iPad Pro feature parity, ProMotion, Apple/Ikea app

Apple’s 2017 12.9″ iPad Pro gains feature parity with its smaller sibling — Staggered launches of the first generation of iPad Pro tablets left the larger 12.9-inch model in an awkward position, lacking key professional-grade features like always-on Hey Siri and a colour-balancing True Tone display. Apple has rectified that with its 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro, bringing it up to speed with the smaller 10.5-inch version with a simultaneous release.

Apple’s 120Hz ProMotion iPad Pro display hints at even better AR and VR support in future devices — Apple has a long history of introducing groundbreaking technology in one device, only to gradually carry it over to the rest of its product lineup in the ensuing years. With that in mind, the newly released iPad Pro with 120Hz ProMotion display could hint at the future of Apple’s portable devices – particularly as the company pushes into augmented reality and virtual reality …

Apple, Ikea teaming up for an augmented reality app — Apple and Ikea have announced an augmented reality app that allows users to try out how furniture will look in the home before buying.
In an interview with Di Digital, Inter Ikea’s Leader of Digital Transformation Michael Valdsgaard says of Apple: “It will become the biggest AR-platform in the world overnight. It’s super interesting to us.”