“Apple is said to be introducing an entirely refreshed lineup of Macs later this month. The event is said to be on October 27th,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac. “The new Macs are expected to be available to consumers this month, as well.”
“The star of the show this month is widely expected to be the MacBook Pro. Apple’s ‘Pro’ laptop hasn’t seen a major overhaul in 4 years and is well overdue for one, and the company certainly seems to have a lot planned for this year’s refresh,” Miller reports. “The overall footprint of the laptop is expected to smaller, while the trackpad will be slightly bigger. The design changes extend to the port options, as well. The new MacBook Pros will likely ditch all of its traditional ports in favor of USB-C connectivity. MagSafe is also getting the axe this year, as charging can be done via USB-C. The biggest change to the design, however, will be the addition of a new OLED touch display in replace of the standard function keys at the top of the keyboard.”
“While the overall design of the MacBook Air will remain the same, the machines are expected to be updated with USB-C support, according to a new Bloomberg report,” Miller reports. “As it seems now, however, the display quality will remain the same. The MacBook Air’s display quality is an aspect that many have called for an upgrade to, but seeing that it’s Apple’s entry-level laptop, the company isn’t looking to give it all of the top-of-the-line features.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Our iMacs really need to have their external monitors replaced with Apple 5K Thunderbolt displays which, hopefully, will also bow at the October 27th event!
Apple plans to launch new Macs at special event on October 27th – October 18, 2016