Latest iPad Pro Leak in iOS 12 Reveals Rounded Corners and More

Sheri Evans
October 29, 2018

It's from Bloomberg and serves mostly to summarize all details that have surfaced so far for the 2018 iPad Pro refresh. To tide you over, here's a rundown of everything we expect to see, and what will probably be a no-show.

The iPad's external look will be redesigned as well. It will have a higher-resolution 13-inch screen, as well as slimmer bezels around the display.

With smaller bezels, Apple is ditching its iconic home button with Touch ID, and replacing the technology with its facial recognition platform, Face ID.

The TrueDepth camera system at the front means the 2018 iPad Pro will support Animoji and Memoji - features which are only present on the iPhone X and up.

Apple already introduced new MacBook Pros but the rest of its macOS product line hasn't seen a refresh in a while.

The iPad Pro features a battery life of around 10-hours which is certainly enough to last most long-haul flights.

These were big improvements and helped make this device much more useful and user-friendly.

And what about the iPad Mini? AirPower, which Dickson's sources claim uses at least 21 coils to charge multiple devices, also had issues with monitoring device charge levels, and simply squeezing all that hardware and circuitry into the discreet form factor Apple teased a year ago.

Most likely, the new iPad Pro units will sport an A12X chip under the hood (an enhanced version of the SoC found inside the 2018 iPhones), and will be the first iPad models to ever use a custom Apple designed graphics chip. Apple is also expected to bundle an 18W USB-C adapter along with a USB-A to USB-C cable with the new iPads for faster charging times.

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According to tech blogger Sonny Dickson, the AirPower charging mat suffered from overheating issues which, among other complications, reduced charging speeds as devices get too hot. Face ID will reportedly even operate when the new iPad Pro is attached to Apple's Smart Keyboard, which is also likely set to be slightly revamped.

Apple laptop users have been asking for a new MacBook Air for years.

The new MacBook Air is expected to feature a Retina Display, USB-C and Intel's 8th-generation processor.

Less certain have been rumors of new Macs, but some seemingly concrete evidence has emerged this week.

Given that there's still a market for the MacBook Air despite its old internals, the new MacBook lineup should do particularly well this holiday season.

The Apple event on October 30 will begin from 10am local time in New York City, which is 7.30pm IST. Its iMac lineup was also last updated nearly 1.5 years ago. After all, the Mac mini was extremely popular as an HTPC due to its compact size. That's especially true with the Mac Mini, which hasn't been upgraded in years. 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. Any upgrade should include 8th-generation Intel processors.

To nobody's great surprise, the previous Apple event, in September, was the traditional start-of-fall fest that was all about the phones, revealing the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max to the world. The company will offer the event livestream on the Apple website, as well as through the Apple TV app.

Creating on Apple products, of course.

There are a variety of rumours circulating about the new AirPods, including noise-cancelling and water resistance, but one feature the new version of the earbuds will nearly certainly get is wireless charging given that Apple first revealed the earbuds' new wireless charging case a year ago. It will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the theme of the event is "making". Are you still holding out for a possible AirPower release? But Bloomberg believes that the low-priced, barebones computer, which ships without a screen, keyboard, or mouse, is on deck to get a "pro" upgrade like the iMac did.

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