Xiao Wang, a then 17-year-old teen from China, wanted to obtain a brand new iPad 2 and iPhone 4 back in 2011 at any cost. So, he agreed to sell one of his kidneys on the black market. Unfortunately, the underground hospital where the operation took place wasn’t quite up to par to say the least. He received $3,200 for the kidney, which was more than enough for both devices, but it came at a hefty price. “Unfortunately, the operating environment wasn’t sanitized properly, which led to an infection on his wound. Worse still, his parents were kept in the dark about this major operation and only found out when the teen became terribly sick from the infection,” said the report. Read more for a video news report and additional information.
Apple says new 2018 iPad Pro owners may notice a slight bend in the aluminum chassis straight from the box and it’s not a defect, but rather a byproduct of the manufacturing process, caused by cooling the tablet’s metal and plastic components. Unfortunately, since it’s not a defect, Apple Stores may not replace these bent units under warranty or even with AppleCare+. However, the company does have a return policy on brand-new items that lets you return them within 14 days without any specific reason. Read more for additional information and another picture.
The Apple iPad 32GB (Latest Model) still sets the bar for basic tablets, and you can snag one for just $229 shipped, today only, originally $329. For this price, you get a zippy A10 Fusion chip, support for the Apple Pencil and access to immersive augmented-reality apps, in addition to a sharp 9.7″ display. This model weighs in at a very manageable 1.03 pounds and measures just 0.29 inches thick. Its Home button sits beneath the screen to handle Touch ID for logging in, and there’s a Lightning connector on the bottom for charging as well as a headphone jack up top. Product page. Read more for a full hands-on video review and additional information.
Popular YouTube user “JerryRigEverything” decided to test the durability of Apple’s new 11-inch iPad Pro, and as you may have already guessed, the tablet quickly cracked and then folded under pressure. Some claim that it’s due to its expansive use of flat aluminum on the back, as well as the new flat edges for charging the Apple Pencil. Unless you’re another popular video creator with millions of subscribers to earn you ad revenue, we don’t recommend trying this at home, even with Apple Care. Read more for more fascinating images.
Before the Galaxy tablets of today, there was the $5,000 Samsung PenMaster from 1992. The device featured a sleek case, or at least for that time, and was based around an Intel i386SL CPU processor. One other interesting fact is that a re-bodied version was sold as the GRiDPad SL. It ran Microsoft’s newly released Windows for Pen Computing operating system, while the touchscreen relies on a chipset by Wacom, paired with a battery-powered pen. Read More of two more in-action videos and additional information.
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Apple’s new iPad Pro with a stunning all-screen design pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges of the device and integrates Face ID to securely unlock with just a glance. The A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine outperforms most PC laptops, while offering a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage. Plus, a second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time. Interact withing apps in an entirely new way, thanks to a touch sensor built onto Apple Pencil that detects taps. Continue reading for a hands-on video, pictures and more information.
Adobe announced Photoshop CC for the iPad at its annual Adobe MAX conference, offering a full Photoshop experience for your mobile device. “We’re completely rethinking the user experience for a modern touch device. You’ll find it familiar, but also adapted in smart ways for the device. We’ve designed Photoshop on iPad with natural touch gestures in mind to speed up workflow. No exporting, importing, converting to different formats, or fixing whatever didn’t properly convert. It all just seamlessly works” said Adobe. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.
Apple is expected to reveal a new iPad Pro model at their September 12 press event, and the biggest change is rumored to be the addition of Face ID as well as smaller bezels on the 12.9″ display. Other features may include: Apple’s A12X processor, 4GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB of storage space. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
It’s only a matter of time before desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones are all merged into one package, but how would such a device look? Well, if Apple were to take a stab at it, this hybrid design could possibly give us a first look. Simply put, it boasts a foldable design, complete with a stand that can be used to prop up the device, similar to an iMac. Continue reading for more pictures.
Apple has just unveiled a new iPad with support for Apple Pencil and even greater performance, starting at $329 for consumers and $299 for students / educators. Featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display, an A10 Fusion chip and advanced sensors that help deliver immersive augmented reality, and provides unmatched portability, ease of use and all-day battery life. Apple Pencil support delivers a remarkably fluid and natural drawing experience. Continue reading for more pictures, another hands-on video and additional information.