M1 Max Chip May Have More Raw GPU Performance Than a PlayStation 5

Apple is making impressive and eye-catching claims about the performance of its new M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ chips, and on paper, the highest-end ‌M1‌ Max chip actually has more raw GPU performance than Sony’s PlayStation 5. The ‌M1‌ Max chip can be configured to include up to 32-cores of GPU, a gigantic leap compared to […]

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Third-Gen AirPods Offer Only 5 Hours’ Listening Time With Spatial Audio Enabled

Apple on Monday announced third-generation AirPods, featuring an updated design, improved sound quality, and an extra hour of battery life compared to the second-generation ‌AirPods‌, which offer five hours of listening time. However, what Apple didn’t make very explicit in its marketing is that to get six hours out of its latest earphones, spatial audio […]

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16-inch MacBook Pro With M1 Max Chip Is Marginally Heavier Than Same Model Configured With M1 Pro

Tuesday October 19, 2021 2:25 am PDT by Sami Fathi The new 16-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with either the M1 Pro or ‌M1‌ Max chips. The ‌M1‌ Max chip is the highest-end Apple silicon chip available, and alongside the added performance, the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the ‌M1‌ Max chip comes with another […]

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Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ Event Now Available on YouTube and Events Website

For those who missed Apple’s “Unleashed” event on Monday, the full 50-minute long keynote can be watched on both YouTube and through Apple’s Events webpage. Apple also debuted several new videos during the event, which have also been uploaded to YouTube separately. Both the new MacBook Pro models and the ‌AirPods‌ 3 are available for […]

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Apple Offering Up to $1,000 of Trade-in for M1 MacBooks Towards Purchase of New MacBook Pros

Tuesday October 19, 2021 1:58 am PDT by Sami Fathi Apple is offering customers up to $1,000 of trade-in value for the M1 MacBook Pro and ‌M1‌ MacBook Air, giving customers who purchased the first round of Apple silicon Macs an incentive to upgrade to the new, more powerful MacBook Pros. The new 14-inch and […]

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Everything Apple Announced at Today’s Event in Just 7 Minutes

Serif Updates Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher With New Tools and Functions Serif today announced across-the-board updates for its popular suite of Affinity creative apps, including Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and the Apple award-winning Affinity Publisher for Mac, all of which were among the first professional creative suites to be optimized for Apple’s new M1 […]

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Third-Generation AirPods Require iOS 13, Drop Support for Older iPhones, iPads, and iPods

The new third-generation AirPods drop support for older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models previously supported by the second-generation AirPods. According to Apple’s specifications page for the new AirPods, the third-generation AirPods do not support the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the iPhone 5s. They also drop support for the iPad mini 2 and […]

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macOS Hides the Notch on New MacBook Pro in Full-Screen Mode

The new MacBook Pros, for the first time in a Mac, feature a notch. While some have been quick to criticize Apple’s design choice, it turns out that the notch may not be entirely visible in day-to-day use when using apps in full screen, as when macOS apps are in full-screen mode, it essentially disappears. […]

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New 16-Inch MacBook Pro is Thicker and Heavier Than Previous Generation

Apple today announced completely redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that in the case of the 16-inch model is unsurprisingly thicker and heavier than the previous generation. Apple announced a new 14-inch model that replaced the high-end Intel 13-inch MacBook Pros. Given the larger screen, it’s not fair to compare the two models. What […]

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AirPods Pro Now Available With MagSafe Charging Case for Same $249 Price

Apple’s Mac event is happening now! Follow our Live Coverage. In addition to introducing third-generation AirPods with a similar design as AirPods Pro, Apple today announced that the AirPods Pro now come with a MagSafe Charging Case, with pricing remaining set at $249 in the United States. With a MagSafe Charging Case, the AirPods Pro […]

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Apple Event Live Updates: MacBook Pro and More Expected

Apple’s virtual “Unleashed” event kicks off today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, with the headline announcement expected to be redesigned MacBook Pro models based on Apple silicon. We will almost certainly also be hearing a release date for macOS Monterey and may see a few other announcements such as third-generation AirPods and a new high-end […]

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October 2021 Apple Event Spoiler-Free Video Stream

As with Apple’s events throughout 2020 and 2021, today’s media event kicking off at 10:00 am Pacific Time will be entirely online and likely a pre-recorded stream from Apple Park. Still, some MacRumors readers who can’t follow the event as it’s being broadcast are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until the […]

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Online Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of ‘Unleashed’ Apple Event

Apple’s online storefront has gone down ahead of the “Unleashed” event taking place later today, where brand new MacBook Pros are expected to be announced. The new MacBook Pros will be the first major redesign to the most high-end MacBooks in years. Featuring the next-generation Apple silicon, a brand new design, additional I/O, and a […]

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What to Expect From October 18 ‘Unleashed’ Apple Event: New MacBook Pros, AirPods 3 and More

Apple’s first fall event of 2021 focused on the iPhone and the Apple Watch, but the second, set to be held on Monday, October 18, is expected to be Mac-centric. The upcoming event will see the debut of the highly anticipated 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, plus we could also get refreshed AirPods and […]

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AirPods 3 Ready to Launch and Likely to Be Announced at Apple Event Next Week, Analyst Says

Apple is hosting a virtual event on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with rumors widely suggesting the event will be focused on redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a faster version of the M1 chip, brighter mini-LED displays, and more. In an investor note with Wedbush today, shared with MacRumors, analyst Dan […]

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How to Watch the ‘Unleashed’ MacBook Pro Apple Event on October 18

Apple’s second fall event is coming up and is set to take place on Monday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. As with Apple’s last several events, “Unleashed” will be digital only and streamed online. It is expected to focus on the MacBook Pro models, which many Apple fans are eagerly awaiting. This how […]

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Redesigned AirPods Expected to be Announced During Monday’s ‘Unleashed’ Apple Event

After their lack of appearance at Apple’s September event, updated third-generation AirPods can be expected to be unveiled during next week’s “Unleashed” Mac-focused event, according to a leaker. Rumors had initially indicated that the new ‌AirPods‌ would ship alongside the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 announcement last month, but the new earphones failed […]

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When to Expect the M1X MacBook Pros to Become Available to Order

Apple today announced it will be holding a virtual event on Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and rumors widely suggest that redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will be unveiled with a faster version of the M1 chip. After the event was announced, a few readers asked us when to expect […]

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MacBook Pro Models Said to Start at 16GB RAM and 512GB Storage, Feature Upgraded 1080p Webcams and New Charging Brick

With the MacBook-centric Apple event now set for Monday, October 18, leakers are beginning to share a few new details that we haven’t previously heard about the machines. According to Dylandkt, the base 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will feature 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage space, which is in line with the current […]

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Twitter Hashflag for October 18 ‘Unleashed’ Apple Event Now Live

Alongside of its events, Apple uses an #AppleEvent “hashflag” on Twitter, and after today’s announcement, the hashtag has been updated with new artwork reflecting the “Unleashed” event. The updated hashflag features a light blue to darker blue transition, which is in line with the artwork for the event invite. Apple uses hashflags to increase event […]

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