2016 MacBook Air, iMac Upgrade Expected In October By Apple

Amidst the upcoming release of Apple iPhone 7 next week, the tech giant is also busy improving its MacBook Air and iMac.

In a recent report, Apple will be doing a "refreshing" of its MacBook Air and iMac as soon as October. The said upgrades will give users additional features that will increase the potential of the said products.

2016 MacBook Air

Apple is planning to tweak the MacBook Air devices with a USB Type-C port technology. A thinner MacBook Pro with a flatter keyboard is also lined up this year. It will feature a digital function key display that allows for common tasks to be done more quickly. The said feature is dubbed as the "Dynamic Function Row."

With this, user will be presented with a screen that shows touch buttons of the standard function row including controls for brightness and media playback. Other apps will have specific touch buttons on the OLED display such as Safari.

The said feature requires the upcoming Sierra Mac Operating System which will be released by the end of September. Other features of the new OS includes Siri, Apple Pay transactions on the web, new animations in iMessage, improved iCloud integration and auto-unlock feature for Apple Watches users.

iMac Updates

Meanwhile, iMac will feature new options for AMD graphic cards. This can provide user with better video and display. It can be recalled that Apple discontinued the 27-inch Thunderbolt Display earlier this year. Instead, the tech giant opted for LG Electronics' high-resolution 5k standalone display. A standalone monitor seems like a logical replacement for the old Thunderbolt Display. iMac will also have an option for new GPUs.

Check out Apple's upcoming event on Sept. 7 at the Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Watch out for more Apple updates here.

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