The Macs are coming.
A new MacBook Pro, a new MacBook Air, and new Macs for developers.
But what are they?
Here’s what you need to know.
The New Macbook Pros Are Coming?
The new MacBook Pros are expected to hit the market sometime next year.
And with a price tag of $1,199, it’s going to be a big one.
But for some, the new MacBook is going to mean a lot more than that.
“I’m very excited to be the first person to get one,” says Matthew Leinonen, who is one of the founders of LeinontheMacs.com, a company that will be developing Mac software.
“And it’s really exciting for me to be able to get my hands on this new machine and to take it to a whole new level of productivity, and to be part of the community.”
Leinonen is also the founder of the software development firm, Leinons, and he was one of two people to get their hands on the new Mac Pro.
“This machine is going be one of those things that I’m going to have to spend a lot of time in the future building out,” Leinen says.
“It’s going be my go-to machine.
I can’t wait to get started.”
Leins’ company is working with Apple to make the Mac Pro available as an upgrade path for existing Macs.
“The goal of our Mac program is to bring Macs to a new level,” Leins says.
The first thing you’ll want to do is install a custom version of macOS called Xcode.
You can get that here: http://apple.com/itunes/download/mac-10-series-macos/macos-xcode-10.6.3-installation-mac.
If you don’t already have an Apple ID, it’ll also be easier to sign up for an Apple account.
“We’re going to offer free upgrades to existing Mac users who purchase their first Mac at Apple stores,” Leisins says, “and then offer the new version as a free upgrade for existing users who choose to upgrade.”
That’s important because Leinins says the Macs aren’t going to compete directly with the MacBook Pros, but rather, they’ll be a way for developers to create a new type of Mac, with the same capabilities and ease of use as the current MacBook Pros.
Leinenos software will be available for free on his site, and Leinoni said that if you don´t want to pay the $1.99/month for a yearly Apple license, you can buy it for just $299.99.
And the company has a Mac App Store, where you can get all of the Mac software for free.
“There’s a lot we can learn from the MacBook,” Leinas says.
And Apple is making it easy for developers by offering developer access to their Macs through a beta program called DevCamp.
If the new Pro is good enough, developers can take it on a road trip, install their own software, and get their new machines running.
It could even be a good idea for the Mac makers to offer their Mac Pro to schools for free as a way to get students started with Mac development.
“I think that would be a great idea for Apple,” Leinis says.
But Leininos software is already available on Leinos Macs, and there’s no sign of it going away.
“With DevCamp, we will be working with students and schools to bring a full version of Leins software to the public,” he says.
Leinas Macs will be coming with MacOS Sierra, the next major version of Mac OS.
“So, for the first time, the Mac OS will have a whole set of capabilities to develop on,” Leinos says.
In addition to DevCamp access, Leinas has also put out a public beta of his new software, called iMac, which is available on MacOS and the web for free, for schools, schools, and businesses.
Leins new Mac has a built-in camera that’s “really great for video,” Leines says, and it can shoot 4K video.
“You can get high quality 1080p video,” he adds.
And it has built-ins for video editing, including an in-house editing tool, an audio editing software called MacPro, and an inbuilt webcam for recording video.
MacOS will also be getting a few other improvements, such as an updated graphics driver and more efficient memory usage.
It’s also going to get the Apple Pencil, which will replace the original Apple Pen.
“For me personally, the most important feature of the new Pencil is the ability to edit video, and that is something that is missing from the existing Mac software,” Leinoins says of the Pencil.
Leinos Pencil has been available on all