Apple is all set with its second big event of the year 2018 being held in New York. It’s expected to update its iPad and MacBook lineup along with an upgrade to the Mac mini, that comes after almost four years. Speaking about what’s going to be launched, Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Pro with radical changes and features. According to reports doing rounds, the new iPad Pro will feature an edge-to-edge display with slimmer bezels.

Another product in the lineup is the upgrade of MacBook Air, which happens to be the cheapest in the series. Apple will also most likely unveil a new Mac mini after a long hiatus of four years.

New MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air has now a 13.3 Retina display and a built-in TouchID meaning that users can unlock the cheapest in the MacBook series with their fingerprint. On the software front, it’s driven by the T2 chip – which also works to enhance the security of your data and software. The battery life, as per Apple’s claim, remains the same but now it weighs a little less, 17% to be precise.

New Mac Mini

This was the second biggest highlight of the event, now available with much faster processors, more RAM and storage under the hood. It will also have the Apple T2 Security chip, which enhances data security.

New iPad Pro

From the design to size everything gets a upgrade in the new iPad Pro. The design now gets flat, the biggest change has come to the home screen button, it’s nowhere to be seen. Face ID is the new addition, with face recognition now available on the iPad Pro lineup. The A12X Bionic chip makes these the fastest iPad Pros ever, and this is a 7 nanometer chip.

For the professionals it comes with 1TB storage and the most interesting of all changes is that it comes with a USB-C port. The Lightning Port has been junked so that the new C-port supports charging-out via the tablet.

HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF APPLE EVENT:

 

Highlights

Apple iOS 12.1 update

Apple iOS 12.1 update will bring Group FaceTime, it will add the dual-SIM feature with eSIM functionality. There's also 70 new emojis with the latest iOS 12.1 update.

Apple iOS 12.1 update

Apple iOS 12.1 update will bring Group FaceTime, it will add the dual-SIM feature with eSIM functionality. There's also 70 new emojis with the latest iOS 12.1 update.

iPad Pro features

Here are all the major features.

iPad Pro Price

Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro will start at $799. The iPad Pro with 12.9-inches will start at $999. The new iPad Pro will also go on sale from November 7.

Apple Pencil 2

Apple Pencil 2 attaches magnetically to the iPad. It automatically charges when it is connected to the iPad. Tapping twice on the Apple Pencil 2 will just switch modes.

FACE ID for the first time for iPad Pro

For the first time Apple is introducing Face ID to iPads. Apple is adding the TrueDepth camera to the iPad Pro. Apple iPad Pro's Face ID will work in Portrait and Landscape mode. There's no Home button.

Apple's new iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro has an edge-to-edge display. Apple is calling the “liquid retina”. The iPad Pro comes in two screen sizes: 11inch and 12.9. The 11inch iPad Pro has the same footprint as the 10.5-inch one.

Apple's new Mac Mini specification

Apple's Mac Mini will go up to 64GB storage. Every Mac Mini will come with SSDs. Capacity offered is up to 2TB

Apple Mac Mini

The upgraded Mac Mini has also been launched. They are calling it a beast. Every Mac Mini starts with four cores. Mac Mini will also have six core processors. 8th generation processors with 60 per cent faster graphics. Five times faster than before, claims Apple.

Apple new MacBook Air specifications

Apple MacBook Air has 8th gen intel core processor, up to 1.5TD SSD storage. It will support up to 16GB of RAM. It comes with up to 13 hours of battery life. New MacBook has 17 per cent less volume than the original. It is just 15.6mm in thickness. It weighs 2.75 pounds, which is 1.2 kgs.

Apple MacBook Air Audiio features

The Air has 25 per cent louder speakers and comes with two thunderbolt ports. Like the MacBook Pro and MacBook, it also does away with the MagSafe charger.

Apple new MacBook Air 2018

Apple has launched its new MacBook Air with Retina Display. New MacBook Air also gets the latest 3rd generation keyboard, and Force Touch trackpad. The keyboard is back-lit with individual LEDs behind each key. The Force Touch trackpad has 20 per cent more area.

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