Rumors about a 14-inch MacBook Pro have been circulating ever since Apple launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Many consumers and experts had expected Apple to introduce a 14-inch MacBook Pro in early 2020, but the company ended up releasing a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro. Now, it is being reported that we might get to see a 14-inch MacBook Pro and a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a brand new display next year.
Apple makes some pretty decent keyboards for the iPads which include the Smart Keyboard and the Magic Keyboard with trackpad. However, one of the issues with them is that they lack a dedicated row of function keys. The lack of function keys in itself is not a big deal, but they are mostly used to quickly adjust some common system settings which is not possible on the iPad. However, it looks like Apple is working on adding keyboard shortcuts to adjust common iPad settings like the screen brightness or the keyboard backlight.
Microsoft has always ridiculed iPad for not being a real computer, and a lot of professionals supported those criticisms. However, Apple added a lot of features to iPadOS to bring its tablets closer to real desktop computers. Now, a former Microsoft employee has switched over to the iPad as their primary computer.
Apple is held in high regard when it comes to user data privacy and security. However, even Apple products aren’t foolproof and we get to see some vulnerabilities from time to time. A new report states that some iPad, iPhone, and Mac models are vulnerable to short-range attacks via Bluetooth.
Kuo: Apple Glasses Could Launch in 2022, New 10.8-Inch iPad and 9-Inch iPad Mini Coming in 2020 or 2021
Apple has long been rumored to be working on AR (Augmented Reality) glasses. Now, noted industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that he expects the company to launch Apple Glasses in 2022 at the earliest. He has also mentioned that the Cupertino-based brand would launch newer iPad and iPad Mini models soon.
There have been rumors regarding the possible launch of new iPad Pro models in 2020. Now, iOS 14’s leaked code suggests that Apple could launch four new iPad Pro versions to replace the current-generation 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
An unreleased iPad carrying the model number A2229 has been registered by Apple in the Eurasian Economic Commission database. Apple and other companies are required to register their new and upcoming devices with the Eurasian database before they can release it to the public in Armenia, Belarus, Russia, and other countries that are a part of Eurasia.
The production of various Apple products, including AirPods, iPads, iPhones, and Macs, seems to have taken a hit due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, there appears to be an unexpected result of the pandemic, which is working in the iPad maker’s favor.
Apple has filed an application with USPTO for a product that the brand calls an ‘electronic accessory device.’ Going by the patent, it is a docking station for various kinds of devices, such as smartphones or tablets, in the form of a laptop. It will basically add an additional display, a physical keyboard, and a trackpad to your iPhone or iPad.