There were some whose hopes were dashed when such a new mini computer didn't appear at Apple's iPhone-centric even last month. That filing includes model numbers for Macs and MacBooks we already know about but there are four that have yet to actually become public.
For those not owning Apple devices, they can view the October 30 launch event on Windows 10.
Other speculation centres around the possible introduction of a USB-C port to replace the current Lightning one, but considering all of Apple's other phones and tablets use Lightning, we'd be surprised if this shift were to happen.
The invitation to the media features artistic and colourful Apple logo with a message-"There's more in the making"- and going by the unique presentation, many are of the opinion that the company will unveil the new line of the iPad Pro and also possibly Macbook series too.More news: US Withdraws Out of INF Treaty amid Alleged Missile Testing Allegations
Most attention will be on a new MacBook Air, which is said to have a 13-inch screen but slimmer bezels, meaning that the overall size of the machine will be smaller. The upcoming event will not only feature new iPads, but word on the street is that Apple might finally launch a low-power notebook that's regularly surfaced on the rumor mill this year.
The iPad Pro will also be thinner than the older generations at 5.86mm. It's only been a short time since Apple's Cupertino event announcing new iPhone and Apple Watch models, but the emphasis this time around will likely be on bigger devices-and we mean that literally, not in terms of ubiquity.
And what about the iPad Mini? Well, maybe not, after all - though we think the new MacBook Air will keep the relatively affordable price, as that's one of the reasons it keeps selling. This will be the first update to Mac Mini since 2014. "The 12" MacBook hasn't been updated in a while, and it's really due for some changes as well, so it would make sense if they either release a new Air as a lower-cost version, or make that the lower cost one, and make the Air into a bigger version of the 12" MacBook. When AirPower was absent from Apple's iPhone event back in September, it seemed like the company might have over-promised and needed to go back to the drawing board. AirPower, which Dickson's sources claim uses at least 21 coils to charge multiple devices, also had issues with monitoring device charge levels, and simply squeezing all that hardware and circuitry into the discreet form factor Apple teased a year ago.
So the AirPower mat might not arrive this year-or ever-but when the product was first teased, Apple demonstrated it with an upgraded version of the AirPods case that could be charged wirelessly. As usual, there'll be a live stream available on the Apple website.