By Roger Fingas Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 01:01 pm PT (04:01 pm ET) Apple…
Apple’s next event is on October 30, probably for new iPads and Macs
It was simply final month that Apple announced three new iPhones and its latest smartwatch, but it turns out the company isn’t done for the year. Apple just sent out invites to its next event, taking place in Brooklyn, New York on October 30.
So far, we’re expecting at four hardware products. Leaks and rumors have pointed to a new iPad Pro featuring slimmer bezels and a switch from Lightning to USB-C ports. This new model will have an 11-inch screen, but Apple reportedly plans to update its 12.9-inch iPad as well.
They’d be the first iOS devices with USB-C, and could suggest Apple plans to push the iPad Pro more strongly as a laptop alternative. It would also make it easier to share accessories with current Macs, such as USB-C storage, monitors, or chargers.
Adobe happens to have just announced full-fledged Photoshop for the iPad, so the timing appears ripe. Apple’s invite options the tagline ‘There’s extra within the making,” and every invite options totally different paintings of the corporate’s emblem. A few of these are fairly superior:
A few of the Apple logos on the October 30th occasion invitations. Some actually cool ones in right here. pic.twitter.com/vOMiMERDmS
— Sebastiaan de With (@sdw) October 18, 2018
New iPads apart, Bloomberg reported Apple is working on a new “low-cost” MacBook and “pro-focused” Mac mini back in August.
The new Mac appears to be positioned as a replacement for the aging MacBook Air, which has not received a major update in years and is the only Apple device to sport a non-Retina display.
The Mac mini has gone even longer with an update – now over four years. It will apparently be back with a vengeance; Bloomberg’s sources say to expect new storage and processor options to make it more expensive than previous versions, although it’s not clear if the price hike will affect the entire range of configurations or only the top spec’d models.
Aside from their age, it’s crucial Apple update these products as they remain the cheapest gateways to macOS. The current Mac mini starts at $499 – the MacBook Air at $999. Assuming these new products remain relatively affordable, they could do a lot to sway potential customers from Windows options that have pulled far ahead in features and performance.
If we’re lucky, we may even get a teaser of Apple’s new Mac Pro, however the firm itself confirmed we received’t see that gadget till 2019 on the earliest.
We’ll discover out extra come October 30. You possibly can livestream the occasion that day at 10 AM EDT here.
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