As expected, Apple is holding a media event at its Cupertino campus on Thursday, October 27, at 10:00AM Pacific Time. The company sent out invitations to selected members of the media today, inviting them to attend what is expected to be a Mac-centric event.
Apple is expected to debut new Macs at the event, headlined by the highly-anticipated revamped MacBook Pro lineup of laptops. The new machines would mark the first major redesign of the popular computers since 2012.
A major update of the aging MacBook Pro lineup has been long rumored, with reports indicating the revamped laptop will boast a number of changes, such as a thinner body, a MacBook-style keyboard, Touch ID support, and an OLED touch panel replacing the usual row of physical function keys at the top of the keyboard.
Some reports indicate the new laptop will do away with most of the ports present on the current MacBook Pro, including the USB-A ports, the HDMI port, and SD card slot. The new Pro will instead boast four USB-C ports which will support USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3.
A 13-inch MacBook Air is also rumored to be ready to debut, also boasting USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 compatibility. The 11-inch MacBook Air is rumored to be on its way out.
Updated iMacs have also been rumored, which are said to feature AMD graphics chips. Also possibly making an appearance might be a much-rumored 5K display, to take the place of the discontinued Thunderbolt Display. The display is said to include an integrated GPU, which would make it an instant favorite among multi-monitor Mac users.
Apple will be livestreaming the event, and MacTrast will provide live coverage of the debut of the new machines, so be here at 10:00AM Pacific/1:00PM Eastern Time for all the fun.