Apple just wrapped up its October 2021 event, which featured a slew of new products and announcements, including the long-awaited M1-equipped MacBook Pros. There was a lot of news, so if you want to catch up on the most important developments from the event, check out our roundup right here.
.APPLE ANNOUNCED TWO MACBOOK PROS WITH AN ALL-NEW DESIGN
Apple has unveiled a new line of MacBook Pros in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. The Touch Bar is gone, and a full-size function row has taken its place.
There’s an HDMI port, three Thunderbolt connections, an SD card slot, a headphone jack, and the MagSafe charger has made a comeback. The 14-inch version costs $1,999, while the 16-inch version costs $2,499. They’ll be available for preorder on Monday, with delivery the following week.
THE NEW MACBOOK PROS HAVE A NOTCH
The notch design from the iPhone has been carried over to the new MacBook Pros, however, it now houses a better 1080p FaceTime camera. Allow the notch disputes to resurface.
APPLE INTRODUCES TWO NEW CUSTOM CHIPS: THE M1 PRO AND THE M1 MAX
Apple unveiled the M1 Pro and M1 Max, its next two proprietary CPUs. The Pro boasts more than 33 billion transistors, while the Max has 57 billion transistors, so they appear to be big chips.
PROMOTION AND MINI LED TECHNOLOGY COMES TO THE MACBOOK PROS
The new MacBook Pros have Apple’s ProMotion adaptive refresh rate technology, which allows for up to 120Hz refresh rates. Like the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro, they’re also lighted by Mini LEDs.
MAGSAFE HAS RETURNED TO THE NEW MACBOOK PROS
With the new MacBook Pros, Apple’s famed MagSafe magnetic charger is back. It’s dubbed MagSafe 3 by Apple. According to the business, the new PCs can charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.
APPLE’S NEXT GENERATION OF AIRPODS HAVE SPATIAL AUDIO AND A PRO-LIKE DESIGN
Apple has released a new version of its AirPods wireless headphones. They resemble the AirPods Pro in appearance, however, they lack replaceable tips. The new headphones are sweat- and water-resistant and support spatial audio. They will be available next week and maybe preordered for $179 on Monday.
THE HOMEPOD MINI WILL SOON COME IN YELLOW, ORANGE, AND BLUE
Apple is offering new color options for the HomePod Mini, including yellow, orange, and blue. Starting in November, they’ll be available for the same $99 price.
APPLE INTRODUCES A NEW $4.99 PER MONTH APPLE MUSIC VOICE PLAN
Apple has introduced a new Apple Music Voice Plan that allows you to use Siri to access Apple Music. It will cost $4.99 a month and will be available in 17 countries later this fall.