Sprint has rolled out its own iPad Pro pricing plan for buyers who can't afford to pay $1,079 up front. Sprint customers can decide to go with the Sprint Easy Pay plan for $200 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $36.67. This will nab you a 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi plus cellular model, which is normally retails for $1,079 from apple.com.
Time Magazine has released their Top 10 Video Games of the Year and the mobile title Prune was selected as the number one video game for 2015. This marks the second time a mobile title has been selected as the number one game on Time's top 10 list. Last year the steampunk title 80 Days took the top honors.
Since it was announced in September developers have been busy updating their apps with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil support. Several popular apps such as Google Chrome have been updated with multitasking support and games like Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade take advantage of the tablet's 12.9-inch screen and new A9X processor. Here's a quick look at some iOS apps that work well with the iPad Pro.
Apple last week released a support document acknowledging that some iPad Pro models are freezing for an unknown reason. The support document was released after Apple support forums and other social sharing sites such as Reddit started filling up with complaints about unresponsive iPad Pro models. The problem seems to occur mostly after a user charges his or her iPad Pro.
There aren't a lot of iPad Pro accessories available at this time, and the biggest complaint with what is available is the lack of an Apple Pencil option. This means that the current cases do not offer a way to store or carry the $99 stylus alongside your 12.9-inch tablet. Even the announced but unreleased cases from trusted accessory makers such as Zagg and other popular companies lack Apple Pencil support. You can see a list of upcoming and available iPad Pro cases here, and a few carrying cases and sleeve options here. Today we're looking at some iPad Pro case options with Apple Pencil support from crowdfunding websites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
The Apple forums and Reddit are full of complaints from customers who claim that their iPad Pro models are freezing while charging. In an Apple forum post titled, "iPad Pro shuts off while charging and requires a hard reset to turn on," users darkfire.shadows reports that their new iPad Pro model shut down three times while charging. The user was forced to perform a "hard reset" to get the device to begin working.
Apple this week finally added categories to the Apple TV App Store. Upon launch the App Store only included the sections Featured, Purchases, and Search. This made it difficult for users to find what apps were available on the App Store without searching for a specific title. The App Store now includes a Top Charts section, an Entertainment section and Games section. Apple is expected to rollout more subcategories to the Apple TV App Store in the future.
Mobile accessory maker Zagg is holding a 24-hour Black Friday preview. All InvisibleShield screen protectors for tablets are 25% off until midnight. You can take advantage of this deal at zagg.com while using the promo code: 25OFFTABLET at checkout.
The iPad Pro should be right around the corner now that the fourth-generation Apple TV is officially available. Some rumors are pointing to a November 11 launch, but nothing has been officially confirmed. We do know that the iPad Pro is slated for a November release and that it is time to start preparing for its arrival. First you must consider if you're going to ditch your old 9.7-inch iPad for the more powerful 12.9-inch version. If have already made up your mind and plan to pre-order an iPad Pro, then here are some case and keyboard case options for you to consider.