Apple Announces October 27 Event to End Mac Update Drought
Apple Inc. invited media to an event October 27 where the company is expected to debut new Mac computers, ending a drought without an update for its oldest product category ahead of the holiday sales period.
After launching new iPhones and Apple Watches last month, the Cupertino, California-based technology company on Wednesday announced its event for next week with the tagline “hello again.”
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The Mac upgrades will be the first since 2015, save for the 12-inch MacBook receiving a new rose gold finish and slightly faster processors in April.
While Apple mainly relies on sales of the iPhone, the Mac line remains a key component of the business. Macs made up almost 11 percent of the company’s $233.7 billion (roughly Rs. 1,55,890 crores) revenue in the 2015 fiscal year, the second-largest source of sales. In the most-recent quarter, Mac revenue continued to outpace iPad sales, showing resiliency in a category that some analysts have said would be cannibalized by tablets.”)}(“datalayer”,”z9f2640b1-0322-4dc9-abe1-678b1b8037e1″,true, 1 , 1);
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Apple has been developing multiple new Mac products, including a redesigned MacBook Pro, faster iMac, and an updated MacBook Air with new ports, Bloomberg News reported in July. The new MacBook Pro’s highlight feature will be a secondary display above the keyboard that offers shortcut commands depending on the task at hand, while new features such as a larger trackpad and faster graphics cards will also be present.
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