As we mourn those who died in Paris during Friday’s terrorist attack, we look back at the week that was in technology.
The biggest story of the week: The iPad Pro arrives
The largest iPad in history arrived in stores this week. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro went on sale at a starting price of $799. Throw in the $169 Smart Keyboard and $99 Apple Pencil and the least expensive model will set you back $1,067.
Unfortunately, Apple’s rollout of the iPad Pro wasn’t perfect. Early reviews on the device have been mixed, while the heavily promoted accessories remain back ordered for most customers thanks to apparent supply constraints. Meanwhile, the number of iPad Pro-optimized apps remains small.
Also making news: The second Apple Watch is coming
Cupertino is planning on releasing a second-generation version of its wearable device in 2016. At least, that’s what one recent report out of China claims.
UDN argues that the second-generation device will launch in the second or third quarter next year. This would place the “Apple Watch 2″ release over a year after the launch of the original model in the Apple Online Store.
- Apple’s holiday gift guide features Apple TV and iPad Pro
- Disney launches a ‘Star Wars’ Infinity 3.0 pack for the new Apple TV
- Apple set to play Beats Music out on Nov. 30
Big app news: YouTube Music app is now playing
First announced back in October, YouTube has officially unveiled its YouTube Music app for the iPhone.
After downloading the app, you’ll quickly be taken to a personalized home screen based on previous videos viewed on YouTube. When watching a video, you can also launch a personalized station depending on the artist or song. Liking specific music will help the app offer better recommendations that align to your taste. It’s also quick and easy to search for any type of music.
Other app news:
- Dashlane password manager updated with 3D Touch and iOS 9 features
- Guitar Hero Live arrives on Apple TV, but there’s a catch
- Star Wars Battlefront Companion app out now on iOS
- Finally, Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser is now available on iOS
- Facebook launches Notify: a notifications app for news you care about
What’s coming up? The week ahead
The Lean Startup Conference begins in San Francisco, California on Monday, Nov. 15.
Streaming Media West arrives in Huntington Beach, California on Nov. 17.
TNW Conference USA is being held in New York City on Nov. 19.
What will be happening in the week ahead? Visit AppAdvice to find out.