Everything Apple Announced at Today's Educational Event in Under Three Minutes

Apple held its first event of 2018 this morning in Chicago, Illinois, at the Lane Tech College Prep High School. The event's unusual location was due to the fact that it focused on education, marking Apple's first education-oriented event since 2012.

The main draw of the event was a new low-cost iPad with Apple Pencil support, but Apple also announced several other education-focused initiatives for teachers and students. The full event spanned over an hour, but we've recapped everything that's worth knowing in the three minute video below.

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Apple didn't live stream the event this morning, but after it was finished, the company shared a full video, so if you want to watch it from start to finish, you can do so on Apple's Events website or through the Events app on the Apple TV.

There were also a few other unannounced surprises that popped up on Apple's site after the event, like new iPhone and iPad cases, new Apple Watch bands, and a Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Trackpad, and Mouse, which were previously exclusive to the iMac Pro.

As with all Apple events, MacRumors provided a live blog and extensive coverage, all of which is listed below so you can catch up if you missed anything:

Hardware

Software

We'll be sharing additional details on the new iPad with Apple Pencil support throughout this week and next, so make sure to stay tuned to MacRumors. For more details about the new iPad, make sure to check out our iPad roundup, which will be updated later today.

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30 months ago
No Mac Pro (which hasn’t seen an update since 2013) and no Mac Mini (which hasn’t seen an update since 2014). No iPhone SE (which hasn’t seen any update outside of a storage bump since 2016). No standalone display and no AirPort because those departments were shut down (by the richest company in the world).

But hey, we have new watch bands! That’s more important than all of the products mentioned above. Thanks, Tim! :rolleyes:
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30 months ago
Boring! People really need to stop hyping these events. At least Apple had the decency to avoid live streaming it.
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30 months ago
Less than impressed with pricing...

$249 for schools and $299 for "regular" users would make more sense.

Pencil $49 for schools and $69 for all others.

IMHO.
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30 months ago
Just stopped by this thread to see the predominately negative opinions and unrealistic expectations for an education event.

Was not disappointed. :rolleyes:
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30 months ago

The whole event could've taken 3 minutes, too.

It was too long not really to announce anything much. It's not that this stuff isn't cool, it's more like Apple should have been very clear that they weren't going to talk about anything that was not school-related.

As it were, they already let slip that they had more accessories coming (cases, watch bands, etc) and this made people think they were FINALLY going to release the AirPower and the Qi case for the AirPods.

Even the new watchbands are YAWN. Seriously what’s coming out of a company the size of Apple these last 6 years?

Apple is bigger than Google and for Google it isn’t even its core business. It seems google is razor focused and Apple has lost the way. Apple is hyping future products like the airpad and by the time it sees finally daylight, most competitors already have better, cheaper comparable products.

It’s time a good visionary leader with more passion for tech than profits shows the way.
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30 months ago
The new iPad is missing a smart connector. Such a glaringly obvious omission. Students more than most users will need a keyboard. Not being able to use the Smart Keyboard is so strange, specially after teachers asked for non Bluetooth keyboards to avoid pairing problems and Apple has already deployed a low cost, simple solution. It’s inexplicable how they left that out.
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