October event?

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  1. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Do you think Apple will hold an October event this year? Maybe they will give more details on the iMac Pro, release date is still unknown. Personally I would be sir if they do because they updated most devices at WWDC. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000

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    I can't see them doing another event until next year. They should announce the iMac Pro release date soon on their website I would think.
     
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I wouldn't hold my breath for another event in 2017.

    Homepod, iMac Pro, etc. are already announced.
    iPad surely will wait until early 2018.

    Mac Pro and Mac mini? Discontinued with launch of iMac Pro... (not something Apple would "announce")

    What's left?
     
  4. robeddie Suspended

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    First off, they've announced they WILL update the Mac Pro.

    Second, the much rumored discontinuation of the mini would have absolutely zero to do with the launch of the iMac Pro. They're on completely opposite spectrums: One is a headless, lower performance budget computer, the other is an all in one, super powered premium priced computer.

    Did you just make up the silliest, most incorrect thing you could think of and post it, as a test to see if anyone would call BS on it?
     
  5. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    50-50, why? because they didnt mention any news about how the homePOD works, and nothing about imac pro.
    remember, imac pro has a secure enclave so the imac pro can be the first mac with faceID.
    And lets not forget every leak from that firmware and ios11 GM came true expect for ipod touch with faceID...i dont get it but it is in that firmware..
    so an 1 hour event could happen to demo more homePOD, talk more about imac pro price configs etc, ipod touch ?! and why not, a sneak peek for the upcoming 2018 mac pro
     
  6. Starfia macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm – maybe there are gaps to fill.

    After all, the new Mac mini is almost certainly coming.

    (Taps nose)
     
  7. Dave245 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I don't think we will see Face ID on the iMac Pro this year! The secure Enclave could be for Touch ID on the iMac's along with a Touchbar.
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    I don't think they are getting updated until next year maybe, i would like to see a redesigned iMac, that's what I'm holding out for at the moment.
     
  8. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    we all see the accessories for the imac pro, no touchid there...so ?
    plz point to us wheres the touchid ?
     

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  9. Dave245 thread starter macrumors 604

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    If Apple are having it as a surprise feature they are not going to show it on the images are they, Touch ID would be on a separate accessory anyway it’s not like it would have to come with the iMac Pro. Face ID will not happen on the iMac this year.
     
  10. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Sure, just to annoy people.

    I don't think the Mac mini will be updated (just a nice time to discontinue it alongside the launch of the iMac Pro), and I wonder how Apple will want to sell an iMac, iMac Pro and Mac Pro together.
     
  11. v1597psh macrumors regular

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    No October event. There is nothing left for them to announce, judging by the rumours of course. Homepod and iMac Pro have been given enough attention at WWDC. This year will be the first year in over a decade with less than 3 events...
     
  12. theluggage macrumors 68040

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    Well, the most likely development for the iMac is Face ID, not Touch ID - obviously much easier to stick a face ID camera in a future iMac than implement secure TouchID in an external wireless keyboard! Also, I'm guessing that the new, extended Magic Keyboard released at WWDC was partly developed with the iMac Pro market in mind - I don't think that would have happened if a new Touch ID keyboard was in the works.

    However, I'd see Face ID as more likely for a future "consumer" iMac - doesn't seem like a big draw for iMac Pro target users.

    Meanwhile, no I wouldn't rule out an October/November event to launch the iMac Pro "properly" - WWDC was only really a preview, with what might easily have been a mockup on "hands-off" display. Plus, I'm sure that they're itching for an excuse to use the shiny new Steve Jobs Theatre for something other than the staff non-denominational-winter-festival production of Aladdin...

    It would be great to think an October event would include an update on the Mac Pro, which might show that Apple had got it into their thick heads that serious commercial users need some sort of roadmap for their long term plans - but my guess is that we'll see a repeat of the iMac Pro schedule for that - unveiled at WWDC 2018, orders in December 2018, production delays into 2019 :)

    However, its not impossible that the current Mac Pro will get dropped before that (all depends on the stock levels).

    I think @MacsRgr8's point was that the launch of any new product is a good opportunity to "bury bad news" and for old products to quietly disappear when the store is updated... If there were any more positive Mac Mini developments (not holding breath) then they'd be a better fit at an iMac Pro launch than the September phones'n'watchstraps event.
     
  13. Dave245 thread starter macrumors 604

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    If Apple are going to do a redesign of the iMac then we might see that next year, there are still details about the HomePod and iMac Pro to be revealed, they can probably do that online tho.
     
  14. robeddie, Sep 21, 2017
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    Well we know for a fact they will be selling an iMac, an iMac Pro, and a Mac Pro together, so I guess they do want to.
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    Unlikely. The fact Fegerini and Schiller got up together and specifically promised a new Mac Pro would be coming. I find it hard to believe they'd reneg on that promise.
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    Ok, you're reading a lot of nuance and meaning into what he wrote. But its great we have a mind reader in our midst! ;)
     
  15. theluggage macrumors 68040

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    Which doesn't mean that the current Mac Pro won't get dropped before the new one comes out. The "Classic" MacPro was discontinued in the EU/UK for about a year before the cylinder came out because of a minor regulation change. Not saying that will happen - but you're suggesting that it is an impossibility.
     
  16. robeddie Suspended

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    Ok, i misread. But not sure why apple would leave the Mac Pro market for 10+ months, only to return.
    It would make more sense to do another price drop on the current model if anything. I find it hard to beleive they are selling more than 1 a week at this point, and they probably have a bunch in the wharehouse.
     
  17. Chidorin macrumors member

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    at most: silent updates like new intel cpus in imac/macbook
     
  18. Dave245 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Most of the Mac’s were updated at WWDC in June, maybe they could announce new details about the iMac Pro and HomePod tho, for example we still don’t know the release date for either. Unless they have anything else we probably won’t get an event for that.
     
  19. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    So much got updated between WWDC and the September event that there is pretty much zero chance for an October event.

    Winter/Spring 2018 at the earliest.
     
  20. theluggage macrumors 68040

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    In the case of the classic Mac Pro in the EU, a new regulation came in requiring guards on the internal fans and Apple decided to pull the product rather than make the modification. *If* the current MP hit a regulatory issue, or a key component was discontinued, a fault was discovered, an upcoming software update wasn't compatible etc. then, with the replacement coming soon, Apple might decide to discontinue rather than fix. I'm not predicting this - just rebutting the logic that Apple couldn't discontinue the current Mac Pro because they've promised a new one.
     
  21. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    MacPro gets a redesign in a year-or-so, but it isn't discontinued.

    The Mini will probably not be discontinued, because it is an easy & cheap redesign of current computer hardware. If it is revamped or upgraded, it will have no fanfare or event... it will just suddenly EXIST on their site.
     

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