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O2 Social Media Team
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iPad Pro 2018 - Pre-order on 2 November

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On Tuesday 30 October, Apple held a special event in which they announced new Macbook's & Mac Mini's. They also unveiled two brand new iPad's which are their best ones yet, and which mark the biggest change to iPad since, well, iPad.

The new iPad Pro's will be available to pre-order on O2 from this Friday, 2 November, on the links below.

Links for Pay Monthly customers
iPad Pro 11" 2018
iPad Pro 12.9" 2018
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Links for Business customers
Coming Soon
Coming Soon


Original Post & live updates below

Spoiler

Hey guys,

Exciting stuff could be happening soon. Right now Apple are hosting another special event. Who knows what will happen, but if there's anything juicy, we'll update this thread as and when we can.

Stay tuned, and watch the live stream here right nowhttps://www.apple.com/apple-events/ 

Live Updates

Spoiler
14:05: Tim Cook on stage talking about the MacOS Mojave update. Dark Mode looks great.
14:10: It's official - an all new Macbook Air just got announced with Retina display "and a whole lot more"
14:12: 4x the resolution for over 4 million pixels. Text & images sharper and more lifelike than ever
14:14: Touch ID on new macbook
14:20: Every new Macbook Air will be made from 100% recycled aluminium
14:25: New Mac Mini announced - all the power of a large desktop in a tiny package
14:43: Here we go, Tim Cook is starting to talk about the current iPad line-up
14:44: It's official - a new iPad!!!
14:45: The new iPad Pro. It's here, and it looks stunning.
14:46: The new iPad Pro comes in an 11" display - packing the same footprint as the previous iPad Pro, but with a larger display thanks to slimmer bezels
14:48: The new iPad Pro also comes in a new and improved 12.9" version, with 25% less volume than its predecessor 
14:50: No home button, so welcome gestures to help you get around
14:50: The A12X chipset powers these new iPads and offers a huge jump in performance and efficiency
14:54: Up to 1TB storage on an iPad. ON AN iPAD!!
14:54: New iPad Pro's moving to USB-C from Lightning connector. You can even charge your iPad from your iPad on the go
14:54: New 2nd-gen Apple Pencil. Snaps to iPad via magnets and charges wirelessly from the iPad

Update 31 October: We know everyone is excited about the new iPad Pro's - and we are too. They will be heading to O2 and we will share more info on availability soon. Watch this space.

 

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Anonymous
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Re: Apple Event - October 2018

Everyone knew it was a new MacBook & iPad so no shocker here

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Re: Apple Event - October 2018

Sooooo. about that nice new Ipad Pro 12". ............ We all knew it was coming, so are you ready for pre orders tomorrow for delivery next Wednesday ?

 

Or are we reverting to "watch the website" ?

O2 Social Media Team
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Re: Apple Event - October 2018

Not watch the website... But, stand by for any updates or announcements.

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Anonymous
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Re: Apple Event - October 2018

Finally moving to USB-C took them long enough

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Re: Apple Event - October 2018

Very interested to see if O2 will be getting this on launch day. My current iPad Pro is close enough to being out of contract that I might pay off the remainder and order the new one.

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Re: Apple Event - October 2018

Summary here: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/30/18024190/apple-ipad-pro-macbook-air-event-highlights-news-update...

 

Disappointed in the MacBook Air. I was hoping they'd have an 11" screen which I find useful when travelling but 13.3" is a touch too big for my liking as a portable. They've enlarged the trackpad and I hate trackpads so I'm bemused on who was asking for that. 

 

Ipad Pro looks better value but once you add in the keyboard/pencil and for me the lack of a command line for running quick linux commands, its not likely to be on my shopping list as a MacBook Air replacement either.  (The MacBook Pro is a big too heavy/expensive for my liking and given the comments about quality of late, Im avoiding it). USB-C a good move though and effectively EOL's the rest of the iPad lineup during the next year.

 

However, Mac Mini does seriously interest me though but more of a semi-dedicated machine for music/video than general use. Need to visit an Apple store to decide. 

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Re: Apple Event - October 2018


@sheepdog wrote:

Summary here: https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/30/18024190/apple-ipad-pro-macbook-air-event-highlights-news-update...

 

Disappointed in the MacBook Air. I was hoping they'd have an 11" screen which I find useful when travelling but 13.3" is a touch too big for my liking as a portable. They've enlarged the trackpad and I hate trackpads so I'm bemused on who was asking for that. 

 

Ipad Pro looks better value but once you add in the keyboard/pencil and for me the lack of a command line for running quick linux commands, its not likely to be on my shopping list as a MacBook Air replacement either.  (The MacBook Pro is a big too heavy/expensive for my liking and given the comments about quality of late, Im avoiding it). USB-C a good move though and effectively EOL's the rest of the iPad lineup during the next year.

 

However, Mac Mini does seriously interest me though but more of a semi-dedicated machine for music/video than general use. Need to visit an Apple store to decide. 


The MacBook is smaller and lighter, and the entry model is only another £50 more than the new MacBook Air, and so would seem better value if portability is the main consideration. I'd have preferred to have seen a cheaper version of the MacBook Air, so that there's a model to suit every budget.

 

https://www.apple.com/uk/mac/compare/results/?product1=macbook&product2=macbook-air-retina-13

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The new iPad Pro looks impressive, but with a starting price of £769, the cost is more than double what I paid for an iPad Air 2. Mind you, considering the silly money that we're expected to shell out for mobile phones, maybe it's not so expensive after all thinking

 

Perhaps once I've traded in my current iPad, I might be able to afford some of the accessories wink

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Re: iPad Pro 2018 - Coming soon to O2

The Ipad Pro and Mini are aimed at VERY different customers. If your Mini worked for you and your needs havent changed it would be like going from a city car to a Formula One car.

 

It IS expensive, but you get a LOT more.