Apple has plannedand it could be a Whopper.
Following the announcement of theand the in September, the company is a series of reports by journalists and analysts have described Apple's alleged plans to release new iPad Pros and a thoroughly redesigned MacBook Air and possibly other new hardware, software and services. The company has not responded to our attempts to confirm these rumors.
Following a habit that began a week before the scheduled event, veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published his pre-show predictions (via MacRumors) about what he expects on Tuesday. Although he is not always 100% accurate, Kuo has a good track record and much of what is in his latest report is in line with the rumors we heard in the spring and summer.
Of course, Apple has not announced anything beyond the date, time, and venue. But we've analyzed all the rumors and news that we've collected over the past year, and we present a well-founded guess below about what Apple will reveal on October 30 and will not release.
And remember:on Tuesday, October 30 at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT.
New iPad Pro
Based on rumor volume and level of detail, Apple is likely to announce new versions of its high-end tablets. Since the company addedto the entry-level iPad 329 in March, and looked a bit overpriced at $ 649 and $ 799, respectively. Sure, they are still the only Apple tablets with laminated True Tone screens, quad speakers and Smart Connectors – but a growing number of alternatives offer competitive features at a similar price, including and .
It is worth noting that Kuo now predicts that Apple will unveil a new version of the long-neglectedbut not necessarily on October 30. This is in contradiction to an earlier Bloomberg report, which stated that the smaller form factor would not be updated. If it happens, we'd like to see an "iPad Mini 5" get at least an A11 or a newer chip along with a price drop. But with the larger that costs "only" $ 329 and Apple does not want to compete with the ultrabudget fire tablets of the world, this one still feels a bit hard to believe.
here's what Apple may have with the next generation iPad Pro:
- New designs with thinner bezels and no home button
- Apple's TrueDepth Camera Array  Face ID, which can be supported in landscape mode
- Faster loading
- USB-C connectivity
- Improved components including new processors
- A new version of the Apple Pencil
New MacBook Air
In August, Bloomberg reported that Apple would release a new "low-cost MacBook" before the end of 2018. According to sources, this will not be another modest upgrade, but a dramatic redesign laptop that incorporates modern Apple features but at a price that is reminisely affordable for students, schools and other budget-conscious consumers.
Apple has continuously updated its premium MacBook Pro line of products and introduced new 13-inch and 15-inch models in July. But the company has not done much in recent years with the popular but aging MacBook Air. In fact, the $ 999 laptop remains essentially the same device that Apple introduced in the fall of 2010, but for a few modest updates. The current model, released in August 2017, includes a number of outdated components, including a fifth-generation Intel Core processor (compared to eighth-generation competitors) and LPDDR 3 memory. Meanwhile, "Airs apparent" – theand the – have difficulty reaching the mainstream appeal of the Airs at their $ 1,300 startup prizes
In short: it's high time for a new MacBook Air.
Rumors of new features include:
- A new 13-inch design
- New processors and other components
- High quality Retina Display
- Possible support for Touch ID
- USB-C Connectors
- A starting price of $ 1,000 or less
Read: MacBook Air 2018: All rumors about specifications, Price, Release Date
Other Mac Updates
In addition to the MacBook Air, there are a few other Apple computers available for an update. Of all the Apple devices, none is overdue for an update like the Mac Mini, which was last updated in 2014. Rumor has it that we're likely to see a new version of it on October 30, possibly including configurations with a more "pro" bow.
Tuesday would also be an ideal time for Apple to implement CPU and Specs upgrades to other Macs in the series that would otherwise retain their basic design. Do not be surprised if the iMac and the 12-inch MacBook receive Intel's eighth-generation CPU.
The Touch Bar-enabled MacBook Pros have already received aand the iMac Pro is not yet a whole year old, so do not expect them to be mentioned on stage. And if the new MacBook Air delivers the value you expect, you should not be surprised if the MacBook Pro disappears without a touch bar when the Apple Store returns after the event.
Less to see Brooklyn
The confidence for new iPad Pros and new Macs is high. As for the other long-rumored products in Apple's pipeline? These products are possibilities, but we would call them Long Shots.
AirPower Charging Pad
Apple introduced its AirPower Wireless Charging Pad in September 2017. The concept: Charge your iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods Case at the same time on the inconvenience of cables and plugs. Since the announcement, which contained no details about the price or release date (beyond "sometime in 2018"), we have not heard much about it. AirPower was mentioned in somebut even . As Apple on 19.10. A USB-C Magnetic Charger for the Apple Watch plugged into its online store, it was quietly made, as if the company does not want to draw attention to the problem of wireless charging.
In June, Bloomberg reported that Apple was struggling with the AirPower pad, but still hoping to release it in September. Obviously, that did not happen. It has since been rumored that Apple killed the product. But Kuo reports that the company could launch AirPower at the October event, later in 2018 or early next year – possibly in a reconfigured form.
We've heard that Apple is developing a pair of high-end AirPods with noise suppression, water-resistance, a wireless charging case, and handsfree speakerphone for Siri. In September, the company could have raised the new AirPods in its eventful video Mission: Impossible. But we have not heard much since then and there is little chance of the new AirPods being unveiled on Tuesday.
In the pipeline for 2019 and beyond
- next year to be published. The company has already invested in the effort, hired two top TV managers to lead the business, and signed big deals with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, M. Night Shyamalan and Steven Spielberg.  In view of the in September, Apple is unlikely to introduce any new TV sets or updates in the near future.
- Despite the persistent rumors of his failure to perform at the September event is likely the death knell for the popular, tiny device. Apple refreshed it last in 2017.
- Apple should have thought about a smaller, cheaper HomePod. According to rumors, it should have worked in 2019.
- Apple has confirmed a and Apple's new displays will appear, but not before 2019.
- A ? Maybe – but wait no earlier than 2020.
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