News round-up: Apple registers five unleashed iPad models (and more)

News round-up: Apple registers five unleashed iPad models (and more)

Apple has registered five unreleased iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, including A2068, A2197, A2198, A2228, A2230, according to listings uncovered by MySmartPrice and confirmed by MacRumors. Some of them are doubtless new iPad Pros expected to be unveiled in September, along with new iPhones and Apple Watches.

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Siri trails Google Assistant, Skype, in OHT test of real time voice translations

Siri trails Google Assistant, Skype, in OHT test of real time voice translations

One Hour Translation (OHT), an online platform that provides translations in more than 100 languages and 3,000 language pairs, has announced that, according to its benchmark, Google Assistant is the world’s top performing real time voice translator, with Apple’s Siri coming in third.

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PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsules give your devices spacesuit-like protection

PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsules give your devices spacesuit-like protection

Looking for a soft case that can provide real protection to your iPad or 13-inch MacBook? The new PHOOZY iPad and MacBook Capsule is designed like a spacesuit to protect your device from all sorts of hazards (just not the vacuum of space). There are two sizes: the iPad Capsule 11” for the 9.7-inch iPad and iPad Air, 11” iPad Pro and any other tablets with up to 11” displays. For larger devices, there’s the iPad/MacBook Capsule 13” for the 12.9” iPad Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro (13”) and any other laptop up to 13”.

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Look for 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iMac Pro, new Apple displays in October

Look for 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iMac Pro, new Apple displays in October

Previously, I predicted that Apple will unveil its new iPhones, iPad Pros, and Apple Watches in a special September event (which I still think will happen), but forecast that new laptops would be unveiled in October. Now I think October will be the month that Apple will make available its high-end, pro Mac line-up.

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Back again! Our deal on an Aura Premium lifetime subscription

Back again! Our deal on an Aura Premium lifetime subscription

This deal was so popular last month when we ran it that we’re doing it again… and this time you can even save more by using promo code DEAL20 at checkout to take an additional 20% off. What’s the deal? A lifetime subscription to Aura Premium. Normally retailing for $499, you’ll get it for $79.99 and if you use the promo coupon code, that drops to $63.99.

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VirnetX scores one in its legal battle with Apple

VirnetX scores one in its legal battle with Apple

VirnetX has won another battle in its patent lawsuit with Apple, convincing the U.S. Court of Appeals to vacate and remand decisions by the US Patent Office's Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated two patents, reports AppleInsider. The new ruling may increase VirnetX — which I consider a patent troll — more leverage in receiving the $439 million the courts declared Apple owed.

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New Mac laptops eligible for keyboard repairs if there’s a problem

New Mac laptops eligible for keyboard repairs if there’s a problem

Well, there’s (kinda) good news about the revamped MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pros announced today. As noted by MacRumors, they’ll sport the same third-generation butterfly keyboard design with an updated material as the higher-end 2019 MacBook Pro models introduced in May.

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