Apple’s “Scary Fast” event begins tonight, which is a first for an Apple event to be held at night. This allows for more time for rumors and speculation. While waiting for 5 p.m. Pacific Time (8 p.m. Eastern, Midnight GMT), here are the most recent rumors.
The “Scary Fast” event has new updates and speculation.
Apple Store down: As usual, Apple has taken its online store offline ahead of the event.
There are no gimmicks, only delightful surprises: Tim Cook has hinted that Apple has a special event planned for this evening.
Apple is hosting intimate gatherings globally to align with tonight’s event. Two of the confirmed gatherings will take place in New York City and Mexico City.
TikTok star Snacks received a package from Apple before an event, filled with delicious and eerie treats such as cookies, brownies, and candy. The box also included a non-alcoholic beverage and a set of AirPods Max headphones.
According to Mark Gurman, Apple will not be introducing a USB-C version of the AirPods Max at the “Scary Fast” event and may not discontinue the Lightning model until late 2024.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro will not receive an update: It is anticipated that Apple will unveil new versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro at the event, but the 13-inch model will reportedly maintain its M2 chip.
Apple is anticipated to release three new versions of the M3, including the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. This marks the first time all three versions will be launched together. Each chip is expected to have a 3nm design and significantly enhanced performance compared to the previous M2 generation.
Based on information from a Chinese regulatory database, Apple may introduce a new version of the iPad mini at tonight’s event.
Apple is reportedly releasing new versions of their Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad that will feature USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports. It is uncertain if the charging port on the mouse will remain on the bottom, which is considered a less convenient placement.
How to tune in to Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ event
You are able to view Apple’s “Scary Mac” event in real-time on Apple.com, the Apple TV app, or on YouTube. The main presentation will start at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET, midnight GMT).
What to anticipate at the ‘Scary Fast’ Mac event
The upcoming “Scary Fast” occasion will heavily feature the Mac, with the anticipated debut of the M3 processor, as well as the M3 Pro and M3 Max models. Speculations suggest that the 24-inch iMac, 14-inch, and 16-inch MacBook Pro will also make an appearance. However, it is unlikely that there will be significant revisions beyond the introduction of the new chip.
It is anticipated that new USB-C accessories for Mac, including the Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Trackpad, will be released. There may also be a debut of a new iPad mini.