Apple has scheduled an event on October 30th but ahead of the launch, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared some details on what to expect from the event as well as information on other products that we might see from Apple in late 2018 or early 2019. According to Kuo, there will be an updated iPad Mini along with the regular Pro model.
As expected, there will be updated iPad Pro models with USB-C, improved displays, and an Apple Pencil with a new design. Furthermore, they will also come with Face ID, edge to edge screens, and no Home button. According to Kuo, there will be a new version of iPad Mini which has not seen an update in several years. It will feature an upgraded processor and a lower-cost panel.
However, it is unclear if Apple would launch it at the October 30th event or sometime later this year. We can also expect several Mac updates with upgraded processors and other internal improvements. There will also be a low-cost Notebook and updates to the MacBook, iMac, and Mac mini. Apple is also rumored to launch new AirPods and the AirPower either late in the fourth quarter of 2018 or early in the first quarter of 2019.
Apple, if it is planning on launching the AirPower before the end of 2018 as promised could mention a release date at the October event. As for the AirPods, we can expect to see an upgraded wireless charging case that will work with the AirPower along with a new wireless chip that enables “Hey Siri” functionality. Apple event will kick-start on October 30th, so we should know more details when the company makes it official.