It’s official: Apple sends invitations for ‘hello again’ event on October 27th

“As expected, Apple just sent out invites for an event in Cupertino next week on October 27th,” Nilay Patel reports for The Verge.

“The tagline on the invite, ‘hello again,’ is a clear reference to the Mac, which was originally introduced with the word ‘hello'” in 1984,” Patel reports. “The event will be streamed live starting at 10AM PT / 1PM ET.”

“The rumors suggest the new MacBook Pro will have an OLED touch control bar above the keyboard that will dynamically display different function keys,” Patel reports. ” There are also reports that Apple will move to an all-USB-C port arrangement, dropping classic USB and its own MagSafe power connector in favor of the simple all-in-one port it uses on the smaller 12-inch MacBook.”

MacDailyNews Note: The event will be streamed live by Apple here.

Apple's invitation for their "hello again" special event
Apple’s invitation for their “hello again” special event
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MacDailyNews Take: Shut up. Just shut up!

You had us at hello… you had us at hello.

The use of “hello” by Apple (previously used to introduce the original Mac, the original iMac, and the iPhone) is significant and signals that this is more than a typical Mac event.

As we wrote back in January 2014:

Don’t be surprised to see Apple A-series-powered Macs.

iMac

SEE ALSO:
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All-new MacBook Pro, refreshed MacBook Air and iMac, and more coming at Apple’s October 27th special event – October 19, 2016
Apple plans to launch new Macs at special event on October 27th – October 18, 2016

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Apple’s MacBook Pro not likely to sport Intel Kaby Lake processors this year – August 16, 2016
Mac sales to grow in enterprise with new Apple A-series-powered Mac – October 14, 2015
Apple is a semiconductor powerhouse; expect the first ARM-based Macs to appear in 2016 – March 31, 2015
Apple A-series-powered Macs are not only feasible, they may be inevitable – January 15, 2015
Why Apple dumping Intel processors would be disastrous – January 14, 2015
KGI: Apple is designing its own processors for Mac – January 14, 2015
Apple A9-powered MacBook Air? – December 16, 2014
Why Apple will switch to ARM-based Apple A-series-powered Macs – August 27, 2014
Intel-powered Macs: The end is nigh – August 4, 2014
Intel’s Broadwell chips further delayed; not shipping for most Macs until early-mid 2015 – July 9, 2014
Apple will inevitably drop Intel for their own A-series processors in the Mac – June 26, 2014
How long before Apple dumps Intel from MacBook Air? – June 26, 2013

55 Comments

  1. While USB-C may be the future, I clearly hope that the MacBook Pros continue to also have Thunderbolt ports. For people that heavily invested in Thunderbolt peripherals the absence of said port on MacBook Pros and any desktops announced will be a killer. I’m all for the future but the future must also contain a bridge to the present and the very recent (i.e., ‘last’ years model) past.

      1. Frankly, I need the new MBP’s to have Thunderbolt 3, as that spec’s official support for eGPU’s helps overcome being saddled with an inferior AMD card. Even if we get NVIDIA’s again for my line of work, chained eGPU’s for distributed rendering is a very real need.

        I’ve been using Macs for as long as I’ve worked in 3D (16 years), and I do not relish the thought of having to downgrade to Windows, but if the next-gen hardware is more prosumer than professional, if it stops serving the need of the real pros out there like me, there may be no choice.

        *sigh*

      1. I’m not sure that USB-C is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2. Hence, the NEW Macs won’t necessarily be able to use existing Thunderbolt devices. I hope I’m wrong, but as of now, I know of NO USB-C to Thunderbolt adapters…

    1. Great. There will probably be only ONE USB-C port. I will need to buy an adapter that splits that USB-C into three or more USB-C ports. Then I can use one for power. Then I will need an adapter to connect my ethernet to one of the USB-Cs and another adapter to connect to my Thunderbolt external hard drives.

    2. Don’t confuse things. Thunderbolt 3 is what Apple will adopt for Mac computers – probably MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro. Thunderbolt 3 uses a Type-C connector. Thunderbolt 3 supports USB 3.1 gen2 (aka USB-C) as a (higher) alternate level, which in turn is backwards compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0 and earlier Thunderbolt (1 and 2) systems. That’s exactly what all the PC companies, which have adopted Thunderbolt 3, have done as well. The problem seems to be that some PCs are not implementing Thunderbolt 3 to the full spec (they don’t support all the PCI lanes and 15W power). https://thunderbolttechnology.net/blog/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-does-it-all
      Converters from Thunderbolt 3 (Type C) and older Thunderbolt devices (mini DisplayPort connector) already exist: https://www.startech.com/Cables/thunderbolt-3-cables/thunderbolt-3-usb-c-thunderbolt-adapter~TBT3TBTADAP
      These adaptors are more complicated than a simple connector converter, because of the need to support bus-power. In fact, the whole thing with USB-C is more complicated than Intel would wish and that’s why things are taking so long… 🙂

    1. The only thing MagSafe has saved me is from kinking the really expensive power connector cable. My non-MagSafe iBook went through too many cables due to shorts near the connector. The MagSafe would just pop off if kinked. It’s not as big a deal with the USB-C since the cable is detachable and interchangeable.

      1. Already done that previously it’s a power issue. The cost might not be much, but it might be a logic board issue, the iMac in question is about ten years old so at the point that I’m not overly concerned in spending any real amount to fix it , especially if I can move my current one down to serve as the spare and replace it with something new.

    1. Can you see the video and pic in the take?

      “hello” introduced the first ever Macintosh.

      “hello (again)” introduced the iMac.

      “hello again” next week had better be an equally momentous event!

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