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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.

  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:09:31 PM
    There it is, "Retina" display in MacBook Air.
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:09:42 PM
    If it's $999 or less, it's a killer.
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:09:45 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:09:50 PM
    "I'm incredibly excited today to introduce an all-new MacBook Air with a Retina Display and a whole lot more."
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:09:52 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:09:55 PM
    Video time
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:10:00 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:10:06 PM
  • Lynn La 10/30/2018 2:10:10 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:10:14 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:10:20 PM
    Will Apple actually break down and give us exactly what everyone has been asking for? I'd be shocked but delighted.
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:10:21 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:10:26 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:10:30 PM
    Ok. So judging from the side, very few ports. Looks like two USB-C on one side
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:10:48 PM
    I'm typing on a 12-inch MacBook right now, which I love, btw.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:10:53 PM
    "This is the new MacBook Air. And I'd like to bring up Laura LaRoe, VP of hardware engineering to tell you all about it."
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:10:58 PM
    (Not sure if I got her name right)
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:11:10 PM
    I see USB-C ports, at least 2
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:11:11 PM
    "Every part of the product has been redesigned and re-engineered," she says. (shows an image of a gold model)
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:11:17 PM
    "It's absolutely beautiful."
  • Lynn La 10/30/2018 2:11:24 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:11:24 PM
    This is a very enthusiastic crowd today
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:11:29 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:11:36 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:11:42 PM
    "The No. 1 feature customers have wanted in a MacBook Air is a Retina Display but we've made the display better in every possible way."
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:11:44 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:11:52 PM
    Very MacBook Pro like bezel
  • Scott Stein 10/30/2018 2:11:54 PM
    HOW DID IT TAKE THIS LONG to make a Retina display MacBook Air?
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:11:56 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:11:57 PM
    The aluminum bezel is gone, the display glass goes all the way to the border. 13.3-inch display
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:12:14 PM
    "When it comes to resolution, we've taken the pixels and quadrupled them. Over 4 million pixels"
  • Lynn La 10/30/2018 2:12:20 PM
  • Lynn La 10/30/2018 2:12:24 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:12:27 PM
    Same 13.3-inch screen size, and the resolution is...wait I gotta do some math
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:12:30 PM
    "So the text and images are sharper and more detailed. And with 48% more color, those images are more lifelike than ever."
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:12:42 PM
    uh, 1,440x800 times 4, I guess.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:12:49 PM
    "Even with this narrower border design, we were able to keep the FaceTime camera at the top of the display."
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:13:09 PM
    "The MacBook Air has another new feature customers have been asking for. And that's TouchID"
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:13:12 PM
    2,880x1,600? Might be wrong, they didn't say the exact resolution
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:13:17 PM
    Interesting this is coming back in Macs when it's going way in mobile devices
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:13:25 PM
    Ah! Touch ID but no touch bar.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:13:40 PM
    "We've put the TouchID sensor right into the keyboard. MacBook Air has the T2 security chip"
  • dan.ackerman 10/30/2018 2:13:50 PM
    Great idea, frankly. And includes T2 security chip, as per MacBook Pro, etc. Hmmm...this is starting to sound expensive.
  • Shara Tibken 10/30/2018 2:14:04 PM
    "Offering the Air the most secure boot process of any notebook. T2 also features an SSD controller that has automatic, on-the-fly data encryption."
  • Sarah Tew 10/30/2018 2:14:12 PM
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