What to expect from Apple’s big ‘More in the Making’ event

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Apple's got a few more surprises up its sleeve.
Apple's got a few more surprises up its sleeve.
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The second-biggest Apple keynote of 2018 is nearly here, and for some Mac fans, the wait can’t end soon enough.

Unlike last month’s iPhone XS keynote, all the details haven’t leaked ahead of the “There’s More in the Making” event. Still, we have a pretty good idea what Apple’s magic pipeline will pump out next Tuesday.

The iPad mini might not be dead after all

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Apple is allegedly making a new iPad mini, according to one of the most reliable Apple analysts around. And new AirPods might be on the way, too.

TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors today that he expects Apple to release two new iPad Pros at the October event in New York City. Even more surprising is Kuo’s claim that an iPad mini is in the works.

New renders show 2018 iPad Pro in all its glory

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The 2018 iPad Pro has supposedly been redesigned without without the Home button. And without a Lightning port too.
The 2018 iPad Pro has supposedly been redesigned without without the Home button. And without a Lightning port too.
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Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPad Pro at the end of this month. An industrial design student from Hungary. just couldn’t wait. 

He created a collection of images of this upcoming tablet showcasing the significant redesign that’s been all over the Internet. The rumored USB-C port isn’t overlooked either.

Take an early look at the redesigned 2018 iPad Pro

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This is the best image yet of the 2018 iPad Pro.
This is the best image yet of the 2018 iPad Pro.
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A leaked product image goes a long way toward confirming that the 2018 iPad Pro is getting a significant redesign. Apple’s next tablet is shown in a folding case, but it’s clear that the bezels have shrunk and the Home button has disappeared, just as previous rumors indicated.

The image also clearly shows the front-facing sensors needed for Face ID.

5 reasons we expect an Apple October press event

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The iPad mini was unveiled at an October event. Just like 2012, we're expecting another Apple press event this fall.
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At its huge press event last month, Apple took the wraps off the iPhone XS, XR and Apple Watch Series 4. But we don’t think that’s everything the company is going to unveil this season.

Here are five good reasons why we think Apple will hold another press event in October to show us new tablets, laptops and desktops.

iPhone’s controversial notch may get smaller next year

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Can you spot the change in the 2019 iPhone models?
Can you spot the change in the 2019 iPhone models?
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The 2018 iPhones aren’t even out yet and we already have our first rumor about next year’s models. If you’re hoping for big changes in the 2019 iPhones, better temper your expectations. It seems the next-generation of Apple handsets will include displays the same size size as this year’s iPhone XS and XS Max.

But there reportedly will be one significant difference. One that many people will like.

Today in Apple history: Apple denies Steve Jobs’ love of ninja stars

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Jobs apparently tried to take one of these on his private jet.
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September 14: Today in Apple history: Apple denies Steve Jobs' love of ninja stars September 14, 2010: Airport security workers reportedly stop Steve Jobs at Japan’s Kansai International Airport. The reason? The Apple CEO supposedly tried to bring ninja throwing stars onto his private plane while heading home from vacation.

It’s one of the most bizarre Steve Jobs stories ever. Apple, however, quickly spoils the internet’s fun. Cupertino issues a statement describing the reports as “pure fiction” (although Apple acknowledges that Jobs visited Japan over the summer).

Redesigned MacBook Air is coming, just not tomorrow

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Don't give up hope for an improved 2018 MacBook Air. But don't expect it too soon, either.
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Apple is about to refresh much of its product line, with new iPhones, iPad Pros, and Watches anticipated. However, an updated MacBook Air announcement tomorrow isn’t likely.

The company is expected to introduce an improved version of this budget laptop, but not until later in the year.

Why iPhone XS is a brilliant name for Apple’s new phone

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Turns out iPhone XS shouldn't be pronounced "iPhone 10 S."
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You might be pronouncing the name of Apple’s next smartphone incorrectly. And this goes beyond the confusion resulting from people not calling the iPhone X the “iPhone 10”. But it’s related.

It turns out the “S” in the iPhone XS doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Reliable analyst says iPad Pro will have a USB-C port

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The 2018 iPad Pro has every change we hoped for. And some of the ones we feared.
The mystery port on the 2018 iPad Pro models could be USB-C.
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This report would probably be dismissed out of hand if it came from anyone else, but when Ming-Chi Kuo says the 2018 iPad Pro will have a USB-C port it has to be taken seriously.

This analyst has a long history of reliable predictions, so its possible Apple is finally going to make a change to its professional tablets that many people have been requesting for years.