Apple event showcases new iPad Air, iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard and other updates

Apple revamped its iPad lineup during the tech company's May event.

Today's reveal was "the biggest day for iPad since it's introduction," Tim Cook said as the presentation began.

The iPad Air and iPad Pro got significant upgrades, and Apple also introduced a new Apple Pencil Pro and Magic Keyboard for the devices. Apple also lowered the price on the existing iPad 10-inch, which will now start at $349.

Livestreaming of the event, called "Let Loose," was available on Apple's YouTube channel, as well as its website.

We also recapped the Apple event across social media platforms, which you can view above

Here's what was announced at Apple's May event:

Apple Pencil Pro

 

Apple introduced a new Apple Pencil Pro to pair with the new iPad Pro and new iPad Air devices.

You can squeeze the pencil to bring up a selected tool, and the pencil will have a gyroscope for precise control of the tool you are using.

The new Pencil Pro will also now support FindMy, so you can locate it in the Find My app if you've misplaced it. Similar to the previous Pencil, Pencil Pro carries and charges magnetically.

The new Apple Pencil Pro starts at $129, and will be available next week.

 

New Magic Keyboard

The Magic Keyboard has been redesigned to be thinner and lighter to work with the new, thinner iPad Pro, Apple says.

It will come in two colors to match the new Pro, and will have a function keys row and an aluminum trackpad.

The Magic Keyboard will come in two sizes, with the 11-inch starting at $299 and the 13-inch starting at $349.

 

New iPad Air

 

The new Apple iPad Air will now come in two sizes: an 11-inch display and a larger 13-inch display. Both will have the updated M2 chip.

Other key changes: the front-facing camera will now be on the landscape edge and the iPads will have spatial audio.

New color options include blue and purple, in addition to the existing starlight and space gray finishes.

The iPads will work with the Magic Keyboard. For storage, they are adding 512MB and 1T options.

The 11-inch iPad Air starts at $599, and the 13-inch starts at $799.

 

Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro updates

Creators rejoice! New updates to Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro were also announced during the May event.

For Final Cut Pro, Apple introduced a live multicam feature, in which a user can connect up to four cameras. They also announced a new app for the iPhone and iPad — Final Cut Camera — which will allow users to connect four iPhones or iPads for video shoots.

Updates to Logic Pro include new drums and effects, and it can now use machine learning to model sound in detail.

 

 

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