Sebastiaan de With & Ben Sandofsky, makers of the insanely good camera apps for iPhone — Halide & Spectre, have just published their deep-dive and Technical Readout of the LIDAR sensor and the read cameras on the new 2020 iPad Pros.

A fantastic look at the new LIDAR sensor, its capabilities, and (current) possibilities. I sure hope Apple has some big plans for it in the near future, and doesn’t just intend to use it for their AR push.

Don’t miss the QnA at the end.

Matt Gemmell has posted this lovely first look at his new iPad 10.5-inch gifted by his wife. There are some great photos of the device next to the old 9.7-inch iPad Pro, so you get a good sense of the changes in the dimensions on the new one.

The Iconfactory’s Craig Hockenberry has an insightful take on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s wider color gamut and DCI-P3 standard, seen also in the latest 5K iMacs.

After using this iPad for a couple of weeks, I’ve realized it’s like the advances of Retina in an important way: I never want to use a lesser display again. And as with higher density, I think it’s obvious that Apple will eventually update all its products to use this improved screen technology. I can’t wait!

We’re quickly reaching a point where more pixels don’t make better photos. Think about how much Apple likes to tout the camera and how better saturation improves photos. These new displays are the first step in a process were wider gamuts become a part of the entire iOS photography workflow. The number of places where your code assumes everything is sRGB will be both surprising and painful.

I haven’t been able to decide if I should be shelling out INR 49,900 on a new iPad, especially considering I’m still using the iPad Mini 2 (without Touch ID) and so far, it seems like Apple’s winning.

Just Mobile AluCable Flat

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The Just Mobile AluCable Flat is a very interesting looking Lightning Cable for your iPhone or iPad. Just Mobile makes great aluminum products and I’ve used their Xtand Pro and Xtand in the past.

The AluCable Flat is a 4-feet USB-to-Lightning cable that’s flat like Thai noodles. The ends have aluminum connectors for the USB and Lightning ports and the cable is Apple-certified.

I really wish Apple improves the quality of their Lightning cables.