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After much waiting and anticipation, Apple sent invites on Thursday to announce an Apple Special Event to be held in Cupertino on October 27th. Apple is expected to showcase new Macs which have not undergone a major overhaul in several years.
A newly redesigned thinner, lighter and more powerful MacBook Pro is expected to be announced at the event. The new MacBook Pros are rumored to come in two sizes: 13-inch and 15-inch models. They will feature Skylake processors (some rumors have even suggested newer Kaby Lake processors), a customizable OLED strip above the keyboard, Touch ID and USB-C ports. The new MacBook Pros will run on macOS Sierra.
There has also been speculation as to whether or not Apple plans to keep or phase out the existing MacBook Air series with some rumors suggesting a phase out of the 11-inch MacBook Air while retaining the 13-inch MacBook Air and other rumors suggesting the entire line will be discontinued.
The Mac Mini and high-end Mac Pro have also been subject of rumors as both lines have lacked a similar refresh in recent years. In addition, Apple discontinued their Apple Cinema Display earlier this year leading to rumors on whether or not Apple might be developing a new display to take its place.
From minor refreshes of the MacBook & MacBook Air at the beginning of the year to the release of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, Apple Watch Series 2, Apple AirPods and iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus, 2016 has been quite a year of product releases for Apple. How better to conclude 2016 than to have one more event dedicated to the release of long-awaited brand new Macs.