Apple deal makes iPad Pro on-field device of choice for MLB

Apple, MLB sign deal to make iPad Pro device of choice for on-field usage, co-designed app to be distributed to all teams.

Published Wed, Mar 30 2016 6:23 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Major League Baseball (MLB) and Apple have signed a collaborative agreement that will see the iPad Pro become the device of choice for on-field usage. More, the league's new MLB Dugout app -- which was developed alongside Apple and offers stat reports of all kinds, data visualization, and scouting videos, as based on club feedback -- will take full advantage of it.

Apple deal makes iPad Pro on-field device of choice for MLB |

The Pro and Dugout app will be used league-wide, and will be customized for each team. Security shouldn't be a concern, as reports and video will be loaded onto a private network infrastructure to be installed this offseason in each ballpark. As you'd expect, the devices won't be able to access Internet in the dugout or bullpen.

MLB and Apple will continue to work on the app together; as of now, Apple Pencil and video annotation functionality are in the pipeline.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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