Thrills? Chills? iPads? Definitely sure on that final one, a minimum of. The invitations are out and the rumors have been pouring in, quick and livid. On Tuesday October 30, the corporate can be wrapping up season with one remaining occasion, hitting all the factors that didn’t fairly make it into September’s huge iPhone occasion.
As ever, the corporate’s making an attempt to maintain a good seal on the information, however we’ve acquired loads of clues to work from right here. For starters, there’s the truth that the “special event” is being held on the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. It’s a cool area. I noticed Jeff Mangum do a bunch of reveals there, NBD.
Also, the corporate custom-made dozens (lots of?) of designs for the occasion, sending out custom-made invitations to everybody on its listing. Thanks Apple! You actually know tips on how to make a tech blogger particular. The by means of line, nevertheless, was the tag line, “There’s More in the Making.” All of which means that the corporate is as soon as once more turning the digicam again on artistic professionals.
That definitely comports with the rumors we’ve heard up to now, which largely give attention to the iPad Pro and a slew of recent MacBooks. So let’s begin with the simple one.
A brand new iPad Pro is all however a given at this level. The gadget is predicted to get a fairly thorough makeover, beginning with some key design adjustments. The largest information on that entrance borrows some cues from the final couple of iPhones, dramatically lowering the bezels on all sides (whereas maintaining them current so there’s a spot to place your palms).
That’s thanks, partially, to the elimination of the house backside, a rumored change that may additionally anticipate the arrival of Face ID to unlock the handset. Inside, the gadget is predicted to get the brand new A12 chip, which debuted on the iPhone XS. An replace to the Pencil additionally seems to be within the works?
While the entry-level iPad was refreshed at an schooling occasion in Chicago this yr, rumors of an iPad Mini 5 have been floated by human Apple crystal ball, Ming-Chi Kuo.
Kuo additionally predicts, get this, the long-awaited arrival of AirPower. Apple’s three-in-one iPhone/Watch/AirPod charging pad has been MIA because the firm debuted it at WWDC of LAST YEAR. The mat is reported to lastly be hitting later this yr or early subsequent, together with new AirPods. Among different issues, the replace to the favored Bluetooth earbuds will sport a brand new case with, naturally, wi-fi charging and a shade indicator on the skin.
And then there are the Macs. Rumors have as much as 4 new…