Rumor: Apple may have changed the date for its FY16 fourth quarter earnings announcement to simultaneously announce next-gen MacBook Pro
Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2016, 05:19
Category: Hardware, MacBook Pro, Rumor, Touch ID
This is an interesting rumor.
Apple may have rescheduled is FY16 fourth quarter earnings to Tuesday, October 25th to accommodate the announcement of a new MacBook Pro.
Moving the earnings call to earlier in the week also gives Apple a chance to quickly move past a potentially-disappointing quarterly earnings. Otherwise, the company would risk overshadowing a flashy new product announcement with news of less-than-stellar iPhone 7 sales.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Apple changed the date of its earnings call. Earlier this year the date was changed so Apple executives could attend the memorial service of board member Bill Campbell. This time, however, Apple has not disclosed why it switched the date, suggesting that it might have to do with yet-to-be-announced products.
The rumored next-gen MacBook Pro is thought to feature impressive new hardware upgrades such as an integrated Touch ID system and OLED touchscreen bar at the top of the keyboard.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.