While Apple has held smaller viewing parties at its stores in the past, primarily in regions outside the USA, this is the first time Apple plans to do so on a wide scale and in the US.
Thanks to leaks and various analysts reports, we already know what to expect from Apple's "There's More in the Making" event later this month Below is a quick roundup of what Apple is expected to unveil at the event. All these three new Macs are expected to be a part of the forthcoming event where the Cupertino giant is also speculated to bring a new range of iPad Pro models with Face ID support. However, now we've got a good reason to believe that the iPad isn't the only lineup that will receive an upgrade later this month. Apple will upgrade its facial recognition technology to work in landscape mode as well since most consumers use their iPad in landscape orientation.
Also: I tried to write this article on an iPad Pro.
Despite the new iPad Pro models sporting thinner bezels, the borders around the display will still be wide enough to accommodate the TrueDepth camera system needed to recognise users' faces to unlock the tablet and authenticate payments. This should make the device a portable powerhouse apt for use by professionals for presentation purposes.
Apple is fully expected to reveal two totally new tablets which could see some of the biggest changes in years. As per the report, the display will not be OLED but LCD panels, the chipset used will be a variant of A12 Bionic used on iPhone XS and an updated Apple Pencil. There were some whose hopes were dashed when such a new mini computer didn't appear at Apple's iPhone-centric even last month. Right now, it bundles a measly 5W power adapter with its iPads which takes at least 4 hours to charge an iPad Pro from 0-100 percent. A Retina display is what Apple uses in almost all of its products, save for the MacBook Air.
Less certain have been rumors of new Macs, but some seemingly concrete evidence has emerged this week.
Of course, this email may be a red herring and Apple may just ship out a normal MacBook Air come the end of next week, but as they say, there's no smoke without fire. In fact, the last new version of the Mac Mini was released back in 2014, the same year Apple launched the iPhone 6. 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. The device is not going to get any redesign whatsoever, with the changes limited to faster and more modern internals. But the addition of more storage and a faster processor could also make the Mac Mini more expensive than previous versions, which could tarnish its appeal. However, post the event, the company removed all references of the wireless charger from its website.