The way to Watch Apple’s October 18 Occasion—and What to Count on


Undeterred by mounting worldwide provide chain points, Apple is trudging forward with its second {hardware} occasion of the autumn. Known as “Unleashed,” it is set for tomorrow, and like all of its occasions over the previous yr and a half, it is digital.

The corporate has been trotting out its typical cycle of up to date iMacs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, and contemporary software program. That is seemingly its final product occasion of the yr. The swooshy “hyperdrive engaged” starfield visuals of the occasion announcement may make it look like Apple is teasing some new screensavers, however the large information right here is sure to revolve round MacBooks.

What Time Is the Apple Occasion?

The occasion takes place on Monday, October 18, beginning at 1 pm Jap (10 am Pacific). You possibly can stream it through Apple’s web site, YouTube, or in your good TV with Apple TV+. It’s additionally proper right here:

What to Count on

Wanting on the rumor mill, we’ve acquired a fairly good thought of what to anticipate from the occasion. (Barring Apple’s penchant for tacking on “yet another factor.”) Mark Gurman, Bloomberg’s resident Apple seer, predicts some sweeping adjustments for the MacBook Professional. Apple may reveal two variations: a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook, every operating on Apple’s proprietary chip, which can seemingly see an improve as nicely. The corporate hasn’t refreshed its 16-inch MacBook Professional since 2019. 

These new MacBooks may sign a giant shift away from an period of Apple design that favored slim, nigh-unrepairable kind over operate. Jony Ive, Apple’s former chief design officer, left the corporate in June 2019 to start out his personal design agency. Since then, the corporate has been slowly easing again from a few of its extra controversial design choices, such because the actually horrible butterfly keyboards. The brand new MacBooks are anticipated to proceed that pattern towards usability, with MagSafe chargers, an HDMI connection, a number of USB ports, and—we will solely hope—an SD card slot. The Contact Bar is even rumored to vanish. 

There’s additionally discuss of a brand new Mac Mini, which might additionally function the boosted processor and an abundance of ports. As for the software program operating on these machines, it’s seemingly Apple will announce the discharge date of the ultimate, public model of MacOS Monterey, the newest iteration of its desktop working system that debuted in June.

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