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Topic: iPad

First look: Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro

11/25/2015, 08:11 pm

As Apple Pencil stock trickles into brick-and-mortar Apple Stores, the iPad Pro's other first-party accessory, the Smart Keyboard, has become somewhat of a hot commodity. AppleInsider was able to snag a copy of the hard-to-get device to offer this first look.


Apple's iPhone and iPad regain enterprise marketshare in Q3

11/24/2015, 07:11 pm

Apple's annual iPhone refresh cycle, and a resurgence in iPad, helped iOS regain marketshare in the enterprise over the quarter ending in September, according to fresh statistics from Good Powered by BlackBerry.


Teardown of iPad Pro Smart Keyboard shows conductive fabric, MacBook-based key design

11/24/2015, 09:11 am

A teardown of Apple's Smart Keyboard accessory, published on Tuesday, shows some of the advanced technology underneath including conductive fabric, and a key design borrowed from the 12-inch Retina MacBook.


Poll: What is your favorite iOS note taking app?

11/23/2015, 04:11 pm

AppleInsider is searching for the best note taking app for iOS and we need your help. Vote for your favorite app and we'll tell you the winner next week.


Sprint starts sales of LTE iPad Pro with contract & installment options

11/23/2015, 01:11 pm

Sprint on Monday opened up its own orders for the iPad Pro, offering shoppers alternatives for buying the tablet including contract and installment plans.


Still severely constrained at Apple's own stores, Apple Pencil expands to Best Buy

11/20/2015, 04:11 pm

The Apple Pencil for iPad Pro launched at electronics retailer Best Buy on Friday, with some stores showing inventory in stock, despite the fact that Apple's own retail locations continue to face constraints.


What you can and cannot do with an Apple Pencil on iPad Pro

11/20/2015, 10:11 am

The Apple Pencil is more than just a drawing utensil -- it can work as a full-fledged, system-wide stylus with the iPad Pro. But there are also certain tasks that just aren't possible with Apple's new accessory. Here's a breakdown of what it can and cannot do.


First look: Apple Pencil paired with iPad Pro is no ordinary stylus

11/19/2015, 06:11 pm

Still a rare find, with asking prices on eBay double --or more --its $99 suggested price, the Apple Pencil is slowly finding its way into the hands of consumers who are early adopters of the jumbo-sized iPad Pro. AppleInsider had the chance to spend an extended period of time with the new stylus, and we offer our initial first look.


Apple acknowledges iPad Pro screen blackouts, offers no immediate word of upcoming fix

11/19/2015, 03:11 pm

Apple on Thursday posted a new support document on its website, responding to complaints about iPad Pros suddenly going black and refusing to accept touch or button input.


Apple Pencil torn apart to find incredibly small logic board, folded in half to maximize space

11/19/2015, 08:11 am

The new Apple Pencil for iPad Pro packs a great deal of advanced technology into a tiny package, including a logic board that's actually folded in half to fit inside the writing tool.


Apple's iPad Pro to sell 2.6M units in Q4 despite significant display, Apple Pencil production issues

11/17/2015, 09:11 pm

Apple is on track to ship between 2.4 and 2.6 million iPad Pro units in its first quarter of sales, though inventory of the giant size tablet and its integral Apple Pencil accessory is facing constraints due to production snarls, according to one insider.


Jony Ive: Apple Pencil is made for marking, not a 'stylus' finger replacement

11/17/2015, 06:11 pm

In an interview discussing Apple Pencil's design and subsequent development, Apple CDO Jony Ive said one of the team's main goals was to create an input tool clearly for making marks, not a finger replacement.


Apple markets iPad in arts & science education with new profiles

11/17/2015, 05:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted two new profiles to its "iPad in Education" subsite as part of an ongoing campaign to promote the tablet's uses in arts and science classrooms.


Apple's iPad Pro boasts 'top tier display,' but falls behind iPad mini 4 & Microsoft Surface Pro 4

11/17/2015, 11:11 am

A showdown pitting the new iPad Pro display against the rest of the tablet market has found that Apple's new 12.9-inch Retina display is an excellent panel, though it can't outmatch the new iPad mini 4 screen, and even ranks slightly lower than the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4.


Apple SIM gains Japanese network support through KDDI's 'au' brand

11/16/2015, 07:11 pm

More than year after launching on iPad, Apple's flexible multi-carrier Apple SIM officially arrived in Japan on Monday with support from local telecom KDDI, which is partnering with Apple through its "au" mobile network brand.


Apple will not 'converge' iPad and MacBook lines, says Tim Cook

11/16/2015, 12:11 am

It has long been speculated that Apple's iPad and MacBook would one day come together in a hybrid device, but Apple CEO Tim Cook put those rumors to bed on Sunday, saying converged machines come with inherent compromises.


Solving the mysterious failure of Apple's iPad

11/15/2015, 12:11 am

Across Apple's fiscal 2015, annual iPad unit sales fell by an astounding 19 percent while iPad revenues fell 23 percent, a plunge from fiscal 2014 of just over $7 billion. The tech industry pundits love to talk about the failure of Apple's tablet business, but are short on the specifics of what's happening. Here's why.


Review: Apple's iPad Pro with A9X CPU and 12.9-inch Retina display

11/14/2015, 02:11 am

The iPad Pro is Apple's most fully realized example yet of the future of computing, with a workhorse of a processor and a beautiful 12.9-inch Retina display packed inside a svelte, ultraportable design. Current limitations with iOS apps prevent it from being a PC replacement for the most demanding tasks, and at $799 it won't appeal to casual users, but we are confident the iPad Pro will carve out a niche in the high-end market.


Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard ship times at 4 to 5 weeks as 128GB iPad Pro models sell out

11/12/2015, 09:11 pm

Apple is already showing stockouts of certain iPad Pro models less than two days after kicking off preorders, while shipping estimates for Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, both deemed essential to the iPad Pro experience, have fallen to 4 to 5 weeks.


iPad Pro contains USB 3.0 controller, hints at ultra-fast Lightning connector

11/12/2015, 07:11 pm

A day after iPad Pro launched on Wednesday, teardowns and reviews of the gigantic tablet reveal Apple quietly included USB controller hardware capable of supporting high-speed USB 3.0 data connections, suggesting a faster Lightning protocol is in the works.