All About Apple’s October Event – A Reaction to Its M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook


Apple is one of the biggest names in the tech world. People from all over the world eagerly wait for them to launch their new products every year. It’s wide range of items includes iPhone, iPad, MacBook, AirPods, iWatch, HomePod, and much more.

Apple already has one of the most efficient music systems with a perfect alignment of hardware and software components. AirPods has been one of their top and most convenient products and combined with Apple iPhone, these earbuds create the most amazing music experience. Also, the HomePod Mini, Macbook, iPod, iWatch, and other such items will take your user experience to a whole new level.

On October 18, 2021, the giant tech had a special event on its new MacBook series, HomePod Mini, AirPods, and the new music subscription plan. However, the prime focus of this event was mainly on its M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Series. In this article, you will know everything about the new creations, upgrades, and specifications of its newly launched products.

M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook

Most people call Apple’s October event their MacBook event and no doubt, it’s fair to call it. The company’s MacBook Pro is one of its most awaited products. It is a huge name among different laptop brands including Dell, Microsoft, and HP, etc. As highlighted above, the major part of Apple’s October event was its M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook. So, let’s jump into its specifications.

Updated features, performance efficiency, better results, the newly launched M1 series has everything that a user desires. It powers new chips with a 32-core GPU, 10-core CPU, 64 GB memory, power efficiency, and ProRes acceleration features. This MacBook series has the most powerful chip created by Apple ever.

For the first time, Apple has introduced a System-on-a-chip (SoC) in its M1 series. Fast unidentified memory, amazing power efficiency, incredible performance per watt. Apple has improved the capacity and bandwidth of its memory. Its M1 Pro offers a memory bandwidth of 200GB/s with up to 32GB unidentified memory. While its M1 Max has 400GB/s memory bandwidth and support for around 64GB of unidentified memory. This is twice as much as the M1 pro and around 6x of its M1. Also, its graphics memory is 16GB that makes it perfect for graphics-intensive work.


M1 Pro Features

  • Industry-leading process technology of 5 nanometers.
  • Equipped with 33.7 billion transistors
  • 10-core CPU
  • 8 high-performance cores
  • 2 high-efficiency cores
  • 70% faster performance than the previous M1
  • Delivers around 1.7x more CPU performance than other PC laptops
  • More battery life
  • Photo editing of high resolution
  • Up to 16-core GPU
  • 32GB of unidentified memory
  • Bandwidth memory of 200GB/s

M1 Max Features

  • Contains the largest and most efficient chip built by Apple
  • 10-core CPU
  • 32-core GPU
  • Graphic performance is 4x faster than M1
  • Consists of 57 billion transistors
  • Consumes 40% lower power
  • Excellent battery life
  • 13x faster complex timeline rendering in Final Cut Pro
  • Up to 400GB/s bandwidth memory
  • Unidentified memory of 64GB

What Else?

The M1 Pro and M1 Max series brought back the MagSafe. It was already present in the previous versions and it has been introduced again in the latest series. MagSafe is a magnetic pin-based reversible charging connector on side of the laptop. Plus, these laptops do not have a touch bar which was disliked by the majority of the users in the previous laptops. The M1 Pro and Max MacBook have a real function key at the top with larger buttons.

There’s a fingerprint touch ID sensor at the top-right corner that allows for improved safety. Another best thing about these series is that they have brought back the ports. Remember, these ports were previously removed? Besides, both M1 Pro and M1 Max have 120-hertz ProMotion, liquid retina XDR display, around 1600 nits of HDR peak brightness. So, expect excellent display from these models. Also, these MacBook series are thin and beautifully designed, something Apple products are already pretty famous for.


Anything to Dislike?

Well, the M1 Pro and M1 Max are pretty expensive. It’s not everybody’s piece of cake. So, if you truly want to get this, then begin saving your money. Also, all of us were expecting this series to have Face ID for better security. But out of our expectations, they don’t. This disappointed most of the users.

Siri and Apple Music, HomePods, and AirPods

The new and upgraded Siri has now new playlists with hundreds of the best music. Now, you can search for a playlist to relax, for a dinner party, and even hiking, etc. Through Apple Music, all subscribers will have access to their favorite playlist easily and quickly. Also, through the voice plan and Siri, you can play all your favorite songs by just saying the name.

  • You can subscribe to a voice plan at just $44.99/month in 17 countries including Canada, India, and Australia, etc.
  • Individual plan costs $9.99/month.
  • The family plan costs $14.99/month.

Also, the HomePods and AirPods have improved the sound system. Fill your rooms with the amazing HomePad mini sound system. It’s available in 5 different colors i.e. yellow, blue, orange, black, and white colors. Its enhanced sound quality will take your music experience to a whole new level. You can get it at just $99.

The AirPods look like the AirPods Pro. However, it does not contain silicone tips while its noise cancellation is much better than the previous models. Besides, it works with MagSafe wireless charging and contains a much better battery life. Adaptive EQ, water and sweat resistance, and spatial audio are a few of its other known features. Its price is $179.

Apple never disappoints its users with its amazing products. It always has something exciting for everybody out there and its M1 Pro, M1 Max, new AirPods, HomePods, and music subscription offer are no different. Enjoy better music, high sound cancellation, and work experience with its brand-new items. So, get yourself technologically equipped!


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