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Before WWDC, rumors largely driven by leaker Jon Prosser suggested that Apple would announce redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros during the conference. Those rumors, however, did not come to fruition. Interestingly, though, Apple lists "m1x MacBook Pro" as a tag for the WWDC keynote uploaded on YouTube.

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The tag, first spotted by Apple YouTuber Max Balzer on Twitter, is among other tags Apple has added to the video, including iOS 15, M1X, iOS, developers conference, and more. Apple released the M1 Apple silicon chip in November, and speculation has suggested that the next chip, expected in the redesigned MacBook Pros, would be called "m1x."

The inclusion of the tag, while not totally indicative, may suggest that Apple does plan to call the upcoming chip "m1x," or, more likely, is simply using the rumor mill as a way to bump up the WWDC keynote in YouTube search results. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has stated that the new MacBook Pros could debut as soon as early this summer.

Article Link: Apple Lists 'M1X MacBook Pro' in YouTube Tags for WWDC Keynote Video
 

DHagan4755

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I wondered how much of that "filler" was to close a gap? Then again, it didn't have to meet a time deadline like a TV show. So they could have made it shorter with the hole from scrapping an M1X MBP announcement. I feel like these things are well scripted & they don't have a bunch of stuff they leave on the cutting room floor, so to speak.
 

transpo1

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As much as I’d like to say this is a smoking gun that the MBPs were delayed (it could be), it is also equally likely that this was just a low-level social media person taking initiative to improve SEO
 

steevn

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This is off subject but I really hope Apple doesn’t name all of their processors the same way they do with iPhones, m1, m2, m3 etc. I’m sure a lot of people won’t care but at least with Intel they stuck with i5, i7, i9 etc for years even though they were updated and had other names.

It’s not a big deal but I feel like people will begin to assume their MacBooks are “too old” once m2, m3 etc come out and in a sense always feel out of date, where it wasn’t exactly so obvious with intel, maybe it’s just me though.
 

Unggoy Murderer

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This is off subject but I really hope Apple doesn’t name all of their processors the same way they do with iPhones, m1, m2, m3 etc. I’m sure a lot of people won’t care but at least with Intel they stuck with i5, i7, i9 etc.

It’s not a big deal but I feel like people will begin to assume their MacBooks are “too old” once m2, m3 etc come out and in a sense always fee out of date, where it wasn’t exactly so obvious with intel, maybe it’s just me though.
For the last few years (at least), Intel have added "10th gen", "9th gen", etc, to their stickers.
 

idmean

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This is off subject but I really hope Apple doesn’t name all of their processors the same way they do with iPhones, m1, m2, m3 etc. I’m sure a lot of people won’t care but at least with Intel they stuck with i5, i7, i9 etc for years even though they were updated and had other names.

It’s not a big deal but I feel like people will begin to assume their MacBooks are “too old” once m2, m3 etc come out and in a sense always feel out of date, where it wasn’t exactly so obvious with intel, maybe it’s just me though.
To summarize: You hope Apple won't market their products in a way that makes people feel their current devices are outdated. Doesn't seem very likely.
 

snebes

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I wondered how much of that "filler" was to close a gap? Then again, it didn't have to meet a time deadline like a TV show. So they could have made it shorter with the hole from scrapping an M1X MBP announcement. I feel like these things are well scripted & they don't have a bunch of stuff they leave on the cutting room floor, so to speak.
The keynote was pre-recorded... but still, it was full of a lot of filler.
 

chucker23n1

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The tags are meant to reach out to users looking at related videos. Youtube has been FULL of rumours that an m1x macbook was coming at WWDC. Someone at Apple's social media team is good at their job and used the tag to get more eyes on the video
Awfully specific for this hypothesis. By that logic, why didn't they also add "apple-car", "ar-glasses" and "kitchen-sink"?
 

steevn

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For the last few years (at least), Intel have added "10th gen", "9th gen", etc, to their stickers.
Yea I know, but it was still i3, i5 and that at least “seemed” the same if that makes sense. Everyone knows their computer and devices are out of date every year, but with their processors always being called i# it didn’t seem like it was happening so fast.
 
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