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Linus Tech Tips explains why Apple “screwed up” new iPad Pro

Published: 18/Apr/2020 20:04

by Alan Bernal

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Apple is trying to reinvent how people optimize their productivity on-the-go with the iPad Pro 2020, but Linus finds it hard to see how much of an upgrade the new tablet really is.

There’s a slim, but present, market for people who want their workspace to be as mobile as them. Though there’s a sacrifice in the hardware of the device, Apple aimed to make up the difference with thoughtful new features on the iPad.

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But it didn’t hit the mark for Linus, with the YouTuber coming down on the integrated mouse-support, the tech inside that is the same as the year before, and built-in components that Apple are fixing at a later date.

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Apple’s new iPad Pro wants to be more like a computer, but in tablet form.

“[Apple] are trying to help the iPad Pro become more useful as a computer with iPad-OS specific features,” he explained.

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In marketing the device, Apple wanted the iPad to become the “new way for you to take notes, make music, or create a presentation” but Linus couldn’t help but be confused at the direction the 2020 tablet was taken.

Previously, the iPad came with features that were not only unique to the tablets, but made the experience on the device entirely its own. That isn’t as prevalent in the latest iPad Pro.

“Instead of leaning further into the iPad Pro’s identity as a unique, hand-held computing device, it seems like Apple has decided it wants to make the iPad Pro into a bad MacBook after all,” Linus said.

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The tablet’s bizarre take on a mouse-pointer, the confusing settings for said mouse-pointer, its near-identical hardware to the 2018 iPad Pro, as well as the subpar LiDAR (Light detection and range) compared to its predecessor, drags the 2020 iPad Pro to the point where Linus thinks Apple “screwed this up.”

A lot of the sentiment didn’t revolve around the device itself being bad, just that it seemed to go in a lopsided direction, unlike the version before it.

Some features in the iPad Pro 2020 actually worked better, albeit marginally, than the 2018 version.

The state of the iPad left Linus wondering who were the “unicorns that Apple are searching for, who need more than an iPad and less than a Macbook.”

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While Apple introduced a few upgrades in the iPad Pro 2020, it wasn’t enough to separate itself further as the revolutionary mobile workspace it was aiming to be.

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How to watch Apple’s iPhone 12 launch event: livestream, what to expect

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:27

by David Purcell

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Apple have finally confirmed that an iPhone 12 launch event will be taking place in October, and here’s how to watch along. 

With iOS 14 now up and running for users, it was only a matter of time before Apple would pull the trigger on their next series of smartphone. Now, they have confirmed the time and place we can expect to see it for the very first time.

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Their last event, in September, focused mostly on the next evolution of Apple Watches.

The iPhone 11 released back in September 2019, so there’s been quite the gap since we’ve seen new phone technology from Apple. So, let’s take a look at when it will start and what to expect now that we know it’s finally being unveiled.

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Apple iPhone 12 event start time

Screenshots of online invitations have been flooding the internet since they first started appearing, seen below from Tech Radar’s David Lumb.

As seen in the post, the iPhone event starts up on October 13 at 10am PDT (1pm ET, 6pm BST, 7pm CEST).

How to watch iPhone 12 Apple stream

The broadcast will be going live at the aforementioned time on Apple.com, so all you need to do is visit their website to get a glimpse. The events are also be streamed on YouTube, embedded below.

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No doubt, however, thousands of people will be posting images of it onto your timelines during the event. You can also add the date and time to your calendar on your current device, using the invitation itself – if you received the alert.

What to expect from iPhone 12 event

According to TechRadar, there could be four phones revealed during the course of the event. This would break the trend of recent years, where it’s all been centered around a single flagship with a Plus or Pro version to boot. Though, we don’t have long to wait to find out if this is accurate.

The title of the event is actually “Hi, Speed” so we should expect to see a first look at Apple’s integration of 5G.

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There’s also been reports – such as that of The Verge – which notes the tech giants are working towards the release of self-healing screen technology, where it smoothens out cracks in high heat scenarios. While not confirmed for this event, potentially we may also get a sneak peek at that as well.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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