New Apple MacBook Air, 5K iMac launch in October; iPad Pro 2 coming in 2017

Apple may be preparing to launch a new MacBook Air along with a new generation 5K iMacs soon. Some new sources claim that the Cupertino giant is working on the successor of the MacBook Air. The company is also speculated to bring out a brand new 5K display panel in collaboration with LG. The interesting part is that all these are expected to arrive this year itself in the month of October. A new iPad Pro is also rumored to be under development, but that is slated for a 2017 launch.

The next year’s iPad Pro is presumed to feature more functionalities for the Apple Pencil. More applications will be able to take advantage of the stylus for added benefits. With all these, the upcoming tablet may turn out to be a worthy competitor to Samsung’s Note Pro series.

iPad Pro 2017 Specs and Release Date

The iPhone maker is expected to unveil a new sized variant of the 2017 iPad Pro. The 10.5-inch variant will compete with the successor of the 10.5-inch Samsung Tab S. Apple is presumed to include an upgrade for the internals of the forthcoming iPad making it one of the fastest iPad ever. A new kind of display tech is rumored to prevail in the 2017 iPad Pro which will sport much-improved response speeds and extremely high refresh rates.

The Cupertino giant is speculated to be working on a brand new 5K display with an inbuilt graphics processor. LG is rumored to be a partnering with Apple for the upcoming external display with internal GPU and standalone functionality.

MacBook Air and iMac series launch soon

At last, the MacBook Air and iMac series are up for an upgrade. The next-generation MacBook Air and the new iMac will presumably be announced by the end of this year alongside the 2016 MacBook Pro. The forthcoming MacBook Air will sport updated specs along with the new Type-C USB 3.1 ports. The iMac get incremental hardware upgrades along with a new generation graphics cards manufactured by AMD.

The latest report also offers a bit more information about the heavily rumored OLED touchpad. The new OLED strip is said to be a replacement of the Function keys of the Macs. During normal usage, the new touchpad will act just like the standard set of Function keys. The innovative panel will be accessible by some applications which will unlock several added functionalities. Some functions among them will be volume control, instant search in Safari, quick control panels, etc.

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