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Topic: iPad Pro

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Live blog from Apple's 'Let us loop you in' media event

03/21/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple is set to take the wraps off of both a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad at a media presentation at its corporate headquarters. AppleInsider is there live with up-to-the-second news and exclusive analysis from the event.


Rumor: Apple's new 9.7" iPad will carry premium $599 starting price for 32GB

03/18/2016, 10:03 am

In a move that will perhaps further emphasize the anticipated "Pro" branding, Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad is rumored to carry a starting price of $599 for 32 gigabytes of capacity, a $100 increase over the traditional new iPad entry point.


App update suggests Apple Pencil support coming to rumored 9.7" iPad Pro

03/17/2016, 05:03 pm

A Thursday update to popular iPad drawing app Astropad Graphics Tablet suggests Apple's next-generation 9.7-inch iPad, rumored to launch as a "Pro" model next week, will bring support for Apple Pencil.


With iPad refresh looming, stock runs low on Apple's older models

03/02/2016, 12:03 pm

Consumers are finding some iPad models difficult to get their hands on, as resellers have begun showing depleted stock ahead of a late March press event at which Apple is widely expected to debut the iPad Air 2's successor.


Apple Pencil navigation returns to iPad Pro with iOS 9.3 beta 5

03/01/2016, 04:03 pm

As promised, beta testers can once again use the Apple Pencil to navigate on iPad Pro with the latest build of iOS 9.3, with functionality restored before the software is released to the public.


Apple press event coming week of March 21 with new iPad & new 4-inch 'iPhone SE,' said to lack 3D Touch - reports

02/27/2016, 05:02 pm

Apple's rumored March press event will happen the week of March 21, possibly on the 21st itself, and feature a new iPad as well as the 4-inch "iPhone SE," reports said on Saturday. A separate leak meanwhile claimed to show the SE's display, lacking any 3D Touch sensors.


Netflix refreshes iOS app with 3D Touch, iPad Pro support & more

02/24/2016, 03:02 pm

Netflix released a major update to its iOS app on Wednesday, introducing things like 3D Touch for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and a newly optimized layout for the iPad Pro.


Apple issues firmware update for iPad Pro Smart Keyboard

02/24/2016, 09:02 am

Owners of Apple's Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro were issued an over-the-air firmware update for the accessory this week, utilizing the two-way data transfer capabilities of the magnetic Smart Connector.


Apple Pencil UI navigation functions to return in next iOS 9.3 beta, Apple says

02/23/2016, 04:02 pm

Responding to concerns over the crippling of Apple Pencil of usability features in iOS 9.3 beta, namely the ability to navigate iPad Pro's user interface, Apple on Tuesday confirmed such functionality will be restored in the next beta build.


iPad Pro could use much faster 29W charging, if Apple allows USB 3 Lightning cables

02/12/2016, 11:02 am

The USB 3 capable Lightning port on Apple's iPad Pro could use an incoming charge of up to 29 watts, matching the abilities of Apple's 12-inch MacBook. But without any USB 3 Lightning cables yet available on the market, this power remains untapped for now.


The best Smart Connector keyboard for iPad Pro: Apple Smart Keyboard vs. Logitech Create

02/06/2016, 06:02 pm

The first two Smart Connector accessories for iPad Pro offer very different keyboard style experiences, each addressing two different types of tablet users. But which keyboard is best, Apple's Smart Keyboard or Logitech's Create? AppleInsider breaks down which accessory is best for you.


Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's entire Surface lineup over the holidays

02/01/2016, 12:02 pm

Consumers have apparently taken a liking to the iPad Pro following its November release, as new data suggests that Apple moved nearly half a million more of the jumbo tablets alone than Microsoft did of its entire Surface lineup.


Latest iOS 9.3 beta enables accessory firmware updates via iPad Pro Smart Connector

01/28/2016, 11:01 am

The second beta of iOS 9.3 allows iPad Pro owners to update the firmware on some accessories by way of the Smart Connector, AppleInsider can confirm.


Bug or conscious change? Apple Pencil for iPad Pro gets gimped by iOS 9.3 betas

01/28/2016, 10:01 am

The first two beta releases of iOS 9.3 have severely limited the navigation capabilities of the Apple Pencil on iPad Pro. Whether this was an intentional readjustment of the accessory's functionality to make it less stylus-like, or simply a bug in pre-release software, remains to be seen.


Mini takes lead in US iPad sales as iPad Pro jumps in at 12 percent, survey data says

01/21/2016, 01:01 pm

The split of U.S. iPad sales is now weighted in favor of the iPad mini, although the iPad Pro captured a "meaningful" 12 percent share during the December quarter, according to a survey compiled by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.