The time is coming for Apple to present new features in its computer range and analysts are already making predictions about what we will see at next Thursday’s event.
Ming Chi Kuo of KGI is one of the first analysts to speak out. He believes that during the event Apple will introduce the next generation of MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel and Touch ID , a component that rumors have it could be called the Magic Toolbar. In addition to this, Kuo talks about other components that the team would have according to their information.
To begin with I would mount the new generation of Intel’s Skylake processors . The screen would still have the same resolution as the current ones (and the same sizes of 13 and 15 inches), but it would offer better power management which would translate into longer autonomy. He also believes that computers will come with a 2 TB SSD option .
The analyst also talks about the possible integration of a processor similar to the Apple Watch that would control the Magic Toolbar on the computer. A keyboard with a butterfly mechanism like that of the MacBook and, finally, he mentions that the computer would have USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports.
As for other notebook ranges, Kuo believes that Apple will also introduce a new 13-inch MacBook . This equipment could be a renewal of the MacBook Air range as was already discussed last week.
As for desktops, Kuo believes Apple is working on an iMac with AMD graphics chips and a new Thunderbolt Display, but that will not be ready until at least mid-2017 . This means the analyst doesn’t think we’ll see any new Mac desktops at this event, so we’ll have to wait a few more months.