October 2018 Apple Event

The loud cheers weren’t typical of an Apple Event. Just how many Apple employees were filling seats?

How I miss Steve Jobs.

So does Apple!

The event, in brief, in terms of iPad:

And there’s USB-C. Connecting “data devices” was mentioned but only displays were shown in illustrations. Apple’s new iPad Pro page mentions only displays and cameras. No using external drives (yet?).

No new iPad Mini. It’s alive, paired with the iPad 2018 as devices for “the rest of us” (as Apple once said and believed … cough). Unless Apple does a stealth spec bump, we’ll probably have to wait until Spring 2019 for a new model. Well, at least it’s not dead!

Next week I’ll probably be doing the final Google Books — and other — PDF tests I’ll ever need to do.

Previously here:

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Cruelly Toys With Me About iPad Mini
Apple October 2018 Event Announced
iPad Mini 5 Or GTFOH
iPad Mini 4 Missing In Action
iPhone Xs Max Is No Damn iPad Mini!
Apple Event: No iPad Mini
iPad Mini 4s?
iPad Mini 4 Death Countdown Begins
iPad Mini 4: Spec Update Or Not?
Schrödinger’s iPad Mini 5
Is It Too Early To Start Hating Apple? No iPad Mini 5?!
No iPad Mini 5?
iPad Mini 4 Was Once US$269 On QVC
Another Example Of 4K Video Editing On An iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4 Can Edit 4K Video
iPad Mini Needs A Life-Support Upgrade
More Video Love Letters For The iPad Mini 4
A Re-Examination Of The iPad Mini 4 With Google Books PDFs
Tomorrow: A Re-Examination Of The iPad Mini 4
iPad Mini 4 Price Drops Below My Expectation
PDF Tests: iPad Mini 4 iOS 11
Video: PDF Fun With iPad Mini 4 Splitscreen
Finally! An iPad Mini-Sized Book!
Video: iPad Mini 4 Extreme PDF Test (Plus Tablet Thoughts)
iPad Mini 4 AnTuTu Score
128GB iPad Mini 4 Is Now US$399

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4 Responses to October 2018 Apple Event

  1. I don’t think we are going to see any more iPad minis. For some reason, Apple has decided that form factor is no longer relevant.
    I would love to have a fast 8″ tablet for reading ebooks, browsing, watching videos etc. The Amazon Fire HD 8 that I currently own slows down frequently, the volume is poor and the screen is ..well..ugh. I see folks on the train and buses with these huge iPad pros and it’s just fucking ridiculous.

    • mikecane says:

      You want an iPad Mini. If Best Buy drops the price to $299, buy. Or take the gamble and buy Chinese: Teclast M89.

      • I’m not buying a current gen iPad mini. I want a refreshed iPad mini with a spec bump. All the latest internals.
        Plus, I can only get it from Apple since I have credit that is just sitting unused.
        I would prefer to get a quality Android tablet in a similar size, but no one is really making those anymore.

      • mikecane says:

        Eh. You can probably find a Samsung S2 8.0 on eBay or even in a Best Buy. Maybe even B&H. $299, if you’re lucky at BB & B&H.

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