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May 24, 2015

๐ŸŽ Apple iPad-Pro ~ a 12.9″ iPad Pro is Ready for Prime Time to Challenge the 13″ and 14″ PC, LapTop and the Education Market.

๐ŸŽ Apple iPad-Pro is reported to be designed as a 12.9″ iPad “Retina” high-resolution display, (recall the traditional iPad 5 with its 9.7″ retina-display, and iPad-mini retina display with its 7.9″ screen) both using Apple’s iOS system.

๐ŸŽ Apple iPad-Pro, the larger sized 12.9″ iPad is reported to have true Multi-Tasking capabilities with the iOS 9 release. This means with the iPad Pro, one can have Two separate Apps operating side-by-side simultaneously on one iPad, a feature particularly important to Business users and for Education. For example, writing a Paper on the Left-Side, while simultaneously using Google Search and the Internet on the Right-Side, or writing a School Paper that requires some calculations with the Pages App on the Left-Side and having a HP-19 Calculator App on the Right-Side to make calculations…

๐ŸŽ Apple iPad-Pro, the larger 12.9″ display is perfect for Academics and to store digital-Textbooks used in Schools and Universities. Apparently, the iPad Pro is a legitimate product (rumor) as many unrelated sources are touting Apple’s New Product, the iPad Pro.

๐ŸŽ Apple delivering larger 12.9″ display is a perfect size to compete with the tasks generally performed on 13″, 14″, 15″ laptops and many desktop computers, yet maintain the minimalistic footprint. Combine this iPad with a LOGITECH UltraThin bluetooth Keyboard, and the iPad transforms into an UltraThin touch-screen laptop.

๐ŸŽ LOGITECH UltraThin bluetooth Keyboard. Presently I have the iPad Air 2 coupled to Logitech UltraThin Keyboard Cover, which makes for a perfect PC replacement, plus the added benefit of Touch-Screen which is a real plus for document editing… just touch the place on the document to edit, rather than lousing-around with a mouse, a simple Tap onto a word for “spell-checking” and replacement.

๐ŸŽ iPad’s Touch Screen, there is no comparison during Internet Browsing with touch-screen capability, tap onto a link, and the display travels to the new web-site. When I occasionally use my 13″ Macbook Laptop, I feel like my hands are tied, having to use the mouse-like navigation on the key-board. IMHO, if the Macbook does not incorporate touch-screens, they will eventually fade away.

๐ŸŽ Think about it, a large display iPad with an amazingly fast full featured iOS8, relatively inexpensive touch-screen design, coupled with a voluminous inventory of Application Software Apps, all optimized for Apple’s dynamic display that is Touch-Screen. Apple’s history has delivered Laptops in various sizes to meet the “Portability” requirements of their users, like 11″, 13″, 15″ and 17″ MacBooks. So it makes common sense that iPads could come in three flavors: 7.9″, 9.7″ and 12.9″ iPads.

Admittedly, as part of the rumor-mill; however, I must say that yours truly wrote about this topic several years ago. My writing then was not a product-rumor, the article was written about my “Jimmy-Wishlist” an iPad product that I wanted for my work-flow. Folks that know me are aware that I do 98.6 degrees of everything I do on my iPad Air2. However, if Apple delivers a super-charged 12.9″ iPad retina, I’ll be with it and in great shape to do my video-editing too.

๐ŸŽ APPLE Please take Note: A few things that I miss migrating to the World of iOS8 is the lack of a real file-system, where one can find, search, retrieve a particular FILE or Image by name, date, type, or location. Presently in looking for a File or Document in the iOS World, I have to recall which APP was used to create or edit that file, then I have to go to that particular APP and open it to find the File or Image. The other missing file element, is the File Name. There is no apparent method to name a Picture-file and later search for the Image by name.

๐ŸŽ More Industry sources close to the production line and familiar with Appleโ€™s product roadmap say that a 12.9″ display is in the works for a product that may be called the iPad Pro. Apple is reportedly already talking to potential supply-line manufacturers to create this humungous display which is set to be released perhaps October, 2014.

๐ŸŽ Apple is reportedly is planning to launch a much larger iPad with a higher resolution screen this year, 2015. Sources familiar with the matter told Chinese website “Pad News” that Apple and its Chinese partner Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd are testing 5 different prototypes of 12.9″ iPads. These larger sized iPads may feature 2K and 4K resolutions.

๐ŸŽ New iPads may sport double the resolution of iPad Air. Reliable sources say Apple may Announce or Launch the larger-screen iPad Pro in June of 2015. An iPad Pro may launch with a 4K resolution 12.9″ display to hit the market in July, 2015 when the Cupertino-based company updates its product cycle. The current iPad Air with 9.7″ display has 2,048-by-1,536 pixel, or 264 dpi resolution. This display resolution already falls in the 2K category. By definition the Long-Side horizontal resolution of 2000 pixels is referred to 2K, for 2 thousand.

๐ŸŽ Chinese Sources said that an iPad may be built with a 4K resolution would likely have a resolution of 4096 x 3072, exactly double the horizontal resolution of iPad Air which is 2,048 pixels. In order to maintain the same “aspect-ratio” of the iPad Air, then the Vertical dimension would also have to be doubled to 3072 pixels. If this occurred, then the new iPad Pro would have 400% more pixels spread within the 12.9″ display. The new iPad Pro is also rumored to sport 397dpi pixel density, compared to the iPad Airโ€™s 264dpi.

๐ŸŽ Apple will likely actively target 13โ€ PC ultrabooks and notebooks, with the iPad Pro, or whatever Apple chooses to name it, by providing the device with better portability, better battery life, and comparable screen real estate for productivity applications.

๐ŸŽ Another target for the 12.9โ€ iPad, is the educational market, enabling a beautifully display of digital-textbooks. This bigger display is better suited to replace traditional textbooks, just from a size stand point, and Apple with its supply-line partners, are also developing a new display technologies with less weight and less glare, more suited for use in classrooms.

๐ŸŽ Many are now speaking of a 12.9″ iPad, with or without an Apple ClamShell. Being full of suggestions, so whats next in the pipeline… Lets create a iPad-Maxi which would have the appearance similar to the MAC Book Air, but that is where the similarly ends.

๐ŸŽ This new iPad Pro, is a portable or desktop computing “game changer” as it employs the Apple iOS amazingly efficient operating system; that’s right… NOT an OSX laptop, but an iOS9 operating system platform, housed in a “super-charged” iPad-pro with a huge 12.9″ maxi-display.

๐ŸŽ Using an exterior similar to the iPad Air’s foot-print scaled up to a 12.9″ display, the iPad Pro would be “supercharged iPad” with:

๐ŸŽ Touch-Screen Retina-Display, designed to challenge the Post PC traditional 13″ and 14″ LapTop computers

๐ŸŽ Apple 12.9″; iPad optionally housed within the clam-shell lid, by the After Market.

๐ŸŽ Apple will leave the ClamShell feature to the AfterMarketeers like LOGITECH and CLAMCASE.

๐ŸŽ The iPad Pro will redefine the PC Laptop-transition, just as the Apple iPad redefined the Tablet

๐ŸŽ In my humble opinion, Apple gets the message that Computing these days is more to do with Communications than Calculations, knowing the present-day PC laptop sales are eroding by about 15%/year, with tablet and phablet sales. Folks love iPad’s Communications capabilities, its Visuals, Web Browsing, Pictures & Video Viewing, combined with a highly compact, all-day powered, light weight design.

๐ŸŽ As the transition from the PC to the iPad becomes more profound, and assuming the iPad Pro is a super-charged robust iPad, many more Windows PC’ers would migrate to Apple; Conversly, If you want a more compact device, the iPad Air footprint is perfect, as I presently have with the Logitech UltraThin Keyboard Cover, discussed in another Article. If you want more horsepower, then the iPad-Pro described herein would satisfy this need; want even more power then the new 12″ retina MAC Book is it… Want even more Power, then the MAC Book Pro answers this need…

๐ŸŽ Apple’s Macbook laptops are designed with 3 Display sizes: 12″, 13″ and 15″. It is surely reasonable to have the iPad in 3 Display sizes, to serve eveyone’s needs. Apple in April, 2010 Apple released the initial iPad with what Apple believed to be the “Optimal 9.7” Display; Within 24 months the iPad grew to sales of about 50 million iPads/year, which is the iPad’s current sales rate.

๐ŸŽ November, 2012 Apple met the demand for a more-compact iPad Display, when it released the iPad mini; The iPad-mini’s is having incredible success; The iPad Air and the iPad-mini combined sales are about 65 million iPads/year.

๐ŸŽ Apple in 2015 is offering the opportunity of a One-Size-Up to a 12.9″ Display from the original iPad’s 9.7″ Display. After all, once the design of the iPad’s “Internal Electronic Package” is a complete package; however, an evolving package, configuring 3-iPad footprints is a “relatively easy” task: 3-Enclosures, 3-Displays, 3-LiON Batteries, all housing the relatively consistent “Internal Electronic Package” although the iPad Pro may have a more robust electronics package. Leave it to the “After Market” enterprises to fill in the balance of Covers, Cases, Keyboard Cases…

๐ŸŽ Not sure which size iPad or alternative to get for yourself, here is a simple decision-tree to help you along the way.

Lets have a “Super-Charged” iPad…. the iPad-Pro:

๐Ÿ”ท more Hardware Connectivity, Lightning plus a Standard SD Picture Card slot

๐Ÿ”ท more Memory say 4GB,

๐Ÿ”ท more Storage say 128GB base the storage, 128GB add $100, 256GB add $200. Memory is inexpensive, so give the folks a good chunk of it.

๐Ÿ”ท more Connectivity say LTEx, LTE, 4G and 3G Cellular, optional $130 radio package to the WiFi a/b/g/n/ac bands

๐Ÿ”ท faster Processor say 2GHz, coupled to

๐Ÿ”ท more Real Estate: 12.9″ Touch-Screen Retina Display.

๐Ÿ”ท Larger Footprint with an Optonal 360ยฐ Hinged ClamShell provided by the After Market, where the iPad-Pro snaps into the top-shell, similar to the ClamCase design for the iPad-Air.

๐Ÿ”ท Improved Mathematics & Calculating capacity and VIDEO processing engine to the traditional iPad.

๐Ÿ”ท Pricing for the Base model $599 which includes 64GB storage, 2GB RAM, A8 Processor at 3GHz, and priced up to $999 for the fully loaded 128GB, LTE/Cellular version.

๐Ÿ”ท I will be saving my dollars for the $999 iPad Pro for sure.

๐Ÿ”ท My plan, may be selling my iPad Air2 Retina, with 128GB to Gazelle, to help defray the cost of the iPad Pro. OR, I may retain my iPad Air to have the portable iPad retina, and the much larger iPad Pro for those more intense Desk -Top Image Editing, Video jobs, Spreadsheets, or simply a table-top iPad Pro, adding a bluetooth keyboard.



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