Apple to unveil new iPad Pro, MacBook Air this week

Florence Fletcher
October 29, 2018

According to 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities, who has accurately predicted Apple releases in the past, expects the new iPad Pro models will have an 11-inch or a 12.9-inch display. There's still a lot we don't know about these devices, though, and Tuesday will be the day for filling in the blanks. Rumours suggest that Apple will launch the successor to the MacBook Air, but the highlight of the event apart from the pair of iPad Pros could be the Mini MacBook, which will basically target countries like India.

After launching new iPhones, Apple is all set to unveil what it has been planning with its computer and tablet segment. While all these are mere speculations for now, the latest piece of information confirming the new iPad design comes directly from Apple as a part of the latest iOS 12 update.

Most attention will be on a new MacBook Air, which is said to have a 13-inch screen but slimmer bezels, meaning that the overall size of the machine will be smaller.

The star of tomorrow's Apple event will definitely be the new iPads. This will be a huge shift towards a more universal standard, all mobile Apple devices have relied on lightning port till now.

It nearly seems like Apple has forgotten about the iPad Mini, or is happy to let the product die as it pushes the iPad towards being a more powerful computer replacement. As per the report, the display will not be OLED but LCD panels, the chipset used will be a variant of A12 Bionic used on iPhone XS and an updated Apple Pencil.

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The new entry-level laptop will replace the MacBook Air, which Steve Jobs originally pulled out of a manila envelope a decade ago.

Here's what the company is preparing for the Mac line, according to people familiar with the company's plans. This will be the first update to Mac Mini since 2014.

This could spark the end of the Lightning cable for iPhones, too, if Apple decides to synchronise the charging format over multiple platforms. When AirPower was absent from Apple's iPhone event back in September, it seemed like the company might have over-promised and needed to go back to the drawing board.

One other issue with the current iPad is the time it takes to charge.

Creating on Apple products, of course. If Apple had somehow succeeded in working out all the kinks, AirPower is a product that would benefit the iPhone the most, which means last month's big iPhone event might have been the best time for the company to announce its availability-not a month later alongside iPads and MacBooks.

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