Apple has unveiled the new iPhone 13 series, Apple Watch Series 7, and iPad Mini at its September 14 event! However, they have lined up few products for the next event. Now they have made the official announcement of these products on its October 18 events. Apple’s October Event highlights were MacBook Pro variants, AirPods 3, and more colorful options for the HomePod Mini Speaker.
Here are the new Apple products released at the Apple’s October Event and their prices:
MacBook Pro 14-inch
- At Price : $1,999 for Apple M1 Pro chip (8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 16 GB memory, and a 512 GB SSD)
- Price: $2,499 for Apple M1 Pro chip (10-core CPU, a 16-core GPU, 16GB memory, and 1TB of SSD)
- Price : $5,899 for Apple M1 Max chip(10-core GPU, a 32-core GPU, 64 GB memory, and 8 TB SSD)
MacBook Pro 16-inch
- Starting Price: $2,499 for Apple M1 Pro chip (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16 GB memory, and 512 GB SSD)
- Price: $2,699 for Apple M1 Pro chip (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16 GB memory, and 1 TB SSD)
- Price: $3,499 for Apple M1 Max chip (10-core CPU, a 32-core GPU, 32 GB memory, and a 1 TB SSD for storage.
- Price: $179(Adaptive EQ, sweat resistance, spatial audio support)
HomePod Mini Speaker
- Price: $99(Available in orange, yellow and dark blue)
The event was held on October 18 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET via a virtual platform. The event was live on the Apple website on YouTube, and via the Apple TV Application on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Let’s get a detailed insight into every product launched at the event including its specs, features, and price.
MacBook Pro Laptops:
At Apple’s October Event, they have unveiled newly redesigned MacBook Pro variants:14-inch(for the first time) and and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
In terms of design, the MacBook Pro is thinner and lighter. It has fans that move 50% more air. In addition, it flaunts thinner bezels with a higher refreshing rate and better displays. Further improvements include long-lasting batteries and an advanced camera with 1080p video capability. The company also returns the SD card slot, HDMI port, and MagSafe charger.
MacBook Pro is restructured and has a larger display screen. The MacBook Pro now has thinner bezels, which means Apple has pushed its panel nearer its curved edges. Henceforth, its active area is now more than before. The pixel density of the 14-inch model is 5.9 million pixels. Meanwhile, the pixel density of the 16-inch model has increased to 7.7 million pixels.
In addition, Apple has ditched its digital touch bar. Now the physical key has replaced the Touch Bar. Back in 2016, the company has introduced Touch Bar to revolutionize the keyboard. But it received mixed responses of love and hate by the users. Hence, it is just gone now and replaced with a physical key.
At least $2,000 will be run by Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops. The new MacBook Pro 14-inch price starts at $1,999. Similarly, a 16-inch version price starts at $2,499. The company said that the interested customers could begin ordering them.
New chipsets from Apple: M1 Pro and M1 Max
The in-house M chip line of Apple has become powerful with two new processors for its MacBooks. Apple claims that these two processors make the MacBook Pro faster without compromising battery life.
M1 Pro Chip
In the M1 family, the M1 Pro is the next MacBook chip. There’s 32GB memory, 5nm process, 33.7 billion transistors, and a 10-core CPU. And the M1 Pro chip which currently powers MacBook Pro has promised 72% higher performance. These 16 GPU cores are twice fast as M1. With this processor, Apple promises an improvement in video production and streaming.
Max M1 Chip
In the meantime, the M1 Max goes a step further than M1 Pro and provides 64GB of memory. It’s the largest chip Apple ever has constructed. It has 400 GB/s, up to 64GB unified memory, and 57 billion transistors. Furthermore, it has a 10-core CPU, but a 32-core GPU. However, the company claims efficiency and 3x faster ML performance.
Apple has displayed its third-generation AirPods, which has some of AirPods Pro’s best features. AirPods 3 has spatial audio, improved sound quality, and resist water and sweat during workouts. It has more powerful bass and a more crisp, high frequency. Moreover, it has a new contour design and adaptive EQ. (a characteristic found on AirPods Pro.) The wireless earbuds adjust the sound to your ear by adjusting frequencies. Also, the latest model has improved battery life that lasts up to 6 hours, and charging 5 minutes will last for an hour. Apple has also added MagSafe and wireless charging to the case. The starting price of Apple AirPods 3 is $ 179 and is available for pre-booking.
HomePod Mini Speaker
Apple’s HomePod mini Speakers now come with new colors options. It is now available in yellow, orange, and dark blue shades along with black and white shades. The price of Apple’s HomePod mini speaker starts at $99. You can enjoy music throughout the house. With Siri, you can set a reminder and rally everyone to the table with an intercom without raising voices.