Gizmodo’s Apple ‘Unleashed’ Occasion Liveblog



Picture: AppleNow that this 12 months’s iPhones are out of the way in which, it’s time to focus all our consideration on MacBooks. Apple’s “Unleashed” occasion kicks off at the moment at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET and, as all the time, we’ll be liveblogging the entire thing proper right here.Leakers have been hinting at 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Execs for practically all of 2021, so these are the 2 principal merchandise we’re anticipating to see. These refreshed MacBook Execs will purportedly kick the Contact Bar to the curb, in addition to deliver again the SD card slot and HDMI port. We’re additionally anticipating Apple to inform us a bit in regards to the shiny new processor powering the gadgets: the so-called M1X (although Apple may find yourself calling it one thing completely different). Whereas we’re fairly dang certain the MacBook Execs are on the docket, it’s not clear if we’ll see another Macs. Rumors have hinted {that a} higher-end Mac Mini may make an look, however it might very properly not.Apple may also possible announce the general public launch of macOS Monterey. It’s the one one in every of Apple’s annual OS upgrades that’s nonetheless in beta, and it is sensible to launch it alongside the brand new MacBook Execs. We’ve received a preview of what you’ll be able to anticipate to see in macOS Monterey, however TL;DR: It’s an iterative replace that’ll make your Apple gadgets play good collectively. Additionally: Don’t depend out new AirPods. We’ve been anticipating these for an extended, very long time and phrase on the road is that they’re on monitor for a 2021 launch—which might make this in all probability the final probability for a splashy debut this 12 months. G/O Media might get a commissionSo that’s the rundown. Your complete Gizmodo client tech group is on deck, so don’t fear in case your stream stutters or it’s important to take a rest room break. We’re dedicated to running a blog this entire shebang till our fingers fall off.