Big iPad update will make Apple Pencil more powerful

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Six must-have accessories for Apple's new iPad Pro.
iPad Pro is about to become an even better PC replacement.
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Apple is planning to make some huge improvements to the software on the iPad, but owners will have to wait until next year to try it out.

One of the biggest new features could involve the Apple Pencil, according to a new report that claims Apple’s big update will bring a powerful annotation feature to the device aimed at professional users.

Which new Apple product gets you most excited? [Poll]

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All of Apple's gadgets are about to get updated.
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Apple is set to deliver its biggest keynote of the year on September 7, when the company will unveil its most important new product of 2016: the iPhone 7.

Apple Watch 2, new MacBook Pros and updated iPads are likely on the horizon as well, so we wanted to know if this is the year you’re looking forward to something other than a new iPhone?

Tell us which Apple product you’re most excited about in our reader poll.

Overhauled MacBook Pros are coming your way, this week on The CultCast

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The last major Macbook Pro update was 2012...  It's time for something new.
The last major Macbook Pro update was 2012... It's time for something new.
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This week on The CultCast: New MacBook Pros, incoming! We have even more details to share on the “significant” updates coming soon to Apple’s MacBook Pro line. Plus: iPhone 7 may get a Quad HD display and pressure-sensitive home button; Apple’s plans for a “killer” new health device; and we review our favorite new hoverboards and smart scales on an all-new Under Review.

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