Apple’s October 27 ‘Hello Again’ Mac event is about to kick off, and the company is expected to unveil all-new MacBook Pro models alongside possible updates for its other Mac lines, Apple TV, and more. We recently gave you the full rundown on what to expect.
Below we’re keeping track of all our coverage from the event today, including handy links to all of our articles and analysis in the News Hub. You’ll also find our live feed of updates from the stage, as well as pre-event coverage and the latest from inside the event in our Live Blog below that.
Check back for updates as the event unfolds.
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NEWS HUB |
- Apple unveils all-new, redesigned MacBook Pros with OLED Touch Bar, larger trackpad, USB-C, more
- Apple announces new lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro shipping today, thinner, lighter, faster, no Touch Bar
- Apple unveils Final Cut Pro X 10.3 with support for Touch Bar in new MacBook Pros, new Magnetic Timeline, available today
- Adobe shows off new version of Photoshop with support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar
- Apple opens special event with focus on Accessibility, announces dedicated website
- Apple announces new ‘TV’ app for Apple TV & iOS, aggregates all TV shows and movies in one place, available in December
- Apple announces Minecraft coming to tvOS-powered Apple TV this year
- How to view/stream today’s Mac-focused Apple keynote presentation
- Some Apple Stores setting up line dividers overnight, suggesting new Macs may go on sale today
- Apple Store is down ahead of new Macs expected at ‘hello again’ event later today
LIVE BLOG |
Orders start today. Entry-level Pro without Touch Bar ships today, others 2-3 weeks.
Pricing. It will continue to offer 13-inch MacBook Air + a new MacBook Pro with standard function keys and only 2 Thunderbolt ports.
Apple says 10 hour all-day battery life on the new MacBook Pros. Thinner and lighter than current Air lineup.
Now Djay demo. Touch Bar support coming to Microsoft Word, Skype Pixelmator, Sketch, and more.
Now Photoshop support. Coming before end of the year.
Apple is demoing apps that use the new Touch Bar on MacBook Pro. Final Cut up first.
Apple said it collaborated with LG Display on a new 5K display for Macs.
Headphone jack is still there.
Four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, supports USB 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2. Every port is a charging port.
Intel Core i7 Quad-core. Radeon Pro, up to 4GB VRAM, up to 2.3x faster. SSD up to 2TB, up to 3.1GB/s
Back to MacBook Pro specs. Display is 67% brighter.
Touch Bar support in Garageband, Terminal, Xcode and many other apps. Developer support for building it into third-party apps via Xcode.
Touch ID supports fast user profile switching for macOS user accounts
You can customize the Touch Bar. Apple demoed this with Finder’s toolbar functions.
Apple is showing contextually sensitive buttons for the Touch Bar including playback/transport controls for photo and video viewing and editing, as well as quick keys that appear for other apps like Mail, Finder and Messages.
Holding the FN key brings back the usual top row functions to the Touch Bar.
Craig Federighi on stage to demo new Touch Bar and Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.
Touch Bar includes Touch ID integrated into a sapphire-covered powered button. It uses an integrated Apple T1 chip for the secure enclave for Apple Pay/Touch ID.
It’s contextual depending on the app you use. In Safari the touch bar shows quick keys for favourite websites, a search field, and more.
It replaces the standard system functions from old function keys.
Retina display. Multi-touch. Called “Touch Bar”. Responds to gestures.
Apple is talking the new touch screen panel on the keyboard with an intro on history of the function keys.
2nd-gen butterfly mechanism for keyboard
2x larger trackpad with Force Touch
15-inch: 14% thinner, 20% smaller in volume. Weighs 4 lbs, a half pound less than last gen.
13-inch: 14.9mm thin, 17% thinner than last gen. Weighs 3lbs, a half pound less than last version.
13-inch and 15-inch. Silver and space gray.
New design. Made of aluminum. Metal on all sides.
The new MacBook Pro
Apple showing video of its notebooks through the years.
Tim: “This week marks the 25th anniversary of our first notebook” The first PowerBook.
Tim talking new Sierra features as intro to Mac section of today’s event.
Now talking Mac…
TV app available for free in the U.S. by end of December.
Apple talking smarter live tune-in features using Siri on Apple TV with new TV app.
It works on iPad and iPhone too.
And the app also has a store with movies from iTunes and other apps that you can sign up for. All the apps will support Apple’s new single sign on feature.
You can browse by category or search through curated playlists/selections.
You can also swipe down for curated recommendations from Apple’s editors.
The app shows has Up Next queue for previously watched shows and the newest episodes when available.
Apple announcing a new app called “TV”
Tim: Universal search “just the beginning”. Apple wants Apple TV to be a “unified TV experience”, one place to access all tv shows and movies.
Twitter now on stage to show Apple TV app updates for live sports.
Minecraft coming to Apple TV by end of year with cross-platform Mac/iOS play.
Apple TV updates next…
Apple Watch updates, including Nike+.
Tim now mentions the recent iOS 10.1 update with Portrait Mode, transit for Maps in Japan and Apple Pay.
Cook now talking iOS 10 adoption. Over 60% for iOS 10.
Tim talking iPhone 7 updates, showing photos shot on the new devices.
Tim Cook takes the stage.
Here we go… Apple starting with a video showing advantages of Apple’s accessibility features for people with disabilities.
Apple’s event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET. How to watch the live video stream.
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