The 5th-Generation 64GB Apple iPad Air could be used by some as a laptop replacement, and you can get one for $499.99 shipped, today only, originally $599. Unlike previous generations, this model has an M1 chip with an 8-core CPU that delivers up to 60% faster performance and an 8-core GPU offering 2x faster graphics performance. Product page.
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If you have this new third-generation Apple Pencil, the Erase-O-Matic becomes useless, and that is because it comes equipped with sensors in the tip that can sample colors from just about any object. The patent sketches reveal that the Apple Pencil tip has both a light emitter and optical color sensor, the latter of which measures light for a different RGB channel.
The 4th-Generation Apple 11-inch 128GB iPad Pro (Wi-Fi) is great for those seeking the most powerful compact tablet currently available, and it’s being offered for just $699 shipped, today only, originally $799. Its M2 processor features an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU that delivers up to 35 percent faster graphics performance for the most demanding users. Product page.
There are plenty of accessories that turn tablets into portable game consoles, but the Magic Keyboard just wasn’t going to do it for iPad Mini owner Dhruv Shan. So, he decided to do something about it, starting with lots of acrylic and a laser cutter. Friction hinges keep the three-piece bracket together, while the magnetic mounts were sourced from a folio case.
Spiderweb music is fascinating, but Apple Music Sing is much better when you have guests around. This Apple Music feature enables iPhone, iPad and Apple TV 4K users to sing along to their favorite tunes , just like a real karaoke machine. There are multiple lyric views to let you perform lead, duets, backup, and more.
The 5th Generation iPad Air M1 offers Pro performance at a lower price, and you can get one for $499.99 shipped, today only, originally $599. Unlike the standard iPad or iPad Mini, the iPad Air boasts an 8-core M1 chip and an 8-core GPU capable of delivering up to 2x faster graphics performance compared to its predecessor. Product page.
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New York-based Synchron’s “Synchron Switch” enables patients to control an iPhone or iPad using only their brain. This is made possible with a sensor array called a “Stentrode”, which is surgically implanted into the top of the brain through a blood vessel, and then controlled wirelessly using the Synchron Switch on the patient’s chest.
Available in stores on October 26th, the iPad Pro M2 features a new Apple Pencil hover experience, Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity, pro-level cameras, Face ID, Thunderbolt, and a four-speaker audio system. The M2 chip is an 8-core CPU that is up to 15% faster than M1, paired with a 10-core GPU capable of delivering up to 35% faster graphics performance.
The 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro M1 128GB could be the perfect laptop replacement for some, and you can get one for $899 shipped, today only, originally $1,099. In addition to the brilliant 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, it features an 8-core M1 CPU design that delivers up to 50% faster CPU performance than A12Z Bionic, while its 8-core GPU offers up to 40% faster GPU performance. Product page.
The 10.2-inch Apple iPad 64GB (2021 Model) is still claimed to be the best value for your money in 2022, and you can get one for $269 shipped, today only, originally $329. Despite its price, the 9th-gen iPad still comes with a powerful A13 Bionic chip capable of delivering a 20% performance boost over the previous generation. Product page.