Apple October Event 2018: Live Blog & Must-See Updates

Apple‘s October event is taking place at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The “There’s more in the making” event is starting at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time (7:00 A.M. Pacific Time), and we’re expecting to see a number of iPad and Mac announcements today.
Update 11:45 A.M.: Apple has announced new iPad Pro’s, MacBook Air, and Mac Minis. Details below.

Apple ‘There’s more in the making’ Event Viewing Details

Date: October 30, 2018
Start Time: 10:00 AM EST / 7:00 AM PT
Location: Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, New York
Website: Apple

New iPad Pro

400M iPad sold, making it the most popular tablet. “We’ve sold more iPads in the last year than the entire notebook lineup of all of the biggest notebook vendors.”
– Powered by the A12X Bionic. 7nm tech, X chip means it is bigger than A12, has 10 billion transistors.
– iPad Pros are faster than 92 percent of all portable PCs sold in the last 12 months.
– USB-C (supports 5K displays, data accessories, docks, musical instruments) and now you can charge out over USB-C so you can charge an iPhone from it.
– “The iPad Pro delivers Xbox One S class graphics performance in a package that is much smaller.”
– iPad Pro now has Face ID. (works in portrait, landscape, attached to a keyboard.)
– 5.9mm thick, 12.9-inch is nearly 15 percent thinner. 25 percent less volume than the predecessor.
Price: 11″ in 64GB starts at $799 and 12.9″ in 64GB starts at $999.
Release date: November 7, 2018

New Mac Mini

– Space Grey Finish
– 4 cores (option of 6 cores) – 5X faster performance
– up to 64GB of memory on removable SO-DIMMs
– All flash storage – up to 2TB (4X faster)
– Two USB-A, four Thunderbolt / USB-C, Ethernet
– Headphone jack
Price: $799 for 8GB RAM, 3.5GB Core quad-core 128gb SSD
Release date: November 7, 2018

The back of New Mac Mini


MacBook Air

There are 100 million active Mac users. “In survey after survey, the Mac continues to be rated number one in customer satisfaction.” “Unlike any notebook that’s come before or since, MacBook Air has become the most beloved notebook ever.” said Tim Cook.

MacBook Air Specs:

New MacBook Air


– 10 percent thinner too, at 15.6mm
– New MacBook Air is 17 percent smaller by volume than
– Weighs 2.75 pounds, a quarter-pound lighter than previous Air.
– Made 100% recycled aluminum
– 13.3′ Retina Display (4 million pixels)
– Two USB-C / Thunderbolt ports
– Headphone jack
– TouchID (without a Touch Bar)
– 3rd-generation keyboard (butterfly mechanism, 4x more stable)
– Force Touch trackpad (20% large area)
– Better audio has new mics and speakers
– 8th gen Intel dual core CPU with integrated graphics, up to 16gb of memory, up to 1.5TB SSD.
– Battery life quoted at 13 hours of iTunes movie playback
Price: 8GB RAM, 1.6GHz Core 15, 128GB, $1,199
Release date: November 7, 2018

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