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Undeniable, iPad Pro is the most powerful iPad ever. The third-generation iPad Pro is also considerably closer to being a MacBook than an iPad. Knowing this, Apple published new ads that show off the iPad Pro’s powerful productivity capabilities.

On Friday, Apple published a series of iPad Pro ads that highlight the tablet as a productivity powerhouse. The advertisements prove that Apple isn’t just positioning the iPad Pro has either a tablet or laptop, instead, as a tool that allows you to do things differently.

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The ads, five in total, highlight how to start a podcast, create a presentation, go paperless, use AR to design a space, and how to record notes on iPad Pro.

Following the third-generation iPad Pro announcement during Apple’s “There’s more in the making” event, it has been continuously praised for being “faster than most PC laptops.” The performance is thanks to the A12X Bionic chip that is “the smartest, most powerful chip, ever,” according to Apple.

The performance of the new iPad Pro is further highlighted within each of the advertisements Apple has published to date, including the new ones.

Last month, consumers complained on the social media that there was a slight bend in the use of 2018 iPad Pro. Apple has confirmed the problem with the technology media The Verge and said that the cause of the bending is the cooling process involving metal and plastic parts in the production and it is not a defect.



Apple just released a new support document that explored the way the iPad Pro was made. It pointed out in the doc that because the iPad Pro uses a new straight edges design, slight bending may be more visible to the naked eye, and reiterates that the 2018 iPad Pro's flatness tolerances are as high as 400 microns, and that any product outside this range should be eligible for a one-year warranty/replacement.

Furthermore, Apple for the first time adopted a new manufacturing method called “co-molding” on the 2018 iPad Pro. Specifically, on the cellular version of the iPad Pro, the plastic antenna bands on both sides of the iPad are bonded to the metal by injecting plastic into the enclosure, thereby to deliver a seamless combination of plastic and aluminum to form a single, strong enclosure.

In normal use, the 400-micron flatness change should be undetectable. However, Apple said that anyone who thinks their iPad Pro has a tolerances level of more than 400 microns can contact Apple Support. The company confirms that its warranty coverage "will cover damage if it has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship."

According to Thinknum, look through the data of Best Buy, the 2018 iPad Pro models sales have not been affected even though Apple confirmed it bent out of the box, which got so many attention. In fact, the sales chart shows that purchases of the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro have not shown a notable downtrend since the initial launch, but rather have been “stable”.


The first one who reports the iPad Pro bending problem was JerryRigEverything, which showed that the new iPad Pro was easier to break than ever. Later, some media reported that the tablet had ship slight bent issue. Apple hardware engineering executives responded that the new iPad Pro "meets or exceeds" all of Apple's high-quality standards for design and precision manufacturing.
Its unibody design meets or exceeds all of Apple's high quality standards of design and precision manufacturing. We've carefully engineered it and every part of the manufacturing process is precisely measured and controlled.
Meanwhile, Apple's former senior Marketing Director argued on Twitter that "Apple tolerances shouldn't allow for a clear noticeable bend. Much as monitors with noticeable dead pixels aren't acceptable either", and Apple is in the wrong.

Earlier this week, Apple confirmed to The Verge that some of the 2018 iPad Pro ship a slight bent. But the company said it was a side effect during the manufacturing process and should not deteriorate over time or negatively impact the performance of the tablet in any practical way, Apple doesn't think this is a defect. Nevertheless, Apple has now issued a new statement concerning some expressed doubts of the response...



Users from MacRumors sent an email to Apple CEO for details on the matter, however, Cook did not respond directly to the email, instead of, Dan Riccio, vice president of hardware engineering at Apple, asserts that the new iPad Pro “meets or exceeds” all of the high-quality standards of Apple design and precision manufacturing. Riccio hints that Apple to provide an official statement on the matter soon.
Relative to the issue you referenced regarding the new iPad Pro, its unibody design meets or exceeds all of Apple's high quality standards of design and precision manufacturing. We've carefully engineered it and every part of the manufacturing process is precisely measured and controlled.
In the meantime, he says the new iPad Pro has a flatness measure of 400 microns that is higher than previous generations of iPad Pro. In addition, the flatness of the iPad Pro will not change during normal use and will not affect any features. The 400 micron is less than half a millimeter, which is the thickness of only 4 sheets of paper.

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Shortly after Apple released the new iPad Pro last month, some users complained on social media that the device bends when the device was just unpacked and that there was a problem of bending with the use. Now Apple has confirmed that the aluminum chassis of some device will show slight bending when it is delivered, but the company believes that this is not a defect.


Apple believes this is a side effect of the manufacturing process and does not deteriorate over time or affect performance. In a statement provided to The Verge, Apple says that this is caused by a cooling process involving the iPad Pro's metal and plastic components during manufacturing, though they will still organize an engineering team to perform a check on the issue.
Apple has confirmed to The Verge that some of its 2018 iPad Pros are shipping with a very slight bend in the aluminum chassis. But according to the company, this is a side effect of the device’s manufacturing process and shouldn’t worsen over time or negatively affect the flagship iPad’s performance in any practical way. Apple does not consider it to be a defect.
The report states that due to the existence of plastic antenna strips, the bending on the cellular version of the iPad Pro may be more obvious. "Apple has not declared that the defects are strictly limited to the cellular version of the iPad Pro, but some non-LTE iPad Pro users have indicated that they have faced similar situations." Apple, however, has not experienced higher-than-normal return rates for the 2018 iPad Pro.

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Apple wants to you think that iPad Pro can replace PC. However, although they updated the iPad Pro with powerful hardware, limited by the software, it is still a tablet. Yes, there are still many factors that prevent iPad Pro from completely replacing Mac or other PCs. So we listed several features that could potentially be introduced on iOS 13 and modifies the iPad as a laptop replacement:



1. For many pro users, add some Mac-like features to the iPad Pro will definitely be welcomed, especially when dealing with external devices, they don't need to turn the iPad Pro into a Mac, just have the abilities such as when the iPad Pro is connected to an external monitor, to use a mouse/trackpad, so the cursor can appear on the screen, for easier navigation.

2. One of the biggest obstacles for iPad Pro to replace PC is the fact that you can't read or edit a document on iPad Pro right after plugging in an external storage device. Apple needs to kill the restrictions and allow the File app to read and open a wide variety of files in external storage. Until then, the iPad Pro could not completely replace your computer whatsoever.

3. You might think that the iOS professional app era is coming soon after Adobe announces that it will launch the full Photoshop app on the iPad. Well, Apple has to provide users with more professional applications; despite the iPad Pro has a Pro title, if they did release the iPad Pro version of Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X, then they can truly market it as a PC alternative.

4. Obviously, tablets are more likely to be shared between family or colleagues than phones. The current iOS version includes a single-user account. If Apple can introduce multi-user support for iPad Pro in iOS 13, different accounts can install different apps and setup unique home screen layouts, which will provide a more convenient sharing experience for users.

5. Many users now browse the web on their smartphones, and many websites have their mobile versions, but browsing the web on iPad Pro is kinda waste for such a large screen: it should at least to display the desktop version of most web pages. In addition, Apple should also add more native support to browser-based tools, like View Page Sources and desktop-like Scrolling feature.

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Apple has long promoted the iPad Pro as one of the best alternatives to computers, they have shared a video this afternoon through its official YouTube channel to further prove that point, which lists five reasons that the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros that could be your next computer.

Apple says that it is more powerful than most computers; it's a scanner, camera, editing suites, notepads, theaters, music studios, books, and a computer; it equipped with LTE that access the internet anywhere, it's also easy to use (refers to the gesture operation); and it gets even better with the Apple Pencil.


Still, many people would argue that the iPad Pro has a long way to go before it can fully become a functional computer for most people, some folks even suggest them to put macOS into the tablet. The most wanted features that consumers are happy including a true file system, ability to store documents, a way to use the mouse, should bring Xcode to the platform, or just develop the so-called iPadOS system.

One thing is for sure that the new iPad Pro packed with desktop-class specs and a variety of new technology additions, it uses a 12.9-inch full-screen, Face D, built-in A12X chip, the industrial leading ARM processor, plus USB-C port, GPU controllers, plus super responsive Apple Pencil with wireless charging, and so on.

Apple Mac mini does not offer any accessories, which means we need to purchase additional monitors, keyboards, and mouse after purchase. Today, Astropad has released an accessory called Luna Display that transforms the iPad Pro to a Mac mini display, and even better: it's a touchable screen!

Luna Display was once made the iPad as a secondary screen, but this time since the Mac mini itself had no display, so they make the iPad now the main display. Astropad also said that this time, the Mac mini supports iPad Pro display the company says it's like a "whole new product", as it can run macOS on the iPad, however. you will also need the Astropad app, other than Luna Display dongle.
This setup truly combines the best of both Mac and iPad, with the processing power of the Mac Mini and the edge-to-edge retina display of the iPad. Using Luna, we're able to take full advantage of every pixel on the iPad at full retina resolution. It offers more ways to interact with your macOS too, where you can seamlessly flow from mouse, to keyboard, to Apple Pencil, to touch interactions. And since Luna runs over WiFi, you have the flexibility of a completely wireless workspace. It all just works.
To do this, you need a dongle for Luna Display ($79.99), a companion app, any kind of iPad (though the new one is definitely the best for it), a mouse, a keyboard, and a stable WiFi network. You can purchase the Luna Display website for $80 on the website, and you can download the app for free on the App Store.

Apple released the 2018 version of iPad Pros couple weeks ago, it is indeed the first iPad with a USB-C port. After replacing the lightning port, it can bring faster data transfer to the iPad Pro. It can connect an external 4K or 5K display, a camera and other devices, and even enable the ability to charge iPhone. Charging. So how much power can the iPad Pro give the iPhone when charging.

Tests show when charging an iPhone, the voltage and current are 4.9V/1.5A and is 7.5W (iPhone XS comes standard with a 5W charging adapter). When connecting the C-FORCE 3K display, there is no problem in powering the display. At this time, the charging voltage and current are 4.9V/1.3A and the power is 6.8W.

Speaking to charging, Apple has confirmed that the new Apple Pencil does not support Qi wireless charging standard, in which means the vast majority of wireless chargers can't charging the accessories. The Apple Pencil can be magnetically attached to the device for automatic charging and pairing.

As the most appealing iPad in Apple's history, the iPad Pro packed with a variety of new technology additions. The tablet uses a 12.9-inch full-screen, Face D, and built-in A12X chip, the industrial leading ARM processor. This can definitely rival Microsoft's Surface Pro lineup.

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Due to the time zone, users in Australia and New Zealand are always the first get the new products that Apple sells on launch day, which this time is the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini. Since there are no Apple stores in New Zealand, Australian users can get products faster because they can go to the retail stores. As time flies, North America users will get it at 8:00 AM EST.

According to Apple website, the iPad Pro orders went out quickly after it was announced, large due to the fact that it got redesigned; slim bezels and nearly edge-to-edge LCD Liquid Retina display. Also, it is the most powerful tablet ever, A12X processor offers up to 35% in performance and 90% in graphic improvements, as it also featured with USB-C port, Face ID, Apple Pencil with wireless charging, as well as the ability to charge an iPhone.

As for Mac Mini, it comes in a space gray Finish, 4 or 6-Core Intel i3 processor, up To 64GB RAM, it has a maximum of 2TB storage, delivers speed of up to five times faster than previous Mac minis and 4 times faster than the previous Mac mini in SSD. Mac mini also includes 4 USB-C ports, plus the T2 chip features an SSD controller with on-the-fly data encryption.

Finally, the 2018 MacBook Air, which every part of it has been redesigned and reengineered. The laptop featured with new Retina display that provides up to 4X of increases in resolution. It also supports Touch ID fingerprinting and is equipped with a T2 security chip. Furthermore, there is a new third-generation butterfly keyboard, a Force Touch trackpad, and new Stereo Speakers.

The redesigned Apple Pencil can be magnetically attached to the side of the 2018 iPad Pro for wireless charging. Accessories manufacturer Speck has confirmed that the company's first case for the latest iPad Pro does not support Apple Pencil's wireless charging and says many of its competitors will do the same,

Speck says that its 11-inch and 12.9-inch Balance Folio and Presidio PortFolio covers for the 2018 new iPad Pro do not currently support wireless charging of Apple Pencil, as do most of the cover cases on the market. But they are working something that provides full availability of the device, which would be released in early 2019.
“Our BalanceFolio and Presidio ProFolio cases for the new 2018 iPad Pro 11” & 12.9” currently inhibit wireless charging for the Apple Pencil, as do most protective cases on the market. We are designing product updates to provide full usability of the device
Obviously, this is not just a problem with Speck, all of the new iPad Pro cases require an cutout for the second-generation Apple Pencil so it can attached to it and wireless charging it. At present, the 2018 iPad Pro has not yet been delivered to consumers, we need wait and see how accessories makers solve this issue.

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The performance of the new 2018 iPad Pro has surfaced in the Geekbench database. The performance of the new 8-core A12X bionic chip is absolutely powerful, Apple said the new iPad Pro delivers up to 90 percent faster multi-core performance compared to the previous-generation models, it even comparable to the newest 15-inch MacBook Pro!


The new iPad Pro A12X chip has a single-core score of 5,025 and a multi-core score of 18,106, which is the fastest iPad in history. This result can even be compared to the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro (with Intel's 6-core Core i7 chip). Though the single-score of A12X roughly the same as A12, the multi-core far better than the already-fast A12 chip.

On camera, the powerful tablets didn't improve but rather falls even behind than last year's models. The 2018 iPad Pro is arguably new and upgraded, with the exception of camera configuration. The new 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro's camera specs are not as strong as the previous 10.5-inch models: It lacks optical image stabilization (OIS) feature, and uses five-element lens taher than six-element lens.

The reasons behind it is the fact that they slim the new iPads down to just 5.9 mm thickness, they don't want the camera bump so bad, also a reason why they removed the headphone jack. Overall, the design is what the modern tablet suppose to be.

At the media event today, Apple finally revealed the much-anticipated new iPad Pro. Everything is completely redesigned and reengineered, it is a powerful beast, jet-packed with advanced technology. It comes in a new 11-inch and 12.9-inch version, Liquid LCD screen, slim bezels, nearly edge-to-edge-display. The 11-inch starts at $799, whereas 12.9-inch starts at $999. You can pre-order the tablet today on Apple.com, and will launch on November 7th.


The display on the iPad Pros is to the thinnest, brightest and most color accurate yet, with wide color support, True Tone, an anti-reflective coating that gives astonishing viewing experience inside and outside. A new A12X Bionic chip that provides up to 35% of speed improvements also makes the tablet no doubt a super-fast computer, as a new GPU delivers up to twice the graphics performance, beats the Xbox One S in gaming performance. It packed with 4GB of RAM, you can max out the iPad to 1TB of storage and 6GB of RAM!

The switch of Lightning to a USB-C port makes the new iPad even more powerful, allowing you to connect more devices such as camera and the iPhone! Apple mentioned that you can even charge an iPhone, just purchase a USB-C to Lightning cable and then plug into the iPhone, so once your phone is dead, iPad then will turn into a "power bank"

Apple released a new generation of Apple Pencil as well. You can pair and charge it wirelessly but also supports tap-based controls so you can select a different brush tool in Photoshop. Apple offers a way to engrave your favorite text on Apple Pencil via laser. For compatibility, Apple Pencil only supports two new iPad Pros released today.

As early as the fifth beta of iOS 12, there was an icon in the operating system that was speculated as an indication of the full-screen iPad Pro image. The iPad icon shows it has no Home button and the notch, but the icon at the time was small and it was not clear, so today 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo leaked an icon that's bigger and purer looking.


You can clearly see the iPad Pro design that's without the Notch and the Home button. However, it is somewhat disappointing that the bezels of the full-screen iPad Pro seem to be somewhat wider than the iPhone XS and XS Max, though it's likely for the use of hiding notch. The sleep/wake is still on the top but rather on the side, unlike the new iPhone models.

Other things we can expect on the new tablet are a USB-C port instead of Lightning port to charge and transfer data, an LCD screen, Face D support with the new TrueDepth camera, A12X bionic chip, a new custom Apple graphics chip - the first time in iPad history, and finally a new updated Apple Pencil that could be paired like the way to pair AirPods.

We are just a few days apart from Apple take the stage in Brooklyn, New York, to unveil new Mac and iPads. The theme of the event is "making," and it will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, to marks the future outcome of Apple's tablets and computers.

Apple's "There's more in the making" media event is coming soon, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman wrote some "last minute leaks" about Apple's forthcoming iPad Pro and the new Macs. Anonymous sources told Gurman that Apple will bring iPad Pro with Face ID; an entry-level laptop designed to replace the MacBook Air; and a Mac mini towards professional users.


The new iPad Pro is the most significant update since the lineup was introduced in 2015, it will get the full-screen design, slim-bezels, no Home button and no fingerprint reader, a USB-C port to charge and transfer data, to adopt an LCD screen rather than OLED, Face D support with new TrueDepth camera, A12X bionic chip, a custom Apple graphics chip - first time in iPad history, and finally a new updated Apple Pencil.

This is the first time since June 2017, the Macs have been extensively being updated. Sources said the following products may be released next week: A new entry-level notebook replaces the MacBook Air with a higher resolution screen and ultra-thin bezel design; Mac mini with new processors and features for professional users; updated iMacs may also on the table.

On October 30th, Apple will use the stage in Brooklyn, New York, to unveil new Mac and iPads. The theme of the event is "making," and it will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, to marks the future outcome of Apple's tablets and computers.

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Apple will hold a press event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City next Tuesday and launch new iPad Pro and Mac products. Now, Apple has begun to decorate the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Music Academy to prepare for the keynote.


Japanese website MacOtakara shared a YouTube video, which we can see that the decoration is in progress. On the arched windows on one side of the building, the Apple logos are painted with colored decals and the abstract patterns look a bit like stained glass. In the next few days, Apple might add more decorations, such as the banner and logos of Apple.

At this event, the protagonist is naturally the full-screen iPad Pro. Most rumors and leaks state that it has no Home button, featured with the notch-full-screen design, replace the Lightning port by USB-C port, support for the Face ID and Animoji thanks to the TrueDepth front-facing camera, a powerful A12X processor, and a new generation of Apple Pencil.

On the Mac side, we may see the new 13-inch low-cost MacBooks, new iMacs, and Mac mini. Though Kuo, the reliable Apple analyst, who said Apple may debut new iPad mini, AirPower wireless charging mat, and updated AirPods, he also says it could come out next year.

Apple will hold a press event next week to launch a new generation of iPad Pro. The current news is that the new iPad Pro will use a narrow border full-screen design, similar to the iPhone XS series, but there is no notch. New renders by industrial designer Victor Kádár offers an idea of what the tablet will look like when it's released.


Much of the design details showed by the renders shared similarities of what we have heard from various rumors and leaks: no Home button, no Notch, but will support the Face ID, USB-C port instead of the Lightning port, as well as Smart Connector relocation, no headphone jack for the first time on an iPad.

Though we reported this weekend that Apple may only redesign the 1.9-inch iPad Pro, we still take a grant of salt on that rumors. Othersie, we expect new Apple Pencil could pair like the way you pair the AirPods, as well as an A12X chip, a new magnetic connector, the ability to allowing the iPad Pro to be an external display, and wireless charging.


I am ready to get that bad boy, are you?

It's confirmed that Apple host an event on October 30th in New York City, rumors and leaks implies the company will announce new iPad Pros and Macs. The iPad Pro, however, is said to be redesigned with some iPhone XS design elements, such as no Home button, slim bezels, TrueDepth camera for Face ID and Animoji. Now, couple Weibo posts said that Apple will only be going to redesign 12.9-inch iPad Pro.


A Weibo post claims that upcoming iPad Pro will have two sizes. Among them, the larger size is 211 × 276 (mm), and the smaller size is 174.7 × 243.5 (mm). For the sake of comparison, current 10.5-inch iPad Pro model measures at 174.1×250.6 (mm), whereas the current 12.9-inch version has a dimension of 220.6×305.7.

Based on above two sizes, another Weibo post said that the small size version is closer to the current 10.5-inch iPad Pro size so it may be that the iPad Pro maintains the original design and upgrades the hardware. Meanwhile, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is a lot smaller, which means it could use the full-screen design since it's full-screen, why not make the size smaller to keep the price down.

In addition to size and design change, the new iPad Pro models could switch from Lightning ports to USB-C that would allow the device to be an external display. New Apple Pencil could pair like the way you pair the AirPods. All of the other features that are expected to be included are an A12X chip, a new magnetic connector, and wireless charging.

Apple could release its latest iPad Pro models in the next one or two weeks, much of the details have been leaked, as well as the design. Now, accessories maker UAG apparently mocks up the final plan of the design, which it seems to be the 12.9-inch iPad Pro front display layout, according to an image shared by Mysmartprice.com.


The UAG case that was suspected of being designed for the iPad Pro shows that the upcoming tablet will not include a notch and no Home button. Aside from that, the 2018 iPad Pros looks like the large version of iPhone XS, although it has bit more bezels than the smartphone. Obviously, the display will be larger as well, but to have the same resolution.

Furthermore, the new iPad Pro models could switch from Lightning ports to USB-C that would allow the device to be an external display. As for the Apple Pencil, rumor suggested it maybe pairs like the way you pair the AirPods. The Face ID will as well coming to the platform for the first time with Landscape support.

All of other features that’s expected to be included are an A12X chip, a new magnetic connector, and wireless charging. It’s unclear when will the product be announced, despite John Gruber says a iPad and Mac focused event would likely to kick off around the end of October or early November.
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