- Apple will hold a launch event on October 18th
- It is expected to announce new MacBook Pros powered by the all-new M1X chip
- The AirPods 3 are also expected to be announced
Apple’s upcoming ‘Unleashed’ event will be held at 10PM PT on October 18th. The teaser released by the brand does not mention the name of the products that will be unveiled on the coming Monday. Rumours suggest that the event may see the arrival of new MacBook Pro models.
The October 18th event will be live-streamed across Apple’s website, YouTube channel, and Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. The upcoming MacBook Pro models are likely to be powered by the next-generation M1X chip. The event may also see the arrival of the long-rumoured AirPods 3.
Apple October 18th Unleashed launch event: what to expect
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The Cupertino-based company is speculated to launch 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. They could be powered by the M1X chip. The 5nm 10-core chip is said to include eight performance and high-efficiency cores. It may come in 16 or 32 core options.
The new MacBook Pro models are expected to sport thinner bezels and a flat-edged design. They may feature a mini-LED display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. They could be equipped with a 1080p FaceTime camera, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. The new MacBook Pro may also offer other features like an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and a magnetic MagSafe port for charging.
Apple may also announce the AirPods 3 as a minor upgrade over the AirPods 2. They may borrow some features from the AirPods Pro, such as a shorter stem, interchangeable ear tips, smaller charging case, and support for spatial audio. They are unlikely to support Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).
The company is also expected to announce the M1X chip powered Mac Mini. Apart from sporting a new design, it may offer connectivity features such as an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, a pair of USB Type-A ports, four Thunderbolt slots, and a magnetic MagSafe power connector.