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New Hardware Announcements during the Apple October 30 Event

Apple October 30 Event Highlights

I will update this as the event unfolds. I will focus on hardware.

New Macs

MacBook Air with Retina 13.3" Display
  • Touch ID
  • backlit keyboard
  • larger trackpad
  • 2 Thunderbolt ports
  • i5 8th gen CPU
  • up to 16 GB RAM
  • up to 1 terabyte SSD
  • smaller, thinner, lighter
  • Starts at $1199
  • order today and available next week

Mac mini
  • 4 or 6 cores 8th gen CPU 3.2 to 4.6 GHz
  • up to 64 GB RAM
  • SSD up to 2 terabytes
  • 4 Thunderbolt ports
  • HDMI ports
  • 2 USB-A ports
  • 10 Gigabit ethernet
  • Starts at $799 and $1099
  • order today and available next week
  • Note: I didn't hear any mention of user modifiable capability as in adding more RAM yourself, etc.

New iPads

iPad Pro
  • flat sides like the iPhone 5
  • 11" or 12.9" LCD Liquid Retina
  • smaller, thinner, lighter
  • Face ID
  • A12X Bionic 7 nanometer 8 core CPU, 7 core GPU, Neural Engine
  • All day battery life
  • Up to 1 terabyte storage capacity
  • USB-C connector that allows charging out (charge your iPhone, etc.) and connects to peripherals like cameras
  • 2nd Gen Pencil, automatically pairs and charges constantly
  • New smart keyboard portfolio case
  • Starts at $799 for 11" and $999 for 12.9"
  • order today and available next week

Older iPads Still Available (not updated)
  • iPad mini 4 (no update)
  • iPad (no update)

That's All for This Event

Well that is it, two Macs and two iPad Pros. No new updates to Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, iMacs, or iMac Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad, AirPower, or AirPods. Seems like the updates they did make were actually decent ones this time around. I'm especially glad to see a decent Mac mini update, though still concerned that it likely is not user upgradeable like the Mac minis from 2012 and back.

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