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Written by Nick Heer.

New MacBooks Still Rumoured for October

We all know that Project Titan is one of the most difficult ideas Apple has undertaken, second only to updating their Mac lineup. But relief is, reportedly, nearly here, according to Mac Otakara:

Furthermore, it seems that they are also going to announce the new MacBook Pro at the same time [in October], which will go on to replace the entire MacBook Pro series.

It seems all of these models are developed with support for the USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports in mind, and will no longer be compatible with the USB-A connector, and the MagSafe 2 and Thunderbolt 2 ports.

The MagSafe is such an Apple-y connector: it brings so many improvements over a standard power connector that it justifies its nonstandard design.

Dropping it ten years after its introduction is equally Apple-y. If the MacBook is anything to go by, they’re basically saying that charging your computer is something you should do so infrequently that tripping over your cable is a thing of the past, because you’re probably asleep.

Speaking of the MacBook, Mac Otakara also says that the 11-inch Air might be dropped, which makes sense, given the amount of overlap between the little Air and the 12-inch MacBook. Mac Otakara has no news on any other Macs, and it appears that the iPad won’t be refreshed until springtime.

Update: As Macs slowly move from USB-A to USB-C, at what point does the iPhone start shipping with a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box?