Apple has been quite busy this year. It has dropped one product after another and unveiled a plethora of devices at the California Streaming even. The Silicon Valley-based company also finally released the much-anticipated iOS 15 update which is slam-packed with features. Despite the battery drainage issue that the update caused in the beginning, users seemed quite pleased with the update.
Recently, the tech mogul has announced that a special event will take place on Monday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. The event will take place at Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California, and will be a digital-only affair once again.
When there are a lot of new items coming out in the fall, Apple usually organizes the second event in October or November, which is what will happen in 2021. For months, rumors have hinted at updated 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and it appears that Apple is now ready to announce them.
We’ve previously seen clues of 3024 x 1964 and 3456 x 2234 resolutions, respectively, which would enable 2x Retina for sharper, crisper graphics and text, according to rumors. The next MacBook Pro will be powered by an M1X processor, which is a faster, more powerful version of the M1 and can support up to 32GB of RAM. MagSafe connectivity, which will replace USB-C, will be back in the new MacBook Pro. Apple is reportedly putting back the HDMI port and SD card slot, as well as ditching the Touch Bar in favor of a conventional function row of keys. The 2021 MacBook Pro models will revert to the pre-2016 MacBook Pro designs, with Apple reversing many of the improvements made in the 2016 redesign.
We expected the AirPods 3 to be announced during Apple’s September event because it makes sense to introduce AirPods with iPhones, but that didn’t happen, so we may see them at Apple’s October event instead. The updated AirPods will have shorter stems and an AirPods Pro-style casing but will remain a less expensive choice without Active Noise Cancellation. We’ll presumably find out when macOS Monterey launches, and Apple may also have some surprises in store, such as an M1X version of the Mac mini, but we haven’t heard of anything else coming out this year aside from new MacBook Pro models and AirPods 3.
The fall event will be streamed live on Apple’s website, YouTube, and the Apple TV via the Apple TV app.
The iPad 2021 beats all its competitors despite the minimal upgrades. The A12 Bionic CPU in the 2021 iPad has been upgraded to the A13 Bionic, making the tablet significantly speedier. The A13, which was released in September of this year, is a two-year-old CPU that can still handle the iPad’s demands.
When it comes to everyday tasks, the iPad shines. The tablet appears to accomplish things as fluidly and quickly as the more capable Pro devices. We didn’t detect any latency or slowdowns when installing and running software that performs tasks like Messages Backup. Games run smoothly on the iPad as well.
In short, the Apple iPad 2021 is faster than anything else in its price range, and it can handle even the most demanding iTunes App Store apps and games.