On Thursday, October 27, Apple is hosting its “Hello Again” event, which is expected to focus on launching new MacBooks.
Apple’s switch to USB-C means its beloved MagSafe connector probably won’t feature on its next-generation MacBooks, but that doesn’t mean it will die out completely. One reliable analyst claims Apple could introduce a “MagSafe-life” USB-C adapter with the new MacBook Pro.
A growing number of owners of the early-2016 12-inch MacBook are pointing out an issue with their unit when using Apple’s, or a third-party, USB Type-C-to-HDMI adapter.
It is has been almost 18 months since Apple last gave a meaningful update to its MacBook Pro lineup. In early 2015, the company refreshed its 13-inch MacBook Pro with a slimmer waistline and faster internals. The 15-inch MacBook Pro saw a minor refresh last year, but it was pretty minor and did not introduce any major new changes.
Yesterday, two separate reports confirmed that Apple would be hosting an event on October 27 to announce new Macs.
Apple has reportedly teamed up with an Australian startup to bring E Ink keyboards to its 2018 MacBook lineup. The new keyboards will have the ability to display any alphabet, plus special characters and emoji, according to sources familiar with the plans.
The Rumor Mill has been pointing to October 27 for an Apple Event for quite some time, but the company has yet to confirm anything.
Japanese website Mac Otakara claims that Apple still plans to launch its new updated MacBook Pro models “in the month”, with the laptops shipping by the end of this month. The website obtained this information from a “reliable Chinese supplier” who claims that Apple will launch refresh both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro variants.
Apple will cease support for the iPhone 4 and the late 2010 MacBook Air (13-inch) on October 31, according to a new report. The third-generation AirPort Extreme and the mid-2009 AirPort Time Capsule will also be made obsolete on the same date.
Apple essentially introduced the yearly refresh schedule years ago with the iPhone, and, ever since, other manufacturers have been following suit. Apple has doubled down on the idea, too, at least with the majority of its most consumer-friendly devices. The iPhone, iPad, and MacBooks.