Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

New iPad Pro 'buttonless' design hinted at in latest iOS 12 beta

New iPad Pro 'buttonless' design hinted at in latest iOS 12 beta

Other speculation centres around the possible introduction of a USB-C port to replace the current Lightning one, but considering all of Apple's other phones and tablets use Lightning, we'd be surprised if this shift were to happen.

The screen size change, however, doesn't come at the cost of a larger device overall.

All in all, Apple new strategy of upgrading gadgets in all of its product categories is a departure from the company's old ways. Apple is expected to launch a pair of new iPad Pros. Rumours about the new iPads have been making rounds on the web for quite some time now. Specifically, it's expected Apple will announce new iPad Pro models and refresh its Mac lineup. Under the hood, it is said to be running on a more powerful Apple A12X octa-core chip that's based on a 7nm process.

Recently leaked iOS 12.1 beta, Apple has included a new bezel-less iPad icon hinting that the upcoming Pro tablet series will indeed embrace the edge-to-edge display feature of the iPhone X series and also boast Face ID security feature.

Last year, Apple didn't have an October event.

Also: I tried to write this article on an iPad Pro. But while that event is believed to center largely around new iPad Pro tablets, it will hardly be the only one.

The USB-C port would allow for faster charging and output of up to 4K when the iPad is connected to another monitor.

Some reports claim, in addition to the new iPad Pros and MacBooks, Apple will also launch the long time talked about AirPower charging pad, and updates for the AirPods.

It nearly seems like Apple has forgotten about the iPad Mini, or is happy to let the product die as it pushes the iPad towards being a more powerful computer replacement.

In August, Bloomberg reported that Apple was working on a successor to the MacBook Air.

Signs of new Macs came from a filing sighted by Consomac in the Eurasion Economic Union. AirPower, which has seen numerous delays (as recently as last month), was removed nearly entirely from Apple's website.

Last updated back in 2014, the Mac Mini technically isn't completely dead yet, but it sure seems like Apple is keeping it on minimal life support to appease home theatre enthusiasts and app developers who don't need a powerhouse machine.

Prices start from £619 but can rise to over £1,110 and that's before you've added the Apple Pencil stylus (£89) and Smart Keyboard case (£159).

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