Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

How To Livestream This Week's Apple Event

How To Livestream This Week's Apple Event

Apparently, this was necessary as the new iPad Pro will be able to output 4K HDR video to external displays. According to 9to5mac, which cites "sources familiar with the development of the new 2018 iPad Pro", the tablet will follow in the footsteps of the iPhones and do away with the Home button. It will be more powerful than the A12 chip on the latest iPhone XS and it's also expected to come with 4GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.

Note: As more rumours appear over the next couple days leading up to Apple's event, this story will be updated.

That news was based on the discovery of an asset in an iOS 12 developer beta, which showed a tablet icon with drastically reduced bezels and no Home button in the lower chin area.

It's clearly not an edgeless display like what you see on the iPhone X, but it's certainly a more compelling form factor. Apple will upgrade its facial recognition technology to work in landscape mode as well since most consumers use their iPad in landscape orientation.

A new iPad Pro with Face ID.

We're definitely expecting some new iPad Pros from Apple, with the latest refresh for this particular category of gadget happening back in June 2017.

Apple laptop users have been asking for a new MacBook Air for years. While nothing is confirmed yet, obviously, the rumor mill has been pretty consistent: It's likely the turn of the iPad Pro and the desktop Macs to get refreshed.

Apart from its refreshed 2018 iPad Pro lineup, Apple is also expected to unveil a new low-priced MacBook lineup. On October 30 at 10 a.m. (ET), the tech giant will take the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It will also be the first time Apple has changed the charging port on iOS devices since 2012.

The new MacBook Air is expected to feature a Retina Display, USB-C and Intel's 8th-generation processor.

Recent rumours sourced from often reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, indicate Apple has plans to release a new 5th-generation iPad Mini. Compared to the previous generation Mac Mini, the new one will come with much-improved hardware and updated specs and new features. This, of course, stands in stark contrast to the Apple of the 90s which was forced to downsize and keep things simple. A Retina display is what Apple uses in almost all of its products, save for the MacBook Air. A similar effect occurred with the iPhone X glyph found past year, ' the site wrote. While Apple has launched the iMac Pro to cater to needs of professionals, there's no denying the fact that there's still a market for not only the iMac Pro but also the Mac mini.

Last year, Apple didn't have an October event.

Integrated "Hey Siri" functionality is also rumoured to be coming to the AirPods 2.

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