Another Apple event. Another boost of energy! I love watching these!
This event showed great advances in technology. But it had me feeling like Apple is way ahead of its competitors.
Apple is redefining many aspects of how we use technology and what we call “a connected world.”
I want to share 3 of my most exciting takeaways from the event.
The iPad Pro – The biggest news in iPad since iPad
The iPad Pro was featured as “The biggest news in iPad since iPad.”
Why? Because of the bigger screen?
It’s something greater.
I actually felt that this version of the iPad was Apple’s first product that can replace PC.
Developers like me need full-featured computers to write code. We need to go deep into the “black hole of coding” to do our magic, to build apps.
But the reality is that most people don’t need this. The majority of computer users want a computer device to do things fast and simple. They want to move around and be mobile.
And that’s where apps come in. Coders build apps. And consumers use them to get things done faster.
For home and business users, the new iPad Pro is the perfect answer.
It’s a simple device that is more natural to use than a computer. Plus it’s lighter.
Quote from event “the iPad Pro is the clearest expression of Apple’s vision of the future of Personal Computing”.
The iPad transformed the way we can create and learn.
No need for a mouse and keyboard. Instead people can touch the screen and interact directly with webpages and documents.
And it doesn’t stop there.
Think about explaining to our parents how to use the Applications Bar or where/how to store documents. This is hard stuff! I’ve tried explaining over and over and it’s still confusing for many.
The iPad eliminates a lot of the more advanced technology concepts.
About the iPad Specifications
With a 12.9 inches screen and more pixels than a Macbook Pro Retina display (in itself, a beautiful screen), it packs a new A9X processor. That’s a 3rd generation CPU (Central Processing Unit). Most competitors are still trying to produce 2nd generation. It also powers 2x more memory bandwidth than its predecessor and 2x faster storage performance.
This device performs like a desktop and it’s graphics processing is fast!
In fact, its CPU is 80% faster, and GPU 90% faster than portable PCs that shipped in the last 12 months.
And to be super technical cool, the iPad Pro is 22x faster CPU performance and a staggering 360x faster GPU performance then the first iPad. I know I’m extra cool now cool.
So light and thin that you can hold all day long. I can’t wait to hold one myself.
Apple TV – A Disruptor in Television
Since its invention in 1927, Television plays a huge role in our lives.
It’s one of the main devices in most everyone’s home. But it’s also one that has not innovated so much either.
Sure there has been improvements in better screen resolution and power-saving options. But nothing disruptive that could change the industry greatly.
But with the announcement of the new Apple TV, this might pave the path for a new way we gather around the TV.
In one word, Apple is suggesting that the future of TV is … apps!
You will be able to watch, search, and interact in new powerful ways through apps on your TV sets. This is the beginning of a new interactive TV experience!
The Apple TV provides tv, radio and music content available through its internet-connected box. All accessible with a touch screen remote control and voice commands through their Siri service.
Now that we can develop apps for the tv, we’re going to see a great leap of what possible. Play immersive games, order dinner, shop, plan our next vacation, all this will start happening on our TVs.
We can even watch live sport events with realtime statistics and notifications about other on-going games. So much simultaneous action is going to happen.
Parents and children will be able to socialize on the TV screen together. This is different from today where we tend to look at our own screens.
The new Apple TV will bring our families together with stunning visual and interactive experiences!
Love the Live Photos!
Apple announced a remarkable new technology called Live Photos.
When you take a photo, you now can watch the full motion and sounds of the previous and post seconds of the photo. This is going to make photo feel more real.
It feels magical.
It’s like bringing a moment back to life. And best of all, they’ll release support to this technology across all devices. That makes me excited!
Back to coding
Apple is connecting our digital and physical lives. Their innovations continue to feel like magic to me. And there’s no denying that their product revolution is far from complete. That’s excitement for a developer. Those creative guys in Cupertino have provided some nice stuff for me to work on.