New announcements took place in New York on Tuesday about the latest iPads and Macs. It was released that the new iPads and macs by Apple will not have home buttons in order to have bigger screen making it resemble more like the latest iPhones.
The new iPad Pro will also use facial recognition to unlock the screen and to allow Apple Pay and other app purchases. It starts at $800. The iPad Pro has been suggested to be ideal for photographers and artist by Apple and has an LCD screen like iPhone XR. The latest iPad also comes with a pencil which is used for charging and storage. However, this feature is optional.
The latest Mac computers including MacBook Air laptop was also unveiled which comes with a high-resolution screen and starts from $1200. It will also have a fingerprint sensor. Apple also revealed Mac Mini, latest desktop computer. Tom Forte, D.A. Davidson Co. analyst said that these changes made by Apple will result in sustainable growth in iPad sales.
The founder of Moor Insights & Strategy, Patrick Moorhead stated that the latest products were definitely going to please Apple users and fans. The new products will be released on November 7th.
The mobile app performance software HeadSpin has raised Series B funding worth of $20 million today and is expecting to double its revenues in 2018. Investors such as ICONIQ Capital, EQT Ventures and Battery Ventures participated in the funding, joined by other investors such as GV, Danhua Capital, Telstra Ventures, NextWorld Capital, and Nexus Ventures Partners. According to VentureBeat, the infused cash will be used to address the demands of the customers and to grow the company’s workforce.
According to a statement by ICONIQ co-founder Will Griffith, HeadSpin’s performance has been outstanding as a startup company and has appealed the majority of the key players in the mobile world. The mobile app software company has already become the benchmark for other companies in the mobile world, becoming the fastest growing software companies ever seen.
The Palo-Alto based software company was joined by Manish Lachwani (ex-principal architect of the Amazon Kindle) last year. Under his command, the relatively unknown and a startup company has transformed into one of the fastest growing software companies. Lachwani joined by Brien Colwell (Nextop’s ex CEO) as the Chief technology officer and Sriram Krishnan (former head of international growth of Tinder) as the head of product are the top tier of the company. Read more at TechCrunch.