9.7-inch iPad Pro Unboxing



The new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is, in all fronts, the most impressive iPad ever built. It’s got a new A9X processor that Apple says is more powerful than most PCs, the camera of the iPhone 6S, which apart from offering better autofocus and low-light performance, can also shoot 4K video, and a new anti-reflective display with TrueTone technology that adapts color temperature based on its surroundings.

This is our unboxing of the legitimate offspring of the bigger iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2.


Apple releases public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina

Dark mode, new UI, period tracking, and better security



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Earlier this month during the company’s annual developer conference, Apple introduced a number of updates for its mobile, tablet, and laptop operating systems. While developers and risk takers already have access to these yet-to-be-finalized updates, the general public is yet to try them out.

Today, those who would like to experience the new iOS 13, iPadOS, and macOS Catalina can now download the public beta. Like always, nothing is final; but, these public betas are close to what Apple will formally launch in the coming months.

For users to be able to download these updates ahead of anyone else, they have to sign up for Apple’s Beta Software Program. After installing the first public betas of the said software versions, users will keep receiving follow-up beta builds until the final release, which should come in Q4 2019.

iOS 13 in dark mode | Image credit: Apple

With the release of the public betas, Apple aims to catch more bugs and make sure the software works great before it’s rolled out to a broad audience. Beware of the small errors the public betas might have, but they should be just minimal.

For iOS 13, Apple is making a pretty big leap. The updated version of its mobile operating system features a much-awaited dark mode, Sign In with Apple, swipeable keyboard, and cooler Memoji avatars. It also has an updated Maps app and photo tools in the gallery. Siri is promised to be better as well.

iPadOS | Image credit: Apple

The new iPadOS is probably the best update we saw for the iPads. It’s still based on iOS, but it finally lets Apple’s tablets to fully utilize the home screen with visible widgets and delivers desktop-like experience.

The MacBook’s macOS Catalina will bring new apps that’ll replace iTunes and it’ll let Mac users download and run iPad apps from the Mac App Store. Also, the iPad can now be used as a second screen.

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WWDC 2019 Highlights

iPadOS, Dark Mode on iOS, macOS Catalina



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iPadOS replaces iOS on Apple’s iPads

A proper tablet OS



At long last, the iPad has its own operating system, breaking free from iOS which had originally been designed for iPhones. The new platform is called iPadOS, and it brings features unique to Apple’s tablet ecosystem.

It’s not just a name change, however, as it comes with functionality more fitting for the iPads it’ll appear on. The one you’ll notice instantly is the new home screen, which shows a lot more info through widgets and at-a-glance data at once.

Adding to that are Split View and Slide Over for improved multitasking and quicker looks at active apps. These are much-loved features on a device that’s designed to replace one’s full-fledged computer.

Speaking of replacing computers, the Apple Pencil is way more intuitive on the iPad now and has a much lower latency of nine milliseconds. Combined with the redesigned tool palette, flying through iPadOS is as seamless as can be.

But what may get most power users pumped is the ability to access external storage like flash drives and SD cards through the new Files app. It even has Cloud Drive support for folder sharing and zipping/unzipping files.

And if the dark mode of iOS 13 got you excited, you’ll be glad to know that iPadOS has it, as well. Actually, they share multiple features with each other, so you can learn more in our iOS 13 story published earlier.

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