Rumors that iPads might switch to macOS have been around for years, but Apple continues to develop iPad OS, sometimes hinting that the desktop operating system will not appear on tablets.
However, now we have another hint that something similar can still happen. At least Apple itself is working in this direction.
The company received another patent that describes a special keyboard for the iPad, when connected, the tablet launches a system with an interface similar to macOS.
It’s worth starting with the keyboard itself, which is more than a simple case. It is attached to the tablet by means of a special protrusion and has a hinge familiar to laptops. Thus, the design must be comfortable and stable.
As for the OS, there are no details here, but it looks like macOS. That is, it is either a full-fledged macOS, or a special interface for iPad OS that copies it. At the same time, why Apple should create only an interface is not very clear.
Considering that the older iPads are already based on the same Apple Silicon platforms as the MacBook, apparently there are no technical restrictions for transferring tablets to macOS. The only question is whether it is necessary for users from Apple’s point of view.
Carbon fiber foldable iPad coming next year
It looks like Apple will indeed release a foldable iPad relatively soon. Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the company is working on a tablet with a completely new design.
In addition to being a foldable iPad, meaning it will have a flexible display, the device will also offer a carbon fiber stand. It is worth noting here that a stand for tablets usually means a separate accessory, but in this case, perhaps, we are talking about part of the main structure, since in a partially folded state, the tablet should normally stand on the surface and without any third-party stands.
Such a tablet is supposedly due out next year, and Kuo expects its release to have a positive impact on Apple tablet sales. At the same time, other new iPads may not come out at all in the next 9-12 months.
This is the OnePlus Pad. OnePlus has announced its first tablet
OnePlus has officially confirmed that it will launch its first tablet on February 7, called the OnePlus Pad.
In a post on the official blog, OnePlus has shared the first details about the upcoming device. OnePlus Pad will receive an aluminum alloy and a camera located in the central upper part on the back of the device.
OnePlus also said that the OnePlus Pad will feature a curved body that is rounded on the sides, allowing users to “comfortably hold the tablet for extended periods of time without fatigue.”
OnePlus hasn’t shared any further details on the tablet’s specs, but it is rumored to have an 11.6-inch display.
9500 mAh, 67 W, 2K 144 Hz screen, Dimensity 9000. Oppo is preparing a super tablet Pad 2
An insider, known on the Weibo social network under the nickname Digital Chat Station, revealed the parameters of the promising Oppo Pad 2 tablet. Judging by the list of characteristics, the new model will be much better than the Oppo Pad.
The Oppo Pad 2 is expected to feature an 11-inch (or slightly larger) IPS screen with a resolution of 2800 x 2000 pixels, 144Hz frame rate, support for Dolby Vision and HDR 10+. The hardware platform of the device will be SoC MediaTek Dimensity 9000, but Android 13 will act as a software platform.
Oppo Pad 2 will receive a 9500mAh battery with 67W charging support. In comparison, the Oppo Pad has an 8360mAh battery with support for 33W charging. The premiere of Oppo Pad 2 is expected in February, the estimated cost of the basic version is $ 370.
Previously, Digital Chat Station was the first to accurately announce the specifications and release dates of Redmi K50 and Xiaomi 12.
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