Apple event – live: AirPods 3, new MacBook Pro, Apple Music voice discount and more products unveiled

Anthony Cuthbertson,Andrew Griffin
Monday 18 October 2021 19:27

Apple has unveiled a host of new products at its “Unleashed” virtual event on Monday.

The star of the show is an updated MacBook Pro, which will include a new M1 Pro or M1 Max chip. New AirPods with spatial audio have also been unveiled.

The new MacBooks will come alongside the updated MacBook Air, Pro, Mac Mini and iMac that were released with Apple’s M1 chip – the first “Apple Silicon” processor designed by Apple itself rather than Intel.

Apple describes the new M1 chips as the first truly professional version of that chip, bringing yet more performance for more demanding users.

The outside also received a redesign, with an even thinner screen than its predecessor. The MacBook Pro comes in two sizes (14” and 16”) and comes with additional ports for users.

A live stream of the event can be found at the top of this page.


Everything Apple announced today

Here’s a round-up of everything Apple announced at its ‘Unleashed’ event today:

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 19:27

Tim Cook says thank you and good bye

Apple boss Tim Cook is back on screen to say farewell.

We’re not quite finished here though - stick with us and we’ll have a full round up of everything announced today.

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:54

Apple MacBook Pro made from recycled materials

The new MacBook Pro models meet Apple’s environmental standards, thanks in part to a shell made from 100 per cent recycled aluminium.

These are its green credentials:

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:51

MacBook Pro ‘reimagined in every way'

More details about the new MacBook Pro can be found courtesy of our tech editor Andrew Griffin right here.

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:43

Ports added to new MacBook Pro

Apple is breaking with precedent by actually adding ports to its new MacBook Pro.

It will feature:

• 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports

• HDMI port

• MagSafe 3 port

• Headphone port

• SD card port

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:36

Brand new MacBook Pro

Here it is, the brand new, “completely redesigned” MacBook Pro.

It comes in two sizes, a 14” model and a 16” model. Apple calls it “a pro notebook that simply has no rival”.

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:34

More details about Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max

You can read more about the new chips right here.

Apple just announced the ‘M1 Pro’ and ‘M1 Max’

Apple has announced the ‘M1 Pro’ and ‘M1 Max’, a pair of chips built for its more powerful computers.

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:28

M1 Pro not the only Apple chip announced

On top of announcing the M1 Pro, Apple has also unveiled the M1 Max.

This chip brings “remarkable performance” compared to the chips of PC counterparts.

Here’s the key specs for the M1 Max:

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:26

Apple announces M1 Pro chip

Next up is the Apple M1 Pro chip, which takes Apple Silicon “to a whole new level”.

Here’s the key specs:

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:22

Read more about Apple’s AirPods 3

You can read more about the new AirPods line up here.

Apple announces ‘AirPods 3’

Apple has launched AirPods 3, new wireless earbuds that borrows from its more expensive Pro version.

Anthony Cuthbertson18 October 2021 18:19

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