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Apple iPad Pro Release

Just in time for the Holiday season, Apple has confirmed that its latest product, the iPad Pro, will go on sale Wednesday, November 11th. Apple’s cult followers are anxious to get their hands on the 12.9 inch retina display, but before we jump to conclusions, lets see if Apple’s latest release is worth the hype.

Apple iPad Pro

The iPad Pro’s display is 3.2 inches larger than its predecessor, the iPad Air 2 and features a higher resolution on a larger display. It’s a bit larger than the iPad Air 2; the iPad Pro is more than half a pound heavier, but it is 2.08 inches wider and 2.6 inches taller. Of course, it has a faster processor than its predecessors, making it ideal for those needing to take care of tasks efficiently.

Apple has also rolled out productivity-geared accessories, like the Apple Pen and a wireless keyboard, similar to the one featured on Microsoft’s Surface. With these features and accessories, the iPad Pro is aimed at professionals and creatives.

There are only two storage options: 32GB and 128GB. Compared to the iPad Air 2, the iPad Pro cost $250 more and, if you want the added accessories, it can get rather pricey. The Apple Pen will cost an extra $99 and the “Smart Keyboard” will cost an additional $169.

iOS 9: Before You Update…

Once again, Apple has everyone ranting and raving about their latest release. However, when it comes to their latest operating system, iOS 9, users are ranting about issues rather than raving about improvements.
iOS 9 - Download Failed

iOS 9 focuses on performance and stability – increased speed and battery life. The initial rave was that iOS 9 would rectify some of the issues users encountered with the previous operating system, iOS 8. But here’s where the rant begins…

Millions of users attempted to download the new operating system but reported repeated failed attempts. Basically, the software update fails – an error occurs while downloading. Very frustrating.


Now, if you are dying to download iOS 9, there is a workaround. Rather than updating via phone settings, access the update through your iTunes. Users who chose to download the operating system via iTunes reported no problems at all. This eliminates the possibility that high traffic or server strain is limiting the download.

Prior to today’s release, Apple spent nearly 100 days beta testing the operating system. It’s natural to assume that most, if not all, of the glitches were encountered by tested users, identified by Apple, and fixed prior to public release.

Apple has yet to release a statement on the issue. But fear not – you will be able to access iOS 9 and there will be plenty of updates along the way!