October 2016 Event

By MacRumors Staff

October 2016 Event Articles


Everything Apple Announced at Today's 'Hello Again' Mac Event in Under Four Minutes

Thursday October 27, 2016 3:34 pm PDT by
Apple hosted its "Hello Again" Mac event this morning, where it debuted a newly redesigned MacBook Pro with an integrated "Touch Bar" panel that supports multi-touch and a range of gestures to unlock new capabilities in apps. Much of the event was actually spent covering existing features, demoing the Touch Bar, and highlighting Apple TV capabilities, allowing us to condense the full 82 minute ...
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MacBook Pro First Impressions: A Lightweight 'Engineering Marvel' With Beautiful Screen

Thursday October 27, 2016 2:44 pm PDT by
With pre-orders for the new MacBook Pro up today, and a launch expected within the next two to three weeks, Apple has given a number of journalists access to the 13-inch and 15-inch devices so they can share their thoughts with anyone who is interested in the new flagship MacBook Pro line. MacRumors has already rounded up a collection of opinions regarding the newest feature on the MacBook Pro -- ...

Apple Shares Full Video of Today's MacBook Pro Event [Update: iTunes Version Available]

Thursday October 27, 2016 1:11 pm PDT by
After revealing the newest MacBook Pro to everyone today at its "Hello Again" event, Apple has now posted a full video of the presentation on its website, allowing anyone who was too busy to watch it live an easy venue to catch up with the presentation on their own time. As usual, Apple is expected to upload the video to YouTube and iTunes at some point later in the day. Apple always shares a...
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Apple Unveils New 13-Inch and 15-Inch MacBook Pros With Retina 'Touch Bar'

Thursday October 27, 2016 11:42 am PDT by
Apple today announced the all-new MacBook Pro, confirming that the new computer will come in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, in both Silver and Space Gray color options. The MacBooks are thinner and lighter than their previous generations, come with a Trackpad that's larger than the ones on the previous MacBooks, and have a redesigned keyboard for better typing. Apple calls it "the most powerful...

Apple Unveils New 13-Inch Entry-Level MacBook Pro

Thursday October 27, 2016 11:25 am PDT by
Today at its October 2016 Town Hall event, Apple announced an entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro that it is positioning as an appealing alternative for potential buyers of the MacBook Air, the 13-inch version of which remains available to buy for now, with the 11-inch version being discontinued. The new entry-level Pro takes on many of the design features of the rest of the range, except for...

Microsoft Office Support Coming to Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Thursday October 27, 2016 11:21 am PDT by
During its keynote today, Apple briefly mentioned that Touch Bar will be gaining heavy support from third party applications when the laptop launches. Namely, Microsoft is working on introducing support for Touch Bar into Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Skype. Apple didn't say specifically what the Touch Bar will be able to do within each app, but the company gave detailed demos of what users...

Apple Unveils Touch Bar Features in New MacBook Pros Including Touch ID

Thursday October 27, 2016 10:55 am PDT by
Apple announced a new Retina display 'Touch Bar' replacing the function key strip on the keyboards of its two top-tier MacBook Pro notebooks at its "Hello again" event today. Apple software engineer Craig Federighi showed off the customizable sapphire crystal Touch Bar in action, which can also be used as a traditional Function key set and supports a host of native and third-party apps....

Apple Announces Universal TV App for 'Unified TV Experience'

Thursday October 27, 2016 10:32 am PDT by
Apple announced a new universal Apple TV app called 'TV' at its "Hello again" event today. The TV app is a "unified TV experience" works in sync across Apple TV and iOS devices, and provides an easy-to-use hub for accessing and discovering TV shows and movies in a way that "will change how we watch television", says Apple. "Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary...

Minecraft is Coming to Apple TV by the End of the Year

Thursday October 27, 2016 10:18 am PDT by
During its "Hello Again" event today Apple revealed that the popular crafting video game Minecraft is heading to the fourth-generation Apple TV sometime by the end of 2016. During the presentation, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that users will even be able to play with friends who are on an iPhone or iPad. "You can build new worlds on your Apple TV, and play with your friends using iPhones and...
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Apple Launches New Website to Promote Accessibility Features

Thursday October 27, 2016 10:15 am PDT by
At the beginning of its "Hello Again" Town Hall event today Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company is launching a new accessibility website to help promote the accessibility features in its products. Image via The Verge It's all about the accessibility features that we've designed and built into our products. We believe that technology should be accessible to everyone, and we hope this...
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Live Coverage of Apple's 'Hello Again' Mac Event

Thursday October 27, 2016 9:12 am PDT by
Apple's "Hello Again" event kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific Time today, with Apple expected to make several Mac-related announcements headlined by a revamped MacBook Pro with an OLED "Magic Toolbar" or "Touch Bar" and Touch ID support. We're also expecting to see new MacBook Air models with USB-C ports, and perhaps some other new Macs as well. On a separate note, Apple is also said to be...
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Apple's Online Store Down Ahead of Today's 'Hello Again' Mac Event

Thursday October 27, 2016 3:47 am PDT by
Apple's online storefront has been taken offline this morning, just over six hours prior to the company's "Hello Again" media event at its Cupertino, California headquarters, where Tim Cook and other senior executives are expected to announce an all-new MacBook Pro, refreshed MacBook Air, an Apple TV guide, and possibly other new Macs and additional product and service updates. Apple will...
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Apple's October 2016 Media Event: Spoiler-Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Wednesday October 26, 2016 1:51 pm PDT by
Apple's "Hello Again" media event kicks off at 10:00 AM Pacific tomorrow, and as usual some MacRumors readers who can't follow the event live are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until Apple posts the recorded video of the event so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome. For those individuals, we've posted this news story, which will be updated with ...
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Apple to Announce New App Focused on TV Show Discovery at Tomorrow's Event [Updated]

Wednesday October 26, 2016 7:45 am PDT by
Apple plans to announce a new app that will help viewers discover TV shows at its "Hello Again" media event tomorrow, according to Dawn Chmielewski for USA Today. The app, dubbed "The Watch List" internally but expected to have a different name, will reportedly recommend TV shows based on the content users access through their Apple TVs. For example, an FX Networks subscriber might receive...
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Images of New MacBook Pro With Magic Toolbar Leaked in macOS Sierra 10.12.1

Tuesday October 25, 2016 12:17 pm PDT by
macOS Sierra 10.12.1, released yesterday, includes hidden Apple Pay images that depict the brand new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel that's set to be announced by Apple on Thursday, October 27. In addition to confirming that such a product is in the works, the images give us our first full look at the redesigned MacBook Pro ahead of its launch. An OLED touch panel is located on top of the ...

What to Expect at Apple's 'Hello Again' Mac Event

Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:50 am PDT by
Apple is planning to hold an event on Thursday, October 27, which will focus solely on giving the Mac lineup some much-needed attention. Many of Apple's Macs have gone more than a year without an update, like the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, while others, like the Mac mini and the Mac Pro, have gone several years without a refresh. This is Apple's first Mac-only event in years and the...
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New macOS Virtual Keyboard Layouts Confirm Rumors of MacBook Pro OLED Touch Bar

Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:24 am PDT by
A collection of new assets within the system resources for the virtual keyboard on macOS 10.12.1 essentially confirms Apple will be releasing new notebooks that include a touch-based OLED bar in lieu of the physical function key row seen on all current Macs, as has been rumored for the upcoming MacBook Pro. On 10.12.0, the System Preferences assets for Apple's virtual keyboard - which lets...
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Apple Registers Three New Macs in Eurasia Ahead of Thursday's 'Hello Again' Event

Monday October 24, 2016 7:53 am PDT by
Just three days before Apple's "Hello Again" event, where it is widely expected to announce new Macs, French website Consomac has discovered a new Russian-language regulatory filing, in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, that points towards at least three new models running macOS Sierra launching soon. The three new Macs, identified only with model numbers A1706, A1707, A1708, are...
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New MacBook Pro and 13-Inch 'MacBook' Coming Next Week, iMac and Display Not Ready Yet

Saturday October 22, 2016 11:04 am PDT by
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research report outlining his expectations for next Thursday's "Hello Again" event where Apple is expected to make a number of Mac-related announcements. In line with long-standing rumors, Kuo believes the highlight of the event will be a redesigned MacBook Pro in both 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, adopting an OLED touch bar and Touch ID...

Apple Invites Media to 'Hello Again' October 27th Mac-Centric Event

Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:03 pm PDT by
Apple today sent out media invites for a Mac-centric event that will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Apple's Cupertino campus. The October event is expected to focus on the introduction of new Macs, headlined by a much-rumored and highly anticipated revamped MacBook Pro. According to rumors, the new MacBook Pro will feature the first redesign to the machine since 2012. A...