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Apple October iPad Pro event live blog

Apple is expected to unveil new iPad Pros and new Macs at its Oct. 30 event in Brooklyn, starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT.

  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:25:22 PM
    HA!. Funny. Not round.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:25:30 PM
    New Mac Mini. Looks space gray
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:25:49 PM
    Looks the same, which is a good thing. I'm guessing 8th-gen quad-core CPUs, USB-C/Thunderbolt, etc.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:25:51 PM
    Tom Boger, head of Mac product marketing up.
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:26:03 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:26:08 PM
    "I'm sure you've noticed we've given it an awesome Space Gray finish."
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:26:09 PM
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  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:26:19 PM
    I see a T2 security chip in the x-ray view they just showed.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:26:23 PM
    "The No. 1 thing our customers wanted us to do was give it more powerful processors." All start with 4 cores
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:26:27 PM
    Yep, quad-core, like I predicted.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:26:36 PM
    "We're also giving Mac Mini 6 core processors, as well."
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:26:40 PM
    And 6-core options, all 8th-gen Intel
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:26:57 PM
    8th gen CPUs, 60% faster graphics. 5X faster performance for the Mac Mini than before
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:27:04 PM
    Up to 5X faster, but keep in mind the current Mini is several gens behind on CPU.
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:27:10 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:27:10 PM
    3.2X faster on Photoshop etc
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:27:14 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:27:24 PM
    "Next up is memory. Previous went up to 16GB of memory. Naturally new Mac Mini goes to 32GB of memory."
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:27:32 PM
    But also can get 64GB of memory
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:27:52 PM
    32/63GB RAM configs -- good for audio/video production, which is what a lot of Minis end up doing.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:28:04 PM
    "Next up is storage." Every Mac Mini has SSDs up to 4X faster and capacities up to 2TB. Double capacity of the previous Mac Mini
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:28:09 PM
    All have Apple T2 security chip
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:28:17 PM
    30X faster HEVC video encode
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:28:29 PM
    up to 2TB of SSD storage, which is useful. A lot of people have been hooking external drives up to their Minis.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:28:34 PM
    "Entirely new thermal system with double the airflow while still being super quiet"
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:28:44 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:28:50 PM
    Mac Mini has Gigabit Ethernet, 4 Thunderbolt 4, 2 USB-A ports
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:28:52 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:28:58 PM
    Can configure with 10GB ethernet
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:29:04 PM
    Oh, HDMI and USB-A survives! Plus 4 USB-C/Thunderbolt.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:30:12 PM
    You can string a bunch together. Or rack thousands of them. A company has nearly 8,000 Mac Minis to make apps like Candy Crush
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:30:18 PM
    Mac Mini has always been the least-expensive way to get OS X/MacOS, starting at $499. What will this new one start at? $699 or so if it follows the new Air model -- still pretty good deal.
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:30:23 PM
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  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:30:33 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:30:37 PM
    Entry level has 8GB memory, 128GB SSD. Starts at $799
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:30:42 PM
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