APPLE HAS INVITED its favourite journalists to an event on 27 October at which it's expected to debut a new MacBook lineup.
Rumours had suggested a launch next week, and Apple confirmed the 27 October date on Wednesday.
Of course, the INQUIRER didn't receive an invitation as we're not even welcome to the launch of a bloody shop, but this does mean that we get to cover the launch in our pyjamas while half watching Pointless.
The invitation, which we've pinched a picture of from one of Apple's favoured websites, doesn't give much away. However, the 'hello again' tagline is an obvious nod to the Mac, as Apple introduced the product with the word 'hello' in 1984.
Apple may not be giving away many clues, but the firm's inability to keep things secret means we already know a lot about the incoming MacBooks.
Reports on Tuesday claimed that Apple planned to ditch traditional USB, Thunderbolt 2 and Magsafe connectivity on the next-gen 13in and 15in MacBook Pros, opting for USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 instead.
These MacBook Pros will also reportedly feature a touch-sensitive OLED bar that replaces the physical function keys along the top of the keyboard, and Apple's macOS 10.12.1 operating system. The highest-spec 15in MacBook Pro is tipped to use AMD's Polaris GPU.
Apple's MacBook Air line is also set for a refresh, but the firm will launch a new 13in model only, according to reports, and will dump the 11in model.
Previous reports suggested that Apple may include USB Type-C on the new MacBook Air, which could mean that the device will lose its traditional USB ports.
Apple is also reportedly working with LG on a 5K external display to replace the discontinued Apple Thunderbolt Display, although it's unclear whether this will be launched later this month.
Apple's 27 October launch event will kick off at 6pm UK time. µ
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