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Apple Planning to Launch a Brand New iPad: Report

The Cupertino-based company would likely introduce the new iPad and MacBook models at an October press event following the mid-September iPhone keynote

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In addition, the foldable iPad would also support 5G cellular radios for fast mobile Internet browsing, according to the analyst. Pixabay

Apple is planning to launch a brand new iPad with a new design with 10.2-inch display that is expected to succeed the low-cost 9.7-inch iPad, media reported on Wednesday.

According to news portal GSMArena, the upcoming iPad’s production would hit mass production in July.

Taiwanese manufacturer Radiant Opto-Electronics would be the exclusive backlight module supplier for both the new iPad and the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the report added.

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad was introduced in 2018 with support for the first-gen Apple pencil.

The Cupertino-based company would likely introduce the new iPad and MacBook models at an October press event following the mid-September iPhone keynote.

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According to London-based global information provider IHS Markit’s analyst Jeff Lin, the iPhone-maker is working on a new 5G-enabled iPad with a foldable display that could launch in 2020. (IANS)

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Apple Introducing Disability-Themed Emojis for its Keyboard

The new emojis would be made available this fall with a free software update on Apple devices

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FILE - Emoji characters are shown on the screens of two mobile phones in Paris, Aug. 6, 2015. VOA

In a bid to bring more diversity to its keyboards, Apple is rolling out 59 new emojis to its keyboard for iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches this fall.

In a major update to the “couples holding hands” emoji, users would now be able to select any combination of skin tone, to personalise the people holding hands, opening up more than 75 possible combinations, the iPhone-maker wrote in a blog-post on Tuesday.

Furthermore, introducing more disability-themed emojis, Apple keyboards would now have a new guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg as well.

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Customers walk past an Apple logo inside of an Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York, Aug. 1, 2018. VOA

“Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple’s values and these new options help fill a significant gap in the emoji keyboard,” the post said.

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Other new emojis making way into Apple keyboard includes a new smiley face for yawning, a one-piece swimsuit, new food items including a waffle, falafel, butter and garlic as well as new animals like the sloth, flamingo, orangutan and skunk. The new emojis would be made available this fall with a free software update on Apple devices. (IANS)

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