On paper, it sounds kind of surprising, but the reports claiming that Apple will include a USB-C port instead of its proprietary Lightning are certainly racking up. It also remains unclear if the event will see Apple break the silence over reports of a cheaper and more affordable MacBook Air. Perhaps, a new Apple Pencil for the new iPad Pro tablets that will probably come with special features useful to designers and creative folks. Face ID facial recognition is anticipated as the new security method to replace the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
There's also talk that the long-delayed Apple charging pad that can wirelessly charge iPhones, the Apple Watch and a new set of Apple AirPods with a new wireless charging case will finally arrive too.
Apple's upcoming event is on October 30, where it will likely announce its new iPad Pro models as well as Mac computers.
Of course, it's been almost an year and a half since we were last treated to a new iPad Pro. Those new Macs are also good bets for the 30 October event. Apple is today a mobile company, more than anything else, and they don't care much about their other products.
The 2018 iPad Pro line is expected to feature an iPhone X-like design, meaning no Home button, slimmer bezels, and a TrueDepth camera system for Face ID. Since the iPad range is marketed as a tool for graphic designers, it's not the biggest stretch to take this as a sign the newest iPad will make an appearance. So, buckle up your seatbelts and watch out for the next Apple product event.
Apart from these two products, there is also buzz about a Mac Mini which has been in dire need of an upgrade for years. You might just want to hold off, because something new is likely coming. It seems the logo changes every time you refresh the event page. Apple introduced the A12 Bionic chipset with the iPhone XS and XS Max. If none is made, it may be best to wait a bit more to see what bombshell awaits curious Apple loyalists.