Apple is showing no signs of slowing when it comes to new product and software releases.
Following the recent release of its macOS Sierra update last month, the tech giant will reportedly be unveiling a new collection of Macs at an Oct. 27 Mac event, Recode reported Tuesday.
The announcement comes after the rollout of the latest iPhone 7 models and Apple Watches, but the tech giant is still planning to host a Windows 10 hardware event Wednesday, according to Recode. In addition, the Apple Watch Nike+ will become available Oct. 28.
The Mac event is slated to take place around Apple’s Cupertino campus location, although an actual location has not been confirmed.
Recode suggested that the Macs’ debut will arrive just in time for the holiday season. Many have been anticipating the release of a new lineup of Macs, and the new models should be impressive if the tech rumors hold true.
So what else can be expected from the new generation of Macs? Here are the top five rumors surrounding Apple’s latest product launch.
- Three new laptops are rumored to debut (including a newly improved MacBook Pro), according to Apple Insider.
- Macotakara, a Japanese tech blog, suggested that the “new” MacBook Pro would no longer have the original USB ports that would connect to pieces like a hard drive. Instead, the blog states that the Apple would be featuring an upgraded version of the USB connector (potentially named USB Type-C), and the MacBook Pro would also include Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 port.
- The new MacBook Pro has also been rumored to feature a row of new customizable touchscreen keys, or, OLED “Control Strip,” according to 9 to 5 Mac.
- Ming-Chi Kuo, an Apple analyst who works at KGI Securities, also told 9 To 5 Mac that that new MacBook Pro will be “thinner and lighter” and the new Pro could be similar in design to the 12-inch MacBook.
- ID Touch technology is also rumored to appear across all the new MacBook Pro devices. A potential fingerprint sensor would allow for the new Apple Pay, supported through the new macOS Sierra, according to Apple Insider.