Apple Unleashed 2021 event highlights: AirPods 3 revealed, new MacBook Pro debuts

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New MacBook Pro: Price and availability

The new MacBook Pro 14-inch is priced at $1,999, while the 16-inch model is priced at $2,499. Orders open today and the MacBooks will start shipping next week.

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New MacBook Pro: Highlights

Here’s a quick look at the highlights of the new MacBook Pro.

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New MacBook Pro: Battery life and charging

Apple claims the 14-inch Pro will offer 17 hours of video playback, while the 16-inch model will offer 21 hours of video playback. Both also come with fast-charging, which will see their batteries regain 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes.

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New MacBook Pro: Battery life and charging

Apple claims the 14-inch Pro will offer 17 hours of video playback, while the 16-inch model will offer 21 hours of video playback. Both also come with fast-charging, which will see their batteries regain 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes.

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New MacBook Pro: Graphics performance

The new MacBook Pro is said to better its predecessor by a huge margin. And yes, the 14-inch model can also be had with the range-topping M1 Max chip!

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New MacBook Pro: Camera

The new MacBook Pro comes with a new 1080p FaceTime HD camera with a four-element lens; said to provide twice as good low-light performance as its predecessor. 

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New MacBook Pro: Touchbar dropped

Physical buttons replace the infamous Touchbar on the new MacBook Pro. 

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New Apple MacBook Pro revealed

Here it is – your first look at the new MacBook Pro! It will be available in 16- and 14-inch screen sizes. More details incoming…

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Apple M1 Max chip: The details

Here’s a closer look at some of the highlights of the M1 Max chip.

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Apple M1 Max chip: The details

Here’s a closer look at some of the highlights of the M1 Max chip.

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Apple M1 Max chip revealed

Building on the strengths of the M1 Pro is the M1 Max chip, which Apple says is its biggest chip yet. It has 400 GB/sec of memory bandwidth, and is said to take the performance of the new MacBook Pro to new heights.

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Apple M1 Pro chip: More details

The Apple M1 Pro chip is said to offer 70 percent faster CPU performance than the M1 chip.

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New MacBook Pro to get M1 Pro chip

Apple has revealed the ‘M1 Pro’ chip, designed specifically for the new MacBook Pro, billed a ‘breakthrough’ chip. 

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AirPods 3 revealed

Here they are! AirPods 3 revealed with spatial audio technology. They’re also equipped with Adaptive EQ and have up to six hours of battery life. Priced at $179, available next week onwards.

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HomePod Mini: New colours, added functionality

Apple has introduced new colours for the HomePod Mini, along with adding more comprehensive voice command functionalities. Costs $99, available from November onwards.

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New subscription plan for Apple Music

Users will soon be able to opt for the ‘Voice Plan’, which will cost $4.99 a month and will be made available in 17 markets (including India) in the coming months.

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Apple Music to get themed playlists

Apple Music users will be able to tap into customised, themed playlists that fit every mood.

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Apple Unleashed: It begins

And we’re underway! Apple chief Tim Cook kicks off the event saying today’s event will focus on two aspects in particular – music, and Macs. You know what this means… new AirPods incoming!

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Apple Unleashed: Watch it live

You can follow the live stream of the Apple Unleashed event right here.

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Apple Unleashed: What to expect

Rumours suggest Apple’s Unleashed event will witness the launch of new MacBooks powered by the new Apple M1X SoC, and the debut of the AirPods 3 could be on the cards, too.

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Apple’s September launches

The Unleashed event is the second major Apple event in about a month’s time, with the “California Streaming” show in September witnessing the launch of the iPhone 13, Watch Series 7, new iPad and more.

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Apple Unleashed 2021: The countdown

Good evening, folks, and welcome to Tech2’s live coverage of the Apple Unleashed 2021 event. Some pretty big reveals are expected tonight, so sit back as we bring you all the updates live from the event.