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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.

  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:46:36 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:46:38 PM
    Did someone mention "no notch" yet?
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:46:41 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:46:49 PM
    "Original 10.5-inch iPad Pro, just 1 pound ... Decided to maintain the perfect footprint but give you an ever bigger display. Now has an 11-inch display"
  • Scott Stein 10/30/2018 2:47:24 PM
    New 11-inch screen in previous 10.5-inch body. Also a 12.9-inch in a smaller body (but larger than 11)
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:47:28 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:47:31 PM
    also previously offered 12.9-inch display. "Same large-screen experience in a much more portable package. New 12.9-inch iPad Pro." Almost exactly the same size as an 8.5x11 piece of paper
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:47:34 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:47:40 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:47:45 PM
    "Not just smaller. Also thinner. 5.9mm thinner. 15% thinner than before"
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:47:46 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:47:52 PM
    25% less volume than its predecessor
  • Scott Stein 10/30/2018 2:47:59 PM
    5.9mm thin (thinner) IPad Pro models overall.
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:48:03 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:48:07 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:48:13 PM
    "It really is the ultimate iPad. ... Now has Face ID"
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:48:13 PM
  • Scott Stein 10/30/2018 2:48:24 PM
    So, 11 and 12.9 seem pretty close in size, though!
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:48:31 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:48:35 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:48:42 PM
    "With a simple glance you can unlock your iPad, log into your favorite apps and even pay for something with Apple Pay."
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:48:52 PM
    7 MP front facing camera
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:49:10 PM
    "No matter how you use these new iPad Pros, they're always right-side up."
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:49:29 PM
    Gestures from iPhone X come to iPad. Swiping down from upper right corner brings the control pad
  • Scott Stein 10/30/2018 2:49:31 PM
    Face ID works in portrait, landscape for iPad Pro. iPhone X gesture language. This is the iPad X, basically
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:49:40 PM
    Split view lets you work with 2 apps at once
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:49:56 PM
    Slideover gets you a quick view to another app, like if you need to view a message
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:49:56 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:50:03 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:50:08 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:50:13 PM
    "All that is possible because of what we put under the hood. Powered by the all-new A12X Bionic" chip
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:50:27 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:50:29 PM
    "7 nanometer. No other tablet, laptop or even desktop has been able to make this leap forward."
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:50:34 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:50:40 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:50:44 PM
    "But since this an X chip, bigger than A12. Over 10 billion transistors."
  • Scott Stein 10/30/2018 2:50:48 PM
    A12X Bionic on the Pros. Also 7nm. Curious about graphics gain.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:51:06 PM
    8 core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. Apple-designed fusion architecture. 35% faster CPU
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:51:09 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:51:14 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:51:16 PM
    "Multicore workloads are now up to 90% faster"
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:51:36 PM
    "These iPad Pros are faster than 92% of all portable PCs" sold over the last 12 months
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:51:45 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:51:49 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:52:03 PM
    All new Apple-designed 7 core GPU with 2X the performance of the previous gen. 1000X faster graphics (yes not a typo. thousand)
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