Apple has sent out invites for its upcoming October event with the tagline ‘Unleashed’. The event will be held on October 18 at 10 am PDT. This will be a virtual event and it is expected that Apple will announce its new M1X MacBook Pro line-up. If the tagline of the event is anything to go by, we expect them to have huge performance improvements over their Intel predecessors.
‘Unleashed’ Apple event on October 18
Apple’s new MacBook Pro models are expected to ship in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes, and feature fast M1X chips, mini-LED displays, HDMI port, SD card slot, MagSafe charging, 1080p webcam, and a design language that resembles the latest iPhone and iPad models. This means that the display will have thin bezels and rounded corners. The new MacBook Pro models will also get rid of the Touch Bar, as per rumors.
The new M1X chips are expected to have 10-core CPUs, up to 32-core GPUs, and support up to 64GB RAM. These chips will give us an idea of the performance improvements that Apple Silicon will have when used in workstation class computers. So far, the M1 chip in MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 24-inch iMac has been blazing fast, but it is a low power variant.
The company has also been working on a new M1X Mac mini which will feature a new design. This will be aimed towards professional workflows, however, it is unclear whether Apple plans to announce it during the October event.
Lastly, third-generation AirPods and larger iMac are also pending announcements. It is possible that Apple could announce the new AirPods during the event, but the chances of a larger iMac, or even an Apple Silicon Mac Pro, being announced on October 18 are pretty slim.
To hype up the event, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, tweeted the following video with the caption ‘Unleashed! These next six days are going to speed by.’
Unleashed! These next six days are going to speed by. #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/0ops2bVPvl
— Greg Joswiak (@gregjoz) October 12, 2021
Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ October event will stream live on Monday, October 18, 10 am PDT and can be streamed from apple.com or using the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV.