All in all, Apple new strategy of upgrading gadgets in all of its product categories is a departure from the company's old ways.
The 2018 iPad Pro as it appears in iOS 12.
The USB-C port would allow for faster charging and output of up to 4K when the iPad is connected to another monitor.
Rumours predict that the MacBook Air will see a redesign with an improved screen and newer seventh or eighth-generation Intel Core chips bringing it into line with Apple's other computers. This will see the Cupertino-based company launch the iPad Pro (2018), as well as a new range of MacBooks as well as the new AirPods 2, the successor to its bud-shaped wireless earphones. This would see the new machine replicating the Face ID system used by iPhone X and iPhone Xs smartphones. It will include more squared-off sides like the iPhone 5, 5S and SE from a few years ago.
With just a day before the event, many reports are coming in that Apple has a whole lot of products to showcase at the Special Event October 2018 in Brooklyn, which is slated to go live at 10:00 am EDT (7:30 pm IST) in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
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As per the event invite, Apple has said "There's more in the making". Apple Insider cites both Consomac and MySmartPrice as having spotted Eurasian regulatory filings that hint strongly at three new desktops and one new MacBook.
The A12 Bionic that's tucked inside the new iPhone Xs and XR is, without doubt, one of the fastest processors now on the market.
For the Mac, Apple is planning its first wide-ranging upgrades since June 2017. "The 12" MacBook hasn't been updated in a while, and it's really due for some changes as well, so it would make sense if they either release a new Air as a lower-cost version, or make that the lower cost one, and make the Air into a bigger version of the 12" MacBook.
Here's what the company is preparing for the Mac line, according to people familiar with the company's plans.
Here's how you can follow the event as it happens on Tuesday. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo projected this 13-inch unit will bear a Retina display and support for Touch ID, as well as slimmer bezels. The latter would be a big upgrade over the existing Mac mini, which has languished without an update since 2014. They also haven't updated the Mac Pro in forever-though they did announce that they are working on it-and the regular iMac is due for a spec bump, at least.