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iPad Mini and bigger iPad tipped with faster chargers

iPad Mini and bigger iPad tipped with faster chargers

New versions of the longest lasting tablet brand in the world are rumored to appear in stores in the near future. As noted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's likely set to release a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of the year 2020. That'd be anywhere from June to December - and more likely earlier than later. It's not yet known if this will be an "iPad Air" model or not. It's possible this would be a replacement for the current 10.2-inch iPad (no Air, Mini, or Pro).

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iPadOS 14 update: Apple accepts size, power, and 3rd-party defaults

iPadOS 14 update: Apple accepts size, power, and 3rd-party defaults

At WWDC 2020, Apple revealed several big updates to the way iPad operates with iPadOS 14. This new system makes a whole lot of use out of "sidebars" as it were. There'll also be a singular Search bar where users can search apps, data on the iPad, and the web. There'll also be "Scribble", a system that'll turn handwritten text into typed text.

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New iPad and iPad mini are still coming

New iPad and iPad mini are still coming

Apple recently launched new iPad Pros to much fanfare but, truth be told, it was really the new Magic Keyboard and its built-in trackpad that actually made that launch interesting. For some users, however, the price of an iPad Pro is still an extremely high barrier to entry and would prefer an updated but still affordable Apple slate. According to Ming-chi Kuo, those are still coming and in two sizes even but much about this new 10.8-inch iPad and iPad mini are still shrouded in mystery.

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FaceTime broken with new iPhone update

FaceTime broken with new iPhone update

The latest update to iPhone and iPad devices seems to have broken a crucial component of the video chat system FaceTime. Reports have shown the update to iOS 13.4 for iPhone and iPad caused an issue with FaceTime audio and video calls. The bit that doesn't work seems to be the connection between these newly-updated devices and those still running iOS 9.3.5 or iOS 9.3.6 - the newest software some older devices can get.

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iPad trackpad and mouse support isn’t just for the new iPad Pro

iPad trackpad and mouse support isn’t just for the new iPad Pro

Apple's trackpad support isn't just limited to the new 2020 iPad Pro and its Magic Keyboard cover. Though the new tablet and accessory were announced today with the addition of trackpad functionality, they'll actually be features of iPadOS 13.4, Apple has confirmed. That's good news for existing iPad owners - and they won't have to wait until iOS 14.

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On iPad’s 10th anniversary, here’s what we expect in 2020

On iPad’s 10th anniversary, here’s what we expect in 2020

It's been 10 years since Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPad, and today we're looking at what comes next. In September of 2019, the latest iPad was revealed - iPad 10.2, a 7th-generation tablet ready to roll for a wide variety of use-cases, retaining the elder Apple Pencil and a centered, circular Touch ID and runs the latest iPadOS. In 2020, things are going to get a little bit more unfamiliar.

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The cheapest refurb iPad from Apple now costs $219

The cheapest refurb iPad from Apple now costs $219

Today Apple revealed a new iPad, one with a 10.2-inch display to replace the previous most-popular model, the original 9.7-inch display-toting iPad. Since the change was made, Apple's given an update to their official Apple Store "Certified Refurbished" collection of devices. Since yesterday, Apple's discounted the 5th and 6th-generation refurbished iPads further discounts, pushing the floor for refurbished iPad prices down to $219 USD.

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iPad mini 5 continues to impress in bend test

iPad mini 5 continues to impress in bend test

While Apple's iPads are famous for being extremely thin, they are also notorious for being extremely thin. With a large surface area than a smartphone, the probability of the slate bending and even breaking is equally larger. The thinnest iPad of this generation, the iPad Pro, met a catastrophic end in the hands of JerryRigEverthing's Zack Nelson. The YouTuber has now subjected the 2019 iPad mini to the same torture to see if old school is still the best school.

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iFixit iPad mini 5 teardown finds its mortal enemy inside

iFixit iPad mini 5 teardown finds its mortal enemy inside

After many years of waiting, Apple has finally refreshed the iPad mini line with a new device for 2019. As always, that means the folks at iFixit have obtained one as quickly as possible to rip its display off and show us how easy it is to repair its internal hardware. If you're a fan of iFixit's teardowns and you've caught the ones centered around recent Apple tablets, you probably already know how this one is going to go.

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I’m so glad the iPad mini isn’t dead

I’m so glad the iPad mini isn’t dead

Sometimes the fates take away the ones you love, and sometimes - like today, and the new iPad mini 5th generation - you get a second chance. Apple's decision not to ditch its smallest tablet and instead give it a new lease of life is, frankly, a surprise in many ways, but it's one I'm pleased to see.

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Apple’s iPad range (almost) makes sense now

Apple’s iPad range (almost) makes sense now

Apple's iPad line-up had a big gap in the middle, something the new 10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 address today. Promising to balance affordability and specifications, the new tablets slot right into the midrange, offering not one but two options for those turned off or priced out of Apple's existing iPads.

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10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 official: Apple Pencil and bold pricing

10.5-inch iPad Air and iPad mini 2019 official: Apple Pencil and bold pricing

Apple made a surprising move this morning, announcing two new iPads by way of a press release instead of the reveal events we're used to seeing. We doubt many Apple fans will care about the form these announcements took, though, as the company is reviving both the iPad Air and iPad mini lines with these new devices. In the case of the iPad mini, that revival has been a particularly long time coming, as we haven't seen a new one of those in nearly four years.

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