Apple introduces TV app to watch shows across all devices

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After four long years, Apple unveiled a fresh MacBook Pro on Thursday.

Apple (AAPL, Tech30) can be holding an event at its Cupertino, California headquarters to debut fresh laptop along with desktop computers. The fresh products will launch just ahead of the holiday shopping season.

The company showed off two fresh 13-inch along with 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks, which include a second display at the top of the keyboard. The feature allows you to control Mac apps with your fingertips. The devices are also have trackpad double the size of its previous types.

nevertheless the 13-inch MacBook Pro can be 23% smaller in volume along with considerably thinner than the previous type. The smaller type weighs just three pounds — the 15-inch MacBook Pro clocks in at one pound more.

The company can be also to debut a redesigned iMac desktop computer along with its affordable MacBook Air line can be slated for a refresh.

CEO Tim Cook kicked off the event by announcing a TV app which lets you access content across additional apps. A feature called “Up Next” allows you to toggle between what you’re watching on your mobile device along with the TV (i.e. you’ll be able pick up where you left off in a movie bought on iTunes, or a TV show via HBO at which point). The free app will roll out by the end of the year.

Cook added which 8,000 apps are at which point available on Apple TV — 2,000 of which are games. well-known game Minecraft will be coming to the platform soon.

“We believe the future of TV can be apps,” Cook said.

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A leaked photo of the MacBook Pro found in a recent Mac update.

The 13-inch MacBook Air can be also believed to get an upgrade too, nevertheless which won’t likely come with Retina display. Meanwhile, the smaller 11-inch type could be entirely cut via the line. The move wouldn’t be too much of a surprise, considering the introduction of the 12-inch MacBook last year. Both laptop sizes will reportedly come with USB-C support.

A hardware update could be from the future for the iMac, too. which’s said to feature a faster along with more powerful processor along with better graphics. Apple dropped its Thunderbolt display via the Mac line earlier which year, nevertheless which’s rumored to be working on a fresh 5K display to replace which. (Apple currently incorporates a 5K iMac design.)

Related: Apple delays its AirPods launch

However, we won’t learn more about when consumers can buy a pair of AirPods, Apple’s fresh wireless earbuds teased at the iPhone event last month. The company said on Wednesday which can be delaying the launch for an unknown amount of time.

Although the iPhone remains the company’s biggest moneymaker, Mac sales accounted for 12% of revenue from the third quarter of 2016.

Earlier which week, Apple reported an annual sales decline for the very first time since 2001. which’s uncertain if Thursday’s news will drum up consumer excitement along with spark an uptick in sales.

sy88pgw (San Francisco) First published October 27, 2016: 9:27 AM ET

Apple introduces TV app to watch shows across all devices

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