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

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    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.


    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


    [*]Apple Launches New 9.7-Inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support, $299 for Schools and $329 for Consumers
    [*]Logitech Announces $49 Crayon Stylus and $99 Rugged Combo 2 Case for 9.7-Inch iPad
    [*]New Logitech Crayon is Compatible Only With Sixth-Generation iPad
    [*]Apple Now Selling Standalone Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2
    [*]New 9.7-Inch iPad Hands-On: 'Very Familiar' Update Benefits From Apple Pencil Support and A10 Fusion Chip
    [*]Apple Debuts New iPhone and iPad Cases, Launches New Apple Watch Bands
    [*]AppleCare+ Price Reduced to $69 for 9.7-Inch iPad and iPad Mini Models

    Software


    [*]Apple Updating iWork for iOS: Pages, Numbers and Keynote Get Book Creation and Apple Pencil Support on 9.7-Inch iPad
    [*]Apple Announces 'Classroom' Coming to Mac, Reveals New 'Schoolwork' App for Educators
    [*]Apple Increases Free iCloud Storage for Students to 200GB
    [*]Apple Announces Free 'Everyone Can Create' Curriculum for Teachers
    [*]Apple Updates Clips and GarageBand on iOS With New Educational Features
    [*]iWork Apps for Mac and iOS Updated With New Features, Apple Pencil Support on iPad

    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.

    Article Link: Everything Apple Announced at Today's Educational Event in Under Three Minutes
     
  2. catportal macrumors regular

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  3. pl1984 macrumors 68000

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    Boring! People really need to stop hyping these events. At least Apple had the decency to avoid live streaming it.
     
  4. usersince86 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  5. ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

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    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:
     
  6. ozoneraider macrumors newbie

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    Planning to get iPhone 8 soon and was hoping they would release the Product Red version today. Oh well.
     
  7. SBlue1 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for this video. Saved me an hour of my life.
     
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    These new capabilities in iWork make me wish i was a student again. I could took a physics class in collage and i had to write up very detailed lab notes. Lots of sketches and advanced formulas. I used MS Word 4.0 with Equation editor and it took a long time to get them to look good. The new Pages and built-in sketches feature would have made things much quicker. I read that Keynote has animation abilities and being able to build that into moving forces on a sketch could really have been fun.
    I agree that Apple should bring back many of the features in past versions of iWork apps and iLife (I miss the built in special effects of iMovie that existed 11 years ago).
     
  9. Analog Kid macrumors 601

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    Glad to see them refocusing on education. It’ll take a few more of these, but gotta start somewhere...
     
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    Totally agree and yet it’s still boring in 3 minutes. I meant the presentation. Not the voice over. Thanks for shorten it and bring up the “highlights”.
     
  11. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  12. marcushe macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely agree. Love the effort by Apple to stay committed to education more than any other tech companies. But a $309 iPad + $69 AppleCare + $99 Apple Pencil + Promoted $99 Logitech Rugged Case = $576 per device!

    Plus things in the ecosystem like chargers, third party apps, spares, etc. There's also the salary of a school IT guy.

    That's a lot of public money to be giving to Apple for something pen & paper can do! But the hope is that it engages them.
     
  13. kcgunner85 macrumors newbie

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    I guess we have to stop assuming that Air Power, Air Play 2 and everything else that has been announced more than 6 months ago will ever actually be released.....
     
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    Apple shows that either they cannot get products developed in time or they are clueless about schools.


    No way a school could set budgets for next year with products they don't get to see until summer (ipads ready now but the software is "this summer")
     
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    And still no serious update Keynote and Pages for Mac... 5 years ago Keynote was way ahead MS Office, now it is so old and e.g. transitions are boring... Gibe this products new features...

    Also, iPad have only new A10 chip or something more?
     
  16. ocnitsa macrumors 6502

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    I’ve been pretty skeptical and critical of Apple as of late, but as a university teacher I have to say this stuff looks good.
     
  17. Dorje Sylas macrumors 6502

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    The most valuable things in that whole hour were Classroom (finally coming to the Mac) and Schoolwork. The iPad has needed serious remote management and monitoring software from Apple since the iPad first launched.

    "Remote Desktop" like Teacher(admin) control is an absolute must when controlling a 1:1 classroom environment. Classroom (for Mac) technically puts Apple head of Google in the School space. Since Chromebooks and ChromeOS still don't have a KISS classroom viewing/management solution. But still behind a traditional Windows laptop or even a MacBook Air.

    Missing from this is a MacMini Server to act as the local network cloud storage for student files. Big fail there Apple. Local network is the only way to keep at least 90% up time in technology classroom. Cloud storage off site/campus is too prone to network outages and disruptions.
     
  18. HJM.NL macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  19. mi7chy macrumors 601

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    This covers device management that I missed when falling asleep watching the 1 hour fluffed up version.
     
  20. Voenix Rising macrumors member

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    The folks who paid HUNDREDS (thousands?) of dollars for the space grey accessories on eBay/Craigslist are gonna be PISSED!
     
  21. JediStarWars macrumors newbie

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    Parent: So what did you learn at the Apple event today, Johnny?
    Johnny: Not much.
     
  22. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Other than the pencil ability, what is the difference between the previous entry level non-Pro iPad and the one announced today?
     
  23. Crow_Servo macrumors regular

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    A10 processor vs A9 processor.
     
  24. scottcampbell macrumors regular

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    Because you know—Mac Pro for grade schoolers at an unbroadcasted event.
    You must be a very optimistic person.
     
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    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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