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iPad Mini and bigger iPad tipped with faster chargers

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New versions of the longest lasting tablet brand in the world are rumored to appear in stores in the near future. As noted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s likely set to release a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of the year 2020. That’d be anywhere from June to December – and more likely earlier than later. It’s not yet known if this will be an “iPad Air” model or not. It’s possible this would be a replacement for the current 10.2-inch iPad (no Air, Mini, or Pro).

There’s also a tip this week from Kuo that suggests there’ll be an 8.5-inch iPad coming in the first half of the year 2021. This would likely be a replacement for the last iPad mini. The otherwise latest iPad mini was released in March of the year 2019, bringing with it the first “mini” device from Apple to work with an official Apple Pencil stylus.

These iPad models will likely adopt the same price points as whatever devices they replace. Apple’s success with the iPad requires little effort on the price adaptation front, as no competing company has yet offered a device with near as much name recognition or staying power.

If a brand like Microsoft would start creating devices with a higher “cool” factor than the Surface lineup, they might have a chance to step to iPad, but we’d need to be moving beyond the age of the app – and we’re not quite ready for that just yet. Apple’s massive catalog of powerful apps continues to expand with the iPad, and it does not appear that brands like Adobe will be stopping investment into the platform any time soon.

The next couple of iPad releases will likely sport 20W chargers. That’d charge your iPad a bit faster than usual, as the until-now-standard charger for the iPad and iPhone was (and remains) a 12W USB power adapter.

Not a whole lot is known about the next couple of iPad units, but connecting to 5G data might well be on the table. The design of the larger iPad might stick with the same external dimensions while the display grows – that’s something Apple’s done with devices like this in the past.

Cross your fingers for some design cues from the latest iPad Pro. More flat sides, more chance of display panel protection due to… you know… physics. Release dates are not yet revealed, but we’ll likely see one new iPad by the end of 2020, and another in the first half of 2021.

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Motorola Moto X30 Pro Will Have An Unusual Camera System

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This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Moto X30 Pro. The strangest thing about the model won’t be its unusually large camera sensor, especially since Xiaomi already claimed that crown. Instead, it will be the use of three focal lengths in the camera system that could mean the removal of one traditional part of that group.

Motorola’s Weibo account revealed that the Moto X30 Pro will have a 35mm focal point at its widest. This will be joined by a 50mm telephoto that could have a 2x magnification, as well as an 80mm longer telephoto option. If this is an accurate description, it would suggest that the phone will ditch the ultra-wide shooter in favor of two telephoto cameras when some of its peers opt to eschew telephoto cameras to make way for a macro alternative.

Whether this will give the Moto X30 Pro an actual advantage over other high-end phones this year remains to be seen, literally. It sounds almost like a mixed bag, at least in the camera department, though the rest of the rumored specs are on par for a 2022 flagship. The Moto X30 Pro, which could go by the name Motorola Frontier in global markets, is expected to run on a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, bear a 6.67-inch 144Hz OLED screen, and boast 125W super-fast charging for its modest 4,500mAh battery.

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2023 Mercedes-AMG EQE First Drive: Electrified Luxury Gets A Sports Upgrade

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AMG promises performance magic, upgrading the EQE EV sedan with supercar-rivaling power to go with a lavish, tech-filled cabin. Can it deliver soul with speed?

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How To Fix Amazon Prime Video Not Streaming In 4K

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Not all Amazon Prime Video titles are available in 4K quality. Older movies and shows often do not support that format, and even some newer flicks will still be unavailable for a variety of reasons ranging from licensing to technical difficulties. As a result, your title of choice might look less-than-perfect, not due to a fault on Amazon’s end, but simply because that title may not support 4K in the first place. 

Amazon has a list of titles available in 4K, so checking whether the one you’re trying to watch is, is fairly easy. You can see all the 4K offerings by heading over to the official Amazon website. The list is not very intuitive in the sense that you can’t check for specifics within the results as this is already a narrowed-down list. However, you can also simply type in the title of your movie or show into the search bar above to check whether it’s available on Prime Video and in 4K.

You can also search directly on Amazon Prime Video. Any variation of “4K,” “4K movies ultra HD,” “4K film,” or even something more specific like “4K romantic comedies” should produce a list of titles that you can watch right now. If you managed to locate your title on one of these lists and yet it still looks underwhelming, there may be other issues at hand.

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