Cook sees iPad revenue rebounding this year; more cross platform products coming
posted by Alan F. / Feb 04, 2016, 7:49 PM
Sales growth for the device could come from this year's eventual release of the Apple iPad Air 3. Based on the leaked images of a case for the device, the iPad Air 3 is going to have many of the features found on the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro, but in a smaller, more affordable package. The iPad Air 3 is expected to have a quad-speaker system, support the magnet based Smart Connector to sync with accessories like the Smart Keyboard, and work with the Apple Pencil. The Apple iPad Air 3 should also feature the Apple A9X chipset under the hood. The tablet is expected to be unveiled next month at a Apple media event.
Cook also spoke at an Apple town hall meeting, and according to those who attended the event, he said that Apple could release more cross-platform apps that would work on both iOS and Android. Apple has a version of the Apple Music app for Android users. Offering iTunes music, book and video sales to Android users could help Apple bring in a ton of revenue considering that Android is the most widely employed smartphone operating system in the world.
Besides discussing the iPad, Cook noted that the 74.8 million iPhones Apple sold in the fourth quarter would cover the combined populations of New York, London, Beijing, and Shanghai. And lastly, the executive said that the Apple Watch was not not only one of the "hottest" holiday gifts, he added that the smartwatch sold more units during its first holiday quarter than the number of iPhones sold during the handset's first holiday quarter in 2007.
source: 9to5Mac, AppleInsider
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iPad Air 2 is the best mobile tablet available.
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 7:52 PM 6
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posted on Feb 04, 2016, 10:10 PM 2
I have to agree with you my man, the pro is amazing. I'm not convinced its price is justified since it's as much as a MB Air, but It is a fairly impressive product. From the battery life, to the speakers, speed, display, and fluidity. It definitely is not as much of a productivity machine as Microsoft's Surface Pro line, but it is certainly a better tablet with a better app selection. I'm glad I bought it, it fits my needs perfectly.
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 11:34 PM 2
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Surface Pro is starting to take the steam out of the iPad Air "sails". When the Surface Phone arrves the heat form those sales will continue to melt iPad sales further. The game changer is feeling the heat from the new game changer on the block.lol
posted on Feb 05, 2016, 4:26 AM 0
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it will rebound cause of iPad air 3, but not for long..
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 7:56 PM 0
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I hate Apple but if they bring iMessage to Android, i would be a happy camper.
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 7:59 PM 6
There are a lot of people that would love to get iMessage on android... unfortunately iMessage is tied to other services like Find My Friends, Siri, iOS keyboard features, and so on (not to mention new forcetouch interactobility) - not sure if it's as easy as porting a standalone app to android
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 8:41 PM 0
I'm going to be honest, the pro is the best tablet I've ever used. Although it cannot completely replace a laptop or desktop, it does 99% of what I need. The battery lasts me between 9-13 hours depending on what I'm doing, and so far there is absolutely zero lag. I just hope that with the model they released this year they have a better solution for propping it up, more akin to Microsoft. If not something built-in, at the very least they need a more effective keyboard, preferably with backlighting like logitech's offerings.
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 8:03 PM 2
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There is a tablet that has all what you ask, is the Surface Pro ;)
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 11:08 PM 1
Microsoft's app selection is nowhere near Apple's. That was my primary reason for not picking up a surface Pro. That, and the IP Pro works seamlessly with the iPhone 6s Plus I have as a work line. The surface Pro is a better laptop substitute due to having a full on desktop OS, but it is not as good of a tablet. Don't give me wrong, it's a great device and windows 10 has lots of promise. But it isn't for me. Not yet anyway.
posted on Feb 04, 2016, 11:45 PM 1
Primarily D.A.W and synth apps, quite a few games, and iMessage/FaceTime. You can run full on programs like cakewalk on the surface pro to the best of my knowledge, but I've had enough bad experiences using audio workstations on windows laptops and desktops that I don't want to be bothered with it again. There's a reason most studios you will ever go into use Macs. And to be frank, there are quite a few apps that do have windows alternatives, but they are not as polished or frequently updated as their Apple or Android versions. That was part of the reason I got rid of my 920, and why I didn't buy the icon or 830. And yes, I'm aware that was sometime ago. But the situation now is not drastically different from but it was then, though it is slowly getting better. Like I said, I honestly don't think the surface Pro is a bad product, but it isn't for me.
posted on Feb 05, 2016, 10:49 AM 0
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Regarding DAW and synth apps, ever used Adobe Audition or Bitwig Studio: http://www.bitwig.com/en/bitwi
As for games, you probably never considered the Steam library, which contains loads of exclusives you'd probably never see on iOS to begin with (not to talk of getting updates for them), many of which are playable on the Surface Pro according to this channel:
Combine that with the Gesture Works GamePlay add-on, and you're playing those games similar to what an iPad version of the game would be, except you have multiple other dimensions of control:
http://gameplay3.gestureworks. d=1&view=0&sort=dd com/index
In the end, use whatever works for you.
posted on Feb 05, 2016, 1:06 PM 0
Yes, I have. But considering that all the equipment I work on already runs on OSX (as does Tree Sounds, and both other studios I go to) I have an iPhone as a business line, and so on and so forth… It made little sense for me to buy the surface Pro. If I want to use steam, I have a Dell XPS One-27 in my basement for that. Among a few other programs I use on it from time to time. Like I said, it isn't for me. It's great that you enjoy it but it wouldn't have fit my needs. And you're right, being satisfied with what you bought is all that really matters. Enjoy your day stranger!
posted on Feb 05, 2016, 2:09 PM 0
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