Apple announces October 18th event after months of Mac rumors

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Apple’s next hardware event will take place on October 18th, according to invites it sent out today. The company is widely expected to use its second fall event to launch a pair of new MacBooks, a redesigned higher-end Mac Mini, and possibly a pair of third-generation AirPods. The invite video teases one word: Unleashed.

There have been reports for months that Apple is on the cusp of releasing new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The new MacBooks would be the latest step in Apple’s transition away from Intel chips and are expected to use an Arm-based processor called the M1X designed by Apple. The new chip should offer a boost in performance compared to the M1 chip that made its debut last year. Other anticipated features include the…

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