#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.
Apple hasn’t updated their iPad mini in about 2 years, and even before that the improvements they made to the tablet were incremental at best. However according to a report from China Times (via BGR), it seems that Apple is expected to finally introduce an iPad mini refresh in 2019.
Recently there was a report on how Apple’s new iPad Pros are bending (a stress test last month found that the tablet seems to bend pretty easily without much force). However instead of promising a fix, Apple instead told publications like The Verge that the bend is “normal” and isn’t considered a defect, and that it will not worsen over time nor will it affect the tablet’s performance.
If you bought a tablet online and it shipped to your home and you discovered that it was slightly bent/warped, would you consider that a problem? We’re sure many people would, although oddly enough Apple doesn’t seem to think so. According to reports, it seems that there are some iPad Pro (2018) units that have been shipped to customers who have discovered that the tablets are actually bent on arrival.
When Apple announced their new 2018 iPad Pros, what was interesting about the announcement was that Apple decided to drop the use of their proprietary Lightning port in favor of a more universal port, the USB-C. This immediately opened up all kinds of doors that would change how users used the tablet.
When Apple introduced Face ID on the iPhones (and eventually the iPad), they ended up removing Touch ID in the process. According to Apple back in 2017, Touch ID was never up for consideration when designing the iPhone X, suggesting that Apple could potentially be done with the tech on its mobile devices for good.
Unlike Android smartphones that seem to utilize technology by Qualcomm to enable fast charging, iPhone users who want to fast charge their devices will need to purchase separate accessories in order to make that happen. Now if fast charging is something you want for your iPhone, then you’ll be interested to learn that Apple is now selling its 18W USB-C power adapter by itself.
We doubt that anyone has ever equated Apple with being cheap or affordable, but if you’re hoping to save some money, you might be interested to learn that Apple has announced on their website that they will be hosting a four-day sale starting on Black Friday and it will last through Cyber Monday.
We’ve all accidentally sat on our devices before, and for the most part most of them escape unscathed. However with Apple’s new iPad Pro, you might want to check to make sure you don’t sit down on it because based on a test conducted by JerryRigEverything, it appears that Apple’s new iPad Pros bend pretty easily.