Tomorrow, Apple has another big product announcement, and this one focuses on the iPad. Here's everything we know about what's happening.
The event takes place in Brooklyn
Almost all Apple events take place on the West Coast, so it's really interesting that this event takes place on the East Coast. You can see it tomorrow on Apple's website or the Apple Events App on Apple TV, tomorrow, October 30, at 1
All the press invitations and the pictures on Apple's website are artistic drawings of the Apple logo – clearly identifying the pencil and the iPad Pro as the main reason for this event.
New iPad Pro with FaceID and No Home Button
Thanks to a Bazillion leaks from everywhere for months, we know that Apple will launch a new iPad, essentially imitating the iPhone X by removing most of the f-stops and replacing the Home button with swipe navigation. Instead of TouchID, the new iPad Pro will log in with the FaceID simply by looking at the screen. And there will probably be a new pencil, and maybe a smart connector switch.
Other rumors point to things like USB-C, though it's much more likely that Apple will only switch the other end of the charging cable. Instead of distributing Lightning on USB-A charging cables, they're likely to be Lightning on USB-C change and use one of their newer fast chargers. They also started selling an Apple Watch charging cable with USB-C on the other end instead of USB-A, so it makes sense.
Maybe a new Retina MacBook Air, after all
It seems like rumors are coming up every year that Apple is finally launching a new MacBook Air with a high-resolution screen. And every year they refuse to do it.
The rumor machine is on again, and this time it will really happen. The 12 "MacBook has not been updated for some time, and it's also designed for some changes, so it would make sense if they either release a new Air as a lower-cost version, or make the lower cost, and turn the Air on a larger version of the 12 "MacBook.
But you would be wise not to hold your breath.
Maybe New Mac Minis, iMacs or Mac Pros
The Mac Mini has not been updated in 4 years, it is still old. Also, they did not update the Mac Pro forever – even though they announced that they were working on it – and the regular iMac needs to have at least a spec bump.
It seems more likely that they are staying and have a separate Mac event or just wait to announce it at WWDC early next year. But you never know.