Apple showed off its second batch of new products ahead of the all-important holiday shopping season.

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In a virtual event on Monday, The company showed off two high-end MacBook Pro laptops powered by its next-generation silicon chip. It also unveiled the AirPods 3, its entry-level wireless earbuds, which borrow some features from its higher-end AirPods Pro line.

This comes amid continuing concerns about Apple’s event Global component shortage and logistics issues in the tech industry. Still, Google will unveil its Pixel 6 smartphone on Tuesday, and Samsung is hosting a mysterious press event the next day.

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Here’s a look at what Apple announced:

Macbook Pro

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Apple announced new MacBook Pro laptops that use its new in-house M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, which are promised to be up to 70% faster and more efficient than the previous M1 chip.

The Pro comes in two sizes – 16-inch and, for the first time, a 14-inch model – and features thinner bezels and better displays with higher refresh rates. Other improvements include a longer-lasting battery and an upgraded front-facing camera that can take 1080p video.

Apple also removed its Digital Touch Bar, a divisive feature that replaced the row of function keys at the top of the keyboard with text prediction and shortcuts. but pro A fingerprint sensor is included located in the power button.

The company is also bringing back an HDMI port, SD card slot, and a MagSafe charger, the last of which was dropped when Apple introduced a USB-C port in the line.

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro model starts at $1,999 and the 16-inch MacBook Pro model starts at $2,499.

airpods 3

Apple rolled out an update for its entry-level AirPods that offer Features of the AirPods Pro line.

The AirPods 3 comes with spatial audio, superior sound quality – delivering more powerful bass and crisp higher frequencies – and is sweat and water resistant for workouts. It comes with a new contour design and adaptive EQ, a feature that was only found earlier On AirPods Pro. Wireless earbuds optimize sound in real time by adjusting frequencies based on what your ears are hearing.

The latest model boasts of better battery performance, promises up to 6 hours of battery life, and a charge time of 5 minutes that will get one hour of use. Apple is also adding MagSafe and wireless charging to the case.

The AirPods 3, which are available for pre-order starting today, cost $179, while the AirPods 2 now cost $129. AirPods Pro will stay at $249 and its over-the-ear headphones, the AirPods Max, cost $549.

some surprise

The Company Is Adding a Splash The color of its HomePod Mini line. In addition to black and white, the HomePod Mini will soon be available in orange, yellow, and navy blue for $99 each, starting in November.

Meanwhile, Apple Music is getting a voice plan with Siri integration. For about $5 per month, customers can ask Siri to pull up playlists, songs, and radio stations. The voice-only option is cheaper than the current plan at $9.99/month and the family plan at $14.99/month.

macOS Monterey launch date

Although Apple previously teased new features coming MacOS Monterey Back in June, it did not officially reveal the launch date till now. The latest Mac software, which includes updates to FaceTime, support for AirPlay, a low-power mode, and a tab-grouping feature in Safari, will be available for download starting October 25.