Today is Apple event day, more or less, depending on where you are in the world. Apple has set its “Scary Fast” event at 1 a.m. on October 31st in Spain, and we expect the firm to unveil a slew of new features. There are only a few hours till the event begins, and there have been several last-minute speculations that confirm what we may witness.
Apple will unveil three varieties of the M3 processor, which will be used in the new Macs that will also be unveiled at this event. The M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max would be unveiled in just a few hours, and the following are their official specs, as provided by Mark Gurman in the last few hours:
- M3: The CPU will feature eight cores (four for high-performance workloads and four for high-efficiency activities) and up to ten GPU cores. This corresponds to the M2 data, however the M3 is anticipated to allow better memory configurations and have far quicker performance from each core.
- M3 Pro has been tested in a variety of configurations, including one with 12 CPU cores (six for speed and six for efficiency) and 18 GPU cores. The M3 Pro’s higher-end models are expected to include 14 CPU cores and 20 GPU cores.
- M3 Max – This chip has been tested in a variety of configurations, including one with 16 CPU cores (12 for performance and four for efficiency) and 40 GPU cores. A less powerful version with 32 GPU cores is also available.
USB-C accessories are now available.
Apple is anticipated to unveil a new iMac, as well as three attachments that may be included with it: the Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad, which will be upgraded to replace the Lightning connection with a USB-C connection. Beyond the port modification, it’s unclear if the accessories will get any design changes.
There will be no new 13-inch MacBook Pro models released.
Although the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are likely to be refreshed, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will not be.Until now, Apple has kept this MacBook with the previous generation’s design and the M1 and M2 chips, but it appears that we will not see a version with the M3 processor for the time being.
A new iPad mini is possible.
The battery capacity of various upcoming Apple products have been revealed in a Chinese regulatory base, according to one of the last-minute reports. According to MacRumors, the battery data for a 14-inch MacBook Pro, a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a Magic Keyboard for Mac, and an iPad mini were updated in October 2023.
Although the batteries have the same capacity as earlier versions, an update hints that they might be replaced, as has happened with other devices in the past.
Given the projected release of new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros, as well as a new Magic Keyboard for Mac, it is probable that we will also see a new iPad mini, which has not been updated since the end of 2021.