If you have been here since the first days of the Mac, you should be familiar with the “Hello” tag that Apple used when launching the hardware. Well, this has just popped up recently thanks to invitations from Apple for an event to be held on October 27.
In the invites, Apple has revisited its old slogan, with the upcoming event having the tag “Hello Again.” With this in mind, many are adamant that Cupertino will be unveiling a new series of Mac devices, among them two MacBook Pro 2016 models – a 13-inch and 15-inch variant.
If you have been looking forward to the day that Apple will bring in new MacBook Pro 2016 laptops and other Mac hardware, you better make sure you have enough in your bank account. Next week Thursday will witness Apple unveil a refreshed version of the MacBook Pro, but this will not be all. Apparently, the event will also bring to life a new 13-inch MacBook Air, but there is no room for the 11-inch model, which has supposedly been discontinued thanks to last year’s 12-inch MacBook.
One major highlight of the MacBook Pro 2016 models will be the new touch-sensitive OLED bar that will take the place of the function key panel. Users will be able to access different commands as well as quick actions from this strip, all of which will be determined on each individual app in use. Apple is also expected to add a Touch ID sensor to the new laptops as a way of authentication.
Market analysts believe that Apple will also be getting rid of the MagSafe and instead shift its attention to USB-C ports. However, don’t be surprised to come across Thunderbolt 3 on some models.
The latest MacBook Pro 2016 rumors come from a renowned Apple analyst – Ming-Chi Kuo – who has also had previous success in breaking the news for the likes of iPad Pro, iPhone 7 as well as the Apple Watch Series 2. He further adds that while the event may not be used to launch new iMacs, it is still possible. Nonetheless, launching them won’t mean they are immediately available, instead, shipping might start in the first half of 2017.