Today’s Apple Special Event

Apple held their hardware event today (click the link to watch the keynote)

Announced today were a New iPad Pro:

Apple today introduced the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance, marking the biggest change to iPad ever. The all-new design pushes 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges of iPad Pro and integrates Face ID to securely unlock iPad with just a glance.

The A12X Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine in iPad Pro outperforms most PC laptops and offers a new USB-C connector, Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1TB of storage to enable powerful new mobile workflows.

There weren’t a lot of surprises here, as the iPad Pro went to Face ID and lost the home button. Dropping Lightning for USB-C has been rumored for a while as well, I wonder if we’ll start seeing the iPhones switch to USB-C next year?

The Apple Pencil also got an update, gaining wireless charging, magnetic pairing,  tap gestures and a new flat styling.

A new 13 inch MacBook air:

Apple today introduced an all-new MacBook Air, bringing a stunning 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, the latest processors and an even more portable design to the world’s most loved notebook. Delivering the all-day battery life it’s known for, the new MacBook Air is available in three gorgeous finishes — gold, space gray and silver.

The most affordable Retina-display Mac ever also includes an Apple-designed keyboard, a spacious Force Touch trackpad, faster SSDs, wide stereo sound, the Apple T2 Security Chip and Thunderbolt 3, making the new MacBook Air the perfect notebook to take with you everywhere you go.

This was a much needed update to the MacBook Air.

And a new Mac mini:

Apple today gave Mac mini a massive increase in performance. Now with quad- and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of faster memory and blazing fast all-flash storage, the new Mac mini delivers an insane five times faster performance, making it the most powerful Mac mini ever made.

And with Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option, the new Mac mini is a faster and more capable desktop that can do so much more.

Again, a much needed hardware upgrade, the Mac mini needed this upgrade and it finally got it.