Fall is the most exciting season for the tech industry, especially for Apple lovers. Apple’s annual iPhone event was held last month. It featured the new Apple Watch Series 7, ninth-generation iPad, and iPad Mini. The company has a few more products to reveal in 2021, however. Apple also presented products at today’s livestream event. These included a new MacBook Pro, HomePod and, as well as AirPods.
The Apple logo was shown at the start of the livestream with a “warp-speed” effect and the tagline “Unleashed.” Techno-inspired music played while the event was waiting to begin.
The stream started with a song that was created in Logic Pro. It used a variety sounds, from Apple notifications to AirPods cases closing and opening, as well as a variety sound effects. They built anticipation for the big reveal before revealing the information we have been waiting for. It was one the most exciting Apple events that I have ever seen. This is everything we know so far about Apple’s announcement.
Highlights of Apple’s “Unleashed” Event:
- M1Pro, M1Max Silicon Chips
- Redesigned MacBook Pros 14-inch and16-inch
- New HomePod Mini colors
- AppleMusic Voice Plan
- AirPods 3rd Gen
Siri will only be able to access the new Apple Music plan. It will be half the price of its individual plan. Apple Music Voice will be available later in the fall for $4.99/month. Siri voice commands allow listeners to launch any song, choose from hundreds of preset playlists and access Apple Music Radio with full playback control, including unlimited skipping.
Apple Music Voice will not be able to provide certain features, including the ability for you to create your own playlists. Apple Music now comes in three options: voice plan (family plan), individual plan (individual plan) and as a voice plan. Apple Music and playlists expertly created by Apple Music are available to you using your voice.
The fabric and controls are now available in a new range of colors, including yellow, orange, and bleu. You can brighten up your home with Siri’s multi-room audio. Ask Siri for reminders and events to be set. You can use Siri to call everyone and invite them to dinner. It’ll look great in every room of your house. Preorder the Mini now for $99.
Dolby Atmos and spatial audio are being used by more artists than ever before. Airpods Pro, Max and 3rd-generation AirPods with spatial sound are available. You have more control over music and calls with a new sensor.
AirPods have a new low distortion driver that delivers powerful bass and sharp high frequencies. This new generation is also water- and sweat-resistant, which was highly desired.
Because everyone’s ears are different, there is a new contour design that directs sound towards the ear. This new contour design can also be used on Pro models. You can hear the music exactly how it was meant to be heard with real-time frequency adjustment. AirPods can be paired with any of your Apple devices by simply touching one button. The battery life has been improved to last six hours on one charge. You can use your battery for up to one hour with a quick charge of just five minutes. Magne Safe also designed the holding case to be easier for charging. Preorder the new AirPods for $179
MacBook Pros and Silicon Chips
The event’s highlight was the unveiling of two new silicon chips as well as completely redesigned MacBook Pros, which offer unmatched power efficiency and ports. Apple did not eliminate ports, but added the right number of ports users need and want.
Apple M1 Pro chips have a 10-core CPU that has eight high-performance cores, two efficiency cores, and up to 32GB of unified memory. The M1 Pro has 70% better CPU performance. The 16-core GPU is also available, which offers up to 2x the graphics performance.
Apple M1 Maxis a superchip with 400 GB/s memory bandwidth (vs 200GB/s for M1 Pro). The M1Pro has 64GB, while the M1Max has 200 GB/s. A 10-core CPU is available, but a 32-core GPU provides even better graphics.
You’ll find an HDMI and thunderbolt 4 on one side and an SD card slots on the other. On the other, you will find a headphone Jack and two thunderbolts. MagSafe 3 also includes the MagSafe charger. If you prefer, you can charge your device with a thunderbolt. M1 Pro supports up to two external monitors, while Pro Max supports up 3 XDR displays. You still have access to additional ports and don’t need extra adapters.
The MacBook Pro’s Key Features:
- Available in sizes 14″ and 16″.
- M1 Max and Pro Chipsets
- Fans turn off less as new chips cool down, so the fans keep turning on less
- 16.8mm thick and 15.5mm thickness
- New keyboard
- Retina Pro Motion Display, 120hz refresh rate
- Liquid Retina XDR – mini LED technology
- SSD read speeds faster
- 1080 FaceTime Camera, larger aperture, better low-light performance
- 1M to1 Contrast ratio for more detail, shadows and darker blacks
Apple seems to have removed the touch bar from its keyboard and replaced it with tactile keys. The keyboard has an anodized black finish and is backlit.
According to rumors, the display will also include a notch. However, the bezels appear slimmer. Apple demonstrated some content that the notch intruded into, while others did not. ProMotion displays have a 120Hz refresh rate that dynamically adapts to what you are viewing. All types of creators can adjust the refresh rate manually or have it set by them.
Studio-quality microphones were also upgraded with a 60% lower noise level. Larger tweeters provide clearer mids sound. The increased size of the woofers allows for a wider range of motion and more air to propel for an approximately 80% increase in bass. Both models can support spatial audio to provide theater-like viewing experience when watching movies.
These MacBooks are undoubtedly the most powerful ever made. These MacBooks are extremely efficient, no matter if they’re plugged in. The battery life is now up to 21 hours. These models are available in Space Grey and Silver. Preorders for the 16″ MacBook Pro start at $2,499, while the 14″ MacBook Pro will begin at $1,999.