Apple released new iPads this week at a splashy event in Chicago. Actually, the new iPads are very much like the old iPads, and even priced the same at $329. But the new 2018 iPad has an updated processor, and Apple has added support for the Pencil, so now you can draw stuff on it. One other thing you’ll get on the new iPad is a more robust toolset for teachers and students. We go over what’s new and what’s old with the iPad, and we talk about Apple’s place in the education space and how it’s aiming to win back some hearts and minds from Google and Microsoft.
Some notes: New iPads, read all about ’em. Arielle’s story about Apple’s place in the education market. Our roundup of Apple hardware for schools. The Verge‘s Paul Miller on the Xcode cliff.
Recommendations this week: Get a library card and get free Kindle books, and try the Massdrop x NuForce EDC3 headphones for some heady, heavy audio. Send the hosts feedback on their personal Twitter feeds. Arielle Pardes is @pardesoteric and Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. Our theme song is by Solar Keys.
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