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Apple Mac event on October 27 (live blog)

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

  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:44:58 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:45:04 PM
    "It's super easy to identify a photo. This is a video, and I have playback controls right on my Touch Bar. Scrubbing control."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:45:13 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:45:24 PM
    "Touch Bar's also great for making quick edits. If I go to a photo like this I want to rotate, there's a control for that on Touch Bar."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:45:30 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:45:45 PM
    "Can use my leveling control. I can perform adjustments to lighting, for instance. Tap into light slider. Go lighter or darker. Can also apply effects and filters."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:45:49 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:45:54 PM
    "Tap through, look at different effects, tap one I like."
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:46:02 PM
    "Those are a great set of edits right there."
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:46:10 PM
    "Touch Bar obviously has some amazing out of the box controls"
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:46:14 PM
    Now this idea of using the Touch Bar as a scrub bar or jog wheel for photo and video -- that's an interesting counterpoint to yesterday's Microsoft Surface announcements, including the Surface Dial.
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:46:33 PM
    "But Pros like to customize their Mac. In finder, .. but maybe I want to do something, now I can customize my Touch Bar."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:46:49 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:46:59 PM
    "Palette of all of my capabilities. As I drag" [a new function] to the bottom of the display, it just pops up in the Touch Bar
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:47:04 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:47:13 PM
    "Cool new screenshot control. Drag it down, place it where I want it, and just like that, I've customized my Touch Bar."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:47:18 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:47:29 PM
    "Back to TouchID." Phil Schiller back on stage to help with demo.
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:47:32 PM
    Customization, of course. Drag and drop buttons right down into the Bar. Very cool. Screenshot button sounds useful. I'm always taking screenshots, which requires three fingers...
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:47:37 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:47:48 PM
    "Phil has enrolled his finger in Touch ID. When he places his finger on the Touch ID it recognizes him and switches."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:47:58 PM
  • 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."
  • James Martin 10/27/2016 5:53:53 PM
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:53:54 PM
    "Here's an example of what you can do with this incredible system. First you want to add a display. Brand new LG display we worked together with them on. LG Ultrafine 5K display."
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:54:06 PM
    "Displays 5K resolution, wide color, built in cameras and speaker."
  • dan.ackerman 10/27/2016 5:54:10 PM
    Apple refers to these ports as Thunderbolt 3, oh, and it's in a USB-C form. Most people will see these as USB-C ports that do Thunderbolt, power, video output, etc.
  • Shara Tibken 10/27/2016 5:54:18 PM
    "All of that connects to your MacBook Pro over a single Thunderbolt cable."
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