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Has an iPad Pro replaced a computer in your home?

Earlier this year, Apple ran a couple of ads that promoted the iPad Pro, focusing on the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil to show how versatile the device is. Of course, Microsoft probably watched those ads like a lot of people who know that the Surface products exist, and laughed the appropriate amount. Of course, as easy as it is to point out that other products already exist that do the same things, it’s not like Apple’s the only…

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The iPad Pro is one feature away from being a true PC replacement

If the iPad Pro is to become a true replacement for a PC, Apple needs to give users greater access to their own data. I understand why iOS didn’t initially come with a file manager along the lines of Finder in OS X or Windows Explorer in Windows. Apple wanted iOS to be a simple alternative to PCs and Macs, and one way to achieve that was to lock users out from snooping around the file system. But times have…

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Jony Ive designs one-of-a-kind iPad Pro, Smart Cover and Apple Pencil case for special Design Museum auction

To help raise money for the relocation of the prestigious London Design Museum, Apple has submitted a very special lot to be sold at auction. Jony Ive has designed a one-of-a-kind iPad Pro and set of accessories, labelled ‘Edition 1 of 1’. The lot includes a 12.9 inch iPad Pro with a custom yellow-gold anodised finish, a blue leather Smart Cover and an Apple Pencil case cover — an accessory that Apple doesn’t sell at all today. It’s a small carry case for the Pencil, made with orange Italian calf leather.…

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Apple is auctioning a one-of-a-kind iPad Pro to support London’s Design Museum

Apple is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind iPad Pro, Smart Cover, and and Apple Pencil to raise money for London’s Design museum. The products were donated by Jony Ive and the Apple design team, which only intend to produce a single instance of the products in these colors. AN EXPECTED SALE PRICE OF £10,000 TO £15,000 For the most part, the iPad, cover, and Pencil all appear to be made of the same materials that are used in the common version of…

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Apple’s iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro are now available for pre-order

Apple’s unveiled its new four-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro earlier this week, and now the two devices are up for pre-order in the first wave of countries. Customers in 12 countries — Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, UK and U.S. — can go ahead and prepare to part with their hard-earned cash for the iPhone SE, which puts the same tech behind the iPhone 6S into a four-inch frame. The new iPhone costs $399 for a 16GB model…

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Apple’s New 9.7-Inch iPad Pro

All the power you want, in a size that you can actually carry with you. That’s the overriding trend of today’s Apple announcements, which extend to a brand new smaller iPad Pro, with the same 9.7-inch form factor that we’ve become used to with the iPad and iPad Air. The smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro also includes a very important world-first — a screen that changes colour to suit the ambient light in the room around you. Here’s how much you’ll…

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Smaller iPad Pro is even bigger on features

Size isn’t the only thing that counts when you’re weighing your iPad Pro options. Sure, it’s a major consideration. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro that Apple showed off earlier this week has the same dimensions of the less sprawling iPad Air 2, and it weighs just under a pound. That’s about two-thirds the weight of the original Pro, and people trading up from an iPad Air won’t need to look at new cases or bags to carry the thing around in.…

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Do you plan on picking up the new iPad Pro?

Today, Apple invited press and others to a pretty quiet event, over all. It lasted almost exactly an hour, and the company had just as much to say about health and the environment as it did for its new products. All that to say that, ultimately, the Cupertino-based company did indeed announce new devices for people to buy, if they’re into that sort of thing. It’s good that Apple didn’t waste any time on stage, honestly, because let’s face it:…

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5 REASONS WHY THE 9.7-INCH IPAD PRO CAN’T BE A PC REPLACEMENT

Apple is taking a shot at Windows PCs with its new 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablet, calling it the “ultimate PC replacement.” The new iPad Pro would be an improvement for about 600 million PCs that are five years or older and need an upgrade, said Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, at an event Monday. The number of old PCs still in use is “really sad,” Schiller said. The new iPad Pro has the processing power…

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iOS 9.2 may fix the problem:iPad Pro frozen after a recharge

There’s another reason to install the iOS 9.2 software update that Apple released yesterday, particularly if you have an iPad Pro. The company says it may fix the issue of the tablet becoming unresponsive after charging, noted AppleInsider on Wednesday. That problem surfaced for many iPad Pro owners last monthand until now, Apple’s only solution – temporary, at best – was to reset the tablet by holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for 10 seconds. Although I haven’t experienced the…

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iPad Pro review

When I first picked up the iPad Pro at an Apple event this past September, I couldn’t help but laugh a little bit. For one, its size: it is holy-crap-look-at-this-iPad big. And with a price tag that easily jumps up to around a thousand dollars, it’s the most expensive iPad ever. There’s also the fact that Apple has once again hung back and watched others launch a new product category before bursting in and laying claim to it. The company…

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Pair an Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro

At the iPad Pro’s launch, the Apple Pencil is in short supply. Actually, you likely can’t find one in stores right now, and shipping estimates currently forecast their arrival around Christmas. If you’re lucky enough to have an Apple Pencil, or have waited long enough to finally get your hands on one, you’ll need to pair the small device with your iPad Pro before you can begin sketching and writing notes with it. The Pencil uses Bluetooth to work in…