Ten years in, the iPad is still capable of surprising us—and Apple

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Apple’s Bob Borchers and John Ternus on how Apple’s tablet became a line of tablets—including a new iPad Air that gives the iPad Pro a run for its money. More than most companies, Apple has often seemed reluctant to wax too nostalgic about its past— as if looking back was a hindrance to the more important matter of building the next great thing. But it does sometimes acknowledge milestones as it talks up what’s new. And so CEO Tim Cook prefaced the unveiling of two new iPads at Apple’s virtual product launch event last week with a mention that the iPad turns 10 this year. Read Full Story

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A ton of upcoming Apple products just leaked—including a game controller and ARM-based MacBooks

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Add to that: two new versions of AirPods, a new HomePod, a wireless charging pad, an iPad with Touch ID embedded into the display . . . and more! Apple hasn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic slow them down. Since the pandemic went global in February, the company has still managed to keep up its pace of product launches. In March Apple released all-new iPad Pros, a new Magic Keyboard with a trackpad for those iPad Pros, and a new MacBook Air , as well as a major iOS update. And just last week Apple introduced its first new iPhone for 2020—the iPhone SE. Read Full Story

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Apple announces new iPad Pros with keyboard trackpads incoming

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Apple Stores are closed the world over, so if you want to check out the new products, you’ll have to go to Apple’s website to do that. Apple has announced a slew of new products today. However, instead of announcing them at another slick event, the company simply announced them to the world through a humble press release. The fact that Apple announced new products this month despite the coronavirus pandemic grinding things to a standstill isn’t that surprising. Apple frequently releases new products in March, and these were no doubt a long time coming in Apple’s pipeline. Read Full Story

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How to stream Apple TV Plus content for free during lockdown

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Apple announced the free streaming offer as nearly a third of the world is now under lockdown or other stay-in-place orders. Apple has announced that it is making nearly a third of its premium Apple TV Plus original content available to stream for free—no subscription required, reports Variety . Apple announced the free streaming offer as nearly a third of the world is now under lockdown or other stay-in-place orders. Read Full Story

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Can your Apple Watch help prevent a stroke?

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In its most ambitious study yet, Apple wants to see if its wearable can affect people’s health in a meaningful way. Apple has announced another health study in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, this time aimed at proving the Apple Watch can prevent stroke. Called Heartline, it’s the company’s most ambitious medical research project yet, testing the limits of how useful wearables are in the context of daily health. Read Full Story

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Apple gets it. Privacy has a user experience problem

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Apple’s new app-data-tracking interface reveals an important problem: that understanding and managing data privacy is still not user friendly. Mixed into this week’s shiny news from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is an important data privacy update —a new Apple feature that reveals to consumers what personal data their apps are tracking. Though the feature is limited because it is self-reported by app developers, Apple is right to design an interface that makes data tracking easy to understand. Read Full Story

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