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.
And read all about the new MacBook Air here.
Read about Mac Mini here.
Read all about the new iPad Pro here.
And the event ends.
And Lana Del Rey on stage to sing a song.
The new 11-inch #iPadPro will be priced at starting and $799 and the 12.9-inch variant will be priced starting at $999 and both will have storage options of 64GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. The iPad Pros are up for pre-booking today and will be available from November 7#AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/0MH2UxWDU0
— BGR India (@BGRIndia) October 30, 2018
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.
And now time for iOS 12.
iPad Pro 11-inch starts at $799, 12.9-inch model starts at $999. Pre-orders start today, ships on November 7.
Now, time for pricing..
Apple is now playing the iPad video.
In the demo, the graphics looked soo smooth, can’t wait to try. https://twitter.com/BGRIndia/status/1057287185567645698
AutoCAD desktop coming to iPads.
The new #ApplePencil and now magnetically attaches to the #iPadPro and charges all the time. Modes can be changed by tapping on it. The new Smart keyboard Folio also is better than ever with no need to charge and magnetic click on#AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/Qyypuv1YXi
— BGR India (@BGRIndia) October 30, 2018
There is new Apple Pencil too that magnetically attaches to the iPad.
There is a new folio keyboard too.
The chipset comes with dedicated NPU as well.
Here’s a look at the CPU configuration.
35% faster performance on single core
90% faster on multi-core.
The new iPads are powered by A12X Bionic chipset made on 7nm process, has over 10 billion transistors.
The new iPad Pros come with Face ID.
The new iPad Pro is now 5.99mm thin.
iPad Pro comes with 11-inch and 12.9-inch display options.
The iPad Pro comes with an edge-to-edge LCD Panel, Apple calls it Liquid Retina.
So this is the new iPad Pro.
Here’s how the new iPad looks like. Thin bezels, no home button or Touch ID.
400 million iPads sold so far.
Yes, it is the iPad
What could it be?
Time for another product unveil.
Apple now talking about retail and other business models.
Now back to Tim Cook.
The Mac Mini starts at $799, and will go on sale starting next week.
Connectivity options include Ethernet, Thunderbolt port, HDMI and USB A port.
Up to 2TB storage, and comes with Apple T2 security chip.
Mac Mini also comes with up to 64GB memory.
Mac Mini comes with up to 6 cores processor. Offers up to 5X performance improvements.
And well, new Mac Mini has been unveiled.
The MacBook Air starts at $1199 and will be available starting November 7.
It uses 100% recycled aluminum. That’s cool
Weighs 2.75 pounds
The new MacBook Air has 17% less volume than its predecessor
The new MacBook Air promises all day battery life
There is an 8th generation Core i5 CPU, upto 16GB RAM and 1.5TB SSD
“USB-C All Things”
The MacBook Air has two Thunderbolt 3 ports (yeah, USB-C) for everything.
Like MacBook Pro, there is also a ForceTouch trackpad
The new MacBook Air has butterfly keyboard. Not sure if it is better than the one on MacBook Pro
The new MacBook Air gets T2 for secure enclave and secure boot process
The new MacBook Air has TouchID. It lives folks
There is a FaceTime HD camera is at the top of the display. Yay!!!!
48 percent more color
4 million pixels
Apple MacBook Air has sleeker design with thin bezels and a 13.3-inch display
“Every part of the product has been redesigned and re-engineered”
The new MacBook Air is here. Looks like MacBook Pro. You knew that already
Retina Display is coming to MacBook Air
It’s time for a new MacBook Air – Cook
MacBook Air has been around for more than 10 years and as Cook explains, it changed the industry
MacBook Air Update time. Get ready
macOS Mojave brings a number of new features but Cook says he likes the clutter free experience
Cook is reaching out to the base of professionals here
macOS is the sole of the Mac – Cook
Microsoft recently said there are 1.5 billion Windows PCs in the world, 700 million on Windows 10
Apple says Mac has 100 million install base
People love the Mac and they use it to create all kinds of amazing things – Cook
Is today the day we see first glimpse of modular Mac Pro?
Apple is showing how Mac has helped creators over the years.
Ok, so we are less than 5 minutes away. Are you excited?
- Published Date: October 30, 2018 6:27 PM IST
- Updated Date: October 30, 2018 9:07 PM IST