Most Apple events are usually celebrated on Tuesdays. It is almost a tradition. This autumn, however, the company seems willing to skill skirl. Next Monday 18 will celebrate an event that has qualified as "unleashed" and that will probably focus on the second generation of MAC computers processors.
Apple threw its first Mac chip developed internally and with Arm Architecture (it uses the iPhones and iPads), last November.
Known as M1, this chip has allowed Apple to create a generation of incredibly powerful, light and silent computers, especially compared with the equipment in the same price range used by Intel processors (Based on X86 architecture).
But although the M1 is very fast and powerful, it is a chip designed for teams of domestic consumers, not for the professional public. During the last year, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro have continued to market with Intel processors.
The Monday event, almost completely, will therefore serve to present a new processor, which would receive the name of M1X. It will be the "brain" of a new line of Mac computers designed for creative and development tasks. As is usually usual with everything that has to do with Apple products, several rumors about these future machines float in the network for weeks.
The protagonist of the event, if we do not count on the Chip itself, will be a new generation of MacBook Pro computers. They will premiere a newly rounded design, with 14 and 16-inch screens if you pay attention to some of the filtered details.
There could also be some surprises and unusual directions in Apple. The new equipment, for example, would recover some of the ports that Apple eliminated with the passage to USB-C / Thunderbolt, such as the HDMI video output, the magnetic anchoring system MAGSAFE or the SD card reader.
The new teams would also do the touchbar tactile bar, which has not finished curing on the market, and Apple could bet on 120 Hz screens of refresh speed and miniled technology as in the iPad Pro. These screens get a contrast level and color similar to that of the OLED technology screens thanks to greater control over the active zones of backlighting of the liquid crystal panel.
As soon as the processor itself, the power jump should be substantial. The rumors point to the fact that the M1X will have eight high-power cores instead of the four of the M1 and 16 or 32 graphic centers in place of 8. They can also be configured with up to 64 GB of RAM instead of 16 GB.
Apple has promised to complete the transition from all its catalog to own processors in two years. Right now there are three Mac models with Intel processors. In addition to the aforementioned MacBook Pro, Apple continues to sell the 27-inch iMac and the Mac Pro, its most powerful machine, with X86 architecture processors.
It is not clear if there will be a direct transition from these two models to versions with M1x but another of the products that sound as candidates for an announcement this next Monday would be a 27-inch iMac version, perhaps reusing the name IMac Pro (which in The last years was used in all-in-one workstations built on the XEON platform of Intel).
These new IMac would drink the same design from the iMac with M1 and 24 inches that the company launched this year and could increase the size of the screen at 30 or 32 inches.
Apple could also be working on a "Pro" version of Mac Mini. It would be a computer with greater power, plus ports, and the same plug with magnetic anchor of the IMac with M1 processor. The idea is that it is a team about but easily "transportable" (although not portable, since it requires connection to an external monitor and power supply) in professional creative environments.
In addition to the new computers, Apple will probably announce in Monday event the availability date of the new version of the MacOS operating system, Monterrey. The beta of this version has been available since July and comes with important changes in the Safari browser and better integration with iOS devices, especially the iPad Pro.
Finally, the company launch is expected before Christmas a new generation of Airpods wireless headphones. The announcement of this new version was expected for the September event in which the company showed the new iPhone but would have been delayed due to Suminstro problems.
The new airpods would have a design similar to that of the Airpods Pro, although without interchangeable silicone tips and without some of the most advanced features, such as active cancellation of noise.
If they are not advertised on Monday, the company could choose simply by announcing them later simply with a press release.Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 20:54