The iPad Pro and fourth-generation Apple TV will go on sale online at apple.com the last week of October before landing in Apple retail loactions in early November, according to 9to5Mac. Citing "reliable sources" Mark Gurman reports that pre-orders will open for the 12.9-inch Apple tablet in the last week of October. The iPad Pro will then begin shipping the first week of November alongside the revamped Apple TV.
After pulling its previous Beats Pill XL in June due to a fire concern, Apple has released its first Beats wireless speaker with Lightning port since aquiring the headphone company last year. The new Beats Pill+ includes four physical buttons: a power button, play/pause button and two volume controls, according to The Verge, who got an early look at the device.
Microsoft today announced its new Surface Pro tablet-laptop hybrid at its Windows 10 devices event in New York City. The fourth-generation Surface Pro is lighter at 786 grams (1.73 pounds) and thinner than its predecessor at 8.4 mm. It is equipped with a larger 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 2,736-by-1,824 resolution at 267 pixels per inch, and it is powered by a sixth-generation Core Intel processor with up to16GB of RAM. The tablet is 30 percent faster than the Surface Pro 3 and 50-percent faster than the MacBook Air, according to Microsoft.
The iPad Pro will begin shipping in the first week of November, according to MacOtakara. Citing "reliable Chinese sources," the Japanese blog claims Apple's 12.9-inch tablet will launch around the same time as Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 tablet. Microsoft is expected to announce the Surface Pro 4 today at its New York City press event.
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed some additional details about the fourth-generation Apple TV to John Paczkowski of BuzzFeed. The new digital media player from Apple, which begins shipping this month, includes a new universal search option that will allow users to search for content across multiple apps. For example, you will now be able to search for your favorite TV shows by asking your Siri Remote for a specific title or category such as "funny TV shows." Siri will then show you results across all services like iTunes, Netflix, and more.
Apple delaying the iPad Pro release until November has given case manufacturers time to build accessories for the 12.9-inch tablet. Logitech claims they have worked closely with Apple to create their own external keyboard called the CREATE Keyboard Case. The case utilizes the new Smart Connector found on the iPad Pro to do away with charging and Bluetooth pairing.
It's time to look at some of the best cases, screen protectors and accessories for Apple's next-generation tablets. Here are a few options already available for the 7.9-inch iPad mini 4 and larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro. As you probably already know, the iPad mini 4 is available now through apple.com or at Apple retail stores, and the iPad Pro will begin shipping in November.
In all the time I've been doing these App Store recaps I have never seen so few releases. I'm not sure why developers took the week off, maybe it had something to do with iOS 9, or the XcodeGhost malware scare. Whatever it was there were no major iPad releases and very few universal releases this week.
You may have noticed that the "Hey Siri" voice activation feature has stopped working on your iPad or iPhone since you have installed iOS 9.0. This is because iOS 9 disables the "Allow Hey Siri" toggle in your Settings when it is installed. iPad and iPhone users running iOS 9 need to set up the feature again by speaking a series of commands to help Siri recognize their voice. To do this you need to open the Settings app on your iPad or iPhone and navigate to General > Siri. From here you can tap the "Allow Hey Siri" slider so it is green, then follow the prompts to set up the feature.