New MacBook Pro Features Breakdown: Everything Rumors Say We Can Expect

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MacRumors 14 October, 2021 - 09:41am 31 views

What is the October 18 Apple event?

Apple has announced its next launch event that will take place on October 18. The event will be live on Apple's website and YouTube. We are likely to see some new launches that include a much-awaited MacBook Pro with an LED display and a new M1X processor . Business Insider IndiaHere’s what to expect from Apple’s October 18 event — new MacBooks on the way

When is the Apple event?

When is the Apple event? Apple's Unleashed keynote will be streamed on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Keynote start time: 10 am PDT on the US West coast. ZDNetApple's Unleashed Mac event: What to expect and how to watch

The plans further demonstrate Apple’s ambition to add health and wellness features to devices beyond the Apple Watch, where most of the company’s health functions exist today. Apple is also working on technology that aims to use iPhones to help diagnose depression and cognitive decline, the Journal reported last month.

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MacBook Pro M1X display tipped to be just like iPad

Popular Science 13 October, 2021 - 07:14pm

Next week’s Apple Event is rumored to contain new AirPods, Mac Mini, and MacBook Pro with M1X chips inside. Display industry insider Ross Young suggested this week that there’s a “100% confirmed” chance we’ll see MiniLEDs in the display panels for the MacBook Pro units that’ll appear at this event, with a few nearly-as-likely updates.

Per the analysis by Young, “panel suppliers are the same between the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro – LG Display and Sharp.” As such, Young is “expecting similar technology – oxide backplanes, miniLED backlights, and 120Hz refresh rates.” This would be a long-awaited upgrade for the MacBook Pro lineup – AKA Apples top-tier notebook brand.

What’d be even more welcome is the return of multiple USB ports, HDMI port, SD card port, and so forth. BUT given the un-ending growth in sales for the device line since Apple started releasing iterations without said ports, it’s unlikely we’ll see a return to more-than-enough-ports glory.

Instead we’ll get far more bright, colorful, energy-efficient display panels with a higher image refresh rate. This is still good news. It’s a strange situation we’re in before this release, with top-tier iPad Pro devices out in the wild with display panels that are more high-end than the most expensive MacBook Pro. That’ll likely soon be rectified.

Young also made the point clearer, saying “14” and 16″ should both have miniLEDs, oxide backplanes and 120Hz refresh.” It’s likely that if the MacBook Pro were to have a 120Hz refresh rate panel, it’d also have a variable refresh rate system, potentially tied to the High Power Mode or Pro Mode discovered in versions of MacOS over the last couple of years.

While the display panel for the MacBook Pro M1X 14 and 16-inch units may be just like the iPad Pro, it’s highly unlikely that Apple will include a touch panel. This is one area where Steve Jobs’ guarantee that the form factor needn’t change will likely stick: “Touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical.”

Apple hasn’t outright guaranteed there’ll never be a touchscreen MacBook, but it still seems highly unlikely right this minute.

Take a peek at the timeline below for more information on what’s to be expected from the next Apple event, including rumors on each of the devices that are more likely headed to official publication.

MacBook Pro M1X display tipped to be just like iPad

AppleInsider 13 October, 2021 - 07:14pm

Next week’s Apple Event is rumored to contain new AirPods, Mac Mini, and MacBook Pro with M1X chips inside. Display industry insider Ross Young suggested this week that there’s a “100% confirmed” chance we’ll see MiniLEDs in the display panels for the MacBook Pro units that’ll appear at this event, with a few nearly-as-likely updates.

Per the analysis by Young, “panel suppliers are the same between the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro – LG Display and Sharp.” As such, Young is “expecting similar technology – oxide backplanes, miniLED backlights, and 120Hz refresh rates.” This would be a long-awaited upgrade for the MacBook Pro lineup – AKA Apples top-tier notebook brand.

What’d be even more welcome is the return of multiple USB ports, HDMI port, SD card port, and so forth. BUT given the un-ending growth in sales for the device line since Apple started releasing iterations without said ports, it’s unlikely we’ll see a return to more-than-enough-ports glory.

Instead we’ll get far more bright, colorful, energy-efficient display panels with a higher image refresh rate. This is still good news. It’s a strange situation we’re in before this release, with top-tier iPad Pro devices out in the wild with display panels that are more high-end than the most expensive MacBook Pro. That’ll likely soon be rectified.

Young also made the point clearer, saying “14” and 16″ should both have miniLEDs, oxide backplanes and 120Hz refresh.” It’s likely that if the MacBook Pro were to have a 120Hz refresh rate panel, it’d also have a variable refresh rate system, potentially tied to the High Power Mode or Pro Mode discovered in versions of MacOS over the last couple of years.

While the display panel for the MacBook Pro M1X 14 and 16-inch units may be just like the iPad Pro, it’s highly unlikely that Apple will include a touch panel. This is one area where Steve Jobs’ guarantee that the form factor needn’t change will likely stick: “Touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical.”

Apple hasn’t outright guaranteed there’ll never be a touchscreen MacBook, but it still seems highly unlikely right this minute.

Take a peek at the timeline below for more information on what’s to be expected from the next Apple event, including rumors on each of the devices that are more likely headed to official publication.

Apple Mac Event 2021: How to Watch and What to Expect

How-To Geek 13 October, 2021 - 01:26pm

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The Unleahsed Mac event is scheduled to take place on October 18, 2021, at 1 pm ET (10 am PT).

If there’s one thing we can count on from Apple, it’s that the company will make it almost impossible to miss its significant events. This will be no exception, as the company will have it up on its Apple Events page. You’ll also be able to watch it from the Apple TV app.

Additionally, Apple always streams its events on YouTube, and you can find the video for that embedded above.

The meat of the event will likely be the new MacBooks, as those are what we’re all waiting to see. All of the rumors suggest that the company will announce two new MacBook Pro models. We’re expecting new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro devices that are likely to feature Apple’s new Arm-based processor called the M1X.

The new chip will feature ten CPU cores while the M1 chip has eight, so it should offer a little more power than Apple’s current silicon.

There’s a lot of speculation that Apple might phase out the OLED touch bar, which is a feature very few people are likely to miss.

Finally, we think the new MacBook Pro models will come with magnetic MagSafe charging (Apple seems to be all about magnetic charging lately), an HDMI port, and an SD card slot.

A very credible rumor suggests that Apple will launch a higher-end Mac Mini that features the same M1X chip as the new MacBook Pros. It would make sense for Apple to put its new chip to work in more places, and a Mac Mini would serve as a perfect spot.

According to the reports, the new Mac Mini will come with more ports than the previous M1 model, with two USB 4 Type-C ports and two USB Type-A ports. Between the extra ports and more powerful chip, this Mac Mini could absolutely be a suitable desktop replacement for Apple users.

Rounding out the event should be a new set of Apple AirPods. These have been heavily rumored for a long time, and we expect them to feature a design similar to the AirPods Pro, which will be a welcomed change for anyone looking to snag a more affordable pair of true wireless earbuds.

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