5K Display, MacBook Air, and iMac Refreshes in October; New iPad Pro Features Arriving in 2017

Apple is working on several upgrades to its Mac product line, reports Bloomberg. Citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, the outlet says the refreshed hardware includes new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air, and the oft-rumored MacBook Pro.

Also in the pipeline is a new 5K standalone monitor. Apple, of course, discontinued its Thunderbolt Display earlier this year, after years without an update. This time around, Bloomberg says the Cupertino firm is collaborating with LG to build its monitor.
While the new iPad features aren’t expected until next year, Apple is planning to release some of the new Mac products as soon as October, according to the people. The updated line includes tweaked MacBook Air devices with multi-functional USB-C port technology and iMacs with an option for new graphics chips from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

A thinner MacBook Pro with a flatter keyboard is also in the pipeline, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News earlier this month. The standout feature is a digital function key display above the keyboard that allows for common tasks to be done more quickly for whatever program is being used, according to people familiar with the upcoming product. The feature is internally called the “Dynamic Function Row,” two of the people said, who added that Apple’s official name may differ.
However, when in some apps, the OLED bar will change to offer specific in-app functions. While browsing in Safari, for instance, users will be able to quickly tap an option on the OLED bar to bring up the search functionality. Many apps will share this feature, being able to call up specific functions within the app, according to the report.

Apple has new things coming to the iPad Pro lineup in the early part of 2017. The report states that Apple will be introducing new display technology to make the experience faster, so that panning, zooming, and more is all more responsive. Apple is also rumored to launch a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro as well. 


blog comments powered by Disqus
Octofinder Blog Catalog