Although not yet confirmed by the company itself, fairly reliable source Re/code reports tonight that Apple could be planning to introduce the next in its line of desktop and portable Macs – on the morning of Oct 27.
Arriving just in time for the holidays, the publication suggests that those who have been waiting on the firm to introduce new models of the MacBook Pro won’t have to wait much longer …
“Apple has gone a long time without making significant changes to any of its Mac models, with most experts encouraging customers to hold off all but essential new purchases until the lineup was updated,” Fried notes.
Apple’s second event of the fall will therefore be focused around the introduction of new Macs, Re/code says, and will reportedly be held on Thursday, October 27.
“The Mac event is expected to take place at or near Apple’s Cupertino campus rather than in San Francisco,” the report adds.
Re/code’s own sources have been proven correct in the past – and this year there’s perhaps some additional evidence to suggest October 27 could be the date.
Earlier this month you may remember the company announced that its Q4 2016 earnings call would take place on the afternoon of the 27th, before issuing a redaction to its investor website to clarify that the live call would instead take place on October 25.
Apple said that it had encountered a “scheduling conflict” that required it to reschedule the earnings call, leaving some to suggest that the firm had -either accidentally, or not- “forgotten” it was holding a separate press event – that week.
Re/code’s report would also appear to align with a previous report that suggested the firm was gearing up for a Late October launch.
Apple’s new Macs are of course expected to arrive with macOS Sierra installed, by default.