Apple announced its second event of the year that will take place on October 18 at 10:00 PST, the event will be streamed live on apple.com. The company tweeted a video invite saying “Unleashed,” which indicates that Apple might be launching its next-generation M1X MacBook Pro at the virtual event.
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Specifications of M1X MacBook Pro
The new MacBook is expected to be powered by an M1X chipset featuring eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores. The upcoming M1X MacBook Pro would get Mini-LED displays with the possibility of a 120Hz refresh rate and the screen is also said to be accompanied by a 1080p webcam. Reports suggest that the new MacBook Pro will get HDMI, an SD card slot, and a MagSafe charging port.
Apple might also announce a pair of third-generation Airpods in the event, which are expected to adopt the design of AirPods Pro and feature a redesigned charging case. As the holiday season is around the corner, all these products are expected to go on sale soon after the release.
Apple is battling the chip shortage
Amid the new release, Apple is battling the semiconductor shortage and it will be hard for the company to keep up with the demand of the new products. Recently, Apple is forced to lower its production target for the iPhone 13 by 10 million units this year. Over the last three months of 2021, Apple was expecting 90 million iPhone 13 handsets to be produced, but now 80 million looks more likely.
A statement from the White House reads; “Americans may face higher prices and some empty shelves this Christmas season. American consumers, who are not used to finding goods unavailable, may need to be flexible and patient, there will be things that people can’t get.” President Joe Biden is expected to meet the retail giants and other industry specialists to discuss efforts to relieve transportation. bottlenecks.
Source: The Verge