Thursday, November 12, 2015

iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is the newest tablet from Apple, released in November 2015. Compared with the iPad Air 2, it is thicker by only a few millimeters, at 6.9mm thin. It is larger with its 12.9-inch diagonal display and weighs 1.57 pounds. The new iPad Pro comes in silver, gold, or space gray finish. The Wi-Fi models are available with 32GB or 128GB storage capacity, while the Wi-Fi + Cellular models are available with 128GB storage capacity.
Here is a list of its features:

Larger and Better Retina Display
The iPad Pro has a 12.9” screen with a 2732x2048 screen resolution which is 78% larger than the iPad Air 2. View remarkably lifelike colors and deeper blacks with the highest-resolution display of any iOS device.

Multi-Touch Subsystem and Apple Pencil

The iPad Pro has a Multi-Touch feature that makes the screen sensitive to bolt tilt and pressure and with that, the Apple Pencil (sold separately) can be used to make pixel-precision contact.

A9X Chip
This latest iPad model is powered by the new A9X chip, a third generation chip with 64-bit architecture, having similar performance to that of desktop computers. It delivers up to 1.8x the CPU performance and 2x the graphics performance of the iPad Air 2.

iOS9, the latest, most intuitive, advanced and secure mobile operating system, delivers improved features with Siri, Multitasking and Spotlight Search. It also has new features such as Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture. Read the iOS9 article to know more about this operating system.

Slim and Light Design with Strong Enclosure
The iPad Pro has a strong and durable unibody enclosure despite its slim and light design.

Four Speaker Audio
This new iPad has four innovative speakers that have been machined directly into the unibody enclosure. The speakers provide 61% more back volume compared to previous iPad audio designs and a wider frequency range.

New Smart Keyboard

The new iPad Pro Smart Keyboard (sold separately) has a surface that is formed from a single sheet of custom-woven conductive fabric, laser ablated to precisely form each key. That conductive fabric is capable of allowing two-way flow of power and data that makes this keyboard free from batteries, cords, or on/off switches. It is fully portable and connects to the iPad Pro with a Smart Connector.

Touch ID
The new iPad Pro also uses Touch ID technology wherein your fingerprint serves as your authentication. This advanced level of authentication makes your purchases via Apple Pay more secure.

iSight and FaceTime Cameras
Take selfies with the 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera and videos with its 720p HD video recording. The iPad Pro also has an 8MP iSight camera with Autofocus, Panorama capability of up to 43MP and 1080p HD video recording.

Wi-Fi + LTE
The iPad Pro connects to fast Wi-Fi and cellular networks and supports a wide range of LTE bands. Browse the web, download movies and share documents everywhere.

Long Battery Life
Enjoy using the iPad Pro up to 10 hours surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching videos or listening to music.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

iPad mini 4

The new iPad mini 4 is a welcome improvement on its previous model, the iPad mini 3. Like its predecessor, the iPad mini 4 is available in three colors: Gold, Silver and Space Gray, and with storage capacities of either 16GB, 64GB or 128GB.

Here are its features:

Thinner and Lighter
The iPad mini 4 is only 6.1mm thin, which is 18% thinner than the iPad mini 3. The Wi-Fi only models weigh 0.65 pounds and the Wi-Fi + Cellular models weigh 0.67 pounds.

7.9-inch Retina Display
This new iPad features an anti-reflective coating that reduces glare by 56% compared with previous iPad displays. It offers 2048 ×1536 resolution and 3.1 million pixels, producing clear pictures.

A8 Chip and M8 motion coprocessor
The A8 chip with second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture powers the new iPad mini 4. It offers 30% faster CPU and 60% faster Graphics. With this advanced chip, you can work faster and play harder. The new M8 motion coprocessor also improves power efficiency.

10-Hour Battery Life
Work, play and do everything in between for 10 hours with the iPad mini 4.

iSight and FaceTime HD Cameras
The iPad mini 4 has an 8MP iSight with 3264×2448 native resolution and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera that offers 720P HD video. Shoot, edit, publish and share photos or even make a timelapse video with ease.

Dual Microphones
Its dual microphones offer noise-reduction and the microphones switch too when you switch the cameras.

Touch ID
Touch ID uses the fingerprint technology for authentication which makes purchases via Apple Pay more secured. It can also instantly sign you in to secure apps with just a touch of a finger.

Fast Wireless Connectivity
The iPad mini Wi-FI only models offer Wi-Fi with advanced 802.11ac Wi‑Fi technology and MIMO support that provide connectivity with speeds up to 866 Mbps. The Wi‑Fi + Cellular models offer speeds up to 150 Mbps via LTE and support 20 LTE bands. It offers up to 50% faster cellular connectivity. Wherever you go, as long as you have Wi-FI or Cellular data, you can stay connected or even share your data connection via a personal hotspot.

If you're in the USA, you have the option to purchase the device with an Apple SIM where you can get a cellular data plan for your iPad.

iOS 9
The iPad mini 4 runs the latest mobile operating system, the iOS 9. It is the most intuitive, advanced and secure OS. It offers new features such as Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture. For more details on this iOS, read the iOS 9 post.

Built-in Apps
iPad mini 4 comes with Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, and GarageBand. You can easily install apps from the App Store.

Environment Friendly
This is made from highly recyclable materials like aluminum which has a mercury-free LCD display, arsenic-free display glass and recyclable aluminum enclosure. It is also free of BFR, PVC and Beryllium.

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