The latest rumors from Apple’s event: MacBook Pro improvements, new AirPods 3, and Mac Mini versions

The latest rumors from Apple's event: MacBook Pro improvements, new AirPods 3, and Mac Mini versions

Tech Highlights:

  • Today, Apple announced that it will be holding a new event on Monday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m Pacific Time. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. Once again, this will be a digital-only event. But you can expect the overproduced and high-quality streaming that has been set by a standard by the iPhone maker.

  • We knew Apple wasn’t done with 2021 after the “California Dreaming” event on September 14, where the Cupertino firm unveiled its iPhone 13 series and new iPad. As is customary, the firm has yet to reveal its next big thing in the Mac gadget lineup. We were anticipating a new event in November, but the corporation appears to be prepared to offer it in October. Apple will conduct a special event on October 18 at which it will unveil new Macs.

So far, rumors have been pointing out the release of a redesign of 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. These new slates should be the stars of the show, but we also expect more products to come. The new laptops will come with an overhauled design with thinner bezels and larger displays. These devices will come with 3,024 x 1,964 and 3,456 x 2,234 resolutions, respectively. This will allow Apple to enable 2x Retina for sharper, crisper images and text.

The new MacBook Pro lineup will also bring back MagSafe connectivity. This feature will replace the current USB-C charging. Apple is also bringing back the HDMI ports and SD card slots. Meanwhile, the Touch Bar is growing daw. Apple is going back to the standard function row of keys. In fact, Apple is undoing many of the changes that were introduced with 2016 revamp.

In terms of performance, Apple enthusiasts can expect a much more powerful laptop than the last year’s MacBook Pro with Apple M1. The reason is that the new laptops will come with the newest Apple M1X. This is a faster, more powerful version of the M1 that debuted with the iMac lineup earlier this year. The laptops will also offer up to 32 GB of RAM which should expand the horizons for those who need hardware.

When it comes to other products, we may see Apple launching its AirPods 3 at the same event. The true wireless earphones were expected to come at September’s event. However, that didn’t happen. We may see them coming on October 18th, presumably.

If the iPhone release serves as a catalyst for the deployment of newer iOS versions, we can expect the same with macOS. The new MacBooks will also bing the full-fledged version of macOS Monterey, or at least, we’ll get a release date for the new OS. Apple may also bring a new Mac mini, but this is yet to be confirmed.

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