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Apple's multi-year deal with MLB takes iPad Pro out to the ballgame

03/30/2016, 01:03 am

Apple has signed a multi-year deal with Major League Baseball to supply coaches with 12.9-inch iPad Pro units running custom software for displaying player statistics, stat breakdowns, interactive data, game footage and more.

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Will Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro take a chunk out of Microsoft Windows?

03/27/2016, 05:03 pm

During its March 21 press event, Apple was keen to market the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro as a Windows PC replacement, pointing out that most 12.9-inch Pro buyers are switchers. But does the smaller Pro stand a chance of luring more converts?

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Shootout: Apple's new 9.7" iPad Pro vs. iPad Air 2

03/25/2016, 11:03 am

The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is meant to be a successor to the iPad Air 2 as much as a cheaper alternative to its 12.9-inch sibling. But what separates the 9.7-inch Pro from its predecessor, and what's unchanged?

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Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

03/24/2016, 06:03 pm

It's not surprising that Apple has incorporated the new features first introduced last fall for its 12.9 inch iPad Pro to its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro--essentially making it an enhanced iPad Air 2 packing an A9X brain, quad speakers and support for the new Apple Pencil and Smart Connector. What is surprising is that in just six months, Apple has enhanced the iPad Pro with an iPhone 6s-class camera with True Tone flash, and has invented a new "True Tone Display" for adapting the screen to ambient lighting--a substantial investment in iPad as a platform.

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First look: Apple's new USB 3 Lightning to USB-C cable and Camera Adapter for iPad Pro

03/24/2016, 06:03 pm

Owners of Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro can now tap into the greater power of the device's Lightning port thanks to a pair of new USB 3-based accessories released this week: A USB-C to Lightning cable, and a Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter with USB-A port input and power passthrough.

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Who would actually use the selfie flash on a 9.7" iPad Pro?

03/24/2016, 12:03 pm

The most surprising feature of Apple's new, smaller iPad Pro isn't the underclocked CPU or the unexpectedly excellent 4K-capable rear camera. No -- the most astonishing addition is Retina Flash.

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Video: How to use Apple's new Night Shift mode in iOS 9.3

03/24/2016, 10:03 am

Starting with the launch of iOS 9.3, newer Apple devices have gained a feature called Night Shift, which changes the color tones of your iPhone or iPad display to a warmer hue. In this video, AppleInsider goes hands on with the handy new addition.

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Video Recap: Apple's iPhone SE and iPad Pro announcements in 2 minutes

03/23/2016, 10:03 am

Apple's annual springtime media event is in the books, and the company brought out two blockbusters in the powerful iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Watch as AppleInsider recaps the announcements and shows some new hands-on footage.

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Despite having the same A9X & M9 chips, only the 9.7" iPad Pro has always-on 'Hey Siri'

03/22/2016, 03:03 pm

In a continuing curious omission, every device that runs Apple's M9 motion coprocessor features support for always-listening "Hey Siri" -- except for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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YouTube for iOS gets Slide Over, Split View in time for Apple's new iPad Pro

03/22/2016, 03:03 pm

Just ahead of the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Google on Tuesday released an updated YouTube app, implementing some long-awaited iOS 9 multitasking features for iPad owners.

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Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro discovered to have 2GB of RAM, half that of 12.9" model

03/22/2016, 02:03 pm

The A9X processor in Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro is not only slightly slower, but it also features half the RAM of the larger, more expensive 12.9-inch model, initial tests have revealed.

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12.9" iPad Pro remains Apple's fastest tablet, as 9.7" model's A9X chip is underclocked

03/22/2016, 11:03 am

Though the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro features the same A9X processor as its 12.9-inch variant, the two chips don't actually run at the same speed, resulting in slightly more horsepower for Apple's largest tablet.

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Apple Pencil replacement tips now for sale in packs of four

03/22/2016, 01:03 am

Overshadowed by Monday's iPhone SE and iPad Pro product announcements, Apple quietly started taking orders for official Apple Pencil replacement tips, selling the product in packs of four for $19.

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Apple's Classroom app goes live to bolster iPad in education

03/21/2016, 06:03 pm

Following the release of iOS 9.3 on Monday, Apple pushed out its new Classroom app for teachers that promises to deliver a comprehensive toolset for deploying, managing and monitoring iPads in the classroom.

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Apple's Lightning to USB-C cable lets users plug iPhone, iPad into 12-inch MacBook

03/21/2016, 05:03 pm

One of the less publicized Apple announcements on Monday was the introduction of a Lightning to USB-C cable, an accessory addressing a serious compatibility problem for 12-inch MacBook owners who also own an iOS device.

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Faster USB 3 charging & file transfers are exclusive to Apple's 12.9" iPad Pro

03/21/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple's new USB 3 Lightning accessories offer faster file transfers and battery recharging abilities, but the only Apple device with a USB 3 Lightning port supporting those featuers remains the jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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First look: New 9.7-inch iPad Pro is Apple's most advanced tablet

03/21/2016, 03:03 pm

Apple on Monday expanded its iPad Pro lineup with a 9.7-inch model with A9X SoC, Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support, all-new True Tone screen features and more. AppleInsider was on the scene and offers a hands-on look at the new tablet.

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Apple cuts iPad Air 2 to $399 in wake of 9.7-inch iPad Pro

03/21/2016, 02:03 pm

In a bid to keep sales of the product moving, Apple on Monday slashed the price of the iPad Air 2 by $100, putting the cost of an entry-level 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi model at $399.

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Apple offers larger 256GB capacity for both 9.7" & 12.9" iPad Pros

03/21/2016, 02:03 pm

For the first time ever, Apple's iPad lineup is now available in jumbo-sized storage capacities of 256 gigabytes, for both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch form factors.

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Apple announces 9.7" iPad Pro with Apple Pencil support, True Tone display, A9X CPU, starting at $599

03/21/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple's flagship 9.7-inch tablet form factor received a major upgrade on Monday, gaining the magnetic Smart Connector, A9X processor and four-speaker array found on its larger 12.9-inch version, as well as compatibility with the Apple Pencil and a new True Tone display, all for $599.

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