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Apple Event News Hub: iPad Pro, Macs, much more

October 30th has arrived and its Apple Event Day — the second of the fall! 9to5Mac’s Apple Event News Hub will be updated regularly throughout the day with the latest announcements from Apple. The event kicks off at 10 am EDT/7 am PDT from Brooklyn, New York City.

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For a summary of what we expect to see today:

Apple has already taken its online store offline ahead of the event start which means we should see new products posted as soon as the event wraps up:

While the event isn’t taking place at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, it will still be livestreamed at the top of the hour:

Apple event

9:45 am: The stream is now live!

10 am EDT: The event is live! Standby for news.


The Mac is first! Video time:

51% Mac buyers worldwide are new. 76% in China. 100 million active installed based. Mac #1 in customer satisfaction.

MacBook Air

MacBook Air focus… “MacBook Air has become the most beloved notebook ever. It’s time for a new MacBook Air.”

Apple unveils new MacBook Air with Retina display, Touch ID, USB-C, more

$1199, order today, ships November 7. 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD (half the storage of 12-inch MacBook).

Mac mini

New Mac mini unveiled. Same size, space gray finish, 6-core configuration. Up to 64GB RAM. Up to 2TB SSD. Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports. Optional Gigabit Ethernet. Starts at $799 (up for $499). Order today, launch next week.

After 1475 days of waiting, Apple unveils new Mac mini: quad-core, >32 GB RAM, all SSDs

MacBook Pro

Apple also has an update coming to the recently introduced MacBook Pro refresh.

Radeon Pro Vega Graphics Coming to MacBook Pro Next Month

Apple also today announced new MacBook Pro graphics options that will bring powerful Radeon Pro Vega graphics to MacBook Pro for the first time. These new graphics options deliver up to 60 percent faster graphics performance for the most demanding video editing, 3D design and rendering workloads.

Apple Retail

Angela Ahrendt explaining Apple’s Today at Apple programming at Apple Retail Stores. New creative sessions launching around the new year.

Today at Apple adding 60 new sessions including Photo Walks, Design Labs, more

iPad Pro

Apple unveils all-new 2018 iPad Pro with full-screen design

Apple Pencil

The new Apple Pencil: octagonal design, tap gestures, snaps magnetically onto new iPad Pro

Lana Del Rey performing. No AirPower or iMac mentions. New MacBook, Mac mini, iPad Pro, and accessories available to pre-order ahead of November 7 launch!



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