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Apple October 2018 event highlights: New MacBook Air, iPad Pro with Face ID, Apple Pencil 2, Mac Mini launched

Here's everything that Apple announced today.

  • Updated: October 30, 2018 9:07 PM IST
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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:03:12 pm Also Read - Apple iMac 27-inch (2020) launched in India, price starts from Rs 1.70 lakh

And read all about the new MacBook Air here. https://www.bgr.in/news/apple-finally-refreshes-the-macbook-air-with-8th-gen-intel-i5-retina-display-and-more-starts-from-1199-723529/ Also Read - iPhone SE, iPhone XR, Redmi K20 Pro: Best Flipkart Big Saving Days offers not to miss

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:02:38 pm Also Read - Apple deleted thousands of unlicensed apps from China store: Report

Read about Mac Mini here. https://www.bgr.in/news/apples-upgraded-mac-mini-comes-with-eighth-gen-intel-core-cpus-up-to-64gb-ram-723631/

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:02:18 pm

Read all about the new iPad Pro here. https://www.bgr.in/news/apple-ipad-pro-2018-launch-face-id-usb-type-c-port-a12x-bionic-chipset-no-touch-id-retina-lcd-display-apple-pencil-2-specifications-features-price-723438/

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:01:57 pm

And the event ends.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:54:09 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:53:19 pm

And Lana Del Rey on stage to sing a song.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:49:25 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:49:09 pm

iOS 12 runs on 60% devices. iOS 12.1 rollout begins today. Brings Group Face calling, dual SIM support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR with e-SIM.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:47:26 pm

And now time for iOS 12.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:46:21 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:46:04 pm

iPad Pro 11-inch starts at $799, 12.9-inch model starts at $999. Pre-orders start today, ships on November 7.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:45:04 pm

Now, time for pricing..

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:44:20 pm

https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.44.12.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:42:54 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:41:58 pm

Apple is now playing the iPad video.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:40:32 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:35:17 pm

In the demo, the graphics looked soo smooth, can’t wait to try. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057287185567645698

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:34:24 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:32:10 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:31:09 pm

Ohh, and yes, new iPads come with up to 1TB storage. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057285820527206400

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:30:16 pm

AutoCAD desktop coming to iPads. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.29.59.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:28:59 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:28:37 pm

There is new Apple Pencil too that magnetically attaches to the iPad.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:27:27 pm

There is a new folio keyboard too. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.26.52.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:26:18 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:24:46 pm

The chipset comes with dedicated NPU as well. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.24.20.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:24:14 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:24:07 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:23:35 pm

Here’s a look at the CPU configuration. 35% faster performance on single core 90% faster on multi-core. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.22.20.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:22:11 pm

The new iPads are powered by A12X Bionic chipset made on 7nm process, has over 10 billion transistors. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.21.39.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:21:07 pm

The new iPad Pros come with Face ID. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.20.12.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:20:44 pm

The new iPad Pro is now 5.99mm thin. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.19.09.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:19:12 pm

iPad Pro comes with 11-inch and 12.9-inch display options. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.17.34.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:17:38 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:16:51 pm

The iPad Pro comes with an edge-to-edge LCD Panel, Apple calls it Liquid Retina.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:15:59 pm

So this is the new iPad Pro. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.15.50.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:15:43 pm

Here’s how the new iPad looks like. Thin bezels, no home button or Touch ID. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.15.10.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:13:48 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:13:11 pm

400 million iPads sold so far.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:12:43 pm

Yes, it is the iPad

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:12:13 pm

What could it be?

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:12:04 pm

Time for another product unveil.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:10:32 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:07:27 pm

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:05:35 pm

Apple now talking about retail and other business models.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:03:16 pm

Now back to Tim Cook.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:02:46 pm

The Mac Mini starts at $799, and will go on sale starting next week.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:02:09 pm

Connectivity options include Ethernet, Thunderbolt port, HDMI and USB A port.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:59:32 pm

Up to 2TB storage, and comes with Apple T2 security chip.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:59:06 pm

Mac Mini also comes with up to 64GB memory. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-19.58.37.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:58:15 pm

Mac Mini comes with up to 6 cores processor. Offers up to 5X performance improvements. https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-19.57.51.png

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:56:51 pm

And well, new Mac Mini has been unveiled.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:55:40 pm

The MacBook Air starts at $1199 and will be available starting November 7.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:52:02 pm

It uses 100% recycled aluminum. That’s cool

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:50:22 pm

= 1.25Kg

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:49:48 pm

Weighs 2.75 pounds

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:49:38 pm

The new MacBook Air has 17% less volume than its predecessor

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:48:54 pm

The new MacBook Air promises all day battery life

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:48:27 pm

There is an 8th generation Core i5 CPU, upto 16GB RAM and 1.5TB SSD

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:47:59 pm

“USB-C All Things”

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:47:46 pm

The MacBook Air has two Thunderbolt 3 ports (yeah, USB-C) for everything.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:46:38 pm

Like MacBook Pro, there is also a ForceTouch trackpad

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:46:20 pm

The new MacBook Air has butterfly keyboard. Not sure if it is better than the one on MacBook Pro

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:45:16 pm

The new MacBook Air gets T2 for secure enclave and secure boot process

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:44:36 pm

The new MacBook Air has TouchID. It lives folks

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:44:16 pm

There is a FaceTime HD camera is at the top of the display. Yay!!!!

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:43:58 pm

48 percent more color

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:43:47 pm

4 million pixels

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:43:23 pm

Apple MacBook Air has sleeker design with thin bezels and a 13.3-inch display

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:42:52 pm

“Every part of the product has been redesigned and re-engineered”

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:42:18 pm

The new MacBook Air is here. Looks like MacBook Pro. You knew that already

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:40:54 pm

Retina Display is coming to MacBook Air

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:40:32 pm

It’s time for a new MacBook Air – Cook

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:39:57 pm

MacBook Air has been around for more than 10 years and as Cook explains, it changed the industry

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:39:12 pm

MacBook Air Update time. Get ready

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:39:02 pm

macOS Mojave brings a number of new features but Cook says he likes the clutter free experience

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:38:00 pm

Cook is reaching out to the base of professionals here

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:37:33 pm

macOS is the sole of the Mac – Cook

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:37:19 pm

Microsoft recently said there are 1.5 billion Windows PCs in the world, 700 million on Windows 10

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:36:58 pm

Apple says Mac has 100 million install base

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:36:36 pm

People love the Mac and they use it to create all kinds of amazing things – Cook

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:35:55 pm

Is today the day we see first glimpse of modular Mac Pro?

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:35:36 pm

Apple is showing how Mac has helped creators over the years.

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:30:31 pm

A little late, but. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057266233907662849

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:28:10 pm

Ok, so we are less than 5 minutes away. Are you excited?

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:18:49 pm

Changing colors of Apple logo. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057267462268305409

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:05:11 pm

Here’s a live video from the event. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057264469749903360

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:59:36 pm

T minus 30.. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057260867946012673

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 06:34:48 pm

And we’re at the event, live from New York. Stay tuned for more updates. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057256144794726401

Last month, Apple launched the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the affordable iPhone XR, all of which have already gone on sale. While the company was also expected to launch the new iPads and refreshed macs, the same did not happen. Now, Apple is hosting yet another event today, and it is taking place in New York. At today s event, Apple could finally take the wrap off new iPads and MacBooks.

The event kicks off at 7:30PM IST and as usual, Apple will also be live streaming the event. However, if you are not able to catch the live streaming, you can follow our live updates below to keep yourself updated with today s announcement. About the expectations, Apple could unveil the new iPad with bezel-less display and support for Face ID. This also means that the company will ditch the physical home button that also housed the Touch ID sensor, this offering more screen real estate.

There are also rumors that Apple will launched the refreshed MacBook Air with new hardware, Retina Display and more. Along with refreshed Macs, we may also see AirPods 2 launch at the event as it is a long due refresh that people have been waiting for. How many of these products finally show up and go official at the event remains to be seen.

 

LIVE UPDATES

02:31 AM IST 31 Oct

And the event ends.

02:24 AM IST 31 Oct

02:23 AM IST 31 Oct

And Lana Del Rey on stage to sing a song.

02:19 AM IST 31 Oct

02:19 AM IST 31 Oct

iOS 12 runs on 60% devices. iOS 12.1 rollout begins today. Brings Group Face calling, dual SIM support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR with e-SIM.

02:17 AM IST 31 Oct

And now time for iOS 12.

02:16 AM IST 31 Oct

02:16 AM IST 31 Oct

iPad Pro 11-inch starts at $799, 12.9-inch model starts at $999. Pre-orders start today, ships on November 7.

02:15 AM IST 31 Oct

Now, time for pricing..

02:14 AM IST 31 Oct

https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.44.12.png

02:12 AM IST 31 Oct

02:11 AM IST 31 Oct

Apple is now playing the iPad video.

02:10 AM IST 31 Oct

02:05 AM IST 31 Oct

In the demo, the graphics looked soo smooth, can’t wait to try. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057287185567645698

02:04 AM IST 31 Oct

02:02 AM IST 31 Oct

02:01 AM IST 31 Oct

Ohh, and yes, new iPads come with up to 1TB storage.

02:00 AM IST 31 Oct

AutoCAD desktop coming to iPads.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.29.59.png

01:58 AM IST 31 Oct

01:58 AM IST 31 Oct

There is new Apple Pencil too that magnetically attaches to the iPad.

01:57 AM IST 31 Oct

There is a new folio keyboard too.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.26.52.png

01:56 AM IST 31 Oct

01:54 AM IST 31 Oct

The chipset comes with dedicated NPU as well.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.24.20.png

01:54 AM IST 31 Oct

01:54 AM IST 31 Oct

01:53 AM IST 31 Oct

Here’s a look at the CPU configuration.

35% faster performance on single core
90% faster on multi-core.

https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.22.20.png

01:52 AM IST 31 Oct

The new iPads are powered by A12X Bionic chipset made on 7nm process, has over 10 billion transistors.

https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.21.39.png

01:51 AM IST 31 Oct

The new iPad Pros come with Face ID.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.20.12.png

01:50 AM IST 31 Oct

The new iPad Pro is now 5.99mm thin.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.19.09.png

01:49 AM IST 31 Oct

iPad Pro comes with 11-inch and 12.9-inch display options.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.17.34.png

01:47 AM IST 31 Oct

01:46 AM IST 31 Oct

The iPad Pro comes with an edge-to-edge LCD Panel, Apple calls it Liquid Retina.

01:45 AM IST 31 Oct

So this is the new iPad Pro.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.15.50.png

01:45 AM IST 31 Oct

Here’s how the new iPad looks like. Thin bezels, no home button or Touch ID.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-20.15.10.png

01:43 AM IST 31 Oct

01:43 AM IST 31 Oct

400 million iPads sold so far.

01:42 AM IST 31 Oct

Yes, it is the iPad

01:42 AM IST 31 Oct

What could it be?

01:42 AM IST 31 Oct

Time for another product unveil.

01:40 AM IST 31 Oct

01:37 AM IST 31 Oct

01:35 AM IST 31 Oct

Apple now talking about retail and other business models.

01:33 AM IST 31 Oct

Now back to Tim Cook.

01:32 AM IST 31 Oct

The Mac Mini starts at $799, and will go on sale starting next week.

01:32 AM IST 31 Oct

Connectivity options include Ethernet, Thunderbolt port, HDMI and USB A port.

01:29 AM IST 31 Oct

Up to 2TB storage, and comes with Apple T2 security chip.

01:29 AM IST 31 Oct

Mac Mini also comes with up to 64GB memory.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-19.58.37.png

01:28 AM IST 31 Oct

Mac Mini comes with up to 6 cores processor. Offers up to 5X performance improvements.
https://www.bgr.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screenshot-2018-10-30-at-19.57.51.png

01:26 AM IST 31 Oct

And well, new Mac Mini has been unveiled.

01:25 AM IST 31 Oct

The MacBook Air starts at $1199 and will be available starting November 7.

01:22 AM IST 31 Oct

It uses 100% recycled aluminum. That’s cool

01:20 AM IST 31 Oct

= 1.25Kg

01:19 AM IST 31 Oct

Weighs 2.75 pounds

01:19 AM IST 31 Oct

The new MacBook Air has 17% less volume than its predecessor

01:18 AM IST 31 Oct

The new MacBook Air promises all day battery life

01:18 AM IST 31 Oct

There is an 8th generation Core i5 CPU, upto 16GB RAM and 1.5TB SSD

01:17 AM IST 31 Oct

“USB-C All Things”

01:17 AM IST 31 Oct

The MacBook Air has two Thunderbolt 3 ports (yeah, USB-C) for everything.

01:16 AM IST 31 Oct

Like MacBook Pro, there is also a ForceTouch trackpad

01:16 AM IST 31 Oct

The new MacBook Air has butterfly keyboard. Not sure if it is better than the one on MacBook Pro

01:15 AM IST 31 Oct

The new MacBook Air gets T2 for secure enclave and secure boot process

01:14 AM IST 31 Oct

The new MacBook Air has TouchID. It lives folks

01:14 AM IST 31 Oct

There is a FaceTime HD camera is at the top of the display. Yay!!!!

01:13 AM IST 31 Oct

48 percent more color

01:13 AM IST 31 Oct

4 million pixels

01:13 AM IST 31 Oct

Apple MacBook Air has sleeker design with thin bezels and a 13.3-inch display

01:12 AM IST 31 Oct

“Every part of the product has been redesigned and re-engineered”

01:12 AM IST 31 Oct

The new MacBook Air is here. Looks like MacBook Pro. You knew that already

01:10 AM IST 31 Oct

Retina Display is coming to MacBook Air

01:10 AM IST 31 Oct

It’s time for a new MacBook Air – Cook

01:09 AM IST 31 Oct

MacBook Air has been around for more than 10 years and as Cook explains, it changed the industry

01:09 AM IST 31 Oct

MacBook Air Update time. Get ready

01:09 AM IST 31 Oct

macOS Mojave brings a number of new features but Cook says he likes the clutter free experience

01:08 AM IST 31 Oct

Cook is reaching out to the base of professionals here

01:07 AM IST 31 Oct

macOS is the sole of the Mac – Cook

01:07 AM IST 31 Oct

Microsoft recently said there are 1.5 billion Windows PCs in the world, 700 million on Windows 10

01:06 AM IST 31 Oct

Apple says Mac has 100 million install base

01:06 AM IST 31 Oct

People love the Mac and they use it to create all kinds of amazing things – Cook

01:05 AM IST 31 Oct

Is today the day we see first glimpse of modular Mac Pro?

01:05 AM IST 31 Oct

Apple is showing how Mac has helped creators over the years.

01:00 AM IST 31 Oct

A little late, but. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057266233907662849

00:58 AM IST 31 Oct

Ok, so we are less than 5 minutes away. Are you excited?

00:48 AM IST 31 Oct

Changing colors of Apple logo.

00:35 AM IST 31 Oct

Here’s a live video from the event.

00:29 AM IST 31 Oct

T minus 30..

00:29 AM IST 31 Oct

T minus 30..

00:04 AM IST 31 Oct

And we’re at the event, live from New York. Stay tuned for more updates.

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  • Published Date: October 30, 2018 6:27 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 30, 2018 9:07 PM IST



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