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After its first event of the fall, Apple is on track to hold a Mac focused event within the next month, where it will debut brand new MacBook Pros with a faster "M1X" Apple silicon chip, an updated design, and improved display technology, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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Apple last year held its Mac event in November, but in the past, it has held Mac events in October. Till now, there's been some unknown about whether Apple will stick with its November or October timeframe for this year.

In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman says the company is poised to announce M1X powered MacBook Pros within the next month, noting that "Apple typically does its major new Mac introductions in October. So stay tuned." In the paywalled section of the newsletter, Gurman also reiterated what we can expect performance-wise from the new machines.
The Apple M1X chip, the likely name for a more graphics-intense and professional-focused M1 chip, is indeed still on tap for 2021. We'll likely see it show up first in a new range of MacBook Pros in the next month and a higher-end Mac mini at some point. The M1X has been developed in two variations: both with 10 CPU cores (eight high-performance and two high-efficiency) and either 16 or 32 graphics cores.
Previous report suggests that alongside the new MacBook Pros, Apple may also announce a redesigned Mac mini. Apple last month announced the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, a new generation iPad, and the sixth-generation iPad mini, and besides new Macs, the company is also rumored to be releasing third-generation AirPods before the end of this year.

Article Link: New MacBook Pros Likely to Launch at Apple Event This Month, Says Gurman
 

JippaLippa

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I really really really really hope the mac mini will be announced too, as it would be much cheaper, and better, for my setup.
It would also make sense to release it now, giving the rest of next year to refresh the iMac 27" (probably in a spring 2022 event), the newly designer Macbook Air somewhen in the middle of the year and the mac pro in late 2022.
And then the whole transition will finally be over, giving apple time to develop pretty much exclusively for the apple silicon systems, hopefully inviting more developers, like discord, to make an apple silicon version of their app.
 

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Welcome back to MacRumors! On today’s episode, we’re stating the obvious… It wouldn’t be a show without the one and only Mark Gurman from Bloomberg! We’ll be right back after this long and annoying Skillshare commercial break. This broadcasting of this is sponsored by them!
 

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I’m tryna think what else they could have at the event, or like what they will brand it as? A professional event? It’s not really a Mac event if it’s just the MacBook Pros, and Mac Mini…I feel like that’s not a whole event. Even with AirPods and the almost tacked on ipad(they just released an iPad, so why wait until this event for another one).
 
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nwcs

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I don't think the rumored 14" MBP will replace the current MBP with M1 but replace the upper end 13" MBP/Intel. I was originally waiting for the 16" MBP but decided to get the 13" M1 and am very happy with it. Runs VS Code just fine and will do all the other things I need as well.

The Mac mini, though, is something I'm looking for to replace my 2017 iMac. That'll have me set for years to come.

Hopefully, though, these announcements will be a bit more exciting than the iPhone announcements...
 

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I’m struggling to think of a MacBook Pro that had any glory.

I’d been hoping they’d change the name again like they did from PPC>Intel. A reimagining of the entire lineup would be beneficial IMO. Especially considering the M1 MBA and MBP are separated by very little.
 
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daabido

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I have it in good authority by looking at past Apple history that those wishing for semi-annual refreshes will be disappointed. I’m predicting that despite Apple owning their own designs now, laptop releases will be on a two year cycle. I don’t expect to see a new Air until late next year.
 

ericwn

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I’m tryna think what else they could have at the event, or like what they will brand it as? A professional event? It’s not really a Mac event if it’s just the MacBook Pros, and Mac Mini…I feel like that’s not a whole event. Even with AirPods and the Serena flu tacked on ipad(they just released an iPad, so why wait until this event for another one).

What’s a tryna and what’s a Serena flu?
 
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