The long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro went on sale in the United States and a number of other countries on Wednesday, November 11th. It’s Friday now, and first lucky customers have already received their pre-ordered tablets. What this means is that now we have an opportunity to take a look at first exclusive hands on videos and short reviews revealing new features of Apple’s largest-ever tablet and decide whether we need this device or not.
I’ve chosen a couple of clips I find the most interesting and posted them below. Take a look and let me know what you think about the iPad Pro.
First reviewer says that the iPad Pro is actually ‘almost Pro’ as it doesn't have any new features, except for the screen size, in comparison with the iPad Air 2.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, the Beats Music service will officially stop working on November 30th. In case you don’t know, this streaming music service has been used to create Apple Music, which is now immensely popular among the customers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Former Beats Music subscribers are encouraged to switch to Apple Music.
ArsTechnica experts have recently tested the iPad Pro using Geekbench 3 benchmark and compared the results of this tablet with the results of the iPhone 6s, iPad 2, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. The iPad Pro outperforms all iOS devices that have been tested in both single-core and multi-core tests and that is not strange since Apple has assured its users that this device is the most efficient in the entire lineup of portable Apple-branded gadgets.
Below you can take a look at the charts showing the Geekbench results.
The iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which went on sale on Wednesday, November 11th. The experts have found many interesting things inside of Apple’s largest tablet ever and shared the information with us. Below you may take a look at the images showing the disassembled iPad Pro and read about the key specs of the long-awaited device.
Apple has just launched its streaming music service called Apple Music on Android. Just as it was announced earlier this year, the service costs $9.99/month and offers users unlimited access to thousands of songs of various genres. Family membership requires Mac or iOS device, however, that’s not strange for the service created by Google’s market rival.
According to the latest report from a usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t use the AMOLED displays for the next-generation iPhone. The expert believes the company will continue using the TFT-LCD displays for at least three years or even longer.
Google Will No Longer Support Chrome on OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Windows XP, Vista
Google has recently announced that it will stop supporting older platforms, such as OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as well as Windows XP and Windows Vista in the near future. To be more precise, the company revealed that the support will end in April 2016.
In the most-recent interview to The Independent reporters, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that he travels with the new iPad Pro and iPhone and that he feels he doesn’t need the laptop or computer any more. The reason for a switch to the tablet is probably connected with new Smart Keyboard compatible with this device. Cook has also pointed out that the Apple Pencil is not the stylus in its usual meaning, but a pencil that can be used for drawing, writing and performing a number of other things.
Ahead of the official start of iPad Pro pre-orders in as many as 40 countries of the world on Wednesday, November 11th, Apple has released a new commercial showcasing the 12.9-inch tablet. The short ad is available either below or on Apple’s YouTube channel, so you can watch it right now.
Looks like the long-awaited Steve Jobs movie with Michael Fassbender starring as Apple co-founder and former CEO is not as interesting and popular as it was expected to be. According to the latest data from people familiar with the matter, Universal has decided to pull the Jobs biopic from thousands of movie theaters across the USA due to weak popularity and small amount of money earned in the first weeks after the debut on wide screens.
According to the latest report from a research firm called comScore, Apple remained the top smartphone manufacturer in the United States of America in the third calendar quarter of this year. Even though Apple’s share fell from 44.1% in June to 43.6% in September, this result allowed the Cupertino-based company to continue being a leader of the market. Samsung also saw a decrease in the number of users, however, the South Korean tech giant managed to get the second place in the rating. The only company, which demonstrated growth in the number of users was LG. It came in the third spot.
Apple has just officially confirmed that the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro will become available for pre-order in the United States and a number of other countries of the first wave of launch on Wednesday, November 11th. After that, by the end of this week, the larger-screened tablet will go on sale at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and partner stores across the globe. Together with the iPad Pro, customers will get an opportunity to buy the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil.
It is Sunday today, which means you are ready for our traditional roundup of the most interesting stories of the last couple of days. Quite surprisingly, most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone and its release date. There are also some posts that tell us about iOS 9 adoption rate and bugs as well as about the fourth-generation Apple TV and the Apple Watch sales.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Apple has recently updated the iOS App Store with a new category. This category is called Shopping and as you can guess from the name, it contains applications that help users to shop, compare prices for various goods, get and redeem coupons, watch product reviews etc. The new category should be already available to Apple users worldwide, however, if you still don't see it, wait a bit as implementing such a change is quite a difficult task that may take some time.
As it was reported earlier this week, Apple may be planning to change its usual product update cycle and release new iPhones much earlier than in September of 2016. In particular, a smaller 4-inch iPhone may be released in the first or second quarter of the next year and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with new A10 processors as well as 2GB and 3GB of RAM respectively may be unveiled in June or July.
The design of new Apple-branded smartphones remains unknown and this allowed the SET Solution experts to create a beautiful and quite realistic iPhone 6c concept. The video demonstrating the colorful device made of high-quality plastic is available either below, or on SET Solution’s official YouTube channel. Take a look.