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Apple is holding a MacBook event on October 18 – here’s what to know

Our bet is on MacBooks and AirPods (but we’ll never stop hoping for a bigger HomePod).

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Apple announced today that it’s holding yet another Apple Event this year, this time on October 18. The announcement came from one tweet from marketing senior vice president Greg Joswiak, and a flurry of email invites to media.

The graphic used in the tweet uses the hyperspace animation from Star Wars to imply speed. That’s probably alluding to the upgraded M1 CPUs that Apple has been working on, and are expected to be used in the upgraded MacBook Pro range that we’re expecting to be unveiled at the event.

Yes, Apple did release ‘new’ MacBook Pros last year, powered by its own M1 chips, but those used pretty much the same design as the Intel-powered MacBook Pros that they were replacing.

That design was brought out in 2019, and the rumors say that this release will come with a huge redesign.

We’re expecting to see 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, with the return of full-sized HDMI ports and SD card reader slots. We also expect a refreshed Mac mini, all with the upgraded “M1X” chips powering them.

We’re hoping to see new AirPods as well, which were absent from the recent iPhone and iPad release event last month.

If you want to watch along, head over to Apple’s Event page at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET on October 18.

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