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New iPads are close, EU App Store rules, and Apple ID's new bug on the AppleInsider Podcast

Apple is due to launch new iPads on May 7

On this week's episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, your regular hosts discuss a change in EU rules for small developers, some Apple ID bugs, iOS 18 leaks — and of course the imminent launch of new iPads.

If you haven't been affected by the peculiar Apple ID bug where it forces you to reset your password because of a security issue, then trust us: it's startlingly more of a pain than that sounds. Especially now that Apple has the excellent but time-delayed Stolen Device Protection feature.

It doesn't look as if Apple is going to put its hand up over that one, but it has unexpectedly caved in to the European Union. The EU itself says that the iPad should not come under its Digital Markets Act rules, but it's going to pretend it does anyway — and Apple has said okay, fine, be like that.

Apple has also said rather a lot — at least for Apple — about its forthcoming AI plans. But in the short term, all eyes are on the May 7 launch of new iPads.

BONUS: AppleInsider+ subscribers get a special extra this week as Wes Hilliard takes us through the history of the iPad — and does so with great clips of the highs, and a certain rival company failing to do itself any favors. Subscribe via Patreon or Apple Podcasts to hear AppleInsider+.

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