NOTE: I'm 95% joking about this. It does seem like a missed opportunity for them to sell a second gen Pencil charger if it's the only way to use it with a non-iPad Pro though.
So many choices for novelty, and yet...
I use it on-and-off all day, and when I’m not using it I either toss it on the table or click it back onto the iPad, based on whichever motion is easier. I’ve never thought “ugh, I need to click it back onto the iPad to recharge”.
Sounds like you’ve got a defective battery, mine and other commenters here don’t have that issue.
Besides, doesn’t it get like almost an hour of usage after an absurdly short charge of like a minute?
Who said that?
That sucks. I just lost my 1st gen pencil because it has no attachment or clips. Such a 'beautiful' but impractical design.
16:10 on portrait is far too tall and narrow to use comfortably, while in landscape it's far too wide. 4:3 has a nice balance, and is shaped like a piece of paper, which is extremely useful when reading PDFs. Websites also render in their desktop view in portrait, whereas you get a weird semi-mobile view in 16:10 on portrait due to the breakpoints that have been set on most sites' CSS.
The most mainstream tablet device to have had that ratio was Google's discontinued Pixel C, which was a fantastic device to read on because of it (granted, when the damned hardware worked).
US letter sized paper is 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall.
4/3 is 1.333....
11/8.5 is about 1.29.
It's not 4:3 exactly, but it's pretty close.
A4 and friends are of course not 4:3--and aren't arbitrarily sized.
As already established by sibling comment to yours, 8.5 x 11 is very close to 4:3.
A4 is 297mm x 210mm which is very very close to √2.
It is √2 for the ability to cut paper for mass manufacturing: the difference between the official A4 measurements and a "true" sqrt(2) is 16µm (assuming the short side is the reference).
Aka “very very” close. I didn’t feel the need to be so specific as defining the exact amount of closeness (despite knowing it), but thanks for sharing in case others were curious.
No. AKA the same. When the precision of the cutting implements is lower than the difference between the spec and the idealised ratio you're there. 296.9848mm is not an actual paper dimension which makes any sense.
Neither tsbinz nor sjwright was saying anything about whether 1/√2 is a "perfect size" or not.
The B* series is also 1/√2.
A4 is not a worldwide standard (even excepting NA) either, many countries have different. I wasn’t saying US Letter is a universal standard either, quite the opposite.
My point to be very explicitly clear:
there is no universal size of paper around the globe, so saying something isn’t “paper sized” is entirely irrelevant to anyone besides those who share your definition of the size of paper
> the A and B series of ISO 216, which includes the commonly used A4 size, are the international standard used by almost every country.
A and B series are specific size classes for specific use cases, that there are a number of sizes either historical or completely outside these use cases doesn't make them "not […] worldwide standards".
That's impressive. Which Android tablet from 2014 or 2015 is still supported nowadays?
It wasn't my first choice (I'd have rathered a 7-8" device, and windows application touch support is inconsistent), but the only other option was the iPad Mini and wanted a less locked down device.
On the other hand, they also have nice looking Surface like Windows tablets.
Personally given the whole story with updates (mine is stuck on 5.0) and crippling Java support, I rather go with a Surface like tablet or iPad.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 was announced on the 31st July 2019.
Display: 10.5-inch 2560x1600 Super AMOLED
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Storage: 128/256 GB (expandable up to 512 GB)
Memory: 6/8 GB
Battery: 7,040 mAh
Rear Camera: 13 MP wide + 5 MP ultra-wide
Front Camera: 8 MP
Dimensions: 244.5 × 159.5 × 5.7 mm
Weight: 420 grams
Price: Starts at $649.99
Some iPad apps like Procreate and Affinity Publisher are designed for the pen, but considering that iPads sell in the tens of millions, I'd wager they make up a pretty small portion of the buying public.
I wouldn't hold out for a successor though, Nvidia makes much of the internals of the Switch and I think another Nvidia branded tablet device would be too close to competition for Nintendo to allow.
Nexus 7 owner here. No support, has always needed a better battery, and the sensors need a power cycle occasionally, but I still don't regret the purchase. I mainly use it for videos and reading.
No support in iOS land means no new Safari, Mail, or other built-in apps.
Is that compelling enough, though? Most normal users are bothered by updates. That's why we see better cameras, or other user visible features as a reason to upgrade.
I feel torn on the price of new iPhones - on one hand, spending so much makes it harder to justify the incremental upgrades. And on the other hand, after my experience with the 6s+ I’ll expect my next iphone to last at least 5-6 years as well, so forking out that much money for a smartphone doesn’t seem so crazy any more.
The iPhone 6s is not yet four years old, it was released in late September 2015. Still a good phone.
The main improvement is the camera. It is significantly better.
Not everyone bought in to the tablet craze in the first few years.
You should definitely put any iPad in a case if you need water resistance.
It was one of the best purchases we made. We use Navionics, not only were the charts cheaper for the iPad than our chartplotter. We could also connect to the boats AIS, charging equipment, navigation, and satellite phone. Easily saved us hundreds of dollars on charts. Each component had an optional screen addition (ie. small screen for the AIS) that easily was the cost of an iPad.
For our next boat we're going to drop chartplotters completely and do all our navigation and planning directly on the iPad. Just one 10" chartplotter could buy 4-5 10" iPads.
Add the water / wet environment, and as a previous poster says - no waterproof/resistant rating.
Put it in a watertight case, and expect to change it within 3 years.
Touch ID is a real QOL improvement.
A better camera is actually nice, I don’t understand people making fun of it.
All in all I think there’s a ton to love in this new version. That doesn’t make older ones obsolete, but it’s significantly better I think.
If you're playing videos and using basic apps, it still works great. My wife likes to use Garage Band to jot down ideas and over the years it has gotten a bit sluggish. She also really likes the keyboard case on the newer iPads. If it wasn't for Garage Band she'd probably get a Surface.
If you're happy with what you have, keep on using it.
It is damn impressive though. Many laptops don't have a working life near this long before they become unusably slow.
Based on previous iPad deprecations, your iPad Air 2 will probably be deprecated within the next two years.
Convenience and security wise, you'd want to buy a new device before your old one is made incompatible with new iOS releases.
I think they'll get there with XCode or something like it eventually, but there are already several dev environments for the iPad. They are primarily aimed at people for whom code is a tool, who code to get their job done, rather than people coding to produce apps for distribution, but they can do that too.
Codea (Lua) is one, Pythonista and Pyto (Python) are two more. Once you develop the app on the iPad, once it's ready for release you copy the code into an XCode template and submit it to the App Store.
The only thing still missing is software development, but that's a bit of a special case anyway.
On my Pro, I've had most of the stuff on this slide from the beginning. Not sure about custom fonts as I've never looked into it, and I think native external storage support is new in the upcoming OS (though it was achievable with third-party apps since iOS 11).
But yeah, bottom line of this slide is that these formerly pro-only features are now in the $329 product.
People buy apple for the same reason they buy a Mercedes. It does all the same stuff, but it feels nicer.
2. 10nm is a short term node, only as a stepping stone to 7nm.
3. A-11 would move it too close to Pro.
Since they did not mention EUV in their A13 presentation, I am betting A13 is actually a 7nm+ design. And all 7nm are long term node, iPad upgrade path might look more like A10 >> A12 > A13 over the span of next 3 - 4 years.
Disappointing though :/
Esp as it makes it less likely new iPhone will be USB.
Correct, but the new iPhones come with a USB-C charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable, so at least that’s a step in the right direction.
currently I'm using 28 GB of storage on my pixel 2 (including os install). 32 GB would be a bit cramped, but probably sufficient for the next couple years if she doesn't have tons of games installed.
Can the DAC on your Android actually benefit from the FLACs? Might make sense to re-encode the library into a format better suited to the playback hardware and leave the FLACs at home where the audio hardware benefits from it.
Well, if you've only got a portion then the only difference between having 10% and 99% is how frequently you have to copy new music on/how long you can go without having to copy new music, at least in my case, where I delete albums off the phone as I play them, and copying music between linux server and android phone via samba/wifi is fast and simple. Streaming - ugh... i use public transport including the tube, I fly (sometimes), I end up in areas without perfect coverage, and I listen to flac so you can't stream that well, and it would take a lot of data, and the choice is limited, and I'd be renting music not owning it forever. Streaming doesn't solve a single problem for me (my daughter loves it, though).
music is an extremely personal thing though. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that people have very different usage patterns.
You need really small games, Monument Valley or King of Dragon Path are not especially big games but they're both well above 200MB.
Though you can certainly fit games in way less (Shaun Inman's Horror Vacui and Last Rocket are 1.xMB, Passage is 110K) the data-light games are few and far between.
I dont understand why there are incremental updates to these devices every year. It doesn't seem like a big deal to me. Do it every two or three years and it'll probably end up being better products anyway.
For them it's not an "incremental upgrade", 4-5 yearly incremental upgrades sums up to one big upgrade.
Continuous delivery has also shown itself to be a much more reliable way to deliver technology products at all. Compared to shipping 10 new features in a year, shipping 30 new features in 3 years is much more than 3x harder.
Thin bezels on a tablet just seem uncomfortable.
I read into it that having some specs for announcements has become more important that the spec itself. I also note the increasing number of specs that are announced in these events which were already in the previous model(s).