as guilty of overusing “smart” as anyone else, but today we find ourselves looking at one feature sporting that “smart” label that might just make good on its boast, as the Smart Connector in the Apple iPad Pro is spotted delivering firmware ...

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    The first ever gargantuan iPad Pro was probably the main reason Apple prolonged its traditional 12-month 9.7-inch upgrade cycle for the first time in history, but if you feared the iPad Air had become history, there’s reportedly no reason to worry any longer. Several fairly trustworthy sources have been telling us to expect the Apple iPad Air 3 sometime in H1 2016 for a while now, with the ETA just narrowed down to March. That’s likely when the iOS tablet is supposed to go official, commercial availability starting in Q2, according to Digitimes and its intermittently credible “supply ...

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    Apple's latest financial figures are in, and to the surprise of no one, the company's once again bringing in a boatload of money. And while no one's been expecting Apple to suddenly stop being profitable, over the last few months we've heard all sorts of warnings that the party may be cooling off a bit for unchecked growth, and Apple could soon be looking at a situation where some of its key sales started approaching previously invisible ceilings. Based on the data Apple's making available, that appears to very much be the case, and growth in multiple sectors has slowed down, if not ...

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    Microsoft seems to be a diligent player in another company's walled garden. With the introduction of the iPhone 6s and the iPad Pro, two new iOS interaction methods have changed up what it means to be an app on an Apple device. And Word, Excel and PowerPoint are on it. All three apps are taking up new features, including: "Annotate with Ink," accessible via the new Draw tab and now takes the Apple Pencil A 3D Touch menu which allows you to immediately create or open a project Download fonts from the cloud on demand Files are now searchable on Spotlight (iOS 9) PowerPoint also now ...

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    Is the iPad Pro a personal computing replacement? Will spending at least $1,067 for a tablet, keyboard and stylus as opposed to an 11-inch MacBook Air with an accessory or two really make sense? Why not consider a Microsoft Surface? Well, it depends on your way of thinking when it comes to tablets and laptops. Microsoft's Senior Communications Manager for Surface Dan Laycock spoke to TrustedReviews about his company's line and where he believes Apple stands. // d;d++)c[d].apply(u,n);return u}function a(t,e){f[t]=s(t).concat(e)}function s(t){return f[t]||[]}function c(){return n(e)}var ...

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    Expecting Apple’s largest tablet yet to outsell or even match the box-office scores of early iPads with easier to handle footprints always seemed unrealistic. It’s the same as the “iWatch”, which justifiably has trouble achieving the mainstream success of the original iPhone, but dominates the fledgling wearable landscape nonetheless. The thing is the iPad Pro looks incapable of even outselling the iPad mini 4, which is nothing but the iPad Air 2 in a diminutive body. Speaking of, Cupertino can only dream of shipment numbers posted by the Air 2 in its first four weeks of ...

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    The world became a better place in many different ways this year, as the US Supreme Court recognized the legality of same-sex marriage, NASA discovered water on Mars, and the vast majority of people online responded heartwarmingly to Europe’s refugee crisis. Meanwhile, a number of bad things also shaped Google’s 2015 search history, including the Paris terrorist attacks, Volkswagen emissions scandal, and several recurring American mass shooting tragedies. But some things never change, and to the outrage of dedicated Android zealots, Apple’s popularity didn’t wane over the past 12 ...

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    Recent market research showed that Microsoft could secure double-digit share in the tablet world by the end of the year for its slowly but steadily rising Windows-powered products, with almost a fifth of pad sales prospectively going to Surfaces and their relatives in 2019. Stateside, Redmond’s 2-in-1s might reach great popularity peaks much sooner, as the 1010data Ecom Insights Panel claims Apple is no longer the top-selling online brand. At least in October, when the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book launched commercially, while the iPad Pro didn’t, Microsoft ruled at the top 100 ...

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    Our review is up for the iPad Pro. But we haven't reviewed it with the stylus just yet. Or the Apple Pencil, if you prefer. One of the major features of the latest iPhones is 3D Touch, something that isn't included with the iPad Pro. You see where we're going here? Hamza Sood knew where he was going when he decided on a whim to code some runtime functions for the iPad Pro that activate 3D Touch features via Apple Pencil touch registry. Useless project of the day: using Apple Pencil pressure data to drive the 3D Touch engine https://t.co/y3GNEZ8sfh pic.twitter.com/OwYpI9kIqD — Hamza Sood ...

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    Standing alone, the iPad Pro is a pretty confusing product. Priced within a stone's throw of the much-more-capable MacBook Air and packing dimensions closer to a desktop monitor than anything you'd willingly include in your everyday carry bag, Apple's latest tablet seems strangely out of character for the company better known for cautious iteration than bold reinvention. Last year's move to a larger screen size with the iPhone 6 Plus was an essential choice given consumers' ever-growing appetite for supersized smartphones; by contrast, no one seems to be asking for a nearly-13-inch ...

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    Everyone’s said the same thing about Apple's iPad Pro over the past few weeks, and while I'd love to hit you over the head with some new and amazing insights ... I can't. The number-one most noteworthy thing about the iPad Pro is this: it's huge. The iPad Air 2 was the biggest tablet I regularly used up till now – and the iPad Pro positively dwarfs it. You might as well think of it as a computer monitor or a small TV set, rather than a tablet. It's that ponderous. That added size works both for and against the iPad Pro. The huge display is obviously fantastic for media consumption ...

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    The iPad Pro may now be here, but Apple's giant-sized tablet hasn't arrived without a few rough patches along the way. Beyond the problems that users are having in getting their hands on some of the tablet's hottest accessories, we've also heard of issues where the tablet simply refuses to respond following a charging session, and the only way to get it working again seems to be forcing the tablet to restart. After dozens of users complained about the problem in Apple's support forums, the company is finally acknowledging the problem – though it doesn't seem to have much more to say ...

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    The Apple Pencil may not be the same must-have accessory as the Smart Keyboard is for new iPad Pro owners, but a heck of a lot of them are still interested in picking one up. After all, iPad owners have been going through years where all they've had access to are imprecise capacitive styluses, and the allure of an active stylus as full-featured as the Pencil is pretty hard to ignore. Problem is, right now it's proving quite difficult to get your hands on one, with shipping delays pushing a month and after-market sales on sites like eBay already fetching hefty premiums. What's a stylus fan ...

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    It’s the Apple Watch debate all over again. Some rushed to call the iPad Pro a lemon, as Cupertino purportedly showed “skepticism” regarding initial sales, while others prematurely deemed it a blockbuster, relying on long waiting times for 128GB configurations and essential accessories. As always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle, with demand currently outstripping supply, but production yields feeling mediocre at best by Apple’s typically imposing standards. According to often reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPad Pro’s unusually large display and ...

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    There's no such thing as an Apple product announcement without a certain degree of drama in the mix. Whether it's the usual "gates" that we find with each iPhone, or the curse of the early adopter for other products, Apple is clearly a conservative company when it comes to the first batch of whichever new product it's experimenting with. Users have already begun complaining about a very annoying issue the iPad Pro, and today we learn more about it. Apple support forums are already a tad flooded with complaints of users with an unresponsive iPad Pro. So far it's been hard to pinpoint a ...

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    Apple's approach to hardware is always a mixed bag if you start comparing newer products with existing ones. Right now a new MacBook is far less powerful and more expensive than the entry-level MacBook Air, but it packs a far better display, trackpad technology, you name it. If you thought this was only happening in the desktop environment, think again, as iPads are also prone to this apparently. DisplayMate Technologies has gained a lot of fame for its display tests, and the firm just decided to put Apple's new tablets to a comparison test. We expected to see the new iPad Pro triumphant ...

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    Apple doesn’t let just anyone customize the iPad Pro’s coats of paint, selling the gargantuan tablet that’s not here to replace your MacBook in three standard colors – space gray, silver, and gold. But at least one very lucky US buyer managed to score a unique 128GB LTE-enabled configuration in an unusual chromatic combination. Due to an “extremely rare” manufacturing error, the seemingly banal silver iPad Pro this Nick character purchased from AT&T somehow ended up sporting a gold Touch ID ring. Most people wouldn’t even conceive retaining a “faulty” gadget they paid ...

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    It's still hard to predict if Apple will find any success with the iPad Pro. The company did broaden the countries it usually launches products on the first day, something rare for Cupertino, but it seems that even then Apple wasn't ready for the possible demand. Scarcity is even more notorious on the separate iPad Pro accessories, and it seems you'll have to learn to deal with it. Apple's iPad Pro is currently available on most Apple Stores, and the wait for it online is barely 1 to 7 days, which is not that bad. The biggest problem is mainly with the new iPad Pro Smart Keyboard and the ...

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    Tim Cook, the soft-spoken, fairly uncharismatic, almost standoffish head of the world’s most valuable brand, has surprisingly gone on an uncharacteristic offensive of arch-rival Microsoft, which “deludedly” launched the Surface Book recently. According to Steve Jobs’ heir to the Apple throne, the “ultimate” Windows laptop simply “tries too hard to do too much”, fundamentally failing at both its tablet and notebook purposes. Cook doesn’t believe the same can be said about the iPad Pro, and this time without mentioning competition by name, stresses a “converged Mac and ...

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    Time to play Spot the Difference! The iPad Pro finally hitting some human hands outside of factories while the Apple Pencil looks like its going to take its time. But those who shelled out the extra cash to get a stylus might be wondering how it compares to Microsoft's Surface Pen, one that comes with the package. Turns out, they're neck-and-neck. One Angel Jimenez de Luis has been using his iPad Pro for about a week and a half and just so happens to have a Surface Pro 4, too. Can you tell much of a difference? Unless you go frame peeping, not really. On cursory analysis, average latency ...

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    Update: The staff of the Pocketnow Weekly does not guarantee that you will retain a romantic relationship by introducing your JDate, FarmersOnly or TrekPassions date to this podcast. Please consult our latest Terms & Conditions regarding dates made with other dating services. Download at your own risk. We get a late-night delivery from a mysterious man in an unmarked minivan – and he comes bearing an wrist watch right outta the future. We get our Apple iPad Pro ordered up, and we find a friendly Canadian to tell us what to expect. And we finally spend a few days with the ...

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    It might seem too early to call, but Apple’s largest iOS device to date is already shaping up as a blockbuster. At least stateside, where pre-orders went live just a couple of days ago, and 128GB models, both Wi-Fi-only and cellular-enabled, require weeks of waiting before they can ship out. At the time of this writing, Cupertino’s US e-store lists the “entry-level” 32GB iPad Pro in silver, gold and space gray as ready to be delivered on November 17 for a price, or 18 free of charge. That’s not ideal, with some prospective buyers likely feeling they’ve been kept on their toes ...

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    The good people at iFixit have taken to the teardown treatment to the latest Apple tablet just released today: the iPad Pro. Some of the major points: The screen is tethered, like the iPhone, to the center of the device, not hinged to the edge of the device. The self-balanced speakers consists of the drivers and resonance chambers that have actually been cut into the backplate of the iPad Pro Foam is used to cap the the speaker units. Mmm, stuffing. LG-competitor SK Hynix produces the RAM modules, dual 2GB units. Toshiba provides 32GB NAND storage. For the first time, there are ...

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    Even tough some are still skeptical about any sort of success when it comes to the iPad Pro, the trick to gain more market share has everything to do with availability. Tim Cook is currently on a little tour to try to sell the product in other markets, something which doesn't necessarily work. In the US however, the name of the game is getting along with the carriers, and today we learn of a new deal. T-Mobile has just announced that the iPad Pro will be joining its "JUMP!" program. Just like the company announced the cellular variants of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 recently, you'll ...

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