No sooner had we come to our senses after the Apple presentation on September 14, as Cupertino announces the next one. Apple today officially confirmed its October event, which will take place on Monday, October 18th. The company presents a new event called “Unleashed”, which literally means “Out of the blue”, and subtly hints at the new Mac.
Just a few hours ago, we learned that Apple will hold its next presentation very soon, on October 18th. The event will take place at 10 a.m. PT and 20 p.m. Moscow time, respectively.
It will be televised and broadcasted live from Apple Park. Traditionally, the event will focus on Mac computers. According to already existing leaks, we are expecting two new models – MacBook Pro and Mac mini.
MacBook Pro with M1X processor
Earlier, the well-known analyst from Bloomberg Mark Gurman spoke about the new MacBook Pro more than once. According to him, in October Apple will unveil the MacBook Pro with the new M1X chip. At the same time, the Pro versions of the best laptop in the world will be available in two versions – with 16 or 32 graphics cores.
In addition, Apple is expected to pump the new system-on-a-chip so that the latter can support up to 64GB of RAM. The central processor of the new chip will use the same cores as in the M1, only there will be more of them. Eight efficient Firestorms (there are four in the M1) and two energy efficient Icestorms (of which there are also four in the M1).
The M1X neural processor, like the M1, will have 16 cores, but it will be a much more powerful processor. This is probably due to the maximum storage capacity on existing laptops – the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac 24.
Connectors deserve a separate paragraph today. How missing it was on the 2020 MacBook, it’s just a nightmare. The latest leaks show that Apple is likely to bring back HDMI and SD reader support. Why they were abandoned earlier is completely unclear. After all, the MacBook Air could have been released with an M1 chip and the Pro could have been kept on later. Otherwise, the meaning of its name is simply lost, don’t you agree?
If you rely on logic and common sense, then the M1X is simply bound to save many professionals from the limitations of the entry-level chip and finally get support for more Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, up to 64GB of RAM (pooled) memory and up to 8TB SSD.
As for the dimensions and display, we are expecting two versions with diagonals of 14.1 and 16 inches. This will also add a new mini-LED screen technology that has been rolled out to the iPad Pro so far. They will not forget about the design: it is expected that the new product will have the same chopped edges as on the iPhone 13, as well as a reduced display frame. I wonder if the MacBook Pro lettering will fit there?
New Mac mini on M1X
The second major novelty on October 18th, we plan to see the updated Mac mini. Basically, this machine should get the same specs as the MacBook Pro M1X. It may seem to you that this is a computer that no one needs, but do not forget that it is from this computer that an ordinary user can begin acquaintance with Apple computers.
The new machine should receive an updated design and additional ports – USB-A, HDMI and Ethernet.
When AirPods 3 come out
When the AirPods 3 come out, it’s hard to answer clearly. Rumors have appeared on the network several times that the headphones have been launched into large production, but in fact they are still not there. DigiTimes claims that deliveries were still too small at the time. Apple simply did not have time to fix them. But now this problem seems to be solved.
Earlier, we have already written about the new AirPods 3 chips more than once. I will give them briefly:
- AirPods Pro design, but no silicone ear cushions
- AirPods Pro style charging case: low but wide
- In-ear form factor – same as AirPods 1st and 2nd generation;
- H1 processor like AirPods Pro;
- Control of squeezing the temple as in AirPods Pro;
- In-ear pressure equalization system to reduce discomfort;
- Supports wireless charging by default;
- Improved sound quality compared to AirPods 1 and 2;
- The price is around $ 170 in the United States and about 17 thousand rubles in Russia.
In fact, they will be distinguished from AirPods Pro by the absence of active noise cancellation and the “Transparency” mode, as well as lower sound quality due to the lack of ear pads.
Where to watch the Apple presentation on October 18
Let me remind you that the event on October 18 will be broadcast live:
- On the Apple website.
- On the company’s YouTube channel.
- Via the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
- On the website AppleInsider.ru (save this link in advance).
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