New MacBook Pro and 13-Inch "MacBook" Coming Next Week

Posted by Megalith 4:41 PM (CDT)

Sunday October 23, 2016

Apple will be showing some new stuff on Thursday, and everyone is confident it’ll be new MacBooks. The event should give us our first look at the talked-about OLED touch bar. New desktop products are also in the pipeline but reportedly won’t debut until 2017.

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 sensor, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, and the same butterfly keyboard design introduced on the MacBook in 2015. Beyond the MacBook Pro, Kuo says Apple will also be introducing a "13-inch MacBook," a claim he has shared previously. Rather than being a slightly larger version of the current 12-inch MacBook, however, this is likely to be a MacBook Air, which would align with other rumors claiming that only the 13-inch MacBook Air will be seeing an update with new USB-C ports.