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WWDC 2016

Tomorrow is the start of Apples worldwide developer conference. Traditionally the event starts with a keynote speech full of announcements.

Here is my Wishlist!

New MacBook Pros.

First and foremost, the time is ripe for new MacBook Pros. They have been rumoured for a while. At a minimum I’d be looking for updated internals (skylake, thunderbolt 3) but really a hardware design refresh is also due.

The rumoured designs with the OLED touchscreen above the keyboard sounds great to me.

USB-C only would be a bug bare, but if there are 4 of them as rumoured that won’t be too much of an issue.

Retina Thunderbolt Display.

I’m going to be sticking with my iMac for now, but I would love to see a 4K or 5k external display from Apple. This would mean that in 12-18 months when I might be looking for one I can get a bargain in the refurb store.

Mac mini.

I don’t think we will see the return of the quad core Mac mini. So please could we have something innovative on size. Perhaps a core m powered Mac Stick or even something Apple TV sized.

I’d even be curious for an ARM Mac Mini for use as a home server. Perhaps running a variety of iOS.

Everything else.

New software is cool and renaming Mac OS X to macOS would be neat but I care far more about hardware. Almost the entire Mac range is looking dated so it’s time for a refresh. Here’s hoping.

By this time tomorrow we should know what Apple has planned.

Published: 13 June 2016 | Categories: Permalink


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