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By Jason Snell for Macworld
This month Apple demonstrated that it doesn’t need a major media event to launch new Mac hardware, as it rolled out new MacBook Pro models with an invitation-only press briefing in New York City. Sure, there could be new Macs announced at Apple’s annual iPhone launch event in September, or even a follow-on event in October… but they could also appear at literally any other time. As I wrote last week, Apple’s rulebook has changed.
Regardless of timing, though, we are clearly in the middle of the next cycle of Mac updates, and I have some hope that most Mac models will be refreshed before the end of the year. Here’s what to look for, along with what I’m hoping we’ll see this fall—or, really, any week between now and the end of the year.