Apple is hosting an event TONIGHT where it could unveil a new MacBook Pro alongside its long-awaited AirPods 3

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  • Apple’s latest event is expected to focus on the release of the new MacBook Pro
  • It’s rumored to have a better webcam, no Touch Bar and an SD card slot
  • The model is also expected to have a bigger fan and a webcam notch in the screen
  • It is also rumored that Apple may launch new AirPods with shorter stems
  • Event streamed from Cupertino, California today at 13:00 ET (18:00 BST)

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Apple may unveil a new version of its MacBook Pro laptop tonight, along with the long-awaited AirPods 3 wireless earphones.

According to rumours, the latest version of the MacBook Pro is expected to come in 14 and 16-inch versions, which will have a ‘significant redesign’ over the existing models.

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Reports also suggest that Apple will reintroduce ports that have been missing since the 2016 refresh, including an SD card slot and HDMI port, along with USB-C and headphone jacks.

The AirPods 3 are also rumored to be ‘ready to go’, and will likely include a redesigned case and shorter stem, as seen in the Pro version.

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These are purely rumors at this point, and Apple won’t announce anything official until the event, which is scheduled to start today at 13:00 ET (18:00 BST).

Apple is expected to unveil a new version of its MacBook Pro laptop at an event tonight, along with the long-awaited AirPods 3 wireless earphones, claims report

The 16-inch version of the MacBook Pro is one of the most anticipated refreshes since the last major update was five years ago – so it’s most likely to happen.

A new Mac Mini and Mac Pro may also be confirmed at the event, but they are less likely than the MacBook Pro or AirPods 3.

Macbook Pro

Apple is expected to confirm both 14 and 16-inch versions of the MacBook Pro, both with the new M1 chip, will completely remove Intel processors from the MacBook lineup.

The latest version of the MacBook Pro is expected to come in 14- and 16-inch versions, according to rumours, with a 'significant redesign' over the existing models

The latest version of the MacBook Pro is expected to come in 14- and 16-inch versions, according to rumours, with a ‘significant redesign’ over the existing models

Big chip shortage could force Apple to cut production of 10 million iPhones

The new iPhone 13 could be hard to catch up on this Christmas, after a new report claimed that a chip shortage has caused Apple to cut production by up to 10 million units.

The ongoing computer chip shortage due to the impact of the Covid pandemic has already hit stocks of the Playstation 5, some cars and other smartphones.

This is the first time it has been suggested that Apple’s flagship device will also be affected, according to Bloomberg, which says many components are hard to come by, including those made by Texas Instruments and Broadcom.

Apple said it expects to produce 90 million new iPhone 13 devices in the last three months of 2021, but has revised that down to around 80 million.

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They are rumored to come with design changes that nod to the past, including the end of the ‘Love It or Hate It’ interactive OLED ‘Touch Bar’ above the keyboard, instead of a standard set of function keys. returned to the line.

It is also expected to include an HDMI port and SD card slot, in addition to the two USB-C ports and headphone jack found on current models.

Overall, the machines are expected to look relatively similar to the current generation, but with thinner bezels and a more ‘flat-edged’ look.

Rumors suggest that Apple will include MagSafe charging, along with a breakaway charging port, similar to those removed in the 2016 refresh but with faster USB-C charging.

The new MacBook is also rumored to include a notch at the top of the screen to house the webcam instead of a thick black bar – as seen on the iPhone 12.

Other rumors include a thicker base to allow space for larger fans to keep cool, and a black keyboard notch, rather than just the black keys on a gray base.

The screen is expected to use Mini-LED technology, making it thinner and lighter, which can offset the thick base.

Rumored to have a large fan base, this could be due to the rumor that it will come with 120Hz promotion refresh rates, to ease the gameplay.

The leak, seen in the macOS Monterey update documentation, suggests that the 16-inch model will have a 3456 x 2234 resolution.

It will come with the new, more powerful M1X processor, potentially with up to a 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU, including energy-efficient cores for longer battery life.

The webcam in the new MacBook Pro is also rumored to be upgraded to 1080p, the first upgrade since the 2016 model introduced the 720p camera.

airpods 3

Apple’s wireless earphones, the AirPods, have proved to be a huge hit for the California firm, and the latest version of the original model could be announced tonight.

It is not certain whether the earphones will be confirmed, as rumors had suggested that they would be announced at the September iPhone event, and that did not happen.

According to reports, the AirPods 3 are also rumored to be 'ready to go', and will include a redesigned case and shorter stem as seen in the Pro version (pictured).

According to reports, the AirPods 3 are also rumored to be ‘ready to go’, and will include a redesigned case and shorter stem as seen in the Pro version (pictured).

But insiders say that they are ready to go and hence it can be announced tonight. If experts don’t make predictions they may not be confirmed until next year.

The new generation of AirPods, the AirPods 3, is expected to be closer to the AirPod Pro line with a thinner stalk and a redesigned case.

To keep the price down compared to the Pro line, they won’t include features like active noise cancellation.

They are unlikely to include the silicone tips found in the Pro models, and are of the same in-ear design as the AirPod 2, but with a shorter stem and new case.

They may also be the first to include a new wireless chip that could improve battery life and greater range than current models, but Apple may be catching that for the next AirPod Pro model.

high-end mac mini

With the new M1X chip rumored to be released in MacBook Pro models, we may see it in a new Mac Mini as well.

According to rumours, the design of the Mac mini won't change much, but could be slightly smaller and have glass on top of the aluminum enclosure.

Rumors have it that the design of the Mac mini won’t change much, but could be a bit smaller and…

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