New MacBook Pro rumoured to ditch MagSafe for USB-C charging port

Update: All will be revealed come 27 October

Rumours have been swirling about the appearance of the new MacBook Pro for a long time now. Because seriously, the world needs a new macOS laptop saviour as much as the MacBook Pro line is in dire need of a refresh.

Well, it looks like we don't have to wait any longer. All will be revealed come 27 October in Cupertino as confirmed by Recode's sources. That's right, just before Christmas when the gifting begins. That's all the purchase justification you'll be needing. 

Till then, you can head over here to satisfy your MacBook Pro curiousity with our round-up of rumours so far.

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18/10/2016: Japanese site Macotakara is reporting that the new MacBook Pro will have USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 support in place of the more traditional USB-A and Thunderbolt 2, citing a “reliable Chinese supplier”. That also means the MacBook Pro might follow the lead of the 12in MacBook and sport a USB-C charging port instead of good old MagSafe. According to the report, both 13in and 15in variants of the new MacBook Pro will be launched.

On the MacBook Air front, the 11in is said to be discontinued in favour of the MacBook filling its spot and Apple focusing its attention on the 13in variant instead. Could that mean that Apple will ditch the Air line completely and focus on the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines to keep things simple? Maybe, especially since the MacBook's thinner-than-Air presence is undermining the Air's.

If you’re afflicted with a case of once-you-go-Mac-you-can’t-go-back, it sounds like you’re just going to have to embrace the USB-C future. 

Source: Macotakara via 9to5Mac, Forbes