Apple's 'Scary Fast' event: Know what to expect, when and where to watch & more
Apple's Scary Fast event: Apple is set to unveil the MacBook Pro, as well as a slew of other high-end products, at its Scary Fast event on Monday. The event is known as Scary Fast because it falls on the eve of Halloween in many countries.
Notably, the iMac, one of the first products introduced by Steve Jobs upon his return to Apple in the late 1990s, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The original Mac, dubbed the Macintosh at the time, was unveiled in early 1984.
When, where, and how to watch the Scary Fast event?
From 5:30 a.m. in India, you can watch the Scary Fast event live on the Apple Events website and YouTube. Users of Apple TV can also watch the event live on their iPhones, iPads, and Macs by going to the Scary Fast section.
What to expect
1) iMac: The Apple iMac is expected to receive an update after more than 900 days, which is an unusually long period. The new models, however, would not have a significantly distinct design.
The upcoming iMacs, like the recent MacBook Pros, are expected to bear a strong resemblance to the current versions. According to reports, the upcoming 24-inch iMac, codenamed J433 and J434, will include internal design changes as well as an updated stand.
2) New MacBook Pro: According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurnman, Apple is expected to unveil two new MacBook Pros, codenamed J514 and J516, powered by the M3 Pro and M3 Max processors, at the Scary Fast event. According to reports, Apple is testing various variants of the 12-core M3 Pro processor, which will include six high-performance cores and six efficiency cores. Another M3 Pro chipset could include 14 main cores, with 10 high-performance cores, 4 efficiency cores, and 20 graphics cores.
A top-tier M3 Max chipset could have 16 main cores, including 12 high-performance cores, 4 efficiency cores, and 40 graphics cores. The iPhone maker also intends to offer more RAM upgrades, including 24GB and 48GB options.
3) Updated USB-C accessories: As part of a larger shift to USB-C connections, Apple is expected to release refreshed editions of accessories such as the trackpad, mouse, and keyboard that will no longer include the old Lightning ports.
- With inputs from agencies