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

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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

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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.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

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?

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Is the new iPad right for you?
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

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

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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!

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The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a real screamer (and it's on sale now for the best price we've ever seen).
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

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

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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.

iPad Pro might get Face ID by 2018

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Face ID will come to iPad soon.
Photo: Apple

Apple is planning to make some big design changes to the iPad lineup next year, based on a new report that claims the tablet will ditch the home button.

Hot on the heels of the iPhone X, Apple plans to bring some of its $1,000 smartphone’s key features to the iPad Pro, giving the device the most drastic new look it’s seen since its debut in 2010.

Apple silently raises iPad Pro prices

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No one can topple the iPad.
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The iPhone isn’t the only Apple product lineup that got a lot more expensive this week.

While Apple fans were busy ogling at all the specs and prices on the new iPhone X and iPhones 8 after yesterday’s keynote, Apple made a quiet adjustment to the price tags on all of its iPad Pros but hasn’t publicly stated the reason for the increase.