iPad Pro Availability for November 1st, 2018 (Evening)

Earlier this week Apple announced the 2018 iPad Pros. They have been available to order since Tuesday. As with the iPhones, I have decided to provide the availability for the iPad Pros. Here is the initial iPad Pro availability. The only model available for shipping by November 6th is the 11-inch 64GB Wifi + Cellular models.

11-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 7-10 business days
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver Nov 6 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray Nov 6 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks
12.9-inch iPad Pro
Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB 512GB 1TB
Silver 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Space Gray 7-10 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks

iPhone XR Availability for October 31st, 2018 (Evening)

Here is the iPhone Availability for the evening of October 31st, 2018. Many of the iPhone XR models have improved in availability.

Changes for Apple

  • AT&T – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 128GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 256GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 64GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 256GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 64GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 256GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 128GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • AT&T – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 64GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 128GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Sprint – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • T-Mobile – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • T-Mobile – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • T-Mobile – 64GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • T-Mobile – 256GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 128GB White iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 64GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 256GB Black iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 64GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 128GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 256GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 64GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day
  • Verizon – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from 3-5 business days to 1 business day

Changes for the Carriers

  • AT&T – 64GB White iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB White iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB White iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB Black iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB Black iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Black iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Blue iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from Nov 19, 2018 to Nov 8, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 64GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 128GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • AT&T – 256GB (PRODUCT) Red iPhone XR has changed from Nov 1, 2018 to Nov 6, 2018
  • Verizon – 128GB Yellow iPhone XR has changed from 11-07-2018 to Available
  • Verizon – 64GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from 11-21-2018 to 11-05-2018
  • Verizon – 256GB Coral iPhone XR has changed from Available to 11-02-2018
iPhone XR
AT&T 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
Black 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
Blue 1 business day 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Yellow 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 1 business day
Coral 3-5 business days 1 business day 3-5 business days
(PRODUCT) Red 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 1 business day
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 1 business day 3-5 business days 1 business day
Black 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Blue 3-5 business days 1 business day 1 business day
Yellow 3-5 business days 1 business day 1 business day
Coral 3-5 business days 1 business day 1 business day
(PRODUCT) Red 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
T-Mobile 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 1 business day 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Black 3-5 business days 1 business day 3-5 business days
Blue 1 business day 3-5 business days 1 business day
Yellow 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Coral 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
(PRODUCT) Red 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White 1 business day 1 business day 3-5 business days
Black 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
Blue 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
Yellow 1 business day 1 business day 1 business day
Coral 3-5 business days 3-5 business days 3-5 business days
(PRODUCT) Red 1 business day 3-5 business days 1 business day

iPhone XR – from Carriers
AT&T 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
Black Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
Blue Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
Yellow Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 8, 2018
Coral Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
(PRODUCT) Red Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 6, 2018
Sprint 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Available Now Available Now Available Now
Black Available Now Available Now Available Now
Blue Available Now Available Now Available Now
Yellow 11/12 – 11/19 Available Now Available Now
Coral Available Now Available Now Available Now
(PRODUCT) Red Available Now Available Now Available Now
Verizon 64GB 128GB 256GB
White Available Available Available
Black Available Available Available
Blue Available Available Available
Yellow 11-21-2018 Available Available
Coral 11-05-2018 Available 11-02-2018
(PRODUCT) Red Available Available Available

Apple Event Round up: iPad Pros

Today Apple announced held their October event, “There’s More in the Making”. This was held in Brooklyn, New York. Apple announced a bunch of new products. Let us look at the new iPads Pros.

The 1st generation iPad Pro was introduced in 2015 and it was what many users were looking for in a larger screen iPad. It was 12.9-inch, something that many users were looking for. At their WWDC 2017 keynote, they unveiled the all new 10.5-inch iPad and the 2nd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The 2nd generation iPad Pros reduced the physical depth and included the A10X processor. Today, Apple unveiled the next generation of iPad Pros.

The new iPad Pros have some big enhancements. Let us start with the big one, Face ID.

Face ID

Face ID was introduced last year with the iPhone X. It has changed the way that iPhones will be manufactured going forward. Now, its s on the iPad Pros as well. The new iPad Pros now have Face ID which is the same sensor that is on the iPhon Xs and iPhone Xr.

There is one difference from the iPhones, Face ID can work in any orientation. That can be landscape or portrait. The fact that Face ID is now available on the iPads will help those, like myself, be able to use the same gestures across all of my iOS devices. But Face ID is not the only new feature, there have been some changes around the size of the iPad.

Size and Screen

With Face ID, and removal of the home button, the bezels of the iPad Pro can be reduced. With reduced bezels you can do one of two things, either increase the size of the screen or reduce the physical size of the device. This year, Apple did both.

The new iPad Pro come in two sizes, 11-inches and the same 12.9-inches that we have seen before. The 11-inch screen is the replacement from the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. With the 11-inch iPad Pro Apple decided to increase the size of the screen. With the 12.9-inch iPad Pro Apple decided to maintain the same screen size, but reduce the physical size of the device. This reduction in physical size is what many users had been hoping for. They love the screen size but can find the size a bit unwieldy at times.

Just as with the iPhone Xr, the new iPad Pros have rounded corners. These rounded corners will allow for edge-to-edge display of applications. This will allow you to watch videos even larger than before.

The new iPad Pros still have an LCD screen. Apple has dubbed the screen Liquid Retina, just like the iPhone Xr. The screen still has many of the features that users have come to expect. tHis includes a Wide Color gamut (Display P3), ProMotion, and True-Tone. The resolution of the 11-inch screen is 2388 pixels by 1668 pixels, and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has the same 2732 by 2048 resolution. Next let us look at the processor changes.

Processors

The 10.5-inch and 2nd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro had an A10X processor. This provided some great processing and gaming performance. The new iPad Pros have an A12X Bionic. The A12X Bionic has an 8 Core 64-Bit CPU as well as a 7-core Apple-Designed Graphics Processor. Embedded with the CPU and GPU is the M12 motion coprocessor.

There is one additional processor which has never been in an iPad before, a Neural Engine. The Neural Engine is used for machine learning and it is the same Neural Engine that is present in the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xr.

Connectivity

Since the release of the 4th Generation iPad, which was released in November of 2012, the iPad has used the Lightning connector. This reversible plug was the replacement for the old 30-pin Dock connector. The 2018 iPad Pros have changed connections again. The 2018 iPad Pros now use USB-C for the connection. This is not the same as Thunderbolt 3, even though it is the same connector.

The USB-C connection will allow the iPad Pro to output to a display, up to 5K resolution. This will be nice if you want, or need, to output your iPad Pro to a larger display.

The iPad Pros also continue to have 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. With USB-C the iPad Pro includes an 18-watt power adapter and has a 1 meter USB-C cable. There are still cellular options available as before and they still incorporate the Dual-sim technology that was present on the previous iPad Pros with one physical SIM and one eSim.

Storage

Apple has positioned the iPad Pro as a computer. In order to have an iPad Pro be considered a new computer it needs to have a lot of storage. To help position the iPads as such, the 2017 iPad Pros had the option of having 512GB of storage. This allows for more items to be stored locally including larger files. The 2018 iPad Pros take this a bit further, with offering a 1TB model. Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch are customizable up to 1TB. The exact size options available are 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

Accessories

With a new iPad it is very likely that you will get new accessories. The 2018 iPad Pros are no exception. Besides having to purchase new accessories with the connector change, there are a few new products. Let us start off with one that is designed specifically with the iPad Pro in mind; the Apple Pencil.

Apple Pencil

The original Apple Pencil was introduced alongside the 1st generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro. When it was introduced it was a brand new product for Apple. It was rounded and worked exclusively with the iPad Pro. While users enjoyed the Apple Pencil, it did have some drawbacks. Most notably, it was round. While this is great for holding, it does not work well for placing on a table.

Another downside to the Apple Pencil was that it required charging via the lightning port on the iPad Pro. This was very convenient for charging, but the cap that covered the lightning port could easily be lost.

The last criticism for the Apple Pencil is the fact that there was no where to store it on the iPad. You would either have to add a pencil loop or find a case that would hold the Apple Pencil.

Apple has addressed these concerns with the new Apple Pencil, which I am going to dub the No. 2 Pencil. The new Pencil has addressed all of these concerns at once. The new pencil is no longer round. Instead, it has a flat side. This flat side will allow you to place the pencil on a surface and not have it roll away. Simultaneously, this flat side is the side that you can use to attach the pencil to the iPad Pro. When you connect the No. 2 Pencil, it will begin charging and it charges via magnets, much like the Apple Watch.

This means that your Apple Pencil will likely never be out of power when you need it and it will likely always be connected to your iPad Pro. This also means that there is no longer cap to lose, nor an additional adapter to bring just to charge the Apple Pencil.

When you attach the No. 2 Pencil, you will see an image, similar to the one below. It will provide you with the options to switch functions.

There is one last new feature to the Apple Pencil. It now detects double-tapping. This means that you can easily switch between tools within a drawing app. Developers will be able to customize the actions that you can choose as well.

The No. 2 Apple Pencil looks to be a great refinement to the existing Apple Pencil. It will only work on the 2018 iPad Pros and costs $129, which is $30 more than the original Apple Pencil.

Smart Keyboard

Each iPad Pro model has had an associated Smart Keyboard to go along with it. The benefits of the Smart Keyboard are that you do not need to charge them nor do you need to provide batteries for the keyboard. Instead, it draws power through the Smart Connector on the iPad.

A Smart Keyboard is available for the new iPad Pros and is slightly improved. You now have two angles to choose from with the Smart Keyboard. One that is good for desktop use and another for lap usage. The Smart Keyboard has gone up $40 to $199.

Smart Folio

The last new accessory is one that protects the iPad Pro. That is the Smart Folio. The Smart Folio is similar to the Smart Cover that has been available for the iPad for a while. The Smart Folio protects both the front and back of the iPad and will provide the same functions, by sleeping the iPad Pro when the cover is closed as well as waking it when the Smart Cover is opened. The Smart Folio is available in Charcoal Gray or White and will cost you $99.00, which is twice as much as the Smart Cover’s price.

AppleCare+

AppleCare+ is still available for the iPad Pros. It still provides the same coverage as before, with two accidental damage coverage. The price for AppleCare+ has gone up $30 to $129. Alternatively, you can pay $5.99 monthly for the coverage.

Closing Thoughts

The new iPad Pros look to be a great upgrade from previous versions. The price for the 11-inch starts at $799 for the 64GB model up to $1699 for the 1TB model with Cellular. If you opt for the 12.9-inch model that starts at $999 and goes up to $1899 for the 1TB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. Both iPad Pros are available in Silver and Space Gray, just as the last generation.

The Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, and Smart Folio are all available to order for shipping today.

If you are in the market for a new iPad, you should definitely look at the new 11-inch or 12.9-inch iPad Pro. They are available to order today and will be available on November 7th. The 2018 iPad Pros look to be solid updates, but that is just first glance.

Apple Event Roundup: Macs

Today Apple announced held their October event, “There’s More in the Making”. This was held in Brooklyn, New York. Apple announced a bunch of new products. Let us look at each of them, starting with the Macs.

MacBook Air

Back in 2010 Apple unveiled a brand new product, a very thin, very light, and all-flash laptop. They named it the MacBook Air. Since its introduction it has been the same general shape. Today Apple unveiled a brand new MacBook Air. The new MacBook Air sports an 8th Generation Dual-Core Intel i5 processor that runs at 1.6GHz. with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz.

The MacBook Air comes with two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports. These are both along the left side of the machine. The biggest change to the MacBook Air is the brand new Retina display, which is the first time there has been a Retina display on the MacBook Air. The display is edge to edge and has a

The MacBook Air also comes with 8GB of memory standard and 128GB of flash storage. The memory can be configured up to 16GB and the flash can be upgraded to 256GB, 512GB, or 1.5TB.

The new MacBook Air starts at $1199, which is $200 more than the older MacBook Air, which is still on sale. The new MacBook Air comes in three colors, Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. You can order the new MacBook Air today, and it will ship next week. Let us now turn to another new Mac, one that has been a long time coming.

Mac mini

The Mac mini was introduced back in early 2005. At its initial release, and with subsequent updates it was positioned as an entry-level Mac that would be great for new Mac users to bring your existing keyboard, display, and mouse and replace your old device. The Mac mini has not been updated since October of 2014, so four years old. Today, that has changed with a brand new update.

The new Mac mini has all re-designed internals. This start with the all new flash-only storage options. These options are 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB.

To go along with the flash options, there are some additional memory options as well. 8GB is standard, but you can configure 16GB, 32GB, or even 64GB of memory.

The Mac mini comes in two models, the entry level, which sports a 3.6GHz quad-core 8th Generation Core i3 processor, and the higher-end model has a 3.0GHz six-core 8th Generation Core i5 Processor. Yes, you read that correctly, a six core processor. You can configure either model with a 3.2GHz six-core Intel Core i7 processor if you want.

There is one last configurable option. The Mac mini comes with a standard Gigabit ethernet port, but you can configure a 10-gigabit ethernet network adapter that is capable of running at 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, or 5Gbps. This option does cost $100 more, but if you need it, you can configure it.

The last new feature of the Mac mini is the case. Since its initial release the Mac mini has been Silver in color. The new Mac mini no longer come in silver, it comes in Space Gray, and it only comes in Space Gray. The new color looks really good and will be welcome by man.

The new Mac mini comes with a slew of ports. In fact it has four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, 1 HDMI 2.0 port, one ethernet port, one 3.5mm headphone jack, and two USB 3, traditional USB A ports. It also comes with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

The new Mac mini starts at $799. You can order it today and it will ship next week.

The new MacBook Air and Mac mini are great updates to machines that have been a long time coming and will be welcome to users who are looking to upgrade their existing machines.

Apple Event Predictions

Apple is holding their “There’s More in the Making” event this Tuesday. As with most every other Apple event, I will make my predictions for what we will see. Here is what I think Apple will announce.

iPads

This October event will be Apple’s fourth event this year. At their March Education-based event in Chicago they announced the new 9.7-inch iPad. The 2017 iPad Pros were announced at Apple’s Wide Developer Conference, or WWDC. WWDC 2018 passed without an iPad announcement as did the September iPhone event. Logically this means that the iPad Pros will be announced at this event, if there are to be new models this year at all. It is not likely that Apple would skip another 18 months, not given that Apple has positioned the iPad Pros to be pro machines and is the future computing device for most users.

Here is what I wrote for the September event:

My guess is that the iPad Pros are the only ones that will be updated, since the 9.7-inch iPad was updated in March. The new iPad Pros will have reduced bezel, with no Touch ID but instead will have Face ID. I think the screen sizes will remain the same, at 10.5 inches and 12.9-inches. The reduced bezels means the the physical size of the iPad devices will be smaller, which will allow easier handling.

It is also possible that the new iPads will remain the same physical size, but the screens will be a bit larger. If this is the case, the current 12.9-inch iPad would end up being approximately 14.5 inches. It would be great to actually have an even larger iPad, but within the same physical form factor.

I think the new iPad Pros will not have a lightning connection, as all iOS devices have had since the release of the iPhone 5. Instead, it is likely to have a USB-C connection. This will provide couple of different functions. The first being The first is the ability to output the screen at a higher resolution than the native. Secondly, it could provide easier connectivity with being able to connect a USB-C enabled Mac to an iPad with a USB-C to USB-C cable, instead of USB-C to lightning.

I still stand by this prediction. However, instead of the 60% I gave it last month, I give it 100% chance of new iPads. I give the likelihood of them having Face ID at 100%, reduced bezels at 95%. I still give the likelihood of retaining same physical size, as well as retaining the same screen size each a 50% chance.

Updated Macs

Apple, generally, updates Macs on a somewhat regular basis. There are times when this is not possible due to delays from Intel or other suppliers.

Mac mini

There is one Mac that has not been updated in 1474 days and that would be the Mac mini. To give some perspective that’s over 4 years ago. At the time of its the Mac mini came with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. There has been some speculation that Apple will re-position the Mac mini as a more professional computer.

The Mac mini was originally positioned as the entry level Mac and that was back in 2005 the the original Mac mini was released. In that intervening 13 years, most Mac users prefer laptops over desktops and as such it would make sense.

My guess is that the new Mac mini will only have SSD options and will not have an option for traditional hard drives. This may increase the price, but

I predict that the Mac mini will be updated with 95% certainty. I give the likelihood of a Pro model of the Mac mini at 50%. If Apple does not update the Mac mini in this event then it can be presumed that the Mac mini is officially dead and will never be updated again.

iMac

Apple has two different models of iMac, the iMac and the iMac Pro. The regular iMac has two screen sizes, 21.5-inch and 27-inch screen. The last time the regular iMac was updated was in June of 2017.

I predict the regular iMac will get an update, but it might be a slight update, including processor upgrades. If Apple has redesigned the internals of the iMac, then there will likely be no spinning hard drive option.

Similarly for the iMac Pro. It already does not have a traditional hard drive option, so that is not an issue. I do not think we will see an iMac Pro, only because the processors used within the iMac Pro are not updated as often as other processors. Therefore, I think we will see a new iMac Pro next year, probably around the time as the new Mac Pro is unveiled.

MacBook and MacBook Air

Apple’s line of laptops is in need of updating. In particular, the MacBook and the 13-inch non-TouchBar MacBook Pro. The Touch Bar models of the MacBook Pros were updated in July and will not see updates, but the other models are in need of a refresh. I think we will see an updated 12-inch MacBook, with a lower price point, at $999. I think this because the MacBook Air is still at the $999 price point, and it is non-retina. Either the MacBook Air needs to be updated to be retina or the MacBook needs to have the price dropped to $999.

It is possible that the MacBook may retain the current price point and the 13-inch MacBook Pro will get the reduced price down to $999, but in all reality it is likely the MacBook that will see the price reduction. I give the likelihood of the Macbook being updated with a reduced price at 75%, and the 13-inch MacBook Pro seeing a price reduction to $999 at 25%.

Accessories

One of the areas where Apple makes some additional revenue is through the sale of accessories. One of the accessories that is specifically for the iPad Pro is the Apple Pencil. The Apple Pencil was introduced in 2015indicated that the with the release of the 1st generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

There have been some complaints about the fact that the Apple Pencil does not stay in once place without rolling away. Additionally, artists who have indicated that extended use of the Apple Pencil is not best for long term usage.

It would be nice to have a revamped Apple Pencil, possibly one that is a bit shorter, but also a thicker that fits better in the hand. If the Logitech Crayon that was released in March is any indication, it could be that a revised Apple Pencil will be the same general form factor, just a bit more elegant.

I give the probability of a new Apple Pencil at 50%. Particularly if the new iPad Pros do do not have a lightning port and only have USB-C.

Recap

I think the event will be focused on new iPad Pros as well as new Macs, including the Mac mini and iMac. Overall at least one of my predictions will be wrong. This is because you cannot have reduced bezels, keep the same physical size, and keep the same screen size.

Prediction Likelihood
New iPad Pros 100%
New iPad Pros having Face ID 100%
New Mac Mini 95%
New iPad Pros reduced bezels 95%
12-inch MacBook Price reduction 75%
New Apple Pencil 50%
New Mac Mini Pro 50%
New iPad Pros retaining screen size 50%
iPad Pros having same physical size 50%
13-inch MacBook Pro price reduction 25%