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Mac mini 2018 hands on: Big charm in small package

Mac mini 2018 hands on: Big charm in small package

We feared the Mac mini was dead. Left for years without the merest glimpse of an update, Apple's smallest computer had somehow shrunk even further, eclipsed by the iMac Pro and promises of a bold new Mac Pro still to come. Now, though, it's time for the 2018 Mac mini to have its moment in the spotlight, and it's hard to argue with what Apple has done.

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MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

MacBook Air 2018 hands-on: Apple knows what you’ll pay for

What explains the perennial popularity of the MacBook Air? That might seem like a pointless question, given the 2018 MacBook Air has just been revealed to us, but if Apple's newest ultraportable is to be a success then it can't just count on branding to buoy sales.

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iPad Pro 2018 hands-on: Better than your laptop

iPad Pro 2018 hands-on: Better than your laptop

What a difference skinnier bezels make. Still, to boil the new iPad Pro down to just a larger proportion of screen to tablet misses much of what makes it special. Apple has always pitched the iPad Pro as a replacement for your notebook: now, for even more people, that might well come true.

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iOS 12.1 update arrives today with Group FaceTime

iOS 12.1 update arrives today with Group FaceTime

Apple is known for ending its reveal events by announcing "one more thing," and today, that thing was actually iOS 12. Though it perhaps isn't exciting as a surprise device, Tim Cook did confirmed that iOS 12.1 is shipping out to its mobile devices today. Along with it comes a new feature that's been teased since iOS 12 was first revealed: Group Facetime.

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New Apple Pencil 2018 charges wirelessly, has laser engraving

New Apple Pencil 2018 charges wirelessly, has laser engraving

The new Apple Pencil does away with the Lightning charging oddity of its first iteration, choosing instead a wireless charging solution. This new Apple Pencil has one flat side so it can securely attach to the side of the new iPad Pro, which also has a flat side (four flat sides, actually). There, a wireless charging panel under the side of the iPad Pro allows the Apple Pencil to charge.

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Surprise! The new iPad Pro dumps Lightning for USB-C port

Surprise! The new iPad Pro dumps Lightning for USB-C port

We heard a lot about the new iPad Pro before today's reveal event. Rumors about the device have been swirling for weeks, and one of the most interesting claims we heard is that Apple's newest tablet would have a USB-C port. As it turns out, those rumors were correct, as the new iPad Pro does indeed have that oft-rumored USB-C support in place of Lightning.

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New iPad Pro 2018 official with USB-C, Face ID, flat sides

New iPad Pro 2018 official with USB-C, Face ID, flat sides

Today Apple revealed a newly redesigned iPad Pro for 2018 with no home button and USB-C on its bottom. The Apple Pencil magnetically sticks to its side, and there's a giant camera on its back. This iPad Pro comes with some rather interesting sharper edges than previous iPads, and it's got an LCD up front that covers more of the front side than any iPad before - there's still a bezel, but it's smaller than it's been in the past.

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Mac Mini 2018 revealed with modern specs

Mac Mini 2018 revealed with modern specs

Most of us were expecting Apple to take the stage in New York today and announce a new iPad and something new for the MacBook, but a few rumors claimed that Apple was poised to reveal a new Mac Mini as well. After spending a good amount of time talking about the new MacBook Air, Apple did just that, introducing a new, more powerful Mac Mini. If you're a fan of Apple's littlest Mac, this is definitely something worth considering.

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MacBook Air 2018 detailed with Retina display and Touch ID

MacBook Air 2018 detailed with Retina display and Touch ID

Today Apple revealed a new MacBook Air in New York City, a MacBook Air for the year 2018 and beyond. This new MacBook Air was revealed to roll with a new set of colors, including gold and silver, along with two USB-C ports and a headphone port. This MacBook Air was revealed to have a 13.3-inch display with "4 million pixels" and a 50% narrower bezel around its face.

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iOS 12.1 release gets Group FaceTime, camera updates plus dual-SIM support

iOS 12.1 release gets Group FaceTime, camera updates plus dual-SIM support

Apple may have a huge iPad Pro and MacBook event tomorrow, but it's getting iOS 12.1 out of the way a day earlier, with Group FaceTime and more. The update comes hot on the heels of the iPhone XR release - and the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max before it - with new camera features for Portrait mode, among other things.

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Apple Pencil 2 for iPad Pro could supercharge the stylus

Apple Pencil 2 for iPad Pro could supercharge the stylus

New iPad Pro tablets may be the headline news for Apple's big event this week, but the surprise star of the October 30 show may be an Apple Pencil 2. An updated, significantly upgraded version of Apple's stylus is also believed to be on the cards, significantly expanding on functionality in the process.

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New iPad icon lurking in iOS suggests no home button

New iPad icon lurking in iOS suggests no home button

Now that the week's first big event has wrapped up, we can move onto speculation about the next one. Apple is set host another reveal event tomorrow in New York, and considering 2018's iPhone line was just revealed in September, most of us are assuming that Apple will use the time to talk about what's next for the iPad. As with most big announcements, there have been plenty of leaks and rumors, but information surfacing today is particularly interesting.

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