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Apple to hold a press-event on October 30

New York City, October 30: New iPad and Macs incoming. Apple has today sent out media invites for a big hardware event at the end of this month. The press conference, under the headline “There’s more in the making”, will be held in New York on October 30. The company is expected to unveil new iPad Pro models with improved design and specs, and a refreshed MacBook line. iPad Pro will still be using LCD panels, rather than OLED, but the tablet will adopt an iPhone X-like design without a Home Button. There won’t be a display cutout, however, as[…]

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Apple to announce thinner iPad Pro without a headphone jack

Next iPad Pro to lose the headphone jack. Apple is gearing up to unveil the hardware refresh of the iPad Pro line later this year. We’ve been reporting for weeks that the Cupertino-based giant will introduce two sizes of the iPad Pro, both with significantly slimmer bezels and without a Home Button compared with the current models. Slashleaks is now adding the information that the new iPad Pro, in its 10.5-inch variant, will have a thickness of just 5.86 mm, down from the 6.1 mm on the current model. While the Apple is making each model thinner and slicker, not[…]

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iPad Pro 2018

New iPad models appeared in China’s certification data

Apple registers new iPad models in China. It’s widely believed that Apple will announce a new generation of iPad models later this year, fronted by the redesigned iPad Pro. New models already visited China’s certification authorities in September, fueling the rumors that iPad Pro will launch very soon. Now we understand, thanks to MySmart Price, that iPad models A1934, A1979, A2013, A2014 and A1985 were recently registered in ECC, and these iPads are new models for some European and Asian countries. We know from several sources that the new iPad Pro will come with Face ID, slim bezels, new processor[…]

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Upcoming iPad Pro will have Face ID, Magnetic Connector and thin bezels

Details about the next-gen iPad Pro have emerged before unveiling this month. Apple is expected to announce the hardware refresh of its iPad Pro line later this month, but now we can share some interesting details about the next version of the tablet. It won’t have a notch like the iPhone X, XS/XS Max, as the Face ID sensors will be incorporated in the bezels. iPad Pro 2018 won’t have a Home Button, which means the only way for authentication will be the facial recognition. Online reports claim that the iPad Pro will have very thin bezels, and a new[…]

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iPad shipments on the rise in 2017

The overall tablet market declined 6.5 percent, but iPads grew. Apple had a positive year in the tablet market (slate + detachable), according to a new report by ICD Worldwide Tracker. The company sold 43.8 million iPads in 2017, an increase of 1.2 million or 3% compared with 2016. Apple is a distant leader in this market, with a 26.8% share in 2017, while Samsung, the second-biggest manufacturer, has only 15.2 percent. Other significant players in 2017 were Amazon, Huawei and Lenovo. Amazon and Huawei had the most impressive growth, 38% and 28%, respectively. Samsung shipped 24.9 million, Amazon 16.7[…]

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Confirmed: the next iPad Pro comes with Face ID

Evidence of an iPad Pro with Face ID found in iOS 11.3 Apple is planning a hardware refresh of the iPad Pro in 2018, and according to previous reports, it will be the first tablet with Face ID instead of Touch ID. Filipe Esposito has found in iOS 11.3, the first beta released for developers and public testers, evidence of the tablet and a hint that it will have slim bezels and Face ID. Apple refers this upcoming iPad Pro as a “modern iPad”, just like the iPhone X is referred as the “modern iPhone”. This means that there is[…]

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iPad Pro 2018 to feature an octacore A11X Bionic processor

The next generation of iPad Pro will have a 7nm chip Apple is going to improve the performance of the iPad Pro line in 2018 by creating a new generation of processors. According to a report at MyDrivers, iPad Pro 2018 will have an octa-core processor built on the 7nm manufacturing process. The A11X Bionic chip is said to include eight cores – three high-performance and five energy-efficient. The current chip in the iPad Pro is the A10X Fusion – a processor built on the 10nm fabrication process. This new chip should significantly boost the performance of the new iPad[…]

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Apple set to refresh the iPad line with improved design and Face ID

The next iPads could have very thin bezels and Face ID Apple’s iPhone X represents the most radical design change we have seen from Cupertino for years, but something similar may happen next year with the iPad line. According to unconfirmed reports, Apple is working on a new Pro model for 2018 that will ditch the Home Button. iPad Pro 2018 is said to offer very slim bezels and Face ID for authentication purposes instead of Touch ID. Other unconfirmed changes include a faster processor and a custom GPU. It seems logical that the upcoming iPad and iPhone models will[…]

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Apple sold 10.3 million iPads in Q3 2017: an 11.4% increase

Worldwide tablet market declined 5.4%. Apple is enjoying a substantial growth in the tablet market, boosted by sales of low-priced iPads. According to data collected by IDC, Apple is number one tablet vendor in Q3 2017 with 10.3 million shipments for the quarter. The company has managed to increase its sales from 9.3 million in Q3 2016, which represents a 11.4% growth. At the same time, Samsung, the second-biggest vendor, sold 7.9% fewer tablets during the same quarter, while the overall market shrunk 5.4%. As IDC notes, the growth of unconventional tablets (detachables) like Apple iPad and Microsoft Surface is[…]

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iPad shipments grow 15%, while the worldwide market keeps falling

Apple sold 15% more tablets in 2017 Q2 compared with 2016 Apple’s iPad line was long overdue a hardware refresh, and the company actually did it earlier this year. This impacted Apple’s sales in a very positive way. The company sold 15% more tablets for the second quarter of 2017 compared to 2016, according to a new report at StrategyAnalytics. Boosted by the new low-cost 9.7 inch model announced in March, and two Pro tablets, Apple increased its market share in the tablet market from 21.2% in 2016, to 26.1% in Q2 2017. At the same time, many of the[…]

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