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New sign indicates iPad Pro update is imminent


2018 iPad Pro concept art
The new iPads can't come soon enough.
Photo: Álvaro Pabesio

The long wait for new iPad Pros may be nearly over if a recent filing by Apple in Asia is any indication that Apple has finalized its product lineup.

This week it was discovered that Apple just registered three new iPad models with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Apple also registered a new Bluetooth device with MIIT, which could be a new Apple Pencil for the iPads.

Watch a magician wear an iPad like a glove


Simon Pierro
Is there an app for that?
Photo: Simon Pierro/YouTube

The mesmerizing iPad magician Simon Pierro uses the Apple tablet the way many of the acts before him performed tricks with a top hat.

But during one recent performance, he used the iPad to slip on the white glove of the famed magician known as Cardini.

Why you shouldn’t let an iPad raise your kids


Yep, kids love their iPads.
The challenges of parenting in the digital age.
Photo: Payless

Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids play with iPads and, far from being out of touch with modern parenting, it turns out that he was being quite progressive.

That’s according to a recent study carried out by the University of Michigan, which found that parents with “difficult” children are far more likely to give them iPads to pacify them — particularly during high-stress times like eating, being in public, doing chores, or going to bed.

iPhones, iPads and Mac, oh my! Apple’s next big earnings call will be January 26


On January 26, we find out how many millions of iPhones Apple sold over Christmas.
On January 26, we find out how many millions of iPhones Apple sold over Christmas.
Photo: Apple

Mark your calendars. Apple is set to announce its Q1 2016 earnings January 26.

Apple confirmed today via its Investor Relations portal that it will be releasing financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 (re: September through December 2015) at 2 p.m. Pacific on January 26.

iPad was 2015’s most popular Twitter tech hashtag


iPad mini 4
We're talking about iPads more than ever.
Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

Given its slowing sales and the continued record smashing of its iPhone brethren, it’s easy to think of the iPad as the “also ran” of Apple’s iOS devices.

In fact, people continue to talk about the iPad an enormous amount — more than any other topic in tech, if you believe Twitter’s freshly-released list of 2015’s top trending topics.