iOS 12.1 Beta Hints At Support For 4K External Display

If you’re planning on getting a new iPad, you might want to hold off because it’s starting to sound like the 2018 iPad refreshes could be a major one. Not only have we heard and seen potential signs that Face ID could be coming to the iPad, but now a tweet from developer Steve Troughton-Smith has suggested support for 4K external displays as well.


iOS 12.1 Beta Supports Face ID In Landscape Mode

We have been hearing rumors that the 2018 iPads are expected to feature the use of Face ID, a security feature that was introduced to 2017’s iPhone X. While it was a rumor, there have been signs that it might actually be true, thanks to code sightings spotted in iOS 12. Now it looks like there could be more evidence of that happening.


Some Of Apple’s iPhones & iPads Could Face Import Ban In Korea

It seems that Apple might have run into some trouble over in Korea, and one that could result in the company’s iPhones and iPads being hit with import bans into the country, meaning that the company would not be able to sell its iPhones and iPads in Korea until the matter has been resolved.


Logitech’s Crayon Stylus For The iPad Now Available For Everyone

One of the unique and key features of the iPad Pro would be the Apple Pencil stylus accessory that is sold alongside the tablet, in which many have praised the tablet and accessory as being an excellent tool for creative use, such as digital drawings and art. Unfortunately the Apple Pencil did not come cheap, which is why many were chuffed when Logitech announced the Crayon accessory earlier this year.


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Third-Party MFi USB-C To Lightning Cables Will Be Coming In 2019

While many companies are starting to adopt the new USB-C standard for their smartphones, Apple as usual has as usual stuck to their guns of proprietary charging cables in the form of Lightning that was introduced several years ago. Interestingly enough Apple has actually embraced USB-C wholeheartedly, by giving all its MacBook laptops USB-C only ports.


Alleged iPad Pro Render Reveals Brand New Design

According to the rumors, Apple is expected to refresh the iPad Pro lineup later this year. For the most part Apple’s iPads haven’t really undergone heavy redesign. They have been slimmed down, given new color options, increased in display size, but for the most part it is still easily identifiable as an iPad.


Square Updates Its Credit Card Reader With Lightning Support

Apple’s decision to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack on its iPhones no doubt upset many users. However it not only affected consumers, but it also affected businesses who sold accessories that used the 3.5mm headphone jack, such as Square whose iPhone credit card reader used to connect via the headphone jack.


Google’s Duo Has Been Optimized For The iPad

There are plenty of video calling apps in the market today, but yet Google felt compelled to launch its own in the form of Duo. The app is available on iOS devices as well which presumably has been created to compete against Apple’s own FaceTime feature, and the good news for iOS users is that the app has been updated to be optimized for use on the iPad.


Alleged iPad Pro Case Reveals Mysterious Cutout

Apple is expected to launch new iPad Pros later this year as part of the company’s annual refresh. There have been talks about Apple potentially applying the iPhone X’s design to the tablet, and now thanks to a photo uploaded onto Slashleaks (via MacRumors) by Dimitri12, it shows an alleged case for the iPad Pro with a mysterious pill-shaped cutout.


Apple Is Reportedly Moving To More Chinese Suppliers To Lower Costs

Apple has suppliers from all over the world, such as China, Taiwan, just to name a few. However in a report from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple could be making the move to recruit more suppliers in China and shift away from Taiwan in a bid to help reduce their costs. The report cites how this shift has resulted in some Taiwanese suppliers being forced to seek out new businesses.


Minecraft: Education Edition For iPad Confirmed

Microsoft launched the Minecraft: Education Edition back in late 2016. The title was provided to schools on Windows 10 and macOS machines initially and is now being expanded to the tablet. The iPad is a device that’s widely used in the education sector so it’s not surprising to see that Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing Minecraft: Education Edition to the iPad.


iPad Mini Might Not See A Refresh This Year

At one point in time a very popular tablet category was the “mini” category where manufacturers would churn out tablets with 7-inch or so displays, which were admittedly popularized by Apple’s iPad mini. The mini trend seems to have died out with Apple more or less being the only company still putting out such devices.


iPad Battery Explosion Causes Apple Store Evacuation

An Apple retail store in Amsterdam was temporarily evacuated after an iPad battery exploded and released substances in the air that could have potentially been harmful. The employees were quick to secure the device after its battery exploded but since the vent could have released potentially harmful substances in the air, the store was evacuated.


iOS 12 Beta Hints At iPad With Rounded Displays

Unlike Apple’s iPhones, the design evolution of the iPad has been more subtle where the changes made weren’t too drastic over the years. However given the direction that the iPhone seems to be headed at in terms of design, it wouldn’t be surprising if the iPad were to head that way as well.