This week's headlines were dominated by Apple's iPad lineup. The iPad Pro 11" and 12.9" got updated to the latest Apple M2 processor. The pair of slates also support Apple Pencil hover, meaning they'll detect the stylus from 12mm above the display. Meanwhile, Blackmagic Design confirmed that its hugely popular video editing software DaVinci Resolve is making the trek to the iPad in both its free and paid Studio version.
The other iPad announcement was of the 10th generation iPad. More of a redesigned iPad Air than a vanilla iPad replacement, the new 10th gen iPad has a bigger 10.9-inch display, slimmer design, a faster A14 chipset, USB-C, and a higher price tag. Speaking of, Apple raised iPad mini prices across Europe and other regions, sparing only the US and Canada. Some countries have seen prices hiked as much as 20%.
On a final Apple note, the company has reportedly cut iPhone 14 Plus production due to poor interest. But don't feel bad for Apple, the 14 Pro is just $100 more, while the Pro Max is $200, meaning most people likely paid more to get a better iPhone.
The Galaxy S23 series is shaping up to be a very incremental update. Especially for the non-Ultra models, which will reportedly retain the non-LTPO displays with the same size and resolution, the same camera configurations but gain the Ultra's overly-minimalist camera design and get a slight battery bump.
As for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, it will use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and that's pretty much it. Why mess with a working formula?
Finally, it was reported that OnePlus will drop the Pro from its naming convention and the company's next flagship will just be the OnePlus 11. If the rumor pans out that would mean that the company will keep the trend of not releasing a second phone alongside its H1 flagship, like it did with 10 Pro.
That's it for this week. Stick around!
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