apple october event 2016

An Apple event has been announced for next Thursday October the 27th. We will be reporting on new Macs and maybe the release of an update to Final Cut Pro X.

 

So things are starting to become clear, it looks like next Thursday the 27th might be a very big day for Apple, Macs and Final Cut Pro X.

We are attending the special event which is being held on the Apple Campus in Cupertino at 10:00 next week. This of course happens the day before the FCPX Creative Summit starts. Good timing or good planning perhaps?

The headline from the invite reminds everybody of the introduction of the Macintosh back in 1984 and the introduction of the iMac in 1998. What do we expect to see?

New MacBook Pros. They have been the subject to heavy speculation on many Mac focused websites. USB C, Thunderbolt 3 and a OLED touch bar seem to be the new features rumoured.

The Mac Pro hasn't had an update since its introduction on December the 19th in 2013. Does the lack of incremental CPU and GPU updates mean we will have a new machine with a new form factor?

As much as we love the Retina iMac, again processor updates would be most welcome. Which leads us on to the subject of displays. We would very much like to see a new range of Apple 5K displays.

Leaving the most obvious to last, will this be the debut of the Final Cut Pro X update that we all know is imminent? FCP.co contributor Tom Wolsey found out that the link to download the trial version of FCPX was broken, only to later have a small file labled 'FinalCutProTrial10.3.dmg. We think we can now assume the update will be named 10.3!

Back to the event, will there be Chariots of Fire playing? Will it be insanely great? We will find out.

You can watch the live stream from the Apple campus on Thursday right here.

Make sure you follow FCP.co and Peter Wiggins on Twitter for updates from the event and the FCPX Creative Summit.