Apple will never set the iPad free

Apple just pulled off the biggest switcheroos in the history of computing. For years, the iPad’s chip benchmarked higher than a lot of PCs. And for years, we’ve been wondering what all that power was doing cooped inside an iPad.

There are a lot of people who see the iPad as a legitimate laptop replacement. But when it comes to more demanding workflows that require any file management, the iPad quickly becomes a chore to use.

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So why did Apple put their best chip tech inside the iPad all these years? It’s simple; they…


One of the most requested iPadOS features could soon be a reality

I think we’re all aware that Apple did something amazing with the 2021 iPad Pros.
After so many years of telling us that the iPad is not a computer, Apple added a desktop-class chip to the iPad. This brings parity across Apple’s pro iPad and Mac lineup. Now that both machines run on the same architecture, it is conceivable that Apple could move macOS to the iPad Pro one day. Or even merge iPadOS and macOS. But both of these options seem improbable. I made a video about these topics. You can find it on my channel.

But I…


Why you should get the 11-inch

Apple’s decision to add the M1 chip to the new iPad Pros has made it more complicated than ever to choose between the 11 and 12-inch models.

Usually, this would be an easy decision. Buy the iPad Pro 12.9 inch in space grey with 512GB storage.
But now that the iPad Pro comes with the M1 chip, there’s a lot more to consider.

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I am a maximalist. I always get the pro version of anything from Apple.

Before Apple moved the iPad Pro to the M1 chip, the 12.9-inch model would be the obvious…


Different stroke for different devices

Apple marketing chief Greg Joswiak, known as Joz, and hardware chief John Ternus recently did an interview with The Independent to talk about the new M1 iPad Pros.

For the first time, Apple introduced an iPad Pro with a desktop-class processor, the same impressive desktop-class processor found in Apple’s latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. This new product caused a lot of speculation that Apple will merge macOS and iPadOS to create one OS to run on all their devices.

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The old saying goes that where there’s smoke, there is usually fire…


Why the M1 iPad Pro is Apple’s best Mac

Apple’s Spring Loaded event is now the event by which all other Apple events are judged. I have watched a lot of Apple events, and this event was by far the best. Apple unveiled changes to their credit card and other services and announced four new products (and a new Apple TV) that completely blew me away.

The dream is becoming a reality

I could write pages about AirTags. And the new iMac, which now comes in seven incredibly delicious, lick-worthy colours, were showstoppers in their own right. …


Console games. Without the console.

My iPad gaming setup

Apple introduced it’s gaming service, Apple Arcade, not too long ago to rather mixed reviews. High-end gamers were disappointed with the lack of big-name titles. Yet, casual gamers were delighted with a reasonable catalogue of good games they can dip into occasionally to kill some time.

Not too long after Arcade launched, rumours circulated that Apple was asking developers to optimise their games for engagement, which could signal the service was not catching on as fast as they initially hoped. Whether this rumour is true or not, it’s clear that the service has not set the…


The good, the bad and the Smart Case

I’ve been using Apple’s new over-ear headphones for more than a month. I was lucky enough to snag a day-one delivery and have been using them almost every day since. I typically listen to a lot of music while I’m working.

Sound quality

Although the smaller AirPods Pro also support spatial audio, I have switched over to using AirPods Max almost exclusively for watching movies and TV shows that support Apple’s version of surround sound. Pairing the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the AirPods Max is the perfect personal movie experience. Watching the Mandalorian with spatial audio enabled makes the show come…


iPadOS needs to break free from its iOS roots

2020 was a big year for the iPad. The iPad Pro got an expensive new keyboard. The entire lineup got real mouse support, and the Air got a facelift that makes it more “pro” than ever before. But all these updates are meaningless if Apple does not address the elephant in the room; iPadOS. Today, iPadOS is still far too similar to iOS, making it hard to think of the iPad as a true MacBook replacement. I love the iPad because it is the future of computing and it is the most fun computer Apple has ever made. I…


An honest look at the new Apple hotness

Have you heard? Apple released a new pair of active noise-cancelling headphones.
And they cost £549.
Even if you only have a passing interest in tech, it was hard to escape the news that AirPods Max cost five hundred and forty-nine pounds! Add the additional aux cord price you need to use them on a plane and the price of AppleCare+, and you’re looking at a headset that costs more than double the price of the current market leaders.

Twitter lost its collective mind when Apple released the Max. The news triggered an avalanche of snarky tweets mentioning the exorbitant…


At £549, they’re actually a bargain

You can’t argue with the numbers

You are not stupid for preordering Apple’s AirPods Max. You are not a so-called “AirHead”. You are not bad with money. You know what you’re doing, and you know exactly why you want to buy a set of £549 noise-cancelling headphones. You deserve the best because you work hard and you play hard.

But just in case the price tag is keeping you up at night, here are some ways for you to minimise the cost to help you feel good about your purchase.

You never really liked regular AirPods

If you preordered last week, congrats, you’re in an elite group of Apple fans who get…

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