Apple set for first MacBook Professional revamp in 5 years on Oct. 18

Apple Inc. has set the date for a media occasion to unveil the primary redesign to its MacBook Professional laptop computer in 5 years: Oct. 18. 

The occasion, which was introduced with the tagline “Unleashed,” shall be Apple’s second of the autumn gadget launch season. Final month, the corporate held a web based occasion to introduce the iPhone 13 line, new iPad, and the Apple Watch Collection 7. 

The brand new MacBook Professional would be the largest change to the product for the reason that present design was launched in October 2016. The brand new fashions would be the first high-end MacBook Professionals to switch Intel Corp. chips with Apple-designed processors. The Mac — as soon as Apple’s flagship product — stays a gentle vendor for the Cupertino, California-based firm, producing about 10% of gross sales.

The newest fashions will embody a brand new design, a MagSafe magnetic charger, and revamped shows in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. The gadgets additionally will return the HDMI port eliminated within the final redesign and take away the controversial Contact Bar touch-screen strip from the keyboard. Apple final upgraded the low-end MacBook Professional on the finish of final 12 months with its M1 processor. The high-end MacBook Professional hasn’t been up to date in two years. 

The brand new MacBook Professionals, internally codenamed J314 and J316, will use a higher-end model of the M1 chip, with elevated efficiency for each foremost computing duties and graphics, Bloomberg Information reported earlier this 12 months. 

The brand new chips may have 10 cores whole, together with eight high-performance cores for extra concerned duties and two low-power cores for extra primary operations. They may also are available each 16-core and 32-core configurations for graphics. That compares with the M1, which comes with 4 high-performance and 4 low-power cores and 7 or eight graphics cores. 

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The brand new chips will ultimately make their method to different future Macs. Apple has additionally been engaged on a revamped high-end Mac mini, a smaller Mac Professional, a bigger iMac, a brand new low-end MacBook Professional and a revamped MacBook Air. 

Along with the brand new Macs, Apple is engaged on a successor to its lower-end AirPods. The brand new model will look much like the AirPods Professional and have a redesigned charging case, Bloomberg Information has reported.