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Apple’s double-display MacBook Pro coming ‘late October’, apparently

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Apple is planning to re-launch the MacBook Pro as soon as late October, apparently.

MacRumors reports that Apple is “moving rapidly” towards the launch of the long-rumoured MacBook Pro redesign, with sources said to have confirmed a “late October” reveal. However, it’s still not clear whether Apple plans to hold a dedicated press event for the new laptop, or if we’ll get a quieter debut via press release.

The report describes how the new MacBook Pro is expected to feature Touch ID support and a new OLED “touch bar” that will replace the row of function keys on current MBP keyboards. Apple is also tipped to move to AMD’s ‘Polaris’ graphics chips on some of the higher-specification MBP models.

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It’s also tipped that Apple will start seeding another beta version of macOS 10.12.1 for public beta and developer testing “early next week”. Apple reportedly hopes to finalise the software by the end of that week so it can be loaded onto the new MacBook Pro models.

We’ve also heard rumours that Apple may announce a number of other products next month too. These include new MacBook Air models with USB-C ports, new iMacs with AMD GPUs, and a new 5K external display.

Apple’s most recent keynote took place on September 7, and saw the company introduce its new flagship smartphones for the year – the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – as well as the Apple Watch Series 2.

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