Apple has unveiled plans for another highly anticipated event scheduled for October 30, following its recent iPhone 15 launch. The event will be streamed online at 5 pm PST, departing from Apple’s usual product introduction timing. The tagline “Scary Fast” has piqued curiosity, suggesting cutting-edge Mac products are on the horizon.
The company has dropped an Easter egg on its event page, with the Apple icon transforming into the Mac Finder icon, a strong indicator of Mac-related announcements. According to reports from Bloomberg, Apple is likely to introduce a new 24-inch iMac and potentially updated MacBook Pros, possibly featuring the more potent M3 chip, a few months after the introduction of the M2 Ultra for the Mac Pro.
However, those hoping for new iPad releases may need to exercise patience. Earlier expectations for refreshed iPads were dashed, with only a new Apple Pencil featuring a USB-C port being announced recently. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now predicts that refreshed iPads won’t be unveiled until the following year.
Apple’s timing for announcing this event has raised eyebrows, coinciding with Qualcomm’s event where they introduced the upcoming Snapdragon X Elite chip, set to be the fastest laptop processor in the market when it arrives in next year’s notebooks. This may indicate Apple’s intention to steal some thunder from Qualcomm, particularly as Qualcomm aims to power the next generation of Arm-based laptops.
Apple’s “Scary Fast” event on October 30 promises to be an exciting moment for Mac aficionados, hinting at cutting-edge technology and performance. However, for those awaiting new iPads, patience will be the key, as Apple seems to have postponed those announcements until a later date.
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