AWT News Update: October 31, 2016

AWT News Update: October 31, 2016

We have some ghoulishly good stories for you today on the Apple World Today News Update:

  • We tell you about the design decision that resulted in the new MacBook Pros having a maximum of 16GB of RAM and leaving half of the Thunderbolt 3 ports on the 13-inch model with limited bandwidth
  • There's something else missing from the new MacBook Pro that has been in every Mac since the first one back in 1984...
  • Twitter's testing a new feature in the iOS app that might make it easier to read linked webpages
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Re/code: Apple to hold October 27 media event to announce new computer models

Re/code: Apple to hold October 27 media event to announce new computer models

A month ago, Dennis speculated that Apple would hold an event on October 25 to announce new MacBooks. When Apple rescheduled its 4Q earnings call from October 25 to October 27, his guess moved to that date. Now that speculation appears to be gaining a grain of truth, with Re/code reporting that Apple will hold an event on that date "at or near" Apple's Cupertino, CA headquarters

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With Skylake here, I expect new iMacs next month (but no new Mac laptops until early 2016)

With Skylake here, I expect new iMacs next month (but no new Mac laptops until early 2016)

Intel has officially introduced the sixth generation Intel Core processor family, often referred to as Skylake. The processors will certainly appear in new iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs and 12-inch MacBooks. The question is "when?"

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