Apple’s USB-C AV dongle gets a 4K HDR upgrade

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It's finally fit for 2019.
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Apple this week upgraded its official USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter to support 4K HDR video at up to 60Hz.

The newest model, numbered A2119, boasts HDMI 2.0 connectivity. That means you can enjoy HDR10 and Dolby Vision content when outputting video from a compatible Mac or iPad Pro.

10.2-inch iPad may launch as soon as September

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New iPads are on the way.
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iPad lovers may not have to wait much longer for the next big update to Apple’s most affordable tablet.

According to a new report out of Asia, Apple’s new 10.2-inch iPad — the expected successor to the current 9.7-inch iPad — could launch as soon as the end of September.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S6 a brilliant alternative to iPad Pro

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Its killer feature is unmatched by anything on iOS.
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Samsung today lifted the lid on its brand new Galaxy Tab S6 — and it’s sure to make iPad Pro fans think twice about where they spend their hard-earned cash.

The new 10.5-inch slate delivers a gorgeous OLED display, quad speakers by AKG and Dolby Atmos, and full S Pen support. It’s also much better than the iPad at replacing your desktop PC.

2020 iPhone could get blazing-fast display upgrade

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The first iPhone with ProMotion?
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The 2020 iPhone lineup could bring a huge display upgrade that will put it on par with iPad Pro in terms of refresh rate.

One leaker says Apple is “considering” 120Hz panels for next year’s handsets. It would be the first time its ProMotion technology has graced an OLED screen since its debut in 2017.

The best iPad accessories on sale for Prime Day 2019

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You don't want to miss these discounts!
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We’ve brought you the best iPhone accessories on sale for Prime Day — but we didn’t forget about iPad. Whether you need wireless speakers, a sturdy stand, or a do-it-all USB-C hub, we have you covered.

Everything included in this roundup is now available at a deep discount, but it may not last long. Go grab it while you can!

It’s time to sell your old iPad and bag a cheap upgrade

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It’s easier than ever to say ‘yes’ to an iPad upgrade.
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There’s never been a better time to upgrade to the latest iPad Pro, with Amazon currently offering big discounts of up to $249 off all models. And you can make yours even more affordable by selling your old iPad today.

Cult of Mac offers real cash for your old Apple devices, and we typically pay more than anyone else. What’s more, the process is incredibly quick and simple, and we will even buy back battered tech in need of repair.

Google has made its last iPad rival

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Pixel Slate is the last Google tablet you’ll ever see,
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Google won’t make any more tablets, and dropped plans to introduce two models it was prepping for release.

No reason was given, but heavy competition from Apple’s iPad line had to have been a factor.

Sluggish iPhones sales leave Apple with surplus OLED problem

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The iPhone X was the first iOS device to get an OLED display.
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Weak iPhone sales over the last two years could cause Apple to bring OLED displays to the iPad or MacBooks a bit earlier than expect.

Apple owes Samsung Display hundreds of millions of dollars because it agreed to purchase a certain amount of OLED displays per year. With iPhone sales in a slump, Apple hasn’t bought as many OLEDs as it promised but the two sides are reportedly discussing alternative solutions other than sending a giant pile of cash to Samsung.