Well, it's only a matter of time before Apple comes out with new Macs. If you look at the Mac Pro (the arithmetic servant in the trash can design), which has now been on the market unchanged for over 1000 days, then you have to say that two years ago would have been a good date for an update. But to be honest, I'm less interested in the Mac Pro ...
My focus is on the new MacBook Pro, which is rumored to have such a chic touch bar. This is attached above the keyboard and should be freely programmable. With it you can then tinker together displays, buttons and controls for a specific program - an exciting idea, I think. And my MacBook Pro is from 2012 anyway and can slowly use a replacement - although it still accompanies me through everyday work without complaint.
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Date for the Apple Keynote: Monday, October 24, 2016
So far Apple has not announced anything itself, but an author of the site has theapplepost.com dropped the appointment. He also didn't link or name any sources, but he speaks of "several sources" that have confirmed this date:
According to multiple sources, Monday 24th October is predicted to be the date chosen to unveil the new Macbook Pro to the public, with many speculating Apple will also unveil a 5K stand-alone display to replace the dated Apple Thunderbolt Display.
What can we expect at the Mac Apple Event?
There are also many rumors in this context. Some of these - like the new MacBook Pro - are likely to be relatively secure, while others - like the external 5K display - are more wishful thinking. But here is the summary of the possibilities:
- MacBook Pro 2016 with touch-sensitive touch display and Touch ID support
- Mac Pro (urgently needed)
- external 5K monitor (as the successor to the Apple Thunderbolt display)
The keyboard of the MacBook Pro should be particularly exciting, because the OLED bar replaces the row of function keys that is currently placed above the numbers. But if you take a closer look, you will notice that there is another important key in the top left: the escape key! Now there are the wildest rumors about what Apple is doing with this button, since it is “in the way” of the OLED bar. From installing it in the touch bar to replacing it with the “degrees button” below it (which would then be omitted), everything is included. So it remains exciting. ;-)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.