I am a Christian husband and father of 3 living in the Southeastern US. I have worked as a programmer and project manager in the Commercial and Industrial Automation industry for over 19 years, so I am hands on with technology almost every day. However, my passion in technology is for mobile devices, specifically Apple's iOS and iPadOS hardware and software. My favorite is still the iPad.
We are now under the one week mark until Apple’s new iPad Pros start arriving in the hands of users. The first round of devices started showing up as shipped a couple of days ago and delivery date notifications followed soon after. I was very pleased to see I am in that first group of deliveries on Friday, May 21st that everyone was aiming for.
Have you ever wanted to be able to securely anchor your iPad to a spot where a typical tablet stand won’t do? For example, what if you would like to mount it in your kitchen in a spot that’s convenient for prep and cooking? If so, we have a great option for you.
One of the first signs of life before any Apple product starts its journey to a new owner is the processing of the payment. Apple didn’t get rich for no reason. Nothing ships out until they get their money, but that’s no different than anything else, right?
Tile’s CEO CJ Prober has been front and center in the recent legal and regulatory battles that surround Apple and others in Big Tech. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that he has placed himself front and center in them. Prober testified before a Congressional committee last year and Congress last month, and also joined Tim Sweeney’s lobbying front, the Coalition for App Fairness. At every turn, he’s made it a point to complain about Apple’s privacy changes to iOS in recent years, access to recently added features like the U1 chip, and also Apple’s AirTags going back well before they were even released.
I had an admittedly ambitious wishlist for iPadOS 14 ahead of WWDC last year. Because of the impact of COVID, I knew we wouldn’t get all of what I proposed. However, I thought at least two or three of these proposed features would make the cut. Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be. Only one thing I mentioned, Spotlight Search, was even touched, and it only got a cosmetic overhaul.
One of Ming-Chi Kuo’s specialties is giving us a longer-term view of Apple products based on early looks at new designs and possibly even experimental prototypes as they move into the overseas supply chain. We’ve heard from him about devices well ahead of their appearance in the everyday tech rumor mill before and now he’s back with his latest prediction.
After delays and chip shortages, the new iPad Pro is finally getting close. If you aren’t aware, preorders begin later this morning at 5 AM Pacific (6 AM Mountain, 7 AM Central, 8 AM Eastern). Thanks to that chip shortage, supplies will likely be short so be ready to roll right when the fun begins or you will likely have have a long wait ahead.
Apple’s iPad business has been nothing short of rock solid the last few years, but the last two quarters have really been something. Yesterday’s quarterly results report was expected to be good, but the reality was better than anyone outside Cupertino expected.
There has been a lot of talk about what Apple is doing with the iPad Pro and how they should proceed with the development of both the hardware and software since the latest models were announced last week. Whether they did it intentionally or not, Apple stoked this fire when they chose to use the M1 branding for the new iPad Pro’s processor. This move naturally linked the new Pro with their successful M1 Macs released late last year and got people talking about the limitations that still hold the iPad Pro back in various ways.
Yes, even as a big fan of iPadOS and Apple’s tablets, I can admit that there are still a number of limitations, especially when contrasted with the power of recent iPad Pro models.