Apple confirms October 27 event for new Macs

Yesterday a report claimed Apple would hold an event on October 27 in order to unveil long overdue new Macs. And today the company has confirmed the date, adding the invite you can see below to its Events page.

The “hello again” text is clearly a reference to the introduction of the first Mac with the word “hello” in 1984. Does this mean this launch is going to be as big as that one? We’ll have to wait and see.

Rumored features for the new MacBook Pro include a touch-enabled OLED strip above the keyboard which will replace the function keys, Touch ID fingerprint recognition built into the power button, and a reliance on USB Type-C ports. Hopefully the overall design will be refreshed too, as it’s become quite stale after a few years.

The iMac and MacBook Air may be getting updated too, with the latter perhaps dropping the smaller 11-inch model. We could also see new iPads at this event, though based on the lack of recent leaks for new Apple tablets it’s rather unlikely.