“Apple still plans to announce its new MacBook Pro ‘in the month’ with shipments to begin at the end of October, according to new information shared by Japanese site Mac Otakara,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“Citing a ‘reliable Chinese supplier,’ the site says that Apple will launch both 13 and 15-inch models, continuing to offer the machine in the same sizes available today,” Clover reports. “Apple is also expected to launch a new 13-inch MacBook Air, but will not debut a new 11-inch MacBook Air machine.”

“Previous rumors and part leaks have suggested the upcoming MacBook Pro will include four USB-C ports, doing away with an SD card slot, an HDMI port, USB-A ports, and a MagSafe connection,” Clover reports. “It is also expected to feature a redesigned, thinner body with a flatter keyboard, an OLED display touch panel that replaces the physical function keys at the top of the keyboard, and Touch ID support.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If true, sounds like they’ll be announced via press release. Soon, our quest to replace our beloved 11-inch MacBook Airs in our backpacks will begin in earnest!

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