Category: iPad Misc

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ColorSync Support in iOS 9.3 (!)

Shortly after Apple announced the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, I wrote a very quick take on the new True Tone display feature. True Tone automatically adjusts the color temperature of the iPad’s screen to complement the ambient light of your surroundings. For example, have you ever been in a room with warm light and checked ...

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The 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the Missing USB 3 Speed

I write this knowing that it sounds like I have a particularly odd spec fixation, but it’s something my brain keeps coming back to. The newly-announced 9.7-inch iPad Pro (yes, that’s the official name) is in many ways just like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but with a different-sized screen. They’re both powered by A9X processors ...

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iPad Pro 9.7-inch and the Curious True Tone Display

Apple today introduced a 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro, and I think it’s the next iPad for me. Although I really liked the larger iPad Pro (see my review in the Seattle Times), I found myself drawn more to the traditional size of my trusty iPad Air. It was better for reading and certainly better ...

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PhotosApp.Expert on iPad Mobile Workflow

The iPad Pro is prompting us to revisit mobile photo workflows using an iPad, and PhotosApp.Expert has just published a great overview of options: The Quest for a Viable iOS RAW Workflow. Definitely check it out. I have an article coming soon for Macworld about how the iPad Pro stacks up for iPhoto photo workflows; ...

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Quick Lightning to SD Card Adapter Speed Comparison

I’ve just received Apple’s newest Lightning to SD Card adapter, which provides USB 3 speeds when transferring photos to an iPad Pro (see more here). I performed a quick import of 40 Raw+JPEG images totaling 1.5 GB of data using the new adapter and the old one on an iPad Pro. Watch here: Results: Loading ...

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iPad Pro Lightning Port Is USB 3 Speed

Update, Nov. 12, 2015: I just confirmed with a source at Apple that there are forthcoming adapters that take advantage of the USB 3 speeds, but they aren’t yet confirming when they will ship. That’s bare-bones Apple-ese for “Yep, and you’ll find out more when we’re ready.” As iPad Pro units are now shipping, people ...

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iPad Pro Reviews Roundup

The iPad Pro is now officially available: order it from the Apple Store or use the Apple Store app, and possibly even pick one up at your closest Apple Retail store if it’s in stock. Apple is sending a review unit to me at the end of the week, so for now I must scour ...

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Survey Results: The State of the iPad for Photographers 2015

I started September with a question: How are people using the iPad with their photography? Is it really an invaluable addition to one’s camera bag, or is it an occasionally useful item? Is it even being used at all? Sales of iPads have been steadily dropping over the past couple of years, though I think ...

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Check Your Apps Before Upgrading to iOS 9

Today is release day for iOS 9 (10 a.m. PST), which means (1) Apple’s servers will probably be slammed all day and it could take a long time to download and install the update, and (2) not all third-party apps are ready for the new operating system. Before you apply the free upgrade, make sure ...

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Talking iPad Pro at Photofocus

The day after Apple introduced the iPad Pro, Mason Marsh and I chatted about what it means for photographers. What does it add to the game? Is Apple trying to make a Surface? Mason wrote up our conversation in an article at Photofocus: Apple’s New iPad Pro – Laptop Killer or Just a Bigger iPad?