Two months since releasing its latest iPhone models, Apple has scheduled a second autumn hardware event on October 27, where it will likely introduce the new MacBooks.
The Cupertino-based company is reportedly updating its Mac laptops and desktops as its computers have not been updated in over a year or in the case of Mac Pro, in nearly three years.
The move has long been expected, following the company’s release of MacOS Sierra last month and with no announcement of a new computer model sporting the software. It is also just in time for Apple to have the new products on sale for the holiday season.
It has been a long time since the tech giant made significant changes to any of its Mac models and the upcoming Apple event will see a radical redesign of its MacBook laptops and desktops.
According to a report, the company is going to introduce a whole batch of desktops and laptops in the event. Aside from a new MacBook Pro, a new MacBook Air, iMac desktop, and the new standalone 5K display will be introduced by Apple.
The same outlet also reports the Apple “Hello Again” event will kick off in San Francisco with a keynote at 10 am PST and the company will live stream the said event for the whole world.
Expectations are high that the new MacBook Pro will have a radical redesign. According to Macotakara, a Japanese publisher, which was one of the first sources to predict the iPhone’s headphone jack’s death, Apple will be killing off the traditional USB ports.
possible oled touchpad for the function buttons in next macbook, as well as hella USB-C ports pic.twitter.com/MD4oCtIOSU
— Sam Sheffer (@samsheffer) June 2, 2016
However, the new Mac will add a USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 for connectivity and charge while eliminating the traditional USB and MagSafe. It is also believed that it’ll be much lighter and thinner than the current models, with 13- and 15-inch touchscreen display and a trackpad getting a bigger footprint.
The biggest change is the addition of an OLED touch strip with virtual buttons that change based on apps currently in use. It will replace the current physical function keys that are found at the top of the keyboard. The new Mac is rumored to also add Touch ID on the power button on the computer, allowing users to unlock it without typing in their actual password.
A release date has not been announced yet as it is expected that it will be revealed at the event. For now, let us just relish the thought that finally, new Macs are coming.
Stay tuned for updates on Apple “Hello Again” event on October 27.
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