Apple has invited the teeming populace to its next hardware release event scheduled to hold on October 18 this year. The event is one Apple products enthusiasts would be eagerly looking forward to as it will cover the launch of new MacBooks, a redesigned higher-end Mac Mini, and potentially a pair of third-generation AirPods.
With the use of the word ‘Unleashed’ appearing in a dotted font and very notable in the video invite posted by Apple’s staff, Greg Joswial, it could be suggested that a mini-LED tech is in the works for the new hardware release.
Big things are coming soon. Tune in for a special #AppleEvent on October 18 at 10 a.m. PDT.
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— Apple (@Apple) October 12, 2021
Popular tech site, The Verge while giving the hint on what to expect wrote:
“There have been reports for months that Apple is on the cusp of releasing new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The new MacBooks would be the latest step in Apple’s transition away from Intel chips, replacing them with an Arm-based processor called the M1X that Apple designs itself”.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the new chip can level up performance levels when compared to the M1 chip released in 2020, with the M1X having ten CPU cores while the M1 has eight CPU cores.
The graphic processors in the new MacBook Pro will have 16 or 32 cores as against the seven or eight in M1-equipped machines.
Apple is expected to bring back the MacBook MagSafe charging, a user favourite and a host of other features other features like an HDMI port, and an SD card slot.
“The maligned OLED touch bar, mercifully, could be on the way out,” The Verge noted.
Ever since the launch of the next hardware event, rumours began circulating that the new redesigned high-end Mac Mini will feature the same M1X. The new device will reportedly enjoy several ports, including two Thunderbolt / USB 4 Type-C ports and two USB Type-A ports.
Apple may also announce a pair of newly designed AirPods, that will be a forefront to the company’s third generation of wireless earbuds, with media reports suggesting that the AirPods will most likely preview a similar design to the AirPods Pro, laced with shorter stems and an upgraded charging case.
Users will be able to stream live the “Unleashed” event on Apple.com at 1PM ET / 10AM PT.