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What to Expect for MacBook, iMac and Mac Mini at Apple's 30th Event [Video]

Next Tuesday, Apple executives and invited media turn to New York City for a rare East Coast event for a…

Next Tuesday, Apple executives and invited media turn to New York City for a rare East Coast event for a major Apple product launch. The end of October event, starting at 10:00, is expected to be where Apple reveals long-awaited new iPad professionals along with new Mac hardware.

In an earlier video, we investigated the possibilities for what we can see on the iPad front.

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What We Expect

Together with the new Home Button Free iPad Pro, we expect that at least three new Macs will be revealed at Apple’s 30th event. Perhaps most anticipated is the long-lasting replacement of the current $ 999 MacBook Air, Apple’s Defined Entry Level Mac. The current MacBook Air has big features, no USB-C, and perhaps most striking, a non-retina display. MacBook Air is the only non-retina device Apple still sells, so this will be a welcome update.

We expect MacBook Air and 12-inch MacBook lines to match the release of Apple’s new input device. It’s likely to have a construction similar to the 12-inch MacBook than the 13-inch MacBook Air it’s intended to replace. Watch our hands-on video when we consider additional opportunities.

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Together with the new MacBook Air replacement, we expect new iMac and a new Mac mini. Both machines are rumored to be equipped with process upgrades, but in particular, Mac mini can see additional design changes as it focuses more on the professional user base. It will be interesting to see what new changes are coming to the Mac mini, as it is quite possible that it will ship with a whole new design and form factor.

IMAC is also due to a processor specification, but it is unknown if we see any changes except those that are internal to the machine. Thin frameworks would be a welcome change, as the iMac design begins to show its age, but it would not surprise us to see the same famous design shown on the scene in NYC.

It’s also possible that Apple’s new desktop machines will include the company’s T2 chip, currently available in the iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pro. This chip has many hats – it controls things like Touch ID on the MacBook Pro, manages various security aspects, contains SSD storage control and much more.

Apple will stream its event at 10:00 EDT for those who are interested in watching What’s New. We will of course be the live blogging event, with the latest comments and news to match all that is revealed.

Which new Mac machine are you most excited about? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts.

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