Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Mac computer, iPads to launch on Oct. 30 at Brooklyn event

Mac computer, iPads to launch on Oct. 30 at Brooklyn event

The Apple event invite says "There's more in the making".

Apple, the world's most valuable technology company, announced to host the new product unveiling event later this month. Last year, Apple launched two new iPad Pros in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch sizes. Apple's last special event was focused on the iPhone XS, XS Max, Xr, and Apple Watch Series 4. Apple Pencils, which are an integral part of the iPad pro experience, could also see some major updating.

They've also predicted that Apple may choose to ditch the headphone jack in the upcoming iPad Pro. "It is expected that Apple will unveil its latest iPad and Mac", reads the message. Just like before Apple event, leak images and news reports about the next Apple devices starts to flood the internet.

Apple typically positions the iPad as a tool for creating and graphic design.

Those who want more power and use the iPad as a more traditional computer, however, likely will want to spring for the iPad Pro. Well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that there will be a significant display performance upgrade and a processor refresh.

Currently, we've no idea exactly what Mac product Apple will bring to the October event, but with 2018 so far seeing fewer of the range than other years, it's nearly definite there will be at least one.

It was rumoured that Apple would indeed have another keynote planned this year, and it seems like the rumours were true for once.

MacBook Air hasn't been updated regarding hardware for years and, although it is still one of the Apple's cheapest Mac notebook, it has been outperformed by its competitors and by new formats such as 2-in-1 and convertible tablets. USB-C is the standard found on most new laptops, tablets and Android phones, so here's hoping Apple does, indeed, begin to embrace the standard for its port needs. 12-inch MacBooks are reportedly in the works and there are murmurs of the company developing low-priced notebooks for the masses with a Retina display.

9to5Mac also stated that the company could possibly introduce a new Mac mini as it hasn't been touched in years.

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