Increasing the size of its iPad is an undeniable move by Apple to bridge the gap between something like the MacBook and a tablet. Describe disigenously by the company as ‘a keyboard like no other,’ the Smart Keyboard also features a kickstand-like folding region at the rear, duplicating a feature built in to the chassis of the rival Surface Pro. Highlighting the iPad Pro’s target markets, Microsoft Office and Adobe software were demoed on the new tablet, along with a medical imaging app.
Analyzing the 2012 model of Apple TV, technology research firm IHS estimated that the $99 gadget cost $66.15 to make, making its margins considerably lower than other Apple products. It comes with a new remote with a touchpad that also responds to voice commands with Siri, the digital assistant found in the iPhone.
Apps, apps, apps, and more apps – Yes, we know that Apple devices are truly powered by apps, but it was great to see so many different titles getting time at today’s event – everything from casual gaming to apps designed specifically for medical professionals. “It is 70 percent faster than our A8 chip”.
“Siri will search iTunes, Netflix, HBO and Showtime”, said Cue.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least for millions of fanboys and fangirls around the world.
Available in late October, pricing for the new Apple TV starts at $149 for a device with 32GB of flash storage.
One of the new features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is 3D touch.
As well as take panoramic images as before, albeit in a higher resolution, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets will come with a new software feature called Live Photos.
So, the camera improvements and Touch ID update came to be for these new iPhones.
Sure, the new Apple TV won’t store music or video content, as that’s streamed directly from the Internet – yet you’ll still require local cache for the titles you’re about to watch. Similarly, you get a map preview by pressing on an address.
The new screens bring the rumoured Force Touch to the device, a pressure-sensitive multi-gesture system that Apple is calling 3D Touch. After not seeing an upgrade since 2012, Apple put in a lot of hard work and polish into the new device, and it definitely shows.
Take a look at how elegant it’s all implemented in the video above.
Cook described the new Apple TV, a product which the company long called a “hobby”, as the future of television, offering personalization and ease of use. By the second version, released in 2010, the device had basically become an iPhone, running an version of the iOS and using similar technology.
“No matter what you like to do with your phone, 3D Touch makes it better than ever”, boasted Apple Senior Vice President Craig Federighi.
Apple is helping to give Apple TV a leg up in game by building motion sensors into its remote control and by allowing users to connect more traditional game controllers to it. “The news app is awesome for reading news on your phone”, said Schiller.
The iPhone is known for its camera quality, and the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus will be no exception.
Both models will be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the USA beginning Friday, September 25, with pre-orders beginning Saturday, September 12. Apple iOS 9 will roll out as a free update to existing Apple iPhones on Wednesday, September 16.