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  • Apple's next-gen 'A13' iPhone and iPad chipset will remain 7nm

    melgross said:
    I’m concerned about the new iPad Pro. We expected the new model around March, which is when it’s been arriving. So I expected an A11X, which would have been in line with the new phone chip, as usual. But here we are, and we’re beginning to pass June - and still no word.

    my concern is whether Apple has an A11X for this new model already. If the delay is due to factors such as case size and form, new screen, Face ID, and some other features, what is Apple planning here? If they expected this to come out much later, when will that be? I don’t like the idea that Apple is stretching out new designs. I get a new iPad every year, and to think that it’s moving to a year and maybe 9 months is too much.

    so if this is an unexpectedly long delay, does Apple have A11X chips for it waiting? If so, I can’t imagine them saving these chips for something else, and going with a new one. If they are going for an A12X, and haven’t made A11X chips, because they expected this long delay, what does that mean in terms of when a new model will arrive? Will we have to wait until September, when the phones come out, as that announcement has priority? That’s a heck of a long time. I don’t see them releasing the A12X before the A12.

    i would not be happy with an A11X now, because normally the newest chip for the phone has approximately the same performance as the previous generation iPad X version. So that would have the new phones on a par with the new iPad Pro 12.9”. That’s really unacceptable. When considering the far higher resolution, it’s even worse.
    You Update your ipad every year?! Really? Isn’t that a bit excessive? To each their own i guess. But I use my ipad for professional artistic purposes, and even I don’t feel the need to update mine every year. I think Apple is moving to longer update cycles for the ipads for that very reason. Unlike iphones, most people don’t feel the need to update their ipads as often. So you may have to get used to that. 
  • Zuckerberg told Facebook execs to stop using iPhone after Tim Cook privacy comments

    I bet you a million dollars that this NTK Network & Definers group thru Suckerberg are the ones behind the bogus story about a Chinese spy chip in Apple devices. I friggin bet ya. I was only on Facebook for my Mom. But since she passed away, I quit it. I still use Instagram which was bought by FB, but I do feel a lot better since quitting FB. 
  • Review: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro is stunningly powerful, with a few key limitations

    DAalseth said:
    The limitations seem to be tied to iOS. Apple is about halfway there with a true padOS, but they need to get going and finish the split. The iPad will always be crippled until they do. No, I don't want macOS on an iPad. It's not optimized for tablet use. And no I don't want a mouse. That would be redundant. But better access to peripherals, and external volumes would be a huge start.
    Actually, that’s kinda cool. The fact that the power of these iPad pros are so far ahead of the software. That means they will be viable for a very long time. iOS will eventually improve. Perhaps iOS 13 will really open things up. I’d much rather have software limitations than out of date hardware. Software can be improved and updated. Hardware you own. If it’s underpowered, you’re stuck. I am confident that iOS will catch up. Meanwhile, it’s comforting to know I won’t have to update my iPad. It will be ready to utilize the software changes when they come.
  • How Apple's Aperture created a new class of app on October 19, 2005 and lost it to Adobe L...

    Yeah, I think Apple dropped the ball with Aperture. I hope they pick it up again. I also hope they make a full version for Final Cut for the new iPad pros. Before adobe beats them to it with an iPad version of premiere. They already announced a full version of photoshop for the iPad, so you know it’s coming. Come on Apple. Do it. Do it. Do it.
  • Review: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro is stunningly powerful, with a few key limitations

    Apple will skip OLED for iPads and use MicroLED when it’s ready for mass production. Probably sometime after 2020. 
  • No, Apple, a slightly bent iPad Pro straight out of the box isn't acceptable

    My 11” ipad pro is the single best Apple product i’ve ever purchased. It was not bent out of the box, and hasn’t bent since. And i travel a lot. I am not worried or bothered at all. The vast majority of people who buy one of the new pros won’t have an issue either. If you are one of the miniscule minority who notices a slight, imperceptible bend out of the box...and it bothers you...just EXCHANGE or RETURN it. You’ve got 14 days. Surely that is enough time. Factory imperfections like dead pixels...or a slight bend are extremely rare. Just send it back and get another. Whats the problem?

    Personally, I am much more concerned about cracking the screen on my new iPad Pro than i am of bending it. 

  • Two new iPads get certification in India ahead of March 25 press event

    Pencil support for the new ipad mini would be great. But not the first gen pencil. That would be going backwards. The 2nd gen Apple pencil is what the first gen should have been. I can’t see Apple continuing to have two apple pencils for much longer. The ipad mini hasnt been updated in nearly 4 years. It would be a bad sign if Apple goes backwards with this update. They dont need a ho hum update. They need to make a statement that the mini is back and better than ever. At least i hope they do.