One of the advantages of buying into the Apple ecosystem is that the company tightly integrates its products with one another. Take for example, with macOS and an iPad, users will be able to use a feature called Sidecar that allows the iPad to double as an external secondary display which can come in handy for various situations.
While iOS 13 was a pretty decent update, iOS 14 seems to be bringing a ton of changes to Apple’s smartphone operating system, where the company will finally make widgets a bit more front-and-center and more useful than before. This will no doubt change the way that iPhone users use their devices, and the good news is that you can now check it out.
One of the features of the iPad is that it offers Split View multitasking. This means that users will be able to run apps side-by-side, but the onus also falls onto the developer of the app to ensure that it plays nicely with the feature as well. The good news for Gmail users is that it looks like Google has finally brought the feature to its iOS app.
Earlier this year, it was rumored that Apple could be working on launching an iPad Pro with a mini LED display, but it was later suggested that Apple’s plans to introduce mini LED products had been delayed to 2021. Now it seems that the latter rumors are being corroborated in a new report.
Attaching an external drive to the iPad is pretty easy and straightforward, and thanks to Apple finally introducing a dedicated file manager with the Files app, users will be able to browse the contents of their drive pretty easily. The good news is that if you do rely on encrypted drives and would like to access them on the iPad, that will be possible soon enough.
Back in the day, “mini” sized tablets were all the rage, but in case you feel that maybe the iPad mini is starting to feel a tad bit too small for your liking, you could be in luck because according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims that come 2021, Apple is expected to launch a larger version of the iPad mini.
There’s really nothing not to like about the Apple Pencil. Ok, maybe it is kind of expensive, but if you’re someone who creates a lot of digital art, the low-latency of the Apple Pencil and the palm rejection features are pretty awesome, but as is the case with most styluses, it isn’t quite the same compared to putting pen (or pencil) to actual paper.
Apple’s iPad supports the use of external keyboard and in more recent years, mice as well. However, the use of the keyboard and mouse are mostly for general use, like typing up documents, surfing the web, sending emails, and so on, but that is soon set to change as Apple will be bringing keyboard and mouse support to gaming on the iPad.
Pretty much all our smartphones come with a built-in calculator app. It’s a standard feature that we probably don’t have to think too much about, but when it comes to devices like the iPad, for some inexplicable reason, there isn’t one. We know you can download third-party calculator apps, but why hasn’t Apple included it?
One of the limitations to iOS is that due to Apple’s policies, a lot of default actions will resort to using native apps. For example whenever a website is opened from a link, it will default to Safari. Emails are the same too where it will use the default Mail app. This means for those who use other browsers or email apps, it can be rather inconvenient.
One of the selling points of the iPad is the accompanying Apple Pencil accessory. With pressure-sensitivity support and palm rejection, it turns the iPad into a legitimate note-taking and drawing app. However, support for the Apple Pencil was lacking in a lot of native apps save for a handful such as notes.
We have been hearing for a while now that Apple does plan to eventually make the shift from using LCDs in their iPads to mini LEDs. Earlier rumors suggested that such devices might only arrive in 2021, but according to a report from The Elec, that could happen earlier than we thought.
Last week, it was reported that Apple was planning on expanding its 0% interest installment plan for Apple Card users. A similar plan was previously introduced for the iPhone, but now with this expansion, Apple is offering to cover more products under this installment plan where users can choose between 6 or 12 month financing options.
According to the latest rumors, it has been suggested that Apple could announce a newly redesigned iMac at WWDC 2020. It turns out that Apple could potentially announce more than that, at least that’s according to a report from DigiTimes (paywall) which claims that Apple could launch a bunch of new products in the second half of 2020.