Unleashed is the only word that appears in the invitation video. It appears in a dotted typeface, as shown below in a tweet from Apple Marketing Executive Greg Joswiak, which might indicate future tiny LED technology.
The new chip could boost performance compared to the M1 chip that debuted last year, as Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the M1X has ten CPU cores compared to the M1’s eight, plus 16 or 32 graphics processors. cores compared to seven or eight on those equipped with the M1. machines.
Rumors suggest that the same M1X processor will be included in a redesigned high-end Mac Mini. The new machine will reportedly have more ports than last year’s M1 model, with two Thunderbolt / USB 4 Type-C ports and two USB Type-A ports. The changes should make the new Mac Mini much better suited to power users.
Other anticipated features include the return of fan-favorite MacBook features like MagSafe magnetic charging, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot. The maligned OLED Touch Bar, thankfully, could be on the verge of disappearing. Gurman recently noted that stocks of the company’s existing MacBook Pro appear to be out of stock.
According to the invites given out, Apple’s next hardware presentation will take place on October 18. Apple is anticipated to announce a pair of new MacBooks, a revamped high-end Mac Mini, and potentially a pair of third-generation AirPods at its second autumn event.
There have been reports for months that Apple is about to release new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The new MacBooks would be the latest step in Apple’s transition from Intel chips, replacing them with an Arm-based processor called the M1X that Apple designs itself.
Finally, Apple may announce a redesigned pair of AirPods, representing the third generation of the company’s original true wireless earbuds. The AirPods are expected to adopt a similar design to the AirPods Pro, with shorter stems and a redesigned charging case.