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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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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.
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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.


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.
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macrumors 6502a
Aug 23, 2011
Cylde Hill, WA
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.

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
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macrumors 6502a
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.


macrumors 6502a
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.
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macrumors 68020
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."


macrumors 65816
Aug 11, 2014
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.
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