Apple Will Release New Macs on Oct 27
Macintosh computers still represent an important part of Apple’s business. And on October 27, Apple is expected to unveil a major refresh of the Mac line at a press event the company has now officially announced will take place that day at its
If rumors are to be believed, Apple’s professionally-oriented
The updates couldn’t come soon enough. According to Gartner, Apple’s worldwide unit shipments for Macs, slipped about 13% in the third quarter, compared to the same period a year ago. And its market share dropped from 7.8% to 7.2%, a larger decline than the 5.7% for the entire PC industry.
Across the line, I expect Apple to beef up the specs, and go all in on the speedy and versatile USB-C connector that for now is only on its lightest computer, the MacBook. Critics took Apple to task however for only including a single USB-C connector on the MacBook while ditching the standard USB port (known as USB-A).
So while USB-C very much represents the present and the future, my hope is that Apple won’t completely abandon the standard USB ports now on the MacBook Pro,
USB-C might also spell the end of the
I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple brings the Touch ID fingerprint scanner that is familiar to iPhone users to at least some of the new Macs. One of the features that arrived on the Mac with the
Though I wouldn’t rule it out, I’d put longer odds on Apple bringing the
I don’t expect Apple to bring its high resolution Retina display to the MacBook Air, much as I’d love to see it happen—that’s one of the drivers for getting you to step up to the MacBook Pro. (Retina displays are also on the iMac.)
All the machines will presumably get the latest Intel processors, including, perhaps, the iMac. It remains to be seen if Apple will do anything with its most muscular computer. the aging
Apple won’t be alone in announcing new computers. Longtime rival Microsoft is hosting its own event in New York on Wednesday where it is expected to show off new updates to Windows and Surface.
Source via usatoday
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