American tech giant Apple is all set to unveil the much awaited line up of Macs in an event which is expected to take place in Cupertino on October 27. This move by Apple to reveal the next generation of the MacBooks has been overdue for some time. The company had recently launched the new MacOS Sierra, and hence it was expected that Apple will launch new hardware to run the operating system. In a new report on Recode, the tech major’s event will be held on October 27 and will most probably unveil the all-new MacBook Pro. The last major change was back in 2012 when Apple upgraded the MacBook Pro. After that, the only changes have been the addition of Retina display and a Force Touch trackpad. But this time, a major revamping is expected.
According to other reports from Bloomberg, the event will also witness the launch of a new iMac desktop and MacBook Air, and most notably a new exclusive 5K monitor featuring a resolution of 5120 x 2880. With a powerful internal GPU, it will be quite capable of assisting lower-powered Macs in pushing such a number of pixels. The MacBook Pro, which will be unveiled is expected to be much slimmer than the one in the market and will also have a much flatter keyboard along with a ‘Dynamic Function Row’ and a touchscreen OLED in place of the normal function keys, along with Skylake Intel processors. After Apple announced the much-criticised lack of a headphone in its iPhone 7, the AirPods have been much awaited. The company had said that the AirPods will be announced later in October, and has kept silent on it since then. If Apple keeps their word, the AirPods will be launched during this event.
Also, Apple reportedly will get rid of the 11-inch MacBook Air so as to bring attention to the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Air. The new SierraOS, meanwhile, will add the support for the company’s voice assistant Siri, and apart from many other features will also the option to copy and paste between MacOS devices and iPhones. According to the report, the event will take place on its Cupertino campus instead of San Francisco where the iPhone 7 announcement was held. Interestingly, Apple is also scheduled to report its earnings two days before the event on October 25. Also, a day later, on October 26, Microsoft will hold a hardware event in New York. So it is going to be a very happening week for tech enthusiasts.
There has been a general declining trend in the sales of PCs in the market in recent years, yet Mac computers have been able to somehow float above the water. Yet, even Mac witnessed a decline this year, as research reports said that the sales dropped by almost half a million, which may also have been because of the people holding off for the announcement of new devices by Apple.