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Apple touted to launch a new iPad Pro with USB-C port and a cheaper MacBook tomorrow

The new Apple iPad Pro is also expected to feature Face ID

  • Published: September 11, 2018 2:48 PM IST
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Apple’s Gather Round event is set for tomorrow and if rumors are to be believed, then Apple could very well be launching new a iPad Pro and MacBook, alongside the much awaited 2018 iPhone lineup. While we have seen previous rumors and few render images of the expected devices, popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently published a paper on all Apple products to be announced tomorrow and what to expect out of them.

As reported by MacRumors, the paper claims that the new iPad Pro will be coming with a USB-C port this time around, replacing Apple’s very own lightning port. It is also said to come bundled with a 18W power adaptor, which is suggested to not have the removable plug design all Apple chargers do.

While that seems like a big change, previous rumors about the iPad Pro have also suggest it to adapt thinner bezels and omit the Home button, just like the Apple iPhone X. There will no notch, but the new iPad is likely to support Face ID as well. Apple is suspected to bring these changes to both the 12.9-inch and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro models.

Along with the new iPads, Apple is also touted to launch a new MacBook laptop, which is said to be focused towards an affordable category. The report suggests the laptop to boast a 12-inch screen and also support Apple’s Touch ID. However, a Touch Bar will not be present. The key specifications and a possible pricing of the new MacBook are still unknown.

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The report also mentioned details around some of the other products Apple could be launching tomorrow at the Steve Jobs Theatre in California. It mentioned the new Apple Watch Series 4 to come with a ceramic back and an electrocardiography (ECG). It also states that Apple could finally be launching its new AirPower charging mat and new wireless charging AirPods.

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  • Published Date: September 11, 2018 2:48 PM IST