This week, we got new iPads, a new Apple silicon chip generation, release candidates for all the updates, and updated Platform Security documentation.

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2024 iPads and M4

At the "Let Loose" event earlier this week, Apple introduced new iPads Air with 11" and 13" displays, new iPads Pro with M4 chip.

They also made sure that everyone that Apple silicon chips are really great for "AI" and machine learning by repeating it over and over. Be prepared for a lot of this at WWDC.

The release of the M4 chip generation only a few months after the M3 chips is quite surprising. (although it was predicted by Mark Gurman last week) The M4's benchmarks are quite impressive.

The iPad family (and all of Apple's major device families) now spans from the A14 (first released in 2020 with the iPhone 12) in the "plain" iPad 10th generation, over the A15 in the iPad mini, M2 in the iPads Air, to the M4 in the iPad Pro. Apple seems quite comfortable to keep using "older" chip generations in their low-end products.

Minor notę: the boxes for the new iPads will no longer include Apple stickers. While I appreciate that most will just throw these in the trash and appreciate the reduction of waste, it does seem like the end of an era.

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