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Apple Invites Media to October 30th Event in New York City

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  1. fastsix

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    Rumored to be announced are new:

    iPad Pro
    Macbook/Macbook Air
    Mac Mini
    Mac Pro (sort of)

    Apple Invites Media to October 30th Event in New York City

    Along with new iPad Pro models, we're also expecting refreshes to the MacBook line. Refreshed 12-inch MacBooks are said to be in the works, and based on rumors, Apple has developed a low-cost notebook with a Retina display that could be positioned as an updated MacBook Air.

    The Mac mini, which has not been updated for more than 1,400 days, is expected to be refreshed for the first time since 2014. We don't know a lot about what to expect for the Mac mini update, but upgraded internals and faster processors are a sure thing.
     
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    Apple registers three new desktop Macs in Eurasian database ahead of October 30 event

    The Eurasian database has turned up hit after hit recently. Once more, ahead of Apple’s October 30 event, the Eurasian Economic Competition database has listed filings for new Mac models running macOS 10.14. Four of these model identifiers relate to as-yet-unannounced machines. As spotted by Consomac, the A1932 laptop model was seen in an earlier filing.

    The three new Mac models likely relate to new versions of the Mac Mini and iMac. We are expecting a significant spec update to the Mac Mini, which has not seen any attention in 1469 days, and at least processor bumps to the rest of the Mac line.

    Ming-Chi Kuo yesterday reiterated his beliefs on what to expect from the October event. He predicts minor updates to the MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini with minimal external chassis redesigns and a brand new low-cost Apple laptop model, which will likely replace the MacBook Air.

    The new cheap laptop is still shrouded in mystery with the rumor mill split on exactly what the product looks like, and how much it will cost. Approximately, we are expecting a 13-inch Retina display in a design similar to the current 12-inch MacBook, although probably not as razor-thin or small for cost reasons.
     
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    Thankfully a new Mac Mini so I can now retire this one. Got 6 years out of it, and now it'll now be given to one relative or another, and I bet it gets at least another 3 years of use.

    No Mac Pro mentions AFAIK. Probably wouldn't have been willing to pay the price regardless.

     
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    My work is buying me an iPad Pro. I’m ecstatic about that since I won’t have to pay $1500 plus $330 in accessories...
     
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    Yeah, Apple's pricing is getting even more ridiculous, and the damn accessories are crazy. $50 for a Thunderbolt 3 -> Thunderbolt 2 cable.

    And I'm actually going to get a Macbook Pro too, but it's my wife's current computer (2017 model). She wants a Macbook Air instead, doesn't care about the pro part, just wanted a Retina screen.
     
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    Might be buying my wife one of those Airs too.