9.67 iPad Pro inside, FBI offers crack, iPhone SE starts slow, take my poll


9.7-inch iPad Pro’s innards are ‘kind of a mess’ — The gang at iFixIt, which tears down new products so you don’t have to, says Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro “may take after the Air 2’s looks and Pro’s specs, but it ended up with the ugly genes of the family.” [This is internally, not externally, of course.]
Meanwhile, AppleInsider finds the 9.7 “professional-grade, powerful & pricey: Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad has received a much-needed professional makeover, gaining key features from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and even outperforming it in a few ways. It’s a substantial upgrade, and one we find absolutely worthy of the Pro moniker, though the $599 starting price may deter some buyers.”

After cracking Apple’s iPhone, FBI will help US agencies unlock encrypted devices — The FBI has promised to help local law enforcement authorities crack encrypted devices, in a letter that refers to the federal agency’s success in accessing the data on an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 that was used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.

iPhone SE is off to a sluggish start, but the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a steady performer — Both the iPhone SE and the 9.7 inch iPad Pro have received positive industry reviews, but, after their first full weekend on sale, the iPhone SE managed to grab only 0.1% of the iPhone market, as measured by Localytics’ device adoption. [That’s because, although it’s a terrific phone, it still seems expensive, I reckon.]

Mac NZ poll — As I said on the Mac page, I am currently evaluating what I do on this site, but I have already received some good feedback and suggestions. Please take a minute to click some items (of only 5) and then ‘Send’ me your thoughts.


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