Apple is expected to finally update their Macintosh line during their Fall event on October 27th, according to Recode.
Apple’s last major update to their MacBook Pro line was in June 2012 when they unveiled their Retina MacBook Pro 15-inch. Since then, Apple updated their line with the Force Touch trackpad from the new MacBook and changed OS X to macOS.
Apple is expected to unveil a new iMac desktop, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro laptops. We can even expect a 5K standalone monitor to replace the Thunderbolt display which was discontinued earlier this year. It is rumored that the new MacBook Pro will feature a slimmer design, a flatter keyboard, and a Dynamic Row touchscreen OLED strip to replace the function keys.
Mac sales have always historically been able to exceed expectations, even with the decline in PC sales, but, recently Mac sales slipped from 4.8 million to 4.4 million in the same period from last year.
The event is expected to take place near their Cupertino campus rather than in San Francisco. We are also close to when Apple Campus 2 is expected to be completed in mid 2017.
Update: Apple has officially confirmed the event, titled “hello again” and will be at the Apple Cupertino campus on October 27th. See the event page here. We will not be there live, but we hope to provide some coverage.