It is the doubt that assails after being made public that the Congress left 500,000 euros on 400 iPad Pro for the deputies, about € 1,219 per unit. This iPad, although equipped with a screen with better resolution and size, is one of the few that meets these requirements.
Congress had originally budgeted 587,000 euros for the purchase of devices, without these opting for the iPad Pro. Asseco, a company belonging to the Apple Authorized Distributors Program, has finally won the contract, if any. that the device had iOS 12 or later, screen with resolution 2,388 x 1,668 pixels or higher, or a larger size of 11 inches. It was also necessary to have 256 GB of storage, 4G and a keyboard cover.
With this, the most "cheap" model that meets these requirements is the IPad Pro 11 inchesWith 256 GB of storage and an LTE module to use anywhere, it costs 1,219 euros. Depending on the needs, another model could not be chosen because the iPad Air has a 10.5-inch screen and a resolution of 2,224 x 1668 pixels. Could they have bought that, worth 859 euros (360 euros)? Yes, but they preferred to use iPad Pro.
The last call for offers for the purchase of tablets was in 2015, when they bought 490 iPad Air 2 for a cost of 438,000 euros. Now they have bought cheaper and more expensive tablets. Once the four years have passed, if the deputies do not renew their mandate, they have the opportunity to buy the iPads for 900 euros, even if the loss of value of these tablets is not taken into account.
This type of purchase is normal at the beginning of each quarter, but its price is surprisingly high, especially when the models are more affordable. The purchase of the iPad Pro was approved last April at the end of a meeting of the Congress' Permanent Delegation, at a date when the option of the "Pro" was announced. buying tablets that used up to now the deputies.
This type of purchase also raises the debate on the relevance of the decision. develop under iOS the applications used by the Congress instead of Android, where there are much cheaper tablets that would save hundreds of thousands of euros in this type of purchase. Unfortunately, public funds are not monitored with enough attention and do not spend it on more useful tasks, such as updating the operating system used by their owners because they still use Windows XP in their place.
The rumor comes from Jeff Lin, an analyst at IHS Markit (via Daily economic news via 9to5Mac), which states that Apple is working quietly on such a device and plans to launch it as early as next year.
The details on the folding iPad are slim: apparently, it will support the 5G and will have to make a screen as big as the MacBook, but we do not know any details about the folding mechanism, the size of the device folded, the resolution of the screen, etc.
The rumor, although far-fetched, is not totally out of reach. Apple has filed patents for a foldable device with a flexible screen, and its competitors, including Samsung and Huawei, have announced foldable phones (although the launch of exactly to go as planned). It is certainly possible to launch a foldable tablet. In fact, it already exists – Lenovo Yoga book is the bill, but we could also call it a dual-screen laptop.
However, I doubt that Apple is launching such a device as early as next year. First, it would be easier to trust this new report if it contained more details about the device. In addition, some elements make no sense – for example, the idea that this new iPad would be revolutionary, because its screen size would be almost as large as that of the MacBook product line. Apple already sells the iPad Pro, featuring a 12.9-inch screen and offering more screen space than some MacBooks.
In addition, given the problems of Samsung and Huawei with their foldable phones, it is probably too early for Apple, who simply can not afford such shenanigans, to adopt the technology.
Finally, although I see a holster for a collapsible iPad, I think it's a very thin case at this point. My argument is similar to the one I presented foldable phones at the beginning of the year: it's a lot of trouble for a very small benefit. A phone that folds into a compact tablet has a number of disadvantages (heavier and bigger) that negate the benefits.
A tablet that folds into a smaller tablet (note that we do not even know if the iPad would bend inward) could be easier to carry, maybe even pocket, while having a large retina screen.
While that sounds good, it's about where the benefits end. Of course, you can use the lower part of the screen as a keyboard, but I have tried the Lenovo Book Yoga and its keyboard is awful to type, and I do not see any technological breakthrough likely to alleviate the problem in the future close. . You can use part of the screen to draw with an Apple pencil and use the other for a preview, but you can also do it on an ordinary iPad in a split screen. In fact, in addition to making the device easier to transport, the foldable screen offers little benefit to a single large screen.
On the other hand, if Apple had to experiment with a foldable screen, it might be safer to do it with an iPad than the iPhone, which is much more popular. For this reason alone, I think we will see a foldable tablet from Apple in the future, but I do not think this future is as close as next year.
(tagsToTranslate) apple (t) ipad (t) foldable tablet (t) tech (t) consumer-tech (t) big-tech-companies</pre></pre>
But this time, it's legitimate: Walmart comes on the latest 9.7-inch iPad, puts the 128GB model at $ 329 ($ 100 rebate) and the 32GB model at only $ 249.99 ($ 80 off). Both models also come with a two-day free shipping.
Simply called "iPad", this iPad dating from mid-2018 was intended for education and its price was deliberately the most affordable Apple iPad to date. But in terms of specs, you actually get more than what you pay for: it's significantly more powerful than older models (while retaining a 10-hour battery life), has a Retina display of 2048 x 1,536, and is the first non-Pro model to work with the Apple Pencil.
Cameras are not impressive at all, but you should not take mirror selfies with an iPad anyway.
Mashable Ray Wong writes about the use of the apple pencil on this iPad:
"Apple has decided not to use Apple Pencil on its less expensive iPad, it works in exactly the same way on the new iPad as it does on the iPad Pro, it's just as responsive, accurate and pressure-sensitive.
I've already tried many stylets on iPad and none of them compare to Apple's pencil. It's as if the digital ink really came from the tip of Apple Pencil when you tap it against the new screen of the iPad and start dragging it on the surface. "
(tagsToTranslate) apple (t) tablets for ipad (t) (t) mashable-shopping (t) shopping-list (t) tech (t) consumer-tech</pre></pre>
Although users can finally track the use of their phone and their specific applications while limiting the time spent on the phone and in applications, the problem has not been solved instantly. For parents, this offered a way to manage kids' technology and connected time. The tool has been coming long (Google similar wellness tool for Android phones was available in August 2018), but other applications have proliferated over the years to offer drug addicts and parents telephony similar functionality, but often extended.
A New York Times report Saturday found that 11 of the most used third-party parental control and screen time applications were removed from the Apple App Store or forced to change features. While it's about Apple's power to destroy applications and businesses that it considers competitors, it also weakens everyone's options for better phone control.
It's almost like in the repeated line of Apple that "We do not want people to use their phones all the time"is as hollow as it sounds." Of course, the company does not want users to be addicted to screens and insensibly connected to their phones, but NYT According to the report, it seems that the iPhone maker is deploying a lot of effort to reduce the customization options of phone use.
Apple has not responded to a request for comment on deleting third-party applications or more on its own tools and features.
Now, parents and compulsive phone users are limited to Apple's native tools, all dubbed "Screen time. "Although for many this is a perfect solution that reminds you to disconnect or look away, for others, it's not as powerful as what third-party options once offered.
Some glaring issues immediately appear with Apple's Screen Time. Especially since it's easy to get around the limits. The children quickly understood how to play commands and access YouTube or gaming apps that are not allowed to parents. For adults, time limits for social media or other applications require a lot of self-control. With only your secret code, you can let the phone allow you to return to Facebook all day if you wish.
Another problem: for families, Screen Time requires that the entire family has an iPhone. Other restricted apps gave parents the ability to manage their children's Android phone from their iPhone.
Other issues addressed by various applications included low coverage with the Apple tool, such as how to only block the contents of the Safari web browser for mobile, no Chrome or other; or multiple users using the same device. You do not want your child to have the same limitations when using the same iPad.
Wait – what is it? You have not caught up with all the other episodes? Big problem You have to get started as soon as possible.
Speed up the process and choose a new one yourself or This will allow you to broadcast your missing GoT episodes before the highly anticipated episode tunes this weekend. We have browsed the internet and found some of the best deals, including savings on the latest iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, Dell 2 in 1and more
Check out the offers below, and for Dell product offerings, keep in mind that Dell organizes a sale on the entire site that allows you to save an additional 15% with SAVE code15..
15.6-inch Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop – $ 1,199.99 (list price $ 1,298.99)
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Laptop – $ 2,399.99 (list price $ 2,799.99)