Documents suggest that Apple will release two new iPad models soon

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Apple coverage has alternated back and forth between the iPhone and the HomePod in recent months, but it looks like another product line will soon steal the spotlight. This week, French blog Consomac spotted filings which indicate that Apple has been granted approval by the Eurasian Economic Commission for two new devices identified as A1954 and A1893. The devices are described in the filings as “tablet computers,” suggesting they are new iPads.

Although new iPads with Face ID functionality are rumored to arrive before the end of the year, there’s a good chance that the devices referred to in these documents are far less exciting. As 9to5Mac explains, all signs point to the “tablet computers” being mundane refreshes of the standard iPad line, rather than brand new iPad Pros.

When it comes to Apple products, filings often turn up days or weeks prior to the actual unveiling of the devices. For example, mentions of the iPhone 7 and AirPods appeared just two weeks before the keynote in 2016. Plus, the latest MacBooks were discovered in the EEC database in May before making their debut at WWDC in June.

If the trend continues, the new iPads would be revealed within the next several weeks, which would be months before either WWDC 2018 or the inevitable iPhone event this fall. Consomac believes that this is a sign that Apple will hold a special press event in March to show off the new tablets, but it seems far more likely that Apple will simply roll out the refreshed iPad models without any fanfare, as it has on multiple occasions in the past.

In the end, this is all speculation based off of vague filings, but don’t be surprised if a couple of updated iPad models quietly find their way on to Apple’s online store within the next month or so, perhaps with lower price tags.

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Apple’s Latest ECC Certification Hints New iPads Are Coming Soon

This week, Apple received certification from the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) covering new products (including at least one, if not two, new iPad models) which the company could unveil as early as next month, MacRumors reports.

The filings, which were first uncovered by French publication Consomac, are legally required for any encrypted devices sold in select Eurasian countries like Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, among others.

Two New iPads

Notably, the filings presented in this report consist of two new iPad models — A1893 and A1954 — which interestingly do not appear to correspond with any of Apple’s existing iPad, iPad mini, or even iPad Pro model numbers.

It’s unlikely that the odd numbers indicate there are new or even “drastically revamped” iPads on the horizon.

More logically, given the timing of their certification, is that Apple could be working on a refreshed variant of its $ 329 budget-centric 9.7-inch iPad, which was released in March of last year via an official press release.

Other possibilities are that Apple could be working on a new iPad mini model, though we’ve heard the company has given up on its smallest iPad form factor before — notably as the size of its iPhone screens are expected to increase substantially this fall.

As you can see in the short list provided by Consomac, above, there are additionally a number of “sample” products listed among the ECC filings, some of which have model numbers beginning with ‘AA’ and ‘CC’, which MacRumors was quick to note is “uncharacteristic” of past Apple products and therefore it’s unclear, at this time, what products they could even be.

Two possibilities include Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat, which we haven’t heard much of lately  and its previously announced AirPods wireless charging case, but only time will tell…

A Budget, Budget iPad?

Back in December, 2017, we covered a DigiTimes supply chain report which cited that Apple could be working on an even cheaper, budget friendly iPad model which could cost just $ 259.

And while it’s not entirely clear what kind of power and capabilities we can expect of an iPad priced so affordably, we can venture to guess it will retain the 9.7-inch form factor complete with a Home Button, Touch ID, an LCD display and more than likely a reasonable performance boost thanks to the inclusion of a newer A-series chip.

The current budget iPad flaunts Apple’s A9 SoC — a Dual-core 1.84 GHz — while the new device could potentially be bumped up to an A10 Fusion of unknown specifications.

Other features of the current iPad include an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front camera, dual speakers, Touch ID, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2.

Unlike iPad Pro, however, it does not support Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard input.

iPad Pro Refresh

Speaking of iPad Pro, meanwhile, its worth noting that Apple is believed to be preparing a major iPad Pro refresh for sometime this year.

That device will be a more premium model, however, boasting design hues similar to the iPhone X, an Octa-core CPU, Face ID and TrueDepth camera system in place of Touch ID, and advanced AR applications — although we’re probably not going to see the first signs of that model until Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, 2018, at the earliest.

Potential Release Date

While we have no indication of a firm release date at this time, MacRumors noted how Apple could announce its new iPad models via an official press release — similar to how it announced the current iPad model last March, alongside the stunning, PRODUCT (RED) variants of its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

In years past, Apple has been required to obtain similar certifications through the ECC, covering devices including its 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and even the MacBook Pro with OLED Touch Bar — all of which were released within just weeks of their respective certifications.

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How & Where to Watch Jessica Jones Season 2 as Soon as It’s Available

Good news; season 2 of the popular Netflix series, Jessica Jones, will be released on March 8. Jessica Jones is an exclusive Netflix offering produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios and is part of Marvel’s The Defenders series on Netflix featuring Luke Cage, Daredevil, and the Iron Fist. Jessica Jones offers action and intrigue as well as drama, and is a stellar addition to the Marvel Universe. Season one of Jessica Jones is thirteen episodes long, and we can look forward to thirteen more episodes on March 8. Here’s how to stream Jessica Jones online through your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Apple TV as soon as those episodes drop!   

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How & Where to Watch Jessica Jones Season 2

Where Can I Watch Season 2 of Jessica Jones?

Season one of Jessica Jones premiered on November 20, 2015, on Netflix; all thirteen episodes are available to stream now. As previously mentioned, Season Two of Jessica Jones will make its debut on March 8. 

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How to Watch Jessica Jones Season 2 Online

If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to subscribe to Netflix. (Sign up for Netflix and get your first month free. Plans start at $ 7.99 per month.) Once you have a Netflix account, you’ll have several streaming options at your fingertips. Select your favorite internet browser on your computer or laptop and pull up Netflix. Or use the Netflix app on your iPhone or iPad; it can be found in the App Store.

How to Watch Jessica Jones Season 2 on Apple TV

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For Apple TV 2 or 3:

  • Make sure you’re on the Home screen.
  • From the main Apple TV menu, select Netflix.
  • Choose Already A Member.
  • Sign in as usual by entering your email address and password.

​For Apple TV 4 or 4k

  • First you’ll need to install the Netflix app if you haven’t already.
  • From the Home screen, tap on App Store.
  • In the App Store, search for Netflix, then tap Get to install.
  • Now the Netflix app should appear on your Home screen.
  • Tap on the Netflix app, then sign in to your account with your email address and password.
  • If you don’t have an account yet, you can select Start Your Free Month and create your account.

Now that you have a Netflix account and are signed in, you can use the search box to find and stream the first season episodes of Jessica Jones to get ready for the season two premiere.

Season two of Jessica Jones will be released as a batch, rather than episode by episode, so once it’s released viewers are free to watch as many or as few episodes as they like. Don’t binge too hard!

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A couple of months back, Google introduced a brand new mobile payments app exclusive to India. The country’s banking landscape is a little different to many of the territories that currently have access to Android Pay, and so it needed a different approach. Until now, Tez has only been able to pay participating merchants or transfer between users, but it will soon be possible to pay utility bills, too.

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Soon You’ll be Able to Dance, Clap, and Tap to Charge Your Devices

Picture the scene: a few years from now, your phone runs out of battery. Instead of scrambling for a charger, you clap your hands and watch it spring back into life.

Sound far-fetched? It’s not, thanks to a new technology developed by researchers at Clemson’s Nanomaterials Institute (CNI). In March 2017, the team put together a seemingly rudimentary device made of plastic and tape, with the unique ability to generate electricity from movements. When the two materials are brought together — by clapping hands or tapping feet — they create a voltage. And because no one can stand cables, there’s now a wireless version known as the W-TENG, which is made of a combination of teflon and a multi-part fiber containing the ultra thin material graphene.

The tile-like device has a maximum capacity of 3,000 volts. As it creates a voltage, it generates an electric field that transmits energy over a distance of up to 3 meters.

All this electricity can then be stored in batteries, but can also be used for a range of other things too. The study’s author, Sai Sunil Mallineni, names a few:

It cannot only give you energy, but you can use the electric field also as an actuated remote. For example, you can tap the W-TENG and use its electric field as a ‘button’ to open your garage door, or you could activate a security system — all without a battery, passively and wirelessly.

The team behind the W-TENG is already in talks with industrial partners to develop practical applications of the tech, and they want to make sure that when it hits the market, the magic tile is also environmentally friendly, so they are looking for an alternative to teflon.

All being well, W-TENG could streamline our capacity to charge electronic devices, and one day help reduce the burden of energy poverty in the developing world too. According to CNI director Apparao Rao, its success is a matter of ensuring that the economics of the project are as bulletproof as its scientific basis.

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