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What you need to know

  • Apple Unleashed starts at 10 AM PDT (1 PM EDT) on October 18, 2021.
  • A refreshed MacBook Pro with an M1X chip is expected at the event.
  • Our sister site iMore will cover everything announced at Apple Unleashed.

Apple Unleashed kicks off today, October 18, 2021, at 10 AM PDT (1 PM EDT). At the event, Apple is expected to announce a refreshed MacBook Pro running on an M1X chip. Our sister site iMore will cover everything during the event, including the unveiling of what will likely become the best Mac in 2021.

You can watch the event on Apple's website (opens in new tab) or check it out through the Apple TV app. It will also be broadcast on YouTube, which may be easier to watch for people who don't have Apple hardware.

It's expected that Apple will show off a second-generation 16-inch MacBook Pro and a new 14-inch model. Both devices should run Apple's new M1X chip that's built on A14/M1 architecture. Experts don't expect the new MacBook Pro to run on a chip based on the A15 architecture seen in the iPhone 13.

The new MacBook Pro is said to take design cues from the iPad Pro, including a flatter design. The laptop is also expected to ditch the Touch Bar. Its new design is expected to feature several ports, including an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and the return of MagSafe. The suspected port selection of the MacBook Pro is a big deal because the current generation MacBook Pro only features USB-C ports.

The folks over at iMore will cover everything announced at Apple Unleashed 2021, including if Apple surprises people with a new Mac mini. You can expect extensive coverage of the new MacBook Pro from iMore as well, including a closer look once the device becomes available.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

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  • It will be interesting to see new Apple MacBook, I think it time for Windows ecosystem to counterattack both in Intel/Amd and Arm field. The market perception, which is near to reality, is that Apple is way ahead.