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Apple 12.9″ iPad-PRO Challenges Traditional PCs & LapTops on Friday November 13th โ€ข PreSales begin November 11th ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

November 10, 2015

๐ŸŽ Apple iPad-Pro 12.9″ High Resolution, High Power iPad is now Ready for Prime Time to Challenge PCs, LapTops, focused on the Enterprise & Education Markets.

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO is available for Sale Friday, November 13, 2015 at Apple Stores in 40 Countries, plus Network Retailers such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, their on-line pre-Orders began Wednesday, Nov 11th, Retailers are now accepting on-line orders. A current look at Apple.com’s on-line Store shows (as of Today 11/12):

Shipping Dates of Nov 24 through Nov 27 as the Fastest Delivery dates for an added $10 fee, or save the Fee to get Free Delivery of Nov 27 – Dec 1st.

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO Presentation Video: Apple produced a movie giving an impressive view of the Look & Feel of the new iPad PRO; a worthy 3ยฝ minute view: http://goo.gl/x7DyIM

Have $1000 to spend on a PC?? The iPad PRO is Perfect as a Communication Tool, On-line web-Browsing is the best, (or any sized iPad to suit your portability needs). Surely, once you Browse the WEB with iPad’s touch-screen… You’ll Never go back to a “PC.” iPad PRO with its Brilliant 5.6MP Display, its Power and Speed, is everything you’ll need. But, if you’re an AutoCad Architect or a Commercial Video Editor, then a $5k Tower may be for you.

I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?” “Yes, the iPad PRO is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many, many, many people. They will start using an iPad and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their iPhones….” so says Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, Inc.

Its the Software Stupid. The iPad is supported with Thousands of outstanding Apps, transforming your iPad into a high resolution Document Scanner, Automobile Co-Pilot, Point-to-Point Mapping, directions, real-time ETA to your Destination, a HDTV Movie Maker, Picture Taker, Image Editor… Remember, “computers” and particularly iPads are just packages of high-technology, but with the Apps (software) the iPad truly comes “alive.”

CUPERTINO, California โ€” November 9, 2015 โ€” Appleยฎ today announced iPad Proโ„ข is available to order online on Wednesday, November 11, from Apple.com and will arrive at Appleโ€™s retail stores, select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers starting later this week. Apple Pencilโ„ข and Appleโ€™s new Smart Keyboard, also available to order on Wednesday, bring breakthrough levels of precision and utility to iPad Pro.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2015/11/09Epic-12-9-inch-iPad-Pro-Available-to-Order-Online-Wednesday-Arrives-in-Stores-Later-This-Week.html

๐ŸŽ Apple iPad-PRO designed as a 12.9″ iPad “Retina” high-resolution display offering a 5.6 million pixel display, with a pixel dimension of 2732 by 2040 pixels, (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 iOS9 operating system, which is a very High-power, Compact-code, Stable, Anti-virus, Malware-rejecting, and User Friendly, easy to use operating system. http://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO, Everything You Wanted to Know, but did not want to watch the 2ยฝ hour Media event last week. We’ve got it summarized in this Article. However, directly below is the Link in case you missed Apple’s Keynote Address announcing the New iPad PRO, the New iPhone 6S, and the New Apple TV: http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2015/

๐ŸŽ There is Magic behind all of the iPads due to their “Ease of Use” + “Power” + “Stability” due to the iOS9 operating system contained therein. Couple iOS9 with the Apple’s huge array of Apps, (literally hundreds of thousands) these high resolution touch-screen iPads, are transformed into efficient Communications and Productivity tools.

๐ŸŽ iPad is My Go-To Tool for almost Everything. One thing that Marilyn and I have experienced, for Writing, Social Networking, eMails, Viewing Videos and Pictures, there is no better device than the iPad. I’m not a “Gamer” but I’m told the iPad is the best device for games of all types. Many folks have been buying a traditional PC, not realizing that for over 90% of all “computer” users, the iPad actually exceeds the requirements that they expected from a PC.

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO, takes the iPad to an advanced level of display fidelity and resolution, in addition to twice the onboard RAM memory, processing power, and graphics speed, Over 10 hours of Use between charges. Add to the iPad PRO, the ๏ฃฟPencil, on-screen ultra high resolution drawing is Now.

๐ŸŽ Apple introduces a New Product every few years, that reinvents product[s], that redefines the industry standards of quality, functionality, and ease of use, for products we didn’t think we even needed. Apple did this in mid-2007 with the release of the first iPhone, even though there were a dozen smartphones available in an already crowded field of handhelds. In April of 2010 with Apple’s release of their first iPad, into a crowded field of existing “tablets.”

๐ŸŽ Apple has done it again with iPad Pro, with its announcement of the long-rumored and hotly anticipated iPad Pro… Yes, for a Huge percentage of the market-place, the iPad Pro represents a true PC Replacement, likely a reason that that global PC sales have yearly fallen by double-digits ever since the iPad was released in mid-2010.

๐ŸŽ Folks may say… โ€œItโ€™s just a Bigger iPad, so what’s the big deal…โ€ In a few ways these folks are right, iPad PRO is surely a bigger iPad. However, as youโ€™re about to learn, those folks are missing the point in many other ways.

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO is a Behemoth of a Device. With iPad PRO’s whopping 12.9″ Retina touch-screen display consisting of 2,048 pixels by 2,732 pixels, an ultra-high definition resolution… think about this resolution with this TV comparison. Being familiar with the readily available 50″, 60″ and 65″ High definition Flat Screen TVs for example, in many homes these days, represents an amazing level of clarity and fidelity while watching Live Sports broadcasts, its like being there…

๐ŸŽ iPad Pro Compared to a HDTV. One’s Flat Screen 50″, 60″, 65″, and now 70″ HDTV resolution is 1080 pixels by 2048 pixels, which equates to 2.2 million pixels for each HDTV video frame, shown at 30 to 60 frames per second, on your HDTV screen. The iPad Pro with its 5.6 million pixel resolution is more than Double HDTV resolution of 2.2 million pixels TV video frame. Imagine 5.6 million pixels compressed into a 12.9″ display, quite amazing, making the iPad Pro arguably the most pixel-dense, Cinematic Tablet display on planet earth.

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO, itโ€™s not only the Pixel Count that makes the iPad Pro so special, itโ€™s also the touch-screen’s display-size. Once you browse the internet with a touch-screen display, going back to a traditional PC is depressing. The iPad PRO provides roughly a 78% Screen-Size increase over the existing iPad Airโ€™s 9.7″ Screen, thus exceeding all Netbook resolutions by far, and most if not all Laptop computers presently available.

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO represents a Package of Technological feats of unprecedented proportion, which provides to iPad PRO users, a very generous geography within which to conduct one’s Work, ultimately facilitating enhanced creativity, and productivity potentials to new heights. Couple the iPad Pro to Apple’s new $99 ๏ฃฟPencil for incredible drawing and notation capabilities.

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO houses an array of impressive hardware components as well. At its core, is Apple’s custom designed 3rd generation A9X processor with its M9 motion coprocessor, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR3 ultra-high-speed RAM. This represents Two to Four times the RAM of all previous iPad iterations. iPad PRO’s infrastructure makes it comparable to, and in many cases, a more efficient and powerful specification than many desktop computers that are currently available.

๐ŸŽ iPad PRO features a unique 4 speaker-driver array, positioned at each corner of the iPad Pro, that “intelligently adapts” to the orientation of the iPad Pro is being held in your hands. This sound-system ensures that you’d be getting an immersive, premium audio experience at any orientation, when gaming, movie watching, video viewing, and tele-conferencing.

๐ŸŽ Apple iPad-PRO, the PRO-sized 12.9″ iPad, has true Multi-Tasking capabilities with the iOS9.1 to be released in November. Among things this means with the iPad PRO, folks may have Two separate Apps operating side-by-side simultaneously on the iPad PRO, a feature particularly important to Document Writers, Authors, Researchers, Enterprise users, and for a vast number of Educational purposes. Many Public Schools and Universities globally are providing for their Students pre-packaged iPads with Text Books.

๐ŸŽ Know this, I’ve been writing all my Articles (currently 693 articles have been published globally) using my trusty 128 GB, AT&T, Space Gray, traditionally sized 9.7″ display, iPad Air 2, coupled to Logitech’s UltraThin Keyboard Cover, a $1000 package. To be sure, I will be upgrading to the iPad PRO coupled to either Apple’s new $169 Keyboard cover, or Logitech’s premium “CREATE” iPad PRO keyboard cover.

๐ŸŽ Apple iPad PRO engineers have been working with Logitech’s engineers months ago, apparently in effort to have Logitech’s Keyboard Cover available concurrently with the release of the iPad Pro this November. Other than one promotional image, Logitech has yet to fully disclose the full description and look to their new CREATE keyboard Product.

๐ŸŽ Logitech’s CREATE line for iPad PRO. Beautifully productive. Uniquely connected, and will be available the same [release] day as iPad PRO, sometime in NOVEMBER, 2015. Smart is beautiful, and with the new iPad Pro Smart Connector, it is also powerful. Logitech has been working closely with their friends at Apple to design the CREATE Keyboard, the perfect companion for Apple’s biggest, boldest iPad Pro.

๐ŸŽ CREATE is being branded as Logitech’s best iPad keyboard, which is [literally] powered by the iPad Pro via the iPad Pro’s Smart Connector. The keyboard never needs charging, as it draws power from the iPad Pro’s high capacity LiON battery. With a direct magnetic connection, the smart connector, the keyboard does not needs the traditional bluetooth pairing. Logitech’s CREATE will provide the world-class typing experience Marilyn and I have come to expect from Logitech.

๐ŸŽ When Writing a Paper or an Article on the Left-Side, for example, while simultaneously using Google Search on the Internet for research on the Right-Side, side-by-sde, or when writing an Academic Paper that requires mathematical calculations with Pages App on the Left-Side and simultaneously having the RLM’s 19BII Calculator App (operates and looks exactly like a hand-held HP-19B-II calculator) on the Right-Side to make the calculations… With Apple having their huge array of productivity Apps, being able to run Two APPS simultaneously will truly challenge one choosing traditional PC computers.

๐ŸŽ ๏ฃฟPencil is a new iPad PRO accessory, for the iPad PRO Only, as the display is uniquely capable of “reading” the ๏ฃฟPencil. This $99 item is capable of drawing, shading, fine lines, broad lines, with a sampling rate of 240 cycles per second for super-smooth drawing at the pixel-level. This is a revolutionary product, a reinvention of the electronic pencil, in that “systems” costing several thousand dollars have trouble competing with this wireless miracle wright and drawing instrument.

๐ŸŽ Apple delivering larger 12.9″ display is a perfect size to compete with the tasks generally performed on 13″ to 15″ laptops and many desktop computers, yet maintain the minimalistic footprint, light weight of 1.6 pounds, with a 10 hour all-day battery power. Combine the iPad Pro with a Logitech’s “Create” Keyboard Cover, transforms the iPad Pro into an UltraThin, lightweight, high power, high speed, touch-screen laptop with 4GB of RAM, 128 GB Storage, and LTE mobile and WiFi connectivity. So sad we have to wait until NOVEMBER for the Release.

๐ŸŽ LOGITECH UltraThin Bluetooth Keyboard. Presently I have the iPad Air 2 coupled to Logitech UltraThin Keyboard Cover, creates 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 when Internet Browsing with touch-screen capability… tap onto a link, and the display travels to the new web-site. When I use my 13″ Macbook Pro Laptop, I feel like my hands are tied, having to use the mouse-like touch-pad navigation below the key-board. IMHO, the Macbook will eventually incorporate touch-screens, or else MacBooks will eventually cease to grow sales.

๐ŸŽ Think about it, a large display iPad with an amazingly fast full featured iOS9, 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 vs Utility Equation” requirements of their users of the 11″, 13″, 15″ and 17″ MacBooks. So it makes common sense that iPads will 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 has been writing about the iPad Pro topic several years ago. Folks that know me are aware that I do 98.6 degrees of everything I write on my iPad Air2. However, with Apple delivering a super-charged 12.9″ iPad retina, I’ll be acquiring the iPad Pro, and will be in great shape come NOVEMBER to do my research, write articles for FAU4U2, and do my Photo-Editing and Video-Editing.

๐ŸŽ APPLE Please take Note: A few things that I miss migrating to the World of iOS8 and iOS9 is the lack of a MAC styled file-system, where one can find, search, retrieve a particular FILE or JPEG 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 The Link below will take you to an article written by Linda Dong that compares Apple Pencil with Wacom’s Cintiq writing instrument systems: http://www.lindadong.com/blog//apple-pencil-vs-wacom-cintiq

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 This new iPad Pro, is a portable or desktop computing “game changer” as it employs the Apple iOS9 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″ Retina-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 October, 2015 is offering 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 into 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 will have a more robust electronics package, like 4GB of RAM. 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 (not happening)

๐Ÿ”ท more Memory say 4GB, (a Big Yes)

๐Ÿ”ท more Storage say 64GB and 128GB (thats a Big Yes).

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

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

๐Ÿ”ท more Real Estate: 12.9″ Touch-Screen Retina Display. (a Big Yes)

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 Logitech’s CREATE keyboard.


๐Ÿ”ท http://www.slashgear.com/iphone-5s-retina-2-and-ipad-maxi-the-latest-apple-rumor-grist-28283897/#disqus_thread


๐Ÿ”ท http://www.etnews.com/news/device/device/2774001_1479.html#ystfuv



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