October 2018 Event

By MacRumors Staff

October 2018 Event Articles


Apple Shares Full Video of October iPad Pro and Mac Event on YouTube

Wednesday October 31, 2018 1:08 pm PDT by
If you missed Apple's "There's more in the making" October 30 event that focused on new iPad Pro models and Macs or if you just want to rewatch, the event video in its entirety is now available from Apple's YouTube channel, in addition to the Apple Event website. At the event, which was held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, Apple unveiled its fall iPad and Mac lineup. The...

Everything Apple Didn't Announce at Today's Event

Tuesday October 30, 2018 6:06 pm PDT by
Apple held a second hardware-centric fall event this morning in New York City, where the company launched updated iPad Pro models, a refreshed version of the MacBook Air, and a new Mac mini. Prior to the event, though, there were rumors suggesting we'd also see some other products that didn't end up making an appearance. iMac Rumors suggested Apple was working on updated iMac models with...

Everything Apple Announced Today in Just Six Minutes

Tuesday October 30, 2018 4:33 pm PDT by
Apple today held a special October event in Brooklyn, New York, which saw the debut of revamped 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, an updated MacBook Air, and a refreshed Mac mini. It took Apple an hour and a half to introduce the new Space Gray Mac mini with updated hardware, the new MacBook Air with Retina display and Touch ID, and the entirely redesigned iPad Pro models with Face ID, but...

Apple's New MacBook Air Uses MacBook-Class Amber Lake Chip [Updated]

Tuesday October 30, 2018 3:22 pm PDT by
Apple's newly upgraded MacBook Air is equipped with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, a chip configuration that does not match any of the 8th-generation chips that Intel has announced to date. Intel, in fact, lists only a single 1.3GHz dual-core processor in ARK, which does not line up with the chip Apple is using in the MacBook Air. Instead, Apple...
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MacRumors Hands-On Photos of Apple's New iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini

Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:39 pm PDT by
Following today's Apple event at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, where the company unveiled new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini models, MacRumors received some hands-on time with the products at a nearby location. For more first impressions, check out our roundups of hands-on articles about the new iPad Pro and Macs from other publications. iPad Pro As the iPhone X was to...
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Apple's New iPad Lineup, From Mini to Pro: $329 to $1,899

Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:33 pm PDT by
With the launch of the new iPad Pro, Apple offers 28 different models of tablet, not including colors. Here's a top-to-bottom look at Apple's full iPad lineup, from the iPad mini up to the brand new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Curiously, Apple is charging a $150 premium on the new cellular-equipped iPad Pro models, up from $130 in the rest of the lineup. iPad mini 4 - 7.9-inch $399 - 128GB $529 - ...

Apple's New Mac Lineup, From Mini to iMac Pro: $799 to $13,199

Tuesday October 30, 2018 2:10 pm PDT by
With the updating of the Mac mini and MacBook Air this morning, here's a list of the wide range of Macs that Apple offers, from the new $799 mini up to the fully loaded iMac Pro at a credit-card busting price of $13,199. With the exception of the top-of-the-line iMac Pro, These are all stock configurations available online or at Apple Retail Stores, while custom configurations of processors, RAM, ...

AppleCare+ for New iPad Pro Models Priced at $130, Out-of-Warranty Repairs Cost Up to $649

Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:31 pm PDT by
Alongside the release of updated 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, Apple has increased the price of AppleCare+ for the iPad Pro from $99 to $129 in the United States. AppleCare+ for all 10.5, 11, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, which is the entire device lineup, will now cost $129. AppleCare+ extends the warranty on the iPad Pro to two years from the date of purchase, and it covers two...

Apple Shares T2 Security Chip Guide Detailing Privacy Features 'Never Before Seen on Mac'

Tuesday October 30, 2018 12:48 pm PDT by
Apple's event today included brief details about the company's T2 security chip coming to the MacBook Air and Mac mini (it's already in the 2018 MacBook Pro), but a new security guide has shed light onto what exactly the chip does for user privacy (via TechCrunch). According to the guide, on MacBook Air and Pro the chip includes a hardware microphone disconnect feature that ensures the microphone ...
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2018 iPad Pro With 1TB Storage Has 6GB RAM, Lower Capacities Have 4GB

Tuesday October 30, 2018 12:02 pm PDT by
Following Apple's event in Brooklyn this morning, more information has come to light about the new iPad Pros, particularly how much RAM is included in each model of the updated tablets. Using Xcode, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has discovered that the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with 1TB of storage have 6GB of RAM, compared to 4GB for previous generation iPad Pros. The new iPad ...

Apple Pencil 2 Not Compatible With Older iPads and Original Apple Pencil Won't Work With New Models

Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:29 am PDT by
The new second-generation Apple Pencil that Apple introduced today alongside new iPad Pro models includes support for tap gestures and inductive charging when attached to an iPad Pro via magnets, a major upgrade from the previous model that had a built-in Lightning port. Given all of the changes introduced in the Apple Pencil 2, it only works with the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models and...
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2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini Hands-On: Long-Awaited Updates Don't Disappoint

Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:24 am PDT by
Apple today announced two new Mac-related device updates, including a new MacBook Air and Mac mini. The refreshed MacBook Air includes an updated keyboard, larger Force Touch trackpad, slimmer display bezels, two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, Retina Display, reduced footprint, Touch ID, and Apple's T2 security chip. The Mac mini comes in Space Gray with 8th-generation Intel Core processors, flash...

Apple's New MacBook Air Features Impressive Battery Life That Bests MacBook and MacBook Pro

Tuesday October 30, 2018 11:07 am PDT by
Apple's newly announced MacBook Air with Retina display and upgraded 8th-generation Intel processors features the best battery life out of any of Apple's notebooks, MacBook Pro and MacBook included. The new machine, which features a 50.3 watt-hour lithium polymer battery, offers up to 12 hours of battery life when web browsing, 13 hours when watching iTunes movie playback, and 30 days of...
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2018 iPad Pro Hands-On Impressions: 'Might Be the Truest Embodiment of a Tablet Yet'

Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:08 am PDT by
Members of the media have now had a chance to get their hands on Apple's latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro following today's event in New York. The new iPad Pro includes an updated Liquid Retina LCD display, slimmer bezels, Face ID, a thinner body, and A12X Bionic chip. Image via Dan Seifert/The Verge So far, it appears that initial impressions of the new tablet are largely positive, with ...

Apple's New iPad Pro Models Ship With 18W USB-C Power Adapter

Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:28 am PDT by
The new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models that Apple debuted today will ship with an 18W USB-C power adapter, an upgrade from the 12W USB-A power adapter that shipped with the previous-generation models. Apple's 18W USB-C power adapter should charge new iPad Pro models faster, and it will also be able to be used for fast charging for Apple's newest iPhones when paired with a USB-C to Lightning...
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New Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard Folio, and Smart Folio Accessories Now Up for Pre-Order

Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:27 am PDT by
Following today's Apple event in New York, the company has now opened up pre-orders for the second generation Apple Pencil, as well as numerous other accessories. You can order your new Apple Pencil right now for $129.00, and the accessory will ship on November 7. Free engravings are also available for Apple Pencil. Secondly, the new Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro is available for...

Apple Shares Full Video of Today's iPad and Mac-Centric Event

Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:16 am PDT by
Apple's iPad and Mac-centric event that saw the launch of new iPad Pro models, a refreshed version of the MacBook Air, and a new Mac mini has officially wrapped up, and with the culmination of the event, Apple has posted the full video of the new product unveilings on its website. For those who were avoiding news of the event because of being unable to watch the video due to work or school,...

New 11 and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Models Have No Headphone Jack

Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:02 am PDT by
Prior to today's event, iPad Pro rumors suggested Apple would remove the headphone jack from the updated tablet, and as it turns out, those rumors were accurate. Apple's newly redesigned 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models do not feature a headphone jack, with the port now officially eliminated from all flagship iPhone and iPad models. Apple's new tablets are just 5.9mm thick, a slim size...

Apple Quietly Announces AMD Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Options Coming to MacBook Pro

Tuesday October 30, 2018 9:01 am PDT by
During today's New York event where a new space gray Mac mini, a Retina MacBook Air and redesigned iPad Pros took center stage, Apple also quietly announced new graphics options for the MacBook Pro coming next month. Tucked away in a press release, Apple revealed it is bringing AMD Radeon Pro Vega graphics to MacBook Pro for the first time. The company says these new graphic options deliver...

Apple Launches New USB-C Accessories for USB-C iPad Pro Models

Tuesday October 30, 2018 8:48 am PDT by
Following the launch of new iPad Pro models equipped with USB-C, Apple today debuted several new adapters designed to work with the USB-C interface. There's a new 1m USB-C Charge Cable, priced at $19, along with a USB-C to SD Card Reader priced at $39. Apple has also introduced a $9 USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter to allow standard 3.5mm headphones to be connected to the tablet,...