Apple has put to rest all rumors regarding the creation of an operating system by combining the iOS and OS X. This concept is based on the idea that Apple would like to merge the best of both worlds–productivity and portability–someday. Nothing like that happened when the 12-inch iPad Pro came into being. Now, Apple chief Tim Cook has denied all the rumors, suggesting there are no plans to merge the two operating systems.
Cook said, “We don’t believe in having one operating system for PC and mobile… these operating systems do different things. We have no intention to blend them.” He was speaking at the Boxworks conference held in San Francisco.
When Box CEO Aaron Levie prodded him further, Cook said both the devices have different functions to perform, different uses and that their adoption rate is also different.
With tablets having taken the place of laptops, many companies are trying to combine desktop computing with mobile operating systems by offering touch-enabled features. However, in doing so, tech giant Microsoft failed miserably with Windows RT. It seems that things are again back in place with Sundar Pichai taking the rein of the company and the Chrome OS and Android working well together.
It is also to be noted that people do not like the idea of running iOS on a big screen. Even the iPad Pro has been lashed for the extra white space on its home screen.
Knowing Apple, we can expect something innovative with their OS. We’re waiting to see what the future of OS on computers, laptops, tablets and mobiles might be.… Read the rest
In a recent event, the tech-giant Apple has made a series of launch, including two iPhones, iPad Pro, Apple TV and the iPad mini 4. Though the smartphones, iPad Pro and Apple TV got the maximum hype in the media coverage as well as in the event, many are interested to know about the launch of the iPad mini 4.
iPad mini 4 prices at a glance
The new seven inches tablet of the company, which boasts of interiors quite similar to that of iPad Air 2 has created much hype in the Indian market. However, the company has not made any announcement regarding its launch or price in India. Even though there is no official confirmation, NDTV Gadgets reported the price of iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 16GB model to be around Rs. 28, 900. While the 64 GB variant is reportedly priced at Rs. 35,900 and 128 GB is priced at Rs. 42, 900. The reports also indicate that 16GB Wi-Fi cum cellular iPad mini 4 is priced at Rs. 38,900, 64GB at Rs, 45,900 with 128 GB at Rs. 52,900.
Though sources have revealed the prices of the models, there is no information regarding the release dates of the models. Therefore, people waiting for the launch of this new tab will have to wait for some more time. … Read the rest
The wait is finally over as Apple unveils its new smartphones, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus along with an iPad Pro as well as an all new Apple TV. While the new smartphones have brought in some fresh features like 3D force-sensitive touch and an array of new colors along with a better camera, it has failed to impress investors. They were expecting to see some groundbreaking features in the phone.
Apple iPad Pro and Apple TV fail to impress
The Apple iPad Pro, which is now paired with a stylus called “Pencil”, did not fetch positive responses from investors or Apple lovers. Many even criticized the company for adding the stylus because Steve Jobs never appreciated it.
Although Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed great hopes from the brand new Apple TV set-top box, this has also failed to impress investors. The new set-top box with voice control features is one of the most ambitious projects of the company and a negative reaction may affect the company adversely.
Apple fails to meet expectations?
The expectations with Apple releases are always high and it is often difficult for the company to meet the bar. Things could have been better if the smartphones introduced some innovative technologies other than just modification of the old device. However, the latest iPhone 6s has not made an impression so far.
Apple’s main release event for its latest launches will be held on September 9 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Insiders reveal that the Cupertino giant will launch the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus along with the iPad Pro and the iPad Mini 4.
Knowing The iPad Pro
For starters, it is time you revise what you know about the iPad Pro. It is a 12-incher tablet and has been rumored since 2014. We expect it to run on the OS X and new reports suggest that it will be built in with Force Touch, which harks back to the Apple Watch.
We are also anticipating a split-screen feature. Apple will ship the Pro from November and you could begin pre orders from October. According to a report published on 9to5Mac, the new iPad Pro will not come in a 16 GB variant but only in 128 and 64 GB models. However, the fact that you can get hands of colors such as grey, silver and gold lends some cheer.
Here’s The iPad Mini 4
Coming to the next release on cards, the iPad Mini 4 will come packed with interesting hardware in a bid to erase the damp memories we have of the iPad Mini 2. On the physical front we expect a sleek build on a 7.9 incher screen and a powerful A-series chip. Throw in a pair of camera sensors, Force Touch and support for split-screen that will indeed enhance the quality of the iPad Mini 4.
As for the price bit, the iPad Pro could stand at around $1000, while the iPad Mini 4 will touch the $399 mark.… Read the rest
Apple’s big event, where they launch new products on an yearly basis, will be held on September 9 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. This event is expected to showcase the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Also on the cards are the new generation Apple TV, Apple iPad Pro and Apple iPad Mini 4.
What’s Up With The iPad Pro?
In the news since 2014, the iPad Pro should be making its debut at the Apple event on 9 September. It is a 12-inch tablet that will run on the OS X. Latest reports even suggest it will come equipped with Force Touch that began with the Apple Watch. A probable split-screen feature could make way with this new tablet. The iPad Pro is expected to be available for shipping from November against October pre orders.
Looking Into The iPad Mini 4
As for the iPad Mini 4 we have heard that it will enjoy a huge hardware leap from what we saw on the iPad Mini 2. Physically, it will be sleeker than the iPad Mini 3 and will come built in with an A-series chip. We also expect a couple of camera sensors and to support split-screen.… Read the rest
There seems to be some good news for people waiting for the iPad Pro. Rumors have it that a recent filing at the US Patent and Trademark Office clearly hints on the functionality of the slate, which may come with a digital input stylus, something that was not found earlier in any device of this category. The reports of Apple Insider also have it that the stylus powered with 3D sensing can offer support to multiple users as well as multitasking activities.
Even though there is no official confirmation so far, the reports indicate the stylus to feature pressure sensor as well as grip sensor performing dedicated functions. While the news about the stylus has overjoyed iPad fans, it has surely warned the Surface Pen of Microsoft about the tough competition that it might be facing in the coming days.
Though the concept of pen was earlier rejected by Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, it has gained a huge demand in the present market as competitors are using this feature to increase their customer base.
By adding the stylus or pen, the company can easily make a better grip on the enterprise, prosumer as well as academic market. The pen or stylus, which has already created a great hype may launch in simple form sometimes later this year and with advanced technologies in the next year, reports Kuo. … Read the rest