What will Apple present at the “Scary Fast” event on October 30? Only the introduction of the M3 chip is considered certain, but new Macbooks, iMacs and iPads are also expected.
Just in time for Halloween 2023, Apple has announced a “Scary Fast” event – a new keynote will be held in a few days under the banner “Scary Fast.” Unlike previous events, the Apple event will not be held at 7 pm German time, but on the night of Monday to Tuesday at 1 am. Apple has so far remained tight-lipped about the devices that will be discussed at the keynote, but at least some rumors and alleged leaks have emerged in the days since the announcement. We’ll show you what these are in the following overview.
The most likely candidate for the introduction is the new generation SoCs, which based on the previous naming scheme will likely be introduced under the M3 logo. In addition to the regular version, an Ultra and Max version are also expected, all of which will be manufactured on 3nm technology. This should not only improve power efficiency, but also add a significant number of cores: up to 32 CPU cores and up to 80 GPU cores can be found in the top model of the Apple M3.
Apple M3 to M3 Ultra: Up to 80 GPU cores in the top model [Gerücht]
A new chip usually means new MacBooks and iMacs. However, you shouldn’t expect much from laptops, after all Mark Gurman of Bloomberg According to “Only” there is an updated 14- and 16-inch Pro model in the early stages. However, Apple should give away a 13-inch MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air at the Scary Fast event. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also takes a similar line, for whom the focus of the event will be primarily on the MacBook Pro with the M3 chip.
The situation with the iMac and iPad seems a bit unclear. The all-in-one PC will need a refresh, after all, the current (still) version uses an M1 chip and dates back to 2021. The situation is similar here with the iPad, which is actually almost like an iPhone every year. We’ve missed a new generation that’s been missing So far this year. It is also possible to imagine a new version of the iPad Mini – according to current rumors, both versions will use the Bionic A16 as the chip.
The unusual timing of Apple’s keynote could also have to do with the focus on gaming territory, which Apple has set its sights on, at least with the iPhone 15 Pro and its ray tracing capabilities. One Macrumors Report According to him, the company chose the start time because it falls during business hours in Japan – which will attract the attention of game developers there as well. It is also appropriate that the horror game Resident Evil Village from Capcom (Japanese) studio will be released for iPhone and iPad on the same day.
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