New tablet — new accessories: Apple will change the connector for the keyboard in the iPad Pro


Apple is going to replace the 3-pin accessory connector with a new 4-pin accessory connector on the 2022 iPad Pro. This was reported by the Japanese edition of Macotacara, and the Chinese DTCHAT showed how the back panel of the new tablet will differ in comparison with the current generation.

Illustration: DTCHAT

It is noted that this connector will help power accessories that connect via the Thunderbolt / USB-C connector, but details are not specified. Its use for MagSafe is unlikely: the current third generation is 5-pin, and the location will make magnetic charging inconvenient.

Given the shifted pin layout in the DTCHAT image, old accessories are unlikely to be compatible with the new model, so you will have to buy a new Smart Keyboard along with the tablet.

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Apple Watch Series 8 will keep the design of Series 7


We expected major changes in design back in the seventh generation. Renders of new watches with flat edges appeared on the Web, but in the end we got the same device, only with a slightly larger display and an on-screen keyboard. According to rumors, a flat model did exist, but it was not completed in time for release. And it looks like Apple is facing the same problem this year.

Apple Watch Series 8 will not only receive the same processor as Series 7, only under a different name, but in terms of design will not change. There will still be 41 and 45 mm versions, the old straps will fit the new watch. About it informed ShrimpApple Pro insider. Previously, he was the first to talk about the new iPhone 14 Pro dual-punch display, which was later confirmed by Bloomberg and other reputable sources.

Watches will lose the titanium version: only aluminum and steel will remain. The aluminum watch will be available in Midnight (navy blue), Starlight (golden beige), Product RED, plus a base silver model. Steel does not imply fun: there are only silver and graphite gray versions to choose from.

In addition, the Apple Watch Series 8 will receive a new box protection. Thanks to the reinforced adhesive, it will not be possible to open it and put it back together without visible damage.

All this information applies only to the basic Series 8. Together with them, the Apple Watch 8 Pro will debut (perhaps even without the eight in the name) — a top-end watch with a more durable case designed for active sports.


Profitable: Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Lite budget headphones for only 738 rubles


The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Lite in-ear wireless model supports Bluetooth 5.2 for stable audio reception. You can pause music and answer calls using the touch surface of the headphones. Each of them weighs 4.2 g, and the total weight together with the case is 36 g.

Image: Xiaomi

The gadget works with AAC and aptX codecs. 6mm drivers are responsible for sound transmission. For high-quality voice transmission during calls, a noise reduction algorithm is used. The Buds 3 Lite also supports a low latency mode specifically for gaming and watching videos where it is important to accurately synchronize what is happening on the screen with the sound.

The battery capacity is enough for about 5 hours of battery life, and with recharging from the case — for 18 hours. The case charges via USB‑C to 100% in about 120 minutes. The LED indicator on the case indicates the charging process.

The case is protected from moisture according to the IP54 standard — the device will not break from sweat, rain and dust. Therefore, headphones can be worn during training. The kit comes with two additional pairs of interchangeable ear pads.

In Russian stores, the cost of Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Lite starts from 1,180 rubles.

Price: 944 → 738 rubles with a seller’s coupon on AliExpress.


Note! All prices are valid at the time of publication. Stores can update the cost of goods during the day.