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The secrets behind the runaway success of Apple’s AirPods

If you started a business in an ultra-competitive space in consumer tech, and within three years it was earning more revenue than AMD, Spotify, Twitter, Snap or Shopify, you’d justifiably be pleased with yourself.

Apple’s wearables, home and accessories division has done just this, and you can bet that its collective corporate socks are rolling up and down in glee with every mention, internally and externally, of its favourite creation: AirPods. The wireless earphones made the company an estimated $7.3 billion (£5.6 billion) in revenue in 2019, up from an estimated $3.3 billion in 2018 – a 121 per cent

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How Apple’s U1 chip could change the iPhone forever

Despite much fanfare around its other recent silicon creations, Apple didn’t give any stage time to its new U1 chip when it was introduced in September 2019 alongside the iPhone 11. The chip didn’t didn’t get much press coverage, either – in part because it is currently used only for the company’s local file-sharing system, AirDrop.

But in space-limited handsets like the iPhone, a new component isn’t introduced unless it has a significant role to play: the U1 chip could be the basis for applications that will be core to future Apple products and services.

The U1 utilises a wireless

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The new iPad Pro finally turns Apple’s tablet into a laptop rival

The iPad Pro has been a strange beast for Apple: undoubtedly powerful yet more expensive in some cases than high-end laptops but with a form factor that precluded some of the best elements of mobile computing, mainly the obvious convenience of a trackpad and cursor.

Now these features have finally been added with the new iPad Pro thanks to an all-new Magic Keyboard. As well as supposedly offering “the best typing experience ever on iPad” (the old version was already good), you also get a gesture-supporting trackpad that works with iPadOS, a USB‑C port that allows pass‑through charging on the

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