The top stories from this last week in Apple news were, unsurprisingly, our reviews of the new iPad 2 and 13" MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt. We also did a hands-on with Xcode 4, looked at the latest iPad and Smart Cover teardowns, instructed readers on how to use Home Sharing with their iOS devices, and discussed the intricacies of using Bluetooth stereo headphones with a Mac or iPhone. Read on for the full list of top stories:
Ars reviews the iPad 2: big performance gains in a slimmer package: The iPad 2 is an iteration on the original iPad in order to optimize the user experience, both inside and outside. Ars put the device through its paces to see how different it really is in our latest review.
Small and mighty: a review of Apple's new 13" MacBook Pro: With the latest round of MacBook Pro upgrades, Apple finally brings all of its premium portables up-to-date with the latest Intel processors. Ars looks at the 13" MacBook Pro, with some benchmarks of the new 17" MacBook Pro thrown in for good measure.