iPad Pro Release Date Rumor Brings Pleasant Surprise

iPad Pro Release Date Rumor Brings Pleasant Surprise is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.

Apple announced the iPad Pro last month during the company’s iPhone 6s event, and while Tim Cook and company provided a release window of November, it looks like an iPad Pro release date could arrive on the earlier end of that timeline.

The iPad Pro is Apple’s latest addition to the iPad lineup, coming with the same overall design as the iPad Air and iPad mini series, but comes with a gigantic 12.9-inch display, making it the largest iPad that Apple has ever made.

The tablet obviously comes with some generous upgrades as well, including a faster A9X processor and 4GB of memory for the ultimate performance, making the tablet quite the beast for such a thin device.

While Apple hasn’t directly said who they’re targeting with the iPad Pro, it’s a device that will likely target professionals who work out in the field who need a portable, yet capable device. Photographers, graphic designers, doctors, etc. could all easily take advantage of the new tablet.

iPad Pro Multitasking

However, one thing that many consumers are still waiting on is a release date for the iPad Pro. Currently, Apple has only said that the tablet will release at some point next month, but a solid release date is still unknown. However, a new rumor has provided a narrower time window when the iPad Pro could release.

According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the iPad Pro is rumored to be release at some point during the first week in November, which would put an official release date somewhere between November 2-6 if Apple released the tablet during a weekday.


Furthermore, the Apple Pencil stylus and the Smart Keyboard attachment that you can buy separately will also be available alongside the iPad Pro when it releases. The Pencil will officially be priced at $99, while the Smart Keyboard will have a price of $169.

Read: 11 Exciting iPad Pro Features

There will be other iPad Pro accessories as well that users will be able to buy for the larger tablet, including Apple’s Smart Cover, as well as a handful of third-party keyboards and cases.

The iPad Pro will start at $799 when it releases, which is $300 more than the iPad Air 2, so you’re certainly going to pay a bit more cash for the larger screen and the better performance, but it will give you 32GB of storage instead of just 16GB that’s on the entry-level $500 iPad Air 2.


The iPad Pro is probably overkill for most users, especially if you’re the casual type who could easily get away with an iPad mini, but the larger screen on the iPad Pro will definitely be something that users won’t be able to stay away from, so while the new tablet will most likely be for professionals out in the field, there will also be plenty of regular joes who will buy one up in a heartbeat.

It’s still possible that Apple could hold another event this month to announce new products, but that’s probably unlikely, as the company unveiled new iPads last month instead of this month, and rumors of the iPad Air 3 say that the tablet won’t release until next year.

However, if Apple did host an event this month, that would be a great time to announce an official release date for the iPad Pro. Otherwise, the company could just do it like they did with the iPad mini 2: give a rough release timeline and then randomly release it without telling anyone about an official release date beforehand.

We’ll have to wait and see what Apple decides to do as far as that’s concerned, but it at least might be a good idea to go ahead and mark your calendar for the first week of November to prepare.

iPad Pro Release Date Rumor Brings Pleasant Surprise is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.

Microsoft’s new Lumia phones boast facial recognition, liquid cooling

Microsoft's new flagships have finally arrived. Photo: MicrosoftMicrosoft hopes to tempt you away from Android and iOS with a pair of flagship smartphones that boast built-in facial recognition and liquid cooling. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL scan your eyes instead of your fingerprints for lightning-fast unlocking, and they’re the first smartphones on the market powered by Windows 10. Microsoft’s new devices, which were announced

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Deal: Nexus Player is $50 off at Best Buy

Prospective Nexus Player owners won’t want to pass up on a deal Best Buy is holding. They’re chopping a full $50 off the price of the first Android TV device, which means it’s, well, $50! That’s a pretty nice price tag for a cool-looking set-top box that’ll give you access to a wide range of TV apps.


This is sure to be a hot item for those who thought Google would have a new Nexus Player to introduce at their recent Nexus event. With no sequel in sight it makes more sense now than ever to snap one of these up, and with how affordable Best Buy’s offer is making it we’d say it’d be pretty foolish to pass up. Be sure to head there now and order one if you’ve been in the market.

Microsoft shows off new Surface Pen for the Surface Pro 4

During its hardware event today, Microsoft unveiled its new Surface Pro 4 and showed off it’s new Surface Pen, which it claims is the best stylus to date, going up against the Apple Pencil. While it looks very similar to the Surface Pro 3 Pen, the new Surface Pen has been substantially improved over its predecessor.

The Surface Pen comes in five different colors and will come with interchangeable pen tips for different styles of writing and drawing. It comes with 1,024 points of pressure and is magnetized so it can be stored right in the top of your Surface Pro 4. The new stylus even comes with an eraser on the top, for which Microsoft device chief Panos Panay remarked, “It’s kind of funny, there’s a Pencil out there without an eraser.”

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