Apple September Event: Finally a tabloid size iPad Pro

iPad ProEverything was bigger and better during the September Apple Event. The room was bigger and filled with even more enthusiastic Apple fans, the new iPhones have the fastest processor ever and promises to do everything twice as fast, the new Apple TV has the same processor and can be used for fast HD games and online shopping, and app developers can now conquer the living room. The big news was the iPad Pro, a 12,8 inch tablet which has to compete with the Microsoft Surface and has quite a few advantages, especially for business use. The larger screen size, the stylus and the keyboard seem to make for an ideal combination between a tablet and a laptop. It will be on sale from November for those willing to spend over 1,000 Euro. Two announcements which interested me most were Live Photos, an automated animated GIF to bring photos to live without difficult manipulation, and 3D Touch which enables the force of your touch to add functions, for example reading your mail, responding to mail and deleting it in one sweep. 3D Touch will definitely be useful for panels on presses and production printers, that is if the operator stays calm when something goes wrong …….



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Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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