The date is officially set for Apple's second fall event: October 30 at the Howard Gilman Opera House in New York City. Apple officially announced the event details with tagline "There's more in the making" as a teaser.
Apple already announced iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and Apple Watch Series 4 in September at its latest major event. This time, Apple is expected to showcase two newly designed iPad Pro models, a new MacBook, and probably other updates to the Mac line.
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While we hope to see a lot of Mac updates, the iPad Pro revision is anything but sure. Event artwork includes a selection of designs centered around the Apple logo.
Apple's second fall event does not take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino as its previous event in September. This time, Apple hosts the show in Brooklyn at 10.00 EDT (which means three hours earlier in the day than California events).
Here's a reminder of what we expect to look at Apple's October event:
iPad Pro Redesign
We expect to see two versions of iPad Pro introduced this month: a new 11-inch size and a newly designed 12.9-inch size. This is going to be a big upgrade for iPad Pro.
Both models are expected to have Face ID and full screen design without hack, end Touch ID, and maybe even change Smart Connector and optionally replace Lightning port with a USB-C port.
iPad Pro comes in two sizes: 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch. The smaller version replaced the original 9.7-inch iPad Pro, while the 12.9-inch version has lasted for two generations.
Apple is expected to shrink the edges of the 12.9-inch version to make a generally smaller sleeve while replacing the 10.5-inch model with full screen 11-inch version. This is probably the right call, as the larger version is big and heavy now – factors less noticeable on the smaller version.
If you are in the market for a new Mac, this month can finally provide answers to many questions about today's selection. Apple upgraded the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro in July, adding True Tone, Hey Siri, and higher core choices without an event. At least one new Mac design can be introduced this month, but it's worth showing.
Apple makes a computer known as MacBook – the 12-inch Retina version – and a 13-inch version that replaces MacBook Air may be on its way. This has been rumored for a while with prices of over $ 1000- $ 1500, and a recent reputation as it will contain Touch ID (without the touch line) suggests it does not get up to level.
One of the great mysteries of this Mac is what happens to MacBook Air, the 12-inch MacBook and Touch Bar-less MacBook Pro. The last two Macs start with $ 1299, and MacBook Air – dear as it is – has not been renewed this year.
Talking about Macs that have not been touched this year, especially for Mac mini. If you go into an Apple Store and buy a brand new Mac mini in 2018, you're buying hardware from 2014. We expect the Mac mini to be updated last autumn with modern specifications that can see the rise in price increase.
iMac is also due to an update, and at least one rumor says that the new hardware will contain "significant upgrade updates" in some way. Rumors predict that MacBook Pro gets True Tone display that adjusts the color temperature based on ambient lighting, although it is not clear that it refers only to TrueTone on iMac.
Apple recently upgraded the iMac series in June 2017 as part of its WWDC event and the iMac Pro hit the market in December 2017. It is possible that we could see updates in both versions this month, although rumors about the iMac Pro Hardware Upgrades have not occurred and the machine is under one year old at this point.
It is more likely that iMac Pro can be updated next to the introduction of 2019 Mac Pro. 2019 Mac Pro is not a rumor, but instead a product that Apple has already announced without revealing it.
This screen-free Mac replaces 2013 Mac Pro and has a modular design of any kind – and Apple makes a new
Read our full version of what we expect from Apple this month for more information.
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