Apple debuts five new ads spotlighting iPad Pro productivity

Apple has debuted five new ads spotlighting iPad Pro productivity covering the subjects of creating podcasts, presentations, going paperless, designing interior spaces, and taking notes.

A new way to host your own podcast: With iPad Pro you have everything you need to start your own podcast. Open the Anchor App, plug in a USB-C mic, start recording, and share it with the world.

• A new way to create a presentation: iPad Pro gives you a new way to create dynamic presentations with Keynote, take notes on the fly, and share wirelessly.

• A new way to go paperless: iPad Pro gives you a new way to go paperless. Scan your receipts, mark up your docs and store everything in the cloud.

• A new way to design your space: iPad Pro gives you a new way to create your perfect space. Sketch your vision with Apple Pencil and use Augmented Reality to shop for furniture without ever leaving the house.

• A new way to take notes: iPad Pro lets you take unforgettable notes in a new way. With the Notability App, you can write them, type them, draw them, and even record them.

Learn new way sto do things with Apple’s rather amazing iPad Pro here.

MacDailyNews Take: Five cheers for iPad productivity!

We find that there are many older users longing to make iPad work like a laptop, because that’s what they know.

Take a look at a twelve-year-old who’s only really ever used an iPad for personal computing. It’s an eyeopener. It’s like looking into the future.

The answer isn’t to try to make the iPad into a MacBook. The answer is to provide all the tools possible in iOS for developers to make robust apps that can take advantage of the multi-touch paradigm. — MacDailyNews, May 16, 2017

If you want a trackpad for your iPad, you already have one:

Hold your finger down anywhere on the iOS keyboard to access the trackpad feature for precise cursor control. To select text, simply place your cursor in your desired position, then use a second finger to tap the screen and the text selection tool will appear for use.


  1. No, no… it’s more like I find that there are many older people who see that you obviously can’t make a motorcycle into a car, especially if the car is what you need, much less a truck.

    1. I have the first generation 12.9” iPad Pro. So I know there’s not a single reason to upgrade to the new model. The new iPad Pro can cost 2-grand all booked out… and for what, I ask?

      For a stripped down iPad that does little more than the original iPad did, while still running the same, hobbled phone OS. Tim Cook should be embarrassed for how he has neglected the iPad for the last nine years.

    2. Just get a Mac and be many times more productive. It’s cringeworthy watching someone fumble with getting a file into something like Keynote on an iPad! What an awkward hot mess!

  2. To me the new Ipad Pro is 90% there (love mine) and it has finally truly arrived ! Its the real deal ! Specially with the advent of some real poweful software available for it now… (as opposed to just snippets before)

    Just PLEASE,Apple, give us iOS Pro, with a roubust CORE user manageable file/folder sys with a consistent UI, accessible from every app for ALL files (including potos and audio) and remove the restriction on i/o for external devices and accessabilty.
    With ios brought up to par.. ipad pros will absolutely rock.

    I would not even mind paying an upgrade fee to get an iOS pro.

    1. Ipad pro is some serious tool.. and believe it or not, not only it has the capability to improve ones craft, it has the capability to enable one to craft things one never thought they could.
      It is intuitive and easy to use and it is powerful (ever more so with the advent of some seriouse apps out there) .. ……..And the directness of interactivity with touch and the pencil are just a delight.

    1. It’s Apple’s built-in Notes app.

      With iOS 11 and later, you can scan documents in Notes. You can also add a signature or manually sign a document. With an iPad Pro or iPad (6th generation), you can add a signature or sign a document with your Apple Pencil.

      To scan a document:
      1. Open a note or create a new note.
      2. Tap +, then tap Scan Documents.
      3. Place your document in view of the camera on your device.
      4. If your device is in Auto mode, your document will be automatically scanned. If you need to manually capture a scan, tap the camera shutter button or one of the Volume buttons.
      5. Drag the corners to adjust the scan to fit the page, then tap Keep Scan.
      6. You can add additional scans to the document or tap Save when you’re done.

      To sign a document:
      1. Tap the document in the note.
      2. Tap Share icon, then tap Markup.
      3. To add your signature, tap , then tap . To manually sign your document, select a tool to use, then sign with your finger or Apple Pencil if you’re using an iPad Pro or iPad (6th generation).

      You can use iCloud to update your notes across all of your devices. To set up Notes with iCloud, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn on Notes. You’ll see your notes on all of your Apple devices that you’re signed in to with the same Apple ID.

  3. The iPad progression all good, dandy and all. Nothing wrong with it at all, as long as it does not slow down or neglect the Mac line, like what’s happening in the last several years. Keep on going Apple.
    But the tablet has its own unique place and is a different (and unique) tool for now. But the attempt to replace the Mac with iOS or the convergence of the two would simply result in the further alienation of Mac users, which is the basic block of the Apple’s user base (not the iPhone user group which includes non-Mac users). This does not mean the one is better than the other. A Mac and an iOS tablet are merely different tools, can coexist nicely and even complement each other. But until the iPad’s mobility, lighter apps and touch screen etc are cleverly converged into Mac, or vice versa, Apple should never forget the further development of Mac line of computers. At present, it appears that Apple is (still) madly preoccupied with the idea of the convergence between iOS devices and Mac, in spite that Tim Cook clearly and so publicly made a Mea Culpa not too long ago that the convergence was NOT what the customers wanted. Watching where the M$’s Surface Pro effort might be going.

    1. I’m really curious to find out what someone, who’s first and only computing device so far is some form of iOS device, thinks about the alienation of Mac users. I mean, I’m sure that, when the mac was ascendant, people were VERY concerned about the alienation of Apple II users. And, now we know that was for good reason.

    1. down votes for a perfectly factual post?
      I got an iPad Pro brand new which is perfectly flat. In a forum where the article was talking about iPads (so it’s not even off topic!)

      I didn’t get into the stuff with Zerorandy or Geo or anyone.
      I didn’t talk about anything else, not iOS, not Tim Cook , didn’t argue that iPads are better (or worse) than Macs (typed the post on a Mac actually as I am now) etc.

      what is the down votes for?
      The flat iPad disturbs your preconceived notion listening to bloggists that the iPad is bent?

      People can see that those down voters are just a segment who just act from emotion, who actually don’t help solve anything. How do you CHANGE ANYTHING AT APPLE etc if you act emotionally and not factually? Apple staffers dismiss stuff in forums because they think we’re irrational.

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