Apple has announced its first new iPad mini in nearly four years, with support for the firm's Apple Pencil stylus for the first time. The 7.9-inch screen device has been upgraded with Apple's A12 Bionic chip, giving it three times the performance power of the previous generation, as well as graphics processing that is "nine times faster". The surprise announcement of the device comes as Huawei and Samsung unveiled their first foldable smartphones, both of which can be opened out to create screens similar in size to the iPad mini. Apple confirmed it is available to order from today, starting at £399, and will be in Apple stores next week. … [Read more...] about Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad mini with Apple Pencil support
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Adobe’s announcement last year that it was working on bringing Photoshop to the iPad came as a surprise. Photoshop is the desktop standard of professional photo editing, a powerful program that would seem to demand the specs of a full-size computer. Due to both interface and power restrictions, mobile photography apps have always lagged behind their desktop counterparts. Even Adobe Lightroom CC, the controversial redesign that brought a unified version of Lightroom to both desktop and mobile devices, now has more features on the Mac and Windows versions than on iOS and Android. That a full version Photoshop could run on the iPad seemed almost too good to be true. But is it? Modern mobile devices are closer than ever to desktop computers in terms of performance. Digital Trends’ Julian Chokkattu called the 2018 iPad Pro “the most versatile computer you can own,” a testament to its desktop-like performance in a portable form factor. While the iPad Pro gets … [Read more...] about Photoshop is headed to the iPad Pro, but is a tablet enough for photographers?
In 2019, Apples has four different iPad lines with five different screen sizes, ranging in price from $329 to $999 (baseline models; the biggest iPad Pro with cellular connectivity and 1TB of storage will set you back $1,899). That gets pretty complicated if you're shopping for a new tablet. To help you figure out what you're getting with each iPad, let's look at all the differences between the various models. But let's start with the similarities, and what you can expect from any Apple tablet you buy today. Name Apple iPad (2019) Apple iPad Mini (2019) Apple iPad Air (2019) Apple iPad Pro (12.9-Inch, 2018) Lowest Price $329.00 MSRP $399.00 MSRP $499.00 MSRP $999.00 MSRP Editors' Rating CPU Apple A10 Fusion Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12X Bionic Dimensions 9.8 by 6.8 by 0.3 inches 8.0 by 5.3 by 0.2 inches 9.8 by 6.8 by 0.24 inches 11.0 by 8.5 by 0.2 inches Weight 1.07 lb 10.6 oz 1 lb 1.39 lb Screen Size 10.2 … [Read more...] about Apple iPad vs. iPad Air vs. iPad mini vs. iPad Pro: Which Tablet Should You Buy?
Apple invited a handful of journalists to Cupertino to talk about the future of the Mac platform. The Mac Pro is receiving a minor update this week, but the most significant updates are coming later this year, or even later. You have already read the news. But we thought we would also use this opportunity to share a transcript of the interview with Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing; Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering; John Ternus, Vice President of Hardware Engineering. Bill Evans from Apple PR was also in attendance. It was lightly edited for length and clarity and does not include some small asides and comments made off the record. Transcription: Anthony Ha, Brian Heater, Greg Kumparak Phil Schiller: We’re here to talk about the Mac. The Mac is doing really well. We’re really proud of how things are going. We’ve been, in general over the last decade, growing faster than the PC industry. Last year we had … [Read more...] about Transcript: Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and John Ternus on the state of Apple’s pro Macs