Apple’s October occasion: New Macs, AirPods 3 and all different rumors



Apple is internet hosting one other occasion this October. 
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Though Apple revealed the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Professional and 13 Professional Max final month, the tech big is already gearing up for its subsequent occasion on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET). Like Apple’s earlier launches, the occasion can be streamed dwell on the corporate’s web site — this is tips on how to watch the livestream from house.The October occasion was beforehand rumored by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who mentioned “there can be two occasions” from Apple this fall as common, and that the second occasion may give attention to new Macs, extra iPads and new MacBook Professionals with an up to date model of Apple’s M1 processor. (Listed here are all of the rumors we have heard concerning the 2021 MacBook Professional.) Gurman additionally expects the AirPods 3 to debut by the tip of 2021, and a number of other different merchandise to reach in 2022 together with the brand new AirPods Professional, an up to date iPad Professional, revamped Mac Professionals and MacBook Airs with Apple silicon. 

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On the firm’s September occasion, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 13 lineup alongside the Apple Watch 7, iPad Mini 6 and up to date entry-level iPad. The iPhone 13 lineup mirrors final 12 months’s iPhone 12 assortment with customary, Mini, Professional and Professional Max variations. The up to date iPhone runs on iOS 15 and options a number of digicam upgrades, upped storage, a brand new A15 Bionic processor and extra. Previous to Apple’s newest launch occasion, the corporate hosted two different occasions earlier in 2021. The primary occasion was in April, the place we noticed new iPad upgrades, colourful iMacs, AirTags trackers, a purple iPhone 12 and extra. (This is the whole lot Apple introduced within the spring.) Then, two months later, it held the annual WWDC builders occasion, the place we noticed a primary have a look at iOS 15, MacOS Monterey (aka MacOS 12), WatchOS 8 and iPadOS 15. However what about this October Apple occasion? Will we see a brand new MacBook Professional or the AirPods 3? New Macs? Learn on for the whole lot we all know to date concerning the fourth Apple occasion taking place this fall, together with which merchandise Apple may unveil. We’ll replace this story as new info turns into out there.For extra, take a look at how one can purchase the iPhone 13. 

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When is the subsequent Apple occasion? It is scheduled for subsequent weekApple is about to host its subsequent occasion on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET). The launch occasion, just like the corporate’s California streaming occasion final month, can be on-line solely and out there to observe dwell on Apple’s web site. Apple sometimes hosts three to 4 occasions yearly, normally together with a spring occasion, a summer time developer convention and one or two extra occasions within the fall. The autumn occasions are sometimes held in September and October. The September occasion, which this 12 months fell on Sept. 14, tends to characteristic new iPhones and Apple Watch upgrades, whereas the October occasion sometimes options new Macs and iPads, which tallies with Gurman’s prediction. 

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Apple’s occasion sample barely shifted in 2020 on account of manufacturing delays throughout the pandemic. Final 12 months’s September Apple occasion unveiled the Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE and up to date iPad fashions — however no new iPhone. The corporate later revealed the iPhone 12 in October. Final 12 months’s Apple occasion was additionally online-only because of the pandemic. A livestream was out there as common via the corporate’s web site. However this 12 months, Apple appears to have returned to its common schedule with one other digital occasion.Apple revealed the iPhone 13 at its most up-to-date occasion.
New merchandise we anticipate: AirPods 3, Macs and moreApple already unveiled a slew of {hardware} and software program upgrades throughout its earlier 2021 occasions, together with the iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, iPad Mini 6 and a brand new entry-level iPad. However, there are nonetheless a number of issues we anticipate the tech big to announce. We hope to see the AirPods 3, a bigger iMac powered by Apple’s M1 chip, a extra reasonably priced Apple Show and a brand new MacBook Professional and Mac Professional with a rumored replace to Apple’s M1 chip. We’re additionally looking out for an Apple competitor to the Amazon Echo Present sensible show, a soundbar with a built-in Apple TV and possibly an Apple AR/VR headset. AirPods 3Apple’s AirPods might be getting an replace someday this 12 months, in response to an earlier report from Bloomberg. Rumors counsel the AirPods 3 could have comparable options to the AirPods Professional, similar to spatial audio assist, a shorter stem, interchangeable suggestions and a smaller charging case. This is what we hope to see when the AirPods 3 are revealed, and this is how we predict the AirPods 3 will examine with the AirPods Professional.Apple’s new AirPods 3 may look just like this idea design by Michael Rieplhuber. 
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New MacBook Professionals, Mac Professionals, Mac Mini, iMac and Apple DisplayLast 12 months, Apple introduced that it could be producing its personal chip, generally known as the M1, to energy its Mac. Since then, there was hypothesis that Apple could quickly announce a brand new model of its processor for the brand new MacBook Professional or Mac Professional.Apple additionally beforehand introduced a brand new iMac powered by the M1 processor, nevertheless it was solely the smaller 24-inch mannequin. Bloomberg has reported that Apple is engaged on processor updates for each the Mac Mini and 27-inch iMac. Apple may be engaged on a extra reasonably priced model of its Professional Show XDR that was initially launched in 2019. Bloomberg reported in January {that a} cheaper Apple monitor was in “early growth.” Echo Present competitor, soundbar with Apple TV and AR/VR headsetWe may nonetheless see some brand-new gadgets from Apple this 12 months. This features a potential Apple competitor to the Amazon Echo Present that will fuse an entry-level iPad with a speaker, a soundbar geared up with built-in Apple TV just like Roku’s soundbar and an Apple augmented or digital actuality headset. In the event you’re in search of extra concerning the newest from Apple, you may check out the whole lot that was introduced on the newest occasion. You can even take a look at how the iPhone 13 compares with the iPhone 12, what is the distinction between every iPhone 13 mannequin, whether or not it is nonetheless price it to purchase an iPhone 12 or iPhone 11, and the whole lot to learn about iOS 15. Plus, why is not the iPhone SE 3 on this listing?