Apple is holding an October event just a few weeks after its big iPhone September event. For months, rumors have hinted at an updated 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and it appears that Apple is now ready to announce them.
According to multiple reports, the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will be redesigned with thinner bezels and larger displays, with hints of resolutions of 3024 x 1964 and 3456 x 2234, respectively, enabling 2x Retina for sharper, crisper images and text.
The M1X chip, which is a faster, more powerful version of the M1, will be used in the upcoming MacBook Pro, and it could accommodate up to 32GB of RAM.
The new Mac computers from Apple have excellent battery life and can run iPhone and iPad apps. This new batch is supposed to employ Apple's improved M1X CPUs, which are reported to be speedier and may go so far as to replace Intel-based "Pro" performance computers.
Overall, Apple's event should be exciting. It's Apple's second major product announcement this fall, and it'll be streamed live online owing to the ongoing pandemic.
While the Mac will undoubtedly be the highlight of Apple's presentation and the focus of most people's attention, the company may have additional devices to show off.
We expected the AirPods 3 to be unveiled at Apple's September event because it makes sense to reveal AirPods with iPhones, but that didn't happen, so we may see them at the October event instead.
The redesigned AirPods will have shorter AirPods Pro-style stems and an AirPods Pro-style case, but will remain a less expensive choice without Active Noise Cancellation.
Apple will have an online-only event on Monday at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET, and 6 p.m. BST. To watch Apple's event live, go to the company's website.
Apple's digital events are frantic, but they're also jam-packed with information. Expect strong production values as well. Apple created a multi-story mock house for the unveiling of the HomePod Mini last year. Last month, it hired Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow to dramatize the possibilities of its iPhone 13 Pro cameras.