Wednesday Morning News
Apple has announced we’ll be able to pre-order the iPad Pro from tomorrow, with the device available in-store later this week. Pricing for Apple’s largest iPad yet starts at $1,249 for the 32GB Wi-Fi only model, going up to $1,699 for the 128GB version that has Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity. Apple also notes the Apple Pencil will be available for $165, with the Smart Keyboard coming in at $269.
Speaking to The Independent, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said the iPad Pro is the closest thing they have to a laptop replacement, especially when paired with an external keyboard.
Cook also had an interview with The Telegraph, where he shared Apple’s vision for the future, as well as the here-and-now goals of positioning the iPad Pro as a laptop or desktop replacement for many people.
And in case you’re wondering what Angela Ahrendts is doing, Fast Company writes she’s been thinking about how to improve the Apple Store experience, among other things.
The Verge says Apple’s iPad Pro has learned nothing from Microsoft’s time with the Surface Pro, with Microsoft’s stumbles proving that people aren’t switching their main computer to a tablet.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculates it’s unlikely we’ll see AMOLED display adoption in the new iPhone until at least the next version, despite the technology’s success on the Apple Watch.
Apple Music is now available on Android, if that’s your thing.
Pininterest’s latest iOS app update looks interesting, as they claim to be able to identify objects within photos.
Apple’s latest iPad Pro ad shows us the epic creativity and productivity afforded by a larger display on a tablet.