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- Mini-led ipad pro expected at apple event on april 20 as production ramps up
- Rumor: ipad pro with triple-lens camera, ipad with dual-lens shooter to launch in october | appleinsider
Hands-on with anker’s magsafe-compatible battery pack
Anker, a company known for its range of accessories designed for Apple products, recently came out with one of the first MagSafe-compatible battery packs, so we thought we’d check it out to see how it compares to a standard battery pack.
With a 5,000mAh capacity, the battery pack can charge an iPhone 12 mini to full, but for other iPhones, you’re only going to get a partial charge. Anker says it can charge the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro to 95 percent and the iPhone 12 Pro Max to 75 percent, so it doesn’t have as much capacity as other power banks on the market, but it’s still a useful charge amount when you’re in a pinch.
Leaked photos show spring colors for iphone 12 cases
While rumors have focused on new products like a Mini-LED iPad Pro coming at Apple’s event on April 20, new spring-themed colors are also expected for select iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands.
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Mini-led ipad pro expected at apple event on april 20 as production ramps up
One of the new products Apple is expected to announce at its April 20 event is an iPad Pro with a Mini-LED display, and DigiTimes this week reported that Apple supplier Ennostar will be ramping up production of Mini-LED chips for the tablet later this month.
Rumor: ipad pro with triple-lens camera, ipad with dual-lens shooter to launch in october | appleinsider
An unconfirmed rumor out of China this week claims Apple plans to debut new iPad Pro and iPad variants in October, both of which will move from single-lens rear cameras to multi-sensor arrays.
Citing a Chinese supply chain source, Mac Otakara on Saturday reports Apple’s next-generation iPad Pro could adopt a triple-lens camera array, while a 10.2-inch iPad might benefit from a dual-sensor solution similar to iPhone XS.
Both models are rumored to launch in October, the person said.
AppleInsider was unable to confirm the veracity of Mac Otakara’s claims.
The Japanese publication has a decent track record in predicting Apple’s hardware moves, often gleaning information from third-party case makers made privy to leaked schematics in the months prior to a major product unveiling.
As for the triple- and dual-lens iPads, Mac Otakara’s source said diagrams of related accessories are currently «floating around.» Whether the devices in question are official Apple products or third-party add-ons is unknown.
Adopting multi-sensor rear-facing cameras in two new iPads would be an unprecedented move for Apple, as the company has yet to migrate dual-lens shooters to its tablet line despite first integrating the technology in 2021’s iPhone 7 Plus. The setup, which incorporates a wide-angle and «telephoto» lens, was later used in 2021’s iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, and last year’s iPhone XS and XS Max.
In February, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted an iPad mini refresh and said he expected the existing 9.7-inch iPad, last updated in March 2021, to gain a 10.2-inch LCD screen. Apple subsequently released a revamped iPad mini in March alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad Air, the latter of which effectively usurped the second-generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
Apple’s iPad Pro has not been updated since the line received a massive redesign with a full-face display and Face ID in October 2021, while the most recent 9.7-inch iPad variant saw release in March 2021. Both models are due for a refresh.
If today’s rumor is true, Apple’s iPad Pro and iPad lines will sport camera technology commensurate to that of their iPhone contemporaries for the first time. This year’s top-end iPhone, anticipated to launch in September, is widely rumored to benefit from a triple-sensor camera design boasting a new super-wide angle lens.