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Hey, there, listeners. It’s Brett Molina. Welcome back to Talking Tech. My co-host Mike Snider is off today.
So who’s ready for yet another Apple event? The tech giant confirmed on Tuesday it’s going to host a virtual event on October 18th, during which the company may reveal a new line of MacBook computers as well as potentially a new set of AirPods. The name of the event is Unleashed, according to an invitation that was sent to the media, including us at USA Today.
So what can we expect from this? Apple is likely going to reveal a new line of MacBook computers. According to a May report from Bloomberg, the company is planning to release models with faster processors and better connectivity to external devices. And this is going to span all Macs, so it’s not just the MacBook Pro. We’re looking at likely the MacBook Air scene update. Also, some of the Mac minis and the Mac Pros that we’ve seen previously.
There’s also rumors that Apple could unveil a new version of its AirPod wireless earbuds. The last time we saw a new version of these was I believe around 2019, when they unveiled the second generation AirPods and they introduced us to the AirPods Pro. So we’ll see. There was rumors that we were going to see this last month when Apple introduced the iPhone 13, but that didn’t happen, and a lot of the rumors seem to be pointing to this month as the time we might see them. So it is very possible next week we’ll get a new line of AirPods as well.
There is obviously history to this. If you’re wondering whether MacBook seemed the most likely choice for this event, last November, Apple unveiled a new line of MacBooks that was running on its own in-house chips, which was the first time that their Macs would run on something that wasn’t made by Intel since 2005. Of course, as you know, last year with the pandemic, everything got pushed up. So that September iPhone event was actually in October last year, and then their event for the MacBook and all things Mac was pushed a month to November.
So in light of that, it sounds like we’re most likely going to get these MacBooks. We’re probably going to get an update on Mac OS and when the next version of that’s going to come out. And then the really big question is what’s up with AirPods? Do we see new AirPods? Are they going to wait? We’ll know for sure next week on October 18th. Be sure to follow tech.USAtoday.com for all the latest on that.
Listeners, let’s hear from you. Do you have any comments, questions, or show ideas? Any tech problems you want us to try to address? You can find me on Twitter @brettmolina23. Please don’t forget to subscribe and rate us or leave a review on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, anywhere you get your podcasts. You’ve been listening to Talking Tech. We’ll be back tomorrow with another quick hit from the world of tech.