There's been lots of news, discussion, and rumors about upcoming Apple products this week, including Apple Watch, the 12-inch MacBook Air, and the supposed iPad Pro. But that's not all! There's plenty of info on current Apple products as well, such as how you'll be able to view Super Bowl XLIX on your iOS device for free, and 10 advanced tips for OS X Yosemite that you should try if you haven't already.
2015 has barely started, but it's already chock full of interesting Apple happenings, including new reports of an ultrathin 12-inch MacBook Air and the long-rumored "iPad Pro." We've also celebrated a big anniversary, plus there's a new way to preview Apple Watch, as well as a roundup of this week's Apple-related CES news!
How big is too big for an iPad? Our Tuesday Morning Report has a followup on yesterday's iPad Pro news, complete with a video comparing what such a device might look like compared to current iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro models. Steve Jobs is also making headlines again, as is his successor Tim Cook, who popped into Georgetown yesterday to commemorate World AIDS Day. Click to read all the details!
Happy Cyber Monday! Your eyes aren't deceiving you: Apple retail stores are seeing (RED) today in support of World AIDS Day to wrap up a campaign launched last week. Our first Morning Report for the month of December also has details on how the Chromebook is racking up educational sales at the expense of iPad, as well as what we might expect next year from a super-sized version of Apple's tablet. Kick off the month by clicking ahead!
Most rumors agree that Apple's next big reveal will be a 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," but according to a respected analyst, production hiccups may keep Apple from mass producing the device until the second fiscal quarter of next year. And that's not all; Kuo also has some rather grim sales projections for Apple's entire tablet line.
So we have some news of what's coming up in the near future but we also have a few rumors to add to the pile. What's the latest on Apple Watch? And hot on the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, is Apple going bigger and bigger and bigger? And just who does want to play Steve Jobs in a biopic anyway? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
The runaway success of the iPhone 6 Plus no doubt proves to Apple that big is in, but is that success enough to make the Cupertino company turn its back on one of its most highly rated devices? Apparently so, according to a dubious new rumor from Taiwan's Economy Daily News, which claims that Apple plans to discontinue the device in favor of the long-rumored, gigantic 12.2-inch "iPad Pro."
A dubious rumor started making the rounds this afternoon that Apple is planning to make an operating system for its rumored 12.9-inch iPad that includes elements of both OS X and iOS. This is allegedly one of two prototypes for the large tablet: one currently sports only iOS in the style of previous iPads, and the other is the "2-for-1 device" described above.
Well, we're entering the home stretch of the last few weeks before the release of the iPhone 6. Have the spate or articles and leaks and so on dampened enthusiasm or stoked it? Guess we'll find out soon enough. At the very least, this week's been heavy on the iPhone 6 "news" so let's see what we have in the hopper for Labor Day weekend.
Big is in at Apple. We already know that's true for the iPhone based on all the rumors surrounding the 4.7- and 5.5-inch models that are expected to hit shelves later this year, but now Bloomberg is reporting that we'll see a 12.9-inch iPad sometime in early 2015. Naturally, the sources "asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public."