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Apple Mac event on October 27 (live blog)

Apple will introduce its newest laptops during an event in Cupertino, California.

  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:48:02 PM
    "Fantastic finger work, Phil." (*cringe*)
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:48:13 PM
    Federighi's demo is done. Schiller is back up
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:48:27 PM
    Love the user switching to different profiles via Touch ID. Just put your finger on it and it switches to your desktop profile. Why can't we do that on iPad? iPhones generally aren't shared, but iPads are.
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:48:44 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:48:48 PM
    "Now it's so much easier to search for things in Maps with Touch bar. So easy to answer a Facetime call, zooming through weeks in calendar, built into pages and keynote and numbers. Awesome when editing videos"
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:48:58 PM
    "we've even built TouchBar support into the ever popular Terminal."
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:49:02 PM
    Also inside XCode
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:49:05 PM
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:49:10 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:49:14 PM
    "There are so many great uses for the Touch Bar. It changes the experience we have on the Mac.
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:49:24 PM
    "Now turn to the display. Simply the best display we've ever made."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:49:37 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:49:37 PM
    67% brighter, 67% greater contrast ratio, 25% wider color gamut
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:49:45 PM
    Consumes less power and is as thin as a 12-inch MacBook display
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:49:50 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:49:51 PM
    Xray picture of the inside
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:49:57 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:50:05 PM
    "Every MacBook Pro is the most powerful MacBook Pro we've ever made."
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:50:14 PM
    Intel Core i7 processor, quad core in each 15 inch
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:50:17 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:50:22 PM
    Display discussion was very quick -- not mention of resolution, etc. just brighter, wider color. Sorry, everyone, no OLED display.
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:50:33 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:50:37 PM
    Radeon Pro graphics from AMD. Polaris architecutre. Up to 4GB of video memory. Up to 50% faster
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:50:48 PM
    SSD up to 2TB, up to 3.1GB/second, up to 50% faster
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:50:48 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:51:03 PM
    Built-in AMD Radeon GPU in the 15-inch model. Still not meant for gaming or VR. But useful for high-res video, etc.
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:51:06 PM
    Created a whole new thermal architecture. Thinner heat pipes, new fan blades
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:51:11 PM
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:51:21 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:51:31 PM
    "The one thing that's not quieter is the speakers. Fit into a smaller space but put out more volume. 2X dynamic range of audio"
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:51:35 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:51:44 PM
    New products are faster than older products. Noted. ;)
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:51:48 PM
    130% faster 3D graphics, 60% faster gaming, 57% faster for video editing on the 15 inch
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:52:03 PM
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:52:16 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:52:22 PM
    13 inch - Dual core 6th gen Intel i5 or i7 chips. Faster Intel Iris graphics. up to 2X faster graphics than previous gen. Superfast SSD up to 2X faster
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:52:32 PM
    Intel always does these demos with benchmark scores against chips several years old. Spoiler alert, new chips always faster.
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:52:37 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:52:37 PM
    103% faster in gaming, 76% faster in video editing and 3D graphics
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:52:50 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:52:54 PM
    And here's where the rubber meets the road. All USB-C, all the time.
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:52:56 PM
    Fastest most versatile i/o we've ever built into a MacBook Pro. 13 and 15 inch have 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:53:02 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:53:17 PM
    "Many of you know Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB-C charger. Each one can be a charger."
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:53:28 PM
    Oh wait -- the headphone jack survives! Unlike certain characters on The Walking Dead this past week...
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