This Is What Apple’s Upcoming iPad Mini Could Look Like
Apple has been kind of neglecting its iPad mini. The tablet has received upgrades to its hardware over time, but it hasn’t been particularly exciting, at least not iPad Pro level kind of exciting. However, if the rumors are to be believed, that could change with the next-gen iPad mini.
iPadOS 15 Introduces A Better Way To Multitask On The Tablet
Ahead of WWDC 2021, there was a report that suggested that Apple would introduce an improvement to the way the iPad handles multitasking. Sure enough with iPadOS 15, Apple has announced a couple of changes that don’t necessarily introduce new ways to multitask, but rather it builds on the existing options and improves on them.
FaceTime’s New Features Makes It A Lot More Collaborative
Apple’s FaceTime pretty much just allowed users to video and voice call with each other. It was a pretty basic feature but it worked, and it also works across iOS and macOS devices which makes it more convenient. However, for those who were hoping for a more feature-rich experience, Apple has delivered.
Apple Is Bring Extensions To Safari On iPhone And iPad
One of the features that Safari on iPhone and iPad lacks compared to its computer version is extensions. Browser extensions can help expand on the functionality of a browser and make it better to use, but the good news is that at WWDC 2021, Apple announced that they will be bringing extension support to Safari for the iPhone and iPad.
iPadOS 15 Will Allow Developers To Develop Apps And Submit It To The App Store
Apple’s iPads have always held a lot of promise, but for the most part it has always felt like it was just a bigger iPhone. This is largely due to the software used to power the iPad. However, at WWDC 2021, Apple has announced some changes that they will be making to iPadOS 15, and one of those changes should please developers.
iPadOS 15 Will Improve On The Tablet’s Multitasking
WWDC 2021 will be kicking off tomorrow and if you’re an iPad user, it seems that you can expect Apple to announce some improvements to its iPadOS system. According to a report from Bloomberg, one of the changes we can look forward to is an improvement to the way the iPad handles multitasking.
WhatsApp Not Ruling Out Launching On The iPad
There are many messenger services out there, and WhatsApp is one of the most popular options today. However, unlike its competition, WhatsApp does not offer a tablet version of its app, despite the fact that many are asking for it as it can help users who switch from device to device.
Apple’s Next-Gen iPad Pro Could Feature Wireless Charging
Apple has introduced wireless charging to its devices like the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, and come 2022, that could also include the iPad Pro. As it stands, Apple’s iPad Pros charge using USB-C, which is fine, but we imagine that some users would prefer not having to deal with cables at all.
The iPad Mini Could Be Getting Its Much Deserved Refresh Later This Year
Apple’s iPad mini held a lot of potential. It was small and compact and was really the ideal size for a tablet, but it felt like it kept getting the short end of the upgrade stick over the years to the point where some believed it could eventually get discontinued. However, if a recent report from Bloomberg is to be believed, it could be the other way around.
2022’s iPads Might Switch To OLED Displays
For this year’s iPad Pro, Apple introduced the use of mini LED display technology. It is largely expected that Apple would be sticking to mini LEDs for a while, but that might not necessarily be the case. According to a report from Korean publication ETNews, 2022’s iPads might actually see Apple turn to the use of OLED instead.
Apple’s M1 iPad Pro Is Capping Apps At 5GB Of RAM
Apple’s brand new iPad Pro sounds like a beast on paper. It is powered by the M1 chipset used in last year’s MacBook Air, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro computers, and it also comes with support for up to 16GB of RAM, as much as a laptop. However, it seems that even with 16GB of RAM, developers are still facing limitations.
Zoom Can Now Take Advantage Of The iPad’s Center Stage Feature
When Apple announced the new iPad Pro, one of the features of the tablet is a feature called Center Stage. This is where the front-facing camera on the iPad can “track” the user as they move around in the frame, ensuring that they are constantly being placed in the middle. Apple later revealed that Center Stage will be made available to third-party apps.
iPad Pro’s Liquid Retina XDR Display Is Showing Excessive Blooming
One of the hot new features of Apple’s new iPad Pro is the introduction of mini LED displays, which in this case Apple has taken to brand as Liquid Retina XDR. While most reviews heap praise on the display and the more contrasty colors it offers thanks to the use of the technology, many have pointed out a problem and that is blooming.
Zagg’s Pro Keys Will Bring Trackpad Functionality To Non-Pro iPads
As far as Apple’s official iPad accessories are concerned, the company’s Magic Keyboard keyboard folio pretty much supports the iPad Pro models only. This means that if you’re not an iPad Pro owner, you might miss out on certain features like the trackpad, but there is some good news on that front.
Don’t Worry, The M1 iPad Pro Fits Just Fine With The Last-Gen Magic Keyboard
When the M1 iPad Pro was officially announced, the external design of the tablet looked the same as its predecessor, but based on the dimensions, it is ever-so slightly thicker. This led to concerns that the new iPad Pro would not fit the last-gen Magic Keyboard accessory. Apple later released a support document which suggested that it would, but might not be a perfect fit.
2021 iPad Pro Benchmarks Are Pretty Impressive
When Apple announced their latest iPad Pro, it was actually a bit of a surprise that the company opted to go with the M1 chipset instead of an “X” or “Z” variant of their A-series chipset. However, it seems to have been a wise decision because based on the benchmarks of the tablet, it is handling itself very well.
Updated iPad Mini Expected To Arrive Later Than Expected
Apple’s updates to its iPad mini lineup have been rather lackluster, but not surprising given that Apple seems to be more interested in its higher-end iPad Pro series. However, it sees that a refresh could take place later this year, albeit slightly later than expected, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Apple’s New iPad Pros Are Already Seeing Shipping Times Slip
A week ago, Apple announced their new iPad Pros. The new tablets have recently gone on sale but it seems that if you were still on the fence about whether or not to get it, you could now be facing massive shipping delays. This is because according to a report from Bloomberg, it looks like shipping times for the new iPad Pros are slipping.
First-Gen Magic Keyboard Will Work With New iPad Pro, But Might Not Be A Precise Fit
When Apple launched their new iPad Pro, it was later revealed that the 12.9-inch model would not be compatible with the first-gen Magic Keyboard. This is because the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro measures 0.5mm thicker than its predecessor, which means that it won’t fit the older Magic Keyboard, or does it?
Apple Warns Of iPad And Mac Shortages In Second Half Of 2021
Planning to buy a new iPad or Mac computer? If you are, then you might want to do so soon. This is because during Apple’s earnings call for the second quarter of 2021, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook revealed that we might have to anticipate iPad and Mac shortages in the second half of 2021.