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.
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.
The iPad Pro is rumored to be launching around November 11, which means it is time to decide if you want to trade in your old 9.7-inch iPad for a new 12.9-inch tablet. It makes sense to upgrade to the iPad Pro if you already have a larger iPhone 6 or 6s model and want a new iPad that isn't the iPad mini 4. The larger screens of the iPhone 6 models are a good alternative to the 7.9-inch mini, and the iPad Pro is Apple's fastest and most powerful device with its A9X processor and 4GB of RAM.
The iPad Pro is also very expensive starting at $799 for the WiFi-only model. You will probably want to try and sell your old device if you do decide to upgrade. There are several ways to sell your used iPad model, such as eBay, or you can check rates for electronics resellers like Nextworth or Gazelle.
Savage Interactive today updated its sketching app Procreate with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil support. The design app can now support 16K resolution canvases when used on Apple's upcoming 12-inch tablet, and the app will also take advantage of all the advanced features found in the Apple Pencil when the stylus is released sometime this month. The official release notes for version 3.0 of the app lists "predictive touch, coalesced touches, pressure sensitivity" as some of the new features available for the Apple Pencil.
The iPad Pro has two cameras like all of Apple's iOS devices. The rear-facing camera is the same 8MP iSight camera found on the iPad Air 2, and the front-facing FaceTime HD camera is 1.2 megapixels. You can see a complete list of iPad Pro camera features here.
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.
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.