New MacBook Pro Still Planned for October, USB-C MacBook Air Also in the Works

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    Apple still plans to announce its new MacBook Pro "in the month" with shipments to begin at the end of October, according to new information shared by Japanese site Mac Otakara.

    Citing a "reliable Chinese supplier," the site says that Apple will launch both 13 and 15-inch models, continuing to offer the machine in the same sizes available today. Apple is also expected to launch a new 13-inch MacBook Air, but will not debut a new 11-inch MacBook Air machine.


    Both the new MacBook Pro models, which will replace existing models, and the new 13-inch MacBook Air are said to include USB-C ports and Thunderbolt 3 support.

    Previous rumors and part leaks have suggested the upcoming MacBook Pro will include four USB-C ports, doing away with an SD card slot, an HDMI port, USB-A ports, and a MagSafe connection.

    It is also expected to feature a redesigned, thinner body with a flatter keyboard, an OLED display touch panel that replaces the physical function keys at the top of the keyboard, and Touch ID support.

    Mac Otakara often shares accurate information sourced from the Asian supply chain, but the site does not have a flawless track record and has gotten some details wrong in the past. Other more reliable rumors have also pointed towards an October launch date, however.

    With the month coming to an end in just two weeks, it is unclear if there will be an event to announce the new machines. There have been no hints of an event and no invites have been sent out, so it's possible Apple will debut the machines more quietly, with just a press release.

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    And somehow the 2012 version will remain in the line up at $1,000+ dollars.
     
  4. Reason077 macrumors 68020

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    13" Retina MacBook Air? With multiple USB (C?) ports? I like the sound of that...
     
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  6. The Barron macrumors 6502

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    It will be interesting to see what happens to the prices on all these vs the current models.
     
  7. lolatlogan macrumors newbie

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    Time to upgrade my Mid 2010 macbook pro with a failing gpu.
     
  8. Tmelon macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious as to what they're going to do with the MacBook Air pricing model. It's currently priced at $999 and it's expected to gain all of the features of the 12" MacBook that is currently priced at $1299. They're either going to have to dramatically increase the price of the Air or dramatically lower the price of the retina MacBook.
     
  9. akfgpuppet macrumors regular

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    So invites go out sometime this week? Maybe tomorrow or thursday?
     
  10. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    Don't worry.

    At the end of October, there will be rumors that Apple will announce new Macs in November. :D
     
  11. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Yep.
     
  12. McTaste macrumors regular

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    Finally, getting rid of all the standard ports and replacing them with a bunch of usb-c ports that need adapters for all my devices.
     
  13. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Hoping to see a iMac refresh at the same time. Cool to see 2 new models, a 30" and a 24" to replace the 27" and 21.5".
     
  14. Ankaa macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't be surprised if there won't be an event. To fill an entire hour with a touch panel and a slightly thinner body is rather...difficult. And no rumors at all point towards anything else, that's in the pipeline.
     
  15. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that could be an expensive problem
     
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    Apple - we used to make insanely great stuff like hardware, now we dabble in internet radio stations. Ughhh.......
     
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    And every day is another day that Apple is still selling 15" MBPr's with freakin HASWELL processors two generations old and still charge premium price, full price, no discount.
     
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    HATE the shallow flat keyboards. Terrible. Terrible. They've created the most unrewarding soulless typing experience.

    I have dreams about the ThinkPad buttery keyboards.
     
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    Has Apple ever revealed a new notebook computer design with a mere press release in the last two decades?
     
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    OCTOBER. THIS MONTH. MACBOOK PRO.

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    but seriously, if this year ends without new Macs I'm done with this company.
     
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    I guess they meant hardware regular updates, not model updates. Air will be discontinued soon as thinner rmbp & rmb make the new combination. Probably the last update on current mba models
     
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    The road to the future has always been paved with expensive dongles.
     
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    Please don't get rid of the MagSafe, find something for the usb-c that I will end up tripping on and trashing my Mac.

    This is great news if true, it is about time Apple pulled their emoji head out of their asses and watch band colors.
     

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