It is finally happening! Apple will replace the old dull MacBook design on Monday, October 18, and it will be live on Apple Park. As of 12:05 PM on Oct 12, 2021, Greg Joswiak pushes the official invitation teaser on his Twitter handle with the tagline“Unleashed.” Well, this can be a hint at the M1X-powered Mac Mini, but we can also expect the rumored M1X MacBooks. The following is what we think Apple will release on October 18.
Apple TechTober Event details:
Apple releasing the iPhone 13 series in September was boring. Not many upgrades were made. Most of the big announcements will probably be made on October 18. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. ET at Apple Park. Apple is pushing the event virtually for the second year in a row. The company’s YouTube channel will be streaming the event, as are the Apple TV applications for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. We will update the links as they go live on October 18.
Here are some things to expect at the event
The first thing we expect Apple to launch is the all-new “M1X” processor. Possibly, Apple will introduce “M1X” to its developers kit. My wish is that this is not true and that I can see the M1X inside of the all-new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
MacBook Pro 2021
The “Pro” Apple MacBook is expected to feature a mini-LED display with minimal bezels. We may be lucky enough to get a look at Face ID on these MacBooks (Just a wish). The 2021 update will include an HDMI port, an SD card slot (in higher capacity models), a stronger MagSafe for charging, and much more. Despite the loss of the Touch Bar, we will get a row of traditional function keys instead. Did you like the Touch Bar on your current MacBooks? You can let us know in the comments section below.
Anyhow, it is hard to deny that the latest “Pro” MacBooks will come in a flatter design to match the latest iMac, iPhone, and iPad designs. Can you think of anything else you would like? The Mac users have a new generational upgrade!
Redesigned Mac mini 2021
It’s important not to overlook the “M1X” powered Mac mini. This product will have the same specifications as the MacBook but at a much lower price. We expect up to 64GB RAM, 10-core CPU, and 16 or 32 graphics cores. Moreover, Jon Prosser has reported that Apple will create the first real update to the Mac mini design with its M1X-powered model. Apple’s Mac mini 2021 will feature a slimmer, and flatter design, and it will be available in more than two color options.
Apart from the Mac mini’s, Apple will officially announce macOS Monterey’s official release date. Our MacBooks are already in beta testing, and the actual launch of the OS further excites us.
Another product that did not see an upgrade since iPhone 7 series is the Apple AirPods. We can finally see the AirPods 3 in this event. The AirPods 3 will be a hybrid of the regular AirPods and the AirPods Pro, and they will offer massive performance improvements.
Do you still believe that Apple will do poorly on October 18 as well? It is unlikely after what we shared with you. We’d like to hear what you think.