“Hello again” suggests Apple on its Oct 2016 keynote site, featuring an Apple logo we’re hoping is meant to be painterly somewhat than on fireplace.
We have by now experienced new iPhones and a new Apple Watch this 12 months, so this celebration will be all about the Macs. And potentially some other stuff. (But mainly the Macs.)
View the stream at 6pm on 27 Oct, and stick to all the action right here on Things. But first read through our predictions, as plucked with panache from our infallible guessing hat.
A NEW MACBOOK Professional
If the rumours are true, it’ll have Contact ID, a context-delicate OLED strip in position of purpose keys, as numerous as 4 USB-C ports (but no old-school kinds), and could carry on Apple’s quest to eradicate the headphone port from existence.
Probability: About as nailed-on as most of the net declaring Apple is doomed when it doesn’t announce all the insane stuff on their own desire-lists. (Aside from the headphone port little bit.)
It feels like aeons have handed due to the fact we very last saw an iMac refresh, and rumours issue to new kinds owning optional AMD graphics chips and some spec bumps. Which we acknowledge is not terribly thrilling, so we’ll say we’ve heard they’ll also get there with natty knitted hats.
Probability: We’re not likely to joke about this 1, since we actually want a new iMac. And a knitted hat. So, er, 73 for each cent.
NEW OTHER MACS
It’s been ages due to the fact Apple’s other Macs were current, much too. The MacBook Air frets that the MacBook stole its thunder. The Mac mini sits unloved, as Personal computer equivalents blaze past. The Mac Professional needs anyone would permit up with the waste bin jokes. We have heard rumblings about a MacBook Air bump. The many others? Tumbleweeds. Sorry, Mac Professional. Apple doesn’t like you any extra.
Probability: For all of them occurring at when, about the identical as Tim Cook renaming the Apple Function ‘Timmy Time’ and investing an hour on stage accomplishing backflips. For just a MacBook Air refresh? About the identical as Siri finding instructions ideal first time.
A NEW APPLE Exhibit
At the time, you could hook up a pretty Apple show to your pretty Mac. Now, you should hook up evidently horrible shows with completely the wrong logos emblazoned on the front. So we want the iMac’s 5K show – but without the iMac. Rumours say: potentially. At some issue. Perhaps. Ish. As they have now for decades. Sigh.
Probability: Slightly significantly less than Apple pivoting to the juice company. (Verify us wrong, Apple. Remember to.)
With Airs and minis very last current two decades again, they’re due a spec bump, and the gigantic flavour of iPad Professional needs to match its smaller sibling for specs. Unexciting alterations, to be certain, but it’d be a welcome aside among the the flurry of Mac news. Except if Phil Schiller turns to the digicam, twirls his moustache (grown specifically for the occasion) and suggests, menacingly: “We taken off headphone ports from iPads, much too!”
Probability: About the identical as leaving your iPad in your pocket with keys and it not finding scratched.
A NEW Affordable APPLE Tv
With Apple owning just lately squeezed the life out of the third-gen Apple Tv, there’s room in the line-up for a more cost-effective 1, except if Apple’s planning on ceding the reduced-conclude telly room to the Amazon Fires of this earth. An completely new model’s not likely, but how about a spec bump/rate drop tremendous combo?
Probability: About as substantially as us buying up the Siri Remote and it truly currently being the ideal way up.
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