Apple to unveil new iPad Pro, MacBook Air this week

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It would make the tablet compatible with more accessories, but the Lightning port is also a licensing revenue stream for Apple, so that upgrade still seems like a long shot. The publication's "people familiar with the plans" report that Apple will use LCD panels for the upcoming iPads, include a USB-C port and a True Depth camera setup, implement a stricter aesthetic approach (sharper corners) and launch the second generation Apple Pencil.

Tomorrow Apple has yet another big product announcement, and this one is focused on the iPad. While the iPhone won over consumers, and the Watch is on a growing number of wrists, Apple is pushing content creation for its other major devices.

According to a leaked icon from the iOS source, Apple will ditch the Touch ID from the new tablets and will stick exclusively to Face ID, just like its iPhone X series smartphones. They asked not to be identified discussing unannounced products. According to 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities, who has accurately predicted Apple releases in the past, expects the new iPad Pro models will have an 11-inch or a 12.9-inch display.

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

After refreshing the MacBook Pros earlier this year, it looks as though Apple is going to turn its attention to the rest of its laptops at the October 30 event.

Almost edge-to-edge screens with slimmer, symmetrical bezels like the latest iPhones. Since it's USB-C, there's a chance that it could also support fast charging via a compatible USB-C PD power adapter.

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It's thought Apple will push the display to the very sides of the tablet and ditch the famous home button with users unlocking the device using Face ID.

The new iPad Pros are rumoured to come with an edge-to-edge screen much similar to Apple's newest iPhones.

Incidentally, there are rumblings that Face ID on Apple's new iPad will work in both portrait and landscape orientations, a smart design choice given how frequently the iPad is used in landscape.

The previous generation iPad Pro comes with Apple A10X Fusion with M10 co-processor. The sides of the tablet appear to the completely flat like the sides of an iPhone 5 with no noticeable tapering.

A faster processor that's a variant of the A12 Bionic chip recently added to the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr. Apple Insider cites both Consomac and MySmartPrice as having spotted Eurasian regulatory filings that hint strongly at three new desktops and one new MacBook.