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iPad Pro 10.5-inch hands-on: iOS 11’s big cheerleader

iPad Pro 10.5-inch hands-on: iOS 11’s big cheerleader

"In every generation there is a chosen one," and in the case of iOS 11 it's the new iPad Pro 10.5-inch that is the unofficial cheerleader for Apple's big new mobile update. Both revealed at WWDC 2017 today, the new iPad Pro and the new iOS version go hand-in-hand. Indeed, Apple pointed out, iOS 11 will be the biggest iOS update for iPad ever.

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The iMac Pro is the gorgeous Darth Vader of Apple products

The iMac Pro is the gorgeous Darth Vader of Apple products

The iMac Pro is classic Apple. Although the flagship all-in-one desktop isn't set to reach Apple Store shelves until December this year, and while it will carry an eye-watering price tag when it does, there's something about the Mac-maker's combination of style, hyperbole, and pure performance that is bound to give desktop computer upgraders pause if they're poised over buying another workstation. Here at WWDC 2017, where the wraps have just been taken off the Space Gray iMac Pro, it's hard to resist its charms.

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Siri Speaker up close: this is Apple HomePod

Siri Speaker up close: this is Apple HomePod

This morning Apple revealed the HomePod, their first "home speaker" - or Siri Speaker, if you prefer. This device has the same processor as the most modern iPhone, no display, and a much more powerful set of speakers than an iPhone. It needs to be plugged in to a physical wall socket and it's able to do a litany of tasks if you ask it - through Siri, of course. Today we're having a closer look at Apple official.

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iOS 11 on iPad Pro will finally make it a true Surface Pro alternative

iOS 11 on iPad Pro will finally make it a true Surface Pro alternative

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro may be attracting a lot of attention, but Apple wants to assure everyone that iOS 11 is going to be just as big of a release for the iPad lineup. Right after the reveal of this new iPad Pro model at today's WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple gave us a look at some of the iPad features we can expect in iOS 11. These new features serve to blur the line further between the iPad Pro and a true-to-form PC or, perhaps more importantly, the iPad Pro and Microsoft's own Surface Pro.

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Apple Pencil is faster than ever, beating the Surface Pen

Apple Pencil is faster than ever, beating the Surface Pen

Apple has just unveiled its newest iPad Pro tablet, and alongside it comes a new Apple Pencil, one that features the lowest latency thus far at 20ms. This is great for artists and others who prefer Apple's tablets, but also marks a new bragging right for Apple. The company has just bested Microsoft's new Surface Pen, something the company had itself bragged was faster than the Apple Pencil.

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Apple HomePod speaker release date and details

Apple HomePod speaker release date and details

The Apple Home Speaker is what Tim Cook suggested would be Apple's attempt to "reinvent home music." This device, says Apple, is in line with the legacy of the iPod, and reinventing personal mobile music. Phil Schiller stepped on stage and detailed the speaker top to bottom as a piece of equipment that had not existed before - "Why hasn't this happened yet?"

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iPad Pro 2017 release date, pricing, and details

iPad Pro 2017 release date, pricing, and details

Apple has taken the wraps off its new 10.5" iPad Pro, a more powerful version of its professional-tier iOS slates for those who need the best performance with no exception. There's a lot to like about this new slate, not the least of which is its 10.5-inch Retina display. Unlike past models, Apple has also managed to work in a 120Hz refresh rate, something that will give users a smoother, more responsive experience.

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MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

MacBook 2017 refresh release date and pricing

Apple's Mac brand got a surprising amount of love during today's WWDC Keynote. Not only did Apple announce refreshes for its iMacs, but it also announced the iMac Pro for those who need a little more power. The company didn't stop there, though, as it also revealed some updates to the MacBook and MacBook Pro.

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iPhone Augmented Reality revealed with ARKit

iPhone Augmented Reality revealed with ARKit

Apple's next hand in the future is Augmented Reality, as evidenced this morning by Craig Federighi speaking onstage at WWDC 2017. With Augmented Reality developer kit - ARKit, they call it - developers will be influencing the way the future is seen through the iPhone and iPad. With this kit, simple computations are able to be made, for starters, including allowing the iPhone to detect a flat table surface.

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iOS 11 Siri update: new voice, translation abilities, and on-device learning

iOS 11 Siri update: new voice, translation abilities, and on-device learning

Apple has announced big changes coming to Siri on iOS 11, among them being a new voice that sounds less robotic than the current iteration. The changes were announced here at the company's WWDC 2017 keynote, where Apple explained that the updated version of its digital personal assistant will be arriving on Apple products later this year when iOS 11 rolls out. The changes are both big and welcomed.

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Apple Maps update stops notifications while driving

Apple Maps update stops notifications while driving

This week the folks at Apple have revealed their next big mapping adventure with Indoor Maps of malls. This update will be for Apple Maps and will have maps of a bunch of malls right off the bat. The first round of mall maps will arrive in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Jose, Tokyo, and Washington, DC. This next update will also be launched with indoor maps of Airports.

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iMac 2017 release date: Here’s what’s inside

iMac 2017 release date: Here’s what’s inside

As expected, Apple used part of today's WWDC 2017 keynote to announce new hardware, but it revealed new machines that weren't exactly expected. Though many rumors ahead of this event told us to expect new iPads and MacBooks, the first refresh Apple announced today is coming to its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs. That comes as something of a surprise, but we don't think the iMac faithful will mind much.

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