Technology is filled with all kinds of rumors, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.
Apple’s iPad Pro is the quintessential rumor gadget, a monster tablet that only exists in speculation and hearsay. Some of that techspeak’s circled around the iPad Pro’s (or iPad Air Plus or whatever) physical size, all rumored 12.9 inches of it. Even more has curiously considered an iPen in Apple’s future, despite Steve Jobs’ explicit wishes otherwise.
Now, leaks are turning their attention to the iPad Pro’s display, specifically the tech that will make the iPad smarter. Apple is reportedly requesting silver nanowire material samples from LG and Samsung, among other display companies. What does that mean for the fabled iPad Pro? Well, these silver nanowires are much more flexible than what’s currently used in the iPad, and this means it will be able to more greatly understand pressure placed on the glass by a finger, or maybe a stylus of sorts.
This reaffirms that the iPad Pro is positioning to be a professional devices for work types and also artists who want to a little bit more creativity out of their tablet. The new iPad is also expected to have Force Touch tech (as seen in the Apple Watch), NFC, and also USB-Type C adapter, all of which are brand new features for Apple’s tablet lineup. [Apple Insider]
Elon Musk owns a $17 million home in California, but not where his company, Tesla Motors, is headquartered in Silicon Valley. According to a new Musk biography, Musk is kind of homeless when he comes to tech mecca and will crash with Google’s Larry Page. That’s one fascinating slumber party.
The release of the iPhone 6 brought about another evolution named Apple Pay. The last months of 2014 showed positive signs for Apple’s tap-to-pay service, but research by paymnts.com says it’s not a commerce godsend, limited by hardware factors and just general disinterest. [Information Week]
Hello, Moto: New leaks show Motorola is working on three, Verizon-only devices, all of which have QHD displays. Well, all right then. Something smells like Droid. [Ubergizmo]
Mac Attack: Brand-new, Force-Touch enabled Macbooks will be in stores May 25. I hope you didn’t have anything planned for Memorial Day. [Tech Times]
Press Reset: Got that horrendous Top 40 tune stuck in your head? New research says you should just chew some gum to forget. It’s like resetting your brain cache. [Forbes]
DragonForce: The rumored Snapdragon 818 may have 10 cores. So. Many. Cores. [STJSGadgets]