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No new iMacs at Apple's big event?

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Apple is preparing to unveil a new line of MacBooks at an event next week, but if you were expecting to see some new desktop offerings from the company, you might be disappointed.

Reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has spoken ahead of next week's event (via MacRumours) to say he expects Apple to introduce only laptops.

While the MacBook refresh has been expected for some time now, rumours of a new iMac from the company have been doing the rounds in recent weeks.

But if Kuo’s information is accurate, we will just see new MacBooks (or possible a new MacBook Air) and MacBook Pros unveiled, the latter coming with the long-rumoured OLED strip at the top of the keyboard.

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The analyst also said the new line of MacBook Pros will use Skylake, rather than Kaby Lake chips, come with improved battery life, and up to a 2TB solid-state drive.

He also said we should expect to see a new "MagSafe-like" power adapter, which will either come from Apple or a third party.

MacBook Pro 19Render of what the new MacBook keyboard could look like

And while rumours of a new MacBook Air have also been circulating, all Kuo has to say on the subject is that there will be a "13-inch MacBook”.

That could very well mean a new Air model but it could be that we see a new version of the 12-inch MacBook.

The supposed lack of a desktop update on October 27 doesn’t mean Apple isn’t working on new iMacs, according to Kuo, who added we can expect to see updated iMacs, alongside a stand-alone 5K display in mid-2017.

That should mean the new desktop devices will arrive with the Kaby Lake processors, supposedly missing from the upcoming MacBooks.

Of course, none of this has been confirmed, so we’ll have to wait until Thursday to see exactly what Apple has up it’s sleeve.

Stay tuned for all the latest from the Apple event, which is set to get underway at 10am Pacific Time on Thursday, 6pm BST.

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Let us know what you’d like to see at Apple’s big event on Thursday in the comments.

YRD

October 23, 2016, 11:36 am

Apple is playing a dangerous game by slowly putting all their eggs in the iphone basket.

Michael Garry

October 25, 2016, 4:02 am

Especially as you really need a Mac to make apps for the iPhone....

YRD

October 25, 2016, 4:08 pm

Theyre abandoning the people who made them.

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