Apple announces October 30 event; updated iPad Pro expected

Apple announces October 30 event; updated iPad Pro expected
Over the past month, numerous reports have pointed towards a second hardware event by Apple at the end of October. This morning, the world’s most valuable company confirmed that these reports are indeed accurate by announcing that it will be taking to the stage in Brooklyn, New York on October 30.

The invite itself states that “there’s more in the making” and, rather unsurprisingly, accompanies the Apple logo. But oddly enough, not all invites are the same. Rather than sticking to just one take on the logo, Apple appears to have created a wide range of different designs which seemingly hint at the new level of creativeness that will be possible with the new Apple Pencil 2.

This updated stylus is currently expected to be unveiled alongside an updated iPad Pro line, which will now be offered in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes. The former slightly bigger than the previous model, while the larger device maintains the size display diagonal. However, due to the new all-screen design that will do away with the iconic home button, the overall dimensions of each tablet are set to be smaller than those of their predecessors.

In addition to the new design, the iPad Pro models are expected to be powered by a new Apple A12X Bionic chip and boast a USB Type-C connector. Also, a new magnetic connector on the rear is expected to join Face ID up front. After all, with the removal of the home button, Apple will also remove Touch ID.

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46 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Woohooo!! Finally! Now I can see the A12X in all its glory :-) Probably the most powerful mobile chipset of 2018. If my calculations are correct, even the A10X has a GPU 20-30% more powerful than the A12 in the Xs. So the A12X will definitely be the 'Real Dragon' (pun intended)...!

6. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

when you say mobile chipset... you mean mobile phone chipsets, because my laptop which is mobile absolutely blows the doors off any apple cpu by magnitudes of 100x more powerful.

9. midan

Posts: 2469; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Anandtech "Apple’s CPU have gotten so performant now, that we’re just margins off the best desktop CPUs; it will be interesting to see how the coming years evolve, and what this means for Apple’s non-mobile products." And we already heard news how Apple will do their own CPU for future macs leaving intel out.

12. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

i can guarantee the a12x is nowhere near the intel core i9 extreme processors. just shut up, a 5watt cpu will never beat a 200watt cpu. also most pcs have gpus, ever hear of a 1080ti, that alone is like 200 a12's enjoy your seriously underpowered pc's for 3000$

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You are a genius comparing a hard core desktop GPU and CPU to a mobile one. So sensible!! Also, read my post no.17 below as a reply to your stupidity.

26. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Most young techie dudes think every gadget SHOULD compare to a desktop CPU, when more mature folks understand what's practical vs what's cool.

34. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

Also the average iPhone app is 50k lines of code.... Quite small. While windows 10 is over 50 million lines of code, it may run fast but it ain't doing much

30. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Dude please share with me whatever you are smoking. No ARM chip this 0lanet even rivals anything from Intel. Sure the A series could beat some older Intel chips, like maybe an 8086. But nothing so Tim or higher

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2099; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

ARM chipsets nearly have similar single core CPU power as a MacBook Pro's (2017) and some i7's. Depending on the results of the multicore benchmarks of the A12X we can expect Apple to cut ties with Intel and go with their csutom A-series chips in 2020. The GPU still lagging behind over x86 chipsets.

31. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Nooooopo. You are just looking at numbers. Not facts. If you took an A12 and tried to run Windows, it would be trying to run Windows 10 on x386. Just stop it dude. Benchmarks are just pushing numbers. The code if not the same. WINDOWS XP alreadybhad 40M lines of code. Am Sure 10 has nearly double that. There isn't an ARM on this planet that can handle that.

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You have clear lack of knowledge. For the past few weeks I have seen you post similar anti-apple posts like many other trolls on this site. So there's no point arguing with you. And for the record, mobile chipsets include those made for phones and tablets. The A12X and Snapdragon 212 both are mobile chipsets. They aren't in different categories just because of different processing power. And your laptop isn't a mobile. And intel chips aren't mobile chips either. And unless you are running an i9 for laptops, the CPU in the A12X (CPU and GPU are separate things) will likely be more powerful than any laptop CPU in "SINGLE-CORE" performance. Even the i7. The A10X CPU was more powerful than i5 7th Gen. single-core too. This is a proven fact. I am not making this up. You totally need to get more knowledge in this area. Quit acting smart.

22. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2099; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I've built around 12 PC's in my lifetime. I know what I am talking about. I've used AMD and Intel chipsets. I've stripped and mirrored SATA and SSD's. The last PC I built had a dual 550TI's graphics cards running an AMD FX8350 back 6 years ago. So to tell me I don't know what I'm talking about is an insult regarding my skill set. I know the difference between ARM and X86. You are confused regarding your statement: "And your laptop isn't a mobile". Not sure what you mean by that. I am making comparison of A12X vs. i7 only in terms of benchmarks and not by chipset.

23. midan

Posts: 2469; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I don't think he replied to you.. why you even thought that he replied to you?

24. RoyalMike unregistered

Eagerly waiting

39. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Thanks for telling him that.

38. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I didn't even reply to you cree. I was replying to that genius JCASS' post no.6. How did you not realise it?

32. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

So my portable laptop is not "mobile", and you are only looking at benchmarks, is that all you use as a basis for performance? The a12 is probably around 500GFlops, while my upper mid range laptop gets over 7tflops in raw performance, the a12 would throttle almost instantly trying to match that power, my laptop also drives x4 4k monitors, all while not breaking a sweat. While the iPhone couldn't even handle 1. Your precious geek bench scores are pathetic compared to the 40k plus multiscore and 6000 single, all while not even bringing the gtx 1080 into the equation, all while I only spent 400$ more than the overpriced Chinese iPhone.

33. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

And what exactly does the iphone do with all that power? Poop emojis, and nonsense.

35. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

The reason ARM chips can't compete with desktop is because they lack cooling and voltage. Intel chips can run the maximum clock speed for hours as long as they ca be kept cool. ARM chips are like the WRX competing against a Lamborghini. Yes it could take off faster and be faster, but in a sustained race long enough it will lose. Your just looking at benchmarks. ARM chips running is and Android are no here nearvrunnijg the complexity of code found in Windows. On Windows I could open of 1000s of instances if Word and my PC will not slow down. ARM chips throttle as soon as they get hot which is literally just minutes of web browsijg. Just stop it dude. Benchmarks do not tell the story. It does not matter how fast chips are until you throw software at them. Just stop before you hurt yourself....lol Notice on iOS, that the iPhone can't even hold runs to many multiple apps before it closes them. The Note 8 multitasked as many as 25 apps before it needed to refresh them. On Windows I can open apps for an endless amount of time before my PC shows signed of performance degradation. Go look at Windows or the Surface that had an ARM chip. Even a frikkin Intel ATOM was faster than that. Without cooling a ARM chip cannot sustain its speed compared to an Intel chip. Stop smoking whatever it that you are unless you are gonna share.

36. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

This guy gets it

37. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

40. whatev

Posts: 2081; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Just let them swallow their teenager’s rebel words when apple starts implementing their A chips on their MacBooks

44. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

I don't buy MacBooks because I'm not a sheep who buys way overpriced throttling laptops

45. whatev

Posts: 2081; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Stfu and go back cleaning toilets you f****ng annoying loser troll!

46. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

pinched a nerve i see.

43. JCASS889

Posts: 420; Member since: May 18, 2018

So your iPhone is more powerful than my laptop?

41. path45th

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Your laptop isn’t a tablet. Some people aren’t interested in laptops running Windows 10. Don’t compare things of different kinds.

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2099; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Agreed! Apple's best weapon this year along with the XR.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2868; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Also, any idea on what the invitation logo at the top depicts?? The ladder seems to suggest that the new iPad Pro will allow higher levels of productivity.

3. gamehead unregistered

And now another one of my apple devices are obsolete. Someone hurry up and buy this ipad pro from me so I can get a chromebook

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