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Apple MacBook launch to be livestreamed from 10.00 am PDT

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Apple is overhauling its MacBooks and the announcement about the update is scheduled at 10:00 PDT beginning with the keynote that will be livestreamed.

Those anxious to find out what’s in store can watch the livestream at apple.com. Apple uses its own HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. Users will require an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later. PC users will need to use the Edge browser on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

Apple is expected to refresh its new MacBook Pro and Air lineup, according to several reports. This overhaul has been long due from Apple. According to leaked reports, Apple will introduce a new redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro and possibly a 13-inch MacBook Air.

The new MacBook Air is expected to feature a touch OLED bar called Magic Toolbar, instead of the regular function keys. The images of redesigned MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar and a flatter keyboard similar to the 12-inch MacBook have been leaked recently. This OLED touch bar will allow a user to customize functions for application.

And yes, the new MacBooks are expected to come with the latest Intel seventh generation processor. They could also come with AMD graphics processors. According to rumours, Apple will also ditch every other port in favour of Type-C USB ports, and the MagSafe charger will also be done away with on the new MacBooks. Apple could also add TouchID support to the MacBooks.

Apple is expected to launched a new 13-inch MacBook Air, killing the 11-inch version since they now have a 12.9-inch iPad Pro which is a pretty powerful device.

New 5K iMacs could make an appearance at the event, but for now that looks very unlikely and there’s been no information around them. Also the Mac Minis, Mac Pro have been due for an upgrade since 2014 and 2013 respectively, so perhaps this might be an event where we get some update on these.

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