Apple Live Event: Latest News & Rumors As Planned For Macbook Pro
Apple is preparing to host an “Unleashed” event, during which it is expected to unveil a host of new products.
The star of the show is expected to be at least an updated MacBook Pro, which will include a new “M1X” chip. But new AirPods and maybe a few surprises are also expected.
The new MacBooks will come alongside the updated MacBook Air, Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac, released with Apple’s M1 chip. It was the first “Apple Silicon” processor, designed by Apple itself rather than Intel, and bringing vast gains in performance and efficiency.
The M1X is expected to be the first truly professional version of this chip, delivering even more performance to the most demanding users.
But the exterior is also set to undergo an overhaul. While the MacBooks released last year came in the same case, newer versions of the MacBook Pro could include a whole new look, including the arrival of the iPhone’s “notch” so the screen could otherwise go to the edges of the case.
Apple Store disconnects
The Apple Store went down ahead of today’s event.
Visiting instead simply displays a message that it will be back with new updates:
This confirms that something is brewing, as Apple only closes the store when new products are expected. But this is hardly surprising.
Nowadays, it is not clear whether Apple actually has Needs to take down the store or do it for the sake of the occasion. But given that it won’t be back for about eight hours, the cost of disassembling it must be quite significant.
Andrew GriffinOctober 18, 2021 12:26 PM
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Andrew GriffinOctober 18, 2021 10:01 AM