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Topic: iPad Pro

Apple's new iPhone SE lags siblings in sales as 9.7" iPad Pro performs well, analytics data says

04/04/2016, 12:04 pm

The newest, littlest iPhone hasn't captured the imagination of smartphone buyers just yet, new launch data indicates, while the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has seen steady adoption following last week's debut.

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9.7" iPad Pro teardown finds 12.9" model's tech crammed into smaller, less repairable package

04/04/2016, 11:04 am

In order to compress technology from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro into a 9.7-inch form factor, Apple had to make some significant internal design changes, a teardown of Apple's new flagship tablet reveals.

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Review: Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro is professional-grade, powerful & pricey

04/03/2016, 07:04 pm

After being neglected in 2015, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad has received a much-needed professional makeover, gaining key features from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and even outperforming it in a few ways. It's a substantial upgrade, and one we find absolutely worthy of the "Pro" moniker, though the $599 starting price may deter some buyers.

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Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro right now

03/31/2016, 02:03 pm

With next-generation technology like a magnetic Smart Connector for Smart Keyboard and support for Apple Pencil, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro marks a new era in portable productivity. To take full advantage of the new features, prospective buyers will want to have cases. Here's a rundown of some of the best options available.

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First shipments of Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro arrive, are promptly unboxed

03/30/2016, 10:03 pm

As scheduled, customers who purchased Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro last week began to receive shipments on Thursday local time, with pictures of the new tablet now flooding social media outlets.

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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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Apple's second wave of 9.7" iPad Pro & iPhone SE launches to start April 4

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

After the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and 4-inch iPhone SE debut in a handful of major markets this Thursday, customers in the second wave of launch countries apparently will not have to wait long, with Apple gearing up for sales to begin as early as next week.

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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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Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro now available for preorder in 13 territories

03/24/2016, 03:03 am

As previously announced, Apple on Thursday activated online preorder sales for its new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 13 territories, including key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.

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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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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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Killer iPad Deals: 12.9" iPad Pros for $699, iPad Air 2s for $379, iPad Airs for $299

03/22/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple's introduction of new 9.7" iPad Pros on Monday has triggered a number of steep price cuts on existing iPad models, including $100-$130 off all 12.9" iPad Pros (now from $699), 16GB iPad Air 2s for just $379, and original Space Gray iPad Airs for just $299. Also, take $100 off stainless steel Apple Watches plus $175 in free items.

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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 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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