Apple Works to Fix iOS Update That Bricked iPad Pro 9.7 Tablets

 
 
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DAILY VIDEO: iOS update causes new bricking problem, this time with iPad Pro 9.7; Microsoft sets the stage for IoT-enabled CRM; IBM, AMD, ARM, others look to unite CPUs, accelerators; and there's more.

 
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Today's topics include how the latest iOS update disabled some iPads, Microsoft's preparations to release a new IoT-enabled CRM, the development of a single data center interconnect fabric by a group of major tech vendors and Nvidia's latest graphics chip.

Apple has pulled back a recent update to its iOS 9 operating system after some iPad Pro 9.7 owners reported their tablets were disabled after installing the company's iOS 9.3.2 upgrade.

An Apple spokesman confirmed the problem and the pullback of the iOS update in a May 23 reply to an email inquiry from eWEEK. Some iPad Pro 9.7 owners found their tablets were "bricked," or in other words entirely inoperable after installing the update.

Microsoft is betting that the Internet of things will not only transform how enterprises manage connected devices, but also how they provide customer service and support.

The Redmond, Wash., software maker today released the Spring 2016 Wave update for its Dynamics CRM customer relationship management platform and announced its Connected Field Service solution for organizations seeking to provide maintenance services in the IoT era.

Connected Field Service can be used by support and maintenance organizations to more precisely manage their roaming workforces based on the information gleaned from their customers' IoT data.

IBM, ARM and Advanced Micro Devices are among the tech vendors teaming up to create a single data center interconnect fabric that will enable chips and accelerators from different vendors to communicate without the need for complex programming.

The new Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators will make servers more efficient and better able to run such emerging data center workloads like big data analytics, machine learning, 4G and 5G wireless networking, video analytics and network-functions virtualization, according to officials with the companies involved.

Other vendors participating in the project are Huawei Technologies, Mellanox Technologies, Qualcomm and FPGA maker Xilinx.

Nvidia officials are continuing to roll out new offerings in what is becoming a high-profile month of May for the graphics technology vendor.

The company earlier this month introduced its GeForce GTX 1080, a powerful and highly efficient GPU based on Nvidia's new Pascal architecture for tasks such as gaming and virtual reality.

The product introductions continued last week as Nvidia rolled out the Tesla M10 GPU, which officials said will help drive more virtualized enterprise applications to employees.

The Telsa M10 is part of Nvida's Grid application virtualization technology, with the company also introducing the latest version of the software and promising to show it off to customers this week.

 
 
 

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