Amazon offers biggest discount yet on new 10.9-inch iPad Air

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Amazon is now offering the biggest discount we’ve seen so far on Apple’s brand-new 10.9-inch iPad Air. You can enjoy $50 off a 256GB model with Wi-Fi for a limited time only.

Order yours before the price returns to normal.

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Want a new iPad Air? Turn you old iPad into fast upgrade cash today

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Apple’s new iPad Air is right around the corner, and it’s a massive improvement over its predecessor. Want one of your own? Sell your old iPad to Cult of Mac today for some quick upgrade cash.

We typically pay more than other trade-in services and we won’t leave you waiting forever for your money. We also pay real cash that you can spend anywhere you like, and our quotes are good for 14 days.

Find out how much your old iPad is really worth today.

Apple’s VP of platform architecture talks A14 chips — and what comes next

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Apple's A14 processor will pave the way for Apple technology in the future.
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Apple’s VP of Platform Architecture Tim Millet says the company’s A14 chip, which debuted last month in the fourth-generation iPad Air, will take machine learning to the next level.

“It takes my breath away when I see what people can do with the A14 Bionic chip,” Millet told German magazine Stern.

Manufactured using a 5nm process, the mobile chip boasts an astonishing 11.8 billion transistors, up significantly from the 8.5 billion of the A13. It is expected to power this year’s upcoming iPhones.

Apple A14 processor makes iPad Air 4 dramatically faster

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iPad Air 4 launches later this month.
The iPad Air 4 offers a big speed boost over its predecessor.
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The iPad Air 4 is the first computer of any kind unveiled with the Apple A14 processor. The tablet isn’t out yet, but an early Geekbench 5 benchmark score apparently shows it’s nearly 50% faster than its predecessor.

This bodes well for the iPhone 12, which is also expected to run Apple’s new chip.

Master iOS 14’s best new features [Cult of Mac Magazine 367]

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Now that you've upgraded, it's time to take advantage of all the new iOS 14 features.
Now that you've upgraded, it's time to take advantage of all the new features.
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If you downloaded iOS 14 — and you really should — you probably know it’s packed with tons of new features. Find out how to make the most of all the latest additions with our roundup of iOS 14 tips and how-tos.

And, naturally, we’ve got plenty of coverage of this week’s big “Time Flies” event. Get the scoop on the new Apple Watches, iPads and Apple services in the latest edition of Cult of Mac Magazine. It’s free, and it’s a blast to read on your iPad or iPhone.

You’ll also get the rest of our Apple how-tos and product reviews. And, if you don’t want to download the mag (did I mention that it’s free?), you can get the week’s top stories in your browser below.

New Apple ads reveal the glories of iPad Air 4, Apple Watch Series 6 and more

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One of the new Apple ads is for the iPad Air 4
One of the. new Apple ads shows a quirky use for the iPad Air 4.
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Apple lets its new devices strut in a series of video ads. The iPad Air 4 goes through its paces, with an emphasis on Apple Pencil features. And the Apple Watch Series 6 gets an introductory video, too. Plus, there are two more about Apple Watch in general.

Watch all these videos now:

PSA: New iPad Air 4 compatible with most 11-inch Pro accessories

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iPad Pro cases will fit new iPad Air 4
Logitech's Folio Touch for iPad Pro works with iPad Air, too.
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Picking up a new iPad Air next month? If you’re switching from a 11-inch iPad Pro, you will be pleased to know that most of your existing accessories should work just fine with your new tablet.

Both devices are almost identical in size, with the new iPad Air being ever so slightly thicker than the iPad Pro. Unless you have an incredibly tight-fitting case, you shouldn’t have any compatibility issues.

5 big takeaways from Apple’s September ‘Time Flies’ event

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The Apple September event had everything you could want
Important new products and services were all highlights of the Apple “Time Flies” September event.
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Apple executives took to virtual stages on Tuesday to unveil a parade of important new products at its “Time Flies” event. The much-anticipated Apple Watch made its debut, and a cheaper version too. And the iPad Air got a massive upgrade. Plus, there are new services and more.

Here’s why you shouldn’t overlook anything Apple just announced.

Phew! Apple leaker Jon Prosser gets to keep his eyebrows

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Tim Cook can't be happy about Jon Prosser's latest hits.
Tim Cook can't be happy about Jon Prosser's latest hits.
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For Apple leaker Jon Prosser, Tuesday’s “Time Flies” event was a make-or-break situation.

Prosser, the Front Page Tech YouTuber whose reputation took a hit last week after he claimed Apple would launch new Apple Watches and iPads via press release, staked his continued relevance on his predictions for the event.

When the dust finally settled Tuesday, Prosser did not find himself slurping up a hot bowl of claim chowder. In fact, he pretty much nailed it.