MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte

May 7th 2024

MacBreak Weekly 920

Breath of Lavender

M4 Chip, iPad Pro, iPad Air 6, Apple Pencil Pro

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Category: News

Apple held its iPad event early on Tuesday morning and announced new iPad Pros with M4 chips! The iPad Air 6 was also announced with a redesigned model. The iPad Pros also have nano-texture glass for their displays, but only for the 1TB and 2TB models. Plus, an Apple Pencil Pro with squeeze and roll gestures and Find My support!

  • Apple announces new iPad Pro: OLED display, M4 chip, thinner redesigned chassis.
  • Apple debuts Magic Keyboard for M4 iPad Pro with larger trackpad, function row, aluminum palm rest.
  • Nano-texture glass for M4 iPad Pro only available on 1TB and 2TB models.
  • Apple's new cellular iPad Air and iPad Pro models are eSIM only.
  • iPad Air 6: Redesigned model available in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes, landscape front camera.
  • Apple unveils M4: Its first chip made for AI from the ground up.
  • Apple’s new iPad Pro should turn device into true laptop replacement.
  • Apple Pencil Pro launches, with squeeze gesture and roll, plus Find My support.
  • New versions of Final Cut and Logic Pro for iPad take advantage of the power of the M4 chip.
  • New iPad Pro lacks mmWave 5G and Ultra-Wide camera.
  • Google paid Apple $20 Billion to be default search engine in 2022.
  • Apple reports second quarter results.
  • Apple mulling potential partnership with Rivian.
  • Apple’s Star Wars themed Precision Finding ad.
  • Apple is developing AI Chips for data centers, seeking edge in arms race.

Picks of the Week:

  • Doc's Pick: GL.iNet GL-MT3000 Travel Router
  • Mikah's Pick: Misting Pet Brush
  • Andy's Pick: Portal

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