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Screenshot: Apple event live stream

Apple announced upgrades to the iPad Pro tablet, along with long-awaited updates to the MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers, at a product event in New York Tuesday morning.

The big picture: Tuesday's event is a follow-up to last month's iPhone announcements and offers updates and refreshes to many of Apple's aging product lines for creative users.

iPad Pro details:

  • Edge-to-edge screen display similar to newest iPhones.
  • USB-C ports.
  • Face ID and no home button, a la the latest iPhones.
  • The updated 12.9 inch model is thinner and 25% smaller in volume than it predecessor and the base model price starts at $999 ($799 for the smaller 10 inch model).
  • A12X Bionic chip from the same line as the newest iPhone model.
  • Updated Apple Pencil.

Macbook Air details:

  • A new higher-resolution Retina display.
  • USB-C ports and Touch ID, new security features, an updated backlit keyboard, improved audio, and a redesigned trackpad.
  • Apple says it's 17% smaller by volume, 10% thinner, and weighs 1/4 pound less than the previous version.
  • The aluminum used to manufacture the new laptop's body is 100 percent recycled.
  • The base model starts at $1199.

Mac Mini details:

  • Faster processors and more input/output ports.
  • SSD flash storage.
  • Updated security and design with recycled aluminum.
  • Base model starts at $799.

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Zelensky questions U.S. warnings of "imminent" invasion in Biden call

Biden and Zelensky at the White House last October. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

President Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a back-and-forth in their call this evening about just how "imminent" the threat of a Russian invasion might be, according to three sources briefed on the call.

Why it matters: Biden has said previously that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin will probably "move in" to Ukraine, and White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday afternoon that "an invasion could come at any time."

Democrats stiff Biden as poll numbers hit low point

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Democrats in swing states and vulnerable districts in this year's pivotal midterms are distancing themselves from President Biden on social media as his poll numbers hit their lowest point.

Why it matters: The digital distance is one sign of the concern candidates feel about a person they'd normally embrace. Incumbent presidents — including one who believes he needs to come to their hometowns to sell his message — would normally be political gold for candidates from the same party.

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3 hours ago - Economy & Business

Tesla delays Cybertruck until 2023

Tesla debuts the Cybertruck in Hawthorne, Calif., on Nov. 21, 2019. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Tesla is at risk of falling behind on one of the most critical products in the American auto industry: pickups.

Why it matters: Pickups are the most profitable segment in the business and account for the first, second and third best-selling vehicles in the country. Without a serious pickup strategy, Tesla could miss out on a huge source of future income.