It isn't just students getting iPad models this year. Once again, flight crew on a major airline are getting some Apple-branded hardware. This time around, it's the pilots getting the goods.
Earlier this year, Apple launched the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. One of the biggest new elements is its display, which is a change from LCD to mini-LED. Apple received plenty of positive feedback on that display, despite some complaints of blooming. And it turns out Apple's figured out some solutions to bring the mini-LED display to the smaller Pro tablet.
In 2021, Apple started to make the transition to mini-LED displays with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. There have been rumors swirling around for quite some time that Apple would make that change, with more than one device expected to boast the technology in the future. But, at the same time, there are expectations that Apple's true destination is more OLED panels in mobile devices.
The first OLED-based iPads should drop in 2022 beginning with the next iPad Air, with Apple following up with the first iPad Pro models equipped with OLED panels in 2023.
Apple is reportedly considering building iPad Pro models featuring bigger displays than the current 12.9-inch model although such devices are apparently a couple of years away.
Apple put itself in a unique position before the start of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. Not necessarily one it had to find a way out of, per se. However, a lot of people expected Apple to do just that.
The iPad lineup is a range of helpful tools. Whether it's the standard iPad, or all the way up to the iPad Pro, you can get quite a bit done with one of Apple's tablets. And finding the right tools to help with that is important.
Apple's ad campaign under the tagline “Your next computer is not a computer” continues with an unlisted YouTube video that would have you believe PC users are suffering from iPad envy.
iPadOS 15 is on the way. Apple showcased the new software at this year's WWDC. This year was all about cross-platform feature parity, but that's usually the case with iPadOS and iOS anyway. That's certainly the case this year.
Apple's ecosystem isn't just about one device. It's about finding the right way to work across all the different Apple-branded products on your desk. And with two new features coming soon to macOS 12 Monterey (and, technically, iPadOS 15), it's getting a bit easier.
There are some instances where the iPad is missing out on some Apple-specific apps. The Weather and Calculator apps, for instance. And for folks who believe the Translate app would be a good fit for the iPad, well, Apple apparently agrees.
One of the biggest features Apple added with iOS 14 last year was the App Library. It did not make the cut for iPadOS 14 at the time. But Apple is now fixing that, while also expanding widget support for good measure.