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New iPad News

The rumored upcoming 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are apparently already deep into production, ahead of a reported announcement during the keynote address at WWDC this June.

 

Sneaky leaks have come out in the last couple of days, which talk about a device that has smaller bezels, four speakers, a new microphone slot located at the top rear of the case, a Lightning port, camera with vertically-aligned flash, side volume rockers, and a Smart Connector.

 

The most talked about feature is the bezels, which mean squeezing in a 10.5-inch display into the same form factor as the 9.7-inch iPad.

 

Alongside software updates (iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS), the upcoming WWDC is said to have smallish MacBook announcements as well as possibly a reveal of a Siri Speaker.

 

WWDC begins with the Keynote address on Monday, June 5th at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, and you should be able to watch it on the Apple website, through the iOS Apps, and on your Apple TV.

 

New models all over the place! Here’s what happened in the Apple world today.

First things first! THE RED PHONE

 

AND now if you’re anything like us you have Hotline Bling stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome?

 

 

Apple today announced a special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will launch this coming Friday, March 24.

 

These swanky models will be available in 128GB and 256GB for the same $749/$849 and $869/$969 prices as the others.

 

 

The model is in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and the Charity (RED). Every purchase contributes to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs and help deliver an AIDS-free generation

 

From the Primo Sauce, Mr Cook, CEO:

 

“Since we began working with (RED) 10 years ago, our customers have made a significant impact in fighting the spread of AIDS through the purchase of our products, from the original iPod nano (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition all the way to today’s lineup of Beats products and accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The introduction of this special edition iPhone in a gorgeous red finish is our biggest (PRODUCT)RED offering to date in celebration of our partnership with (RED), and we can’t wait to get it into customers’ hands.”

 

The new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order on Apple’s website, at Apple Stores, and at select authorized resellers and carriers and will ship by the end of March in the US and more than 40 countries and regions around the world.

 

NEXT! New models, new prices and discontinuations!

 

 

Apple introduced a new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad, a newly priced iPad mini 4 is available now on Apple.com in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray and they’ve discontinued the iPad mini 2.

 

The iPad mini 4 now offers more capacity for the same price. The 128GB model with Wi-Fi now starts at $399, which was previously the price for the 32GB model with Wi-Fi, which has been discontinued. A cellular model with 128GB of storage is also available for $529.

 

The new 9.7-inch iPad, which Apple are just calling ‘iPad’ is equipped with an A9 chip and a brighter Retina display to replace the iPad Air 2, which has also been discontinued.  The 9.7-inch size will be Apple’s new entry-level model, starting at $329 for 32GB and $429 for 128GB.

 

The specs of the new 9.7-inch iPad are as follows:

 

9.7-inch screen with 2,048‑by‑1,536 resolution and 264 PPI.

8-megapixel rear-facing iSight camera.

1.2-megapixel front-facing FaceTime camera.

Two speakers, Lightning connector, 3.5mm headphone jack, Touch ID with Apple Pay, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.2.

 

From the Sauce,Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing:

 

“iPad is the world’s most popular tablet. Customers love the large, 9.7-inch display for everything from watching TV and movies, to surfing the web, making FaceTime calls, and enjoying photos, and now it is even more affordable. New customers and anyone looking to upgrade will love this new iPad for use at home, in school, and for work, with its gorgeous Retina display, our powerful A9 chip, and access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it.”

 

The 9.7-inch iPad is available to order beginning Friday, March 24 from Apple.com.

 

 

Rumors of a new apple device! What is it?!

 

 

Ok Apple so you bought us 2 new iPhones. That’s pretty cool. But that was, like, days ago. It’s getting kind of….borrrrring…

 

 

 

 

Oh, wait what’s that? Rumors of another new Apple device?  Oh, ok! You got us!

 

 

 

NEW DEVICE RUMORS! It’s a bit of a controversial one, actually. We know, Apple controversial? Never! Well, this one might cop some wrath form within the Apple community as well as outside of it and in those scary tech forums.

 

It’s a…. really big iPad.

 

Poor MaxiPad. It’ll kinda be like North West (Kanye’s kid), never even having a chance with the bullies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rumors about the larger iPad have actually been going on quietly for the past 6 months, but yesterday Chinese site United Daily News, the Wall Street Journal, and Aussie Sonny Dickson all released leaks and addressed rumors that a bigger iPad is in the works for Apple, and that Quanta Computer are the people who are manufacturing it.

 

The iPad would supposedly be Space Grey, and the size differs slightly between reports from 12 – 13 inches diagonally, but it would be similar in size to the MacBook Air, leaving some fans ( and critics) to ask, why not just make a touchscreen MacBook Air?

 

Well, just cos, is why. Also, a much better answer would be that we think that Tim Cook et al like the slimline portability of the iPad, but want to give a little bit extra working space for people, especially in industries such as graphic design, gaming, music etc.

 

Apple is expected to announce the 5th Gen iPad and a new iPad mini with retina display come October/November, but this bad boy is thought to be announced early next year. There are some who have stated that the larger iPad may not even come to fruition.

 

 

What do you guys think, bigger iPad, YAY or NAY?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of  up-ship.com, unitedcats.comMacrumors & Sonny Dickson.