Apple is expected to unveil updated versions of the iPad Pro and the iPhone this month, and they both feature some changes you won't believe.
Apple will likely release a new iPad model and an updated trimmed-down iPhone at an event later this month, and the news has tech nerds and consumers alike buzzing. According to a report from the New York Times, Apple CEO Tim Cook has predicted that the new tablet could replace the personal computer as a primary work device sooner than expected.
But some critics point out that while the iPad Pro boasts some wonderful features like a 12.9 inch screen and pressure sensitivity and angle detection capabilities, the tablet may still not have the horsepower to compete with PC’s for more complex tasks.
Nonetheless, tablet PCs are turning up in more places around the world, and Apple hopes to be at the forefront of the market. Engineers, bankers and creative professionals have all praised the iPad for its portability and intuitive user interface, and as they become more powerful, more people will likely welcome their presence.
The new iPad Pro slated for release is likely to be a smaller version of the current model with the 12.9 inch screen, trimming it down to just 9.7 inches. This is the same size as the current iPad Air 2 model. The iPad Pro, however, will incorporate the same A9X processor that Apple claims has the strength of a full-sized laptop.
Apple is also expected to unveil a number of new accessories, including a Smart Connector for its Smart Keyboard. Accessories for other products like the Apple Watch could be in the mix as well.
Despite the new sleek design and powerful processor, Apple is taking a gamble by continuing to develop their iPads with such tenacity. The most commonly used iPad is still the old iPad 2, and people have little reason to upgrade when they primarily use the device for surfing the web. Apple will need to update peoples’ perceptions of what is possible with a tablet as they update the devices as well.