Apple will show new products on Monday evening (October 18th) – and promises nothing less than “new dimensions”. At least that’s the motto of the video presentation, which starts at 7 p.m. German time and is accompanied by BILD in a live ticker.
What will then be seen has been rumored to have been around the Internet for weeks and can be summarized as follows: Apple is putting something on it – and is leaving something out. With his new MacBook Pro.
The usually well-informed Apple insider Mark Gurman of Bloomberg business news service is surethat Apple will introduce two new models of the MacBook Pro. One with a 14-inch (approx. 36 cm) screen diagonal, a larger one with a 16-inch screen (approx. 41 cm) and both with a higher resolution and mini-LED technology. Apple had already introduced the latter in the spring of this year with its iPad Pro (12.9 inch).
What Apple probably also packs on it: The next generation of M-computer chips developed in-house. Mark Gurman types that the new processors have ten cores and could be called M1X and M1Z.
The MagSafe charging connector could celebrate a comeback after being banned from MacBook Pros five years ago. The plug is held magnetically on the device and, according to Gurman, should enable faster charging.
What Apple supposedly leaves out: the so-called touchbar. The narrow touchscreen strip above the keyboard was introduced in the MacBook Pro five years ago and had replaced the classic function keys.
According to reports from Apple insider Dylandkt on twitter the MacBook Pros get a new design with flat edges and a narrower frame around the screen. Allegedly, an SD memory card reader and an HDMI connection are also supposed to be To be on board.
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Finally AirPods 3?
It can also be exciting for those who are not planning to buy a new MacBook Pro anytime soon: AirPods 3 are said to be coming. It was rumored at the end of last year that Apple was working on the new generation of its wireless in-ear headphones.
So now it should actually be so far, in time for the Christmas business. The new headphones in the style of the AirPods Pro are expected, but without their flexible silicone earplugs and without active noise cancellation.
The AirPods 3 should be able to play Dolby Atmos with 3D surround sound, which has so far been reserved for the AirPod Pro models. Battery life and sensors like the built-in microphones are said to have been improved.
Finally, Apple’s small computer, the Mac Mini, could also be upgraded again. According to rumors, it will also be equipped with a new M processor and have a modified design.
What Apple actually announces in the end will be clarified today from 7 p.m. when the video stream starts. As usual, BILD will report in a live ticker – to read and follow up on all announcements.