Hot on the heels of the Microsoft Surface Studio all-in-one, Apple has brand new MacBooks to introduce to the world in the bleary-eyed early hours of tomorrow morning. We've already had a pretty good look at what they might look like and what they might do, but as is Apple tradition, we're also excited for that one more thing.
To watch Apple's definitely-at-least-a-MacBook-but-hopefully-a-lot-more-as-well announcement, you can tune into the live-stream here. Apple's live-streaming protocol uses HTTP Live Streaming tech, and that means you'll need to watch with the Safari browser on any iOS or Mac or Apple TV. If you don't have a Mac, you'll need a PC running Windows 10, so you can use the Microsoft Edge browser.
We'll be up and live-blogging the MacBook launch from around 3:30AM, so stay tuned — and stay awake — to get a real-time feed of everything Apple announces. We're banking on at least a MacBook Pro with that lovely OLED key row, but we might also see new MacBooks (Air and Pro?) and possibly an iMac hardware refresh. Fingers crossed!
What we're not expecting, to be honest, is a new Mac Pro. The world's most beautiful trashcan has been around for a couple of years, but it's still an extremely powerful piece of professional-grade hardware even if it doesn't have Thunderbolt 3 or USB Type-C.
Here's the times for each state capital city around Australia that you'll be able to flick on your laptop or PC and catch the start of Apple's live-stream:
- Sydney, NSW: Friday, October 28, 4:00am
- Melbourne, VIC: Friday, October 28, 4:00am
- Canberra, ACT: Friday, October 28, 4:00am
- Brisbane, QLD: Friday, October 28, 3:00am
- Adelaide, SA: Friday, October 28, 3:30am
- Darwin, NT: Friday, October 28, 3:30am
- Perth, WA: Friday, October 28, 2:00am
- Hobart, TAS: Friday, October 28, 4:00am
See you around 3:30AM! We'll have our live blog post up and running before then so you know what to click on from the warmth and comfort of your bed at 4AM.