First Look: New Apple iPad, red iPhone and iWatch gear

Apple recently rolled out an upgraded new iPad model, new Apple Watch stuff and a couple other things. Have a look.

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The least-Apple tablet update ever

Less sleek and thin? More hardware bang for your buck? The price actually dropped?! Who are you, and what have you done with Apple? The inscrutable gadget company also announced the availability of red iPhone 7s, a new video feature, extra bands for Apple Watch, and a Swift update. Check them out.

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The new iPad, called, um, the iPad

Gone is the iPad Air 2, and here is the iPad regular. The iPad Classic. The iPad-Cola original recipe. In seriousness, it’s actually slightly thicker than the Air 2, but packs an Apple A9 SoC for additional CPU and GPU horsepower. You can order them today – the Wi-Fi only model starts at $329 and the cellular-equipped one starts at $459.

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Watch Bands

New bands for your Apple Watch are now available from Hermès, Nike and Apple itself. The Nike bands are perforated and sporty-looking, Apple’s are varied and retro-hip, and Hermès are fashion-forward and stylish.

Swift Playgrounds
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Swift Playgrounds

Apple added five new languages to its popular learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds – Latin American Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, German and French. That’s about 2.6 billion people who can now use Swift Playgrounds in their native languages,

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Clips

Clips is a new app from Apple that’s meant to make it easy for everyone to create animated videos from their iPhones. Add speech balloons just by speaking, filter a clip into a living cartoon, and, of course, easily share everything to social media.

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Red iPhones

The (PRODUCT)RED special editions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now on sale, starting at $749 for an unlocked model directly from Apple. Some of the cash that has resulted from sales of these special editions will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, although the precise amount or mechanism by which this happens is unclear.