Apple Rumor Time: The Macbook Is Getting a Total Makeover
You know by now that the Apple event is coming up (September 7!). If you’re in the market for a new laptop, you’re probably rejoicing, thinking that Apple will unveil its new products next week and you’ll be able to make a great decision about your next computer sometime very soon. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but that is not happening.
According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple is working on new computers, but they won’t be revealed at next week’s event. The new line-up is rumored to contain refreshes of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air will probably get one of the USB-C ports, the MacBook Pro is rumored to be getting thinner in its new form and the iMacs will have new graphics chips.
The standout feature is thought to be on the MacBook Pro. Instead of those function keys that are normally at the top of a keyboard, the MacBook Pro could have a virtual key that changes, depending on which program the user is in. For example, when listening to music it could feature play/pause/rewind buttons and when the user is just looking at their homepage, the virtual keys could turn back into standard functions, like brightness control.
The tech giant is also rumored to be working on a new standalone computer monitor and updates to the iPad line-up. But, fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long: Some predict that Apple could announce its new computer lineup as soon as October. Fingers crossed!
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(h/t Mashable; photos via Getty)