Pad & Quill's Announces Leather Oxford Case for iPad Pro 10.5-inch

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Pad & Quill announced this week the Oxford case for iPad Pro 10.5-inch. I love leather cases, and I’m a big fan of Pad & Quill’s designs, and I think this case looks good. It’s made from American full-grain leather and it’s stitched with parachute-grade stitching. It also includes a built-in Apple Pencil holder, so yay! Lastly, it will serve as a stand and is compatible with Apple’s Smart keyboard. Oh, and it has a 25-year warranty. 😂 It’s $129.95.

Pad & Quill’s Announces Leather Oxford Case for iPad Pro 10.5-inch

iPad Pro 12.9-inch Shootout Video: 2015 vs. 2017

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

John Kheit does an iPad Pro 12.9-inch shootout for the 2015 and 2017 models. He shows how much Apple Pencil lags on each iPad, and does some benchmarking with Geekbench 4, as well as a drive speed utility.

Who Needs the New iPad Pro - TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-14

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss who the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are best suited for, plus they look at where the iMac Pro fits in Apple’s product matrix.

John Kheit's Unboxing and Hands On with Apple's New iPad Pro 12.9-Inch

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

John Kheit just got himself a shiny, new iPad Pro 12.9-inch.  He unboxes a maxed out 512GB cellular model, and offers his initial impressions. Highlights include the 120Hz refresh rates and the Touch ID button.

Every Apple Hardware Announcement at WWDC 2017

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

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It’s a lot to wrap our heads around, so we put together this list of all of Apple’s hardware announcements, with links to more info.

Watch Apples New iPad Pro 10.5-inch Commercial

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Apple released new iPad Pro models today at WWDC. It has a lot of great features, and to show it off there’s a new iPad Pro 10.5-inch commercial on YouTube. Just as big as the new iPad Pro itself are more multitasking features in iOS 11 for the device. It will have brand new drag-and-drop functionality, a Mac-like dock, and improvements to Apple’s Notes app. Watch the video below to see the cool stuff. Check it out

Gene Munster Predicts New Apple Products at WWDC

· John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

The Apple analyst Gene Munster, now with Loup Ventures, has provided his predictions for new and updated Apple products at WWDC—which starts June 5th. He includes a probability with each of the four items. Personally, I think the probability for a 10.5-inch iPad Pro should be a little higher, just because Apple is way behind in its iPad refresh cycle. But check out Gene’s estimates and see what you think.

Gene Munster Predicts New Apple Products at WWDC

Apple Increasing 10.5-inch iPad Pro Production Ahead of Launch

· Jeff Gamet · News

10.5-inch iPad Pro may be introduced at WWDC

Apple is reportedly ramping up production of the rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro and expects to ship up to 6 million by the end of 2017. The company apparently started in the March/April window with 500,000 units a month, and has now bumped that up to 600,000.

An Excellent New iPad at a Reasonable Price

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

The new 9.7-inch iPad (left) and 9.7-inch iPad Pro (right) are more similar than different.

There’s a new iPad in town—a 9.7-inch model with the lowest prices ever for a full-sized iPad—priced from a mere $329 for a 32GB WiFi-only model (vs. $599 for the least expensive 32GB WiFi-only 9.7-inch iPad Pro). Dr. Mac has been testing one for a couple of weeks and is convinced the biggest difference between it and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is its price—$270 less than the cheapest  9.7-inch  iPad Pro, without an Apple Pencil or Smart Keyboard  ($99 and $149 respectively).

Apple Pencil and iPad Pro Could Really Feel Like Writing on Paper

· Jeff Butts · Cool Stuff Found

It’s easy to draw, write, and sketch on the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, but it just doesn’t feel the same as when you put a real pen or pencil to paper. It’s slippery, too glossy, and feels like plastic. Furthermore, the Apple Pencil just doesn’t float across the screen the way a good pencil does on high-quality paper. A project on Kickstarter aims to solve that dilemma. The project is PaperLike, and the moniker really fits. The inventor has tried a bunch of different styli and screen protectors, and nothing felt quite right. That’s why he decided to make his own. In addition to making the iPad Pro feel like plastic, the overlay also reduces glare, eliminates fingerprints, and protects your screen from scratches. PaperLike will ship in June 2017, and you can get yours early for 17 Euros.

Apple Loves Outdated Tech and Gives up on Social Media, Plus Electrified LEGO - ACM 403

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Apple appears to be increasingly comfy offering yesterday’s technology at today’s prices, and Bryan and Jeff are all cranky about it. They also talk about Brixo, chrome-plated and electrified LEGO bricks, and Apple’s new Clips app and what it means for social media. Oh, and Jeff had to edit out an F-bomb because Bryan got all ranty.

Apple Says You Can Take Better Notes with iPad Pro in New Commercial

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Screenshot from Apple commercial: iPad Pro - Take better notes

A new Apple commercial makes the case that students can take better notes with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. The spot is a continuation of Apple’s iPad Pro commercials that directly respond to real tweets from real people. There’s also a second spot called iPad Pro — Need less stuff.

New Apple iPad Pro Spot Shows the Power of Apple Pencil to Sign Documents

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has a new entrant in its iPad Pro commercials where the company responds to tweets from real people. The new one is called No more printing, and shows how you can use iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to sign documents. It’s anchored around a tweet from @ROSESplease about printing personal documents on the company printer. I thought these spots were interesting when they launched, and found it interesting that Apple was interacting indirectly with social media and tweets from real folks. As time goes on, however, I find that I don’t think about these adds at all. That certainly wasn’t true with many other Apple campaigns. Then again, I’m not the target demo for these spots. This is the fifth spot in the series, making it likely they’re performing well for Apple.

New iPad Pro and iPhone SE Report - TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-21

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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A report claims Apple will introduce new iPads and an updated iPhone SE in March. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at what Apple may have in store for the iPad Pro lineup, plus they share their thoughts on an updated iPhone SE.