Get ready, Apple enthusiasts! The excitement is building up for Apple’s big September event, where we usually get to see some amazing new products. But hold onto your seats, because the latest buzz is suggesting that the highly anticipated M3 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro might not make their grand entrance until October.
You know how every year we’re bombarded with rumors about what’s going to happen at Apple’s September event? It’s like a rollercoaster of speculation! At some point in this annual rumor whirlwind, we tend to hear that the event will cover updates for just about every Apple product under the sun. But here’s the catch: the real picture usually only comes into focus as the event draws near.
According to the trusty insights of Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in his recent newsletter, here’s the scoop: September is all about the iPhone 15, and it’s going to follow a pattern similar to the iPhone 14 launch. That means we can expect a prerecorded video to drop online, along with an event at Apple’s headquarters. Now, here’s the twist – there’s another launch in the works, likely in October, but it’s still up in the air whether this will be a full-blown event or just a low-key press release affair.
Speaking of press releases, it wouldn’t be the first time Apple took this route. Remember the M2 MacBook Pro and M2 Mac mini? They didn’t get the glitz and glam of a big event either. And if we peek into the history books, we’ll find that most spec updates for the Intel MacBook Pro and iMac after a new design launch usually happened through press releases.
Let’s talk timing. Over the last decade, Apple has thrown October events in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021. But the years 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022 didn’t see the October event spotlight. So, it’s like a secret tradition that happens every now and then.
Now, what’s all this chatter about the M3 transition? Well, it’s expected to kick off this fall, moving us from the M2 generation to the exciting M3 era. But hold your horses – the M3 Pro, M3 Max, and M3 Ultra are still a bit further down the road.
Traditionally, Apple likes to start the party with the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the 13-inch MacBook Air, and the Mac mini when a new chip generation comes along. So, they’re the likely frontrunners this time too. Remember the M2 Mac mini that made its debut in January 2023? It might have to hang tight if Apple sticks to its usual schedule.
Oh, and let’s not forget the 24-inch iMac – it’s also due for a refresh! It missed out on the M2 excitement, but it’s a bit of a toss-up whether we’ll see a 15-inch MacBook Air with M3 goodness, especially since the M2 is still fresh in our minds.
So, gear up for an exciting September iPhone event, and cross your fingers that October will bring us the sleek and powerful M3 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. It’s like waiting for presents on Christmas morning – the anticipation is half the fun!