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The theme of the event is "making", and it will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music - both clues to how Apple plans to reignite sales of the products.

You can check out CNET's rumor round-up for what we're expecting at Apple's October event.

The leak comes from the same Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database, via French blog Consomac, which revealed other unreleased Apple products before their launch in the past.The EEC is a regulatory body for the Eurasian economic space, which explains all these leaks. In fact, that event might be a dumping ground for all that fans were expecting last month that never materialized, including new MacBooks and even an upgraded Mac Mini.

What to Expect From Apple's October Mac Event

Note: As more rumours appear over the next couple days leading up to Apple's event, this story will be updated.

Apple's stunning MacBook may also get an overhaul and may get the new keyboard that features on Apple's recently updated MacBook Pro range. However, unlike the iPhone XS and other Face ID-enabled iPhones, the iPad display will not have a notch. Unlike with iPhones, Face ID will work in both portrait and landscape orientations.

An icon found by9to5Mac in a previous iOS 12 beta reveals the difference between the current iPad Pro design, and what the new iPad Pro's will look like - even if it's just an icon. This will allow the iPad Pro to connect to an external display, according to reports. The 13-inch screen size suggests a new version of the MacBook Air, which got a modest spec boost a year ago, to the then already-dated 5th Generation "Broadwell" family of mobile CPUs. Alternatively, Apple could do away with the Air model entirely, and this new low-priced model could just be an entry-level evolution that's part of the general non-Pro MacBook line. The laptop's bezels will also be slimmed down significantly as well, according to various reports. As per rumors, the new MacBook will be priced from anywhere between $999 to $1,200. The latter would be a big upgrade over the existing Mac mini, which has languished without an update since 2014.

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Well, reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo does believe that Apple will be refreshing its Mac mini lineup with faster internals this year. The smaller 10.5-inch iPad Pro will see a slight bump in its display size to around 11-inches as well.

The EEC has received Apple's request to approve one portable and three new desktop Macs.

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. That will leave the iPhone as the only high profile Apple device to use the Lightning connector.

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According to Kuo, Apple is still working on its wireless charging pad, Air Power, that's capable of charging up to three different devices at the same time.

Integrated "Hey Siri" functionality is also rumoured to be coming to the AirPods 2. 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. We'll keep you updated on the latest.

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