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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.

As we get closer to the launch of the new generation of iPad Pros, rumors will start to flooding Apple blogs. New leaks now suggest that the upcoming 2018 iPad Pro is probably the thinnest model to date and first iPad to have no headphone jack, but the resolution of the display will not change for whatever reason.


According to Twitter user CoinCoin, because the new Pro is too thin, it can no longer accommodate a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The new iPad Pro will measure at 5.86 mm. In contrast, the current 10.5-inch iPad Pro is 6.1 mm thick & 6.9 mm to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

In addition, the new small screen iPad Pro has a length and width of 247.64 mm and 178.52 mm, respectively, while the large screen iPad Pro has a length and width of 280.66 mm and 215 mm, respectively. For the sake of comparison, the existing 10.5-inch iPad Pro has a length and width of 250.5 mm and 174.1 mm, respectively; the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a length and width of 305.7 mm and 220.6 mm, respectively.

We know that 2018 iPad Pro has 8 model numbers, namely iPad8, 1, iPad8, 2, iPad8, 5, iPad8, 6 (WiFi version) and iPad8, 3, iPad. 8, 4, iPad 8, 7, iPad 8, 8 (Cellular version). Yesterday, Appsee, a mobile app analytics platform, disclosed that asides from the iPad 8, 6 and iPad 8, 7, the other six models were all appearing in their device logs starting August 1.

The site also revealed that the resolution of the new iPad Pro is the same as the resolution of the existing 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Among them, iPad8,1~iPad8,4 is 1112 x 834, while iPad8,5~iPad8,6 is 1366 x 1024. However, these just point resolutions. so that the resolution into pixels is 2224 x 1668 and 2732 x 2048, which is current iPad Pro's resolution.

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The news about the new iPad Pro has started to increase in the past two days, and the media began to speculate that Apple will hold a press event soon. However, Well-known Apple blogger John Gruber said that it is unlikely to host the event before October 30.


This time John Gruber didn't quote any source, just based on his own judgment. The reason he gave is very simple, the iPhone XR will be available for pre-order on October 19 and will officially launch on October 26. At the time, Apple will not hold another iPad Pro event to grab the attention away from of the iPhone XR, and is not good for both products.

He rather believes that Event would likely to kick off around the end of October or November. Yet, it's certainly that Apple will unveil new products, as the registration information of 3 iPads and 1 Bluetooth device that has appeared on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Oct 19: iPhone XR pre-orders start
Oct 26: iPhone XR ships

I highly doubt Apple would hold an event for new iPads and MacBooks before XR ships. Doesn’t make sense let them take attention away from each other. I don’t expect event until October 30 or 31 or November.
The new iPad Pro features an ultra-thin bezel design and no Home button, as well as no "notch - the bezel thickness can still accommodate the various sensors that is required for the Face ID, which will support in Landscape mode. It will also ship a new USB-C connector and a new magnetic connector, besides, we would expect A12X processor and a new Pencil.

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9to5Mac, who revealed the inside information of the new iPad Pro to be featured with Face ID, Screen, and Magnetic Connector two days ago, updated the article today, adding details about the processor of the forthcoming high-end and flagship tablet.


According to the source, it is now clear that the 2018 iPad Pro will be powered by a brand new A12X processor that is even faster than the 2018 iPhone XS with the A12, which will absolutely become a monster. In addition, the chip will include a faster A12X GPU, with a Part Number of T8027, codenamed Vortex.

While we already saw a great performance results from A12 compared to last year's A11 Bionic chip; a roughly 40% improvements, it's hard to imagine what A12X will be like, however, one thing for sure is that next year's A13 to be based on the upcoming processor, but with couple changes inside because of Apple did on several previous of its custom CPUs.

While the main focus of the A12and A12X SoCs is the CPU and the GPU, which are the first chip that made by TSMC using the 7nm process. It's reported that Samsung also announced will start producing 7nm chips from next year, therefore, perhaps the Korean tech-giant would take some A13 orders from Apple, let's wait and see!

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9to5Mac has again leaked details of upcoming Apple products, with this time the new iPad Pro, which should be released this month possible alongside Mac mini and MacBook Air. It appears that the iPad Pro will come in two sizes, each with two configurations, and will comes in cellular and WIFI models, according to sources who familiar with the plan.


The new iPad Pro features an ultra-thin bezel design and no Home button, similar to the iPhone X, XS. The only difference is that the iPad Pro does not have "notch." Because, although the iPad Pro uses bezel less design, the bezel thickness can still accommodate the various sensors that's required for the Face ID, which will support in Landscape mode.

Furthermore, the new iPad Pro will feature a USB-C connector to output 4K HDR video to a external  display. Therefore, a section to be added to the Settings app to control the resolution, HDR, brightness and more. The upcoming tablet will also bring a new magnetic connector, located on the back of the iPad, is designed to connect third-party accessories.

The 2018 iPad Pro will ship new Apple Pencil, it can be paired with the iPad Pro via a distance sensor, similar to the use of AirPods or HomePod. However, it's unclear whether the old Apple Pencil support the new iPad Pro.

Apple has released first beta of iOS 12.1 which leaks that future iPad Pros will support Landscape Face ID support. And now, apparently the beta also confirms Apple is going to announce new iPad Pro this fall, since the company already had a event this month, we would expect they’ll have something in store next month, which is the October month


9to5Mac says that when they digging into assets used by the Setup app, an app that helps you set up a new device, they claims a new identifier for a “2018 fall” iPad, which means a new version of the app will be updated soon with infos that get prepared for the new iPad Pro models next month.

iOS 12.1 hints found that both landscape Face ID and Memoji sync is coming, which again, will be exclusive to the new models. However, the 2018 fall iPad removes any doubt we had before. If would likely that Apple will held a October event, where they will also unveil the updated Mac min, MacBook Air as well.

Much of the rumors indicated that the 2018 iPad Pros will come with True-Depth camera system, which enables Face ID, Animojis, and Memoji features. Though iPhone XS this year doesn’t include the so-called USB-C connectivity, that leaves iPad Pro to fill out that spot. Other features we would expect are new A12 Bionic chip, an OLED display, etc.

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