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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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Apple fans get their hands on the new iPhones and Apple Watch

No other day is like iPhone launch day! September, here.

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On the occasion of iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4 launch, Apple has shared images of customers brandishing their new Apple handsets or watches. Yes, it’s September 21 in this part of the world.

While the Apple Stores in the US are still a few hours away from 8am local time, Apple fans in Asia Pacific have already got their hands on the brand new iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4.

Photos coming from Apple Orchard Road in Singapore, Apple Kyoto in Japan, and Apple Sydney in Australia show how happy Apple fans are after getting the 2018 Apple hardware line-up in their hands.

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Leak reveals battery and RAM sizes for iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone X

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology spilled the details.

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New details about the new iPhones have emerged from China. These are the details that Apple never shares during its keynote — some major tech specs that Android makers bragg about in general.

Regulatory filings from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (TENNA) have revealed the internal RAM and battery size on the latest iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR.

According to the documents, first spotted by China’s MyDriver, the iPhone Xs has a 2,658mAh battery, which is slightly smaller than the iPhone X’s 2,716mAh unit. Yet, Apple claims the handset will offer up to 30 more minutes of life than its predecessor.

The iPhone Xs Max has a battery with 3,174mAh in capacity, offering 90 more minutes of usage than the iPhone X in a single charge case, touts Apple. The more affordable iPhone XR is equipped with a 2,942mAh battery, promising 90 more minutes of usage against the iPhone 8.

As far as volatile memory is in question, the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max both have 4GB of RAM, while the iPhone XR has 3GB. For the record, last year’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 had 3GB and 2GB of memory, respectively.

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max arrive in stores on Friday, September 21 with pre-orders open now. If you’re awaiting iPhone XR, then pre-orders open on Friday, October 19 with sales commencing the following week on Friday, October 26.

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M. Chu shoots short film on iPhone Xs Max

“There’s a shot at the end where I’m rushing toward the garage–that’s using the built-in stabilizers. It’s pretty smooth.”

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Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has shot a short film entirely on the iPhone Xs Max. The two-minute-long film, called ‘Somewhere,’ focuses on dancer Luigi Rosado’s rehearsal space in 4K.

WIRED provided Chu with an iPhone Xs Max to test Apple’s best camera yet, with ‘zero equipment.’ Chu didn’t use any professional lighting or stabilizer, in fact, the video was shot handheld in a garage under fluorescent lights using the native camera app and stabilizer.

The video was edited on a computer without any color correction or post-production tricks, preserving the native iPhone Xs flare.

“I’m moving around a lot, and the focus was adjusting as I was moving, but it was finding the subject really well,” says Chu. “There’s a shot at the end where I’m rushing toward the garage–that’s using the built-in stabilizers. It’s pretty smooth.”

Chu says he’s going to upgrade to the iPhone Xs Max from the iPhone X, as the former is lighter than the iPhone 8 Plus, and doesn’t even feel like a Plus-sized phone.

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