No new iMacs, Mac Pro or Mac Mini at Apple's October Mac event

Apple announced 3 new MacBook Pros and an Apple TV app called TV, but several other products were MIA.

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Rumor had it that the focus of Apple 's October event would be on its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and sure enough it was, with a new, entry-level 13-inch MacBook with standard functions keys thrown in as a bonus. But if you were hoping for news about any other new hardware products, you didn't get it.

Here's a quick look at some products we've been hoping Apple might update:

iMac: The last iMac update came in late 2015, with bumps to the processors and Retina displays across the line. Nothing new on that front yet, even as Microsoft is debuting a promising touch-screen competitor, the Surface Studio.

Mac Mini: The Mac Mini, Apple's most affordable computer, was last updated in October 2014.

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Mac Pro: Forgot about this one, didn't you? Apple's powerhouse canister Mac desktop computer made its debut in December, 2013. It hasn't been updated since.

MacBook: Nothing new on Apple's super-slim 12-inch MacBook. We didn't expect anything new, but a $100 price drop would have been nice.

Networking/storage accessories: Apple last updated the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule in June 2013, while the AirPort Express was last updated in June 2012. We're still waiting for new versions.

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch: We didn't expect anything new on the iPad front, but the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is a year old. A processor or screen update -- to bring it into line with the 9.7-inch Pro that debuted in March -- would've been nice.

New Apple TV with 4K and HDR: Yes, Apple gave us a new Apple TV app called TV that conveniently aggregates content from all your video apps. But it'd be nice if Apple TV did 4K (with HDR support) like Roku's latest video streamers.

Thunderbolt Display: Everybody thought Apple was killing its old Thunderbolt Display earlier this year to make way for a new one. But at today's event Apple talked up a 27-inch, 5K UltraFine Display from LG to pair up with its new MacBooks.

Editors' note, 2:14 p.m. PT: Added Thunderbolt Display to the list.