It’s confirmed! New Mac are coming. Are you ready? As expected, Apple just sent out invites for an event in Cupertino next week on October 27th. The tagline on the invite, “hello again,” is a clear reference to the Mac, which was originally introduced with the word “hello” in 1984. The event will be streamed live starting at 10AM PT / 1PM ET — and if an endless string of speculation is true, we’ll finally be seeing some new MacBook Pros.
The new MacBook Pro will come in 13″& 15″ versions and are said to include a redesigned, thinner body with a flatter MacBook-style keyboard, an OLED touch panel that replaces the physical function keys at the top of the keyboard, and Touch ID support. It is also expected to do away with the regular USB-A ports, HDMI port, and SD card slot, featuring just four USB-C ports based on part leaks, and it is said to include support for USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 as well.
Along with the Macbook pros, rumor has it that we will see an update to the 13-inch MacBook Air as well and there are reports going around which says Apple will completely drop the 11″ Macbook Air as it is falling in the 12″ Macbook category. We could also see an update to the iMac, Mac Pro and Mac mini as well, but those aren’t guaranteed.
Apple’s new machines will be the first Macs built specifically for macOS Sierra. Engineers have reportedly been hustling to finalize macOS Sierra 10.12.1, which contains support for the new OLED touchpad and other features.
You can stay tuned to Andro Dollar as I will be having all the coverage of this special Apple Event on the 27th of October. Don’t forget to share the news with your friends!