Apple schedules special event on October 30, New iPad Pro, Macbooks and more expected

Apple has officially announced its October 30th event, teasing ‘There’s more in the making’, after several rumors. The event takes place at Howard Gilman Opera House in New York City. Apple is expected to announce redesigned iPad Pro, new Mac, Mac mini, iMac and more.

Apple iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro models are expected to come in new 11-inch size and a redesigned 12.9-inch size. These are expected replace Touch ID with Face ID, all-screen design without notch, no 3.5mm audio jack and probably a USB-C port  instead of a Lightning port, a faster A12X chip, and support for a second-generation Apple Pencil.

Mac mini could get a processor upgrade,three and a half years since the last Mac mini update. Both the MacBook and MacBook Pro will likely see processor upgrades and True Tone display for the MacBook Pro. The low-cost Notebook might not be from the MacBook Air series, instead, rumors have suggested this machine could be a 12-inch MacBook. Apple seems to be planning to expand the MacBook lineup with an additional low-cost option to replace the MacBook Air.

It is doubtful if we can see AirPods 2 or AirPower will be introduced at the event. We should know all the details later this month.

The Apple event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30 and starts at 10:00 am ET (7:30PM IST). As usual it will offer live stream iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. It also said that other platforms may also be able to access the stream using recent versions of Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).

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