The best stories of this week: New iPad, AirPod and iMac, the future of AirPower, details of the March event, plus


In this week's best stories: Apple announces new iPad, Air mini and iPad mini, as well as upgraded AirPods 2 and iMacs, late-breaking information on Apple's streaming video service, the future of AirPower, etc. . Keep reading for this week's biggest news.

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In anticipation of its "Show Time" event of March 25, Apple made this week some announcements about the material via press releases. Here they are.

On Monday, Apple announced a pair of new iPads with the revelation of the 10.5-inch iPad Air and a new iPad mini. Both are compatible with the Apple pencil, while Apple also sells a smart keyboard for the iPad Air. The iPad mini starts at $ 399, while the iPad Air starts at $ 499. Read more in our full coverage of ads.

The next day, Apple updated the iMac and iMac Pro. The mainstream iMac is now available in new Intel 6 and 8 core processor configurations. There are also new Radeon Pro Vega graphics options. The iMac Pro has also added new RAM and Vega graphics options. Finally, Apple has lowered the price of some SSD upgrades for the Mac.

Completing the announcements related to hardware, Apple unveiled Wednesday a new version of the AirPod. The new AirPods include an upgraded H1 chip, an optional wireless charging holster, the Hey Siri handsfree, and more. More information in our full coverage of ads.

Despite all these announcements about hardware, Apple has not announced this week its long-awaited AirPower charging mat. We have had evidence that the carpet is not dead, however. The Wall Street Journal announced that Apple had "approved the production" of AirPower earlier this year, while hidden images on the Apple site also revealed an updated marketing for this accessory.

A report released Friday by CNET suggests that Apple is looking to supplement the AirPods with the launch of a truly wireless pair of Powerbeats. According to the report, these headphones will be announced in April and could include the same H1 chip as the new version of the AirPods.

In the perspective of next week, Apple will organize its event "Show Time" Monday at the Steve Jobs Theater. This event will mark the launch of the Apple News subscription version of the company, streaming video enhancements, a subscription gaming service, and more.

Read these articles and the rest of the best articles this week below.

iOS | macOS | tvOS | watchOS |

iPhone |

Mac + iPad |

Top Apple Stories, Retail |

Apple Watch |

AirPods + AirPower |

Apps |

Apple News + Video |

Top stories Apple, business |

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The best videos of this week |

Happy Hour Podcast # 217 |

This week, Benjamin and Zac discuss the carousel of Apple's product releases, including the first new iPad mini in years, a new iPad Air, faster iMacs, second-generation AirPods, and more again.

Happy Hour 9to5Mac is available on iTunes and in Apple, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music podcasts or via our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Stacktrace podcast # 028 |

This is the moment of poker! While Apple seems interested in sending new products this week, it's time for John and Gui to bet on what Apple could reserve for their media event on March 25th. That, and a little time going back to the year 2000.

Stacktrace from 9to5Mac is available on iTunes and the Apple Podcasts app or via our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Make the note |

Make the note is a weekly series of Bradley Chambers on Apple in the field of education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an educational environment since 2009. With experience in deploying and managing hundreds of Macs and 100 iPads, Bradley will highlight the work methods of large-scale Apple products, storytelling trenches of IT management could improve its products for students.

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