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Kensington StudioDock is incompatible with 2021 iPad Pro 12.9


The Kensington StudioDock was named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree.
Kensington StudioDock could be the iPad productivity tool you’re looking for.
Photo: Kensington

Add the Kensington StudioDock to the list of accessories thrown under the bus by the redesign of the 2021 iPad Pro. The 12.9-inch version of the upcoming tablet is just slightly thicker, but that’s enough to make the elaborate desktop stand incompatible.

This is sure to displease many of the people who bought the $399.99 accessory and were hoping to use it with future Apple tablets.

10.5-inch iPad Pro killed off by new iPad Air


Grab yours before it’s too late!
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The 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been removed from the Apple Online Store following the introduction of the new iPad Air.

Apple’s newest slate combines the same 10.5-inch screen with its fastest A12 Bionic processor, making the old iPad Pro redundant. You will still be able to buy the device from third-parties for now, however — and at a discounted rate.

Reliable analyst says iPad Pro will have a USB-C port


The 2018 iPad Pro has every change we hoped for. And some of the ones we feared.
The mystery port on the 2018 iPad Pro models could be USB-C.
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This report would probably be dismissed out of hand if it came from anyone else, but when Ming-Chi Kuo says the 2018 iPad Pro will have a USB-C port it has to be taken seriously.

This analyst has a long history of reliable predictions, so its possible Apple is finally going to make a change to its professional tablets that many people have been requesting for years.

Make your 10.5-inch iPad Pro look like an analog sketchbook


iPad sketchbook cover
Your 10.5-inch iPad Pro can now look more like an analog sketchbook.
Photo: Longo Case

Artists share a bond with their sketchbooks and the company Longo Case thought the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, tools of the modern artists, needed a little help connecting.

The company launched a case that had the spiral wire binding of an analog sketch paper pad. It has a leather, understated back and front cover for protection, taut elastic loops to secure the pencil and a back with pop-out panels to create a kind of tabletop easel.

There was enough of a love connection with the sketch case for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro that Longo Case has one in the works for the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Display Industry Awards honor iPad Pro, iPhone X


The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a real screamer.
The screen in the iPad Pro was named one of the Displays of the Year in the 23rd annual Display Industry Awards.
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The Society for Information Display (SID) says the iPad Pro’s screen offers “significant technological advances.” The professional organization also called the panel in iPhone X “outstanding.”

Both devices are winners in SID’s 23rd annual Display Industry Awards.

iPad vs. iPad Pro: Which is right for you?


2018 iPad and Apple Pencil
Is the new iPad right for you?
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Apple’s most affordable iPad is now even greater. With a faster A10 processor and support for Apple Pencil, it’s closer to the iPad Pro than it’s ever been. And yet, it’s less than half the price — and even more affordable if you’re a student.

So, what’s the difference between them? Is the iPad Pro still worth the extra cash?

Choosing between the two doesn’t have to be difficult. Our helpful comparison will help you decide which iPad is right for you.

New iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands burst with spring colors


Apple cases and bands
Springtime comes to Apple cases and bands with fun color options.
Photo: Apple

Celebrate spring with new iPhone and iPad cases, plus new Apple Watch bands, all now available in seasonal colors. Yellow, blue and pink are everywhere, with leather, silicone and nylon as materials.

Your wardrobe changes with the seasons, and your phone, tablet and watch can bust out in brighter colors, too, now that winter is behind us.

Week’s best Apple deals: Save on iPad Pro, iPhone 7 and accessories!


ipad pro
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a real screamer (and it's on sale now for the best price we've ever seen).
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This week, you can go pro and upgrade your iPad, or snag a sweet deal on a refurbished iPhone. Plus, get an app that tracks cryptocurrencies — for free! You’ll find those bargains and more in our roundup of the week’s best Apple deals.

Every single product Apple rolled out in 2017


2017 was a very good year for new Apple products.
2017 was a very good year.
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Cult of Mac's 2017 Apple year in review 2017 was a killer year for new Apple products — and it’s not all because of the iPhone X.

Apple’s design team spun out updates in nearly every single category while also popping out a few all-new products. The Mac Pro and Mac mini were pretty much the only machines that got no love from Apple this year. But with all the new stuff, it’s hard for Apple fans to complain.

Here’s a recap of every new Apple product of 2017.