Report: Apple will roll out new Mac computers on October 27

Apple's next wave of Macs will run on its Sierra OS and hit just in time for the holidays.

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Sources confirmed to Recode that Apple will hold an event on October 27, one week from tomorrow, to debut new Mac computers.

Reports indicate that an upgraded MacBook Pro replete with a row of customizable keys will be on deck for the announcement. The event is expected to take place near Apple's Cupertino campus, the site of recent unveilings such as the iPhone 7.

Rolling out a new wave of Macs makes sense. Not only will they be in stores just in time for a deluge of holiday shoppers to scoop them up, Apple released Sierra last month but has yet to feature its latest update to MacOS on hardware.

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    October 19, 2016 3:16 PM

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      October 19, 2016 3:24 PM

      Saw a rumor that it will not have a USB port. Wat.

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        October 19, 2016 3:25 PM

        Lightning port with a dongle.

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          October 19, 2016 3:29 PM

          They'll have a generic dongle port. You'll be able to plug in any dongle you want.

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          October 19, 2016 9:31 PM

          What if I want to listen with headphones and plug in my USB drive full of porn at the same time?

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      October 19, 2016 4:22 PM

      I wonder if it'll still be the iconic aluminum unibody design or something new

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      October 19, 2016 5:03 PM

      It's neat to see how well made these things are while simultaneously being disgusted at how incredibly shitty their GPUs are.

      One day they'll make a fat model that has a competent GPU in it and I'll seriously considering buying one if I have enough alms from my gruel factory job.

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        October 19, 2016 5:04 PM

        they definitely won't do that

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        October 19, 2016 5:25 PM

        Yeah traditionally they toss in outdated GPU's, but if these are not released with the new GPU's from either nVidia or AMD then they will deserve all the hate they receive from that choice.

        The fab drop allows full fat SLI 1080's into laptops which is largely unheard of. Normally the mobile version of GPU's are neutered pretty good.

        The iMacs had better be pushing 1060's a minimum.

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          October 19, 2016 5:27 PM

          Yeah but I imagine the compromises they'd need to make in order to fit those GPUs inside of their incredibly slim form factor wouldn't happen just to please an incredibly small amount of people who game on MacOS.

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          October 19, 2016 7:51 PM

          All rumors point to a higher power (than previous MBP) AMD Polaris, but they're still walking on the battery performance over power side of the line.

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      October 19, 2016 7:04 PM

      Hoping for a decent refresh to the Mini line after the large step backwards they took with the previous update. But I'm not going to hold my breath.

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        October 19, 2016 7:52 PM

        I bet you it goes opposite and they kill off the mini.

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          October 19, 2016 9:11 PM

          I'd be sad. I really like the form factor.

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          October 19, 2016 9:12 PM

          The mini is a zombie - they let it go for a long time without a refresh and then oh hey here's a new one.

          It'll be interesting seeing as how the mini is the gateway drug to the Mac ecosystem and they love showing off how small they can make things.

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        October 19, 2016 9:11 PM

        I bought the last generation (2014). Best computer I've ever purchased thing has had zero issues, no shitty software installed with this OS. It made me a mac convert. Gaming sucks on it though.

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          October 19, 2016 9:15 PM

          Back when UE4 came out I downloaded it and tried it out on my rMBP. It sucked pretty hard. I just tried it again a few weeks ago and it runs pretty damn good now. The difference? UE4's new Metal renderer. Metal is Apple's Direct3D and it's actually pretty impressive looks like.

          I'd say few people will use it but Blizzard is putting their Mac clients on it (WoW being the first) and id was able to do great things with Vulkan (so, new API) so maybe there's hope, especially with it being on iOS too.

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            October 19, 2016 9:43 PM

            I'll have to give it a shot. D3 and wow would run fine I'm sure, but doom? Civ6? :(

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      October 19, 2016 9:17 PM

      Do they look like the one in the picture ? Cuz if yes, I dont think they gonna sell much :(

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      October 20, 2016 8:22 AM

      Apple will also release a dongle case, it will look like a fanny pack with an apple logo.

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