iPad Pro Refresh Once Again Rumored To Ditch Lightning Port In Favor Of USB-C

We’ve been hearing rumors of the inclusion of a USB-C connector on the upcoming iPad Pro for a good long while now, and if a new report is correct, USB-C will replace Lightning on this year’s lineup. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

We've been hearing rumors of the inclusion of a USB-C connector on the upcoming iPad Pro for a good long while now, and if a new report is correct, USB-C will replace Lightning on this year's lineup.


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New iPad Pro Lineup May Have 5.9mm Thickness, No Headphone Jack

No matter when Apple does take the wraps off of its new iPad Pro lineup, it looks like we could be about to see a super-thin chassis with no room for a headphone jack. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

No matter when Apple does take the wraps off of its new iPad Pro lineup, it looks like we could be about to see a super-thin chassis with no room for a headphone jack.


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2018 iPad Pro to rock an improved A12X chip with a faster GPU for more powerful graphics

Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro tablets for 2018 will use an Apple-designed A12X Bionic chip, which is an enhanced version of the regular A12 Bionic chip in the iPhone XS/XS Max/XR smartphones feature a more powerful GPU for faster graphics.

Now that a Chinese regulatory filing has all but confirmed a new iPad-focused Apple media event this month, fresh new details pertaining to the upcoming refresh continue trickling in on an almost daily basis. According to Brazilian iOS developer Guilherme Rambo, the 2018 iPad Pro refresh will include a new Apple-designed A12X Bionic system-on-a-chip.... Read the rest of this post here


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New iPad Pros and a mystery Bluetooth device appear in a Chinese regulatory filing

On September 29, 2018, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology certified several unreleased Apple devices, with model numbers likely indicating new iPad Pro models and a next-generation Apple Pencil.

2018 iPad Pro concept image

A Chinese filing leaked today by MySmartPrice has corroborated next-generation iPad Pro information published earlier this week. It includes model numbers pertaining to the upcoming iPads, including new identifiers hinting at further iPad Pro and Apple Pencil updates.... Read the rest of this post here


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iPad Pro rumor: 4K HDR video via USB-C, new magnetic port, updated Apple Pencil & more

Apple should hold an event this month to unveil the latest iPad Pro models for 2018. The tablets are expected to come outfitted with a USB-C port that will be used to output 4K HDR video to external displays. An updated Smart Keyboard and third-party accessories will be handled by a new Magnetic Connector on the rear side.

The next iPad Pro models are rumored to adopt near bezel-less displays without any Home buttons, featuring Face ID biometric authentication with landscape support, a brand-new Magnetic Connector for third-party accessories, support for an updated Apple Pencil with seamless AirPods-like Bluetooth pairing and more.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple is reportedly working on bringing support for Series 4’s exclusive ECG app to Europeans

Apple is reportedly working on obtaining approvals to ship the ECG app in Europe as it wants to ensure people in as many counties as possible have access to this life-saving feature.

Apple Watch ECG app may be coming to Europe

Apple may support the upcoming ECG app for Apple Watch Series 4 in Europe.... Read the rest of this post here


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Why rumors that Adobe could be in talks to buy Marketo make sense

Adobe could be shopping for another piece of the digital marketing puzzle, as reports surfaced today that the company might be in talks with Vista Equity Partners to buy Marketo, a company the private equity firm purchased in May 2016 for $1.8 billion in cash. Reuters was first to report the rumor. While the report […]

Adobe could be shopping for another piece of the digital marketing puzzle, as reports surfaced today that the company might be in talks with Vista Equity Partners to buy Marketo, a company the private equity firm purchased in May 2016 for $1.8 billion in cash. Reuters was first to report the rumor.

While the report states the talks are early, and nothing is imminent, and none of the companies involved would comment (understandably), it is a deal that makes sense for Adobe. The company has been trying to build out its digital marketing business for some time, including buying Magento in May for $1.8 billion to help beef up the ecommerce piece.

Assuming that Vista wants to flip Marketo for a profit, a good bet, it would likely need to come in at $2 billion at a minimum and probably more. There are only a few companies out there that could afford the price tag, who would be interested in a property like Marketo: Adobe, Salesforce, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle.

If Adobe really wanted to go for the digital marketing jugular, it could fork over the cash and buy Marketo. Brent Leary, who covers this industry as the principle at CRM Essentials, says this would be a way for Adobe to grab a chunk of enterprise marketing automation business at a time when the market is getting highly competitive.

“Marketo would give Adobe a leader in the marketing automation space at the enterprise customer level, particularly in the B2B space.” Leary explained.

While nothing is clear yet, Adobe has the resources if it wants to do it. The company currently has $6.3 billion in cash on hand, according to data on Yahoo finance, and has seen its stock price rise significantly in the last year from $156.24 to $269.58 (as of publication today).

 

Adobe Creative Cloud has always been the primary money maker for Adobe over the years, generating $1.3 billion in the last report (pdf) in June out of $2.2 billion in total revenue. Digital Experience, which includes marketing products, generated $586 million, and although it’s trending up, it has so much more potential.

We have been seeing more M&A action in this space as companies try to fill in various parts of the sale-service-marketing triumvirate. Just last week, we saw Zendesk, the company that concentrates on cloud customer service, enter the sales automation and CRM part of the space with the purchase of Base. Earlier this month, Thoma Bravo bought Apttus, a company which covers the quote-to-cash part of the sales cycle.

Adobe finds itself competing with other giant organizations with the previously mentioned companies all lining up for a piece of the digital marketing business. Getting Marketo certainly has the potential to help push that Digital Experience revenue line up further as the fight for marketshare gets ever more intense. Whether that happens remains to be seen, but Marketo is certainly a company that would match up well with Adobe if it wanted to make such a move.

It’s worth mentioning that Adobe will be reporting its latest earnings next Thursday, September 18th.

Claimed Apple Watch Series 4 front panel confirms a larger display

Apple Watch Series 4 is widely expected to feature an approximately fifteen percent larger display. Just a few hours ahead of Apple’s big reveal later today, we got treated to our first factory leak regarding the wearable device.

Apple’s prematurely published (but now pulled) sitemap brought us all sorts of goodies this morning, including a tidbit which strongly indicates that Apple Watch Series 4 will indeed come in new 40mm and 44mm sizes. And now, an alleged front panel for the unreleased wearable device has leaked out, all but confirming the new Series 4 hardware sizes.... Read the rest of this post here


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iPhone Xs may double the maximum storage tier to a whopping 512GB

Aside from confirming 2018’s iPhone names and new Apple Watch Series 4 sizes, the Apple.com website may have inadvertently revealed that the upcoming phones will top out at a whopping 512 gigabytes of storage.

iPhone will for the first time offer the half-a-terabyte storage option

The upcoming iPhone Xs refresh may include a brand new 512-gigabyte storage option that should be perfect for the demanding types who need as much onboard storage as possible to store their 4K videos, high-resolution photographs, premium games, apps and other content.... Read the rest of this post here


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An Apple TV with coaxial cable port was once created, but never released

The device handled the combination of live and on-demand video, but Apple ultimately chose to abandon the project due to business disagreements with the potential cable partners.

Much to the dissatisfaction of the folks who had worked hard on a version of Apple’s set-top box that could integrate with cable services, that Apple TV product never saw the light of day.... Read the rest of this post here


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