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Rumors are swirling that we’ll see a new iPad Pro before 2020

And when we say before 2020 we mean, right around the corner, because time is terrifying.

 

This Fall, (likely October) a lot of people are expecting the release of a new iPad Pro model, with some speculating that it will have the triple-camera system that we’ve seen on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

 

 

The existing iPad Pro models use a single-lens camera system similar to the 2018 iPhone XR.

 

On another note, if you want an iPad right now,  Amazon has a deal on the 2018 Apple iPad Wi-Fi and cellular tablet with 32GB storage. Usually $459,  it’s now discounted to $379. You can also choose the 128GB variant for $510 instead of its usual $559. Check it out here. 

 

Apple lowers price on some iPad Pro models

Good news iPad lovers!

 

Apple has dropped the price of their 11 and 12.9-inch 1TB iPad Pro models by $200!

 

The 1TB 11-inch iPad Pro now starts at $1,349, and the 1TB 12.9-inch iPad Pro now starts at $1,549.

 

However, the cost of the 64, 256, and 512GB iPad Pro storage tiers has not changed.

 

Keep in mind, there are some who believe that we we still see a new iPad Pro model before the year is out, possibly with the triple lens camera that we saw yesterday at the launch of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max.

 

 

Is it iPad Pro time?

 

 

The new iPhones are coming soon!

Like, mere weeks away kind of soon!

 

We’re looking at the launch of 3 new iPhone models from Apple, and we could see a rainbow of updates. Namely, lavender, green and dark green shades in at least one of the new models.

 

All three will reportedly have frosted glass casing, and – perhaps- no ‘iPhone’ branding on the rear casing. The word ‘Pro’ could also be added to the iPhone name.

 

The displays will be slightly thinner if 3D touch is no longer a feature, and they will all likely have triple-lens rear cameras, and will still be available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities.

 

It’s expected that Apple will announce the 2019 iPhones on the morning of Tuesday Sept. 10th with the devices available for preorder Sept. 13th and going on sale Sept. 20th.

 

 

New Trailer for ‘Morning Show’ from Apple

Here’s a new, short teaser trailer for Apple’s upcoming drama “The Morning Show” starring heavy hitters Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell.

 

 

 

We can look forward to possibly seeing the characters faces in the Fall on Apple TV+, which will be available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and select smart TVs from brands like Samsung.

 

 

 

Apple expanding Student ID program

Students at 12 more universities can add their student IDs to the Wallet app in the coming school year, allowing them to get around campus and make purchases using their iPhone or Apple Watch.

 

These universities are (drumroll please): Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, University of San Francisco, University of Vermont, Arkansas State University, South Dakota State University, Norfolk State University, Louisburg College, University of North Alabama, and Chowan University.

 

Universities that already allow for contactless student ID’s are: Duke University, University of Oklahoma, University of Alabama, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Marshall University, and Mercer University.

 

Students also have the additional building entry option of express mode which lets them bypass the need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode.

 

 

Will we see a foldable Apple device?

There are pretty consistent rumors that Apple will launch a foldable device within the next two years, and the most recent come from analysts at investment bank UBS predict.

 

In a research note obtained by CNBC, the analysts said the device is more likely to be an iPad than an iPhone, and they also believe it is more likely to launch in 2021 than 2020.

 

The most recent ( and only) foldable device is of course Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, which had some serious issues that led the device to be postponed for several months.

 

Apple is notorious for making things are pretty close to perfect before launching, so perhaps 2021 is a relatively safe bet – if that’s what Apple is interested in bringing to a product. Which they might be – they have filed several patents for a folding iPhone.

 

Only time can tell!

 

 

Two changes iOS 13 will bring to the table

The upcoming iOS 13 will have a bunch of super sweet features, and here’s a couple of interesting ones.

 

Namely, a “Silence Unknown Callers” feature, which silences incoming phone calls from numbers that are not in your contacts list. Oh hey you spammy spammerson, how bout you do a little bit of shush?

 

 

So what does ‘Silenced’ specifically mean? These calls will be sent straight to voicemail without the phone ringing at all, and without the caller knowing. They will simply hear the standard number of rings before voicemail picks up, and they’re given a chance to leave a message.

 

 

Does this interest you? When you get IOS 13, go to the Settings app, select the Phone section, scroll down to “Call Silencing and Blocked Contacts” and toggle the Silence Unknown Callers option to the on position.

 

Another new feature to know about is a change in the iOS that will limit data collection practices.

 

Apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp allow users to make calls over the internet, and to listen for those calls, the apps run in the background of an iPhone or iPad so that calls can connect quickly. Whilst doing so, the apps are also able to collect data.

 

But in iOS 13, background access for apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp will be restricted solely to internet calls going forward, with no background data collection available.

 

iOS 13 will be available for free in the Fall.

 

 

 

 

Deal of the Day!

Amazon has a special right now on Prynt, an Instant Photo Printer case, for $60 rather than the normal price of $100. The case will fit an iPhone 6, 6S and 7, as the other sizes are currently unavailable.

 

The case lets you turn your phone into an instant camera so you can print photos from your phone in seconds directly onto ZINK (zero ink) Sticker Paper.

 

Get it! 

 

What will 2021 bring?

Yes, we know that we have some new iPhones to look forward in the very near future, but why not look waaaay further ahead to next year? What’s next after the thing that’s next, right?

 

Well, apparently there are predictions that we can look waaay forward to an iPhone equipped with both Face ID and an on-display fingerprint sensor in 2021.

 

 

The idea is that to enhance security,  Face ID and FOD (Fingerprint on display) technologies are not competitive, but rather complementary.

 

And line of sight transportation? Still coming? Apple? Yeah? Please?

 

 

 

 

2 Apple ads score Emmy nominations

The Emmy nominations were just announced and two of Apple’s ads are in the running to receive the 2019 Outstanding Commercial Emmy, which is pretty damn cool.

 

Both of the ads were created by Apple’s longtime advertising partner, TBWA/Media Arts Lab.

 

See below the two ads that are in the running:

 

 “Make Something Wonderful” 

 

 

 

 “Don’t Mess With Mother,” from Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign.