Is the new iPad Pro really faster than the new MacBook Pro?
Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple.
New iPad Pro is available now and check this out I got the brand new spanking 12.9 inch model and I got to tell you fast don't lie.
Come on it's easily Apple's fastest mobile device and you can feel it.
Look, I'm just like sliding through my comics like that, boom.
Moving through the app like that, boom, boom.
Let's go check out Twitter, boom.
Yeah, it is fast.
Now the new Pro Motion screen lives up to the hype.
Apple wasn't kidding when they called it buttery smooth.
And if you're someone who has ever owned a previous iPad, you'll be able to instantly tell, this is a different beast.
Now we just have to wait for the official release of iOS 11, but I'm more than happy with the new iPad Pro.
And you should be too.
In fact, new benchmarks [UNKNOWN] Bare Feet show the new A10X based iPad Pros may outperform the new 2017 Macbook Pros and 2016 models in some cases based on Geekbench and GFX bench tests.
Now the new iPad Pros can't top single core processor performance.
That's just not going to happen.
But in their tests, the iPad Pros beat out the 2016 MacBook Pro in multi-core performance.
Also, in Geekbench Metal GPU tests, the IPad Pros outperformed the two thousand seventeen, and two thousand sixteen MacBook Pros, and, in addition, GFXBench graphics test.
The IPad Pros edged out both Mac Book Pro models again.
Now this doesn't reflect true real-world performance, and the high resolution displays on MacBook Pros also factor in.
But the fact is that the new iPad pros are even close and in some cases outperforming MacBook Pros from this year and last year.
Shows that it's a beast of a device.
Now there's always new rumors and developments around the iPhone eight.
The Japanese website Nikkei Asian review reports that the CEO of iPhone assembler Wistron, Says the assembly process for previous iPhones hasn't changed much, but new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and the waterproof function alters the assembly process just a bit.
Those new features, yeah, not confirmed yet.
Now improved water resistance To an IP 68 rating and wireless charging have been rumored for the new phones.
But this could apply to both the flagship iPhone eight and the updated iPhone 7S and 7S plus models.
All right more allegedly leaks keep coming and the latest posted on Reddit thanks to a friend in the industry, shows what is believed to be the rear shells of the iPhone 7S.
The 7s plus, which is dual lens camera.
And then next of that, the front and rear parts of the iPhone 8, that feature a thin [UNKNOWN] on the edges on the front and a vertical dual camera lens on the rear side.
Now, the big thing to notice, no rear touch ID sensor on these purported shells as well.
These parts match up with the latest concept renders from eye drop news.
And as you put all the pieces together, it's getting more and more clear exactly How the tenth anniversary iPhone will look.
I'm pretty sure my five year old nephew could draw by now.
All right another [UNKNOWN] report says Largan Precision, a well known Apple component supplier, announced that it will be shipping 3-D depth sensing lenses in the second half of 2017 for an unnamed company.
You know, hm I wonder who that could be for?
Now, Largan supplies most the rear camera lenses used for the iPhone7 and 7Plus.
And these new lenses will help with Face Recognition capabilities to allow us to unlock our phone with our face.
But another use could also be for augmented reality.
Now Apple showcased it's AR kit at their WWDC Keynote and developers are finally showing some of their first cracks at it.
Cody Brown showed off a demo using AR kit unity 3-D and the widow maker from overwatch.
And a [UNKNOWN] motherboard it's more elegant to use, and he added one of the incredible aspects is how AR kit handles lighting adjustments in real time.
You can see that here.
Now you can also find a bunch of these types of demo videos online to see what people are doing.
The team from view AR shows you how you can map objects to an environment and they stay exactly in their place no matter where you go.
But, come on, how about this rainforest garage by eight nights.
Well he torches this garage door to make a cutout.
And what's behind it, a rainforest.
I wanna go there.
Now this is just a startup how people are running to play with air rocket.
And we can only expect some great stuff to come to us in the future.
Now, also I'm still trying to think who exactly the home part is for other than Someone who buys anything Apple makes.
We know Apple is positioning it as a music speaker that happens to also be a smart speaker.
But at 349, if someone is buying that, isn't that the same person with money that already has a great speaker home theater system or even a sound bar setup already?
And won't they probably have an Amazon Echo or a Google Home already?
Plus if you want stereo sound, you're paying $700 for two of them.
Now, a recent poll of 2,200 adults from the Morning Consult found that 33% of those people were interested in the HomePod.
But that number dropped to only 30% when they were shown a comparison to the Echo or the Home.
Now among those surveyed Who already owned Apple products, their initial interest was at 45% and then dropped to 40% after they were shown other competitors as well.
Now when it came down to it, 17% they would most likely buy the Echo.
11% said the cheaper Echo Dot.
Google's Home was also at 11%.
And only 9% said they would buy a HomePod.
Now 57% of respondents said price is very important.
When considering a smart speaker.
You don't say.
Now we also asked for your WWDC keynotes and here are a few of Apple bite nation's responses.
Jay/f Rodolfo Rodriguez says Brian, Brian Are you blind?
It's a pineapple.
Holy crap, now that's worth 349.
Mark Christopher emails us with, Now that WWDC happened and we saw what iOS11 is going to look like, I think this has made me finally want to go over to Android.
I just don't see anything truly new with iOS.
I mean, look at control center.
What's up with that?
iOS used to be clean and sophisticated, now it's just the same thing, different day, and in my opinion, uglier.
Hey Mark, you make a point, but We'll see if you really jump over, because there's this power of the ecosystem that is quite strong.
All right, James Conner writes in, what's up with the Mac Mini?
Sorry bro but still, not a single peep.
All right, that's it for this week's show, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet me at @briantong, but before we go, I just want to congratulate our Golden State Warriors For winning their second NBA World Championship in two years.
Nothing but respect for Lebron and company but the Dubs showed us all they are truly the ultimate warriors.
Alright, thanks so much for watching.
We'll catch you all next time for another bite of the apple.
You can not pass the test before you!
For it is the ultimate warriors.
LeBron you crybaby.
LeBron, you got what you asked for.
[SOUND] And now it is our time.
For the ultimate warriors.