Apple announces ‘Scary fast’ event for late October; could launch new Macs

  • The Apple October event is titled “Scary fast”.
  • The Apple event will take place on October 30th at 5:00 p.m. PT.
  • There are rumours of a new iMac and MacBook Pro lineup refresh at this event. 

Apple confirms the recent rumours of a late October event and calls it “Scary fast”. It is scheduled to take place on October 30th local time, which would be Oct 31st in India. The rumours are about a new iMac and perhaps even new MacBook Pros. Let’s see what we know so far about these Macs and what could warrant this Apple event the “scary fast” tag.

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Apple Scary fast event live stream link

You can watch the Apple October event live on YouTube. As you can see the video is titled Apple Event – October 30. However, the countdown timer is set for October 31st at 5:30 a.m. IST. 

Apple October event: What to expect

As per Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, Apple could launch a new 24-inch iMac and updated MacBook Pro lineup. 

24″ iMac

  • Processor: Apple launched the 24-inch iMac with M1 chip in 2021. That chip is now a generation old at least. So, Apple could refresh it to an M2 chip. It is based on an enhanced 5nm process, has more transistors, more memory bandwidth, and boasts 18% improved multi-threaded performance over M1. The 2021 iMac came in two variants: 8-core CPU + 8-core GPU and 8-core CPU+ 7-core GPU.
  • Display: The 24-inch screen is an IPS LCD with 4.5K resolution, P3-wide colour gamut support, and 500 nits of brightness.
  • Other features: The 2021 model also has a magnetic charger, an ethernet port, a 3.5mm jack, four USB Type-C ports (two of which are Thunderbolt 4), a 1080p FaceTime HD webcam, 6 speakers, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0.

MacBook Pro

Gurman suggests new MacBook Pros could also launch in this event. He expects these to be the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models even though they were updated earlier this year. He also notes the 13-inch MacBook Pro and a high-end MacBook Pro are not currently available in stock, which as per him could mean time for a refresh. 

Since these MacBooks are already carrying M2 power, we may get to see them updated with an M3 chip. However, Gurman hasn’t mentioned anything about this.

Let’s see. It’s only a matter of days now and we shall witness the launch event live. Stay tuned!