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Apple today announced an updated iPad Pro and a redesigned entry-level iPad. Cupertino talked up the new iPad and iPad Pro models alongside a third-generation Apple TV 4K that supports HDR10+ and sports an Apple-designed A15 Bionic processor, a step up from the previous gen's A12. The revised iPad Pro, likewise, is an update …

  1. MachDiamond Silver badge

    The Walled Garden still makes me want something else.

  2. Jan 0 Silver badge

    Remind me

    After reading this rambling article, I've completely forgotten which iPads you were dissing.

    1. Snowy Silver badge

      Re: Remind me

      All of them I think.

  3. GruntyMcPugh

    ' "new"

    "a new Apple Pencil "hover" feature that previews marks on the screen before the stylus makes contact."

    Is that 'new'?

    1. Piro Silver badge

      Re: ' "new"

      It's ancient. I had it back on a tablet from probably around 2004.

  4. Alan Watson

    Particularly idiotic

    USB-C port but the only Pencil version it is compatible with only charges from Lightning. I can't think of a single more obviously stupid decision from any tech company at the moment - plenty of bad ones, but for this level of "obviously a bad idea but somehow they can't see it" you need to look at Liz Truss's Government.

    1. GruntyMcPugh

      Re: Particularly idiotic

      EU directive so they have little choice. What they should have done is embrace USB-C sooner and had all their ducks in a row.

    2. J. Cook Silver badge
      FAIL

      Re: Particularly idiotic

      "Oh, but you can get a charging dongle to go from USB to charge the pencil."

      Or I can go and buy a lightning to lightning coupler and a lightning cable and charge it that way without the fool thing flopping around in the breeze.

      There's probably a reason for it, but it's either not a good reason, or it's tied to large-ish contracts for companies that use the base ipad as a foundation for their products. (like point of service terminals and such.)

    3. Julz

      Re: Particularly idiotic

      https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MQLU3ZM/A/usb-c-to-apple-pencil-adapter?fnode=72809a32b7a2b6eeddbd50ed6007105bc1effd0acdf4c7f77b36ecb5695a0d6f96591e830ba986ac4ed30d94b8ee288df487112b44b462f4b59ce5284ce866f6262bdd39f8bf6d26f428c4d7d9e86637ee0e8ec94dfd6648ef4d3da714aaf908

    4. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Particularly idiotic

      "you need to look at Liz Truss's Government."

      Update alert <sound of sirens and GIF of flashing lights>

      She resigned! It'll be someone elses government within a week.

  5. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
    Joke

    adopting the squared-off edge form factor of newer iPhone and iPads

    Wait...what??? After years of fuss about rounded corners, they're going back the square corners? What will we ridicule them over now?

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