2018 iPad Pro Refresh’s Major Design Overhauls Highlighted In Report

2018 iPad Pro Refresh’s Major Design Overhauls Highlighted In Report

But for 2018, those products - and possibly some other refreshed Macs - are expected to take center stage, now that the frenzy over the three new iPhones and the Apple Watch Series 4 announced last month in Cupertino has died down. The event is going down in Brooklyn, and is invite only. Both models, while not including a notch, will offer Face ID in both portrait and landscape orientations. Today, we've got the final few words on the 2018 iPad Pro refresh. Like previous iPad Pro models, it will come with a quad speaker setup. We'll be liveblogging the event right here, so come back for the latest news when the event begins.

The icon's lack of a traditional Home button also seems to indicate that the new iPad Pro will carry Face ID unlock functionality powered by a front-facing camera (which should be easy enough to hide within the tablet's top bezel area). It's very possible there will be more than one model of this new iPad Pro, varying either in size or storage capacity (or both).

Another key addition will reportedly be a USB Type-C port, which will be able to output 4K HDR video to external displays.

A USB-C connector for charging and syncing data, the first time Apple is bringing this charging standard to its iOS devices.

The new iPad is also expected have a new version of Apple's A12 Bionic processor, as found in the 2018 iPhones, and may have a new graphics chip.

And what about the iPad Mini? In some ways it's weird that Apple hasn't thought to upgrade it in so long, but there's not much that needs changing in the way of the design - it's the internals that are going to get a bump if an upgrade is coming. That's especially true with the Mac Mini, which hasn't been upgraded in years.

Apple is also expected to announce a Mac Mini that's built with pro users in mind. AirPower, which has seen numerous delays (as recently as last month), was removed nearly entirely from Apple's website.

According to a Bloomberg report from August, which was supported by recent predictions from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will also be soon revealing a replacement for the MacBook Air which is the only computer in its lineup that doesn't sport a high-res Retina display.

Apple's wireless earbuds, AirPods, have been included in rumors, with the anticipation of an updated feature set that includes Siri integration and a wireless charging case.

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