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Normally priced at $599, the Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi-only model is slightly larger than the previous iteration, with a 10.9-inch Retina display compared to 10.2. It’s also zippier, thanks to Apple’s A14 Bionic chip (the older model uses the A12 processor). Plus, it has 64GB of on-board storage instead of 32GB. In just about every way, the Apple iPad Air is bigger, faster, sharper and sleeker.
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At $500 (was $599), the Apple iPad Air combines the power of the iPad Pro with the light-as-a-feather, compact design of the standard iPad. If you want more speed and power than the entry-level model but you’re not ready to spring for the Pro, this is the one to get.
Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, a foreign ministry spokesman says, after the UK, US and Israel blamed the country for an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman.Officials in Tehran has denied any involvement in the attack on Thursday in which two crew members - a Briton and a Romanian - were killed.
The United States await the Opals after they concocted a miracle passage to the final eight in Tokyo.Winless in their first two Olympic pool basketball games, the Opals needed to beat Puerto Rico on Monday by at least 25 points to sneak into the women's quarter-finals, ahead of Canada on for-and-against.
The S&P; 500 index has neared a record high as a $US1 trillion ($A1.4 trillion) infrastructure bill and strong second-quarter corporate earnings lifted sentiment ahead of a deluge of macroeconomic data this week.
The United States women's soccer team's dream of regaining their Olympic crown ended with a 1-0 defeat by Canada in the semi-finals on Monday, leaving veteran Megan Rapinoe admitting the competition had been a "struggle".The US came into the tournament as world champions and heavy favourites but they started badly with a 3-0 loss to Sweden, and bowed out after failing to produce a shot on target for the opening hour against the Canadians.
Australia have pulled their Tokyo campaign from the flames with a last-ditch 27-point defeat - 96-69 - of Puerto Rico to progress to the quarter-finals.Winless in their first two games, the Opals needed to win by 25 to sneak into the final eight.
Dutch star Sifan Hassan stormed to 5,000 metres Olympic gold in the first final of her extraordinary treble bid at the Tokyo Games.Just 12 hours after advancing into the 1,500m semi-finals despite a fall, Hassan kicked on the last back straight en route to an undisputed victory on a wet night in 14 minutes 36.
Russia has claimed an early lead in the duet competition at the Tokyo Olympics, where Svetlana Romashina is pursuing a sixth Olympic gold medal that would ratify her status as artistic swimming's GOAT.Russians Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko's free routine, which sought to put a new spin on spiders, was given a score of 97.
Cuban Mijan Lopez Nunez has become the first male wrestler to win four Olympic gold medals on Monday night while Germany's Aline Rotter-Focken is the first German woman to win a wrestling title at a Games.The 38-year-old Lopez, who carried the Cuban flag at the opening ceremony for the third Games in a row, defeated Georgian Iakobi Kajaia 5-0 in the 130kg Greco-Roman final in Tokyo.
Nina Kennedy has been unable to match the performance of her training partner Kurtis Marschall, who came out of isolation to book a spot in an Olympic pole vault final.The women's qualifying round was interrupted for more than an hour by heavy rain in Tokyo on Monday night.
Andrew Hoy needed just a couple of hours to add two more medals to his Olympic haul - and prove that he is no Games official.The 62-year-old Australian eventing veteran had a night to remember at Tokyo's Equestrian Park, following up the team silver he won alongside Kevin McNab and Shane Rose by snatching individual bronze.
South Africa assistant coach Deon Davids says the team are happy with the way the match officials handled Saturday's 27-9 victory over the British & Irish Lions and hit back at those who have said the Springboks' forward-based game-plan was boring.South Africa's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus had launched a scathing critique of the match officials after a 22-17 defeat in the first test, creating an extraordinary 62-minute video that is likely to earn him a severe punishment from World Rugby.
Australia have closed their Tokyo Olympics men's water polo campaign with a clinical 15-7 victory over Kazakhstan.Rhys Howden and Richie Campbell, both taking part in their fourth Olympics, scored a combined seven goals in the rout.
Better late than never, the Adelaide Thunderbirds have pegged a 59-50 marker against the Melbourne Vixens to offer an encouraging glimpse of better times ahead in Suncorp Super Netball.The victory, on foreign territory for both sides at Brisbane's Nissan Arena, made no impact on the top four, with the Thunderbirds and Vixens out of finals reckoning before the penultimate round.
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard made an early exit in her Olympic debut, the New Zealander missing all three snatch attempts in a historic appearance in Tokyo.Hubbard joined Quinn - a Canadian football player - in being one of the first openly transgender athletes to compete at an Olympic Games.
Tom Trbojevic's stunning season has continued after an 11-minute hat-trick helped Manly sink Cronulla 40-22 and ignited the NRL's top-four race.In a year littered by sparkling performances, Trbojevic produced another man-of-the-match game with 11 tackle busts and three assists to go with his third hat-trick in four games.
Jade Carey has won a shock women's Olympic floor title on Monday in the absence of 2016 winner Simone Biles, but the US star will finally return to action in the balance beam final.Fellow American Carey, 21, scored 14.
Host nation Japan aim to hit new heights in competitive climbing when the sport makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo on Tuesday with their maximum of four athletes launching an assault on European and American dominance of the sport.Reflecting the depth of the Japanese team, all four qualified through competition rather than depending on host allocations.
The injury-depleted Sydney Roosters have signed outside back Dale Copley for the remainder of the 2021 NRL season.The journeyman has played 146 NRL games since making his debut with the Brisbane Broncos in 2009, turning out for 14 matches with the Roosters during the 2016 NRL season.