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iPad Pro goes on sale

After much anticipation, the iPad Pro is available for purchase. The starting price is $799 for the base-line 32GB model with the most expensive model priced at $1079. Like its predecessors, the iPad Pro is available with silver, gold and space-gray finishes.

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 19.28.08 Despite the similarities in color, the latest iPad model is 78% larger than the iPad Air 2. With a 12.9″ screen and a 5.6 million pixel display, the iPad Pro has the highest resolution display of any iOS device.

The large screen makes the most of the multitasking features introduced in iOS 9 earlier this year. Users are able to run two apps simultaneously on the equivalent of a full-size vertical display.

In addition to the large screen, the iPad Pro has two additional speakers built in to create a stereo sound system that has 61% more back volume than other systems. This will provide a wide frequency range with three times the output of previous models.

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 20.05.41Because of the iPad Pro’s massive size, it is difficult to hold in one hand, but the addition of a Smart Connector along the side of device allows it to connect to a Smart Cover, which houses a keyboard encased in two-way conductive fabric.

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An additional accessory unique to the iPad Pro is the Apple Pencil. A new multi-touch subsystem enables pressure and tilt sensors to allow for variation in line weight, shading and other artistic effects. A lightning cable connector at the end of the pencil allows it to be charged directly from the iPad. Fifteen seconds of charging allows for 30 minutes of use.

Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 22.06.09The iPad Pro, pencil and Smart Keyboard are available for sale in stores and online as of Nov. 11.

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Back to the future: Looking back as Apple looks forward

When Marty McFly traveled to 2015 in the movie Back to the Future, he encountered technology like self-lacing shoes and hoverboards. While technology isn’t quite there yet, it has come a long way since the 1980s.

In 1984, Apple released the Macintosh. It was one of the first personal computers marketed to everyday people, and it received a positive response from consumers and computer experts.

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 15.57.24“The Macintosh is the best hardware value in the history (short though it may be) of the personal computer industry,” wrote computer columnist Bob Ryan in a 1984 inCider article.

Flash forward to 2015, and Apple is now on its sixth form of the iMac and frequently releases iOS and OS X El Capitan software updates.

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The new iMacs include a 21.5-inch model with Retina 4k display and 27-inch 5k model. The current display 14million more pixels and 62,000 times faster graphics than the original iMac.

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 16.24.13The Macintosh mouse was a small, rolling box with one button on the top. It allowed users to navigate a cursor around the desktop in a way they had previously been unable to.

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Accessories available for iMacs include a wireless mouse and track pad which allow users to freely navigate their desktops using multitouch technology.

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 17.25.55 The Macintosh introduced software that allowed users to create a drawing in one program and then copy-paste it into another. This allowed for integration of multimedia in projects created.

Now, users can and photos, artwork and more into their documents. iCloud then allows users to share the documents they create across multiple Apple devices, including the soon to be released iPad Pro.Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 12.11.09

What do you think of the Macintosh? Do you think the iPad Pro will be as revolutionary as it was?