Tablet Tuesday: Get an iPad Pro 12.9 with 2-year warranty for $589 – CNET

For a limited time, and while supplies last, Daily Steals has the Apple Certified Refurbished iPad Pro 12.9 (32GB) for $589.99 shipped when you apply promo code cheapschool at checkout.

That price includes Daily Steals’ extended two-year warranty, which would normally add $59.99. The tablet is available in your choice of silver or space gray.

This is a very unusual deal in that most refurbished iPads are not Apple Certified, meaning it’s tough to gauge what condition they’ll be in. These Pros should look and operate like new, complete with the new casing and battery Apple provides when you buy refurbs directly.Speaking of which, Apple charges $679 for a refurbished iPad Pro 12.9. This is less, obviously, and you get that extremely awesome extra warranty.

Source: Tablet Tuesday: Get an iPad Pro 12.9 with 2-year warranty for $589 – CNET

 

June 13, 2016

Apple World Wide Developer Conference  2016

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Highlights from Apple WWDC16

“The App Store started 8 years ago, with a little over 500 apps. Recently we passed a major milestone — we now have over 2 million apps.”

The Mac, changed personal computing. The iPhone, changed phones forever. The iPad, magically transforms a glass canvas into anything you want it to be. Our clearest vision of the future of computer. Apple Watch: Ultimate device for a healthy life. Apple TV: something something biggest canvas.

watchOS, tvOS, OS X, iOS. “We’re going to move each of these platforms forward today, and we’d like to get started with watchOS.”

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“People are actually switching between faces for different occasions, and we’ve made that really simple.” Just swipe to change faces. Another totally new UI pattern that replaces Glances.

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New feature: SOS on the Watch. Press and hold on the side button, it calls 911.

Works through your phone or on Wi-Fi. After you’re done calling 911, it pulls your locations and messages your friends. Then it shows your medical ID, which is another new feature.

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“You can actually set smart notifications to remind you to breathe.” Turn the crown to set how long you want to breathe for, close your eyes and haptic feedback will guide you.

“You can actually set smart notifications to remind you to breathe.” Turn the crown to set how long you want to breathe for, close your eyes and haptic feedback will guide you.

Free upgrade this fall. “It’ll feel like a whole new Watch.”

Apple-TV

“The future of TV was apps. The response to Apple TV has been incredible.”

Sling coming to Apple TV. Fox Sports Go

“Siri changed the way we interact with our television because now we just tell it what we want to watch.” Now you can search for categories of movies. Can just say “find high school comedies from the ’80s.”

“A big part of your TV experience is live channels… we’ve got a great new feature called Live Tune-In.” You can just say Watch ESPN2 and it’ll pop open.

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  OS X the name has been with us for over 15 years, and it’s served us well. We realized there’s a name that’s so much clearer, and so much simpler.” Renamed to macOS!

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When you shop online, you’ll have an Apple Pay button. When you pay, you’ll get a prompt to authenticate on your phone or watch with TouchID or a tap on the wrist.

Siri now on the macOS Desktop

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iOS 10 for iPhone

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Big Siri Updates

Messaging support for Slack and WhatsApp, WeChat. Ridebooking with Uber, Lyft, and Didi. Photo Search in Shutter, Pinterest. Pause and stop workouts in Runtastic and RunKeeper.
Send payments with Square. VoIP calling with Spark, Vonage, and Skype.

Can offer up relevant contact info, read messages to pre fill calendar events.

Apple Photos

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“We love capturing so much of our lives on our cameras… we want to give you easier ways to find and experience photos your taken.”

facial recognition on the iPhone, happening directly on the phone

All done with your privacy protected

Apple Memories

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New tab at the bottom of photos called Memories, which shows you highlights and people, a map of locations, and related memories.  This is very cool

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Apple Maps

navigation and traffic information

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Apple Music

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Apple News

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iMessage now has rich links, including in line video – Rich links open videos & images quickly and easily

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Email Voice Transcriptions

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Messages will highlight all the words that map to emoji in a message and let you tap to turn them into an emoji so you dont have to search for the right emoji

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iOS 10 developer preview today  -public beta in July at beta.apple.com

iOS 10 available to everyone this fall


Gucci iPad Case Online Exclusive

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The Wait is finaly over… we call it, the iPad.” It’s official.

After months of rumors Apple announced their new Apple iPad PC – from what Ive seen it, even though it lacks ink functionality it seems to have everything else you could want in a 1.5 pound package.   I look forward to getting my hands on one to review for all of you.

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And we call it, the iPad.” It’s official.

9.7-inch IPS display, “It’s half an inch thin and weighs just 1.5 pounds

the iPad pricing starts, not at $999, but at $499.”

teve Jobs Live from the Launch event:“As you know, Apple builds the same multitouch sensors in the world.” And it has multitouch on this. It’s powered by a 1GHz Apple A4 chip, and has 16GB to 64GB of flash storage “And it screams.”

802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. 30-pin connector, speaker, microphone, accelerometer and compass.

“And it’s got battery. What is the battery life of this remarkable new device?” 10 hours of battery life.

“A few other things…I’d like to talk about iTunes.” It syncs like an iPhone with your Mac or PC over the 30-pin cable. You sync everything: photos, music, movies, TV shows, contacts, calendars, bookmarks and applications, like the iPhone. Even backups.

And now, wireless networking. It has Wi-Fi, but there are models with 3G.

What does it cost for the data plans? In the US, companies charge $60 for a data plan for laptops. But, “we’ve got a real breakthrough here. We’ve got two awesome plans for iPad owners.” The first is 250MB data a month for $15.

And if you want unlimited data for $30 a month.

all iPad 3G models are unlocked, and they use GSM micro SIMs, so if your carrier offers micro SIMs, “they’ll just work.”