wwrite and wwriteLite 4.1.4

I have released a series of bug fixes for wwrite and wwriteLite that surround the 11-inch iPad Pro and 3rd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. But there was one change that I made with the latest version, 4.1.4.

I have removed the option to “Always Hide File List”. This has been replaced by a way to always show or hide the file list by tapping on the left button on the text view. The updates, like usual, are free updates and they are available now.

As usual, if you have any problems or feature requests contact me via twitter @waynesworkshop or by going to “Tools” -> “Contact Support” within either of the apps.

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iPad Pro Availability for November 14th, 2018 (Evening)

Here is the iPad Pro availability for the iPad Pro. Availability has slipped from 7 to 10 days to approximately 2 to 3 weeks for all iPads Pros. The Accessories have also slipped to the same amount of time. The Smart Folio is generally 3 to 5 days.

Changes for Apple

  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi Only – 512GB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi Only – 1TB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi Only – 512GB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi Only – 1TB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 1TB Silver 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 1TB Space Gray 11-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 5 – Dec 10
  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi Only – 512GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi Only – 1TB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi Only – 512GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi Only – 1TB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 1TB Silver 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 512GB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 7
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 1TB Space Gray 12.9-inch iPad Pro has changed from 2-3 weeks to Dec 4 – Dec 7
11-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10
Space Gray Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10
Space Gray Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10 Dec 5 – Dec 10
12.9-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7
Space Gray Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7
Space Gray Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7 Dec 4 – Dec 7
iPad Pro Accessories
Accessory Ships By
11-inch Smart Keyboard Folio Dec 4 – Dec 7
12.9-inch Smart Keyboard Folio Dec 4 – Dec 7
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) Dec 5 – Dec 10
11-inch Pink Sand Smart Folio Tue, Nov 20
11-inch Charcoal Smart Folio Tue, Nov 20
11-inch White Smart Folio Tue, Nov 20
12.9-inch Charcoal Smart Folio Tue, Nov 20
12.9-inch White Smart Folio Tue, Nov 20

Initial Thoughts on the 3rd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro

When Apple held their “There’s More in the Making” event on October 30th, it was widely anticipated that they would release new iPad Pros, and they were not disappointed. The thing that most did not expect is that they would be available for ordering on the same day.

Many people ordered new iPad Pros, myself included. I ordered a 256GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wifi + Cellular model. Along with the iPad Pro, I also ordered the new Apple Pencil. Both items were delivered on November 7th, as expected. I also ordered the Smart Folio case, which arrived before the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. I thought I would provide my initial thoughts on the new items.

Form Factor

The screen size of the larger iPad Pro screen has not changed, however the bezels have changed. The bezels have been reduced and they are now the same size all the way around the front of the device. This reduction means that the physical size is smaller, which makes it much easier to hold, as compared to the 2nd Generation iPad Pro.

The iPad Pro is now a uniform depth all the way around. This is contrary to all other iPads, which have had tapered edges, but it is not the first time that this form factor has been used on Apple Products. It is quite reminiscent of the iPhone 4/4s/5/5s, which all had the same look, but with bigger bezels.

Even though the iPad Pro has larger bezels than iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, the new iPad Pro does have a common feature with the iPhone, Face ID. The bezels on the iPad Pro house the Face ID camera, which means there is no notch on the iPad Pro, unlike the iPhoneX, XS, and XS Max.

Face ID

One of the biggest changes, besides the bezels is the inclusion of Face ID. Unlike on the iPhone, Face ID works in any orientation. With the bezels being the same size around the device, you may not immediately know where the Face ID camera is. Luckily, if you hand is covering the camera, the iPad Pro will let you know that it is covered, so you can move your hand. This is a nice touch.

Apple Pencil

The 2nd Generation Apple Pencil, or as I call it, the No. 2 Apple Pencil, is a solid update. The Pencil now magnetically attaches, using the flat side of the Apple Pencil, to the iPad Pro. Specifically, it is the the “East Side” of the iPad Pro when the Face ID camera is at the top.

With the Pencil being magnetically connected, it automatically charges and is automatically paired whenever it is connected. The Apple Pencil still requires Bluetooth to be enabled in order to operate.

Smart Folio Case

Beginning with the iPad 2 Apple created a cover that would protect just the iPad’s screen. They called this the “Smart Cover”. What made is “Smart” was that it could detect when it was covering the iPad and when it was opened through the use of magnets. This has been the case (no pun intended), until now. The 3rd Generation iPad Pro reverts back to the original iPad with a case that covers the front and back, but still includes the “smarts” from the Smart Cover. the new name is the “Smart Folio”. It is nice to have full protection of the entire iPad, particularly since there is now a very prominent camera bump on the back.

Closing Thoughts

I have owned an iPad since 2010. I have owned the following iPads:

  • Original iPad
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad Air 2
  • 1st Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 2nd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro

My usage of the iPad has not been as much as I would have expected. It has mostly been games, application development, and taking notes during meetings at work. While these activities will still continue, I am hoping to expand beyond that.

With the 3rd Generation iPad Pro, I am going to attempt to increase my usage. I am going to try and use the iPad Pro for more than I have in the past. In particular, for many of the things that I may have previously grabbed my laptop.

Part of the idea behind this is that I have an early 2015 MacBook Pro. While it still works well, it is inevitable that it will stop working at some point and I want to see if I can replace most of the functions of the MacBook Pro with the iPad Pro.

Yes, there are some things that the iPad Pro cannot do, like app development, but I still have an iMac that I can use for that. I am not sure how this is going to go, but I am going to try and give it a shot. I am not going to put a time limit on it.

I will do a more comprehensive review of the 3rd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro after I have had a lot more time with it.

iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr availability for November 10th, 2018 (Morning)

iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr availability for November 10th, 2018 (Morning)

Here is the iPhone availability for the morning of November 10th, 2018. This will likely be the last iPhone availability post because the phones are all generally in stock. If availability changes dramatically, I will do another post.

Changes for Apple

  • AT&T – 256GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 256GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day

Changes for the Carriers

  • AT&T – 64GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from Nov 6, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018
  • Sprint – 256GB Silver iPhone XS has changed from Available Now to 11/16
  • Sprint – 256GB Space Gray iPhone XS has changed from Available Now to 11/7
  • Sprint – 64GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Available Now to 11/8 – 11/16
  • Verizon – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from Available to 11-14-2018
  • Verizon – 128GB White iPhone XR has changed from Available to Unavailable
  • Verizon – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from Available to 11-12-2018
  • Verizon – 64GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 11-21-2018 to Available
  • Verizon – 64GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 11-05-2018 to Available
  • Verizon – 256GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 11-02-2018 to Available
  • Verizon – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from Available to 11-21-2018
iPhone XS

AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
iPhone XS Max

AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
T-Mobile 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
Sim-Free 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver In Stock In Stock In Stock
Space Gray In Stock In Stock In Stock
Gold In Stock In Stock In Stock
iPhone XR

AT&T 64GB 128GB 256GB
White In Stock In Stock In Stock
Black In Stock In Stock In Stock
Blue In Stock In Stock 1 business day
Yellow In Stock In Stock In Stock
Coral In Stock In Stock In Stock
(PRODUCT) Red In Stock In Stock In Stock
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White In Stock In Stock In Stock
Black In Stock 1 business day In Stock
Blue In Stock In Stock In Stock
Yellow In Stock In Stock In Stock
Coral In Stock In Stock In Stock
(PRODUCT) Red In Stock In Stock In Stock
T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White In Stock In Stock In Stock
Black In Stock In Stock In Stock
Blue In Stock In Stock In Stock
Yellow In Stock In Stock In Stock
Coral In Stock In Stock In Stock
(PRODUCT) Red In Stock In Stock In Stock
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White In Stock In Stock In Stock
Black In Stock In Stock In Stock
Blue In Stock In Stock In Stock
Yellow In Stock In Stock In Stock
Coral In Stock In Stock 1 business day
(PRODUCT) Red In Stock In Stock In Stock

iPhone XS – from Carriers

AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 27, 2018
Space Gray Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Dec 4, 2018
Gold Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Available Now 11/16 Available Now
Space Gray Available Now 11/7 Available Now
Gold Available Now Available Now Available Now
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Available Available Available
Space Gray Available Available Available
Gold Available Available Available

iPhone XS Max – from Carriers

AT&T 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Space Gray Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Gold Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Sprint 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Available Now Available Now Available Now
Space Gray Available Now Available Now Available Now
Gold Available Now Available Now Available Now
Verizon 64GB 256GB 512GB
Silver Available Available Available
Space Gray Available Available Available
Gold Available Available Available

iPhone XR – from Carriers

AT&T 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Black Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Blue Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Yellow Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Coral Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
(PRODUCT) Red Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Available Now Available Now Available Now
Black Available Now Available Now Available Now
Blue Available Now Available Now Available Now
Yellow 11/12 – 11/19 Available Now Available Now
Coral 11/8 – 11/16 Available Now Available Now
(PRODUCT) Red Available Now Available Now Available Now
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 11-14-2018 Unavailable Available
Black Available 11-12-2018 Available
Blue Available Available Available
Yellow Available Available Available
Coral Available Available Available
(PRODUCT) Red Available Available 11-21-2018

wwrite and wwriteLite 4.1.0

wwrite and wwriteLite 4.1.0 have been released. These are minor updates that includes the following features:

  • Support for the 11-inch iPad Pro, and 3rd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • New Haptic options. You can adjust the options by going to Tools -> App Settings.

The haptic options you have are for:

  • Saving a file
  • Creating a file
  • Emailing a file
  • Creating an archive
  • Switching app icons
  • Locking and unlocking files

wwrite and wwriteLite 4.1.0 are available as free updates.

If there are any feature requests please let me know by email or via @waynesworkshop on Twitter.