Apple May Debut 'MagSafe-like' USB-C Adapter For Redesigned MacBook Pro Line

Posted: Oct 25 2016, 8:00am CDT | by , in Apple


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Apple May Debut 'MagSafe-like' USB-C adapter For Redesigned MacBook Pro line

MagSafe adapter lovers take note!!

AppleInsider has got hold of a note given to investors by Kuo. The note predicts that MagSafe adapter will either be released by Apple or maybe a third party. It also cites supply checks and customer interest in the admirable breakaway design.

Apple since the release of its 12 inch MacBook last year has been migrating all its laptops to an all-in-one-USB-C charging and data transfer solution. This design change is expected to continue with the MacBook Pro models to be announced on Oct 27.

Kuo also predicts the Apple MacBooks to feature processors from Intel’s Skylake family. Some other mentionable updates include a brand new 2TB SSD storage tier and display that will have an oxide panel.

The panel will give better image quality as well as energy efficiency. Screen resolution will however be the same as the current generation models. Kuo further reiterates previous predictions such as Apple adding a 13-inch model to the thin MacBook line up.

In addition, the ‘Hello again’ keynote docket is now redesigned with an OLED touch bar and finger print sensor. New metal injection molded hinges are also expected to be applied in all the MacBook iterations. Kuo also explained the OLED touch bar further.

The OLED touch bar is also known as the Magic tool bar or Control Strip. Apple is planning to power this component with a processor similar to the one found in Apple watch. However, it is unclear whether Kuo is referring to the S2 system-in-package processor or the integrated display controller.

The reports received today note that Apple is working on updates for the iMac desktop line and is also working for a replacement on the thunderbolt Display. However, these models are expected to arrive in 2017’s first half.

Kuo estimates that the MacBook shipments will amount between 3.8 million to 4 million units in fourth fiscal quarter of 2016. New MacBooks will be launched next week and will actually be accountable for 40 to 45 percent of the overall shipments in the coming quarter.

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