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Massive 16-inch iPad could arrive next year

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Massive 16-inch iPad could arrive in 2024
An iPad the size the largest MacBook Pro is supposedly on the way.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Apple apparently plans to “grande size” the iPad. A version with a 16-inch display is reportedly being developed.

If true, this will be a considerable jump up from the Apple’s largest current tablet, which includes a 12.9-inch screen. And the device – perhaps called iPad Ultra – will have a display the same size as the largest MacBook Pro.

Are you ready to try Amazon’s highest-rated iPad cases?

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Zugu's iPad cases are top-rated on Amazon for good reasons.
Zugu's iPad cases are top-rated on Amazon for good reasons.
Photos: Zugu

You don’t find many brands on Amazon with an average rating of 5 stars, but Zugu is one of them. The company focuses intently on making the best iPad cases it can, and if rave reviews are anything to go by — and they certainly are — Zugu is wildly successful at its endeavors.

After all, seeing all 5 stars filled in for thousands of ratings of each iPad case has got to be reassuring for shoppers looking to protect their tablet. And that includes cases for iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro, in all sizes.

We’ll take a closer look at Zugu’s iPad cases and how the company got to where it is today below.

Apple’s new products leave us slightly perplexed [The CultCast]

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The CultCast 565 Apple podcast: Not too bad for an Apple product launch event that never actually happened, I guess.
Not too bad for an Apple product launch event that never actually happened, I guess.
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This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: For once, Apple’s new products leave us scratching our heads more than reaching for our wallets. We let loose our first impressions of this week’s new iPads, the surprisingly affordable Apple TV 4K, that ridiculous Apple Pencil dongle and more.

Also on The CultCast:

  • Is the new Magic Keyboard Folio really all that magical? Some features sound great, but we don’t think it will turn your iPad into a laptop — at least not one you can use on your lap!
  • Apple might’ve burned a cool million on the #TakeNote Twitter hashflag for the event that never happened.
  • Logitech knows how to make a stylus right.
  • What’s up with that USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter? Like everyone else in the Apple universe, we’re not diggin’ the dongle.

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.

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iPad 10 vs. M1 iPad Air comparison: Which iPad is worth your money?

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iPad 10 vs 2022 iPad Air comparison
Should you buy the iPad 10 or pay more and get the M1 iPad Air?
Photo: Rajesh

Apple’s newest iPad features a redesigned chassis, a bigger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display and faster internals. Thanks to these changes, the iPad 10 carries a significantly higher starting price tag of $449.

Meanwhile, Apple sells the M1 iPad Air, with more powerful internals, for $599. So, should you spring for the Air and pay that additional $150, or save your money and buy the new 10th-gen iPad?

DaVinci Resolve pro video editing app heads for iPad

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DaVinci Resolve pro video editing app heads for iPad
Yes, that's the popular DaVinci Resolve video-editing application running on iPad.
Photo: Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design confirmed Thursday that its DaVinci Resolve professional video editing application will be released for iPad before the end of 2022.

It puts the third-party software developer ahead of Apple, which has yet to bring Final Cut Pro to its tablets.

Next iPad Pro refresh could finally bring OLED displays

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Here's more proof iPad will get gorgeous OLED screens
Will an OLED iPad finally arrive in 2024?
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Apple could switch to OLED display panels on the 2024 iPad Pro lineup, according to display expert Ross Young. The DSCC analyst accurately predicted that the M2 11-inch iPad Pro would continue using an LCD panel.

Apple switched to a mini-LED panel on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the 2021 refresh. While it brings a noticeable leap in image quality, the panel is only available on the bigger model.

How to watch the Apple ‘Take Note’ event that never happened

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The highlight of the 2022 iPad Pro is the Apple M2 processor.
Pretend you're watching Apple's "Take Note" event with a video touting the M2 in the new iPad Pro.
Screenshot: Apple

The much-anticipated Apple October event never happened. Apple took the rare step of unveiling the latest iPads and Apple TV via underwhelming press releases. But the company apparently did preliminary work to hold an event that would have been called “Take Note,” and some of this is still available.

Most notably, there’s a glitzy 9-minute video preview for the 2022 iPad Pro and iPad 10, just like the ones for other products at previous such events.

2022 iPad Pro gets speed boost from M2 chip but no new ports

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2022 iPad Pro gets speed boost from Apple M2 processor but no new ports
The 2022 iPad Pro has Apple's latest processor, but few other changes.
Photo: Apple

Apple unveiled new iPad Pro models with the M2 processor, which brings a 15% speed boost to the tablets. But Tuesday’s announcement was a disappointment for those hoping for wireless charging or more ports.

“Powered by the M2 chip, the new iPad Pro features incredible performance and the most advanced technologies, including a next-level Apple Pencil hover experience, ProRes video capture, superfast wireless connectivity, and powerful iPadOS 16 features,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing. “There’s nothing else like it.”

Tim Cook teases new iPads as Apple’s online store prepares for launch [Updated]

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Apple Store down iPhone 13
New iPad Pros are coming!
Image: Apple

Apple’s online store has gone offline ahead of the rumored M2 iPad Pro announcement later today. Tim Cook also shared a teaser about the new iPads on Twitter.

Rumors have indicated that Apple will announce new iPads in late October. It is unclear if the company will unveil the new M2 MacBook Pros today as well.

Update: The wait is over. Apple unveiled the 2022 iPad Pro and iPad 10 on Tuesday. There’s also a faster Apple TV 4K on the way.

What to expect from the 2022 iPad Pro and iPad 10

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What to expect from the 2022 iPad Pro and iPad 10
Fresh versions of the iPad Pro and basic iPad are on the way soon.
Photo: Apple

October is likely to be a good month for iPad fans with new models expected any day now. That includes a faster version of the iPad Pro and a redesigned budget iPad, according to leaks.

But don’t expect them to appear at a glitzy event. Apple is apparently going to launch these on the downlow.