Apple event: Live blog and news hub featuring M3 chip and new Macs - 9to5Mac
Apple's "Scary fast" event includes the launch of new iMac and MacBook Pro models. Tim Cook may give his first-ever "Good evening!" greeting.
Welcome to Apple's highly anticipated "Scary fast" special event! This Halloween eve event promises to be thrilling, with the launch of a new iMac, new MacBook Pro models, and more surprises in store. And who knows, we might even get to hear Tim Cook's first-ever "Good evening!" greeting.
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Now, let's talk about the format of today's Apple event. Due to the current circumstances, this event is completely virtual. While Apple is hosting watch parties in select cities, there won't be any in-person attendance at the iconic Steve Jobs Theater. But don't worry, you can still catch all the action by tuning in to the live stream through the sources provided below.
The "Scary fast" Apple event is scheduled to start at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. It's expected to be a relatively shorter event, lasting less than an hour. But don't let the duration fool you, as Apple has plenty of exciting announcements lined up.
One of the most anticipated reveals of the evening is the next-generation Mac hardware. Apple is set to introduce the groundbreaking M3 chip, which is manufactured using a cutting-edge 3nm fabrication process. This chip promises to deliver remarkable performance and efficiency improvements, especially in the realm of graphics.
But that's not all. Rumors suggest that Apple will also unveil a new 24-inch iMac, along with updated versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro. This will be the first major update to the 24-inch iMac in over two years, making it an exciting moment for Mac enthusiasts.
In addition, there are whispers of USB-C versions of Mac accessories like the Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse making their debut. These accessories are known for their seamless integration with Apple's ecosystem, and the introduction of USB-C compatibility would be a welcomed enhancement.
Now, there have been some last-minute rumors circulating about the possibility of new iPads being announced. However, more reliable sources, including Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, suggest that we'll have to wait until spring 2024 for any iPad-related announcements.
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Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with groundbreaking announcements and surprises from Apple. Stay tuned and enjoy the "Scary fast" event!