Coke sales continue to lose their fizz

Coca-Cola sign

Coca-Cola’s global sales slid 7% in the three months to September as consumers kept the lid on carbonated drinks.

The fall to $10.6bn (£8.67bn) was the sixth consecutive quarterly decline in revenue for the world’s biggest soft drinks company.

The Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions both posted a 4% slide in sales, although North America had 3% growth and Asia rose 4%.

Water and sports drinks helped drive a 3% rise in still beverage sales.

Net profit also fell 28% to $1.05bn (£859m) in the quarter.

Both revenue and profits were slightly better than analysts had expected, helping shares to rise almost 1% in New York to $42.88. The stock is flat for the year to date.

Volume sales of carbonated drinks such as Sprite, Fanta and Coca-Cola Zero were behind the 3% rise in North America to $2.66bn, while Diet Coke sales fell.

Sales of non-carbonated drinks, including iced tea, juices and energy drinks, rose 2% in North America.

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The launch of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in the UK, which replaced Coca-Cola Zero, enjoyed “strong double-digit unit case volume growth”.

The company’s new “One Brand” strategy, which gives Coca Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, and Coca Cola Life a common visual identity, has now been introduced to 12 of its top markets.

James Quincey, Coca-Cola president and chief operating officer, told a conference last month that a new global marketing campaign called Taste the Feeling was beginning to boost sales.

“We see encouraging results in terms of retail sales growth of the Coca-Cola brand in total,” he said. “We believe that marketing takes its time to build up. It is a huge business, and the Coca-Cola business is not going to suddenly change overnight.”


US liver donor marries woman whose life he saved

Heather and Christopher Dempsey smile for the cameras on their wedding day

When Christopher Dempsey offered to donate half his liver to a complete stranger, he knew it would be a life-changing experience.

What the former marine didn’t know was that he would be saving the life of the woman who would become his wife.

But less than two years after Mr Dempsey called Heather Krueger to reveal he was a match, the two were married.

The love story began with a conversation overheard in a workplace break room in Frankfort, a village south of Chicago, Illinois.

Miss Krueger had stage four liver disease, and had been ill for about two years already when doctors told her she only had a 50% chance of surviving another two months without a transplant.

Her family were in a race against time to find her a donor – a hugely difficult task in a country with more than 119,000 people on its transplant waiting lists.

That was where code enforcement officer Mr Dempsey came in.

The couple each raise their thumbs from their hospital bedsImage copyrightCHRISTOPHER DEMPSEY
Image captionThey only met after Mr Dempsey found he was a match for donation. Pictured in hospital

“I heard a co-worker talking about his cousin who needed a liver transplant,” Mr Dempsey told the BBC.

“I just thought to myself, I would want someone to help me or my family in that situation.”

The 38-year-old decided to get himself tested and discovered he was a match for the then Miss Krueger, now 27.

The first time they spoke was the moment he called to tell her he would be her donor at the start of February 2015. Later, she would tell him how she and her mother had cried tears of joy after receiving the call.

They first met shortly afterwards when Mr Dempsey took Miss Krueger for lunch – and he paid.

No regrets

In the weeks leading up to the transplant, they began to spend increasing amounts of time together as Mr Dempsey and his motorcycle club threw themselves into fundraising.

“We were going out looking for donations for a benefit, and I just started thinking, she’s a really nice girl, she is somebody I would like to get to know.”

By the time of the surgery at the University Of Illinois Hospital on March 16, they had already been on a couple of dates, but they only made it official afterwards.

“I was really confident everything was going to be okay,” said Mr Dempsey. “I was still nervous – there is always the chance [something might go wrong] – but at no point did I rethink the decision.

“It was just really good knowing she was going to be okay.”

Heather and Christopher Dempsey show their scars in front of a pretend liver
Image captionMrs Dempsey is now a student and both are in good health

The proposal came eight months later, after a horse and carriage ride in Chicago. Then, almost 19 months to the day of the transplant, the healthy couple became Mr and Mrs Dempsey.

“I think it was definitely more emotional – maybe more so for her and her parents – knowing what we had both been through,” said Mr Dempsey.

“I never would have thought in a million years when I agreed to all this that I would marry her. It is amazing.”


President Obama ridiculed on Snapchat by daughter Sasha

Sasha Obama

President Barack Obama has disclosed that his youngest daughter recently mocked him on Snapchat.

The US leader said Sasha had recorded him discussing the social network at a family dinner and then quietly posted a reaction to her friends.

It is not the first time the president has discussed his 15-year-old’s online activities.

In July, he said she also tweets, leading several media outlets to try to identify her account.

It remains secret.

Likewise a copy of the described Snapchat post has not been made public. Messages posted to the app are designed to disappear after being viewed or within a short period of time, but there are ways to circumvent the restrictions.

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Bored photo

President Obama recounted the latest event on Monday’s edition of the Jimmy Kimmel Live TV show.

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Image captionPresident Obama made a surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s chat show earlier this week

“Sasha gave me instructions on Snapchat,” he said.

“One night at dinner we’re sitting there, and I had read that Snapchat was becoming really popular among her age cohort. So, I said: ‘So, tell me about Snapchat.’

“So, she starts explaining stuff – you can make little faces on your picture, and this and that and the other.

“And at the end of it, Michelle and I are sitting there. And I said: ‘Isn’t this interesting?’

“And I started talking to Michelle about the implications of social media and what all this means.

“[And I] come to find out she was recording us the whole time, and then sent to her friends afterwards: ‘This is my dad lecturing us on the meaning of social media.’

“And she took a picture of herself sort of looking bored.”

The president added that his wife – who joined Snapchat in June – and his eldest daughter Malia had “loved” the post.

Michelle Obama

Image captionMessages posted by the First Lady – and others – are only temporarily available on Snapchat

The show’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, joked that the event represented a security breach.

Email leaks

The president also mentioned that his own iPhone was limited to receiving emails and browsing the internet, and would not take photos, play music or make calls.

“My rule has been throughout my presidency, that I assume that someday, some time, somebody will read this email,” he said.

“So, I don’t send any email that at some point won’t be on the front page of the newspapers.”

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Image captionMany of the features of the president’s iPhone are blocked

Hillary Clinton – who is campaigning to be the next commander-in-chief – has been beset by a scandal over leaked emails, while her rival Donald Trump has been accused of using outdated software on his company’s email servers.

President Obama also said that he expected technology to preoccupy his successor.

“One of the biggest challenges… is going to be: how do we continue to get all the benefits of being in cyberspace but protect our finances, protect our privacy?

“How do we balance issues of security? Because people expect the government to monitor this enough to protect them from bad guys.

“But they worry that if government is in there too much, then who is going to protect them from government?

“This is going to be a big debate that we’re going to have for a long time.”


Seizing on Rising Costs, Trump Says Health Law Is ‘Over’

Donald J. Trump, desperate for a winning political issue in the final two weeks of the presidential race, fiercely attacked Hillary Clinton on Tuesday over sharp premium increases that will hit some Americans covered under the Affordable Care Act.

“The rates are going through the sky,” Mr. Trump said at a rally in Sanford, Fla., referring to double-digit increases in battleground states like North Carolina and Iowa.

“Repealing Obamacare and stopping Hillary’s health care takeover is one of the single most important reasons that we must win on Nov. 8.”

But Mr. Trump almost instantly undercut his new offensive with his tendency to muddy his central message. He appeared uncertain at one point about how the health care law worked for his own employees, and then spent only four minutes on the rate increases during a 45-minute speech at the rally.

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The Department of Health and Human Services reported Monday that premiums for midlevel health plans on the health law’s federal insurance exchange would rise by an average of 25 percent, but in some cities and states, increases will be considerably higher. Mr. Trump asserted that rates would go up “60, 70, 80, 90 percent” — apparently referring to exorbitant jumps in select markets.

Those increases, however, will be cushioned for most people on the exchanges by government subsidies that will rise with the premiums.

Mrs. Clinton, in an interview with a Miami radio station on Tuesday, said she was committed to making “changes to fix problems” in the health law while reaffirming her alliance with President Obama, whose diverse coalition of supporters is crucial to her electoral strategy.

The higher premiums pose an 11th-hour test for Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton in a campaign that has scarcely revolved around policy issues. Mr. Trump has repeatedly struggled to prosecute a political case against Mrs. Clinton, most notably failing to focus in a sustained way this summer on the scathing F.B.I. report on her State Department email.

Whether he can make Mrs. Clinton pay a political price for supporting the Affordable Care Act, and more broadly for championing President Obama’s priorities, will reveal his ability to turn a policy issue into a political weapon at this late stage of the race.

Hillary Clinton has a 92% chance of winning the presidency.

“It needs to be the principal message; you can’t dilute the attack by all the other stuff Trump talks about every day,” said Ed Rollins, a veteran Republican strategist.

For Mrs. Clinton, the problems with the Affordable Care Act could force a reckoning that she had hoped to avoid. As a candidate, she has linked herself more closely to Mr. Obama than any nominee has done with a sitting president in modern times, defending his economic record and praising him for pushing the health law through a sharply divided Congress.

Republicans had hoped that their nominee would force Mrs. Clinton to own the health care law, politically speaking, or at least be forced to defend it, but she has mostly skated past its flaws in cost and coverage. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll in September found that roughly six in 10 adults said the candidates’ plans to address of cost of their health insurancepremiums and deductibles would be very important to their vote for president.

Still, parts of the health law are politically popular. The United States has the lowest percentage of uninsured citizens in its history. Because of the Affordable Care Act, insurers cannot deny coverage for a pre-existing medical condition and cannot cap lifetime coverage. Children can remain on their parents’ policies until age 26.

Mrs. Clinton says she wants to improve the law by increasing the subsidies that help cover premiums and allowing more Americans to receive government help.

She also wants to add a government-run insurance option, which she says would increase competition and choice in the marketplaces created under the health law. And she has proposed allowing people younger than 65 to buy in to Medicare.

In her Miami radio interview, Mrs. Clinton said of those insured by the law, “Look, this is a major step forward: 20 million people.”

She added that “I’m sure you noticed, predominantly working people, African-American, Latino people now have access to insurance, but the costs have gone up too much. So we’re going to really tackle that.”

Mr. Trump says he wants to repeal the health law and take more of a free-market approach. He would reduce federal regulation and coverage requirements so insurance would cost — and cover — less. He would not require Americans to have health insurance, as the Affordable Care Act does.

“By failing to denounce it, Hillary Clinton owns it,” Kellyanne Conway, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, said of the health care act in an interview on Tuesday.

[Source:-The New Yourk Times]

Health fair promotes wellness and prevention

MedStar St. Mary's gives shots at Health Fair

California, MD – Each year many residents come out to get to get their flu shot, but the annual St. Mary’s County Health Fair always offers much more than that. This year’s fair was held on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California featured health screenings, displays by health care service providers, education seminars and various other screenings.

The annual health fair is sponsored by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the Department of Aging and Human Services, under the direction of Lori Jennings-Harris.

Flu shots were provided by MedStar St. Mary’s Health Connections. A nurse at mid-morning reported the number of people availing themselves of the shots was down from last year. Those on Medicare received the shots for free. Everyone was informed it takes two weeks for the flu shots to become effective. Health Connections also provided body composition and glucose screenings in the same room.

Other screenings included:

• Blood Pressure by College of Southern Maryland
• Oral Health from Fortis College Dental Hygiene Program
• Hearing by Hearing Professionals
• Vision provided by Leonardtown Lions Club
• Depression from the Pastoral Family Counseling of Southern Maryland
• Leg Vein by Fran’s Nu Image
• Skin Cancer from Vergese and Ling, MD PA

The halls and corridors were packed with almost 100 vendors providing information on products and services. They included non-profit and for-profit organizations. Those entering the hall were given tote bags to carry off as much information, including the normal free pens and pencils, as their hearts desired.

Outside the building, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office had a Prescription Medication Collection station. For confidential document disposal, a shredder truck was stationed in the parking area for guests.

Several demonstrations were held throughout the day on the Zika Virus, providing home health care, drug overdose response training, enhanced fitness, Compression CPR and fitness at home.

The St. Mary’s County Health Fair is made possible by numerous sponsors (gold, silver and bronze). Breakfast was provided by Dunkin’ Donuts.

A photo gallery of the health fair is attached to this story.

[Source:-Bay Net]

Is the Constitution Good for Mental Health?

The Texas legislature will face a major “mental health” decision when they meet this January.

The question will be whether to pass a replacement law for the psychologists’ licensing statute. Their major problem will be passing something — if they pass anything at all — that is constitutional under the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech.

The issue is that the freedom of speech includes the freedom to talk and listen to whomever you’d like about psychological matters — thoughts, feelings, behavior, perceptions — including as a paid service. According to the old Texas law, you needed a license from the state in order to talk about such things to a member of the public. And as a member of the public, the only lawful person to talk to about your problems would be a state-licensed psychologist.

But in January, 2016 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit determined that the Texas psychologists’ licensing law violated the First Amendment. And because it was unconstitutional, the law became unenforceable. The law had defined the “practice of psychology” too broadly, the Court said, and therefore infringed our freedom of speech. It was so broad, in fact, it allowed the state to forbid and punish anti-smoking and weight loss counselors, life coaches, and many others — just about anyone providing a service that was broadly about behavior.

I brought the case. I sued the Texas psychology board under the First Amendment. After a bench trial, I lost in federal district court. But the Court of Appeals reversed that decision and declared the Texas definition of “the practice of psychology” unconstitutional.

It began in 2010 when I ran for Texas senate and called myself “an Austin attorney and psychologist” in my campaign bio. The Fifth Circuit’s opinion is Serafine v. Branaman, 810 F.3d 354 (5th Cir. 2016).

The larger victory, though, is the Court’s determination that even professional licensing schemes — which have largely been seen as a state’s prerogative — must comply with constitutional guarantees. This is a huge victory for freedom.

Previously, state governments had treated occupational licenses as somehow exempt from the Constitution. If that were true, in my view, there would be no limit on far government could go in limiting our freedoms. We would be left with freedom only in the domain of what was secret, or for which we never got paid. Being paid for something does not entitle the state to regulate it.

Here is what the Court wrote in its Serafine v. Branaman opinion:

The ability to provide guidance about the common problems of life — marriage, children, alcohol, health — is a foundation of human interaction and society, whether this advice be found in an almanac, at the feet of grandparents, or in a circle of friends. There is no doubt that such speech is protected by the First Amendment. By limiting the ability of individuals to dispense personal advice about mental or emotional problems based on knowledge gleaned in a graduate class in practically any context, subsection(c) chills and prohibits protected speech.  (Opinion at p. 369).

I have nothing against practicing psychologists or what are called “clinical” psychologists. They do a world of good. I am not against psychologists coming into our mental life, if invited. But I am against government doing so, especially if uninvited.

The Texas law is similar to such laws in most states, and very similar to laws for counselors, marriage and family therapists, and others whose job is to talk, listen, and to give advice about the problems and joys of life, whether the advice is implicit or explicit. Psychologists implicitly give advice when they dispense therapy. Why should the government decide who is allowed to dispense “mental health” advice? Does the government know what’s best for us in the arena of “mental health”?  The answer is no.

The self-interest of professional organizations — such as the American Psychological Association and the Texas Psychological Association — is really what’s at work here. They want to keep unlicensed people from offering similar or better services at lower prices, or different services that some people might prefer.

The problem for lawmakers is that they will not be able to define “the practice of psychology” without violating the First Amendment. That is because there is no definition of “the practice of psychology” upon which most psychologists would agree, except in overly broad, vague terms. In fact, there is disagreement about fundamental questions: Are dreams important? Are we driven by subconscious factors? What is the best way to change behavior? Is more communication a good thing?

Let me issue the same challenge I have made several times: Give me a definition of “the practice of psychology” on which most psychologists would agree that does not ensnare many helpful, legal activities such as talking and listening, and giving advice or expressing opinions that are common to many occupations — political consultants, speech coaches, fortune tellers. Give me any definition on which a substantial percentage of psychologists would agree, that does not violate the freedom of speech.

Legislators will not be able to come up with one.

The testimony of the chairman of the psychology board is representative of the problem that anyone would have. He was asked whether any number of activities — such as stop-smoking programs, even golf coaching — would violate the Texas statute.

He answered:  “I would be looking for more collateral data if you came to me with a case based on that representation. I would be saying to you, just as I am now, I don’t know. I need to know more about this.”

In other words, he can’t tell whether an activity violates the law, unless he looks into it. This is a recipe for authoritarianism. If the requirements of the law cannot be determined from the written law itself, then we are at the mercy of government officials to determine it for us.

The Fifth Circuit drew specific attention to this testimony, writing: “Such unfettered discretion is untenable. Even if the Board promised to limit the scope of its enforcement, the Supreme Court has held that this is insufficient, and the First Amendment ‘does not leave us at the mercy of noblesse oblige.’ Like the Court, we would not uphold an unconstitutional statute merely because the Government promised to use it responsibly.”

The Texas Psychological Association and the Texas Board have been working to develop a new statute. Can they come up with a more narrow definition?

Consider the Board’s attempt: You would be practicing psychology if you are taking payment to observe, describe, diagnose, evaluate, assess, interpret, and modify human behavior by applying education, training, methods and procedures for the purposes of three types of activities. The first is “predicting, remediating or eliminating” mental illness, etc. The second is “facilitating the enhancement of individual, group, or organizational effectiveness.” The third is “assisting in legal decision-making.”

This definition is still too broad.

The way out of this quagmire is for state legislators to certify psychologists, not license them. Certification would merely put the state’s stamp of approval on the psychologists it recommends, without punishing people who operate without that approval. The public would then be free to choose.

[Source:-American Thinker]

Airtel Profit Declines on Higher Costs, Says Jio Weighed on Mobile Business

Airtel Profit Declines on Higher Costs, Says Jio Weighed on Mobile Business

India’s top telecom network operator Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a drop in second-quarter profit due to higher costs and said competition from a new carrier led to slow growth in the mobile business.

Wireless carriers such as Airtel are boosting capacities and spending billions of dollars to offer high-speed data services to users in India, the world’s fastest-growing internet services market.

Bharti, in fact, bought $2.13 billion (roughly Rs. 14,231 crores) worth of airwaves in an auction earlier this month as competition from Jio, the telecom unit of India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd, spurred a price war among operators to retain customers.

The company said its consolidated net profit declined to Rs. 1,461 crores ($218.59 million) for the three months to September 30 from Rs. 1,536 crores a year earlier.

Analysts had expected the wireless operator to report a profit of Rs. 1,369 crores, according to Thomson Reuters data.

Revenue rose 3.4 percent to Rs. 24,672 crores, while costs of depreciation on capital expenditure and airwaves amortization expenses increased nearly 17 percent to Rs. 4,956 crores. Higher interest payments weighed.

Jio’s offering of free voice and data services to customers till December 31 also hurt.

The company’s “mobile business has experienced a slowdown in growth due to free services being offered by a new operator”, Gopal Vittal, managing director and chief executive for India and South Asia, said in a statement.

Bharti’s revenue fell 3.5 percent on a sequential basis due to cheaper voice and data tariffs.

Average revenue per user for voice services declined 5 percent on a sequential basis to Rs. 132.

Losses from Africa operations narrowed to Rs. 610 crores from Rs. 1,103 crores due to divestment of units and sale of tower assets.

Bharti Airtel shares ended 1.7 percent higher ahead of results in a broader Mumbai market that fell slightly.


Apple’s new MacBook Pro accidentally almost entirely revealed ahead of big Mac event


Apple has accidentally revealed what appear to be the headline features of its brand new MacBook Pro.

The company is holding an event this week where the new computer is expected to be revealed, potentially alongside some other new Mac products. But it might have accidentally shown its hand too early, accidentally unveiling the new computer in hidden screenshots in the new version of macOS.

Buried within the files of the updated operating system are a set of photos that appear to be intended to serve as part of the guide of using the computer. Scavengers have already found their way into those resource files and found information about the new computer.

The images show a re-designed OLED strip at the top of the computer’s keyboard. That has been long rumoured but never previously seen, and it wasn’t clear exactly how it would work.

The pictures make clear that it will sit where the function keys currently do at the top of the keyboard. And it will be able to change according to what’s happening on the computer – if a user is playing music, for instance, they might turn into music controls.

Peek inside the revamped Apple Store on Regent Street

But the images also show a much less rumoured update to the computer – that it will include the TouchID fingerprint sensor that has been in the iPhone for years. That sensor also sits at the top of the laptop’s keyboard and appears to allow people to unlock their computers just by pressing it, as well as being used to authenticate purchases made on the internet using Apple Pay.

Apple introduced its payment system to macOS with Sierra, the version of the operating system that was unveiled in June and released last month. But at the moment it requires people to use the fingerprint sensor on their phone or iPad.

All of the images show the computer from on top, and so it’s impossible to say how thick either the bottom or the screen will be. But previous leaks have suggested that the new computer is much thinner and lighter than existing models, and the keys seem to be the same flat ones that are used to save space on the thin MacBook and so might suggest that it’ll have some of the same tiny build.

It’s also not possible to see what ports the new computer has in its side. But previous reports have suggested that Apple will do away with the variety of options that sit in the side of the current MacBook Pro – which include an SD card slot and an HDMI port – and swap them for just four USB-C ports and a headphone jack.

As well as the new MacBook Pro, Apple is expected to use its event on Thursday to potentially reveal new iMacs and a display. It might also reveal some other non-Mac products, including the release of the AirPods that it showed off at the iPhone event last month.

It’s not the first time recently that Apple has accidentally revealed what they’re about to launch. Hours before the event last month, Apple accidentally posted pictures and information about the iPhone 7 on Twitter.

[Source:-The Independent]

New MacBook Pro With Magic Toolbar Spotted In macOS Sierra 10.12.1

New MacBook Pro

Apple is holding a press event tomorrow and the company is expected to launch three new MacBooks, a 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pro and a new 13 inch MacBook.

We have been hearing rumors that the new MacBook Pro would feature an OLED touch panel called the Magic Toolbar and now some photos of this new Pro MacBook have been spotted in macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

As well as the new Magic Toolbar the photos also confirm that this new MacBook will support Apple’s TouchID for Apple Pay.

New MacBook Pro

The design of these new MacBooks is apparently similar to the current models in terms of size and thickness, the devices are expected to come with a number of other changes.

We previously heard that they would also come with USB Type C and also feature the latest Intel processors, we will have more details about these new MacBooks tomorrow.

[Source:-Geeky Gadgets]

Apple Confirms Arrival of MacBook Pro With OLED Panel, Touch ID in Hidden Images

Apple Confirms Arrival of MacBook Pro With OLED Panel, Touch ID in Hidden Images

With the commercial release of macOS 10.12.1 Sierra on Monday, Apple has erroneously leaked images of the upcoming MacBook Pro in the new version of the operating system – just ahead of its launch event on Thursday. The images confirm the arrival of the rumoured Magic Toolbar OLED touch panel expected to replace the function keys on the keyboard. The entire MacBook lineup is also likely to be refreshed on Thursday.

These hidden Apple Pay images were found by a MacRumors reader, and they demo how users will now be able to pay using their fingerprint on the OLED panel, confirming Touch ID integration as well. The Magic Toolbar is expected to let users perform tasks quickly based on what they are browsing on the screen.

In these photos, the Touch ID is placed right where the power button used to be. It is seamlessly integrated right next to the Oled screen and is hardly visible. The images also reveal that the speakers are situated at both ends of the keyboard on the new MacBook Pro.

Furthermore, the resource files of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 also have additional images, reports 9to5Mac, related to Touch ID – and the inclusion further cements its arrival. The padlock and circular images below hint that the Touch ID sensor can be used for unlocking the device, apart from making payments as well.

The MacBook Pro is expected to be the most significant upgrade among the entire Mac lineup. It is said to be lighter and thinner than its predecessor, and also be powered by Intel’s Skylake generation processors with up to 2TB SSD storage. The laptops are also supposed to offer improved display quality and energy efficiency, and are rumoured to come with a “MagSafe-like adapter”. While previous rumours indicated a new 13-inch MacBook Air with USB Type-C port, new iMacs and a fresh 5K displayare also expected to be unveiled at the event, more recent reports indicate something else.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said apart from MacBook Pro, Kuo believes the 13-inch MacBook will make appearance, with improvements over to the current 12-inch MacBook. He however does not mention a refreshed MacBook Air lineup, and adds the new iMac models may not be revealed until next year – alongside the standalone 5K display .