Apple’s iPad Pro copied the Surface Pro, Microsoft’s exec says

 

The last couple of weeks saw the launches of high-performance tablet devices from two of the world’s biggest tech producers, Microsoft and Apple. The new Surface Pro and iPad Pro models set out to be gadgets capable of replacing your laptop and are aimed at the market of creative ‘on-the-goers’, who are willing to shed a buck.

Even though the devices are quite different, in terms of hardware and software, obviously incorporating proprietary tech of each manufacturer, both set out to fulfill similar needs and whims. In this regard, General Manager for the Surface family, Ryan Gavin, …


4GB RAM confirmed for both 2017 iPad Pro tablets

Wondered how much RAM there is inside the new iPad Pros? Obviously, that’s not the kind of information you’ll get from Apple, because it doesn’t discuss tablets and phones like it does computers. However, there are ways to establish the missing pieces in iOS devices’ hardware spec sheets. One approach is GeekBench, the popular benchmark test which profiles phones and spills the beans on their hardware makeup.

The 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros were taken through GeekBench and came out as 4GB RAM devices. In combination with the A10X processor, the tablets represent probably …

10.5" iPad Pro teardown: beautiful on the inside, but hard to repair

The new 10.5″ iPad Pro brings some welcome improvement and excitement to the tablet space.
As sales of tablets and iPads keep on dwindling, the 10.5″ iPad Pro delivers a brand new 120Hz display that makes scrolling smoother than ever, delivers a big boost in performance and improves core experiences with the Apple Pencil. 
It will all come together with the arrival of iOS 11, a software update that brings features like the dock and improves multitasking on the iPad in a big way, making it much more productive …

iOS 11 drag and drop hacked to work on the iPhone as it does on the iPad

While previewing iOS 11 on our iPhone 7 Plus, we found a useful-looking drag-and-drop feature in Files, the new file managing app. It’s presence is noteworthy because watching Apple’s presentation at WWDC 2017 left us with the impression that the feature works only on iPads. Another curious fact – a global drag and drop function is also supported on iPhones running the iOS 11 developer preview. We just can’t use it because it’s locked.

This is what an iOS developer, Steven Troughton-Smith, recently found. He has discovered a way to activate drag and …

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) unboxing and first look

Apple is back at it again with the second generation of its high-end iPad Pro line. Introduced just last week at Apple’s WWDC keynote, the two new tablets offer considerably improved specs, including a new screen with a higher refresh rate and better Apple Pencil support, as well as brand new A10X Fusion SoC offering improved performance over previous models.

But while the new, 10.5-inch model mostly stole the show, the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro got a refresh as well, offering all of the same improvements inside a larger form factor, which could prove to be convenient …

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 unboxing

The latest additions to Apple’s iPad Pro line have arrived! Unveiled merely a week ago at the company’s WWDC event, the new tablet duo offers considerable improvements in terms of specs, including a new screen with incredibly high refresh rates, a brand new A10X chipset, superior camera sensors, and better integration with Apple Pencil.
Join us as we take the wraps off the smaller, 10.5-inch model which comes as a direct upgrade of last year’s 9.7-inch outing. Expect more impressions and the full review over the next …

Deal: Save $150 when you purchase the 9.7-inch iPad Pro at Best Buy

The previous 9.7-inch iPad Pro is once again on sale at Best Buy, but this time customers will get an even bigger discount when they purchase Apple’s tablet. To refresh your memory, last month, Best Buy had the 9.7-inch iPad Pro available for just $474.99, $125 cheaper than the regular price.

If you missed that deal, then you shouldn’t miss the new one. Best Buy is back with yet another great promotional offer on Apple’s iPad. For one day, customers can pick up the 9.7-inch iPad Pro for just $449.99, $150 off the MSRP and lower than any other deal on the tablet …

iOS 11: exploring the awesome new dock with an iPad Pro

So, iOS 11 has been unveiled by Apple and a developer preview of the new operating system is available for iPhones and iPads. Now, this is not even a public beta yet and it’s a bit unfinished, with obvious flaws and bugs shining through, but we are able to get a pretty good idea of what the new features are going to be.
iPads are getting a lot of love with the new update and iPad Pro owners will definitely appreciate the multitasking capabilities that come with iOS 11. A centerpiece of the whole shebang is the new app dock. Gone is the dock …

Sprint starts selling the all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

Major carrier Sprint has just announced that it has started to sell the new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets today. Both tablets are now available for purchase online, but Sprint confirmed they would arrive in stores next week, on June 13.

The slates come with support for LTE Advanced, along with an embedded Apple SIM. However, you’ll have to purchase the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, two of the accessories that could go along with these new iPads.

As far as prices go, there are multiple options for customers who want a particular iPad model. For …

Pre-order the new Apple iPad Pro tablets now from Best Buy and get a free $25 or $50 gift card

Just the other day, Apple unveiled its new 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro, and the updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Now, both tablets can be reserved from big box retailer Best Buy. Fork over the cash to pre-order either model, and Best Buy will reward you with a gift card valued to as high as $50. Here’s a thought. You can use the gift card toward the purchase of an Apple Pencil, or a Smart Keyboard to name a couple of options.

The Wi-Fi version of the 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro is available in  Rose Gold, Silver, Space Gray and Gold. The 64GB model is priced at $649.99 and the 256GB model will …