Apple’s October 30th Event expectations: New iPad Pros, Mac Mini, Low-Cost Retina Notebook and More

The introduction of Apple iPhone in September, still a number of products with company plan refresh end of the year, necessitates a second fall 2018 event, held on Tuesday, October 30 in New York City.

Apple’s October event focuses on the iPad and Mac and below, rounded up everything per expectation. Thus one notes seeing along with a few other products possibly making an appearance at the keynote.


iPad Pro
Apple updates iPad Pro models with an adoption iPhone XS-style design. These are slimmer bezels with no Home button and iPads. Thus instead of setting gain TrueDepth camera system replacing Touch ID with Face ID with biometric authentication purposes.

Though the iPhone XS use a notch for a TrueDepth camera, with upcoming iPad Pro models expected to feature with slim top, bottom, and side bezels around the display. Apple thus not plans using an OLED display with new iPads cost with production issues.

2018 iPad Pro mockup via iDropNews
Recent CAD drawings with a case maker with additional leaks gain insight into the dimensions of the new iPad Pro models. The smaller iPad Pro expected 7 inches wide (178.52mm) and 9.7 inches tall (247.64mm), with a larger model with 8.5 inches wide (215mm) and 11 inches tall (280.66mm).

The smaller of the two iPad Pro models which are thin as 5.86 mm and not clear how thick and larger iPad Pro model be. Thus one notes that thin or somewhat thicker current 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Bezels for both iPad Pro models measure around 6-mm at the top, bottom, and sides.

Thus with multiple leaks, Apple relocate magnetic Smart Connector where the new iPad Pro models side to the bottom nears a Lightning port, requires a new vertically oriented Smart Keyboard. Thus it has to note, Apple makes the change along with releasing a new Smart Keyboard connecting differently.

Originally, Apple relocates the connector because Face ID limited portrait orientation with the way it works on the iPhone, but the code in iOS 12.1, suggestive of being set up vertically. Thus Face ID works on the iPad in both portrait and landscape modes.

Design wise, new iPad Pro models said features a “diamond cut” with both the front and the back. This is suggestive of the tablets which have a design similar to the iPhone SE with bevelled edges. Antenna lines thus may locate at the top and bottom, similar to the iPhone 7, with a block at the top.

Apple Pencil 2
Thus a new iPad Pro models, where Apple plans to introduce a second-generation Apple Pencil with a new design. Little detail thus known about the new Apple Pencil, featuring an AirPods-like pairs experience switching Apple Pencil between the devices is without the need to plug it into a Lightning port.

iPad mini
Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo believes where Apple works on upgraded iPad mini featuring upgraded processor and a lower-cost display panel, suggestive with more affordable with a current version. Kuo not entirely is sure with Apple which plans releases iPad mini at October event with a later date in 2018 or early 2019, where there is a possibility unveiled alongside new iPad Pro models.

MacBook Air
Apple thus has a 13-inch MacBook Air replacement in the works, with the subject of rumours with more than a year now. Thus it is still not clear whether Apple plans to label the machine with MacBook Air or a MacBook, with some concrete details where upcoming notebook gleaned from everything we have heard.

Positioned an entry-level low-cost machine with the Apple’s product lineup, the notebook with 13 inches in size and features a Retina display. Thus a similar design is to the current 13-inch MacBook Air but with slimmer bezels.

Regardless of whether rumoured lower-cost 13-inch notebook, it is positioned as a MacBook Air or a MacBook. This rumours with Apple plans maintains the 12-inch MacBook lineup and a MacBook refresh In the works.

Thus 12-inch MacBooks feature Intel’s 8th-generation Amber Lake Y-series processors, with the announcement in August. These chips bring processor with battery improvements, so new MacBooks offer both faster performance and longer battery life.

Apple refreshes iMac lined up on regular basis. This is with reliable Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo recently updates model works. This is set to launch at Apple’s October 30th event. We expect new iMacs feature upgraded 8th-generation Intel processors. This improved GPUs and perhaps with the adoption of the T2 chip introduced in the iMac Pro added to the MacBook Pro.

Mac mini
Apple works on a refreshed version with Mac mini focusing on the pro user base. The upgraded device features a new storage and processor options. This is because Apple aims at pro users, models more expensive than previous Mac mini products.
For everything, we have heard on the Mac mini, check out our Mac mini roundup.

iMac Pro
Thus, Apple works on a next-generation iMac Pro model, where Bloomberg confirms this afternoon. This is where there is a refreshed iMac Pro machine.

AirPower and AirPods
We still wait on AirPower, with three-device charges mat where Apple introduced in September 2017.  Apple with no mention of the AirPower at its September iPhone-focused event, with a launch making more sense. The AirPower designed charges Apple Watch (Series 3 and 4), glass-backed iPhones, and AirPods all at the same time. This is where a wireless charging case required enabling wireless charging for the AirPods.

In addition to wireless charging, where refreshed AirPods upgrades wireless chip. This supports hands-free “Hey Siri” functionality. With “Hey Siri” support, AirPod owners activate Siri without any need. This designs double tapping AirPods with a finger. Existing AirPods Charging Case redesigned AirPods Charging Case with wireless charging capabilities.


Hence to conclude the above fact taken from Macrumors, there is no other major change, for the AirPods this year. But, there are some hints where Apple works on a set of Apple-branded high-end over-ear headphones launches. This is in late 2018 at the earliest. Thus, we mention them where Rumors on launch date mixed, though. Thus, Apple is not ready were to debut these until 2019.