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Following the teardown of the Apple Pencil, the iFixit team has just recently performed a teardown of the Smart Keyboard for the long-awaited 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The experts have found out that thanks to using special materials and fabric, the accessory is extremely durable as well as water and stain-resistant. The drawback is that the keyboard can’t be disassembled and repaired without being damaged and made totally unusable. According to iFixit experts, the repairability score is 0 out 10, where 10 is the easiest to repair.
As it was already mentioned on our website, the iPad Pro went on sale on November 11th. Together with this device, Apple released one smart accessory targeted at designers, photographers and all those who plan to use the 12.9-inch tablet for work. This accessory is called the Apple Pencil and this is a stylus capable of functioning on the 3D Touch display of the large tablet.
The Apple Pencil is equipped with a Lightning connector for charging and this is probably the weakest component of the device that can be easily broken by neglectful users while being on charge. At least you might think so.
According to the latest report from IHS Technology researcher Kevin Wang, the long-awaited 4-inch iPhone called probably the iPhone 6c may be released in mid-2016. Previous report from this source pointed to the release of the device in the fourth quarter of 2015, however, because of the new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo or under some other circumstances, Wang decided to change the forecast.
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.
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.
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.
It looks like Google has decided to follow in Apple’s footsteps and start designing its own chips for future smartphones and tablets. Such a step requires serious research work and money, however, it can make Android devices much more competitive.
Apple TV is currently available for purchase in a wide number of countries worldwide. First lucky customers have recently started receiving their brand new set-top boxes and posting first hands-on videos showing the retail packaging, external design and the functionality of the fourth-generation Apple TV and the dedicated App Store with applications and games.
If you haven’t yet decided whether to purchase the set-top box or not, the videos below will surely help you to make up your mind. These clips offer a quick look at the Apple TV and are recommended to be watched before the purchase.
Apple has recently released three new iPhone 6s commercials highlighting new features and improvements added to the handset. In particular, the ads demonstrate the latest tweaks added to Apple’s virtual assistant called Siri and the enhancements of the camera of the iPhone 6s that now captures Live Photos and shots videos in 4K.
According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple has ruined a promising startup aimed at creating an electric motorcycle called Mission Motors. Over the last months, six engineers have decided they want to contribute to the development of Apple’s widely-rumored electric car codenamed Project Titan rather than to create one of the kind electric motorcycle. Because of the loss of key specialists, Mission Motors is now initiating the process of filing for bankruptcy.
In addition to the iPhone 6s teardown, which was completed several weeks ago, the iFixit has just performed a new one. This time the experts have decided to give us a closer look at the advanced 4.7-inch iPhone 6s display, which can boast of the resolution of 750 x 1334, pixel density of about 326 ppi and which supports the 3D Touch technology. This technology detects multiple levels of pressure and using this information performs a set of predefined features.
First lucky customers in the selected countries begin to receive their pre-ordered iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units and post first unboxing videos, drop tests and bend tests of the recently-launched devices. We have chosen a number of the most interesting clips and decided to share them with you. The videos are available below, so you can take a look right now.
The first clip comes from a YouTube user nicknamed Lachlan Likes A Thing. Since it’s an unboxing video, we can see how the iPhone 6s retail packaging looks like and what accessories come with the new iPhone.
Paul Houle, a high school student, has recently claimed that the Apple Watch saved his life. After some exercises, he felt pain in his chest and back and his Apple Watch showed that his heart rate was 145 two hours after the exercises. Because of all these things, the teen decided to go to the local hospital. As it turned out, this saved his life as he had a rather serious injury that may have led to fatal consequences.
According to the latest report from Reuters, hundreds of apps on the App Store got infected with a malware. This is the first time so many applications fell as victims of hackers and the first time Apple failed to discover the malware before releasing apps to public.
According to the latest report from KGI analysts, the next-generation iPhone 6s will feature a 5-megapixel front camera. Moreover, the same insiders claim that the back 12-megapixel photo sensor will not have a sapphire cover lens. Quite surprisingly, sapphire failed the drop tests, that is why Apple has decided to opt for something else.