Posts tagged with: iPad Pro
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    In another day or two, we'll probably have to publish a quick story about how fast iOS 10 is being adopted and the torrents of people finding major, iPhone- or iPhone-bricking problems with the update. We hope not to have to write the latter story, actually, but we expect to. Never mind all that, as the iOS 10 software package is available for using to download and install now, as is the watchOS 3 update. You can go to your settings app and check your software or tether your device to your computer and run iTunes to load it in. We encourage you to resist the first-wave syndrome and wait ...

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    While Microsoft was arguably right to mock arch-rival Apple in a hilarious side-by-side comparison of the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro after the latter got billed as a “computer like no other” in a random, ill-advised advert, it didn’t take long for the jokes to get old and misfire. Sometimes, you have to know when to stop, but instead of calling it quits a couple of weeks back, Redmond quickly put together yet another short clip disparaging the MacBook Air. Not the iPad Pro tablet, the MacBook Air laptop. Quite the controversial apples and oranges comparison, which MS was able to get ...

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    What exactly are you paying an extra $120 for (instead of the standard $100) when going the plus-sized iPhone 7 route? Well, there’s the already customary display diagonal gap (5.5 vs. 4.7 inches), a resolution and pixel density advantage, the aggressively advertised dual rear cam setup, and surprise, surprise, an additional gig of RAM. Okay, maybe that’s not such a big surprise. It’s unusual, seeing as how both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pack 2GB random-access memory, but several credible inside sources told us to expect the under-the-hood distinction, precisely because of the ...

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    Apple’s surprising “computer like no other” iPad Pro advert from a few weeks ago seemed ill-advised off the bat on so many levels, sparking an immediate return of snarky Microsoft publicity stunts. But Redmond wasn’t content just knocking down the convertible iOS tablet’s half-baked PC functionality, now arguing its Surface line even “does more” than the most recent MacBook Air installments. And no, we’re not talking about the “ultimate” Surface Book laptop here, but the 2-in-1 Surface Pro 4 hybrid tab, which holds a clear versatility advantage over its 11 and 13-inch ...

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    Microsoft’s iPad-ridiculing Surface publicity efforts are essentially as old as the 2-in-1 Windows tablet/laptop family itself, though for a little while, they ceased to frantically take jabs at the competition, turning over a new, more conventional, neutral and, honestly, boring leaf. But then out of nowhere, Apple controversially argued the iPad Pro is a full-blown computer, at which point we knew exactly what to expect. The latest Siri clone-voiced Microsoft Surface commercial has probably arrived sooner than anyone anticipated, this time featuring Cortana too, repeatedly taunting ...

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    Next year's product cycle won't just see an all-glass iPhone. It will also feature three big tablet releases from Infinite Loop. That's the latest word from KGI Securities and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as investors try to plot the course of Apple. The immediate course of action will likely be to sell — the firm has revised down its annual iPad shipment estimate for the rest of this year from a range of 45-50 million to 35-40 million. For fiscal 2017, Kuo expects two iPad Pro entries — a revised 12.9-inch model and a new 10.5-inch slab, both with the TSMC-built A10X processor on its new 10nm ...

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    The longstanding number one tablet manufacturer in the world takes great pride in its often stellar customer satisfaction scores, as well as probably the industry’s lowest return rates on both iPhones and iPads. That’s obviously the main reason refurbished iDeals are generally a much rarer sight than discounts offered by retailers and device makers on pre-owned copies of even the most successful, best-selling Android hardware. But Apple being Apple, it’s managed to set up a thriving business testing and certifying its products that do come back to the company’s warehouses, making ...

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    If you've chipped in for an iPad Pro and have found yourself with no proper keyboard for your language, — because of those damn 'Muricans — well, you're finally about to get yours from Apple. For both the 12.9- and 9.7-inch iPad Pro models, the Smart Keyboard now comes in multiple languages subject to locality. British English is available as well as Arabic, French, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Zhuyin (Chinese) and others. Prices remain the same for both models. Via: MacRumors

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    Vaguely described as a device “powerful enough to easily take on tasks once reserved for PCs”, as well as “many you could never do on a PC” on Apple’s very own official website, the iPad Pro (in both 9.7 and 12.9-inch derivations) is widely considered to be a tablet first. It’s even counted as such in sales reports foreshadowing the extinction of the conventional slate form factor, contributing to a healthy surge in Cupertino’s per-unit gains for the hardware segment not including iPhones, but seeing volumes shrink nonetheless. The jumbo-sized model in particular appears to ...

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    Apple has published its third-quarter figures for fiscal year 2016 and, like last quarter, they are not good. It made $42.4 billion in sales revenue, a 15 percent decline year-on-year. The number is on the upper end of Apple's target range and about what Wall Street expected. Expenses were up, but on the lower end of expectations. Still, operating income crashed by more than 28 percent to $10.1 billion. Net income was down a similar proportion to just under $7.8 billion. Product sales slipped again compared to 2015 in most categories. 40.4 million iPhones went out the door, down 15 ...

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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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