Apple expected to unveil new MacBook Pro laptops at Oct. 27 “special event”

Apple expected to unveil new MacBook Pro laptops at Oct. 27 “special event”

Apple expected to unveil new MacBook Pro laptops at Oct. 27 “special event”

Tech giant Apple has sent out invites for a "special event" scheduled to be held next Thursday, October 27, on or near the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California. At the event, Apple is expected to unveil new Mac hardware.

The invites for the "special event" come with the tagline "hello again." As such, it is being widely speculated that the company will apparently unveil a new generation of MacBook Pro laptops at the event. The new MacBook Pros will mark the third iteration of the laptop; after the original MacBook Pro version launched in 2006, and a MacBook Pro model with Retina display released in 2012.

According to a MacRumors report, which recently rounded up the speculations related to the new MacBook Pros, the laptops will probably be thinner and lighter than the preceding models, and will feature a small secondary touchscreen above the keyboard.

Along with an expected thinner and lighter design, the new MacBook Pros are also projected to come with an OLED touch strip -- possibly with a Touch ID fingerprint reader -- which will be positioned in place of the familiar function key.

In addition, it is also being speculated that the new MacBook Pro laptops will boast new AMD graphics options, a bigger touchpad, and reversible USB-C ports.