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Angelica Greene
October 19, 2018

Apple's next big hardware event will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House in NY on October 30. Unlike the last event which Apple held on its campus, this time around they are headed to Brooklyn for the keynote.

Apple has sent invites for a launch event this month in New York City.

Even though Apple's newest iPhones all come with proprietary Lightning ports, as well as Lightning to USB-A cables in their standard retail box, the company is (slowly) getting closer to universal USB Type-C technology adoption.

Apple is expected to unveil a new line of iPad Pro 2018 series in Brooklyn later this month.

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While we don't yet know for sure what will happen during the event, strong rumors have new iPad Pros arriving with smaller bezels, no Home button and the inclusion of Face ID in an iPad for the first time. Maybe we'll also see some new Mac Minis. Indeed, renders of these rumored iPad Pro models surfaced in early September and are purportedly based on leaked CAD images. The new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and other devices are expected to make an appearance.

When Apple launched the iPad in 2010, it quickly became one of the company's most important products.

Apple typically streams the event live on its website and on Apple TV. Do keep your fingers crossed as Apple may surprise us.

The new iPads will inherit features from the latest iPhones, bringing Face ID and a almost all-screen look to the company's tablets for the first time, people familiar with the product told Bloomberg earlier this year. Along with its long-awaited refresh of its MacBook Air.

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