Apple will introduce new Macs at an event that’s set to take place on Thursday, October 27, reports Re/code. The event will be held “at or near” Apple’s Cupertino campus instead of in San Francisco, suggesting it will perhaps be at the company’s Town Hall conference center.
Re/code does not detail which Macs will receive a refresh at the event, but Apple’s entire Mac lineup, aside from the Retina MacBook, is in need of a refresh.
New MacBook Pro models will likely headline the event, as rumors suggest a major update is in the works. The new MacBook Pro is said to include a redesigned, thinner body with a flatter MacBook-style keyboard, an OLED touch panel that replaces the physical function keys at the top of the keyboard, and Touch ID support.
It is expected to do away with the USB-A port, HDMI port, and SD card slot, featuring just four USB-C ports based on part leaks, and it is said to include support for USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3.
A recent rumor from Japanese site Mac Otakara suggests Apple will also be introducing a new 13-inch MacBook Air, also featuring USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. Other products that could potentially see refreshes include the iMac, the Mac Pro, and the Mac mini.
With an event set to take place on October 27, media invites should be going out later this week.
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