Another day, another leaked photo. Another showcase from China of a prototype of the upcoming 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro. This is still a rumor but this photo looks like the real thing, at least, for a prototype.
Looking at the phone makes me think it’s a MacBook Air. The size is too large for a slate but it seems wider like a bigger iPad. The iPad Pro measuring 12.9-inches is said to have either 4096 x 3072 resolution (4K) or 2K resolution screen. Impressive.
The iPad Pro prototype also features an aluminium casing. You can see the standard Apple logo and camera lens. There’s another rumor though that this pro iPad will be targeted for the enterprise and the education market which means consumers won’t get this easily.
I’m still not convinced that Apple is working on an iPad Pro but I can’t wait for Apple to prove me otherwise. Looking forward to more leaks until Apple makes an announcement before the year ends. We’ll see.
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I’m liking Google for many reasons. I could go on and on gushing about the search giant but I think I would run out of time. One is Chromecast although I don’t have it yet, I plan on getting one when I get a new TV which I hope is soon. Google Play now features a Chromecast section, a dedicated area for media apps by Google, as well as, other popular ones like Pandora, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and HBO Go. mehr »
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So we’ve seen the iPad Mini with Retina display already. I still don’t have any plan to get one because there is no need for me to have an iPad. My iPhone 4 still works as it allows me to still work while on the go. mehr »
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The iPad Air is launching in the UK and mobile carrier Three is carrying the next-generation Apple tablet. The Air will be available this week and will be followed by thr iPad mini Retina next month. mehr »
Samsung and Corning partnering up to do better in the LCD market seems to be a good idea. Corning is now believed to have control of the Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co Ltd. which will give Samsung shares in Corning worth about $1.9 billion. The number is about 7.4 percent of Corning.
We expected this: the new iPad mini with Retina. Actually, with a higher Retina as pixel resolution is 2048 x 1536. That’s even higher than HDTV so you can say it’s amazing. But honestly, I don’t think I can ever tell the difference. The resolution of the original iPad that I had was already good enough so I can’t imagine how the iPad mini with Retina could be brighter in my eyes. mehr »