This year, Apple has introduced the next generation iPhones at its annual Keynote event and iOS 10 with tons of new features at WWDC 2016, and there has been no mention of MacBook Pro so far. However, Apple has today confirmed that it will launch a new MacBook Pro at an event which is scheduled on October 27 following yesterday’s report of a possible launch event.
Apple has sent out its invites to the press for its October 27 event with a simple message that says “Hello again” followed by the date and time. Cupertino-based Company is expected to launch the next generation MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the event. As usual, Apple will live-stream the event, so you can watch it on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 7 or later.
We all are waiting for the launch event that takes place on October 27. However, before it goes live, there have been a lot rumors floating around the next MacBook Pros and Airs recently. Accordingly, this year, Apple will remove the traditional USB ports, MagSafe and Thunderbolt 2 for its new MacBook Retina Pro, allowing for a lighter and thinner device when compared to the current models. Besides, the new laptop will come in two screen sizes,13 and 15-inch models. Rumors suggest that both MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will be equipped with an OLED touchscreen panel that replaces the standard function keys that are present on all Mac models.
The 2016 MacBook Pro is also tipped to come with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor that allows you to unlock your laptop using fingerprint rather than a password. Under the hood, both 13 inch and 15 inch models will be powered by Core i7 Skylake chips and powerful graphics card.
At the launch event, Apple is expected to introduce an updated version of 13 inch MacBook Air, and Apple is believed to kill the 11-inch variant. In case of design, the new MacBook Air will contain some design elements found on the current MacBook Air models except for USB-C support.
At October 27 launch event, we are also expecting a release date for the AirPods. Previously, Apple unveiled its new wireless earbuds called AirPods. However, the AirPods are nowhere to be found in the market. Rumors suggest that this year’s MacBook Pro event will reveal when we will be able to get AirPods. Back in September, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with the removal of the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack. Beside that, iOS 10 is now official for users worldwide with tons of changes and features that promise a faster and smoother iOS performance.
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