When the Apple Ipad Pro was teased and announced, one of my biggest worries was the fact that the Apple Pencil accessory would have to be charged by plugging into the Ipad Pro’s charging port. So many concerns arose… What happens if my iPad is already out of juice? What if my desk is relatively narrow and someone accidentally hits the thin portruding Pencil as it hangs off my desk? What if I really just don’t like how the Pencil looks when it is plugged into the iPad?
Thankfully I can still look forward to this promising device now! According to 9to5Mac, the Apple Pencil accessory will come with an adapter for our regular lightning cables that will allow the lightning cable to insert at one end and the pencil at another. Now, charging the Pencil through the charging port of the iPad is merely a bonus feature for convenience but isn’t absolutely necessary. Now what I am looking for next is a nice case (maybe even a keyboard case) that has effective storage for the Pencil.
Sources: 9to5Mac, TechnoBuffalo
- Samsung has a new hinge design patent meant for small devices
- It has a single flexible hinge which would suggest a single fold in the middle of the phone
- This patent combines Samsung’s flexible OLED technology with a simplistic minimal hinge in the center
- Will Samsung use this technology for larger phablet sized devices to allow extreme portability without the cost of not fitting in your pocket?
The smartphone code-named Project Valley (aka Project V, model number: SM-G929F) is rumored to launch in 2016 according to sources speaking to SamMobile. Samsung is known to make bold moves when it comes to their popular smartphone products. How soon will Samsung bring back the classic flip-phone style with a new twist and hopefully new features? Let us know if you would be interested in a new foldable phone in the comments below! Also, Behance has a concept idea that I found quite interesting in explaining how the fold itself may function when opened/closed.
Sources: TechnoBuffalo, SamMobile, Hexus,