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Apple says only a  "small number" of 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners were affected by a bug in iOS 9.3.2 that caused some tablets to freeze and cease booting. Though Apple seems to be downplaying how many iPads are now out of commission because of the update, the Cupertino outfit is investigating the situation and working on a remedy."We're working on a fix for an issue impacting a small number of iPad units that are receiving an error when trying to update the software," an Apple spokesperson told iMore. "We'll issue and update as quickly as possible."In the meantime, those affected by the buggy update are unable to use their iPad Pro tablets. Instead of booting into iOS like they're supposed... Read more...
You can't get much work done on a bricked tablet built for professionals. Unfortunately that's the situation playing out for some 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners who installed Apple's over-the-air (OTA) iOS 9.3.2 update. Many of those affected by the issue report seeing an "Error 56" message imploring them to plug their iPad Pro into iTunes, which doesn't solve the problem, and nor does rebooting. Apple's incremental update to iOS went out on Monday and was supposed to squash a handful of bugs, not introduce a show stopping one. Sometimes these things happen, but it looks particularly bad for Apple, which has been pitching its iPad Pro as an "uncompromising vision of personal computing for the modern... Read more...
Apple's been on a mission to shrink its mobile products for consumers who prefer smaller size gadgets, hence the recent releases of the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The folks at iFixIt already took the liberty of gutting the former, and now it's the latter that's fallen on the teardown site's operating table. Folks, don't try this at home.No, seriously don't try tearing into a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, there's a good chance something will go wrong. In stark contrast to the iPhone SE, which surprisingly turned out to be somewhat easy to open up and repair (for an Apple product), the newest iPad Pro makes it clear that you're not supposed to be disassembling this thing.As Apple often likes to do,... Read more...
One of the biggest signings in Major League Baseball this year isn't a pitcher with a wicked fast ball or a slugger who specializes in smashing the ball over the fence, but Apple and it's 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet. Taking a page from Microsoft with its NFL deal, Apple inked a multi-year agreement to supply every MLB team with iPad Pro tablets to help coaches and statisticians evaluate performance data in real-time. Number crunching is a big deal in sports these days. As portrayed in the 2003 book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and subsequent 2011 biographical sports drama Moneyball, former baseball player and current front office executive Billy Beane helped popularize the practice... Read more...
Not even Apple can keep a secret in the Internet era. Ahead of today's scheduled media event, there were rumors and speculation that Apple would introduce smaller size iPhone and iPad Pro devices, and sure enough, those were the highlights of what Apple announced today. Specifically, Apple added a 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro to its growing lineup of mobile gadgets. The press event began with Apple talking about its carbon footprint and its goal of having all of its facilities run on renewable energy. Apple isn't quite there on a global basis, though 93 percent of its facilities are in fact now running on renewable energy, including all of the ones in the U.S., China, and 21 other countries.... Read more...
Apple has finally confirmed what we’ve known for the past two weeks thanks to well-informed leaks. It will hold a keynote event at its Cupertino headquarters on March 21st to announce a handful of new products. As is usually the case with its press invites, Apple simply says “Let us loop you in,” leaving us to guess at what’s in store for the keynote. Luckily, we already have a good idea about what will be announced in a little less than two weeks. The most high-profile launch will no doubt be the so-called iPhone SE, which will reportedly feature an updated iPhone 5s form-factor (including the 4-inch display) that has upgraded internals to bring the smartphone closer in line with the iPhone... Read more...
It looks as though Apple has finally selected in a date for the unveil of its new 4-inch iPhone and next generation 9.7-inch iPad. Multiple sources have confirmed via their internal sources at Apple that the keynote will take place on March 21st (and not March 15th as previously reported). Interestingly enough, that is one day prior to when Apple will face off with the U.S. Government over its reluctance to further assist in unlocking an iPhone 5c tied to the San Bernardino mass shooting. The most anticipated product on tap for the March unveiling is no doubt the iPhone SE (which has been previously referred to as the the iPhone 5se). The phone will be roughly the same size as the iPhone 5s,... Read more...
It’s no secret that the traditional [slate] tablet market has taken a nosedive in recent years. We’ve seen market leader Apple report declining sales for the past two years, with iPad sales falling 25 percent year-over-year during the company’s fiscal Q1 — and if Apple is seeing a slide in tablet sales, the rest of the industry is surely seeing similar trends. Well, according to International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide tablet market took a 13.7 percent hit in sales during Q4 2015. Total quarterly tablet sales came in at 65.9 million, while full calendar year sales tallied 206.8 million (which represented a 10.1 percent decrease from 2014). By while the overall tablet market was down,... Read more...
Apple showed Microsoft some love this past September when it announced the iPad Pro. “Yeah, these guys know productivity,” explained Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller during Apple’s Fall keynote before handing the stage over to Microsoft Office Corporate VP Kirk Koenigsbauer. Koenigsbauer waxed poetic about the powerful hardware within the iPad Pro and how it’s a perfect fit for Microsoft’s immensely popular Office productivity suite. But times change and Microsoft’s love/hate relationship with Apple seems to be back on the sour side following some refreshing holiday cheer. Since the announcement of the iPad Pro, Microsoft has further refined its tablet lineup, introducing both the Surface... Read more...
The A9X processor used in Apple’s new iPad Pro is a beast. When the professional-grade tablet was announced back in early September, Apple claimed that it was faster than 80 percent of the PCs that have shipped in the past year. Apple also bragged that the SoC is 1.5 times faster than typical x86 processors, while offering up to two times the graphics performance of the A8X SoC found in the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2. Now, thanks to Chipworks, we’re learning a bit more about what makes the A9X tick. For starters, the A9X forgoes the tri-core architecture of the A8X in favor of a more conventional — for Apple — dual-core arrangement. That puts the A9X more in line with the much less powerful A9 used... Read more...
Apple's engineers have put on their detective caps and are collectively investigating why the iPad Pro's display is prone to freezing after sitting on a charger for a length of time. There's no fix available at the moment, but it's only a matter of time before there will be one. Until then, Apple suggests the only known recourse, which is to perform a hard reset."To get back to using your iPad Pro, force restart it by pressing and holding both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo," Apple states on a new support page. "Apple is aware of this issue and is investigating."The issue came to attention when several users started complaining on various... Read more...
Rumblings around the web from iPad Pro owners who report a bizarre issue with their newfangled Apple tablets are growing in number. Complaints are coming in through various forums on the web and social media sites that the 12.9-inch slate stops responding after long charging sessions, and the only recourse is to hard restart the device. That's not a good sign for a tablet that, as Apple CEO Tim Cook expects, is supposed to cannibalize traditional notebook and desktop sales and kick start the post-PC era. We're paraphrasing a bit, but not really exaggerating. Even without the crazy talk, a frozen tablet fresh off the charger is a troubling symptom.Here's what one user wrote on Apple's support... Read more...
If you were hoping to see some sort of hybrid iPad/MacBook computing device in the future, similar in concept to Microsoft’s Surface Book, keep dreaming. Building on past comments related to the subject, Apple CEO Tim Cook doubled down, saying there’s no place for a hybrid iPad/MacBook in the marketplace. “We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” Cook reiterated in an interview this weekend. “Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world. And putting those two together would not... Read more...
Show of hands, how many of you are reading this from an iPad Pro? Anyone? Well that's weird, we were under the impression (provided by Apple CEO Tim Cook) that the iPad Pro was going to kill off the market for traditional PCs and "deluded" devices like Microsoft's Surface Book. Should Cook's prediction eventually prove accurate (it won't), a teardown analysis of the iPad Pro could be the most important thing ever (it isn't, but it's interesting, so keep reading).As is often the case, the steady handed folks at iFixIt played the part of tech surgeon, this time with the iPad Pro as its patient. Right off the bat, they ran into adhesive -- a lot of it, which required applying heat to the tablet's... Read more...
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