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Prediction: new Mac laptops with traditional scissor-based keyboards will debut in October

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will release a refreshed version of the MacBook Air later this year, switching out the controversial butterfly keyboard design for a more traditional scissor-based version.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks he is right. In fact, I think we’ll see the scissor-based keyboard not only on a tweaked MacBook Air, but also on an overdue 12-inch MacBook update and a new 16-inch (perhaps even 17-inch) MacBook Pro, even though the 15-inch MB Pros were refreshed just four months ago.

When do I expect the revamped laptop line? My crystal ball says they’ll debut in October, along with the modular Mac Pro, the Pro Display XDR, and a revamped iMac Pro. The October special event will be preceded by a September special event with new iPhones, iPad Pros, and Apple Watches.

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.
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