Apple Unleashed event highlights—new MacBook Pro, M1 Max and Pro chips, AirPods 3rd gen, and more

The new MacBook Pro is here. With the jet-fast M1 Max and M1 Pro chips, this MacBook Pro is a game changer. We also have the AirPods 3rd Gen with full spatial audio and a bunch of other technical and software updates. Read on for more about the Apple Unleashed event.

Apple Unleashed event highlights—new MacBook Pro, M1 Max and Pro chips, AirPods 3rd gen, and more
Official Apple Unleashed event image

Today Apple announced brand new products that are sure to have fans excitedly anticipating their arrival. From an upgraded MacBook Pro to 3rd-gen AirPods, there’s likely to be something for everyone this time around. Take a look with us as we run through today’s announcements and the cool new products the Apple Unleashed event had in store. Ready to dive in? Let’s get to it!

Apple Unleashed Event Highlights–New MacBook Pro, M1 Max and Pro chips, AirPods 3, and more
Tim Cook kicking off today’s Apple event

MacBook Pro 16-inch and 14-inch with M1 Max and M1 Pro chips

Apple is bringing a whole new MacBook Pro to desks everywhere, complete with a whole new M1 Pro chip. It can deliver up to 70% faster GPU and 2x faster graphics performance. It will feature ProRes support and a brand new display engine—this just scratches the surface of what the M1 Pro chip harnesses.

An M1 Max chip will also be available and has even more power than the M1 Pro chip—by far the most capable chip Apple has ever built.

Apple also mentioned that, with its new tech, you’ll be able to do more with a wide range of apps. For example, Logic Pro will allow you to create Spatial Audio mixes on a notebook.

Full Apple event video feed

The new MacBook Pro will be available in 16-inch and 14-inch models. It will feature brand new keyboard designs with mechanical-key-style tactile feedback. Ports have been added to expand functionality and support for MagSafe.

A sharp new retina display will have 24% thinner side borders and 60% less top border with a small camera notch. The models will have greater pixel densities than before. ProMotion refresh rates will improve the fluidity of animations while state-of-the-art backlighting boosts HDR capabilities.

A new front-facing camera will have 1080p resolution with computational video support. Sound systems are also enhanced to deliver an improved listening and recording experience with 6 different speakers. Spatial audio and Dolby Atmos support will also be available.

You can order the new MacBook Pro from Apple starting at $1,999. It will ship starting October 26th.

Apple Unleashed Event Highlights–New MacBook Pro, M1 Max and Pro chips, AirPods 3, and more
New MacBook Pro in 16-inch and 14-inch sizes

AirPods 3rd Gen with full spatial audio

Apple announced a brand new upgrade to AirPods: AirPods 3rd Gen. This new version of the listening device will bring a low distortion driver, full spatial audio support, sweat and water resistance, a new contour design, and adaptive EQ.

Oh, and did we mention 6 hours of increased battery life with MagSafe charging? The new AirPods 3rd Gen are available to order today at $179. They will ship starting on October 26th.

Apple Unleashed Event Highlights–New MacBook Pro, M1 Max and Pro chips, AirPods 3, and more
AirPods 3rd Gen will be sweat and water resistant

Apple Music Voice Plan with better Siri support

Apple also highlighted how powerful music has been across its many different products. Today it discussed a new Apple Music plan called Voice Plan, which lets you use Siri to launch music through any of your Apple devices. It will be available to users in 17 different countries (voice only) for only $4.99.

Apple Unleashed Event Highlights–New MacBook Pro, M1 Max and Pro chips, AirPods 3, and more
Apple Voice Plan will feature improved Siri functionality

HomePod mini available in new colors

Another product getting a special shoutout today is the HomePod mini. Apple reviewed the many great features HomePod mini brings to homes, including three new colors you can choose from. The new colors are Blue, Orange, and Yellow—available from Apple in November. The HomePod mini is still priced at $99.

Apple Unleashed Event Highlights–New MacBook Pro, M1 Max and Pro chips, AirPods 3, and more
Brand new colors available for HomePod mini

New fall products for everyone to enjoy

And, with that, the Apple Unleashed event reached its conclusion. A new MacBook Pro rocking killer M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Redesigned AirPods with full spatial audio support. An additional Apple Music Voice Plan. And, of course, three new colors for the HomePod mini.

Given Apple’s recent iPhone event, one thing is clear: there’s plenty of new Apple products for everyone to enjoy this holiday season.

Which of Apple’s latest devices are you most excited about for fall 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

Mark is a writer and podcaster who loves technology. When not writing for Gadget Flow, he enjoys passionately working on storytelling projects and exploring the outdoors.
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