iPad Overview Updated October 21, 2019

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Introduced in 2010, the iPad was Apple’s “next big thing” following the success of the iPhone. Software wise, it runs iOS, the same mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, with features and optimizations only available on the tablet computer. However, come this fall iPad will gain its own operating system, iPadOS.

iPad is currently available in five Retina display screen sizes: 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, 11-inch, and 12.9-inch. The 12.9″ and 11″ Pro models were last updated in 2018. The 10.5″ Air was updated in March of 2019. The mini was last updated in 2019 as well.

The tablet is at the heart of Apple’s education strategy. For enterprise customers who deploy it in mass, they use mobile device management products like Jamf and Apple Configurator to manage them.

It’s pitched as an “everything machine” in that it can be used for work, play, and everything in between. Official accessories include the Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, and Apple-branded cases. The iPad Pro models support the Apple Pencil 2, and the non-Pro models support the Apple Pencil 1.

If you are considering an iPad, but aren’t sure which model you should pick, we’ve got a handy comparison to help you decide. Are you looking to buy one? Check out the latest deals at 9to5Toys.

Current Lineup:

iPad Stories October 21

Update: Bloomberg now reports that Adobe will also preview Illustrator for iPad at its Max conference in November. The app is scheduled to launch in 2020, the report says.

Photoshop for iPad is nearing its launch, though concerns have grown that key features will be missing at launch. A report from John Gruber at Daring Fireball today explains that Adobe remains committed to the project, even though it might not be as far along as people had hoped.

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Apple’s fall event is now behind us, and most of the other biggest phone launches have happened at this point. Amidst new iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, and Apple Watches (not to mention non-Apple devices!), what are you to do with all your old gear? Recycle it of course! And while you’re at it, why not get some cash for those devices? This month’s trade in values below…

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iPad Stories October 17

Adobe first announced Photoshop CC for iPad in October 2018. Since then, we’ve seen little information about the app beyond a quick demo at an Apple special event. According to a Bloomberg report today, the famous photo editor should be available for iPadOS very soon. However, several features will be missing in this first release.

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Where to watch the Apple TV app: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Roku, smart TVs, and more

The Apple TV app is Apple’s attempt to unify content from multiple channels and providers into a single experience with an Up Next queue of shows in progress, recommendations about what to watch next, and access to your purchases from the iTunes video and movie library.

The Apple TV app is the home for Apple TV Channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz, in addition to Apple TV+ (Apple TV Plus). Apple’s streaming service is only available through the TV app. But you don’t necessarily need an Apple device to enjoy it. The TV app is going to be available in lots of places…

iPad Stories October 15

The Waterfield Muzetto is a gorgeous and practical bag that was originally made specifically for the iPad, and later adapted for different models, as well as for MacBooks.

I absolutely love my 12.9-inch iPad Pro. To me, it’s the perfect compromise between screen size and portability. But a larger iPad did require a larger shoulder bag — and that, and absolutely not the fact that I’m a bagaholic, was the reason for trying this one.

Waterfield is a San Francisco-based company that hand-makes the Muzetto in three different sizes, and helps you choose with a website feature absolutely all bag manufacturers should immediately copy…

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iPad Stories October 14

How to check iPad and Mac Sidecar requirements

Sidecar is a slick new feature that’s arrived with macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13 that lets users turn their iPad into an external Mac display either wirelessly or wired. Follow along for how to check iPad and Mac Sidecar hardware requirements and more.

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