Due to the fact that the majority of our electronics are powered by lithium-ion batteries, it carries the risk of the device exploding and catching on fire. For the most part the number of devices exploding and catching on fire is pretty low in the grand scheme of things, but when it happens, it can be disastrous.
Apple refreshed their lineup of iPad Pros last year which means that we probably won’t be seeing a refresh of that anytime soon. This means that in terms of iPad refreshes, what we can expect to see is a refresh to last year’s budget iPad, and if the rumors are true, the iPad mini as well which has been neglected for quite a while.
With Apple’s new iPad Pros launched last year, Apple finally brought Face ID technology to its iPads. We expect that this trend will continue this year, but unfortunately it won’t be for the iPad or iPad mini refresh that we have been hearing about. This is according to developer Steve Troughton-Smith who discovered references made to new iPads in the iOS 12.2 beta.
According to a recent report, it has been suggested that Apple has some new iPads in the works that could be launched in the first half of the year. This includes a refresh to the budget iPad that was introduced last year, and also a refresh to the iPad mini which hasn’t been refreshed in quite a while.
In the early part of 2019, Apple launched a new entry-level iPad that featured slightly dated specs. However at its price point and the fact that it was compatible with the Apple Pencil made it a very tempting purchase for those who did not see the need to spend that much money on the iPad Pro.
As much as Microsoft would love for everyone to buy into their Windows ecosystem where they use Windows-based computers, tablets, and smartphones, the reality is that we use devices from a variety of ecosystems. Microsoft seems to understand this as their strategy these days regarding mobile seems to be about embracing the competition and developing for them.
#CES2019 – When it comes to protecting our computers and accounts, the most common way would be a password. However since passwords can be guessed, other methods have since been created such as 2FA, biometric security, and more recently it seems that hardware keys are increasing in popularity.
According to the rumors, Apple is said to be working on a new iPad mini tablet. A leak from last month hinted that we could be looking at a new design which isn’t surprising given how old the tablet is. However a new leak from Twitter user Mr White (via Cult of Mac) seems to suggest otherwise.
#CES2019 – If the keys on Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the iPad isn’t to your liking, then chances are you don’t really have much choice but to turn to third-party keyboards. Now ZAGG has in the past put out several keyboard cases for the iPad, and this year at CES the company has unveiled more models for the iPad and the iPad Pro.
One of the things Apple is known for is their high build quality which allows devices to be used for years on end but still hold up pretty well. Unfortunately that reputation has suffered a bit in recent times, what with the iPhone 6 being found to bend pretty easily, and more recently there is a similar problem plaguing the 2018 iPad Pros.
Apple’s iOS platform has never really struggled with adoption, largely thanks to Apple’s way of distributing the update in which it is made available to everyone at once, making it quick and easy for users to update to the latest version. This is why the latest iOS adoption figures don’t really come as a surprise.
When Apple introduced the Control Center feature in iOS 7, it gave users shortcuts to certain iOS features like the WiFi toggle. Users could turn WiFi on or off via this toggle, but with iOS 11, Apple made it so that tapping the WiFi toggle no longer turned it off permanently, and instead only turned it off temporarily where the next day it would be enabled again.
According to reports from users in the MacRumors forum (via MacRumors), it seems that there are some iPad Pro owners who are complaining about seeing a bright spot above the home button on their tablets. This seems to affect mostly the 2017 models and covers both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros.
If the recent rumors are to be believed, Apple is said to be working on a new iPad mini. It has been almost two years since the iPad mini has been given any kind of meaningful update, so it’s nice to know that Apple has not decided to kill off the tablet entirely. Now it looks like there is more evidence that a refresh could be in the works.