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Apple announces $329 iPad with Apple Pencil support

Apple Pencil and A10 Fusion meet the 9.7-inch iPad. Finally!

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Apple today announced a new 9.7-inch iPad at its education event in Chicago. The new entry-level iPad comes with Apple Pencil support, making it the first non-Pro model that has support for Apple Pencil.

The new 9.7-inch iPad is no different than the original 9.7-inch iPad Pro (which Apple replaced with a 10.5-inch Pro model later) from the exterior viewpoint, but it does come with a revamped specs and pricing. On the hardware side, the new iPad packs the A10 Fusion chip, which we have already experienced on iPhone 7, while the existing iPad Pro line-up uses an A10X chip.

The inclusion of A10 Fusion in the new iPad opens doors to Augmented Reality (AR) as well, offering users a rich AR experience on their device. Rest remains very similar to the original 9.7-inch iPad Pro (don’t count Smart Connector and True Tone display).

Our most popular and affordable iPad now includes support for Apple Pencil, bringing the advanced capabilities of one of our most creative tools to even more users. This iPad also has the power of the A10 Fusion chip, combined with the big, beautiful Retina display, advanced cameras and sensors that enable incredible AR experiences simply not possible on other devices.

Apple will begin shipping the new iPad starting this week, with pre-orders now open. The new iPad will cost $329 for consumers and $299 for schools. Not to forget that Apple Pencil costs an additional $99 for consumers and $89 for schools.

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OnePlus 6T to launch in Nepal on November 11

OnePlus’ fastest device is coming faster than ever in Nepal this time.

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OnePlus recently announced that it will be launching the OnePlus 6T in Nepal on November 11. The company launched the handset just last month in New York.

Yes, OnePlus is sticking to its ridiculous six-month update cycle that outdates the only flagship every six months.

The OnePlus 6T features a 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a teardrop notch, and a chin, of course, on the front. It packs a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending upon your preference.

OnePlus has added an in-display fingerprint scanner to the handset, and removed the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery included in slightly larger in capacity than what we’ve seen on the OnePlus 6. Rest follows what’s on the OnePlus 6.

You can pre-order the OnePlus 6T in Nepal beginning November 11, and get the handset delivered in the next few days if not weeks. OnePlus Nepal is offering the handset at a discounted price of 69,999 NPR for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, in partnership with Alibaba’s Daraz to celebrate its Double 11 sales day.

That said, the regular OnePlus 6T pricing will likely be a little over what Daraz is offering.

We’ve reached out to OnePlus for more information, and will update this article as the story progresses.

Update: OnePlus will be selling the OnePlus 6T for 75,999 NPR in Nepal after the Daraz Double 11 sale is over. Grab the discounted price while you can.

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OnePlus 6T gets new Thunder Purple finish in China

OnePlus fans in China are in for a treat that’s not black but purple.

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OnePlus has announced a new OnePlus 6T variant that it’ll trade exclusively in China for the time being. The new OnePlus flagship doesn’t take another tech specs bump in this news, rather a new finish. Thunder Purple.

While the US and rest of the world has to settle for OnePlus 6T Mirror Black and Midnight Black, customers in China will be able to avail a new Thunder Purple finish of the OnePlus 6T. It’s similar to Samsung’s Lavender Purple, with more light purple at the bottom and darker as it reaches to the top.

For 3,399 Yuan ($490), you can grab the Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in China. Rest of the world, waiting could be the only option for now.

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Apple Pay is set to launch in Germany

This could happen anytime soon.

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Apple is about to launch Apple Pay in Germany. Local banks have started emailing customers about Apple Pay’s launch in the country, but none have mentioned an exact launch date yet. Plus, Apple’s Germany website also states “coming soon” for the mobile payments service, leaving us without an exact date.

Apple earlier this year promised that it will launch Apple Pay in Germany before the end of this year; we can now see where it’s headed. Apple Pay made its debut in Europe when it launched in the United Kingdom in 2015, and now covers most parts of the continent. The contactless payments service could go live in Germany anytime soon.

At launch, Apple Pay will support American Express, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Boon, Bunq, ComDirect, Square, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, N26, O2 Banking, and Vim Pay customers in Germany.

Stay tuned for more information as the story progresses.

/ MacRumors

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