Never mind that Apple keeps updating its notebooks and desktops -- Tim Cook once said the iPad represented the future of personal computing. That was one year ago, when the company revealed the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and he seemed to mean it. Of course, you don't need me to tell you that a lot can happen in a year.
The iPad that Phil Schiller revealed after Cook dropped that bombastic statement has already been discontinued, making way for the shiny new 10.5-inch model Apple unveiled at WWDC 2017. The Pro 10.5 ($649+) feels very familiar, not to mention surprisingly powerful, but that's no surprise -- every new iPad Pro that Apple releases is the best one out there. What's more impressive is how finally -- finally -- Apple has put together an iPad that feels capable of living up to the company's lofty words. It's not Continue reading "iPad Pro 10.5 review: Where execution and ambition meet"
The tablet market isn't in great shape, but Apple is still convinced that the iPad represents the future of mobile computing. That's where the Pro models come in: They're designed to bring serious horsepower to everyday tasks in hopes that people could use them to replace traditional computers. Now we've got a new one, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which replaces the 9.7-inch model we reviewed last year. After a bit of hands-on time, one thing is clear: If you're looking for a premium tablet, this is one slate you can't ignore.
The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro's got a 20% larger screen, but its dimensions aren't significantly bigger than the 9.7-inch iPad thanks to 40% slimmer bezels. The display's not quite edge-to-edge as rumored for the iPhone 8, but it's still nice to see the bezels get shrunken down. It weighs only 1 pound. Read more...
If you own a broke down iPad 4, things are looking up for you.
According to an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple's been telling repair staff at Apple Stores and authorized service providers that fourth-generation iPads brought in for servicing may be swapped out with an iPad Air 2.
The new iPad replaces the nearly three-year-old iPad Air 2, which Apple says was its best-selling iPad ever. In many ways, the new iPad reminds me of the iPhone SE: it's got an old, but familiar design, with faster components inside to keep up with new iOS updates. Read more...
On this episode host Terrence O'Brien is joined by executive editor Dana Wollman and (eventually) senior editor Chris Velazco. They start by looking at the current state of cord cutting and weigh the value of YouTube's new live streaming TV package. Then they'll try to figure out what the benefit is of Netflix ditching its five star rating system for a simplified option of just thumbs up or thumbs down. Obviously you can watch YouTube and Netflix on an actual television, but portable screens are an increasingly important part of the media market. How does the new 2017 iPad stack up in that world of mobile media machines? Well, pretty good if you ask Chris -- at $329 it doesn't seem to have too many competitors.
Microsoft came to the tablet party late, but it's taking home the centerpiece: A J.D. Power award for U.S. Tablet Satisfaction.
Seven years into the tablet wars (which have arguably diminished to a skirmish) launched by Apple and its iPad and six years into J.D. Power's tablet survey, Microsoft inched by Apple with an aggregate score of 855 to 849 (out of 1,000) to win the top honor, J.D. Power announced on Friday.
J.D. Power, which surveys several industries and sectors for satisfaction, surveyed tablet owners late last yearMicrosoft Surface tablet owners reported higher overall satisfaction with features and "styling and design factors." Read more...
<img src="http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/747a0aef7f5ec931626b232999be0bf2/205079558/affordable_new_9-7-inch_ipad_kids_swift.jpg" />Apple has been trying to reverse <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/31/apple-q1-2017-earnings/">declining iPad sales</a> for several years now, without much success. For the last year and a half, that strategy could be summed up in one word: <em>more</em>. More <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2016/03/31/ipad-pro-9-7-review/">power</a>, more <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2015/11/19/ipad-pro-review/">screen real estate</a>, more <a href="https://www.engadget.com/gallery/apple-pencil/">accessories</a>. Of course, the iPad Pro also cost more money, so it didn't help reverse waning interest in Apple's tablets.
Lost amidst the red iPhone and death of iPad Air hoopla was Apple’s latest attempt to turnaround its education market:
A $299 iPad.
Apple didn’t lead with that news and the pricing for the new 9.7 iPad flagship is only for education institutions, but make no mistake, it’s a critical strategic move and one that could help revive the company’s tablet business.
It’s been decades since Apple and Steve Jobs helped drive through state legislation that put Apple computers in every California classroom and helped trigger much wider adoption of the Apple in grade schools across the country.
So we're clear, there are four distinct iPad models, but there are several versions of each, which means consumers are faced with a mountain of options when they're shopping for one. You can get an iPad Mini 4, a regular ol' iPad, or one of two sizes of iPad Pro.
That's already quite a bit to sift through, and then you get to the storage and connectivity options: Read more...
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Apple’s got a brand new iPad. This latest version is really the successor to the Air 2, announced in late 2014, but drops that bit of the name for the sake of simplicity, like the MacBook before it. The new iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina display with improved brightness, coupled with a souped-up processor under the hood. Read More
iPad sales aren't what they used to be. With the release of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, it's clear the iPad's future is for professionals.
Apple is rumored to be considering an "iPad mini Pro" with a 7.9-inch screen and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro could be replaced with a slightly larger 10.1-inch model, according to the often-reliable Japanese Apple blog Macotakara.
An iPad mini Pro would have all the features that would make it a "pro" tablet, including the True Tone display introduced on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a Smart Connector on the side for magnetically connecting to accessories like a keyboard, quad stereo speakers, an improved 12-megapixel camera with True Tone flash and a new four-array microphone setup. Read more...
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The use of mobile devices by parents to keep their kids occupied is fairly well established, but a new study indicates that those devices' calming effect may even be useful for surgeries.
A new study being published by the World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) claims that giving a child an iPad to use before surgery can be as relaxing as a sedative.
"Our study showed that child and parental anxiety before anaesthesia are equally blunted by midazolam or use of the iPad," Dr. Dominique Chassard said in a statement released in the run-up to the release of the group's research findings. Read more...
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Anyone who cares about display quality in their handheld devices has probably come across DisplayMate reviews, and the latest product to be evaluated by Ray Soneira is the new iPad Pro 9.7″. Spoiler: “It is by far the best performing mobile LCD display that we have ever tested.” Read More
One of America's oldest and most beloved games, professional baseball, will get a tech-powered upgrade for the 2016 season, thanks to a new partnership with Apple
The pairing will put 12.9-inch iPad Pro device in the dugouts of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball.
"Our collaboration with Apple on the use of iPad Pro in dugouts and bullpens is part of our ongoing effort to introduce extraordinary technology into our game," Rob Manfred, the commissioner of MLB, said in a post on MLB.com
To date, the biggest tablet-in-sports story is the major fumble of the NFL while using Microsoft's Surface tablet. That $400 million deal made headlines for all the wrong reasons when the New England Patriots had trouble using the tablets during the AFC Championship game this year. The MLB is likely hoping its Apple partnership goes a lot Continue reading "Apple outfits every Major League Baseball team with iPad Pros"
Apple presentó durante su evento especial de primavera una nueva versión del iPad Pro, que aseguran mantiene la misma experiencia del modelo de 12,9 pulgadas pero en una versión de tamaño reducida, con pantalla de 9,7 pulgadas. Pero esa no es la única diferencia: el modelo pequeño es menos potente.
Apple attempted to give its line of iPads a shot of life by releasing a new device model on Monday
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is Apple's answer to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and offers many of the features and power of the larger version
Offered in three configurations, 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, the new, smaller iPad Pro also marks the first time the company has offered its tablet in rose gold
Here's how the new iPad Pro stacks up against the competition:
Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 look a lot alike. Both are big tablets, both connect to slim keyboard covers, and both offer a stylus for drawing and note-taking. But after spending some time with these potential laptop replacements, I found that they’re really quite different, particularly when it comes to productivity.