Apple yesterday surprised everyone by releasing the 10.5-inch iPad Air instead of a new 2019 iPad. This was accompanied with the iPad mini 5 featuring some massive internal changes. Both the tablets pack the 7nm A12 Bionic chip which is found inside the iPhone XS and iPhone XR making them a powerhouse.
Following the release of the new 10.5-inch iPad Air and the iPad mini 5, Apple has discontinued selling the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the iPad mini 4.
Last week was quite a roller coaster for the airline industry across the globe. Following an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crash which killed all 157 passengers and crew members onboard, airlines around the world went ahead and grounded the plane citing safety issues. Now, while the investigation behind the crash is still ongoing, it has revealed some startling truth. Since the Boeing 737 Max is similar to the Boeing 737 itself, many pilots learned how to fly the plane on an iPad instead of a proper simulator.
The latest rumor surrounding the upcoming 7th gen iPad claims that it will retain the headphone jack and the Touch ID. That’s unlike Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro lineup which replaced Touch ID with Face ID and gave the headphone jack a miss.
TF International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also provided some insight on what to expect from Apple’s 2019 iPad lineup refresh. He claims that Apple will be launching a 10.2-inch iPad and an iPad mini 5 alongside upgraded iPad Pros this year.
A day after Apple released an ad on YouTube highlighting Face ID on the iPhone X, it has released a series of ads showcasing the new 9.7-inch iPad as a great travel companion, taking notes, and more.
Apple’s newest iPad, a 9.7-inch option, went on sale last week, and, as such, Apple is starting to publish video tutorials on what to expect with the newest tablet that supports the Apple Pencil.
At its ‘Let’s Take a Field Trip’ event in Chicago, Apple unveiled a refreshed variant of the 9.7-inch iPad. The highlight of this refreshed new iPad apart from upgraded internals is the support for Apple Pencil.
The world is waiting for Apple’s next major iPad refresh, expected to be held during the WWDC early next month. However, a new leak is giving us a very good glimpse of the company’s first ever iPad prototype, which is said to be from six months before the launch of the device back in 2010.
The iFixit team has done a tear down of the new $329 9.7-inch iPad to reveal all its internals. The teardown reveals that the new iPad is essentially an iPad Air with updated internals.