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Apple granted patent for even smarter iPad cover, with built-in display & sketchpad

Apple has today been granted a patent for an iPad Smart Cover with more smarts than usual: it incorporates a built-in display, and even a Wacom-style drawing tablet. The patent illustrates a number of different ways the Smart Cover display could be used, from simply extending the iPad’s own display through text-only displays of things like…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/10/apple-patent-smart-cover-display-sketchpad/

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The tablet market is 100 million units smaller than expected. What happened?

Six years after the iPad debut, what’s the future for tablets?

http://recode.net/2016/04/10/tablet-market-ipad-pro-forecast/

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Microsoft continues its Mac assault in new Surface Book ad highlighting pen + touch [Video]

Microsoft may have tried to make nice last Christmas with its ‘Peace on Earth’ performance in front of the 5th Ave Apple Store in New York City, but a new year means a new chance to target Macs and sell more Surface tablets. more…Filed under: Mac, Tech Industry Tagged: Apple, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro, Mac,…

http://9to5mac.com/2016/03/09/microsoft-my-mac-cant-do-that-ad/

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iPad Pro planned for Sept. 9 debut with iPad mini 4; October pre-orders, November launch

Apple’s September 9th event is set to be one of the company’s largest events in history, as is reflected by the expansive size of its San Francisco venue. Besides a pair of new iPhones, the substantially revamped Apple TV set top box, and new bands for the Apple Watch, Apple is currently planning to debut a pair of […]

http://9to5mac.com/2015/09/02/ipad-pro-sep-9-ipad-mini-4-november/