What to Expect at Apple's 'Hello Again' Mac Event

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is planning to hold an event on Thursday, October 27, which will focus solely on giving the Mac lineup some much-needed attention. Many of Apple's Macs have gone more than a year without an update, like the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, while others, like the Mac mini and the Mac Pro, have gone several years without a refresh.

    This is Apple's first Mac-only event in years and the biggest Mac announcement since the Retina MacBook debuted in early 2015.

    MacBook Pros

    The MacBook Pro received a major redesign in 2012, and four years later, it's about to receive another complete overhaul. With a new body, radical new features, and revamped internals, the MacBook Pro is expected to be the headlining product of Apple's October 27 event. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has even called the MacBook Pro "the most significant upgrade ever undertaken by Apple."

    The MacBook Pro will continue to be available in 13 and 15-inch size options, but it will feature a thinner and lighter form factor than the current MacBook Pro, bringing it more in line with the 12-inch MacBook.

    The body of the machine will not be tapered like the MacBook Air or the Retina MacBook, but it is said to have shallower curves around the edges, a wider pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad, metal injection mold-made hinges, thin speaker grilles next to the keyboard, up to 2TB of storage space, and a flatter MacBook-style keyboard with more stable keys that use a butterfly mechanism and single LED backlighting.

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  2. Goldfrapp, Oct 25, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016

    Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  4. Avieshek macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2013
    If Xiaomi could offer a Ceramic phone at that price, you still want to be fooled paying for that Ceramic Apple Watch?

    Something tells me, Mac wouldn't be that exciting.
  5. DrumApple macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    If I'm not impressed with the updates to the Air/13" Macbook I'm defecting to a ThinkPad.

    Cannot stand the new keyboards with zero travel, plastic clickety-clackety cheap feeling.
  6. peterdevries macrumors 68040


    Feb 22, 2008
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    I have my finger on the trigger for a 13" mba
  7. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    It would be weird to have "hello again" without an iMac upgrade. The original Mac was a kinda photo iMac in all ways.

    I thought there was some software label indicating a new MacPro early this year. I would hope the Pros get bumps.
  8. William Gates macrumors 6502

    William Gates

    Oct 26, 2007
    It'd be cool if they made the mac mini look like a miniature mac pro.
  9. polterbyte macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2012
    My MBP is only 2 years old. Having 16GB of RAM and a 3.1GHz i7 processor, I doubt I'll be upgrading before 2018. Still, nice to see that Apple is catching up on the notebook line. Here's hoping the new ones leap over the competition.
  10. rizzo41999 macrumors regular


    May 27, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I'd be down for a Mini this time around. I use a laptop for work, but I can't stand them. Desktop and tablet is my bit now
  11. Appleaker macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2016
    It's the first time I've been truly excited for an event in a long time, maybe because of the products or maybe because of the lack of leaks/rumors.
  12. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Wondering if a future iMac's Magic Keyboard could include the Magic Toolbar too.
  13. EmaDaCuz macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2012
    I want to see a great all-around laptop. Big SSD, 16 gb RAM, decent GPU for casual gaming, in a 14" form factor, with at least 1 USB-A port to connect my audio interface and/or a gaming controller. And fairly priced, pleased.

    I hope it will be a great event and make me drool on some nice products. I haven't felt the wow factor since the nMP release. And I need to replace my 11" MBA from 2011, so I would like to spend my money on something worthwhile.
  14. AppleMad98004 macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2011
    Cylde Hill, WA
    I agree it is not my favorite keyboard but it will be the one they use to make the machine thinner and make more room for the battery
  15. jjiangweilan macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2016
    finally, I can get rid of all these rumors on Thursday.
    I can't stop to expect new rumors, but every rumor is so identical, which makes me vomit just like you have had your favorite food for 1000 times within 1 year.
  16. julesme macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2016
    San Jose
    Quote: There have been no [Mac Pro] rumors suggesting an update is in the works...

    I think everyone should keep in mind that the Mac Pro is assembled in the US and as such, part leaks are much less likely vs. other products. Will it be updated On Thursday? I have no idea, but I would say it's a greater than 50% probability.
  17. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
  18. CausticSoda, Oct 25, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016

    CausticSoda macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2014
    Abu Dhabi
    What to expect?

    High fives
    Desperate whooping
    Products described as amazing
    People saying they are deeply passionate
    People saying they believe profoundly
    Cheesy camera shots of an excited gallery
    A corny joke or two to gloss over the fact that Apple have done precious little for Mac users for years now, other than introduce joke machines like the new Mac Mini.

    ...and all to introduce three updated computers, years late, and perhaps a hint of "jam tomorrow" for a lineup that is still woefully inadequate and outdated.
  19. jimbobb24 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2005
    I expect to be disappointed.

    A pro computer with only one type of port is crap. Lazy crap. Why does Apple do this sort of dumb stuff? Probably saved a nickel.
  20. slimothy Suspended


    May 31, 2011
    This event will just be them saying they'll update the Macs next year, just sit tight! Lmao
  21. duervo macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2011
    I expect there to be one or more self-aggrandizing PR videos that will take up a significant portion of the event timeline ... much like there has been at past Apple announcements. Narrated by Jony Ive, of course.

    'We've scoured the Earth and beyond in search of the perfect material to use for this new MacBook Pro, but we couldn't find anything that lived up to our standard, so we made our own ... Adamantaluminium."
  22. Rocketman macrumors 603


    If the iMacs were simply adjusted to permit being used as an external display, as an option, that would quiet a lot of folks.
  23. Blackstick macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2014
    Sunny South Florida
    New MacBook Pro 13 and 15" with the magic OLED touch thing...

    New 13" MacBook based on the 12" MacBook

    Possibly they'll retire the 13" Air or leave it as a low cost EDU model

    End of the line for the 11" Air, and maybe the Mid 2012 MacBook Pro with an ODD... yes it's still available.

    Don't expect Mac Pro/iMac/Mac mini updates, but if there are any, probably will be one slide or quiet spec bumps.

    USB-C will be a-plenty and I don't expect any model to have both USB-A and C.
  24. Mattsasa macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2010
  25. HArzeh macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2013

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