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Apple spruces up Macs, iPad Pros and raises prices

NEW YORK: Apple Inc refreshed some of its lesser-known products at a New York event on Tuesday, adding iPhone features like facial recognition to the iPad Pro and faster processors and better displays to some Mac computers that had gone years without a major update. The devices will hit stores on Nov. 7. Counting new iPhones and Apple Watches released last month, Apple will have more than half a dozen new products on shelves for the holiday shopping season, many at higher prices than previous models. The Cupertino,…

Apple could drop Qualcomm components in next year’s iPhones, iPads: sources

Apple has designed iPhones and iPads that would drop chips supplied by Qualcomm, according to two people familiar with the matter. The change would affect iPhones released in the fall of 2018, but Apple could still change course before then, these people said. They declined to be identified because they were not authorised to discuss the matter with the media. The dispute stems from a change in supply arrangements under which Qualcomm has stopped providing some software for Apple to test its chips in its iPhone…

Here’s why the Apple CEO never let his children use an iPad

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and his life-long endeavors for creating one of the biggest technology empires has made him a household name after success of devices like iPod, iPad and iPhone. But to everyone’s surprise, the gadgets created by his firm have not impressed him to a degree that he could let his children use them avidly. Writing in the New York Times in 2014, Nick Bilton recalled a conversation he had with the late Apple chief executive after the launch of the first iPad. Asking whether his children liked the new…

Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March

NEW YORK: Apple Inc  is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources.