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iOS 11 turns your iPad into a completely different machine

By Romain Dillet

I’ve been playing with a beta version of iOS 11 on a 10.5-inch iPad Pro for the past few weeks. While the final version of iOS 11 is not coming until later this fall, Apple just launched the public beta. Here’s a preview of what you can expect. If you’re using an iPad, get ready to be disoriented by the update because the iPad simply doesn’t work the same way. Apple… Read More

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New iPad Pro 10.5 inch Tablet Gets Busy Promo Video

By Radu Iorga

Nobody makes ads like Apple and when we say that we mean it, because they have their own internal advertising section. Gone are the days of long Jony Ive interviews. The latest iPad, the 10.5 inch iPad Pro gets an energetic ad, that you can watch below. Just be careful not to get woozy or sick because of all those shaky cams and transitions.

If I were to describe that promo video with a single word, it would be “versatility”. However, I have one objection referring to the very first second of the ad. Who wakes up to the sound of an alarm from the iPad? We see the Apple Pencil in action, the dock area in iOS 11, drag and drop and Apple’s fresh and so much asked for file manager. Designers, people who work with graphics and even video editors are shown using the device.

Sporting a bezel that’s 40% narrower than the one of the predecessor, the slate should be in stores over the following week. Apple also unveiled a brand new 12.9 inch iPad Pro, but that one got much less stage time. In the video we also saw the Apple Pen being used as a pen, pencil or even crayon. Well, there’s one gross use that will never make it to ads: scratching the inside of your ear.

The 10.5 inch iPad Pro starts at $649 with 64 GB of storage and the new 12.9 inch model at $799.

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iPad 1 Prototype Selling for $5000 on eBay Right Now, Runs SwitchBoard Instead of iOS

By Radu Iorga

I can’t even believe it’s been 7 years since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPad and took the world by storm. Laughed at by Steve Ballmer and co, the device went on to bury laptops, before they started coming back over the past two years. Now an iPad 1 prototype is being sold on eBay, for a pretty good price of $5000.

There’s no auction involved on eBay and you can just get the product if you pay the amount. In the long run this could be a good business, since such prototypes sometimes reach $20k or so as the years pass. Or maybe you’re a collector, who just has to have it. We’re talking about a prototype 16 GB model here, not the kind you’d find in any store, since it doesn’t even run iOS.

It’s meant for internal Apple testing and has an unsearchable serial number, plus it lacks the standard markings you would find on the back of an Apple slate. It doesn’t run iOS, but uses SwitchBoard. This is Apple’s internal software, used for testing and diagnostics. Other testing apps are also bundled, meant for troubleshooting and such purposes.

Once again this feels like good business, but it’s also a bit of a risk, since you may find out that nobody wants to buy it off you. Released in April 2010 in the States the first iPad feels clunky and huge now, with its big screen bezels, but it was sleek as hell when it launched. It felt like something out of the MacBook family and had amazing power when it came out.

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iPad Drops to Second Place in Tablet Shipments in Western Europe, Samsung Claims First Spot

By James A.

It appears that the iPad’s consecutive quarters of shipment drops are having some effects on the Western European market. According to market analysis firm IDC, the Cupertino firm dropped to second place in tablet shipments in Western Europe. Samsung is now first.

The whole tablet segment contracted by 1.7% compared to last year and 7.1 million units were moved. Android units dominated the field and Samsung was the biggest OEM of them all. They posted growth and pushed the iPad to second place. Sammy moved 1.89 million slates in Q1 this year, compared to the 1.6 million from last year. They have a share of 26.5% of the tablet market in Western Europe, standing for a 17.9% year on year growth.

Meanwhile, Apple shipped 1.54 million iPad units, down from the 1.74 million last year. They have a 21.7% quota of the market in Western Europe, a 11.5% decline from last year. Interestingly, there’s still an area where they dominate, as the firm accounts for 50% of all tablets priced above 600 euros. I’m guessing the Surface models also fare well in that area.

For those wondering, in IDC’s top Lenovo was third, Acer fourth and ASUS fifth.

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iOS 10.3.2 arrives with nearly two dozen security fixes

By Andrew Cunningham

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Apple has just released iOS 10.3.2 to the public, following around a month and a half of beta testing that began shortly after iOS 10.3 came out. It’s available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any devices that run iOS 10: the iPhone 5 and newer, the fourth-generation iPad and newer, the iPad Mini 2 and newer, both iPad Pros, and the sixth-generation iPod Touch.

Like the intervening iOS 10.3.1 update, the release notes for 10.3.2 only say that it “includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad,” which suggests that the release is primarily focused on security updates.

According to Apple’s security update page, it fixes quite a wide range of bugs that affect everything from the iPhone 5 on up: one in the AVEVideoEncoder, one in CoreAudio, two in iBooks, one in IOSurface, two in the kernel, one Notifications bug, one in Safari, four SQLite bugs, one TextInput problem, a whopping eight WebKit-related fixes that address an even larger number of vulnerabilities, and an update to the certificate trust policy. As with any update that fixes a large number of bugs, you should patch as soon as you can to prevent exploits of the now-public vulnerabilities.

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