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The 2021 iPad Pro 12.9-inch will work with your old Magic Keyboard (kinda)

The 2021 iPad Pro 12.9-inch will work with your old Magic Keyboard (kinda)

Apple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro will, in fact, work with older Magic Keyboard cases, the company has quietly confirmed, though the experience may not be as slick as with earlier, thinner versions of the tablet. The 2021 iPad Pro switches to a Mini-LED panel for its 12.9-inch display, in the process gaining 0.5mm of thickness compared to its 2020 predecessor.

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Apple’s iMac 24-inch preorders open Friday: Here’s your tough decision

Apple’s iMac 24-inch preorders open Friday: Here’s your tough decision

Apple's first big hardware launch of 2021 is headed to preorder tomorrow, with the order books for the first Apple M1-powered iMac opening. Bringing not only Apple Silicon but an array of colors not seen since the iMac G3, the 24-inch iMac also brings with it a potentially tough decision for macOS users.

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iPhone, iPad, Mac sales in FQ2 2021 take flying leap over last year

iPhone, iPad, Mac sales in FQ2 2021 take flying leap over last year

Services and Mac revenue reached an all-time high for Apple's financial Q2, 2021. Revenue overall was up 54 percent to reach a new all-time-high for this quarter. It should perhaps have been expected that Apple's year here in 2021 would be better than last. Last year was a bit of a surprise to the world at large, given COVID-19 and the pandemic that it brought. Now that we're inching away from said pandemic, the dip in sales most companies saw in 2020 can be decimated by blockbuster sales in 2021.

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Apple Q2 2021 record quarter saw revenue surge 54% to $89.6bn

Apple Q2 2021 record quarter saw revenue surge 54% to $89.6bn

Apple has announced the financial results for its second fiscal quarter of the year, noting that it once again hit multiple new records, including a 54-percent revenue increase for the quarter ending in March. As anticipated, international sales accounted for the majority of the quarter's revenue at 67-percent.

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The purple iPhone 12 is lovely and frustrating

The purple iPhone 12 is lovely and frustrating

Apple promised that the purple iPhone 12 would be really, really purple, and it wasn't wrong. Joining the color line-up on Friday, the new finish for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini is no restrained aubergine or subdued Byzantium. Instead, you get a love-it-or-hate-it lilac with hints of charming lavender, and that has me both excited and frustrated at the same time.

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T-Mobile SyncUP TRACKER device rides the AirTag wave

T-Mobile SyncUP TRACKER device rides the AirTag wave

It would appear that T-Mobile USA is ready to roll with a tracker device that'll do battle with Apple's AirTag and Tile. T-Mobile revealed the SyncUP TRACKER this week with connectivity to the T-Mobile LTE network. The device is tracked with an app on Android and iOS devices, and does not need to be within a specific range of a smartphone to work.

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Apple and Adobe failed to make Flash run well on iOS

Apple and Adobe failed to make Flash run well on iOS

They say two heads are better than one but sometimes even geniuses get stumped by unsolvable problems. That apparently happened years ago when the creator of iOS and the developer of Flash tried to make the two mix. Apparently, even the combined expertise of Apple and Adobe couldn't make Flash work on iPhones and iPads in an even bearable way, perhaps helping set Flash on the road to its eventual demise.

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iMessage for Android could have happened as early as 2013

iMessage for Android could have happened as early as 2013

Despite expanding some of its services to other rival platforms like Android, Apple naturally still keeps some of those under lock and key. FaceTime and iMessage have long been regarded as examples of Apple's dominance and, to some extent, monopoly. That's precisely the play that Epic Games is making when it presented documents showing how Apple could have expanded iMessage's availability to Android but decided against it as a form of vendor lock-in.

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After trying Apple’s AirTag I can see why Tile is furious

After trying Apple’s AirTag I can see why Tile is furious

Usually, misplacing something with the Apple logo is a cause for horror, but with an AirTag attached to them I'm almost looking forward to losing my keys. Apple's long-anticipated trackers are here at $29 a pop; I'll have a full AirTag review soon, but I couldn't help but share some of my first impressions about what's arguably Apple's most interesting product in a while. Little on the Apple Store shelves, after all, packs so much into such a small device, layering ease of use on top of technological complexity.

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Apple M2 production leak is good news for new MacBook Pro 2021

Apple M2 production leak is good news for new MacBook Pro 2021

The next big chip on the Apple Silicon roadmap is already in mass production, according to a new report, with what's believed to be the Apple M2 being lined up for new MacBook models later in 2021. The leak follows the debut of the new iMac 24-inch last week, which tapped the existing Apple M1 chipset, and the revamped iPad Pro 2021 which also adopted the M1.

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Apple App Tracking Transparency might be buggy for some users

Apple App Tracking Transparency might be buggy for some users

Apple has finally rolled out iOS 14.5 and, with it, the new App Tracking Transparency feature that has proven to be controversial, at least for advertisers and Facebook. The feature is designed to give users the first and last word on whether they will allow developers and advertisers to track their activity for advertising purposes. It seems, however, that the feature is misbehaving for some users, but in the most privacy-respecting way, ironically.

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Apple Clips gets AR Spaces thanks to LiDAR

Apple Clips gets AR Spaces thanks to LiDAR

Although it was one of the first on the mobile AR train with Project Tango, some may have felt that Google dropped the ball on that area. Professing more interest in AR than VR, Apple has been promoting the practical applications of its ARKit framework since day one, enabling experiences like placing furniture in your room to test them out, enhancing mapping and navigation tools, and the like. Of course, there's always room for some whimsical uses, like the new AR Spaces you can add to your video clips using the latest Clips app.

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