New Tablet, Phone, iOS, and More, Coming from Apple
Some of the highlights of the apple news event for 2015 are updated iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus and the much anticipated iPad Pro with its stylus. Fans wait all year for such news. Let’s consider some of the highlights from this year’s big event.
The New iPad
iPad sales have been down six quarters in a row. The iPad Pro is Apple’s solution. It definitely competes with the Surface Pro, and it can challenge most laptops on the market.
It is far bigger than the iPad Air, and the design is intentional (we’ll get to that with the new iOS 9). The display has more pixels than most laptops, and the processor is more powerful too.
Perhaps the biggest news, however, is that Apple has finally developed a Smart Keyboard with a revolutionary Smart Connector system for exchanging power and data. No more searching for a decent third party keyboard… or a stylus! The Apple Pencil has also arrived to fine tune the digital art side of the iPad.
In short, the iPad Pro is a revolution in the tablet market. The price tag starts at $799 for the 32GB model.
The New iOS
You won’t have to wait until November to upgrade to iOS 9. In fact, the upgrade is supposed to be available on September 25th. What new features can Apple users look forward to?
One of the most exciting will only be available for the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro. That is the ability to run two apps side by side (hence the need for tablet that is as tall as the Air is wide). Any tablet newer than the iPad Mini 2 can run two apps side by side, but only one will be active at a time.
One more great new addition is the picture-in-picture feature for FaceTime. Now you can continue to use your tablet, even on a video call. When you press the home key, your call goes into the corner box, allowing you to continue using your apps.
And So Much More
Other releases include the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. There’s also a new color being added to the lineup, Rose Gold. Apple TV and the Apple Watch are both getting makeovers as well. Let’s just say Apple continues to show why they are at the forefront of mobile technology.