Posts tagged with: iPad Pro
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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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    Apple’s once terribly predictable and, let’s be honest, boring product roadmap has been jazzed up in recent years, as the number of iPhone, iPad and MacBook models continues to grow, and Apple Watch’s upgrade cycle remains anybody’s guess. The ink is barely dry on press releases announcing the arrival of the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and we’re already looking forward to a fall batch of device introductions, likely headlined by the iPhone 7. But even between March 21 and… September something, Cupertino could have a few other gadgets up its sleeve it might be seeking to ...

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    Apple has never been in the business of selling ancient gear for pennies, and thus cater to its most cash-strapped fans. Instead, essentially every new iPhone and iPad makes an old one go away, with limited spots apparently in the iRoster at any given time. Obviously, that goes double for the iPhone SE, which resembles the 5s a little too much on the outside while packing exclusively 6s internals. In order for the iPhone 5s to cohabit with its long overdue sequel, Cupertino needed to significantly bring the former’s price down. Like, massively down. Like, to $300 tops. That always seemed ...

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    Apple's latest iOS hardware just made its debut, with yesterday bringing us both the iPhone SE and the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Both devices appeared to deliver some very competitive specs, and we took a look at how the components for each model stacked up against some of Apple's existing lineup. And while Apple provided us with a good deal of data on both new models, a few important specs were absent. We've already had the chance to fill in some of those iPhone SE blanks thanks to a benchmark report, and now we're seeing the same situation unfold for the new iPad Pro. In launching the new ...

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    The world’s most profitable tech organization might have failed to surprise you with anything other than low iPhone SE US pricing yesterday, but there was still plenty to announce for the vast majority of its iFans to understandably shrug off an important upcoming anniversary. A simple yet effective 40-second clip uploaded to Apple’s official YouTube account on the heels of its latest 4-incher’s introduction, plus the iPad Pro 9.7, reminds us all this unbelievable journey started on April 1, 1976. Next Friday is therefore the 40th birthday of a company originally established by Steve ...

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    We really don't want to bore you with a full "Apple Edition" of the Pocketnow Daily. Apple's March 21st event ended a few hours ago and we decided that it would be best if we made a separate video that focuses on Apple's announcements, and our first impressions. By now most of you know that Apple announced the new iPhone SE, in addition to a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, along with a few other updates that should bring important improvements to existing products. Make sure you watch our first-impressions video to learn more.

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    A few weeks prior to today's launch event, rumors about Apple's next tablet took a turn, and instead of a new iPad Air model, it started sounding like we were about to get a device that shrunk the iPad Pro down to the size of Apple's main 9.7-inch tablet lineup. That means that the new iPad Pro has some unsurpassed hardware on board, and beyond things like Apple's latest SoC, the tablet picks up killer accessory support, as well as the option for more on-board storage than ever before. In a lot ways, the new iPad Pro 9.7-inch model is the splitting image of its 12.9-inch forebear. In a ...

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    When Apple first confirmed the date for today's event, we scribbled on our calendars “new iOS hardware.” And while the invite didn't directly confirm we'd be getting new devices today, rumors sure had been insistent – and in the end, they didn't let us down. Apple announced the iPhone SE, new Apple Watch bands, and its first new 9.7-inch iPad in years – one with all the bells and whistles of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Apple's new tablet isn't arriving on its own, though, and supports a number of optional accessories. Let's take a look at a few of those items that made their debut ...

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    Apple's got a new tablet it's introducing today, announcing the 9.7-inch edition of the iPad Pro. And while this model's the highlight of the company's tablet news today, giving users all the power of the full-sized iPad Pro in a much more compact package, we're also learning about an important refresh to the existing 12.9-inch model. With the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple's giving users the option to configure their tablets with a whopping 256GB of solid state storage. That's well and good for someone who likes what they're hearing about iPad Pro power in a more manageable form factor, but ...

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    It seems we’ve entered the age of revealing iCase depictions, as the looming refreshed 9.7-inch iPad shows its… holes protruding from a protective accessory, following similar iPhone 7 and iPhone SE exposés. This is by far the most cryptic leak of the three, letting us in on only two important tidbits of information. Namely, it appears the so-called iPad Air 3 features a Smart Connector and four speakers creating a truly immersive stereo sound system, both traits “borrowed” from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. As such, it’s getting increasingly plausible we’re looking at an iPad Pro ...

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    If you don't have the latest in mobile technology from Apple, you'd still be able to take advantage of the latest update to Google Photos on iOS. But then again, you'd want to have Google Photos on iOS in the first place. While you can now back up your fancy-shmancy Live Photos to the service and also get the app into Split View on the latest iPads and iPad Pro, there's also some performance improvements in there, too. For those of you with 16GB devices, the app will use less of your cache when storage gets real tight. Also there's some revised navigation paths so that "you can spend less ...

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