New MacBook Pro Still Planned for October, USB-C MacBook Air Also in the Works

Apple still plans to announce its new MacBook Pro "in the month" with shipments to begin at the end of October, according to new information shared by Japanese site Mac Otakara.

Citing a "reliable Chinese supplier," the site says that Apple will launch both 13 and 15-inch models, continuing to offer the machine in the same sizes available today. Apple is also expected to launch a new 13-inch MacBook Air, but will not debut a new 11-inch MacBook Air machine.

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Both the new MacBook Pro models, which will replace existing models, and the new 13-inch MacBook Air are said to include USB-C ports and Thunderbolt 3 support.

Previous rumors and part leaks have suggested the upcoming MacBook Pro will include four USB-C ports, doing away with an SD card slot, an HDMI port, USB-A ports, and a MagSafe connection.

It is also expected to feature a redesigned, thinner body with a flatter keyboard, an OLED display touch panel that replaces the physical function keys at the top of the keyboard, and Touch ID support.

Mac Otakara often shares accurate information sourced from the Asian supply chain, but the site does not have a flawless track record and has gotten some details wrong in the past. Other more reliable rumors have also pointed towards an October launch date, however.

With the month coming to an end in just two weeks, it is unclear if there will be an event to announce the new machines. There have been no hints of an event and no invites have been sent out, so it's possible Apple will debut the machines more quietly, with just a press release.

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44 months ago
Finally, getting rid of all the standard ports and replacing them with a bunch of usb-c ports that need adapters for all my devices.
Rating: 99 Votes
44 months ago
Don't worry.

At the end of October, there will be rumors that Apple will announce new Macs in November. :D
Rating: 91 Votes
44 months ago
which October?
Rating: 65 Votes
44 months ago
And somehow the 2012 version will remain in the line up at $1,000+ dollars.
Rating: 65 Votes
44 months ago
What about other Macs? Whole lineup needs updates.
Rating: 52 Votes
44 months ago
And every day is another day that Apple is still selling 15" MBPr's with freakin HASWELL processors two generations old and still charge premium price, full price, no discount.
Rating: 48 Votes
44 months ago
So much for a "Pro" level laptop. Losing MagSafe, HDMI, and SDCard slots. I don't care about thinness in a Pro laptop. I value functionality way over thinness and portability. My Macbook Pro 2010 is the perfect size and weight. If you want to remove the ports that a lot of people use ALL THE TIME, then do that crap with the Macbook or the Air, not the Macbook Pro. That damn headphone jack better be there too or I'm roadtripping down to Cupertino.
Rating: 48 Votes
44 months ago
Please don't get rid of the MagSafe, find something for the usb-c that I will end up tripping on and trashing my Mac.

This is great news if true, it is about time Apple pulled their emoji head out of their asses and watch band colors.
Rating: 39 Votes
44 months ago
Apple - we used to make insanely great stuff like hardware, now we dabble in internet radio stations. Ughhh.......
Rating: 33 Votes
44 months ago


but seriously, if this year ends without new Macs I'm done with this company.
Rating: 30 Votes

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