7 new devices that Apple may launch today @ the event
Apple is organizing its second biggest hardware event of the year The company has already sent invites on October 18th, with a tagline, Theres more in the making As we all know todays event will be held in the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilma Opera House, in New York City, far from the companys usual location in California
Today (October 30) Apple is organizing its second biggest hardware event of the year. The company has already sent invites on October 18th, with a tagline, "There's more in the making". As we all know today's event will be held in the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilma Opera House, in New York City, far from the company's usual location in California. It comes just weeks after the company's annual iPhone and Apple Watch event and is scheduled to start at 10 am ET (7.30 pm IST).
Here's all that Apple is likely to launch at the event.
New iPad Pro
Apple is expected to launch a new version of its high-end iPad, iPad Pro. According to the rumours, the new iPad will come without a home button and will be almost bezel-less. It is likely to boasts of same form factor as iPhone X, edge-to-edge display and Face ID. An upgrade is expected on display and processor front. An updated version of Apple Pencil may also be announced.
Apple may launch a new version of iPad Mini based on the rumours. The tablet was updated almost three years ago.
Apple's Mac lineup to is likely to get an update. Rumours suggest that while one may be an upgrade the other might be a new addition. Soon the company is expected to announce upgrade or replacement of MacBook Air. Since 2015 the MacBook Air has not got a significant overhaul. One of the lightest laptops when launched, the MacBook Air has been replaced by other Mac lineup in almost every tech aspect. The new MacBook Air is expected to be comparatively economical and aimed at education and other similar markets.
A Bloomberg report also suggests that Mac mini desktop may get a professional-focused upgrade by Apple. The update is said to be under progress since last four years for Apple's Mac desktop that comes without a keyboard mouse and screen.
Will Apple finally launch the wireless charging mat it showcased during iPhone X launch event. In 2017 Apple introduced wireless charging in its phones, the company also showcased Apple AirPower wireless charging mat that will be launched later as it told. However, Apple users are still waiting for them as they were noticeably absent from this year's iPhone event.
In the year 2016, Apple launched its wireless earphones dubbed AirPods. However, surprisingly AirPods' successor is yet to be launched. There have been rumours and speculations about them since months now. The latest suggests that the AirPods 2 will be waterproof. Some reports also claim that Apple is working on noise-cancelling, over-ear headphones that may foe headsets from companies Bose.
Will Apple fans be able to see HomePod the second-generation of its smart speaker? Launched in 2017, the firm is still to introduce their successor in a market dominated by Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot range, followed by Google's Google Home speakers. According to the latest data from Strategy Analytics, HomePod accounts for 4 per cent of speakers market.