On Monday, Oct. 18, Apple plans to hold its annual hardware event. Here’s what you can expect.
On Monday, Apple (AAPL) is scheduled to host its second big hardware event of the fall.
Apple’s annual event, to be held at its Cupertino, California headquarters and scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
The MacBook Pro line gained its first taste of Apple’s custom silicon in 2020 with the introduction of its 13-inch MacBook Pro, however its 16-inch model still uses an Intel chip.
The new processors, in addition to the updated MacBook Pros’ new small LED displays, which provide more precise colors when compared to traditional LED displays, will be available.
The current MacBook Pro will be phased out in favor of the Pros, which will include a Touch ID sensor and no Touch Bar. The Touch ID sensor and lack of a Touch Bar are expected to be removed entirely from the Pros.
The new Mac mini is also expected to include Apple’s M1X processor, making it a strong desktop replacement and workstation.
Finally, Apple may debut the AirPods’ third generation. For some time, there have been reports of a third-generation version of the AirPods.
The new AirPods, according to Bloomberg, will have a more refined appearance similar to the AirPods Pro and a Pro-style charging case. However, don’t expect Apple to debut AirPods with any advanced health features.
Apple’s October 18 episode follows the company’s September product debut, when it unveiled the iPhone 13 range and Apple Watch Series 7. While early reports suggest that the iPhone 13 is selling well, Apple has been stung by the continuing processor scarcity owing to the epidemic.
Consumers have bought Mac laptops and desktops to work and learn from home since the outbreak, which has helped the company’s Mac line of goods. Apple saw Mac revenue climb to $28.6 billion in 2020, up from $25.7 billion in 2019.
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