Mac attack: Apple reportedly launching new Macs at October 27 event

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It's been a while since Apple revamped its Mac line, but that's apparently about to change soon.

How soon? Try next week - October 27, to be exact. 

The tech giant is reportedly planning to host an event then to introduce new Macs, sources speaking with Recode (opens in new tab) confirmed. While formal invites haven't gone out yet, the site has a solid track record, and we'd expect invitations to go out in the next day or two. 

Rumors of a late October event have been floating for quite awhile, and the timing lines up with launching new computers before the holidays. 

Sierra arrives

The new Macs are, unsurprisingly, expected to run macOS Sierra (opens in new tab), the latest Apple computer operating system. 

Just today we heard whispers Apple plans to introduce a new 13-inch MacBook Air and 13- and 15-inch versions of the MacBook Pro, all with USB-C. Not expected to be announced is a new 11-inch MacBook Air. 

One of the more exciting rumors circulating around the new MacBook Pro is the introduction of a touchscreen that takes the place of one row of keys. The touchscreen keys are said to be contextually aware, adapting to whatever app you're using at the time. 

Word is Apple's October 27 Mac event will take place at or near its Cupertino, California headquarters and not in San Francisco. Last month, Apple took to the city by the bay to launch the iPhone 7 (opens in new tab) and iPhone 7 Plus (opens in new tab), along with the new Apple Watch. 

Stay tuned for more on Apple's new Mac event, including pricing and release details for all the new models. 

Michelle was previously a news editor at TechRadar, leading consumer tech news and reviews. Michelle is now a Content Strategist at Facebook.  A versatile, highly effective content writer and skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, Michelle is a collaborative problem solver and covered everything from smartwatches and microprocessors to VR and self-driving cars.