With a nearly 13-inch screen, the iPad Pro has enough space for two apps to be used simultaneously. Source: Apple Apple’s iPad Pro is the Mercedes-Benz G550 of tablets. The G550 is Mercedes’ uber-SÜV, one of the most sure-footed four-wheel-drive cars sold today. It has fully lockable front, center, and rear differentials for maximum traction over most any surface. If I were driving across, say, Chad, it is the vehicle I would want to be in. I like cars, and I admire the G550. I can appreciate the engineering that went into making a car so capable. I also live in suburban New Jersey, and therefore have absolutely no need for a G550, even if I had the money to buy one. Apple’s iPad Pro ($799-$1,079) is the best large-screen tablet with an attachable keyboard and optional stylus you can possibly buy today. If you’re in the market for a nearly 13-inch touchscreen, I truly, non-sarcastically think you will find the iPad Pro perfect for your … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPad Pro is the Mercedes-Benz G550 of tablets.
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Apple has announced a new version of its tablet, the iPad Air 2, which it said was the thinnest device of its kind on the market. It is 6.1mm (0.24in) thick, and also gains a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. … [Read more...] about Apple’s iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 tablets are unveiled
Microsoft Corp.'s Surface Pro 3 isn't just another new tablet. It is also an impressive demonstration of the value of perseverance and part of a contrarian strategy that may yet pay off. It's hard to get excited about new tablets these days, given that the product is almost as commoditized as smartphones thanks to the 2013 explosion in Chinese-made, Android-powered devices, which seized 62 percent of the market. The new Surface, though, illustrates just how much Microsoft's approach differs from that of Apple Inc.'s, still the market leader in tablets. Apple prides itself on releasing products only when it's certain they are going to be hits: "It means more to us to get it right than to be the first" was how Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook put it on a recent earnings call. … [Read more...] about Microsoft finally gets the tablet right
Apple Inc. (AAPL) forecast gross margins that missed analysts' projections, as the world's most valuable company faced higher costs to introduce new iPhones and iPads ahead of the holiday shopping season. The Cupertino, California-based company forecast gross margins will be 36.5 percent to 37.5 percent, compared with 38 percent predicted by analysts. Revenue in the current period will also be $55 billion to $58 billion, Apple said in a statement today. While that topped the $55.5 billion average of analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg, it would be the first single-digit sales rise for the holiday period since 2008. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is rolling out new iPhones and iPads for the end-of-year shopping season, which is Apple's most important quarter. The company, which is grappling with lower-priced products from Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and others, is under pressure to reignite growth and maintain its margins with a new blockbuster product. Apple's earnings … [Read more...] about Apple forecasts lighter holiday-quarter margin on costs
Microsoft has the Surface. Apple has the iPad Mini. Where do things go from here? The immediate future may look a lot like the present. Now that the iPad line has split into two families, the Mini and the Retina, it might make you wonder where the iPad, as a product, is heading. I've wondered it, too, even going back to the days before the Mini. The third-gen Retina Display iPad was such a complete product that it made me curious: where could iPads go next? … [Read more...] about The future of the iPad