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Apple's iPad Air 5th Gen gets a US$100 discount on Amazon. (Source: Apple)

Deal | iPad Air (5th generation) gets $100 off on Amazon

Apple's iPad Air (5th gen) with the M1 chip is currently getting a sweet US$100 discount on Amazon, bringing its price down to US$499. This presents an excellent opportunity for those in search of a high-quality tablet, whether th...
Sambit Saha, 11 Nov 2023 09:44
2018's new Apple Pencil saw a raft of new features announced - and 2023's saw a bunch of them taken away. (Image credit: Own)

Apple’s USB-C Pencil is still pretty...pointless

CheckMag A lot can change in less than a month. New iMacs, MacBooks, and M-series chips might have been announced, but don't let that distract you from the fact that Cupertino's new non-Lightning Pencil – its first in half a decade – is ar...
Matthew Lee, 09 Nov 2023 19:36
Nomad has presented two new leather cases for iPads. (Image: Nomad)

Nomad Leather Folio (Plus): Elegant leather cases for iPad Pro and iPad Air with stand and optional Apple Pencil holder

Nomad is launching new cases for iPad Pro and iPad Air made from high-quality leather, namely the Leather Folio and Leather Folio Plus. In addition to a kickstand for easy tablet setup, the Plus version offers a magnetic holder fo...
Marcus Schwarten, 07 Nov 2023 00:00
Apple's iPad lineup set to receive major updates in 2024. (Source: Apple)

Bloomberg: Apple set to revamp entire iPad lineup in 2024

In the coming year, Apple's iPad lineup, including the standard iPad, iPad Pro, Mini, and Air, are all set to receive substantial updates, as per Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Anticipation surrounds the future iPad Pro models, which ar...
Sambit Saha, 05 Nov 2023 21:04
Apple is expected to offer the iPad Air in two sizes like the iPad Pro series, current iPad Air pictured. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

New larger Apple iPad Air tipped to launch as cheaper alternative to iPad Pro 12.9

Apparently, Apple plans to overhaul the iPad Air, having upgraded the mid-range tablet to its M1 SoC last year. According to new rumours, the next iPad Air will arrive in two variants, with a new larger size designed to fill the g...
Alex Alderson, 20 Oct 2023 21:02
Most large format devices with foldable panels have launched running Windows so far, HP Spectre Fold pictured. (Image source: HP)

Apple iPad Fold rumoured to enter production much earlier than expected

Apple is said to be now upping the ante to bring an iPad with a foldable OLED display. Reportedly, the so-called iPad Fold will enter production next year, a year earlier than expected.
Alex Alderson, 18 Oct 2023 18:17
Apple iPad Air 6 is said to rock an Apple M2 SoC. (Source: Apple)

Contradicting Apple iPad rumors claim announcement of new models this week on one hand and Apple Pencil 3 unveiling on other

Apple could be announcing new iPad Air, entry-level iPad, and iPad mini as soon as tomorrow according to the latest reports. However, another set of conflicting rumors suggest that Cupertino might not announce the new devices but ...
Fawad Murtaza, 16 Oct 2023 19:54
Apple plans to launch future iPad Mini and iPad Air models with an OLED screen (image via own)

iPad Air and iPad Mini to launch with OLED panels in the near future

Sources familiar with the supply chain have confirmed that Apple plans to transition most of the iPad lineup to OLED. Talks are ongoing to secure supply for panels that will eventually be found on the iPad Air and iPad Mini in 202...
Anil Ganti, 12 Oct 2023 08:10
The Xiaomi Pad 6 serves as convincing competition to Apple's iPad, particularly thanks due to its low price point. (Image source: Xiaomi)

4 of the best 11-inch Android tablets - Lenovo, Xiaomi, and Samsung take the fight to Apple's door with midrange powerhouses

When it comes to tablets, Apple's iPad is the gold standard, but many Android makers have spent years playing catch up. A number of top Android manufacturers that have spent years chasing the iPad have finally stumbled across winn...
Julian van der Merwe, 13 Sep 2023 01:33
The XS1000. (Source: Kingston)

Kingston XS1000 launches as pocket-friendly external SSD with USB type-C and up to 1,050MB/s speeds

Kingston insists it has brought "ultimate portability" to the external SSD market with the new XS1000. It has a footprint estimated at half that of a pack of cards, yet still allows the user to tote a capacity of up to 2TB in a po...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Sep 2023 17:46
The iPad Pro may be getting Apple's flagship silicon next year. (Image via Apple and MacRumors, w/ edits)

Rumor | Apple M3 chips, OLED screens may come to iPad Pro next year

Apple's flagship tablet may get a major upgrade next year. Per industry tipster Mark Gurman, Apple will equip the next version of the iPad Pro with the company's upcoming M3 chip, the same silicon rumored to debut in MacBooks late...
Sam Medley, 28 Aug 2023 17:37
A MacBook Pro 13. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | M3 MacBook Pros of all sizes appear on new 2024 Apple product roadmap

A typically knowledgeable tech correspondent now purports to have outlined the rest of Apple's 2023 product launch schedule for it in advance. The line-up also allegedly continues into early 2024, which is apparently when next-gen...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Jun 2023 20:46
The allroundo Pro in action. (Source: Vonmaehlen)

Vonmählen allroundo Pro debuts as a next-gen modular multi-device power bank on Kickstarter

Vonmählen seems confident that it has made the ultimate portable pocket-sized power accessory in the form of the new allroundo Pro. The power bank has a novel "double-sided" wireless charging feature that might allow a user to con...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 21 Jun 2023 19:37
Cineverse partners with TCL for next-gen TV content. (Source: Cineverse)

TCL next-gen smart TVs to ship with Cineverse streaming services

TCL is an OEM with a smart TV line-up boasting variants with up-to-date technologies such as QLED and mini-LED. Now, the company has indicated that the next wave of these screens will come with access to "thousands" of movies and ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Jun 2023 16:30
The Developer Program has new options. (Source: Apple)

macOS 14 Sonoma, iOS/iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10 betas are free to download for first time

The beta versions of platforms such as macOS are normally exclusive to those able or willing to pay US$99 (or the per-region equivalent) per year for an official Developer Program membership. However, the Cupertino giant has just ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 Jun 2023 20:15
Interactive widgets are one of the new elements of iOS with this year's major update. (Image source: Apple)

Apple confirms eligible devices for iPadOS 17, iOS 17, watchOS 10 and macOS Sonoma upgrades

Apple has now revealed which devices are eligible for iPadOS 17, iOS 17, watchOS 10 and macOS Sonoma, OS upgrades that it announced as part of yesterday's WWDC 2023 keynote. Unfortunately, Apple has dropped some devices that it cu...
Alex Alderson, 06 Jun 2023 19:19
The new Hardline series. (Source: OtterBox)

OtterBox Hardline series of certified industrial-grade accessories for iPadOS devices debuts

The launch of iPadOS 17 and its new features may make businesses all the more interested in using Apple tablets compatible with the software. Now, OtterBox asserts that they can fit into any kind of workspace, regardless of how ha...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Jun 2023 18:42
The Apple Savings UI. (Source: Apple)

Apple Savings Account customers allege transfer withdrawal latency

Apple Savings has reportedly attracted about US$100 million in deposits since launching in the US in April 2023. Now, however, some of its customers have gone public with claims that trying to get their money out of the accounts i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 Jun 2023 16:21
The M2 Pro. (Source: Apple)

Apple "M3 Pro" configuration and upgrades over M2 Pro leak out

Apple is projected to launch new MacBooks and possibly top-end iPads with a new chip called the M3 Pro soon. Now, it is slated to arrive with 20% more cores and 12.5% more graphics compared to its predecessor. That might sound lik...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 May 2023 18:32
The iPhone 14 Pro series. (Source: Apple)

Latest iPhone sales figures touted to break records despite fresh decline in Apple revenue

Apple has just reported "fiscal 2023 second quarter" (or 2FQ2023) takings reduced by 3% year-on-year (YoY). On the other hand, the Cupertino giant asserts that its iPhones made the most for any quarter in its history, while servic...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 May 2023 20:04
The iPhone X may not get iOS 17, marking an end to its long story. (Image via Apple w/ edits)

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 likely to drop support for popular iPhone and iPad models

With Apple's software update season right around the corner, rumors are flying as to which devices will be able to upgrade to the latest OS. Unfortunately, some popular (but older) iPhones and iPads will be left in the dust this u...
Sam Medley, 25 Apr 2023 17:18
Definitely not an Apple Reality charging system. (Source: Meta)

Rumor | Apple Reality headset could replace iPad Pro, but not its USB-C charging port

Apple is tipped to try and make the world accept its Reality (headset) during WWDC 2023. The first-gen VR/AR platform is now backed to come with its own version of Safari, FaceTime, Fitness, Siri and more on its allegedly impendin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 23 Apr 2023 16:53
The new Apple Saket logo. (Source: Apple)

Apple BKC and Saket to open as India's inaugural first-party physical stores for Macs and iPhones

Tim Cook is headed to India to open two new retail stores in the country. The new locations are found in 2 different cities, and will start to welcome customers from April 18, 2023. Apple touts them as sources of "excellent" custo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 16 Apr 2023 18:06
iOS 16.4 is available to download now across generations of iPhones. (Image source: Apple)

Apple releases iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 updates with new features and Apple Pencil hover upgrades

Apple has issued the fourth major update for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 make several small changes for modern iPhones and iPads, including 21 new emojis. iPadOS 16.4 should also improve the versatility of the A...
Alex Alderson, 28 Mar 2023 15:02
Parts of the Music Classical UI. (Source: Apple)

Apple Music gets a Classical new add-on

Apple has unveiled a Classical dimension of its Music service that, as the name suggests, is dedicated to streaming tracks from composers such as Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Chopin. It will be free from the App Store, albeit to cur...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 10 Mar 2023 21:36
The iPad Pro. (Source: Apple)

iPad Pro 2024: Next-gen top-end Apple tablet tipped to come wth OLED from LG or Samsung

The emerging screen manufacturer BOE will reportedly miss out on a chance to contribute the OLED with which next-gen iPad Pros are said to launch. The latest word is that Apple has gone with long-time partners Samsung and LG as su...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Feb 2023 17:58
WhatsApp for iOS ets some new features. (Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp for iOS updates to support picture-in-picture video calls

WhatsApp has been working on a feature in which a video chat can be put into picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, albeit as a beta only. However, it has now been made available to the stable channel of its iOS-compatible version. Meanwh...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Feb 2023 21:30
Apple has finally started public beta testing the next major software revisions for iOS, macOS and iPadOS. (Image source: Apple)

Apple brings various changes to its devices with first iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 beta builds

Apple has released iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4 and macOS Ventura 13.3 Beta 1 builds. Available to download now, the updates introduce several new features to iPhones, iPads and Macs that will ship to all users in the next few weeks.
Alex Alderson, 19 Feb 2023 12:23
Apple's latest stable iOS and iPadOS updates caused issues with Google Photos 6.23. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Google Photos bug resolved for recent iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 updates

Apple continues to roll out iOS 16.3.1 and iPadOS 16.3.1 for eligible iPhones and iPads. The updates introduce several bug fixes for devices running on Apple's stable software distribution branch, with Apple leaving any new featur...
Alex Alderson, 15 Feb 2023 18:27
Apple could launch a foldable iPad next year (image via Andreas Storm on Twitter)

Industry analyst reaffirms 2024 launch window for a foldable iPad

Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will launch its first-ever foldable iPad in 2024. However, not much is known about it besides the fact that it will feature a carbon fibre kickstand.
Anil Ganti, 30 Jan 2023 17:55
Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) has a wide angle front camera that supports Center Stage. (Source: Apple/BestBuy)

Deal | Stellar Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) going for an enticing 24% off on BestBuy

BestBuy currently has the brand new 64 GB Apple iPad 10.2 (2021) on sale for US$80 off in both Space Gray and Silver colors. The device is extremely well-reviewed with an average rating of 4.9 stars out of 5 from more than 10,500 ...
Fawad Murtaza, 11 Jan 2023 09:50
The 2022 iPad Pro was upgraded with the Apple M2 chip. (Image source: Apple)

Apple's 2024 OLED iPad Pro tablets to get slight but significant display size bump

Apple is rumored to be preparing iPad Pro tablets with OLED panels for a 2024 release, and it seems that the introduction of OLED technology won’t be the only significant update for the popular devices. It has reportedly been conf...
Daniel R Deakin, 30 Dec 2022 19:40
The iPad Mini may live on yet. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | iPad Mini series likely to co-exist alongside a foldable version as a premium alternative in 2025

According to the latest notes released by the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is likely to launch a foldable device by 2025. It is tipped to be an iPad rather than an iPhone, although not one capable of replacing the current...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Dec 2022 17:12
The new AOHi cable system. (Source: AOHi)

Update | AOHi teases an adjustable-length USB type-C cable system via Kickstarter

AOHi asserts that its upcoming crowd-funding campaign will help the user get their charging cable to the ideal length, using a new "modular" system. It is a new take on power accessories with ends rendered universal with magnetic ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 14 Dec 2022 19:06
New Stage Manager features are not available across all iPads, like the iPad mini 6. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Apple releases iPadOS 16.2 to multiple iPads with limits on improved Stage Manager support

Apple has now made a stable version of iPadOS 16.2 available to download. While the update is available for iPads as old as the iPad 5 or the iPad Air 3, the company continues to lock elements of Stage Manager behind those with Ap...
Alex Alderson, 14 Dec 2022 16:43
Can the iPad 10 survive? (Source: JerryRigEverything via YouTube)

iPad 10: Apple's latest entry-level tablet endures an unspeakable ordeal in a new bend-test video

The latest, tenth-gen version of Apple's most vanilla iPad comes upgraded to a relatively new A14 Bionic SoC and (perhaps more importantly) USB type-C for charging and syncing. However, as the famous durability vlog JerryRigEveryt...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Dec 2022 16:03
iFixit theorises that there is no way to include Apple Pencil 2 support within the iPad 10's design. (Image source: iFixit)

Apple iPad 10 teardown video explains no Apple Pencil 2 support and reveals differences with iPad Air 5

The entry-level iPad may have received a design overhaul this year, but Apple still lumbers the tablet with the original Apple Pencil despite lacking native support for the accessory. Now, iFixit has demonstrated why the iPad 10 l...
Alex Alderson, 02 Dec 2022 18:05
The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is huge.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2022): More than a simple model update not necessary

In our review, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) impresses in all areas. Boasting an accurate mini-LED display, a fast M2 SoC, plenty of storage space for those who can afford it, and a long update cycle, it is a tablet of superlativ...
Daniel Schmidt, 01 Dec 2022 17:33
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) review: Apple's giant tablet now runs with the M2 SoC

92% Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) review: Apple's giant tablet now runs with the M2 SoC

Slim power tablet. Apple has given its biggest tablet a mild upgrade and the new M2 processor. However, other improvements are far and few between. Read our review to find out what else is new and whether upgrading to the new tablet is worthwhile.
Apple M2 | Apple M2 10-Core GPU | 12.90" | 682 g
Daniel Schmidt, 30 Nov 2022 13:20
The Apple iPad 10 comes with Touch ID again.

Apple iPad 10: The entry into Apple's tablet world becomes more expensive

The iPad 2022 presents itself looking like the iPad Air and also gets closer to it in terms of its price. However, the technical progress remains within limits, and the new USB port also creates some problems for the user.
Daniel Schmidt, 27 Nov 2022 02:10
Apple iPad 10 review - Anniversary tablet as slimmed down version of the iPad Air

89% Apple iPad 10 review - Anniversary tablet as slimmed down version of the iPad Air

iPad Air Light. The new iPad of the 10th generation offers a reworked design that is identical to that of the current iPad Air. While it also shares many other characteristics of the sibling model, there are also some technical compromises. However, this still results in a hefty price increase compared to the predecessor.
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 10.90" | 477 g
Daniel Schmidt, 25 Nov 2022 12:09
A new lawsuit claims that Apple continues to collect user data even when users have specifically opted out of data tracking. (Image via Apple)

Apple continues to collect iPhone user data regardless of privacy settings, lawsuit alleges

A new lawsuit alleges that Apple continues to collect user data in stock iPhone apps even when users have opted out of data tracking. This tracking contradicts assurances that Apple safeguards user privacy and can completely disab...
Sam Medley, 16 Nov 2022 05:18
Apple is already allowing people to try iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 on its beta program. (Image source: Apple)

Apple distributes first iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 beta builds

Apple is now allowing people to try the next major updates across its iPhone, iPad and Mac product stacks. Available as the first beta versions of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1, all versions contain several changes,...
Alex Alderson, 29 Oct 2022 10:02
Apple plans to launch a 16-inch iPad next year (image via own)

Colossal 16-inch iPad reportedly in the pipeline for a Q4 2023 launch

The Information has heard from its sources that Apple is working on a 16-inch iPad. It will be launched sometime in Q4, 2023, presumably with an M2, M2 Pro or M2 Max chip and "Ultra" branding.
Anil Ganti, 26 Oct 2022 21:06
Children are using smartphones at earlier ages. (Photo by McKaela Taylor on Unsplash)

How to set up an iPhone or iPad for children

With the world's growing reliance on smartphones, more and more children are finding handhelds in their pockets. However, unfettered access to the connected world can be dangerous for youngsters. Here's how to set up an iOS device, particularly the iPhone, for young kids to keep them safe online.
Sam Medley, 25 Oct 2022 19:45
Apple's 10th gen iPad packs an A14 Bionic SoC. (Source: Apple)

iPad with a bundled keyboard for under US$500: Apple supposedly canceled a cheap iPad with a plastic back

Lamenting Apple’s convoluted iPad ecosystem, industry insider Mark Gurman has suggested in the latest edition of his newsletter that the company was considering launching an affordable iPad model with a plastic back. Gurman believ...
Fawad Murtaza, 24 Oct 2022 14:40
The tenth-generation iPad and the new Apple TV 4K each feature 4 GB of RAM. (Image source: Apple)

Apple iPad 10th Gen and Apple TV 4K have more RAM than their predecessors

Both the new Apple iPad and Apple TV 4K have received several upgrades over their predecessors, not least with regards to their processors. However, the latest version of Xcode also confirms that Apple has quietly equipped both mo...
Alex Alderson, 20 Oct 2022 20:33
Apple has bundled Stage Manager in iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura updates. (Image source: Apple)

Apple confirms iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura release dates

Apple may have announced new hardware today, but it has also announced public release dates for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. Available across multiple product lines, both OS updates ship with Stage Manager and a dedicated Weather ...
Alex Alderson, 19 Oct 2022 11:55
The new iPad arrives in four colours and two storage configurations. (Image source: Apple)

New entry-level Apple iPad arrives with various updates and a strange dongle

Apple has overhauled the entry-level iPad, one of three tablets that the company has introduced today. Not only has Apple given its budget iPad a new design, but it has also upgraded the tablet to USB Type-C and the A14 Bionic. Th...
Alex Alderson, 18 Oct 2022 18:11
Foldable iPads or hybrid phone-tablets? (Image Source:

Analyst suggests Apple could release its first foldable in iPad form by 2024

The first foldable Apple device would be an iPad rather than an iPhone. Market analyst Ben Wood believes that foldable phones would be detrimental for the current premium iPhone lineup. Apple may look to test the waters with a fol...
Bogdan Solca, 18 Oct 2022 14:00


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