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The Apple logo formed out of a streaking starfield

The Apple logo formed out of a streaking starfield

Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ event took plance on October 18, at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm GMT / 4am November 11 AEST, and it announced two new MacBooks; the MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021), and MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021), as well as the new AirPods 3, and a better glimpse of macOS Monterey.

There were some big surprises as well, such as two new M1 chips, the Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max, which will be powering the new MacBooks, and look set to offer big performance improvements over previous MacBooks.

Head over to our Apple Unleashed event as it happened guide for the full run down of all the news and announcements as they happened.

Apple will be hosting the Unleashed event livestream on its Apple Events website. If you visit there early, you can add the event to your calendar, and also get reminders to make sure you don’t miss out.

It looks like Apple is also broadcasting the event livestream on its YouTube channel. We’ve embedded the video below, so you don’t have to leave this page to watch.

You’ll also be able to watch the event through the Apple TV app on your Apple device.

As we mentioned earlier, we expect to see new MacBooks and maybe even new Macs running on the next iteration of Apple’s own ‘Apple silicon’, the rumored M1X chip that’s based on ARM architecture. 

The reason why the rumors suggest this will be the M1X, rather than a more significant generational leap with the M2, is because it’s likely that Apple is making a more powerful version of the M1 that’s aimed at creative workloads, hence why the larger MacBook Pro 16-inch is rumored to get it.

There have also been rumors about a new set of true wireless headphones, the AirPods 3.

What we don’t expect is anything to do with new iPhones or iPads. Apple has only just released the iPhone 13 line, so this will most likely be a Mac and MacBook focused event.


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