December 7, 2023

Apple simply introduced it’s holding an October occasion subsequent week. The Scary Quick keynote might be on-line solely. Whenever you enter Apple’s web site occasion part, there’s an attention-grabbing easter egg, because the Apple emblem turns into the Finder icon.

The Finder icon is unique to the Mac, which teases that this might be a Mac-centered keynote. BGR was the primary to verify that one thing may occur quickly, as orders for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions had a 3-4 weeks delay, which means these Macs had been bought out.

After that, different Macs have appeared as bought out on the Apple Retailer and a few third-party sellers, together with the 13-inch MacBook Professional and the 24-inch iMac.

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported on the weekend that Apple might be planning to replace these three Macs, though it will be the primary time the corporate would swap its technique and announce each entry-level and high-end processors on the identical time.

Normally, the corporate would announce entry-level Macs with its new batch of silicon and, just a few months later, the Professional and Max variations. Now, if the rumors are correct, Apple will announce most of its M3 chips directly.

Right here’s what we find out about these bulletins:

  • 13-inch MacBook Professional (codenamed Mac 15,3 and J504): might be introduced in October with the M3 chip; it was final up to date in June 2022.
  • 24-inch iMac (codenamed Mac 15,4, Mac 15,5, J433, and J434): final up to date in April 2021, Gurman expects this machine to get the M3 chip within the October occasion.
  • Excessive-end MacBook Professional (codenamed Mac 15,7, Mac 15,8, J514, and J516): up to date in January 2023, Apple took 14 months to introduce the M2 Professional and M2 Max chips; Gurman says this pc is nearing mass manufacturing.

Lastly, the Scary Quick identify is one other easter egg to notice on this Apple occasion. Not solely will the corporate be holding a late-in-the-day keynote, nevertheless it’s a day earlier than Halloween.

Cupertino can also be readying new MacBook Air, Mac mini, and extra fashions for 2024.