Apple News And Rumors: MacBook Will Not Be Part Of October 16 Event, Report Says; Will Reveal New iPads, iMacs And OS X Yosemite Instead
Apple will not be revealing a new line of MacBooks at Thursday's event, according to a report over on Re/code.
Though the report says Apple might be working on the rumored Retina MacBook, it won't make it onto the stage come Thursday. Instead, the event will focus on additions to the iPad and iMac lines of products as well as the reveal of OS X Yosemite, Apple's latest desktop operating system.
According to the whispers, the new iPad will be the first of Apple's tablets to come with Touch ID. This means that the devices will be able to utilize the Apple Pay card-less payment service, though without an NFC chip it won't be able to pay for retail purchases. The device would, however, be able to use Apple Pay for online purchases, theoretically.
Speaking of Apple Pay, the service is likely to be launched, or at least given an official launch date, at the event. It might even come with the announcement of iOS 8.1, the first – though reportedly not the last – major update to Apple's latest mobile operating system. Apple computers should also receive a software upgrade with the release of OS X Yosemite, which will allow Apple's devices to support more connectivity than ever. For example, if an Apple user receives a call on their iOS 8 device, they should be able to answer with their OS X Yosemite machine without taking their phone out of their pocket.
Also waiting in the wings at Apple is the newest addition to the iMac family, which should come with higher-resolution displays, according to the rumor mill.
Apple's event will be able to stream live (for OS X and iOS users, anyway) on October 16. The event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific).