Apple brings PC-like trackpad to iPad tablets

This photo provided by Apple shows the new iPad Pro with augmented reality capabilities. (Apple via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new iPad brings PC-like trackpad capabilities for the first time, as the company seeks to make its tablet even more like a laptop computer. Apple says the trackpad will offer more precision than fingers in selecting text and switching between apps. Older iPads will also be able to get trackpad capabilities with a free software update, but some will require keyboards from third parties. For the iPad Pro, Apple is releasing a "magic keyboard" with a trackpad in May starting at $299. The tablet itself starts at $799, while an Apple Pencil stylus costs another $129, bringing the combined cost closer to that of a Mac laptop. Apple also announced a new MacBook Air computer with a starting price of about $1,000, down $100. The new iPad Pro and MacBook Air will be ava
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