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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The 10 most important things of the first Apple keynote of 2018

We were caught by surprise, just when we thought that there would be no keynote and we warned: more than a traditional keynote, taking into account the infrastructure, the place and dissemination of the appointment, it was truly an event focused on education, but knowing how it's Apple, it did not rule out any surprise .

Unfortunately for many of us, there have not been. Which means that we'll have to wait until WWDC 2018 in June to see the new devices] ( ** as the MacBook Air and maybe a new iPhone, if there is any beyond the three that Apple will present in September.
Let's take a field trip, an event without too many surprises
New 9.7 inch cheap iPad

The star of the night has been a new iPad, which we have been able to know characteristics, price, release date and specifications .

To summarize, this 9.7-inch iPad is the cheapest that Apple has ever presented : $ 299 for students and 329 for the general public. Here you can see the prices in euros for the different configurations available .

But being cheap does not mean it's weak : it's compatible with Apple Pencil as the Big Brother Pro and integrates Touch ID. Its battery lasts more than 10 hours, has an 8-megapixel rear camera, front HD camera and Fusion A10 chip, which means that it supports Augmented Reality, something fundamental for the new education. If you want it, you can buy it now.

Discount of students in Apple Pencil

No, there has not been a new Apple Pencil as we speculated . Instead, if you are a student you can get it for 99 euros instead of the original 109. Not too much downgrading, really .
Logitech Crayon

Surprisingly we have known an optical pen similar to the Apple Pencil, but at half the price : $ 49. It is called Logitech Crayon and it has been precisely known that this brand will manufacture a case with keyboard for the new iPad, for the moment without further details.
New versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote

As it could not be less, the productivity apps have been updated to be compatible with the Apple Pencil. But it is not enough to be compatible, but they will also have their own additional functions such as smart annotation in Pages.
Digital books

Teachers will be able to create digital books for their classes directly from the iPad . iBooks Author allows this function only and exclusively from Mac, a computer outside the budgets of many schools. This new feature will be integrated into the new version of Pages.
More iCloud storage space

If you are a student, you are in luck : you will go from the 5GB of free iCloud to enjoy 200 GB. Find out here how to get it .
Classroom app update

Classroom is an app that allows teachers to remotely control students' iPads , a very useful tool that will arrive in the Apple environment in beta form in June.
Schoolwork App

This is completely new: Schoolwork will enable teachers to monitor daily the performance and progressive work of their students from within the app.

For more convenience, it will be based entirely on the cloud, so according to Apple using it will be as easy as sending an email. We'll have to wait until June to see it.
Apple Teacher

It is a professional learning program aimed at teachers to be trained in this new environment. According to the Apple website:

    Apple Teacher is a free learning program for teachers to use Apple to learn and teach. As an educator, you can develop tasks on iPad and Mac to use in your classes.

Everyone Can Code

Apple wants to provide curricular platforms full of tools to teach programming in Swift , but also by introducing ARKit modules so that anyone who wants to learn a fundamental programming language. 

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