Easy methods to rewatch it and what was introduced

Key Takeaways

  • Apple introduced new Macs with the M3 chips at their ‘Scary Quick’ occasion, that are anticipated to supply substantial efficiency beneficial properties in comparison with the M2 chips.
  • The occasion additionally featured a mid-cycle replace for the MacBook Professional fashions, with a 14-inch mannequin operating on the M3 chip and 14-inch and 16-inch fashions operating on the M3 Professional and M3 Max chips.
  • A brand new iMac operating on the M3 chip was additionally unveiled, providing 2x sooner efficiency in comparison with its predecessor with the M1 chip and a pair of.5x sooner efficiency in comparison with the Intel-based 27-inch mannequin.

Apple held one other occasion following the iPhone 15 launch on the finish of October and this time the main focus was all on Mac. The corporate loves just a little tease with its invitations and the animation for the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion noticed the Apple emblem flip into the enduring Finder icon, all however confirming new Macs had been on the playing cards, however it was nonetheless just a little stunning after they did all seem.

There have been loads of rumours a few new iMac, alongside new MacBook Professional fashions, and we have seen plenty of conflicting experiences concerning the M3 chips and whether or not or not they may make an look. Seems, all of these rumours had been true. Here is all the things that occurred throughout Apple’s ‘Scary Quick’ occasion, together with what treats we obtained and the best way to rewatch the occasion should you missed it.


Easy methods to rewatch the Apple ‘Scary Quick’ occasion?

Sometimes Apple holds its occasions at 10AM Pacific Time, however that wasn’t the case for the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion. In a break from custom, the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion occurred on the eve of Halloween and we suspect that is no coincidence. It was unhealthy information for these in Europe nonetheless, because it meant the beginning time for the Apple ‘Scary Quick’ occasion was considerably later than Apple’s traditional product bulletins would normally be, which means you’d have to have stayed up previous midnight should you needed to see stay what Apple meant by “Deal with your self” in its teaser of the occasion.

In case you determined sleep was extra vital on the evening earlier than Halloween, you’ll be able to nonetheless rewatch the occasion, so don’t fret.

You possibly can rewatch the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion on Apple’s YouTube channel, in addition to via the Apple Events page and through Apple TV and TV app too, should you take a look at the Apple Occasion class. We have additionally dropped the stream right here for straightforward entry. Hit play and you can see all the things that occurred.

What was introduced at Apple’s ‘Scary Quick’ occasion

The Apple iPhone 15 occasion had no scarcity of units introduced and whereas the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion was a lot shorter – half-hour to be actual – there have been nonetheless plenty of bulletins. That is all the things that was introduced throughout the Apple October occasion.

M3 chip


M3 chips

It is in all probability no coincidence that Apple introduced the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion was taking place on the identical day Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit revealed the X Elite platform for PC will reportedly be 50 per cent sooner than the M2 chip. Apple’s silicone M collection chips have been praised for his or her energy and effectivity, so it was an enormous declare for Qualcomm to make for its newest platform. What higher time to announce a brand new collection of chips that must be even sooner than the platform your competitors simply claimed to beat, hey?

Apple revealed the M3 chips throughout the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion, which embody the M3, M3 Professional and M3 Max, all of that are constructed on a 3nm process, just like the A17 Professional that not too long ago debuted on the iPhone 15 Pro runs on. For reference, the X Elite platform from Qualcomm is constructed on a 4nm course of and the M2 chips are constructed on a 5nm course of so the M3 chips ought to supply fairly substantial efficiency beneficial properties.

Apple stated the M3 household encompasses a next-generation GPU inside, which has a function known as Dynamic Caching that allocates the usage of native reminiscence in {hardware} in actual time, which means solely the precise quantity of reminiscence is used for every job. {Hardware}-accelerated Ray Tracing additionally involves Mac for the primary time with the M3 chips, whereas by way of pace, the M3 chips are stated to be 2.5x sooner graphically than the M1. The CPU has been redesigned too, as you may anticipate, with Apple claiming the M3 efficiency cores are as much as 30 p.c sooner than these within the M1 household and the effectivity cores are as much as 50 p.c sooner. It is also claimed the M3 household delivers as much as 35 p.c extra efficiency at peak energy in comparison with the M1 household. When in comparison with the M2 household, Apple claims the M3 household is 30 per cent sooner by way of effectivity.

MacBook Pro


MacBook Professional (M3, 2023) 14-inch and 16-inch

No level in new chips with out the {hardware} to utilise them, proper? We have been handled to a mid-cycle replace for the top-of-the vary MacBook Pro models on the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion, with a 14-inch mannequin operating on the M3 chip and 14-inch and 16-inch fashions operating on the M3 Professional and M3 Max chips. The M3 Professional fashions will probably be accessible from 7 November, whereas the M3 Max fashions will probably be accessible later in November and each are available a brand new Area Black color (insert emoji with coronary heart eyes right here). It is the bottom mannequin operating the M3 chip which may peak curiosity, nonetheless, as there was a stunning beginning value of $1599.


Apple MacBook Professional 14-inch (M3, 2023)

The newest MacBook Professional options the Apple M3 chip with an 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine.

There are some critical specs beneath the hoods of those fashions too and all function a 1080p FaceTime digital camera, six-speaker sound system and studio-quality mics. All fashions additionally supply a Liquid Retina XDR show with 20 p.c brighter SDR content material. This contributes to raised battery life, with the 16-inch mannequin with M3 Professional stated to ship 22 hours. The 2022 MacBook Professionals are distinctive laptops, however regardless of providing a good battery life total, they do not match the MacBook Air in our expertise and so this is hoping these Mini-LED shows and efficiency enhancements from the M3 chips bump up that battery. The M3 Professional and M3 Max chips supply as much as a 16-core CPU, 40-core GPU and as much as 128GB of reminiscence, which is barely larger than the already spectacular 12-core CPU, 38-core GPU and as much as 96GB reminiscence choices supplied on the M2 chips.

iMac M3


iMac (M3, 2023)

Apple redesigned the iMac in 2021 and it was superb. It would not supply as massive of a show some may need favored (we’re nonetheless mourning the 27-inch iMac), however the total design is pleasant. It has been a few years now although, and whereas the design is sticking, together with the 24-inch display screen dimension, a brand new, extra highly effective iMac is without doubt one of the units that was unveiled on the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion.

Apple 24-inch iMac 2023

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Apple iMac 24-inch (M3, 2023)

Apple revealed the brand new iMac running on the M3 chip and it’s claimed to ship an enormous leap in efficiency in comparison with its predecessor with M1 chip – 2x sooner efficiency the truth is – whereas it’s claimed to ship 2.5x sooner efficiency when in comparison with the Intel-based 27-inch mannequin. The bottom mannequin provides an eight-core CPU and 10-core GPU, together with help for as much as 24GB of unified reminiscence. Just like the M1 mannequin, there is a 24-inch 4.5K Retina show on board, and it is available in seven brilliant and daring colors. There are some rumours a few bigger iMac with a 32-inch show however it’s thought this can arrive subsequent yr because it undoubtedly wasn’t on the ‘Scary Quick’ occasion.

iPad mini on a wooden table with AirPods Pro

What was lacking from the Apple ‘Scary Quick’ occasion?

In case you’re an Apple fan, you is perhaps questioning the place the iPads had been at. There have been rumours of a new iPad mini and a redesigned iPad Pro and whereas up to now iPads have been revealed at an October occasion, it is anticipated they may seemingly be subsequent yr as a substitute given they did not seem on the ‘Scary Quick’ one. Apple not too long ago introduced the Apple Pencil (USB-C) and if new iPads had been coming so quickly after that announcement, it could absolutely have made extra sense to announce on the similar time so we do not anticipate them this aspect of the vacations now.

Elsewhere, with Apple switching to USB-C and updating equipment like AirPods and the Apple Pencil, we had been very shocked to see no new Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad and Magic Keyboard revealed alongside the iMac, upgrading them from Lightning. We had been additionally hoping the improve would features a better-placed port on the Magic Mouse too however alas, not this time.

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