Apple today unveiled its redesigned MacBook Pro at its home campus in Cupertino, California. As rumored, the new MacBook is equipped with an OLED strip that replaces the function keys at the top of the keyboard. The "Touch Bar" shortcuts automatically change based on what app you're currently using, and it includes a dedicated Siri button, plus intelligent typing features, such as autocorrect and emojis. The MacBook is also equipped with Touch ID for easy logins and Apple Pay support.
One week from today Apple will reveal its latest Macs during an invitation-only event in Cupertino. MacBook Pro updates have been highly anticipated this year, with several improvements in the pipeline. The "Hello Again" press event is scheduled for Thursday October 27, with the invitation harking back to 1984's original Mac introduction "Hello". The event marks the first major design changes to the MacBook Pro line since 2012. So what can we expect?
It's been four years since Apple has significantly updated the MacBook Pro, and change is on the horizon. While media reports have pointed to some interesting features in the pipeline, there has been some debate over when Apple will choose to reveal the new model line. The Michael Report now states with certainty that Apple will launch the MacBook Pro and iPhone 7 at the same event.
iLounge is promising three new Apple products in 2012. According to their "most reliable source," the iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro will all be receiving redesigns next year. The next generation iPhone will not feature the rumored teardrop-design we were promised in 2011. Instead it will feature a 4-inch display, aluminum back and be 8mm longer than the current models. The new iPhone will be available sometime next summer.
Another "industry source," who claims to have handled an iPhone 5 prototype, confirmed it featured an aluminum back and larger screen. The scrapped iPhone 5 was also supposed to be equipped with a 10-megapixel camera and be available in various colors.
Apple continued its 2008 tradition of Tuesday announcements this morning, but despite the hopes of many iPhone owners and developers out there, not with the release of the official iPhone SDK. Instead, Apple made a potentially bigger splash with the announcement of new models in their enviable Macbook and Macbook Pro notebook lines.
As we reported earlier this week, there was already a rumor floating around that suggested the iPhone SDK would be delayed, possibly until as late as the middle of March. With Apple already making an announcement this Tuesday morning, and February just about to close, the likelihood of that rumor being true is steadily