Apple unveiled a suite of upgraded products at its annual Unleashed event, notable of which is the MacBook Pro now equipped with Apple’s very own pro chips: the M1 Pro and M1 Max.
Here is a quick look at what Apple launched.
Comes in 14-inch and 16-inch models, the new MacBook Pro boasts of Apple’s new chips which feature up to a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 64GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and what the company touted as industry-leading power efficiency. The new MacBook Pro also features a Liquid Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and the “best audio system” in a notebook.
M1 Pro and M1 Max
Powering the all-new MacBook Pro, new chips feature up to a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 64GB of unified memory, ProRes acceleration, and industry-leading power efficiency. M1 Pro and M1 Max introduce a system-on-a-chip (SoC) architecture to pro systems for the first time. The chips feature fast unified memory, industry-leading performance per watt, and incredible power efficiency, along with increased memory bandwidth and capacity. M1 Pro offers up to 200GB/s of memory bandwidth with support for up to 32GB of unified memory. M1 Max delivers up to 400GB/s of memory bandwidth — 2x that of M1 Pro and nearly 6x that of M1 — and supports up to 64GB of unified memory.
3rd Gen AirPods
The new AirPods feature spatial audio and industry-leading sound, longer battery life, and an all-new design. The new design of AirPods is lightweight and contoured. The stem is shorter than the previous generation and features the same intuitive force sensor as AirPods Pro for media control. The new AirPods are resistant to both sweat and water, with an IPX4 rating for the earbuds.
At just 3.3 inches tall, HomePod mini offers a great music-listening experience, the intelligence of Siri, and smart home capabilities, with privacy and security built-in. Its seamless integration across Apple’s products and services makes HomePod mini the ultimate smart speaker for anyone with an Apple device. HomePod mini will be available in these new colors, along with white and space gray, with color-matched details throughout, including the tinted touch surface, mesh fabric, volume icons, and woven power cable, starting in November for just $99.
Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro
Final Cut Pro delivers huge advances in 8K video performance; Logic Pro features a complete set of tools for creating music in spatial audio.
Final Cut Pro on the new MacBook Pro can perform tasks such as playing seven streams of 8K ProRes or color grade 8K HDR video with the new Liquid Retina XDR display. Final Cut Pro also introduces a new Object Tracker that uses machine learning to automatically detect faces and objects, and match their movement to create beautiful, cinema-quality titles and effects on any Mac.
Logic Pro, Apple’s pro music creation software, now comes with a complete set of tools for authoring spatial audio music, allowing anyone to mix and export their songs in Dolby Atmos for Apple Music. Musicians can use up to 3x as many plug-ins for recording on the all-new MacBook Pro with M1 Max. Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro are Universal apps that build upon the breakthrough performance and pro capabilities of macOS Monterey, and both are available today on the Mac App Store.
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