Apple MacBook Event: What to Expect From the October 27 Showcase

Apple MacBook Event: What to Expect From the October 27 Showcase

Apple MacBook Event: What to Expect From the October 27 Showcase

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new MacBook Pro will come with the Magic Toolbar panel
  • 11-inch MacBook Air will be killed off
  • The event to begin at 10.30pm IST

Last month, Apple hosted an event to unveil the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 devices. Now, the company is hosting another event at its California Campus on Thursday. At this Apple event, the Cupertino giant is expected to refresh the MacBook Pro lineup, and unveil what may be the new 13-inch MacBook or the new MacBook Air. Other, reports indicate the company may introduce a standalone 5K Thunderbolt display, and even unveil the new iMac.

The Apple MacBook event is scheduled to begin at 10.30pm IST, and Apple is live streaming it on its website. Users with the Safari browser on Mac and iOS, and Microsoft Edge browser running on Windows 10 will be able to live stream the event. Furthermore, Apple TV (Gen 4) users can watch the event live through the Apple Events app available in the App Store. Apple TV (Gen 2 and 3) will get the Apple Events Channel automatically, where the event will be broadcast live. We have collated all that is expected from the event, and here’s everything that Apple may launch tonight.

(Also see:How to Watch Apple’s MacBook Event Live)MacBook Pro
The brand new MacBook Pro is expected to be unveiled in 13-inch and 15-inch variants. The new and improved MacBook Pro will have a faster processor, and be lighter and thinner than the predecessor. There is also a new Oled display panel on the keyboard, and is dubbed to be called the ‘Magic Toolbar’. The panel will perform key functions depending on what the user is browsing onscreen. For example, if you’re listening to music, the panel will let you skip tracks, manage volume etc.

Right beside the OLED panel is pegged to be the Touch ID sensor. The fingerprint reader will be used for unlocking the laptop, as well as authenticating payments via Apple Pay. Apple is also expected to introduce USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports on the MacBook Pro as well. Analyst Ming Chi Kuo expects that a 2TB SSD option will be made available, and he also expects the quality of the Retina display to be improved (however, the display resolution will remain the same). Kuo suggests that the MacBook Pro will come with “MagSafe-like adapter” which will be rolled out by Apple or a third-party supplier. The new MacBook Pro lineup is also expected to run on the Intel’s sixth-generation ‘Skylake’ Core SoCs, and bring the option of a discrete AMD GPU, apart from integrated Intel Iris GPUs. No Kaby Lake processors are expected to be used.

(Also see:Apple’s MacBook Event: About Time the Mac Got Some Much-Needed Love)

MacBook and MacBook Air
Kuo believes that the long-rumoured 13-inch MacBook will make appearance at the Thursday event and will come with various improvements compared to the current 12-inch MacBook. He doesn’t mention the MacBook Air in his note to investors. Separately, Apple is rumoured to unveil a 13-inch MacBook Air with minor upgrades. The USB 3.0 port will be replaced by a USB Type-C one. Apart from this, there are reports that the 11-inch MacBook Air will also be discontinued, and Apple is only planning to unveil the 13-inch variant at the event.

iMac and 5K Cinema Display
While Kuo thinks that the refreshing of the iMac and standalone 5K Thunderbolt Cinema Display will happen sometime in 2017, several reports suggest that Apple will introduce them at the MacBook event. The analyst further claims that even if the new Macs are unveiled, they won’t be shipped before 2017. The new iMac won’t have much of an upgrade apart from the USB Type-C port. Apple is also expected to include an option for AMD graphic chip integration.

As for the 5K Cinema Display, it is expected to come with integrated GPU and a screen resolution of 5120×2880 pixels. Rumours claims that Apple has decided to integrate a GPU into the display to make it future ready. The integrated GPU will help the new Thunderbolt Display maintain compatibility with future Macs, and will also reduce the need of high resolution displays to be powered by high-performance computers featuring top-end GPUs.

Mac mini and Mac Pro
With no recent reports indicating a launch on this front, it’s safe to assume Apple won’t be unveiling new Mac mini and Mac Pro hardware at the event. If it does, like the iMac, the desktops will probably only be launched at a later date.

TV Guide App
As reported earlier this week, Apple is also tipped to reveal a new TV Guide app for Apple TV to enable easy discovery of entertainment content. The app will collate content from different apps and streaming services. However, it is reported that Netflix will not be included on this list.

No iPads?
From what we know so far, Apple is going to be hawk-eye focused on its Mac products. Apart from the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, all the other models are a year old. New iPad hardware is tipped for early spring next year, so don’t expect anything new on that front from Thursday’s event.

AirPods release date
Just a day ahead of its October 27 event, Apple revealed that the wireless AirPods earphones it had unveiled alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been delayed, and will not be available to buy in late October as it had previous promised. The company did not provide a clear reason as to the delay, or when the earphones would launch. It may be possible that Apple may provide some clarity on this front at Thursday’s event. Though of course with an announcement just before the event, it is also possible that Apple makes no mention of the delayed wireless earphones at the event.

(Also see: Apple Says It Needs More Time Before AirPods Are Ready)

As the tradition goes, Apple will most likely brag about the sales numbers of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and the Apple Watch Series 2. It is also expected to announce availability of the AirPods. As mentioned, the Apple event time is 10.30pm IST, and we will be reporting everything from ground zero, giving you all the details and announcements in real-time. Stay tuned.

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Apple MacBook Event: Highlights From Apple’s October 27 Event

Apple MacBook Event: Highlights From Apple's October 27 Event

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pro lineup
  • The company also showcased the new TV app
  • Availability of the Apple Watch Nike+ was also revealed
Oct 27, 2016
23:54 (IST)
Stay tuned for news, features, and even podcasts about the Apple event. Good night.
23:53 (IST)
He thanked everyone. That means the event is now over. Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoyed the live blog.
23:52 (IST)
Tim Cook is now on stage recapping Apple’s product launches in 2016.
23:52 (IST)
The MacBook Pro 13″ with function keys starts shipping today, and the other two start shipping in 2-3 weeks.
23:50 (IST)
MacBook Pro 13″ with function keys – $1,499
MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar – $1,799
MacBook Pro 15″ with Touch Bar – $2,399
23:49 (IST)
All laptops have sixth-generation Intel Core processors, at least 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
23:48 (IST)
The 13″ MacBook Pro is actually smaller than the 13″ MacBook Air.
23:47 (IST)
A model of the 13″ MacBook Pro with traditional function keys, and two Thunderbolt ports will also be available. The new MacBook Pro is 12% thinner than the MacBook Air.
23:46 (IST)
The new MacBook Pro is 6.8 million times faster than the PowerBook. A full year of compute time on the PowerBook can be accomplished in less than five seconds on the new MacBook Pro, Schiller says.
23:45 (IST)
Schiller just showed a comparison shot of the PowerBook and the latest MacBook Pro. The difference is… stark.
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Apple’s MacBook event is very likely to be all about updating its lineup of desktop and laptop computers. The company hasn’t updated its range of desktop and laptop computers in a while and it’s about time the lineup got a much-needed refresh. Gadgets 360 is at the launch venue in Cupertino, California and we’ll be bringing you live updates. Wondering what the Apple event start time is? The Apple event of October 2016 begins at 10:30pm IST.

If you’re wondering how to watch the Apple event, we’ve got you covered. But if you are stuck somewhere and can’t tune in, this live blog and our Twitter feed should be more than adequate. We’ll bring you to-the-second updates from the Apple MacBook event of October 2016, along with pictures so you feel like you’re as much a part of the event as us.

(Also see: MacBook Pro With USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 Ports Tipped to Launch This Month)Apple is expected to launch several new Macs at the October 2016 event, not least of which will be new MacBook Pros and iMacs. The Mac Pro is also likely to get an update, and some are even hoping for an update to the Mac Mini. We’ll have confirmation on all of that and more during the event.

(Also see: Apple’s MacBook Event: About Time the Mac Got Some Much-Needed Love)

The MacBook Pro is likely to be faster, thinner, and lighter, or at least that’s what the Apple we know would do. It could also have an Oled display panel on the keyboard and get rid of the Esc key. Support for Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor technology is also expected to be unveiled.

In other news, Apple may announce a TV guide app for the Apple TV, to make it easier to manage all of your subscriptions across content providers. This could be a great move for Apple TV users, but we’re not yet sure how much it’ll affect those who use it in India.

(Also see: Apple Says It Needs More Time Before AirPods Are Ready)

While you’re waiting for the event to begin, you can always listen to Orbital: The Gadgets 360 Podcast to hear us voice our expectations from Apple’s October event. You can subscribe on iTunes or RSS or just hit the play button below.

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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 Smartphone Expected to Launch on July 27

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 Smartphone Expected to Launch on July 27

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 is said to sport dual-rear camera set-up
  • The smartphone is said to sport metal builds
  • Redmi Note 4 is said to features Snapdragon 652 SoC

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has started teasing an upcoming launch event on July 27 where the company is rumoured to launch its next Redmi smartphone. The teaser invite shared on Weibo reveals that Xiaomi is inviting fans to purchase the tickets for Beijing event on July 27.

Based on a recent leak, Xiaomi is rumoured to introduce its next Redmi Note smartphone featuring dual-rear camera setup. A purported leaked image had showed that the handset will incorporate two rear cameras on the Redmi Note 4.

Leaked earlier this month, the rumoured Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was seen in a teaser with Redmi’s celeb face Liu Haoran holding a white Mi branded smartphone. If the leaked image is to be believed, the Redmi Note 4 will not sport the fingerprint scanner on the back. To put some context, the current generation Redmi Note 3 sports a fingerprint sensor at the back.

The leaked Redmi Note 4 also sports a metal unibody with antenna bands on top and bottom of the smartphone. The volume rockers and the power button both are seen sitting on the right side of the phablet. Based on preliminary leaks, the alleged Redmi Note 4 is said to features Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.

A recent leak suggested that the Mi Note 2 Pro, which is believed to be the successor to the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro that was launched last year, will launch in August. According to a Chinese tipster, the Mi Note 2 Pro will sport a 5.5-inch full-HD Amoled display and will pack a 12-megapixel rear camera. The handset is said to be backed by a 3700mAh battery. One of the biggest highlights of the Mi Note 2 Pro will be the recently unveiled Snapdragon 821 SoC.

Tags: Mobiles, Xiaomi, Xiaomi Mobiles, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 Smartphone Expected to Launch on July 27

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 Smartphone Expected to Launch on July 27

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 is said to sport dual-rear camera set-up
  • The smartphone is said to sport metal builds
  • Redmi Note 4 is said to features Snapdragon 652 SoC

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has started teasing an upcoming launch event on July 27 where the company is rumoured to launch its next Redmi smartphone. The teaser invite shared on Weibo reveals that Xiaomi is inviting fans to purchase the tickets for Beijing event on July 27.

Based on a recent leak, Xiaomi is rumoured to introduce its next Redmi Note smartphone featuring dual-rear camera setup. A purported leaked image had showed that the handset will incorporate two rear cameras on the Redmi Note 4.

Leaked earlier this month, the rumoured Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was seen in a teaser with Redmi’s celeb face Liu Haoran holding a white Mi branded smartphone. If the leaked image is to be believed, the Redmi Note 4 will not sport the fingerprint scanner on the back. To put some context, the current generation Redmi Note 3 sports a fingerprint sensor at the back.

The leaked Redmi Note 4 also sports a metal unibody with antenna bands on top and bottom of the smartphone. The volume rockers and the power button both are seen sitting on the right side of the phablet. Based on preliminary leaks, the alleged Redmi Note 4 is said to features Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.

A recent leak suggested that the Mi Note 2 Pro, which is believed to be the successor to the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro that was launched last year, will launch in August. According to a Chinese tipster, the Mi Note 2 Pro will sport a 5.5-inch full-HD Amoled display and will pack a 12-megapixel rear camera. The handset is said to be backed by a 3700mAh battery. One of the biggest highlights of the Mi Note 2 Pro will be the recently unveiled Snapdragon 821 SoC.

Download the Gadgets 360 app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with the latest tech news, product reviews, and exclusive deals on the popular mobiles.

Tags: Mobiles, Xiaomi, Xiaomi Mobiles, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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