While Apple used to make its events Safari-only (for streaming via a web browser), the company has since made it easier for you to stream in the browser of your choice. While all these are mere speculations for now, the latest piece of information confirming the new iPad design comes directly from Apple as a part of the latest iOS 12 update.
Apple is also tipped to announce a new Mac Mini computer, which works with any monitor. While the iPhone won over consumers, and the Watch is on a growing number of wrists, Apple is pushing content creation for its other major devices. Considering the iMac Pro got an update recently, the new all-in-ones unveiled on Tuesday (if there are any) are likely to be lower-specced.
The screen size change, however, doesn't come at the cost of a larger device overall. Allegedly, there'll be an updated Apple Pencil and, as with the new iPhones, nearly edge-to-edge screens and slimmer bezels.
Apple already introduced new MacBook Pros but the rest of its macOS product line hasn't seen a refresh in a while.
With just a day before the event, many reports are coming in that Apple has a whole lot of products to showcase at the Special Event October 2018 in Brooklyn, which is slated to go live at 10:00 am EDT (7:30 pm IST) in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
A new iPad Pro with Face ID. Face ID will enable Animojis (and the personalized variety known as Memojis) on iPads for the first time. Also, there's no notch as seen in the iPhone X-series. It says that the upcoming tablets will have more squared-off sides. However, news for the tablets' design slowed down right up to the start of this month, when a quick succession of leaks provided important details. The low-priced replacement, which may or may not keep the "Air" designation (it could also be a cheaper addition to the 30cm MacBook line) will include a screen that's roughly 33cm in size, but with thinner bezels around the display to reduce the laptop's overall footprint.
For the Mac, Apple is planning its first wide-ranging upgrades since June 2017.
A longer-awaited refresh would be the new Mac Mini. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo projected this 13-inch unit will bear a Retina display and support for Touch ID, as well as slimmer bezels.
Apple's smallest desktop computer, the Mac Mini, has not seen an update since 2014 and is still sold with fourth-generation Intel Core chips.