“Let Loose” Event Announced by Apple with New iPads and More to Come

“Let Loose” Event Announced by Apple with New iPads and More to Come

Apple is hosting a virtual event to unveil the next iPads! Even though it seems like there will only be a brief video event, new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, new accessories, and maybe some more surprises should be shown.

Read on for details on these and other stories related to Apple this week, including reports that the company is FINALLY preparing to launch a native Calculator app for the iPad later this year, the release of a new round of iOS 17.5 betas and associated operating system updates, and possibly the end of the road for Apple's Fine Woven accessories!

May 7th 'Let Loose' Event Announced by Apple

This week, Apple said that on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. Indian Standard time, it will host its inaugural event of the year. New iPad Pro and iPad Air models, as well as upgraded Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard accessories, are anticipated to be unveiled by Apple during the event. There may be more surprises in store, as always.

The phrase "Let Loose" appears on the invitation, which also features a creative illustration of an Apple Pencil. We'll have complete coverage of everything announced, and the event will be streamed live on YouTube and Apple.com.

A Hint at a New Apple Pencil from Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a hint about a new Apple Pencil just moments after the company revealed that its “Let Loose” event would take place on May 7.

Cook wrote on the social media platform X, "Pencil us in for May 7”.

It's speculated that the upcoming Apple Pencil will have a new "squeeze" gesture for specific tasks and that it would work with Apple's Vision Pro headset beginning with visionOS 2 later this year.

Eventually, Apple intends to release an iPad calculator app later this year.

An individual with knowledge of the issue claims that Apple is finally working on an app for the iPad, more than 14 years after the device’s launch.

When iPadOS 18 is generally available in September, all iPad models that are compatible with the update will come with a built-in Calculator app.

Based on the iPad app, a redesigned Calculator app for macOS  15 is probably in the works.

Apple releases the iOS 17.5 Third Beta to Developers

Developers and participants in Apple's public beta program can now test the third betas of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5.

iOS 17.5 adds a new Quartiles game for Apple News+ subscribers in select regions, allows users to download some iPhone apps over the web in the EU, and teases new capabilities for the iPad and Apple Pencil.

Apple may give Fine Woven Accessories one final run before discontinuing them.

This week, a leaker reported that Apple had halted manufacture of Fine Woven accessories due to unfavorable customer feedback. However, the leaker then stated that Apple might provide the accessories in one last batch of new colors before permanently abandoning them.

Following its announcement that it will no longer be producing leather accessories for the iPhone and other devices, Apple unveiled Fine Woven, a fabric material. Consumers have voiced concerns with the susceptibility of Fine Woven accessories to stains and scratches.

At some retail stores, customer interest in the Apple Vision Pro is declining.

Early in February, Apple released the Vision Pro headset in the United States; but, according to a recent study, consumer interest in the product has sharply decreased.

Later this year, Apple has stated that it would distribute the Vision Pro in other countries. These are probably going to be the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, China, Singapore, and South Korea.

The ₹3,99,900 starting price of Vision Pro limits the device's appeal to consumers, although a less costly version is probably on the horizon.

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