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New iPads are off the table until 2024


iPad 10 launch: The 10th-generation iPad comes in five colors and brings a top-to-bottom redesign to Apple's entry-level tablet.
It seems iPad 10 will remain Apple's newest tablet for some months to come.
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Don’t expect an updated iPad to wrap up Tuesday’s Wonderlust event. A trusted source of Apple insider information says Apple probably won’t introduce any tablets this year.

But 2024 should be a big year for iPad.

Apple ‘Wonderlust’ event predictions and last-minute leaks! [The CultCast]


Apple Wonderlust event predictions on The CultCast episode 611.
Who will rack up the most correct predictions? We'll know Tuesday!
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Wonderlust 2023

This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: We’re putting our million-dollar reputations on the line with predictions for Apple’s upcoming “Wonderlust” event. Who will come out on top when the truth is revealed on September 12? (See Griffin’s scorecard for our picks.)

Also on The CultCast:

  • A last-minute leak gives us a solid look at the camera systems on the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
  • The Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro might get an upgrade that makes it even more MacBook-like.
  • And speaking of MacBooks, will Apple really release a cut-rate laptop to compete with Chromebooks? A MacBook SE sounds plausible …

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video live stream, embedded below.

Snag a refurbished iPad Pro for just $160


Make Labor Day more productive with this $160 refurbished iPad Pro.
This refurb iPad Pro could be perfect for kids, a smart home display or consuming your favorite content.
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As our Labor Day Sale winds  down, you can get a refurbished 9.7-inch iPad Pro for just $159.97 — but only through September 4 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

This pro tablet from 2016 might be on Apple’s vintage list, but it’s still quite capable for certain tasks. Plus, it comes with some handy accessories. And at this price — less than half the retail price of the current regular iPad — it’s still a deal!

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Next-gen Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro could get aluminum upgrade


Turn your iPad Pro into a laptop (for $50 less than the usual price).
Magic Keyboard for 2024 iPad Pro could look a lot more premium.
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Apple’s Magic Keyboard for the revamped 2024 iPad Pros could feature an aluminum top case. This could make the accessory more like a laptop.

Like Macs, the aluminum area around the keyboard will give the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro a premium look and feel. It also should make the case a lot sturdier when holding the tablet.

Next iPad Pro could be an even better laptop


iPad Pro 2022 Back View
Apple's iPad Pro lineup is set to get a big revamp in 2024.
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Apple is working on a big iPad Pro revamp due as soon as next year. This will be the first major overhaul to Apple’s Pro tablet lineup since 2018.

Besides the switch to M3 chips and a new design, the next-gen iPad Pros reportedly will feature OLED displays.

Why does this MacBook Pro rig need a dock with 14 ports? [Setups]


Some setups just look nicely
Some setups just look nicely "lived in."
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In a world where advancing computer technology often seems like an arms race, with ever-more-powerful processors and compact chargers that pump out hundreds of watts, it’s no surprise docking stations keep boosting their port arrays.

Today’s featured MacBook Pro setup almost seems like it doesn’t have enough gear to merit its Plugable dock’s whopping 14 ports. But it supports multiple external displays for M1 Macs, and that’s why the user loves it.

When it’s time to swap MacBook Pro for Mac Studio [Setups]


When you work in 3D, you need a lot of computing power. And four screens, apparently.
When you work in 3D, you need a lot of computing power. And four screens, apparently.
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Today’s featured setup sports a powerful M2 Ultra Mac Studio desktop computer and four screens, three of them with sparkling 4K resolution. But until recently it was an M2 Max MacBook Pro setup upgraded from an M1 MacBook Pro.

Why the switch to Mac Studio? Hey, sometimes you just need a more badass computer. Especially when you work in 3D rendering and you rarely take the laptop off its dock anyway.

Slash up to $60 off Magic Keyboards for iPad


It's not easy to find deals at $50 to $60 off Apple's Magic Keyboard cases for iPad.
It's not easy to find deals at $50 to $60 off Apple's Magic Keyboard cases for iPad.
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Amazon is currently offering great discounts on Magic Keyboards for iPad Pro (11-inch and 12.9-inch models) and 10.9-inch iPad Air.

While there are many alternative keyboards and cases for iPad models out there, the time to pay Apple prices is now, when Apple prices are slashed!