Flash: Yesterday, Apple launched a 13-inch tablet running iOS 9 and slapped a keyboard in a Smart Cover on it. Not surprisingly, there was a stylus in the picture too. Basically, Apple launched a Microsoft Surface Pro. Which is not a bad thing.
It is what Apple does excellently – sit back and let others introduce new features and make the early mistakes, then years down the road, fine-tune same features and announce to the world how they invented it. It is crazy, but it has worked for them again and again. Perhaps some other manufacturers should try this approach for a change. It has its merits.
Say hello to the Apple Surface Pro and eye pencil…ooops! I meant, Apple iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (Apple calls the stylus that). No; the above eyeliner pencil is NOT the Apple Pencil. Can’t someone play with you again?
PS: Lest I forget, Apple also bumped up the megapixel count of the iPhone to 12 on the iPhone 6s. Never mind that they have repeatedly wailed (pardon the political folks) that megapixel count doesn’t mean anything. Of course, we all know that it does. It just doesn’t mean everything.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.