Apple Unleashed 2021 event: Tech giant Apple announced its “Unleashed” event last week, and now, we’re just a few hours away from the event. Anticipation is rife, as at any Apple event, but as always, Cupertino didn’t offer much to work with. What’s about the event has been an official topic, but there are rumors that the new MacBook Pro lineup could make its debut at the “Unleashed” event. So if you want to watch the action live, here’s everything you need to know.
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Apple Unleash 2021: When and Where to Watch
The Apple Unleashed 2021 event is scheduled to take place today i.e. October 18, and it will start at 10 AM PT which means that in India, it will start at 10:30 PM. People who want to watch the ads live can watch them live on the official Apple YouTube channel or on the official Apple website. If not, interested viewers can also watch the action right here using the video we’ve included.
Apple Unleashed 2021: What to expect
As we already said, Cupertino did not share any details about the event. However, this is the time of year when Apple usually announces its new MacBook lineup, and therefore, it makes sense to expect the announcement of new MacBook Pro laptops. What’s more, while last year’s lineup featured the first MacBooks Apple released with its own in-house processor – the M1 chip, this year it’s likely to be an upgrade. Reports suggest that the new MacBook Pro laptops will run on the new Cupertino silicon – the M1X chip that’s said to be more powerful than the M1.
While Apple hasn’t officially confirmed any of that – not even the M1X chip – the new lineup of Cupertino’s flagship laptops is said to have more professional-focused capabilities as well as graphics-intensive capabilities. Rumor has it that the M1X chip also has better neural processing capabilities, with the ability to support up to 64GB of RAM. It is also reported that there are two different types, in terms of cores – both have 10 CPU cores (8 high-performance and 2 high-efficiency) and then one has 16 graphic cores and there are 32 graphic cores.
Coming to laptops, if two reports are to be believed, we might get two new laptop models with 14-inch and 16-inch screens. The new MacBook Pro is also likely to come with a small LED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, along with the return of the HDMI port and faster charging capability. New laptops may support MagSafe wireless charging and may have an SD card reader slot as well.
but that is not all. In case you don’t remember, prior to Apple’s “California Streaming” event in September this year – where the tech giant revealed its iPhone 13 lineup – it was expected that along with its iPhone 13, iPad, and Apple Watch lineup, Cupertino was also unveiling its iPhone 13 lineup. The new AirPods. However, this did not happen.
Now, the company is believed to be launching AirPods 3 at an “Unleashed” event along with its new MacBook Pro lineup. From previous reports, the AirPods 3 are expected to have a design similar to the AirPods but with a shorter stem, silicone ear tips, wireless charging and a new chip. It is also said that they may not have key features such as spatial audio and active noise cancellation.