Apple announces ‘Unleashed’ event where new MacBook models are expected


Shortly after Apple launched its iPhone 13 series, Apple Watch Series 7, and 6th-gen iPad mini last month, the California giant has announced its second fall event where it is expected to unveil its next-generation MacBooks, higher-end Mac Mini, and 3rd-gen AirPods.

According to a tweet shared by Apple’s Seinor VP of Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak, the event is titled “Unleashed” and will be streamed on the event’s website at 10 a.m. PT on October 18 or 1 a.m. October 19 in Manila time.

The new 14- and 16-inch Macbook Pro models rumored to be introduced at the event are powered by Apple’s Arm-based processor, called the M1X, which is a powered-up version of last year’s M1 chip.

According to Bloomberg’s tech insider Mark Gurman, the M1X has ten CPU cores compared to the M1’s eight, plus graphics processors with 16 or 32 cores compared to seven or eight in M1-equipped machines.

Apart from boosting the software, the new MacBook is reportedly getting a redesign in a nod to Apple’s pre-2016 models. The company is also bringing back MagSafe-like charging and HDMI port.

The upcoming Mac Mini is also said to be based on the same M1X processor, while the new AirPods will come stem-free and equipped with updated motion sensors for fitness tracking.

In addition to product launches, Apple is expected to reveal the launch date of its latest free software update for Mac computers, called MacOS Monterey, during the “Unleashed” event.

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