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We're closing out the workweek, and just in time for the weekend fun-rush comes some excellent tech deals for those in need. Amazon is currently running some hot promotions on Apple's AirPods Pro, the current-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and the Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1 convertible. Apple AirPods Pro The AirPods Pro are pricey, with a $249 MSRP. Luckily, the wireless earbuds regularly go on sale for much less. Such is the case today, where Amazon is selling the accessories for a low $197. That's not as low as the $190 price that we saw over the holidays, but it's pretty darn close. If you do decide to pick up the AirPods Pro, you'll receive excellent active noise cancellation, 3D spatial audio... Read more...
When Apple announced the iPad Pro earlier this week, the company gave it a significant internal upgrade with an M1 Apple Silicon processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of internal storage. The M1 is already used in devices like the Mac mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and even the all-new iMac. It is a potent processor offering performance comparable to recent mobile processors from Intel and AMD while drawing comparatively little power. The iPad Pro's hardware is quite capable of running macOS, so many people wonder why Apple isn't giving users the option of installing its Mac-centric operating system. "On the one hand, people say that they are in conflict with each other. That somebody has to... Read more...
Yesterday, Apple announced a refresh of its 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. Last year's 2020 refresh was relatively minor with a slightly more powerful GPU in the A12Z Bionic processor and upgraded cameras, but Apple put more effort into the 2021 update. The new iPad Pros now feature the same M1 Apple Silicon that graces the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and the all-new iMac. The M1 SoC also means that the iPad Pro is available in 8GB and 16GB RAM configurations with up to 2TB of internal storage space. Both tablets now support Thunderbolt 4 connectivity and optional 5G wireless connectivity via a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem. Finally, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets a stunning... Read more...
Today, Apple brought the power of its new M1 SoC to the completely redesigned iMac, and now the chip is leaping the iPad Pro. With the M1 onboard, this is now the most powerful iPad Pro ever, with a 50 percent uplift in CPU performance combined with a 40 percent boost in GPU performance. While the move from A-Series SoCs to M1 is big news, perhaps the most significant addition is a new Liquid Retina XDR Display on the 12.9-inch model. The display uses 10,000 mini-LEDs for precise local dimming, offering a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 1,600 nits peak brightness. Unfortunately, the new 11-inch iPad Pro is stuck with the same display technology as the previous generation model. Other features... Read more...
After Siri spilled the beans earlier this morning regarding an upcoming April 20th special event, Apple today confirmed the news. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event, called "Spring Loaded," will be prerecorded and posted on the Apple Event page for all to see next Wednesday. As usual, the event will start at 1 pm EST, and you can expect to hear from Apple CEO Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and other Apple executives as they wax poetic about the next generation of "magical" products that will be available to consumers. Speaking of new products, here's a rundown of what could be announced next week. Fifth-Generation iPad Pros Might Adopt Mini-LED Display Tech The fourth-generation iPad... Read more...
The ongoing global chip shortage has had wide-range effects across the tech sphere. Everything from AMD Radeon RX/NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards, to Ryzen 5000 processors, to PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X/S consoles have been significantly impacted and in incredibly short supply. Even auto manufacturers have been forced to cut back production due to the inability to source critical microchips necessary for their cars and trucks. Up until this point, we haven't heard much about how the chip shortage has affected Apple. The company has soldiered on, seemingly unaffected with its iPhone sales. However, a new report from Nikkei claims that that the global chip shortage is starting to catch up with... Read more...
Microsoft launched a new ad series in January that talked up the benefits of adopting its versatile Surface Pro 7 Windows 10 convertible. In the first commercial, Microsoft painted a big red target on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which it criticized for lacking a touch screen, its finicky Touch Bar, and its lack of gaming credentials. Well, Microsoft is back at it again with a new ad pitting the Surface Pro 7 against its more natural competitor: the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Microsoft starts right out of the gate by pointing out that the Surface Pro 7 comes with a built-in kickstand, which is a handy feature that doesn't require you to buy an additional accessory to prop it up. Next, the actor on-screen... Read more...
It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the launch of the 14th iteration of iOS, and users are just now gaining the ability to set third-party apps to launch by default (for certain actions). Android has had this feature since its inception, but we digress. Apple first announced this change at its virtual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this year. The first app to take advantage of this new feature right now in the iOS 14 beta (and by extension, the iPadOS 14 beta) is Google Chrome. The change came with the most recent version of Google Chrome which landed in the App Store yesterday, version 85.0.4183.109.  Now, when you click a link in... Read more...
If you're looking to score a great deal on an Apple iPad Pro, you're not going to get much better than this limited-time offer from B&H Photo. The retailer has some crazy-good pricing on the last-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which it is selling for just $669 with free shipping. And this isn't just the standard Wi-Fi model either; B&H Photo is offering this discount on the SKU with integrated LTE connectivity (unlocked), which you can use on your wireless carrier of choice. The lower $669 price tag reflects a 42 percent discount off its normal $1,149 asking price. Now for those of you that may balk at the idea of getting a previous generation iPad Pro -- even at a steep discount... Read more...
Roughly two weeks ago, Apple gave us our first look at iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, which are the latest versions of the company's mobile operating systems. After iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were announced, Apple immediately made beta 1 versions available to developers. On Tuesday, the company followed up with beta 2 for developers. When it initially announced iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple said that the first public beta would be available in July, and true to its word, that time has come. Devices Eligible For The iOS 14/iPadOS 14 Public Beta These are the current devices that are eligible for the public beta (and the final release this fall). iOS 14 iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone XS iPhone... Read more...
The July 4th (Independence Day) holiday is tomorrow, which means that many folks will be setting off fireworks, enjoying time with friends (socially distanced, of course), and grilling a few burgers and dogs. This weekend also represents a good time to score some discounts on tech gear, particularly if you’re heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem. Apple Watch Series 3 Deals The Apple Watch Series 3 is a few years old, but it is still an incredibly popular smartwatch that Apple has decided to keep around to occupy the entry-level market. The 38mm watch typically retails for $199, but Amazon is knocking $30 off the price, bringing it down to just $169. That price is for either... Read more...
Earlier this year, Apple launched refreshed versions of its 11- and 12.9-inch flagship iPad Pro tablets. To many, however, it was a rather lackluster update that only brought a slightly faster A12Z SoC, dual cameras, and the addition of a LiDAR sensor on the back. However, if these new rumors are accurate, the iPad Pro family is set for a much more dramatic upgrade next year. If you have a 2018 iPad Pro and have been itching to upgrade, it might be worth skipping the current-generation 2020 model. First up, the long-rumored shift to Mini-LED display technology will allegedly occur next year. Mini-LEDs are expected to provide deeper blacks than traditional LCDs through the... Read more...
Apple's iPad Pro family just received a minor refresh with a slight bump in SoC performance, an additional rear camera, and LiDAR support. Long-time rival Samsung is also working on its next-generation professional tablets, and we have some fresh information on what exactly the company has in store for customers. In a new report from SamMobile, it's being reported that Samsung is developing two new Android tablets that will carry SM-T87x and SM-T97x model numbers. The former refers to new 11-inch models, while the latter refers to 12.4-inch models. This compares favorably to the iPad Pro family, which is available in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch display sizes. They also put them a step... Read more...
As far as Apple is concerned, your next computer is not a computer, it is a high-tech tablet, and specifically the new iPad Pro. Powered by an also-new 8-core A12Z Bionic system-on-chip (SoC), Apple claims its latest iPad Pro is "faster and more powerful than most Windows PC laptops." Does the bold claim stack up? Well, it's certainly a versatile tablet. "The new iPad Pro introduces advanced technologies never before available in mobile computing," said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Combining the most advanced mobile display with powerful performance, pro cameras, pro audio, the breakthrough LiDAR scanner and new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad, this... Read more...
When Apple introduced the first iPhone way back in 2007, it was a device that was very much married to a PC or Mac. You needed a computer to activate the device, perform OS updates, install music, transfer contacts, etc. However, over the years, the iPhone has grown so independent that it doesn't need a computer for much of anything at all. Well, unless you need to restore the firmware of your device in the case of a system failure, or if you want to rid yourself of beta software and get back on a "production" iOS track. Fortunately, the code sleuths over at 9to5Mac have uncovered evidence that Apple is working on over-the-air (OTA) mechanism for restoring iOS/iPadOS software/device... Read more...
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro family ushered in the era of triple-camera iOS devices, and it looks as though the company is looking to extend that functionality to its workhorse iPad Pro family. Thanks to new renders by way of OnLeaks, we're getting a look at the design of the next-generation professional tablets. From the front, not much appears to have changed compared to the current-generation 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. That means that we're looking at a minimalist design with relatively thin bezels all around. And unlike the iPhone family, there is enough bezel available to house the Face ID hardware so that there is no unsightly notch to ruin the viewing experience. Speaking of... Read more...
Just last month, Apple out of the blue launched its 16-inch MacBook Pro flagship laptop, which includes a higher resolution display, a better keyboard, and a larger battery. However, a new research note from popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that another big update for the laptop is coming next year. Apple is said to be moving from a traditional LCD panel to Mini-LED technology, which is something that we've heard rumored for years now. However, Kuo says that the switch will happen by late 2020. The new Mini-LED displays will allegedly "significantly improve productivity and the entertainment experience", which doesn't really give us much to go on. However, a MacBook Pro with... Read more...
It looks as though the rampant speculation was accurate; Apple will hold its next hardware keynote address on September 10th. Apple likely has a full plate of announcements lined up on that date, with the headlining devices being the 2019 family of iPhones. Although it's unlikely that many would consider Apple to be at the forefront of innovation in smartphones these days, the invite proudly announces "By innovation only". With that said, there will be at least three iPhone models announced at the event with assumed iPhone 11 branding. These smartphones will in essence replace the current iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. There is also speculation that the two flagship models might be called iPhone... Read more...
It is getting to be about that time when Apple refreshes its consumer hardware. So, what is on tap for this year? The latest leaks and rumors point to Apple launching new iPhone Pro models, new iPad Pro tablets, and a long overdue revamp to the MacBook Pro, to go along with another round of Apple Watch devices and various other things. Apple is already on its second round of iPhone X devices—the latest models include the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR. That means it is time for a new generation of iPhone handsets. Assuming Apple sticks to the same script it has been using since 2017, it will launch three iPhone models, probably sometime in September. iPhone Pro People who are apparently... Read more...
If you're in the market for a new tablet, Best Buy is running some rather remarkable deals on consumer and professional tablets from Apple. Both the standard 9.7-inch iPad and the 11-inch iPad Pro are available with a steep discount with free shipping or free in-store pickup. First up is the 9.7-inch iPad, which normally rings in at $329 for the 32GB model. However, Best Buy is currently selling the upgraded 128GB iPad for an even lower price of $299 (available in Silver, Space Gray or Gold). The regular price for the 256GB SKU is $429, so this represents a $130 discount. Amazon is currently selling the 32GB iPad for $249, but this deal from Best Buy is a far better deal in our opinion --... Read more...
When it comes to Apple's 2019 iPhone family, we know quite a bit about the smartphones already, especially with respect to their designs. From the front, the smartphones are expected to look nearly identical to their 2018 counterparts, but out back, they're expected to add an additional camera inside a square housing. According to the latest rumors coming from the Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple will be using the same -- or at least visually similar -- square camera pod on the 2019 iPad Pro family. Even more dramatically, it's said that the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will now have three cameras, putting them on par with the 2019 iPhone Pro. This is a big upgrade considering... Read more...
After weeks of leaks, Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 professional tablet has finally been officially unveiled to the world. If you've been following our coverage on the leaks, you're probably already familiar with the looks of the Galaxy Tab S6, but Samsung today is confirming many of the specs and features that were previously rumored. The most dominant feature of the Galaxy Tab S6 is of course its large 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display (2560x1600 resolution). The bezels are relatively narrow around the display, giving it a similar appearance to the most recent iPad Pro models from Apple. However, whereas the iPad Pro manages slim bezels by ditching the old and tired home button for Face... Read more...
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