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Published: Thu, October 20, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Apple may ditch the USB port on the next MacBook Pro


Earlier this year reports emerged suggesting that as well as newly refreshed 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro notebook computers, Apple is also planning a new design for its desktop Mac Pro that leaves more room for storage drives.

The tech giant is holding an event on October 27 to announce new devices including an updated MacBook Pro, according to reports. The smaller 11-inch version will be retired because Apple also has MacBook, a 12-inch laptop, in its lineup. Also, the next-gen MacBook Pro is tipped to incorporate a USB Type-C port as well which offers users the benefit of super-fast charging.

The new MacBook Pro will probably be the star of the show and rumors are circulating that it will ditch the top row of function keys in favor of a customizable OLED touch display.

The report claims that only the 13-inch MacBook Air will get updates this year.

The updated MacBook Pro laptop is expected to be the headliner of the rumored event.

For a long time, there have been rumors that Apple would refresh its Mac line in October.

Apple has refused to comment on the speculation but ReCode has a good track record when it comes to predicting the tech giant's movements.

Apple is also reportedly working with LG on a 5K external display to replace the discontinued Apple Thunderbolt Display, although it's unclear whether this will be launched later this month.

For now it is not clear what features the new MacBook Air will have.

Instead, according to a "reliable Chinese supplier", the 13in and 15in laptops will have USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports, so buyers will be forced to cough up £65 to hook up standard USB devices.

iPhone 4 and late 2010 MacBook Air will be "Obsolete" 31st October 2016:- It is the bad news for those who are using the iPhone 4 and late 2010 MacBook Air, because these Apple product will be obsolete from 31st October. Additionally, analyst firm IDC says Apple has seen a decline in laptop sales in the a year ago.

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