Apple is reported to refresh its Macbook Pro lineup in October, but there have been no announcements of an event yet. We are now in the second half of October, and Apple is probably too preoccupied with its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch in several countries, to think concerning another event. We were about to take previous reportage as just rumors and move on in life, when a fresh report appear online, rekindling hopes of the much-awaited big refresh of the Mac lineup.
According to a report, Apple has not abandoned its plans to launch the new MacBook Pro and is very much belong to launch them this month. In fact, retailers will also get the new products by the end of this month. The report also disputes Apple’s plans to kill off the MacBook Air series and claims that only the 11-inch variant will be discarded, while the 13-inch MacBook Air will continue to live.
As for the MacBook Pro, the report states that the renew variant will sport USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Apple is said to be ditching MagSafe connectors, as well as regular USB and Thunderbolt 2 ports on the new MacBook Pro. If old reports are to be believed, the new MacBook Pro is said to deliver in some significant updates, including an Oled panel replacing the function keys on the keyboard. The panel will be united with TouchID for enabling fingerprint access to the laptop.
Even the new MacBook Air will come with USB Type-C port connectivity. A 5K standalone monitor with integrated GPUs was earlier rumored to be unveiled beside the Mac lineup. Apple is said to be working with LG on bringing this product to reality. A tangible date for the unveiling of certain products is unknown, but if this report is true, we expect Apple to send invites soon.