Apple May Introduce The iPad Mini 5 In 2019

In a week Apple will unveil its 2018 iPad Pro and three new MacOS computers. iPad mini is one of the important devices in Apple’s iPad lineup that hasn’t been updated from the last three years. Two budget iPad’s i.e. iPad 5th generation and 6th generation are dominating the iPad or the entire tablet market for around two years now.

So it didn’t make sense for Apple to update the higher priced and lower speced iPad Mini. That said, there are still many nifty features like a smaller form-factor and a higher resolution display that are exclusive to the iPad Mini. According to a reliable source, Apple may soon announce the iPad Mini 5.

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iPad Mini 5: Expected Specifications

A reliable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has provided some trustworthy iPad predictions. According to him, Apple will unveil two new iPad Pro models both with a USB Type-C port on the 30th October. In addition to that, these new iPad Pro models will also sport better displays as compared to previous generations.

 

Next up Apple will also unveil a “new-design” Apple Pencil for the updated iPad Pro hardware. As for future developments, Kuo has predicted that Apple may soon update the iPad Mini. This new iPad Mini 5 will offer “an upgraded processor and a lower-cost panel”.

As for hardware, we can expect the iPad Mini 5 to be powered either by the A11 or A12 bionic processor. Furthermore, the new iPad Mini 5 may inherit design aesthetics from the 2018 iPad Pro. Consequently, we can expect iPad Mini 5 to be the second iPad featuring FaceID.

iPad Mini 5: Expected Launch Date

The iPad Mini 5 won’t be introduced on the 30th October event. That said, Apple may unveil the iPad Mini 5 during the month of March at an educational event similar to the 9.7inch iPad 6th generation event.

Well, what are the major hardware announcements that you are excited about on the 30th October event? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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Apple Announced New MacBook Air: Specifications, Features, And Pricing

After a long overdue Apple finally announced an update to the beloved MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air has been updated both inside and outside. In fact, the new MacBook Air now looks similar to the MacBook Pro 13-inch without touch bar. So here’s everything you need to know about the new MacBook Air.

MacBook Air: Specifications And Features

The major highlight of the new MacBook Air is the 13.3-inch IPS LED-backlit retina display. MacBook Air has been completely redesigned and this compact notebook now feels more premium. As for security, the MacBook Air now has the TouchID sensor integrated within the keyboard and powered by the T2 security chip.

The new MacBook Air is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 8th Gen processor coupled with Intel UHD Graphics 617. MacBook Air offers 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 128GB and 256GB PCIe-based SSD storage options. Furthermore, the new MacBook Air has two USB Type-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The new MacBook Air has improved speakers that enhance the overall experience while consuming media. In addition to that, the butterfly switch keyboard and new Force Touch trackpad make interacting with MacBook much easier.

MacBook Air is a perfect and reliable MacOS laptop for casual users that can be used for all sorts of productivity tasks like checking emails, word processing, and much more. Retina display on the MacBook Air also makes it a portable and ideal media consumption device that offers great battery life. That said, the MacBook Air isn’t perfect for professional uses like video editing and gaming.

MacBook Air: Pricing

The base variant of the new MacBook Air with 128GB storage is priced at Rs. 1,14,900 in India. While the variant with 256GB storage will retail for Rs. 1,34,900. Do share your thoughts and opinions on the new MacBook Air in the comments section below.

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Apple Announced The New All-Screen iPad Pro

Today Apple unveiled the much-awaited iPad Pro. The new iPad Pro sports an all-screen display with minimal bezels. Apple is claiming the new iPad Pro to be the best and most powerful tablet. In fact, the iPad Pro outperforms many notebooks in multiple aspects. So here’s everything you need to know about the new iPad Pro.

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iPad Pro: Specifications And Features

The major highlight of the new iPad is the 11-inch or 12.9-inch edge-to-edge liquid retina display. iPad Pro now has narrower bezels and instead of TouchID, Apple has offered FaceID. It is worth noting that, FaceID on the new iPad Pro works in both horizontal and portrait orientation.

The new iPad Pro has new and completely redesigned design aesthetics that make the iPad Pro a thin and portable device. Furthermore, iPad Pro now has a USB Type-C port which can be used for connecting external displays and transferring data at a much faster speed. iPad Pro is powered by the A12X bionic processor coupled with M12 motion co-processor. Consequently, the iPad Pro works flawlessly no matter what you throw at it.

Applications like the full-fledged version of Photoshop utilize the hardware on the iPad Pro to its full potential. As for cameras, the iPad Pro packs a 12MP primary camera and a 7MP front-facing camera. The 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 1TB storage options on the new iPad Pro are perfect for different category of users.

The new Apple Pencil 2 instantly connects with few of the 102 magnets on the iPad Pro and charges itself wirelessly. This reliable pencil has negligible latency and its a helpful tool for artists and photographers.

iPad Pro: Pricing And Availability

The base variant consisting of 64GB storage of the 11-inch iPad Pro retails for $799. On the other hand, the bigger 12.9-inch variant will be available starting at $999. The iPad Pro can be purchased from Apple’s website or from Apple’s store starting the first week of November.

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Apple Announced The New Mac Mini: Specifications, Features, And Pricing

After four years Apple finally updated the Mac Mini. The new Mac Mini offers upgraded internals and is available in a new space grey finish. Mac Mini is one of the most important computer of Apple’s Mac ecosystem. This budget-friendly Mac Mini allows users to enter the Mac environment.

So here’s everything you need to know about the new Mac Mini.

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Mac Mini: Specifications And Features

The new Mac Mini inherits design aesthetics from its predecessors and is now available in a new space grey finish. Unlike other computers in the Mac lineup, the Mac Mini offers a decent number of ports. I/O ports on the new Mac Mini includes 4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, one HDMI 2.0, two USB-A ports, Ethernet, and the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The new Mac Mini is powered by quad-core or hexa-core 8th generation processors. Apple has decided to adopt SSD based storage on the Mac Mini. Well, the new Mac Mini can be maxed out to up to 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. As for graphics Mac Mini offers Intel UHD Graphics 630.

The new Mac Mini also comes with the new T2 security chip that helps enhance the security on the computer. Lastly, the Mac Mini can be configured with a 10GB Ethernet port. Mac Mini can be a perfect desktop option for a majority of users. In addition to casual users, the new maxed-out Mac-Mini can also be used by pro users.

Mac Mini: Pricing

The base variant of the Mac Mini with a quadcore i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD storage has been priced at $799 or Rs.75,900 in India. While the higher-end variant with a hexacore i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage is priced at $1099 or Rs.1,05,900 in India.

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2018 iPad Pro: Three Most Rumoured Features

It’s been a month since Apple introduced its 2018 iPhone lineup. A few reliable sources now suggest that Apple may soon introduce the 2018 iPad Pro, new MacBook Air, and the Airpods 2. So these are the three most rumored features that will make the 2018 iPad Pro a true productivity based computing device.

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iPad Pro 2018: Face ID

A majority of renders suggest that the iPad Pro 2018 will be a bezel-less tablet. Apple will ditch Touch ID from the iPad Pro 2018 and instead rely on Face ID for unlocking the iPad. Consequently, the iPad Pro 2018 will come with a notch that won’t be visible due to the massive size of iPad. This notch will house the TrueDepth camera system that enables Face ID.

It is worth noting that, due to massive dimensions of the iPad Pro 2018 the notch won’t annoy users. Infact, this notch won’t be even visible due to the small size of bezels. A few reports even suggest that Face ID on the iPad Pro will work both in portrait and landscape mode.

iPad Pro 2018: 4K HDR Video Output

The new iPad Pro 2018 will come with a USB-C port. This port will help improve charging and data transfer speeds. In addition to that, this capable USB-C port may even help the iPad Pro 2018 to output 4K HDR video to external displays.

According to Rambo, a dedicated option in the Settings menu will help users to control resolution, HDR, brightness and other settings when the iPad is connected with an external display.

iPad Pro 2018: Apple Pencil 2

Apple introduced the Apple Pencil with the iPad Pro. Since its advent, this pencil has been widely appreciated by all sort of creators. This time around Apple may bring massive improvements to the Apple Pencil in terms of pressure sensitivity, ease of use, and the 120Hz refresh rate display will make the writing experience natural.

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Apple Discontinues iPhone SE, iPhone 6S- Should You Buy In 2018

Apple recently announced its 2018 iPhone lineup consisting of iPhone XSiPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Two old iPhones i.e. iPhone 6S and iPhone SE completed their three years lifecycle and were officially discontinued by Apple at the 2018 keynote event. Surprisingly, you can still buy these smartphones from many third-party retailers.

Is iPhone 6S Worth Buying In 2018?

Apple introduced the iPhone 6S almost three years ago. iPhone 6S was a major upgrade to Apple’s first attempt to manufacture large screen sized iPhone(iPhone 6) that was a major disgrace to Apple due to bending issues. iPhone 6S was powered by the flagship A9 processor coupled with M9 co-processor. Fun Fact, iPhone 6S was Apple’s last iPhone that had a 3.5mm headphone jack.

You can buy the iPhone 6S in 2018 if you strictly need an iOS device for a cheaper price point. iPhone 6S was introduced with iOS 9 and Apple will support the iPhone 6S to up to iOS 13. Consequently, due to Apple’s hardware and software optimization iPhone 6S will be usable for next year or two.

We would personally suggest you get a powerful Android smartphone like Poco F1 for the similar price. Lastly, if you still want the iPhone 6S it is a great smartphone, but do wait for any sale or festive season to get it at extremely low prices.

Is iPhone SE Worth Buying In 2018?

iPhone SE offers exactly similar internals as the iPhone 6S and sports the same 12MP camera capable of shooting 4K footage. The major difference between the two is in the design and display department. iPhone SE was the last flagship 4-inch iPhone that Apple manufactured.

Well, if you are still a person who believes that smartphones should be small and compact then iPhone SE is the last option you have. Apple will provide software updates on the iPhone SE2 for a year or two. It’s definitely a great phone but you can still get better Android phones for the price.

Also Read- Why Apple Discontinued the iPhone X?

Do share your thoughts and opinions on these two old iPhones in the comments section below.

Apple Watch Series 4: Specifications, Features And Pricing

Apple started the 2018 keynote event by announcing the watch series 4. Infact, watch series 4 was the only device that offered major improvements over the predecessor. The first improvement is the stunning new edge-to-edge curved display that offers around 30% larger screen as compared to the predecessors. Apple has also introduced dozens of nifty health and fitness-related features. So here’s everything you need to know about the Apple Watch Series 4.

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Apple Watch Series 4: Specifications And Features

Apple watch series 4 offers a premium ceramic, glass and sapphire crystal construction. The edge-to-edge curved display blends with the body of Apple watch, making the design look seamless. Furthermore, the new UI takes advantage of the increased display area by pushing more information and detailed health reports.

The new Apple watch series 4 has improvised accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. Consequently, the watch can now detect hard falls by analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration. Furthermore, once a hard fall is confirmed the watch will share location details and a text message to selected contacts.

Apple has also enhanced the heart rate sensor on the back of the Apple watch. This small watch can now take an electrocardiogram (ECG) using the new electrical heart rate sensor. The watch can even detect Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). All of the data and stats collected are then synced with the health app and ECG can be shared as a pdf file with doctors. Lastly, as an assurance, the Apple watch series 4 has received FDA clearance.

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Apple Watch Series 4: Major Improvements And Pricing

The Apple Watch series 4 is powered by a faster and efficient 64-bit dual-core S4 processor. Apple claims that this new processor is twice as fast as the S3 processor. For connectivity, Apple has used the W3 wireless chip that helps the watch to communicate with your airpods and iPhone.

Digital crown on the Apple watch now offers haptic feedback upon interactions with the watch. This new smartwatch has around 50% louder speakers as compared to predecessors. Apple has also optimized these speakers for phone calls, Siri, and Walkie-Talkie.

The Apple Watch Series 4 GPS edition starts at $399 (roughly Rs.28,686). While the Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499 (roughly Rs. 35,875). Apple Watch Series 4 GPS edition will be available to order from September 14th in 26 countries and territories and Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) will be available to order in 16 countries and territories.

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iPhone XR: Specifications, Features, And Pricing

Apple unveiled its much-awaited 2018 iPhone lineup. Apart from the usual flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple also introduced the iPhone XR.

Tim Cook is claiming the iPhone XR to be the iPhone for all. Major downgrade on the iPhone XR is the LCD display as compared to OLED on iPhone XS and a single rear camera. So here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone XR.

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iPhone XR: Specifications And Features

The major highlight of the iPhone XR is the premium metal and glass construction coupled with six bright color variants.

This smartphone features an impressive 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina display. Apple has included a majority of features found on the iPhone XS like Face ID, A12 bionic processor, and a similar primary camera.

That said, there are no major trade-off’s but still calling iPhone XR as the iPhone for all isn’t justified by the pricing.

iPhone XR: Specifications

  • 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels and 326ppi
  • Six-core A12 Bionic 64-bit 7nm processor
  • Four-core GPU, M12 motion co-processor
  • 64GB,128GB,256GB storage options
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • Dual SIM (nano+eSIM)
  • iOS 12
  • 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8) camera,optical image stabilization, True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 60 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 240 fps
  • 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording, Retina Flash
  • TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition, Stereo speakers
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 150.9×75.7×8.3; Weight: 194 grams

iPhone XR is an impressive smartphone that offers almost similar performance as compared to the flagship iPhone XS Max. As far as display is concerned, it’s by no means a bad display.

In fact you won’t notice any difference until and unless you compare iPhone XR and iPhone XS side-by-side. Apple has included the similar primary camera sensor on the iPhone XR as on the iPhone XS.

As a conclusion, the iPhone XR is a capable flagship smartphone that is priced much higher than the Android competitors.

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iPhone XR: Pricing And Availability

The Apple iPhone starts at $749 in the U.S. and is available for order starting from October 19th. It will go on sale in India along with over 50 countries from October 26 at Rs.76,900 (MRP) for 64GB, Rs. 81,900 (MRP) for 128GB and Rs. 91,900 for 256GB through Apple Authorised Resellers.

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iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max: Specifications, Features, And Pricing

After months of wait, Apple finally announced its 2018 iPhone lineup. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the new successors to the iPhone X.

The new iPhone’s offer enhancement in performance, display, camera, battery life, and many other aspects. So here’s everything you need to know about the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

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iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max: Design And Display

iPhone XS inherits design aesthetics from its predecessor coupled with few fine refinements.

The smartphones have an entire metal and glass construction and the device looks premium. These two iPhone’s come with IP68 water and dust resistance and are available in gold, silver, and space grey colour variants.

Despite the increment in screen sizes the new iPhone still retains a compact form-factor.

iPhone XS offers a 5.8-inch super retina HDR OLED display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels.

While the iPhone XS Max sports a humungous 6.5-inch super retina HDR OLED display with a resolution of 2688 x 1245 pixels. The new iPhone’s come with one of the best OLED panels in the entire smartphone industry.

Furthermore, the 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio makes the colors more vibrant and watching content on iPhone XS is a pleasure to eyes.

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iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max: Performance And Storage

Both the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are powered by the A12 bionic processor coupled with M12 motion co-processor and a neural engine.

The A12 bionic is a 64-bit six-core processor. Well, the two performance cores tackle heavy computational tasks and four efficiency cores take on everyday tasks.

Apple claims that the A12 processor is up to 15% faster and consumes up to 50% lower power as compared to the A11 bionic processor.

The new four-core M12 motion co-processor is up to 50% faster as compared to the A11 bionic processor. Apart from that, the new neural engine helps in advanced, real-time machine learning.

Consequently, iPhone XS can recognize patterns, make predictions, and learn from experience. Lastly, A12 bionic is the world’s first 7nm based mobile processor that will reach masses.

As for storage, both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 512GB storage variants.

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iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max: Camera

The new iPhone’s offer drastic improvements in terms of camera performance. The new iPhone XS sports a 12MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture and telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

Camera module also includes dual optical image stabilization, optical zoom, six‑element lens, and quad-LED true tone flash.

Apart from improvements in hardware, Apple has equally focused on image processing and software aspects.

The neural engine and image signal processor automatically adjust every minute camera settings to deliver the most pleasing results.

Furthermore, faster sensors and zero shutter lag help preserve details in highlights and shadows. iPhone XS also offers improvements in portrait mode and users can now adjust the depth of field even after clicking photos.

The sensor on iPhone XS captures a number of images at different exposures, neural engine analysis these photos and combines them to offer perfect results.

Lastly, Smart HDR takes smartphone photography to a new horizon by combining and analyzing even more images. There are major improvements in video-recording capabilities as well.

iPhone XS now offer a better dynamic range and improved auto-focus and auto-exposure for videos. Moreover, users can now record 4k footage at 60fps. The smartphone also records slow-mo videos at 1080 resolution and 240fps.

Lastly, the iPhone XS records stereo audio using the four built-in mics.

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iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max: Major Improvements

iPhone XS will be the first iPhone that supports dual-SIM through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM(found on iPad’s). Apple claims, that the second generation FaceID is more fast and accurate.

For wireless connectivity, iPhone XS offers 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC with reader mode, GPS with GLONASS.

There are slight improvements in battery life and charging speeds on the new iPhones. The iPhone XS includes Face ID, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, and Ambient light sensors.

iPhone XS will run on iOS 12 out of the box and will rely on gestures for its operation.

iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max: Pricing

The Apple iPhone XS will start at a price of US$ 999 and the iPhone XS Max will retail for a  price of US$ 1,099. These will be available in more than 30 countries and territories from September 21st with pre-orders starting tomorrow, September 14th.

These new iPhone’s will launch in India starting from September 21st starting at Rs. 99,900 and Rs. 109,900 respectively.

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iPad Pro 12.9 (2018): Expected Specifications, Features, And Pricing

Apple will announce its new 2018 iPhone lineup at a launch event on 12th September. Apart from the usual iPhone launch, we can even expect Apple to upgrade the iPad Pro. Apple introduced its budget 6th generation iPad in April without any prior announcement. Well, we can expect the same for the iPad Pro. So here’s everything we can expect from the 2018 iPad Pro.

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iPad Pro 2018: Rumoured Specifications And Features

Every iPad has practically similar design aesthetics, the design ergonomics haven’t changed for around 4-5 years. This time around we can expect Apple to completely revamp the iPad Pro design. Apple may introduce a nearly bezel-less display on both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Introducing a bezel-less display on an iPad will help Apple to embed a larger display in a much smaller body. Consequently, the new iPad Pro will have a compact form factor. Apple may even ditch Touch ID from the new iPad Pro as there is no physical home button in the renders. Hence, we can expect iPad Pro to inherit Face ID from the iPhone X. 

These new iPad’s may feature a True Tone IPS LCD panel and that coupled with the bezel-less display will take the media consumption experience to a new horizon. Similar to the predecessors the new iPad Pro will come with four speaker grills at each corner. Lastly, there will be a small camera bump on the rear of the new iPad.

As far as performance is concerned, the new iPad Pro’s might be powered by the A12X  octa-core processor. These new SoC will be manufactured using TSMC’s 7nm FinFET technology. Apart from the tremendous improvement in performance, the new A12X will also be highly power efficient as compared to the previous generation.

The new iPad Pro’s will come with 4GB RAM, that will be standard across the board. While Apple will reserve 512GB storage for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

There are many nifty features on iOS 12 that are only available for iPad’s. Well, with Apple’s seamless optimization between hardware and software we can expect the new iPad Pro to be a performance beast. In fact, we can now use the iPad as a full-fledged laptop for a majority of office or college-related tasks.

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iPad Pro 2018: Pricing And Launch Date

The new iPad Pro 2018 might be launched at Apple’s hardware launch event on 12th September. Furthermore, if Apple skips the iPad Pro on 12th September then it will be launched in the month of October in the new MacBook launch event. As for pricing, the base model of 10.5-inch iPad Pro may retail for $749 (roughly Rs. 54,999) while the base model of 12.9-inch iPad Pro may retail for $899 (roughly Rs.64,999).

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