What to Expect at Apple’s October 30th Event: New iPad Pros, Mac Mini, Low-Cost Retina Notebook and More

While Apple presented iPhones again in September, there are nonetheless quite a few merchandise that the corporate is making plans to refresh sooner than the top of the yr, necessitating a moment fall 2018 match, set to be hung on Tuesday, October 30 in New York City.

Apple’s October match will center of attention at the iPad and the Mac, and beneath, we have now rounded up the whole thing we think to see together with a couple of different merchandise that may in all probability make an look at the keynote.

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iPad Pro

Apple is operating on up to date iPad Pro fashions that undertake an iPhone XS-style design with slimmer bezels and no Home button, with the iPads as a substitute set to acquire a TrueDepth digital camera gadget that can change Touch ID with Face ID for biometric authentication functions.

Though the iPhone XS makes use of a notch for the TrueDepth digital camera, the approaching iPad Pro fashions are anticipated to characteristic narrow best, backside, and aspect bezels everywhere in the show. Apple isn’t making plans to use an OLED show for the brand new iPads due to charge and manufacturing problems.

2018 iPad Pro mockup by means of iDropNews

Recent CAD drawings sourced from a case maker together with further leaks have given us some perception into the size of the brand new iPad Pro fashions. The smaller iPad Pro is predicted to be 7 inches large (178.52mm) and 9.7 inches tall (247.64mm), whilst the bigger type will probably be 8.5 inches large (215mm) and 11 inches tall (280.66mm).

The smaller of the two iPad Pro fashions could also be as skinny as 5.86mm, and it isn’t transparent how thick the bigger iPad Pro type will probably be. It may well be as skinny, or slightly thicker like the present 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Bezels for each iPad Pro fashions may just measure in at round 6mm at the highest, backside, and facets.

Based on more than one leaks, Apple is it sounds as if relocating the magnetic Smart Connector at the new iPad Pro fashions from the aspect to the ground close to the Lightning port, which might possibly require a brand new vertically orientated Smart Keyboard. It’s now not transparent why Apple is making this alteration, and it isn’t recognized if Apple is certainly liberating a brand new Smart Keyboard that connects otherwise.

Originally, it used to be idea that Apple used to be relocating the connector as a result of Face ID could be restricted to portrait orientation since that is the approach it really works at the iPhone, however code in iOS 12.1 suggests that once being arrange vertically, Face ID will paintings at the iPad in each portrait and panorama modes.

Design smart, the brand new iPad Pro fashions are mentioned to characteristic a “diamond reduce” at each the entrance and the again, which means the capsules can have a design an identical to the iPhone SE with beveled edges. Antenna strains at the gadget can be situated at the highest and backside, an identical to the iPhone 7, moderately than in a block at the highest.

Renderings of 12.9-inch iPad Pro in response to alleged CAD drawings

There are different primary adjustments in retailer for the iPad Pro. Apple is alleged to be making plans to do away with the headphone jack from the iPad lineup find it irresistible did within the iPhone beginning with the iPhone 7, and it is rumored to use a USB-C port as a substitute of a Lightning port.

A USB-C port would permit for sooner charging and new capability now not imaginable by means of Lightning similar to the power to power a 4K observe.

Inside, the brand new iPad Pro fashions are mentioned to be supplied with an A12X Bionic processor that is even sooner than the A12 chip within the new iPhone lineup.

Renderings of 12.9-inch iPad Pro in response to alleged CAD drawings

For extra at the iPad Pro, be certain that to take a look at our iPad Pro roundup.

Apple Pencil 2

Alongside new iPad Pro fashions, Apple is alleged to be making plans to introduce a second-generation Apple Pencil with a brand new design.

Little element is understood in regards to the new Apple Pencil, however it would characteristic an AirPods-like pairing enjoy with the power to transfer the Apple Pencil between gadgets with out the will to plug it right into a Lightning port.

iPad mini

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is operating on an upgraded iPad mini that includes an upgraded processor and a lower-cost show panel, which means it’s going to be extra inexpensive than the present model.

Kuo wasn’t totally positive if Apple plans to unencumber the iPad mini at its October match or at a later date in 2018 or early 2019, however there is a chance it’s going to be unveiled along new iPad Pro fashions.

We do not need another details about the brand new iPad mini at this day and age, but it surely sounds find it irresistible’s now not going to get the similar design refinements which can be coming to Apple’s iPad Pro lineup.

For extra at the iPad mini, take a look at our iPad mini roundup.

MacGuide Air

Apple has a 13-inch MacGuide Air substitute within the works, which has been the topic of rumors for greater than a yr now. It’s nonetheless now not transparent whether or not Apple plans to label the system as MacGuide Air or a MacGuide, however some concrete information about the approaching pocket book will also be gleaned from the whole thing we have now heard.

Positioned as an entry-level low cost system in Apple’s product lineup, the pocket book will probably be 13 inches in measurement and it’s going to characteristic a Retina show. It is alleged to be an identical in design to the present 13-inch MacGuide Air, however with slimmer bezels.

It’s now not totally transparent how Apple will distinguish this system from the 12-inch MacGuide if it is going to be a MacGuide Air with a Retina show, but when the design is the same to the present MacGuide Air, the 12-inch MacGuide will nonetheless be Apple’s lightest system, justifying its increased ticket.

Various pricing rumors have urged that it may well be to be had for anyplace from $799 to $1,200, however probably the most dependable supply, Bloomberg, believes it’s going to charge beneath $1,000.

Whiskey Lake chips suitable for a MacGuide Air-like system had been introduced by way of Intel in August, and so Apple may just doubtlessly be making plans to use those chips within the gadget.

For extra at the combined rumors we have now been listening to in regards to the 13-inch low cost pocket book, take a look at our MacGuide Air roundup.


Regardless of whether or not the rumored lower-cost 13-inch pocket book is situated as a MacGuide Air or a MacGuide, rumors counsel Apple is making plans to take care of the 12-inch MacGuide lineup and a MacGuide refresh is alleged to be within the works.

Upgraded 12-inch MacBooks are most probably to characteristic Intel’s Eighth-generation Amber Lake Y-series processors, introduced in August. These chips convey processor and battery enhancements, so new MacBooks may just be offering each sooner efficiency and longer battery existence.

Aside from upgraded Intel chips, there is been little data on what else Apple may upload to a refreshed MacGuide lineup.

For extra at the MacGuide, take a look at our 12-inch MacGuide roundup.


Apple refreshes its iMac lineup frequently, and dependable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo just lately mentioned that an up to date type is within the works and set to release at Apple’s October 30th match.

We’re anticipating new iMacs that characteristic upgraded Eighth-generation Intel processors, stepped forward GPUs, and possibly the adoption of the T2 chip that used to be presented within the iMac Pro and has since been added to the MacGuide Pro.

For extra at the iMac, be certain that to take a look at our iMac roundup.

Mac mini

Apple is operating on a refreshed model of the Mac mini that is targeted at the professional consumer base. The upgraded gadget will characteristic new garage and processor choices, and as a result of Apple is aiming it at professional customers, some fashions may well be costlier than earlier Mac mini merchandise.

We do not need a large number of additional info to be had on what to be expecting from the Mac mini, however one rumor urged the higher-end type “may not be so mini anymore,” hinting at one configuration with a bigger measurement to accommodate higher-end elements.

Given that the brand new Mac mini goes to be a pro-focused system, it isn’t transparent what chips it’s going to undertake, however Intel this yr has introduced Eighth-generation processors suitable for each desktop and pocket book machines. Past Mac mini fashions have used the similar chips because the 13-inch MacGuide Pro, however Apple could also be making plans to go for extra tough chips for a professional Mac mini type.

For the whole thing we have now heard at the Mac mini, take a look at our Mac mini roundup.

Other Possibilities

Mac Pro Preview

Apple ultimate yr introduced paintings on a high-end high-throughput modular Mac Pro that can facilitate common upgrades to meet the desires of Apple’s professional consumer base.

Apple has mentioned this new, redesigned Mac Pro will release at some level in 2019, however prior to now, the corporate has supplied us with early previews and the paintings at the Mac Pro isn’t any secret, so it is imaginable we will get slightly style of what to be expecting at q4 Mac-focused match.

Modular Mac Pro thought from Curved.de

For extra on Apple’s paintings on a redesigned Mac Pro, take a look at our Mac Pro roundup.

iMac Pro

As must come as no wonder, Apple is operating on a next-generation iMac Pro type, which Bloomberg showed this afternoon. There are not any new chips to be had that will be suitable for an upgraded iMac Pro at the moment, however it is imaginable Apple will give us some main points on when we will be able to be expecting a refreshed iMac Pro system.

AirEnergy and AirPods

We’re nonetheless ready at the AirEnergy, the three-device charging mat that Apple presented in September 2017. When it made its debut, Apple mentioned it could release at some level in 2018, and we have now were given a couple of months to move, so it would doubtlessly make an look at the October match.

We’re now not depending on it although, as Apple made no point out of the AirEnergy at its September iPhone-focused match, the place a release would have made extra sense.

The AirEnergy is designed to price the Apple Watch (Series 3 and 4), glass-backed iPhones, and AirPods all at the similar time, with a wi-fi charging case required to permit wi-fi charging for the AirPods.

Alongside the AirEnergy, Apple is meant to be introducing a brand new AirPods Charging Case that provides wi-fi charging to the earbuds, so if we see the release of the AirEnergy, AirPods are most probably to release along it.

In addition to wi-fi charging, refreshed AirPods may just acquire an upgraded wi-fi chip that helps hands-free “Hey Siri” capability. With “Hey Siri” toughen, AirPod house owners will probably be ready to turn on Siri while not having to double faucet at the AirPods with a finger.

Existing AirPods Charging Case subsequent to redesigned AirPods Charging Case with wi-fi charging functions

No different primary adjustments are rumored for the AirPods this yr, however there were some hints that Apple is operating on a suite of Apple-branded high-end over-ear headphones that might release in overdue 2018 at the earliest, so we might see a point out of them. Rumors on a release date were combined, although, so Apple might not be in a position to debut those till 2019.

For additional info at the AirPods, take a look at our AirPods roundup.

How to Watch

Apple’s match will kick off at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, three hours previous than occasions are typically held. This yr’s match is occurring previous as a result of it is going down at the East Coast as a substitute of the West Coast.

Apple is making plans to reside circulate the product unveilings on its match site and throughout the Events app at the Apple TV.

For the ones not able to watch, appzz.website could have reside protection each right here on appzz.website.com and on our MacRumorsAre living Twitter account, together with proceeding protection over the process the following few weeks.

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