Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Apple expected to announce new iPad Pro without home button

Apple expected to announce new iPad Pro without home button

As for other iPad Pro design changes worth mentioning, the new tablets will reportedly not ship with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The event is going down in Brooklyn, and is invite only. But Bloomberg believes that the low-priced, barebones computer, which ships without a screen, keyboard, or mouse, is on deck to get a "pro" upgrade like the iMac did.

Apple announced three new iPhones including the iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in its September keynote event.

It's unclear if Face ID will only work in portrait or landscape mode, or if Apple has figured out a way for it to identify faces in either orientation. This suggests that the company could be revamping its hardware products, since the new 9.7-inch iPad, that was launched in March at an event in Chicago. It's already happened in the 2018 iPhone models, and now it's the iPad Pro's turn.

The company is also set to reduce the overall size of the iPad Pro in its new model by removing the bezels and the home button.

The iPad Pro may launch in both sizes - 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch and is said to get a FaceID and a Type C USB port for charging and data transfer. It's very possible there will be more than one model of this new iPad Pro, varying either in size or storage capacity (or both).

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The new Mac Book Air comes with a sleeker display and more powerful processors

The USB-C port would allow for faster charging and output of up to 4K when the iPad is connected to another monitor. A new Apple Pencil, with new pairing features and ease of switching between devices, makes sense for Apple to reveal with the new tablets.

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.

While Apple used to make its events Safari-only (for streaming via a web browser), the company has since made it easier for you to stream in the browser of your choice. A replacement for the MacBook Air - finally. This time around, according to the most credible rumors, the Cupertino crew is ready to show off what could be music to your ears: new Macs and iPads.

The new iPad is also expected have a new version of Apple's A12 Bionic processor, as found in the 2018 iPhones, and may have a new graphics chip. As usual, there'll be a live stream available on the Apple website. It could see some stage time at the event, and possibly still meet Apple's promised delivery of 2018.

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