New iPad Pros, Hyperdeck, iPhone 7 still top, Twitter redesign, iOS growth, IBM Garages

(Image from Apple NZ’s iPad Pro page)

Watch what’s new with the 2017 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro — As part of last week’s refresh, Apple released an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro plus an all-new 10.5-inch iPad, with a much smaller side bezel, a new ProMotion display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the A10X Fusion Processor. AppleInsider compares the new versions against earlier iPad Pro models. and here’s a John Kheit iPad Pro 12.9-inch shootout for the 2015 and 2017 models. He shows how much Apple Pencil lags on each iPad, and does some benchmarking with Geekbench 4, as well as a drive speed utility. Here are some more benchmarks too.

HyperSlow for iPad brings slow motion control to HyperDeck — If you’re using HyperDecks for internet live streaming video and need slow motion support, LiveSkills has you covered with their new HyperSlow for iOS. HyperSlow is an app that lets you control slow motion video on HyperDeck products from your iPhone or iPad.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus remain the top selling smartphones in the US — Samsung phones may have topped the iPhone in the latest smartphone ratings from Consumer Research, but the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus remain the top-selling phones in the US.

Twitter launches redesigned iOS app with new look, use of Safari’s in-app viewer — Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out a new edition of its app for Apple’s iPhone and iPad, giving it a new look and interface, as well as making some functional improvements including more convenient use of Safari for viewing links.

iOS quarterly market share grows in China as Apple’s iPhone outpaces local vendors — Apple is increasing the market share of iPhones and iPads in a number of key markets, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, with iOS noted as posting a strong period-on-period gain in urban China after sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus outpaced those of local rivals Oppo and Huawei.

IBM opens new ‘Garages’ to boost development of MobileFirst apps for iOS — IBM has announced an expansion of its Garage concept, introducing yet more physical offices meant to speed up the creation of MobileFirst iOS apps for enterprise clients.